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Old 02-06-2010, 12:25 PM
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What do you guys think of these rods for a street/strip 454 with hydraulic cam. Around 500hp. has 3/8 bolts but can use ARP's

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123

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I think that listing is a rip off. This is the rods I would get.

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What do you guys think of these rods for a street/strip 454 with hydraulic cam. Around 500hp. has 3/8 bolts but can use ARP's

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123
They're worth $100, it the S&H that sux, IMHO.

A flat rate USPS box should hold them, they cost no more than ~$13, and could prob. ship in a $9 flat rate box.
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You buy a set of used dimple rods for $135, you get them and have the big
end checked for roundness. You find out they need to be resized. You get them
resized with new ARP bolts. So now the good deal cost you $350. Why not
buy new rods with 7/16" cap bolts for $250?
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:26 PM
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You buy a set of used dimple rods for $135, you get them and have the big
end checked for roundness. You find out they need to be resized. You get them
resized with new ARP bolts. So now the good deal cost you $350. Why not
buy new rods with 7/16" cap bolts for $250?
I have to say i am with you automotive. The used rods a probably worth it. But i would Spend the extra $100 get the new rods.JMO

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Old 02-06-2010, 01:56 PM
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****- I'm NOT saying buy them- I'm saying they are worth $100 and the S&H sucks.

But being the devils advocate- IF they don't need resizing, the 3/8 bolts will hold up fine in a stock to mild rebuild. Cost should be ~ $110 TL.
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What I WILL say is buying used parts sight unseen off eBay is a crapshoot, at best. This guy seems legit (w/only 30 transactions), but you never know. And scrimping on rods will be an expensive lesson if they're bad.

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Old 02-07-2010, 02:09 PM
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cobalt, the listing for the dimple rods is a good price.

It's just when you consider the low price of the new rods, its not cost effective
to buy used rods and pay to have them rebuilt. Now he could buy the used
rods and install as is. This increases the chance of rod/rod bolt failure. Not a
good gamble to take.
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