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Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
At least, not in small order quantities through...

At least, not in small order quantities through the conventional. I imagine it'd be worth it with larger batches, thus larger savings.

Putting a plug in the idea, as it stands, for now. Might find...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
There's also a cast dished version with an 8cc...

There's also a cast dished version with an 8cc dish. That's just the stock 96mm bore pistons, though. Forged pistons with notches exist, as well as those for larger bores.

To be honest, when I...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
Good point. If this works out as well as I expect...

Good point. If this works out as well as I expect it to, y'all will be the first to know.



1.01 inches at the pin, or at least that's the LS rod specs. Point is, it's wide up there at the pin....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
400 bucks before shipping, to just take a reamer...

400 bucks before shipping, to just take a reamer to it and cause potential problems. That's literally what I was describing in my post. Was also referring to them in a different way, elsewhere in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
52mm, not 58. The thing is that looking at...

52mm, not 58.

The thing is that looking at their offerings, the rods will be at least 200 dollars. What did you buy your rods for?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Smorgesborg
I didn't, thank you. I'm unsure if they'll offer...

I didn't, thank you. I'm unsure if they'll offer the 158mm rods for the redblock, but we'll see.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Smorgesborg
Very true, but my concern is that the cost to...

Very true, but my concern is that the cost to make this attempt to try this is a minimum of 400 dollars before shipping. If everything goes wrong, it'll not be good. Chinese rods from the source are...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
With the 158mm rod? 0.00277165354 inches further...

With the 158mm rod? 0.00277165354 inches further down than stock, assuming you use a 1.324in compression height. A 1.327 inch compression height would be ideal to keep the stock compression height...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Smorgesborg
I 100% agree, that's why I'm frustrated that the...

I 100% agree, that's why I'm frustrated that the cost of 158mm rods is too high to allow experimentation with modification, and why the buy- in cost for experimentation is just to cover what I spend...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,496
Posted By Smorgesborg
The LS engines start at 96mm bore, same as the...

The LS engines start at 96mm bore, same as the B230. This is for the 4.8 and 5.3L engines. They are also available in 99mm, 99.6mm, 101.6mm, 103.25mm, 104.8mm, and 106.3mm, however the redblock bore...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,496
Posted By Smorgesborg
A feeler thread for a potential mod

In short:
Alibaba 158mm H beams with 24mm wrist pin bushings, with crank steering (either 29.5mm wide or 29.75mm, TBD), and 4.8L/5.3L LS pistons.
How:
A bulk order of custom connecting rods from a...
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