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 Post subject: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Summer is coming soon! ...and i'm going to turn up the boost again! I ordered a set of custom Crower billet rods for the 1.3 on Friday...I'll post more details (and pics)on the new mill once i have it a bit further along.
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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:08 am 
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I'll be watching progress! It seemed rods were your weak link last go-round.

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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Hope they're titanium.

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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:50 pm 
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Sorry to disapoint Jard! No Ti rods on my budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:26 pm 
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GT rods not enough for what you have in mind?

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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:16 pm 
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GTI rods would probably be fine for where i'm at now. It would be nice to have some ARP bolts in them, but the Crower idea makes things work well for what i'm planning this summer. I have 2 different versions of 1.6 conversions that i've been working on, and have run one of them so far with the cast crank and offshore billet rods. I'm now converting those to a longer Lentz rod, and taller deck, with Honda cranks. I've gathered an amazing selection of parts for these projects, and the 1.6 projects are taking too long for me to find the time to finish them for this summer...so my plan:
I've got cams, big valve ported heads, custom intake, and a T3/T4 turbo that i was planning to use with the 1.6 projects. Now i've decided that for this summer, i'll use that stuff on a 1.3. The 1.3 that's in my car at the moment is bored to 75.5mm with JE forged pistons, has a GTi crank, wire o-ringed deck, and reinforced cylinder walls, making it a good start for an engine for this summer...but with the big cams and turbo, that was better suited for my 1680 cc project, i'll have to spin the little 1.3 pretty hard to make it work...so
the crower billet rods were a good choice. I worked at the city's best performance race shop for many years, and he happens to be the Crower distributor for this area...so it was a simple decision...banked overtime hours, for Crower rods!
The guys at crower have one of the GTI rods now as a sample, and will design it using thier new profiled beam design where the base of the rod beam is much wider that previous designs. They say it works better all around, and is a bit lighter than a typical I beam rod that would normally be recommended for high boost.
The other pieces i'll get before summer to make it all come together will be ARP main, and head bolts, and some custom +1 mm inconel exhaust valves, although i still have to see if the seat insert is suitable for a +1 valve, as i have some +.5 mm stainless valves in there now.


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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:25 pm 
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These are the rod that Crower made for me in 2007.Are yours similar to the on the photo.Sorry this is the only photo I could find at the moment can wait to compare with the new design.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/g ... G_1386.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Mine will be this style:

http://www.crower.com/pdf/2008b/182-187.pdf

The instructions given to Crower included the possibility of running up to 9500 RPM, and 35 lbs of boost.

Is that photo your stuff? What kind of racing are you doing?


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 Post subject: Re: Crower billet rods
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Mr.Pipe wrote:
Is that photo your stuff? What kind of racing are you doing?

I'll answer for him. he doesn't post often because of his (bad) english. this is for 2 street cars, and 1 skidoo build :-P

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