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Old 11-05-2005, 06:43 PM
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Floating pistons

Hello everyone. I think I just screwed up. I ordered a set of KB hyper pistons (UEM-kb156030-8 at Summit) that have floating style wrist pins. I have stock connecting rods that were pressed. So, my question is. What do I have to do to use my stock rods with the floating pistons? Or can I use them at all? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Nvermind guys, I found my answer here Thanks anyway.
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I guess that the link says you can use the pins with either type of rod? That's correct, if you were still wondering.

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Maybe I spoke too soon about the answering my own question. I read it a few times and it still didn't really answer my question. Can I use the floating pistons and press them on my stock rods? I don't really want to machine my stock rods and I don't really have the cash for new rods. Please help.
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You'll need bushed rods for those floating pins. My machinist advised that just opening up the stock rods for the floating pins will not last long.
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You can use "full-floating" pistons on a stock rod, but they will not be full-floating any more. The pins must be pressed into the stock rods, and they will function just like stock pistons.
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As jim says, the pins can be used in pressed rods. Just assemble them as you would a normal pressed rod. Just DON'T use the clips.

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Thank you everyone for ringing in. That is what I was hoping to hear. I don't really care if they are full floating or not, at this point anyway. Some things are nice to have, but I have to do what I have to do. I am already waaaaay over budget on this build. Thanks again guys, you made my day.
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