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Old 03-29-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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How can you tell SVT rods from Zetec rods?

My buddy purchased a SVT longblock of off ebay and i got the rods/pistons out of it.

I was wondering if there was a noticeable difference (that you could see with the naked eye) between the svt rods and the zetec rods?

I know that they are forged but is there a way to make sure that they are in fact the svt rods?

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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i know there is a difference, but how do you tell?

hope fully there not identical
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A picture and 2 sec I can tell you , the SVT Rods on the sides wont be smooth because of the forging , ZX3 rods on the side are VERY smooth

Thats the easiest way

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
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yeah, there kinda rough on the sides. hang on and ill upload some pics.

is this the side you were talking about?


my cell takes crappy pics if you couldnt tell

is there any certain marking for them?
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c'mon... sombody's gotta know! lol
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Yes those are SVT rods from what I can see , junk them and use Eagle rods

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i would love to if i had the money
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I sure wouldnt waste an money on the SVT rods , yes the rods are stronger but the pistons are no better then the stock zetec piston and you cant change to a forged piston on the SVT rods

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PLUS... you can only use SVT pistons with SVT rods (SVT rods have a larger wrist pin) and no one make aftermarket pistons for them (that I know of)
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