EJ25 Stage 1

P2P Racing EJ Stage 3.5 Series Motor

Product information


Our Stage 3.5 motor is our go-to for high Horsepower Per Dollar value. We made further improvements to the rods and head studs as well as offer a coated skirt and ceramic topcoat to the piston. If you want to purchase the 2023 P2P Race engine, this is it! We are running this exact engine in our 2023-2024 shop race car. This engine has been proven time and time again on and off the track. We have countless race hours on these engines as well as millions of street miles that prove you can have the best of both worlds. We balance and blueprint everything in these engines. Each piston is within ½ gram of each other, the rods are within ½ gram of each other on both the big end and the total weight. Each crank is sent off for balancing and comes in less than 1 gram. The only difference between our stage 3.5 engine and our stage 5 engines are the internal parts. The time and resources spent on perfecting the clearances and balancing the rotating assembly is done on all of our engines.

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Engine Highlights

  • Designed for 38psi, 800BHP and 8,500rpm
  • Seasoned OEM Closed Deck Inserted Case Halves with Pinned Mains bored out to 99.75mm and align honed to exacting dimensions.
    • The pistons are precisely measured and numbered for each bore. The bores are then honed to exactly the right size.
    • We also align hone the mains to be within 0.0001” of nominal spec.
  • CP Skirt and Top Coated P2P Spec Pistons
  • Manley H-Tuff Rods w/ ARP625+ bolts or Callies Compstar Rods w/ ARP625+ Rod Bolts
  • Clevite Coated, ACL, or King Race Bearings for rods and mains.
  • Brand New OEM Subaru Nitrided Crank
  • Rear Cover, Oil Galley Plugs, and Wrist Pin Plugs come standard.
  • Machined for ½” Forged Headstuds using our Flow Forming headstud machining (Read about the difference in our Resources tab).

Why Choose our Stage 3.5 Short Block Over the Competition? All machining, cleaning, and assembling are done by a degreed engineer. We provide a level of artisan craft in our engines only found in race teams and super cars. The experience we bring to our engine program is unparalleled in the industry. We blueprint the entire assembly of the motor to within .0002 of our specs,” Even though the H4 motor is inherently self- balancing, it is incredibly important to balance your motor to increase the life of your bearings. It is highly recommended to run a Fluidampr/ATI crank pulley or OEM. Do not run an aftermarket solid crank pulley. All of our inspection equipment is high quality, either from Starrett or Mitutoyo, and is sent off yearly for calibration to a qualified cal-lab.

Why do we use “Seasoned Cases for All Stage 2+ Short Blocks?” This is a fascinating question in that it would seem that buying brand new cases would be best? Wrong! When new cases undergo racing extremes with temperature and stress, they tend to stress relieve or work harden. This may cause the deck surface to fluctuate or the main tunnels to change and get bigger or smaller (we are talking about 1/10,000’ths of an inch 0.0001”). Seasoned cases or “used cases” have undergone these fluctuations from numerous hot/cold cycles and millions of stress cycles. Because of this, we prefer to take these seasoned engines and re-machine them to our specifications, as they don’t change under loaded conditions. There are decades of research and thousands of white papers written on this phenomenon. Please find some of the most compelling linked in our resources page