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Old 06-08-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default help me pick out pistons and possibly even rods

for my 1.6 soon to be 1.????? haha. serioulsy i don't even know where to look. or what to get.

i'm kinda looking to not spend money on top of the line ****, just , really good affortable ****. yadadamean?
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Get belfab. maybe 40 over wich puts you at 1667 I like it on mine and rods+ pistons through them is less than 600$ that is not to much more than oe for forged internals.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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what's their website?
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www.belfabracing.com would be a good start, or how about a Google search?
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+1 for bellfab! Low price and i have always herd good things from them!

Just curious, what would be the down-fall if you just wanted to do the pistons and rings W/O the rods???

Is it really WAY more worth it to do both, MUST both be done at the same time or ELSE???
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Go with JE, I work for them
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+1 for bellfab! Low price and i have always herd good things from them!

Just curious, what would be the down-fall if you just wanted to do the pistons and rings W/O the rods???

Is it really WAY more worth it to do both, MUST both be done at the same time or ELSE???
The rods are the weak point. It is absolutely useless to tear the entire motor apart, only to leave stock rods. The first thing guys change when building these motors is the rods. There are several guys running aftermarket rods and stock pistons.
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I have wisecos on the way (.020 over) that put me at 1648 CC's or so. I was going to get ETD rods but they are out of stock so then I was gonna get belfab rods which are so awesomely priced but yet again, they were out of stock till the 29th I believe. My car is in pieces and needs to be put back together ASAP so I went ahead and got some GTX rods coming. They should hold up to what I throw at the car initially (225-250hp). I'll have pics soon.
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i have carillo rods and stock pistons ... was a waste of money i guess now that the bellfab stuff is available. However so far I have not thrown a rod due to boost.
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my belfab purchased Superech 8.6:1 1.8 pistons...I'm still waiting on the rods.
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