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  1. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    one of my friends from P.R came to my house while on vacation......and told me that people in P.R were using suzuki vitara pistons in honda blocks...in my mind i was like "wow what a liar" but i called my cousin and he said that it was true...its cheaper than after market pistons and they fit...go figure....any thoughts...has any one heard the same......??

    i still dont believe it but i dont know the bore of the vitaras :blink:
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    It's a similar head. I'd be more interested in making the thin DOHC heads fit than the tin pistons.

    my GF has a Tracker / Vitara. 1.6 liter. The cams are staggered, with an internal cog to the other. IT's a strange little motor, but it's not a powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination.


    -> Steve

    Edit: I do Humbly shut my f*ckin mouth :)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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  5. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    cool.......learn something new everyday....
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yup- called the panda motor.
    i think you can use na supra pistons or somethign too. they are the same 76mm bore.
     
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    i've heard of the panda and using supra pistons...

    but never anything about using vitara pistons
    lol
     
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    75mm bore. :p

    "TurboPanda" is the one who spread the Supra piston deal to Honda-Tech... this one hasn't been given a name other than "Puerto Rico style" yet.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    ha....its just were the people that i heard it from are from.....i'm sure it did not originate there...also most people in P.R dont like hondas that much..its more DSM/toyota and rotarys
     
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    where do you think we live, the panhandle?
    Ive actually been thinking about doing this for a while now. Building a D-series for turbo with the Vitara pistons. I guess I should read up on it first and weight it against LS/VTEC.
     
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    for the price of new suzuki pistons you can get a good used set of d series pistons. we have be using d pistons in the sammys for years
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Am I the only one who was honestly confused and thought P.R. meant 'Public Relations' 'till further in the thread? :blink:

    I need to get out of the office. :D
     
  13. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    Ohh non nono...Thats bull....There are a lot of honda and integras in PR...
    THats all you see when you go to the track.....specially the old ones....
    I know for a fact that in PR a lot of peeple use the VItara pistons on their swift engines but, never heard of them in a honda engine.....I dont know..I'll find out tonight....I'll call my buddie......He drags @ (La PIsta De salinas..)
     
  14. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    last time i went to P.R i went all over the metro caguas/bayamon/riopiedras/

    it was great i did see hondas but nothing special...just a sick s200@ 25psi and SOHC. but i was amazed at the street draggin in front of mcdonals @12:30.... ha cops just were now where to be sceen
    but almost all toyotas and dsm's
     
  15. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    I dont know..I guess it all depends where you go.....
    There are a lot of corollas and starlet(estanley)....
    My brother just got back from there a few months ago and (lafiebre) was mostly itr and civics with h22's.....
    Ohhh.. and also suzuki's....most of them were samurai's.....
     
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