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Old 08-14-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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SVT Piston/Rod Options

I suck. I ran my car without oil (due to a hole in the filter, which I obviously did not know was there) and now I'm in the middle of a rebuild. Apparently I need to replace three rods.

As I understand it, I can only go all stock or all aftermarket. I'm looking for a reliable daily driver of the unboosted variety. Can anyone help enlighten me to my options? Are there performance gains with different pistons, or what's the differences I should look for?

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Old 08-15-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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dam happen to me b4 and i was without a car for 6 months, but i also put a hole in the block. my focus is running now but i always look at my oil pressure gauge more frequently.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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boost or not, SVT rods & pistons will work just fine for DD reliability. dont bother with aftermarket.
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oil pressure gauge doesnt tell you how much oil you have.

i dont even know wtf the oil pres gauge is there for. seems pointless to me
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I can send you 3 rods for 90 + shipping

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does any one make a stroker kit for the SVT? i know in the 2.3T world you can stroke it out to 2.8L or 3.0L if you have a ford racing SVO block. any ways just thought i'd put my $0.02 in
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Tom makes a stroker kit, 2.3 Turbo zetec OMFG! just look up FF member Rudel. Thats straight SEXX/perfection right there. lol

But anywhere else im sure u would need CUSTOM
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If ur gonna stay NA, don't bother w/ the stroker kit.
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If ur gonna stay NA, don't bother w/ the stroker kit.
why does 0.3L not add much power? or is there a bigger stroker kit? I was thinking ( i know not good ) of doing a stroker setup with a CR around 13/14 to 1 ish. running it on E85 and one day trowing aturbo kit in the mix running E85 (maybe when someone puts together a 50 state legal turbo kit)

with the higher CR one wouldn't lose to much fuel economy -If you stay out of the boost- and it should have grate low end off boost power

but hey what do i know I'm just a TurboForder trying to go NA for a time, until I get out of school.
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well if you can justify 1800 bucks for about 10 whp, its up to you. i'm sure you can get more, but don't expect to be anywhere near 200 whp
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