believe or not, whr i'm at(in asia), the V-Spec goes for abt US$220.
piston/liner is $75 and conrod $25. so to rebuild a V-Spec wld cost $100.
but like you said, why spend half of the price of a new engine to rebuild an old one?
that's why i'm looking to try out a new motor.
budget is arnd $300. wanted to get the JP FX21 off ebay but the vendor wldn't ship overseas...
i might just get the nova plus21-5T, been hearing gd things abt it.
asking my LHS to bring in a 'tuned' version for me, see how it goes.
in the meantime, keeping my options open. that's why i started this thread...
but i'm still skeptical how modded the Werks TL B7 and the Sirio STI are compared to the stock ones.