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Old 04-09-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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Iím going to build for 220-250 whp, do I need to do pistons? I know I will need a good clutch and rear end. Any recommendations?
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nope not to my knowledge the state of tune and how far you push it will dictate how long the pistons last.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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well if you drive as hard as i do my #2 let fly around 250whp but it seen more before it went to many bouts with Detonation in tunning will do that. But if you are abit more conservative in tunning and lift when you are in a race and something doesnt feel sound right you should be fine





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it wouldn't hurt to run some weiscos.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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From who?
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FM wiesco direct etc mine ran me 650 bucks from a local guy who deals with them in hindsigth calling FM would have been better but at least they where hypercaoted
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this place sells them for $480 or so

http://www.raceeng.com
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this place sells them for $480 or so

http://www.raceeng.com
whoa...those with some eagle I rods...and that **** would be pretty strong.
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Pistons= not too bad

hone+rings+may as well do rods+TB/WP+tranny's out, may as well do the seals+ shift booties+coolant lines+blahblahblahblahblahblah = $$$$$$$
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Pistons= not too bad

hone+rings+may as well do rods+TB/WP+tranny's out, may as well do the seals+ shift booties+coolant lines+blahblahblahblahblahblah = $$$$$$$
agreed... you have to pull the engine to do the pistons might as well take care of everything else while you are at it... I think I spent about $1K swapping engines... only $400 of that was the new motor. Upgraded motor mounts, replaced all the coolant lines, EVERY seal was replaced, clutch, etc. It adds up fast. Now, if you don't mind pulling your engine (aka you have another car you can drive when you need to) then your could get away with just doing the pistons and rings and wait on the other stuff until it fails.
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