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Which connecting rods and pistons?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by scottp11, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. scottp11

    scottp11 The Seniorest Member....

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    I currently have a B18B1 block and a GSR head that I want to build. I plan on putting a T3/T4 turbo and probably a max boost of about 15-18 psi. I've already had the block sleeved and honed, and had the crank (stock LS) micro polished, balanced and had the oil holes chamferd.

    I was wondering what brand of connecting rods you all would recommend with this setup. Also, I want a comp. ratio of about 8.5 to 9:1. With that, which pistons would you recommend.

    Thanks for all your help!!! :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

    Also, is it possible to add oil squirters from the GSR, B16 or Type R? I did it on my H23 with the H22 squirters...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Get some ImportBuilders spec Wiseco pistons and his Probe Ultralite rods. Don't bother with the oil squirters.
     
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    Do you know a site where I can check 'em out? prices, etc...
     
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    Nevermind, I looked on importbuilders.com. Do you know how to see prices?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :)
     
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    Thanx! I know that was a stupid question. Any other suggestions on rods and pistons?
     
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    I've been very pleased with my CP pistons and Manley Turbo-Tuff rods, probably the highest quality pistons and rods you will ever see. I run 17 lbs on stock sleeves with 9.8:1 compression with no issues.
     
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    Holy shit! How much did you pay for those rods???? :lol: Manley is BY FAR the best rod you can buy, but at $800 STARTING and going up to $1500 for 4 rods, they ain't cheap.

    I would stick with crower, or IB like Cal said, for the rods, but check out Endyn for the pistons.... I have a video of a guy making over 800 wheel hp on Endyn's rollerwaves. I think they make rods as well. And if you aren't trying to spend a ton of money, check out Scat... they make some awesome rods for the price.....
     
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    Rocket Motorsports

    CP pistons = Awesome.
    Cunningham rods are also sick, from what I hear, but no personal experience.

    Talk to robert (Rocket) in the forums; good guy.
     
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    Thanks for all your help and suggestions! Hopefully this build will be done in a couple of months...
     
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    They were like $1190 shipped for CPs and Manley rods.....nothing insane.
     
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    Sounds about right.
     
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    yeah, I looked around and $650 is the going rate for the entry level series.....

    not a bad deal for a killer rod..
     
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    I just noticed you were going turbo so nevermind.
     
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    Now that you are up to speed..... :p
     
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