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View Poll Results: Are you Happy with your Raw Performance Block?
Yes! I couldn't be happier. 36 56.25%
Yes! I did have some issues, but all in all I have really enjoyed the motor. 7 10.94%
No! I have had more issues than it is worth. 21 32.81%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #26
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9 people vote no and dont explain.......whats the point of that?

Seems like if they were really that dis-satisfied they'd want to vent about it.
IMO it's mostly the haters.. Maybe a couple people had a problem or two with a block from them, but for the most part IMO it's newbs voting no and then not explaining what happened to the block because they never even had one to begin with.. I for one know that if i had a failure and i felt it was an assembly issue from the manufacturer, i would for sure explain what happened and why i think it happened, i wouldnt just vote no and not explain..
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:00 PM   #27
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Maybe people are just reading the thread title and voting no, meaning no they havent had an axis block?

The question in the thread title is completely different than the poll question
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:05 PM   #28
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Well I have called and talked to Ron. He has answered all of my questions with brutal honesty. Which I appreciate. I am still interested in what others have to say, but it looks like this guy will have my business. With nothing but positive posting, it seems pretty obvious he does his work well.

I want to see more experiences.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #29
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Maybe people are just reading the thread title and voting no, meaning no they havent had an axis block?

The question in the thread title is completely different than the poll question
Maybe people should read
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:07 PM   #30
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isnt there a way to view who voted for what?
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:13 PM   #31
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I have a stage 4 Axis 2.35L bottom end with JDM v8 heads currently with Greddy T67 turbo, APS DR725 fmic, etc.
The car is not a daily driver but I take it out once or twice a week except in the summer.
I have owned it just over 3 years. After I fixed the problems the car had when I bought it (whole car had to be rewired, installed the correct v8 ECU, installed AVCS harnesses and got AVCS to work, upgraded oil pump,new IC pipes, new timing belt and other maintence) and had Clark Turner tune it, it has always ran smooth and pulls hard all the way to 8000 RPM.


I find it interesting 10 people voted negativly yet not one has posted anything negative in the thread, I think they meant to say they never owned an Axis block.

Bottom line, I think Ron builds an excellent motor and his customer service is awesome. I had a few questions about the motor when I got the car and Ron was very helpful.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #32
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isnt there a way to view who voted for what?
no, I wanted it to be anonymous. I am realizing that was a bad Idea
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #33
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Bad idea.. The Haters are all voting.

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:40 AM   #34
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Ron and sean are personal friends of mine. I have nothing but nice things to say about them. Currently I am running a stg 2.5 motor with kelford cams making 417awhp on 93 pump maxing out my maf tuned by Jorge at p&l. Turn key start, no issues. Ron and sean are stand up guys. Ron is always on his phone with customers around the world. I trust nobody but ron, sean, or jorge.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:17 AM   #35
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Its just like every other poll you will have idiots voting just to try and screw it up because they think it is funny. The sad part is that some of the newbies will take advice from these kids.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:16 PM   #36
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Ron sponsors my personal vehicle. I hope my opinion is not skewed by that...

First of all, that man is a pure genius! He has been building race subaru engines for longer than I have owned mine. I've emailed him over 100 times, talked to him on the phone for hours, etc. His customer service is beyond any other company/person i've dealt with, EVER!

He set me up right with basically his top of the line products. I went with the signature series block, signature series heads, custom kelford 280/280 cams, sti water pump, shimmed sti oil pump, arp head studs, cometic head gaskets, axis fuel rails, jdm tgv deletes, STI group-N kevlar timing belt, and new timing belt tensione. Ron even took the time to assemble my whole block, set the timing, and ship it to me!

I can't thank him enough, he is awesome and I cannot wait to represent him and his company on my car this year!
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:48 PM   #37
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Running a RAW Performance Signature Series short block and HeadGames heads... Ron did the complete long block assembly and haven't had any issues to date...
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:02 PM   #38
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I had a compression test done on my stock motor and...

Cylinder 1 and 3 were down 1% now #1 is down 11% and 3 is down 4%
Cylinder 2 was 7% now it is so full of oil it is reading down 1% Cylinder #4 was down 3% now 45%.

I ordered the Street block with some custom CP pistons. Doing the R&R service, 272/272 cams and some other stuff. Ron has been great so far. Just bummed I had to do the build with only 19,000 miles on the car
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #39
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I have a Street series longblock put together by Ron. Love it! Called him back about a year later and had him install my RA gears also. Great guy and great pricing. If I do another motor he will get the the job.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #40
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I dont even know why this is coming up? If you read his thread carefully you'll realize he just purchased the short block from Ron.

