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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:43 pm 
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are the piston rings the same for the 1.3 dohc and 13. sohc?
i'm having a little trouble finding gt rings but no trouble finding the sohc ones.
also what's a good brand, or are they all the same?
thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:47 pm 
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They are the same rings. the last gt engine I built I used standard 1.3 rings. works perfectly.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:57 pm 
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super! thanks for the fast reply!
any recomendations on ring brands?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:23 pm 
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i've used all sorts and nvere had an issue. Cheap, expensive, all seemed to work. OIf course dealer is likely the highest in quality and price.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:23 am 
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From the 1991 Swift service manual:
SOHC - top ring plated with hard chromium
DOHC - outer surface of top ring treated with nitriding, 2nd ring plated with chromium

I'm hoping the difference isn't significant, I bought NPR SOHC rings for my DOHC. Made in Japan and very cheap on eBay. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:58 am 
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i guess that would be the advantage to the dealer rings. The gt engine received special treatment on everything!

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1995 Gt Mustang "Boss Shinoda" package.
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1993 Civic si h22a, fell in my lap, couldn't resist!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:47 am 
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well that gives me something to think about.
might as well shell out the big bucks

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:24 pm 
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I recently got Genuine Suzuki rings for my 1.0. All rings are coated except for the top ones. I got them from the local Suzuki dealer and they were very expensive :shock: Next time I'll definitely go for something cheaper..

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- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:57 pm 
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I ended up using the parts dinosaur to get my rings. The SGP ones are 50 dollars for one cylinder! :( :(

The parts dinosaur were only like 35 dollars and they are made by enginetech.

Hopefully they work well, I'll see in a few weeks :D

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