12-05-2005, 10:54 PM #1
Should i really be scared of my cast pistons?
Well i've been thinking about this a lot lately since i missed an 05 RXT engine on ebay for $2500 and feel like kicking myself. A friend of mine had a problem with a piston in his 03 but he doesn't take care of it worth a shit. The way i look at it the new pistons could cost me $2000+. This is rediculous and i'm really tempted to say screw it and go with stock internals. Has anyone really had a lot of problems in this area?
12-05-2005, 11:02 PM #2
i saw that engnie on ebay too... i was keepin a close eye on it. For your plans, it woulda been perfect! doh...
i bet u'll see more engines pass thru ebay tho. they've been there before.
i'd definitely find a complete used SCIC before i spent 2 grand on just pistons...
12-05-2005, 11:05 PM #3
how in the hell are 3 pistons costing you 2K?
I think Custom JE forged pistons will be under 1K. Those are top of the line. Wesco also does a good job and is a little cheaper.
12-05-2005, 11:05 PM #4
$2000 for a set of pistons? No way dude. You need to call Nils
YES! if you mod your ski to the level you want to take it you should install forged pistons. Two2currupt had a problem with his cast pistons. Thats why he switched over.
12-05-2005, 11:15 PM #5
Mahle sells forged custom 3 rings race spec pistons for about any application for 5-600$ a pop.
2000 for 3 pistons molded in cheese, whatever...
12-05-2005, 11:44 PM #6
I've run both forged and cast. You have to be a little more careful with the forged. Warm up, more clearance on the bore but my Wiseco's have been flawless and I've run the crap out of this motor. (951)
ProX are damn expensive. 2 pistons with single rings, 1st over big bore ran $500 for the pair from Mark U.
12-06-2005, 12:52 PM #7
As far as i know i'd have to have them CNCed for me then i'd have to have the engine balanced and assembled. I don't trust myself gapping the rings and all that. Looking at some of the prices around the net they're averaging 3 hundred and change per slug. I know this stuff shouldn't cost that much thats why it bothers me. I'm not one to cut corners, i'm usually the one that overkills everything and buys way highdollar bling bling stuff(forged this and that, billet so and so). I had a whole rotating assembly for my chevy stroker motor bought,pre assembled,blue printed and balalnced, and at my doorstep for $1,200. I'm calling Nils right now!
12-06-2005, 12:57 PM #8
12-06-2005, 12:59 PM #9
12-06-2005, 01:05 PM #10
Yeah i showed up did some paperwork, went to a class at MDOT, and back home for a nice easy day pondering my options. I'm chomping at the bit with this ski. Snow only makes me think of how soon it'll be spring.
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