From what I understand the heads were resurfaced & installed by another shop which is what the problem stems from.

-Vic
Let me say this much. If by some act of god or my dumb ass driving I do pop my AXIS Stage 3, I would have no issues at all going to Ron's sleeved setup!!

The man just knows how to build a great engine. And no my head issues have nothing to do with this thread or Ron's SB I'm running

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Just bummed I had to do the build with only 19,000 miles on the car
Sorry but 19K miles is a walk in the park my friend . Try one engine at 5500, the next one lasted 7000 (courtesy of SOA) and after that I came to Ron.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:15 PM   #41
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4ST-AIR. You are saying Stage 3 block. I am as to whether you have the signature series block or Track series? Talking with ron, the Street package block is a stage 2 block. Because I am doing custom higher compression pistons(), he has to modify the block a little bit and he was calling it a stage 2.5.

The Signature series short block, which I thought you had, is Darton sleeved and "bullet proof."
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:38 PM   #42
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There is a guy here in Colorado selling one for $1200. He lost oil pressure, so there may be a little bit of a refresh needed. But, new bearings and possibly a machined crank(new crank) would be cheaper then getting a new raw block. Just food for thought. http://www.awdpirates.net/forums/vie...hp?f=5&t=39558
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #43
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4ST-AIR. You are saying Stage 3 block. I am as to whether you have the signature series block or Track series? Talking with ron, the Street package block is a stage 2 block. Because I am doing custom higher compression pistons(), he has to modify the block a little bit and he was calling it a stage 2.5.

The Signature series short block, which I thought you had, is Darton sleeved and "bullet proof."
When it was called AXIS there were Stage 1 to 5(or was it 6?)
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #44
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I had a compression test done on my stock motor and...

Cylinder 1 and 3 were down 1% now #1 is down 11% and 3 is down 4%
Cylinder 2 was 7% now it is so full of oil it is reading down 1% Cylinder #4 was down 3% now 45%.

I ordered the Street block with some custom CP pistons. Doing the R&R service, 272/272 cams and some other stuff. Ron has been great so far. Just bummed I had to do the build with only 19,000 miles on the car
Dang That sucks bro. You'll be happeir soon though when your new build done. I've been debating on going with a forged bottom end myself.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #45
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Yeah I think 4st-air's block is the equivalent of the track series shortblock that Ron sells now.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:49 AM   #46
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dont own one myself, but it seems like he builds a good motor, but the cross drilled cranks require a lot of oil and not everyone has an oil pump that can keep up. it seems like a lot of axis/raw motors eat rod bearings from dropping oil pressure at high rpm's, thats why i went with another builder and an undrilled crank.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:31 AM   #47
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I have the track series block in my 08 STI, putting down 380 WHP. I could not be happier. Great motor.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:31 AM   #48
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so it seems that many have had issues with the crossdrilled cranks and losing oil pressure. I have had pm's and to respect their wishes I will keep them anonymous. They said Ron is a great guy to deal with, and did help them out, but they specifically said DON'T do the the cross drilled crank.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #49
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My experience was perfect
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:28 PM   #50
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When it was called AXIS there were Stage 1 to 5(or was it 6?)
1-5 I was just getting to that.

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Yeah I think 4st-air's block is the equivalent of the track series shortblock that Ron sells now.
That is also correct!

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so it seems that many have had issues with the crossdrilled cranks and losing oil pressure. I have had pm's and to respect their wishes I will keep them anonymous. They said Ron is a great guy to deal with, and did help them out, but they specifically said DON'T do the the cross drilled crank.
My oil pressure I would say is a little lower than a normal 2.5Ltr. I run the Rotella 15W40 like Ron requests you do and I rev to 7500RPM's all day long. At 7K in 3rd I hit about 65psi (oil pressure) I idle at 900RPM's and about 16-18 psi.

P&L knows how to work with Ron's setups and they installed a Cosworth 12MM High Volume Performance Oil Pump.

I think the issue is not going with a better oil pump like the Cosworth line. I am willing to bet either the failed engines were the clients not listening to Ron's suggestions or not running a better flowing oil pump. I'm not saying anything other than everyone that I know that has listened to Ron and how to get the most out of his builds has had great success and enjoyment. Even with all the issues I run into on other things, I love the AXIS motor. It can take everything I can dish out and thats all I was looking for.

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