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Long story short, I had my engine go out on me, and at this point my warranty claim has been denied. I'm fighting it, but all that aside, I need a car to drive.
So...time to build up a new engine. It's one of those situations where I can barely afford to do the absolute minimum, but don't want to have to do it again, so I'm going to do it right on as much of a budget as I can.

Here's where it sits right now, and I'll update as I go. Boost Solutions (a Forum vendor) has possesion of my car. The block is at the machine shop, getting checked to see if it can be honed, or if it needs to be bored. My plan is to go with the stock pistons/rods/rings if possible, but if it has to be bored over, then I'll go a different route.

The pistons will be sent to Swaintech Coatings for their GoldCoat on top of the pistons, and PolyMoly for the skirts. Hopefully this will help avoid heat issues in the future. Rods will be the stock rods, as I don't believe I will exceed their capabilities.

The head has been sent of to Nemo at Rage (another site Vendor) for a street port & polish, valve job, and reassembly. Again, I'll be sticking with the OEM valves, as I believe they're more than up to the task. At the same time, Nemo will be porting & polishing the intake manifold to work better with the 60mm Iceman (look, another Vendor!) throttle body.

An Iceman intake may be in the works, but in the meantime a full 3" Rage intake will provide the airflow to feed a new....

Stage 3 turbo, from Mopar. This will replace the stock turbo and MaxxFab O2 housing, and feed into a full 3" single-tip MaxxFab (hey, it's like a vendor fair!) turbo-back exhaust. The Stage 3 turbo will hopefully be arriving shortly from Mopar Super Center (you guessed it, site Vendor!), right along with my pistons/rods/rings/bearings and head gasket.

Since the damn things in pieces anyways, a new Unorthodox Racing crank pulley will be replacing the cast iron stock piece for some faster revs and weight savings. At this time the crank, cams, and cam gears will remain untouched. Helping to monitor this whole mess are Mopar gauges, specifically oil pressure, voltage, pyrometer, and fuel pressure. The stock boost gauge remains, although I may need to go to a 30 psi one with the new turbo. Time will tell.

The motor mounts are Firm filled by Deyeme Racing, and powdercoated blue along with the valve cover, intake manifold, and thermostat housing. Plug wires were replaced months ago, and are fired up by the stock coil and ignition.

Stay tuned for all the shennanigans. My credit car will be as happy as my wife and bank aren't, and all my toys that were not installed yet will be up for sale, so watch the boards.

I'm hoping to court some sponsors for what is bound to be a phenomneal machine, and to pull in some big attention. I placed at every show this year, as well as being in the top 10 at SRT Nationals, so next year will hopefully be even better. I've more than strapped my cash flow, and haven't yet touched suspension, looks, etc... Please feel free to comment & contribute!
 

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Credit card? With all that free advertising, I figured the vendors would do your work for free. :lol:

Sounds like it will be a kick-ass setup! Good luck!

What happened to your motor? Or is it in another thread, or best not to discuss?
 

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It decided to retire, and the district rep decided to let it.
For any more info, just search for posts by me and piece it together. :)

I'd love Vendor help on the engine, but at this point pretty much everything listed has been purchased by me.
 

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Pit I would recommend going with a new set of pistons then just sticking to the stockers.. Do you know if your Rods survived or how much devastation took place in the bottom end? If the rods are good from the sounds of it you just have a ring issue more then likely.. I would recommend getting the Block bored and go with a set of oversized pistons. Cost shouldnt be too much I think the JE pistons run like 499 from howell. Hit me up pm style and I may be able to help out a little with that.
 

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I'm not going to reuse the pistons one way or another. I'll either be going with a new set of stockers, or a new set of JE if I've gotta bore the block. I've got two main reasons for wanting to stick to the OEM pistons. One is that they should be more than strong enough. Second is that I can get 4 new pistons/rods (they come as a combo) for about $200. That's cheap.
For the record, the rings definately went bad, also there's a lot of wear on the pistons. I'll post pictures this weekend when I pick them up from the shop.
 

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Any reason behind why there was a ring failure? Possible bore out of round or something from the factory? Yeah coating the Stockers should be pretty decent but I would almost bet that your gonna need to bore the block.

So did you have blow by or what?
 

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I think when Steve Anderson blew his up, and after he took it apart, he commented that the pistons where the really weak point of the engine. I'd say, if you are indeed gonna do things 'right', then a set of JE or something similiar would be best. Not to mention, you can get them at a slightly higher comp. ratio, and still be safe.

