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Old 10-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #21
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WAIT

So the listed price of 95 bux must be for just 1 piston? FUUUUUUUUU

I'll call and find out for sure though.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #23
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Sorry, man. After calling Rock, looks like you are going to be looking for the cheapest machinist in town. Maybe the longblock search will continue?
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If #4 failed and the other three look great, I'd assume the coolant flow path was another contributing factor. I don't suppose you were running a reroute at the time? If not, I'd address that now. It's a lot easier to do with the motor out of the car.
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I wasn't. And yes I am definitely addressing that now.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:36 PM   #26
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Sorry, man. After calling Rock, looks like you are going to be looking for the cheapest machinist in town. Maybe the longblock search will continue?
I just checked too.

So that leads me back to Magmamx5's suggestion:
RPM Machine

$336 for EVERYTHING. Looks like a great deal to me.j


*EDIT: Just called em. They have it in stock, it includes EVERYTHING!! Pistons, rings, rod/main bearings, all gaskets/seals, etc etc etc. I'm going to look around some more today and If I don't find anything better (which I probably wont) I'm going with this kit. I'll be getting the 94-07 pistons for a little bit lower compression

Thanx again Magma
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #27
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I just pulled the motor out of my old 99 for the 5.0 swap. I know that there is a hole in the pan and I can see the crank journal. What I don't know yet is if the rod/piston got jacked up into the head.

I was going to pull the head this weekend to see if it is good. If the stock pistons are good, do you want them cheap? Motor had 88K when the rod went.
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Yeah man, definitely let me know what's up.

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:33 AM   #29
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If theres anything I can pass on to you, while you have the motor out and all apart, have the block professionally cleaned, magnafluxed, and honed (Honing you can do yourself, pretty easy). Also have the head shaved and get a valve job, atleast to reseat the valves. You get this done and put the kit together, there is no reason you should have problems, unless you push too much boost. Dont cut corners or take short cuts on an engine build, or you will be pulling the motor out sooner then you would want. If you can afford the extra bit, have the rotating assembly balanced as well. Your engine will run smoother and last longer.

You will come out alot cheaper then my 3k motor price tag. Then again, Im having mine built since I dont have time. Plus Im using forged internals. Good Luck!
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I wasn't. And yes I am definitely addressing that now.
which re-route did you choose?
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If theres anything I can pass on to you, while you have the motor out and all apart, have the block professionally cleaned, magnafluxed, and honed (Honing you can do yourself, pretty easy). Also have the head shaved and get a valve job, atleast to reseat the valves. You get this done and put the kit together, there is no reason you should have problems, unless you push too much boost. Dont cut corners or take short cuts on an engine build, or you will be pulling the motor out sooner then you would want. If you can afford the extra bit, have the rotating assembly balanced as well. Your engine will run smoother and last longer.

You will come out alot cheaper then my 3k motor price tag. Then again, Im having mine built since I dont have time. Plus Im using forged internals. Good Luck!
Thanx. See if I was on an unlimited budget I'd build the most badass motor out there. Right now I can't do that though. I thought of going that route but anything over 1200 is more than I can spend right now, and doing it half assed is not appealing to me. I'll try to get by with either this one rebuilt with oem parts or throw in another shortblock if I can find one. Later on if I'm doing better I'll definitely go fully built. Or v8
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which re-route did you choose?
Making my own. Copying BEGi's spacer (uncle owns a machine shop) and doing it similar to their kit.
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anytime man i found that site when i blew my first motor just glad it will help someone FWIW i have tons of sites like that bookmarked so you might get lucky on **** like that agian if you just ask I will poke around and try to find it.
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Have you or anyone you know used that kit? The only thing that I'm a little iffy about is my dad and a friend took a look at it and say its probably some kind of chinese knockoff. Like its all made out of sub-par materials and that's why its so cheap. Kinda scares me a little

If anyone is using that kit I'd really like to know if its just as good as stock. Meaning it won't break within a few months.

If its not a knockoff using cheap materials then its a GREAT deal.
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You might like to hear that I am amazed by the LACK of blow-by on my car with my supertech provided rings. This may be chocked-up to machine work, but the cards fell right somewhere.
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nah no feed back but if i hadnt bought some 680 dollar weiscos i would have gone with that.
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damn looks like someone hit buy it now on the built 1.9 no ebay for 2500 would have been a great deal for you if you could have managed the extra price. o well at least someone got a great deal.
edit> if you can get ahold of the company and ask who makes the parts they say they use topline which are great parts, in fact the topline pistons in other applications tend to hold up to a lil more power then stocks. this is true with the dsms and nissans.
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damn looks like someone hit buy it now on the built 1.9 no ebay for 2500 would have been a great deal for you if you could have managed the extra price. o well at least someone got a great deal.
was it you?
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:P just kiddin newb
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nah i was tempted though the budget just wasnt there : (.
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I would never put together a motor i planned on putting a turbo on without stronger than stock rods again.
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