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Vitara pistons

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Bobby17772, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Bobby17772

    Bobby17772 New Member

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    I was wondering, I've herd really good things about these pistons..well the real ones. But what I'm wondering is seeing that it's a floating wrist pin, will it fit on a D15b2 rod? I would image it would but I just wanted to ask the experts. I know it will fit the jdm d15b but thats pretty much the same crank/rod as the d16.

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  2. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    for the crank and rod not quite, lol...
     
  3. d-mon

    d-mon what r u compensating 4?

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    there would be little benefit using vitara pistons on stock d15 rods as they are even thinner(weaker) than d16 rods.
    assuming this is for a 'turbo build'. if not you are going the wrong way with compression.
    you are better off using d16 block/crank/i-beam or h-beam rods with your vitara pistons.
     
  4. Bobby17772

    Bobby17772 New Member

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    alright because I was thinking of just biting the bullet and buying a jdm d15b crank, the vitara pistons, and the d16 rods, I know that would work but I just wasn't sure what the difference was between the d15 and d16 rods were, like strength wise.
     
  5. d-mon

    d-mon what r u compensating 4?

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    that is do-able because the d15b vtec has a 'special' crankshaft that uses d16 rods, and d16z6/a6 oil pump and d16 everything else except main and thrust bearings(d15b7, for those) and timing belt (CX).
    but the easiest way to get a d15b vtec crank is to buy the short block.
    just make sure you get one without a spun bearing or you are back to square one.
     
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