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Old 04-16-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default ej22t rods...affordable?

ebay rods http://cgi.ebay.com/4340-H-Beam-Suba...QQcmdZViewItem

whata you think...better than stock? cheesy? they look like they could hold more power than the stockers obviously, but I am weary of the contruction... anyone got any thoughts?


I'm going to be running a gt30r, and I'm thinkin the rods will definatly be my weak link...
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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The main bores are different between the Phase I DOHC EJ25 and the EJ22t rods.
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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yea but I have an ej22t

think they are worth a shot?
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:42 PM   #4
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Your link is bad.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:35 PM   #5
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gota love how they change the links...it works now
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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Dude, pay the extra 20 bucks and get Eagle rods.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:00 AM   #7
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:36 AM   #8
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They're designed just like Carillo rods... http://www.carrilloind.com/app.html

Personally, I'd go with a known name over a no-name brand on ebay for something so critical.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:29 AM   #9
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^^Yeah that.^^. This isn't like an intake pipe, or an oil catch can. If one of those fails, you are done for. Don't cheap out on the internals of your engine if you can help it.

Again, it is only 20 bucks more for a set of Eagle rods with ARP rod bolts. That is really a good deal on some decent rods.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:07 PM   #10
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understood...

my machine shop said they had some good rods for like 30 bucks more...so I think I'll go with those.

BTW...what HP are the ej22t pistons good up till?
since I'm running a GT30R I don't feel like pulling my engine out again... will the stock pistons sufice? or is there a small chance I will blow them up?
eventualy I want to be running as much boost as possible with the gt30r...
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:58 AM   #11
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Get forged pistons if you plan on running 'as much boost as possible.' I'm pretty sure the 30R is capable of 30psi with the right conditions. I would never blast stock cast pistons with 30psi.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:36 AM   #12
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what eagles would you use, the ones for a wrx?
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Yes. The EJ22/20/18 all use the same rods I believe.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:01 PM   #14
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I have a set of stock ej22t forged rods for sale for $100 plus shipping
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:14 PM   #15
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Yes. The EJ22/20/18 all use the same rods I believe.
Yes EJ22t/EJ22/EJ20/EJ18 all the same rod, If you can sell those rods for $100 let me know cause I have a ton of them laying around
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Yes EJ22t/EJ22/EJ20/EJ18 all the same rod, If you can sell those rods for $100 let me know cause I have a ton of them laying around
They are the same dimension-wise but the EJ22/EJ20/EJ18 rods are not forged, only the EJ22t rods are forged, major difference. Same with the crank, the ej22t crank is forged and the pistons are cast.
If you are going to build a high HP ej22, ej20 or ej18 it would be a good idea to use the ej22t rods.

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Old 04-24-2006, 12:49 AM   #17
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nice good to know...now I just gota figure out how big of a bore I can get away with
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Old 04-24-2006, 12:55 AM   #18
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nice good to know...now I just gota figure out how big of a bore I can get away with
on a ej22t all your going to get is about 0.02" over anything more and the cylinder walls become too thin.... or so i've been told
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:53 PM   #19
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They are the same dimension-wise but the EJ22/EJ20/EJ18 rods are not forged, only the EJ22t rods are forged, major difference. Same with the crank, the ej22t crank is forged and the pistons are cast.
If you are going to build a high HP ej22, ej20 or ej18 it would be a good idea to use the ej22t rods.
LOL dont even get me started. ALL subaru rods and cranks are manufactured the same exact way. They are all forged or not forged...it doesnt matter to me. The EJ22t rods have been known to fail at about 350whp, same as any other non STi rod. Subaru wouldnt go to the trouble to change the way they manufacture parts for a somewhat limited production USDM 160hp car.
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LOL dont even get me started. ALL subaru rods and cranks are manufactured the same exact way. They are all forged or not forged...it doesnt matter to me. The EJ22t rods have been known to fail at about 350whp, same as any other non STi rod. Subaru wouldnt go to the trouble to change the way they manufacture parts for a somewhat limited production USDM 160hp car.
Looks like you got started already!! The fact is that the ej22t rods were limited in production. If you put the ej22t rod next to the 22/20/18's you will see a difference, the turbo rods are marked. I will keep you in suspence for awhile as to what this mark is.
I am sure that another ej22t fan out there that may have a picture or two showing the difference. If not I will take pics of the turbo rods and you can see if your n/a rods are the same.
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Keep me in suspense? LOL I took a few pics of the rods I could dig up. EJ25, EJ22 and EJ22t. Notice the EJ25 rod is marked 6L, maybe that stands for lightweight . You can wish and hope all you want but the facts are these rods are all forged or cast... like I said it doesnt matter but there is NO difference in there construction.






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Old 05-01-2006, 09:41 PM   #22
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you think you can tell just from looking @ them?............ where are u getting your information from?
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Yes you can tell from comparing them. There is NO difference. Where are you getting your info from that tells you these EJ22t rods are different then any other subaru rod made???
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weigh the rods..
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There is obvious differences in the reinforcing of the side of the castings. I would also be willing to bet that the process that was used to make them is different for the 3. Remember, EJ22T blocks were medium-density cast, whereas the later motors are high-density cast, so they definitely changed manufacturing processes somewhere along the line.
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