Will I need a machinist for these H-Beams - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 44
Total Cats: 0
Default Will I need a machinist for these H-Beams

So what began as a simple DIY build has turned into some real fun for me.

I have a garrett T28 off a nissan Rice-14 in the area, still figuring out what to do with manifold/DP/intercooler.

So I was aiming at new rods for 200hp just for ***** and giggles and so I can have an excuse to pull off the head to see the condition of the cylinder walls for any scoring I could hone out.

I've been reading on the Belfab/ETD rods and although they are great for the price, will I actually need to find a machinist in the area to hone them down to spec? It isnt the quality of the product im questioning, but the consistency.

I know from many a honda engine that Carillo rods will fall right into place, but they are so damn expensive.

So bottom line. What are the chances that I can just seat the ETD/Belfab rods perfectly fine and not have any problems?
Chris_Himself is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wellford, SC
Posts: 1,704
Total Cats: 1
Default

FYI, most aftermarket rods are made to be too small so that they can be custom fitted/machined to the components that are being used to put the engine together. So in short, yes, they will probably require machining.
thagr81 us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,282
Total Cats: 0
Default

My Eagle H-beams needed to be machined.
__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #4
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 44
Total Cats: 0
Default

Even the mortgage-priced carillos? I thought that was the point of spending that much? Although to be honest, It probably is fair because the clearances on a 93k motor are going to be much lower thant he bearings associated with these new rods spec'd to stock size

Do the ETD/Belfabs have the notch to squirt oil to the wrist pins? That must look badass in action. My friend with a Jetta build has rods with those and I got a bit jealous.

Who here has used them without a bit of maching and found success? I think its like 200 bucks in this area to have rods worked over
Chris_Himself is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
H-Beam Rods with ARP 2000 Bolts; Supertech 84.0mm Ring Set, OEM 1.8 Water Pump skou Miata parts for sale/trade 4 09-10-2015 10:44 AM
Built 1.6l Engine, 1,820 miles Baxgordum Miata parts for sale/trade 19 09-05-2015 12:42 AM
Maruha 10mm lift cams + Supertech SUB; lifter edge wear? Der_Idiot Engine Performance 12 09-03-2015 04:31 PM
Stuck, Where now? 1.8/2.0 elesjuan General Miata Chat 7 05-09-2008 08:02 PM
ETD Racing H-Beam Rods - $295 (I have a brand new set) M-Tuned Miata parts for sale/trade 24 03-01-2008 12:56 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 AM.