Too bad I bought your boost tee, it takes away the money I have to spend on your eBoost :D
 

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Looks like I'm probably going to have to go with oversize pistons, as it sounds like the block has to be bored out. :flame:
In the meantime, got a new toy for the engine, since the stock part was off anyways.

 

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dude

you dont need that motor. Im sure you can handle your car in the FLINTSTONE STYLE, y0! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 

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UPDATE: Getting some Wiseco pistons from Bob Stockum, sending them off to Swaintech for some high-performance coatings. Water injection kit arrived today, too, so that's going to be going down to Boost Solutions for installation. The fun (EXPENSIVE fun) continues.
 

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Pit Viper, glad your piston decision is over, I will let Jeff know you won't be needing the ones we got. We can't wait to see this progress, if there is something we can do, let us know.
 

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Damn ur such a ricer Aaron!

Nice! Sounds like you are giving the CC a good workout! Good thing too! That's why I built mine! I figured "Screw it...It's credit..I can pay it off one day...And when I die, it is just my way to be remembered by my family!"

Good stuff though. I have a "Diesel" like black cloud shoot out at WOT with an 11.3AFR. I may have to get some new custom Race Engineering pistons! We will see what happens with work and everything come the new calendar year!

Good luck bro.

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Long story short, I had my engine go out on me, and at this point my warranty claim has been denied. I'm fighting it, but all that aside, I need a car to drive.
So...time to build up a new engine. It's one of those situations where I can barely afford to do the absolute minimum, but don't want to have to do it again, so I'm going to do it right on as much of a budget as I can.

Here's where it sits right now, and I'll update as I go. Boost Solutions (a Forum vendor) has possesion of my car. The block is at the machine shop, getting checked to see if it can be honed, or if it needs to be bored. My plan is to go with the stock pistons/rods/rings if possible, but if it has to be bored over, then I'll go a different route.

The pistons will be sent to Swaintech Coatings for their GoldCoat on top of the pistons, and PolyMoly for the skirts. Hopefully this will help avoid heat issues in the future. Rods will be the stock rods, as I don't believe I will exceed their capabilities.

The head has been sent of to Nemo at Rage (another site Vendor) for a street port & polish, valve job, and reassembly. Again, I'll be sticking with the OEM valves, as I believe they're more than up to the task. At the same time, Nemo will be porting & polishing the intake manifold to work better with the 60mm Iceman (look, another Vendor!) throttle body.

An Iceman intake may be in the works, but in the meantime a full 3" Rage intake will provide the airflow to feed a new....

Stage 3 turbo, from Mopar. This will replace the stock turbo and MaxxFab O2 housing, and feed into a full 3" single-tip MaxxFab (hey, it's like a vendor fair!) turbo-back exhaust. The Stage 3 turbo will hopefully be arriving shortly from Mopar Super Center (you guessed it, site Vendor!), right along with my pistons/rods/rings/bearings and head gasket.

Since the damn things in pieces anyways, a new Unorthodox Racing crank pulley will be replacing the cast iron stock piece for some faster revs and weight savings. At this time the crank, cams, and cam gears will remain untouched. Helping to monitor this whole mess are Mopar gauges, specifically oil pressure, voltage, pyrometer, and fuel pressure. The stock boost gauge remains, although I may need to go to a 30 psi one with the new turbo. Time will tell.

The motor mounts are Firm filled by Deyeme Racing, and powdercoated blue along with the valve cover, intake manifold, and thermostat housing. Plug wires were replaced months ago, and are fired up by the stock coil and ignition.

Stay tuned for all the shennanigans. My credit car will be as happy as my wife and bank aren't, and all my toys that were not installed yet will be up for sale, so watch the boards.

I'm hoping to court some sponsors for what is bound to be a phenomneal machine, and to pull in some big attention. I placed at every show this year, as well as being in the top 10 at SRT Nationals, so next year will hopefully be even better. I've more than strapped my cash flow, and haven't yet touched suspension, looks, etc... Please feel free to comment & contribute!


i highly suggest you dont do that crank pulley u will really damage a motor with those things... those are for stictly race purposed and arent harmonically balanced like oem parts and can cause issues with your crankshaft! i heard this from many many people and some intense studies were done into it
 
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