Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by gount175, Oct 4, 2004.
will p73 (type R) pistons fit LS rods??
That's not what he asked. The pistons will fit in the bore of the block, but they won't fit directly onto the B18B rods without modification. Either the rods need to be shaved a bit (good solution), or the pistons need to be clearanced where the rods connect to them (bad solution).
I didn't answer at first because there are TONS of posts that will pop up about this if the search function is used...
thanx calesta....or should i get different rods??....im trying to build an ls vtec and i wanna build it right....what do u suggest??
You should definitely have no problem fitting this in the right forum
If you want to build it right, buy my rods. I've got a set of Eagle rods for sale that I'll give to you for $250.
The "right" way to do it would be to use aftermarket rods and pistons, but it all depends on how much money you have to spend. If you want to save cash, lots of people have successfully modified the OEM pistons/rods to get them to work together.
import builders made 180 whp on stock ls rods
edit: but you should buy Cal's rods anyways, and give them to me.
I'll bet $ to cents that those stock rods at least had ARP rod bolts.
8600 RPM w/ bone stock rods <cough>bullshit<cough>
im sory im not tryin to steal ur thred. but im puttin GSR pistons on my ls rods, will those go on no prob? if the Type R pistons wont then i dono if mine wil... ?
easier, but not cheaper (for me at least)
You will have the same problem as with p73 pistons. Just shave the rods down abit. If for nothing else, at least you can tell people you have "custom rods".
Well, I sure as hell am not giving them away, and I doubt that he is either.
:shrug: worth a try...
and crsex, get your own thread...and no pics in sigs!!!
how about gs-r rods/ type r pistons combo?? also whats up with those type r oil squirters??...could i put them on my ls/vtec or should i just just forget and stop asking so many questions?
how about gs-r rods/ type r pistons combo?? also whats up with those type r oil squirters??...could i put them on my ls/vtec or should i just just forget it and stop asking so many questions?
gsr rods will rod itr/ctr/gsr pistons
ls rods will hold ls/b16 pistons
but b16/ls rods will not hold gsr/ls/ctr pistons
and gsr/ctr/itr rods will not hold b16/ls pistons.
(assuming you want to go bolt on-- pistons and or rods can be modified to accept the other in some cases)
oil squiters won't clear the ls crank without modification. IMO, its not worth the hassel
last question.....will the gsr rods/ itr piston combo bolt right into the ls block?? and is it good for ls/vtec??
Yes and no. The GSR rods aren't the same length as the LS rods. You want to match the rods and crank together, otherwise you'll have really screwy compression. The GSR rods on the LS crank will slam the piston straight into the head or valves...
Go with aftermarket rods or modify the LS rods to take the ITR pistons.
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