1. what is it when you shot peen something? like an LS rod 2.whats a good after market rod to use on an LS/vtec set up, and wheres a good place to see them on the internet. i have been having trouble finding rods and pistons on the net to get price quotes, im trying to figure out how much the different set ups are going to cost. now im thinking an ls/vtec rebuilt would be a good start and i would have many miles i could put on it seeing as how it would be a fresh engine, i thought about 2k in turbo parts and a stock ls with a few miles -caugh- 100,000 - 150,000 :unsure: but naw i dont think so, that would only be fun as long as it lasted so inless i can fly places on the turbo it self its not a very go deal for me. remember i have only about 6.5k to spend to get a car and do what ever i want as long as i can get it done quick. i have thought long about it and i dont see why an ls/vtec built nice wouldint hold up like any other GSR or B16 for that matter so long as it had the girdle in it like the GSR and all the other good stuff.