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Old 04-26-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Okay I have seen on ebay a person that is selling however, I am unsure if these would be similar to the GTX rods I have been reading about.

Would appreciate if someone with true in-depth knowledge could let me know if this is good deal or even worth investing in. I plan on running 300+HP and want ensure there is no internal failure albeit the rods, pistons and what have you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-6L-...spagenameZWD1V

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Buy a set of ETD rods if you want to run 300hp.
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no, those are not the turbo gtx rods. but they do pop up on ebay sometimes when someone is parting their gtx.
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I looked at BPT rods at one point, but am a little unclear on the details now. Either GTX rods or GTR rods (don't remember which) are exactly the same as all other B6/BP rods. I'm assuming it was GTX here...
The other motor, which I assume to be GTR, had big, heavy rods that will work in all other B6/BP motors but are heavy as ****.

Get some brand new aftermarket forged rods.
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I looked at BPT rods at one point, but am a little unclear on the details now. Either GTX rods or GTR rods (don't remember which) are exactly the same as all other B6/BP rods. I'm assuming it was GTX here...
The other motor, which I assume to be GTR, had big, heavy rods that will work in all other B6/BP motors but are heavy as ****.

Get some brand new aftermarket forged rods.
you would be incorrect, they are not the same http://members.aol.com/solomiata/MX5Engine.html
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Ok, well then switch my assumptions around. Either way, they suck compared to what's available inexpensively now.
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I sold a set of the bpt rods a few years ago for $250
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I sold a set of the bpt rods a few years ago for $250
We had a guy trying to sell brand new GTR rods for $400 right around the time ETD and CAT came out with their forged offerings. He finally sold them for $275 on ebay earlier this month. Most are not going to buy sintered rods for $250-300 when you can get forged units for a little more.
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I sold them for $250 shipped to Europe, but I do agree with you. Aftermarket rods have gotten cheaper lately due to more companies making them and increasing competition.
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Thanks for the info again fellas it truly is much appreciated. By the way did I mention that, "I LOVE THIS FORUM!!"
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