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This is a discussion on Sinister's Progress Thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Wondering why you're keeping the STI rods...they are the weak link in your build if you're really going high HP ...

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    Wondering why you're keeping the STI rods...they are the weak link in your build if you're really going high HP like you were talking about. I've seen 3 or 4 cases of built engines blowing up cause they snap a rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Wondering why you're keeping the STI rods...they are the weak link in your build if you're really going high HP like you were talking about. I've seen 3 or 4 cases of built engines blowing up cause they snap a rod.
    yeah curious... I feel like I would go rods before I go pistons.... Why not get hardened rods while you're in there??
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    STi rods are forged. Pistons are not. I talked to crawford (or cosworth.. can't remember off the top of my head) But they stated that the pistons are the weak link, and that the STi rods are a lot stronger than people give them credit for. They only recommended aftermarket rods, and aftermarket bearings over 500whp. They recommended pistons over 400whp.

    Plus... I don't have to break the casehalves for the pistons.. I would for the rods. The cost goes up a lot if I do rods and bearings.
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    It was probably crawford. Their "stage 2" block is exactly what I'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    STi rods are forged. Pistons are not. I talked to crawford (or cosworth.. can't remember off the top of my head) But they stated that the pistons are the weak link, and that the STi rods are a lot stronger than people give them credit for. They only recommended aftermarket rods, and aftermarket bearings over 500whp. They recommended pistons over 400whp.

    Plus... I don't have to break the casehalves for the pistons.. I would for the rods. The cost goes up a lot if I do rods and bearings.
    Curious. I have heard that the STi rods are the weak link in the motor. Sure, pistons are hypercast, but with a good tune will hold a lot of power. At the same time, the STi rods are stronger than the EJ205 rods, and those routinely hold 360+ whp, so I don't know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
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    It was probably crawford. Their "stage 2" block is exactly what I'm talking about.
    This is pretty much the route I'm gonna go whenever my motor goes *pop* Actually it will probably go *screech* because it will die of oil starvation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    This is pretty much the route I'm gonna go whenever my motor goes *pop* Actually it will probably go *screech* because it will die of oil starvation.
    Don't tell me you're still on the stock oil pickup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Don't tell me you're still on the stock oil pickup?
    Boy am I! The pickup isn't my problem right now...I'm sorta leaking from the oil pan gasket. I think the oil pickup issue is unrelated. lol
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    You definitely talked to Crawford because cosworth did my motor and it has a/m rods


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    go troll your porsche forums
    I much prefer to troll on your thread.

    I might stop by tomorrow so I can dump some random metal filings all over your motor. We'll have to take the Porsche for a ride too so you can see the difference from before. If you're nice I might let you drive it.....

    I'm supposed to go down to the Springs and check out that wrecked STI to see if it's worth buying it and parting it out to make a few grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I'm supposed to go down to the Springs and check out that wrecked STI to see if it's worth buying it and parting it out to make a few grand.
    If you do, let me know. I need some pieces that my parts car lacked.
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