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Old 06-02-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default Ebay conrods, has anyone been game?

Ok I should mention that I haven't actually decided on which engine to build, but so far I am looking at filling the top of an EJ25D (open deck JDM 250T Legacy engine) and filling it with whatever budget go-fast bits I can find. Mainly for headroom for future mods than any current plans.

But specifically I am looking at conrods sold by someone on ebay with the username maxspeedingrods. He is selling rods to suit the EJ20 that "are good for 10,000rpm and 1000hp". Naturally I'm not after 1000hp, but *someone* must have bought NoName eBay rods before and has some insight for me.

So what feedback have you got re: these rods?

Also, what is the difference between the EJ20 and EJ25 rod dimensions? I'm told they are the same (which isn't impossible if the wrist pin has been moved up, or outwards, on the piston). This would mean I can use these same rods on the EJ25, and they will be 'good for' around 8500rpm, and presumably the same level of power.

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:21 AM   #2
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Ok I should mention that I haven't actually decided on which engine to build, but so far I am looking at filling the top of an EJ25D (open deck JDM 250T Legacy engine) and filling it with whatever budget go-fast bits I can find. Mainly for headroom for future mods than any current plans.

But specifically I am looking at conrods sold by someone on ebay with the username maxspeedingrods. He is selling rods to suit the EJ20 that "are good for 10,000rpm and 1000hp". Naturally I'm not after 1000hp, but *someone* must have bought NoName eBay rods before and has some insight for me.

So what feedback have you got re: these rods?

Also, what is the difference between the EJ20 and EJ25 rod dimensions? I'm told they are the same (which isn't impossible if the wrist pin has been moved up, or outwards, on the piston). This would mean I can use these same rods on the EJ25, and they will be 'good for' around 8500rpm, and presumably the same level of power.

Thanks
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ummm NO! if you must go with cheap cost rods go with eagle rods.

Connecting rods, pistons, bearings, cams, valves, valve springs, turbo or anything critical to engine operation I would not by ebay parts.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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There's really no reason to. If you want cheap rods, use OEM rods from the EJ255 / 257, which are like ~500 HP rods. If you want rods for huge power, you don't want cheap rods.

EJ20 and EJ25 rods are the same dimensions.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:23 AM   #4
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I probably would if these rods weren't cheaper than new OEM pieces.

But anyway if the rods are the same length I can safely purchase fancy rods (whatever brand)...

I heard something about some models of EJ25 having cutouts in the rods to suit the pistons (when the other models were the other way around). So which style of piston should I be looking at?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #5
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Some of the "eBay rods" are made by scat, which I've heard decent things about. Btw why not get used sti rods? I've got some for 80 shipped if you're interested.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:52 AM   #6
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A lot of the ebay h beams are forged at the same place as eagle and scat just have a machinist or good engine builder check all your tolerances if they check out great if not machine um a friend of mine got a pair he's been runnin a gt40 for 4 months
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