FORGED ENGINE BUILDS
You know you want a fully built engine. Only problem is you’re not exactly sure what that fully built engine ought to be made up of. The guy with the slicks on the front of his GTI tells you it’s got something to do with all sorts of expensive moving bits above that oil pan. The guy with the Supra says it’s also got something to do with how big that turbo is and what sort of ECU you’ve got and the guy with the tight pants and the vape pipe says it most definitely has something to do with you having a color-coordinated valve cover.
Historically, the term’s been used to describe the degree to which an engine’s been strengthened by way of stronger internal components and historically, it’s got nothing to do with horsepower, turbos, or even color-coordinated valve covers. Today, though, for some, the term isn’t just limited to strength. For some, it represents power output; for others, whether or not certain key engine bits that have no bearing on durability have been replaced or modified; and still for others, whether or not that valve cover matches those lug nuts. The interpretations are many, which means you listening to what a few industry experts think it means might do you some good.