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Offline JimmyBaja

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2011, 08:48:29 PM »
What I mean is, "what's the hold up?"
Oh, sorry  :lol:

Yeah Dave, what's the hold up  :pop:

I don't know, havn't talked to Dave in a while, I figure he was busy fixing your wrec. Sorry, bad use of words.
Maybe he'll chime in, if not I'll give him a call... trying not to nag him, I know there has been alot of hold up getting the right pistons/rods and they have been very busy.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2011, 02:40:06 PM »
Update

The holdup is no one seems to be interested in producing performance parts for the 2.4L N/A motor. Not enough demand I guess, since most of the performance mods are usually done to turbo motors.
"F" K1!!!  :mad:  they've done nothing but waste time giving Dave the runarround and the same goes for Diamond Racing.

Word to the wise, if you plan on upgrading your motor start off with one that companies have parts readily available for - do your homework.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2011, 02:47:01 PM »
Man that really sucks, is there nothing available?
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2011, 02:52:33 PM »
Wondering... who is out there that actually has rods for the 2.4L???
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2011, 07:17:09 PM »
Jimmy, perhaps Dave can sleeve it to a 2.0 and drop in the 2.0 performance pistons.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2011, 07:47:04 PM »
Update

The holdup is no one seems to be interested in producing performance parts for the 2.4L N/A motor. Not enough demand I guess, since most of the performance mods are usually done to turbo motors.
"F" K1!!!  :mad:  they've done nothing but waste time giving Dave the runarround and the same goes for Diamond Racing.

Word to the wise, if you plan on upgrading your motor start off with one that companies have parts readily available for - do your homework.

How was Tony, (Tony@ASAPGrfx) able to build his motor for the "BullRun"????   :idk:

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2011, 08:07:36 PM »
How was Tony, (Tony@ASAPGrfx) able to build his motor for the "BullRun"????   :idk:

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2011, 11:17:36 PM »
 :agree: Yep, Cubic Dollars ($$$) always wins!!!  :agree:


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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2011, 11:38:04 PM »
Did Tony not list the parts that went into his build?   :idk:
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2011, 11:52:12 PM »
Anybody give consideration to asking Tony? He is a very nice guy who I am sure would be willing too help.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2011, 09:02:58 AM »
I have talked with Dave about ordering a set of rods and pistons for the future.  I would be willing to go in with a group to buy them now if this is what it is going to take to get them.
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SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2011, 10:34:37 AM »
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2011, 03:33:28 PM »
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You are just a slacker. Get off your a$$ and do some work!
Haven't you got a door ding to be polishing out?
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #63 on: November 04, 2011, 05:12:40 PM »
I thought Carillo rods and pistons were available for the 2.4.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2011, 06:12:36 PM »
....and Eagle made my set (from (BoostedSol/Yamatr)'s build).  They're not very light for being forged though.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2011, 08:03:39 PM »
I thought Carillo rods and pistons were available for the 2.4.

I thought Carillo rods and pistons were available for the 2.4.


That's what we all thought. Doesn't appear to be the case. Looks like they are special order and no one wants to do the set up for a single set.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2011, 08:50:30 PM »
Carillo are almost $900 just for a set of rods so they weren't previously considered. Not sure if they would be available or not.

Joe, not sure if sleaving for 2.0 liter is the way to go either. That would be almost a half litre less displacement plus the added cost. I'll just go back with stock parts if I have to.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #67 on: November 04, 2011, 09:07:03 PM »
Wondering... who is out there that actually has rods for the 2.4L???

I can have Carillo rods in just a couple days, and the custom pistons from Wiseco have been sitting here on the shelf for a long time now. We keep contacting K1 and keep hearing that it will be a couple more weeks. Then call back and hear that it will be a couple more weeks, not sure what is going on up there.

We have done about 10 engines now with the Carillo rods and they are the correct length for the LE5 and the LNF and fit like champs, the only reason we did not go with them before is that the K1 rods are less then half the cost, but if you can't get them, it really doesn't matter I guess ;)
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2011, 09:53:40 PM »
Holy crap, i didn't know we could get rods so cheap.  I'd wait too for that price.  Is this a new thing they're doing (LE5)?

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #69 on: November 04, 2011, 10:11:45 PM »
Carillo are almost $900 just for a set of rods so they weren't previously considered. Not sure if they would be available or not.

Joe, not sure if sleaving for 2.0 liter is the way to go either. That would be almost a half litre less displacement plus the added cost. I'll just go back with stock parts if I have to.

I got my set of Carrillo rods for $720 from Werks ($800 regular price at the time plus 10% discount for their 2010 Winter sale). Wow, I just checked their site and they are $964 now.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2011, 05:54:27 PM »
Talked with Dave today & Carillo will now be the choice. Sometimes  you just gotta  do what tou gotta  do. At least I won't ever have to worry about rod failure.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2011, 09:02:40 AM »
It's strange, because it seems that not too long ago it was the 2.4's with all the aftermarket parts and the LNF was hard to find parts for because it was "new and different" with the DI. Now it's flipped?

The GM build book has a few different companies list for rods and pistons:

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2011, 09:19:43 AM »
Yes, I saw the Crower rods but they were upwards of $800. Might as well go with Carillo at that point. I'm pretty sure I can't go wrong with Carillo... I'll be set for that future twin charger set up  :devil:

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2012, 04:02:49 PM »
So, new pistons and rods, but no need for new sleeves?
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2012, 07:41:30 PM »
Not unless they are scored badly or cracked. If I were to go really nuts with horse power then I would need thicker ones but Dave said not needed for my application.

 

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