1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sleeves Or Block Guard?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by b16ahatch, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. b16ahatch

    b16ahatch Senior Member

    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    ive got a b16 sir 2 and i just put rods and pistons in it. plan on running 15psi so do you think i would be safe with a block guard or should i sleeve the block
     
  2. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco, Ca.
    i would go with sleeves, but i have heard good and bad about block guard. However I was told by guy at a local shop today who has always seemed to know his shit that if it is done right block guard can supper effective. But if you absolutly can only get one or the other i would go with sleeves...
     
  3. deth101

    deth101 Senior Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    usa
    sleeve!!! block gaurds are hard to do right,blocks bores need to be machined after the peice is tig welded in,even then can cause enough distortion to piss away ring seal.for the best of both worlds check out the AEBS sleeves,not that much more and you could boost tons :D
     
  4. BoostedB

    BoostedB Junior Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Location:
    WISCONSIN
    If you're not going to boost more than 15lbs. you shouldn't have to do more than block guard you deck. It's cheaper than sleeving and more practical for what you're planning to do. If you want to boost more than that though, you should really invest in sleeving your block. Also wondering, but what kind of rods and pistons did you get? And what CR are you running?
     
  5. cws13

    cws13 Senior Member

    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2002
    Location:
    Athens,GA
    Sleeves are sooo pricey and you don't need them for that level of boost. A block gaurd would be more than enough. There are motors built by another local shop running 20 psi. He machines his own gaurds and welds them in. This goes for 1/10th of the price of sleeves.
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    personally, i wouldn't do either.

    id take the money youd spend on a block guard and get the car tuned.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page