So, I have a question about a 98 2.0 rt neon. I am going to get a top/bottom rebuild on it, the block has 260000 km on it. I have seen rebuild kits on the market anywhere from 300 dollars (ebay specials) to just under 3000 dollars (modern performance). The modern performance kit is for high horse power applications (500+)
My question is assuming a professional rebuild by a machinist, if I went with the mopar kit but was only looking at tuning up to 220 hp and the cars main use would be day to day driving, how long would a rig like that last (assuming regular maintenance). My first thought would be that if a new stock engine can get 350000km then a race grade rebuild under low stress would last a crap load longer.
Does anyone have any experience/ideas for this?
I know I can do a lower mileage swap for cheap or swap a 2.4L for more power, but power is not my endgame it's dollar cost per km.