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Old 05-11-2010, 11:35 PM
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O.K. I have been searching and looking around here for a while to find out what kind of piston I should use for my sbc build. I was going to go with the speed pro hypereutectics but it seems that most find these to be at the bottom of the barrel for a good build. I am doing like most people and trying to stay on a tight budget but there are some places that you should not go cheep in. I have decided to go with a set of forged pistons, now trying to keep that on the cheep is hard to do but after allot of searching I came across one web sight that had the speed pro forged pistons for unbelievable price of $39.95 a piece, this was the cheapest I had found them, there part # is STE-L2491F 030 and located here http://www.hawaiiracing.com/?page=sh...&PHPSESSID=cf2 .
I had never herd of this place and tried to find any posts on the web with a review about them, but all I could find out is that they have an eBay store but allot of places do nowaday. I had sent them an email about there S&H charges since there sight doest list any and I also had a question about payment. I couldnt wait for a reply as I wanted to get a jump on these at there great price so I called them and after I started off with my question about there S&H the guy stops me and asked me if I had sent an email earlier about this to them, which I was surprised and said, why yes I did. Here is where it all goes down the $h1tter, apparently the price is wrong on there website because that was there price back when they were trying to get rid of them but "THATS NOT THERE PRICE NOW"!!!
He goes on to tell me that he's out of stock on them and will have to order them from Federal Mogul and that the $39.95 price would be way under cost and he cant sell them to me for that, he typed some numbers into his calculator and tells me that a set of 8 would be $479 before the tax and shipping. If you figure that out the new cost on them now are $59 a piece, thats $20 over the original listed price. I was surprised at the new cost and thought that he should honor the price they are listed for and still are. I understand that he needs to make money but what ever happened to customer satisfaction/service/is always right?
He didnt even offer to give them to me @ cost or not even the mention of free shipping...........nothing!!! I work for a company that also sells on the Internet and they will always honor there prices, even if there is a mistake made, they figure its not the customers fault for the mistake so they shouldnt have to pay, they want to keep the customer happy so they will come back again and again because thats what companies do that want to stay in business, not piss off the customer so they wont come back. I dont know this company Hawaii Racing but this was my first impression of them and it wasnt a good one, it has left a bad taste in my mouth so I thought that I would post my experience with them so if others out there are trying to find info on them they might stumble across this. I am not saying that they screwed me in any way but this is a BIG RED FLAG on what you can expect from there customer service or customer relations. I just told the guy that I can get them from Scoggin Dickey for $5 more a piece, unfortunately thats $40 more (remember budget build) but I will have me a set of good forged pistons.
Threw my searches it seems Federal Mogul, sealed power, speed pro and TRW are all in the same family.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:39 PM
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I thought that I would mention that there price is still showing the $39.95 as of now but I figure that they will change it soon...........maybe
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Competition Products shows Icon(Kieth Black)Forged for $320, and Probe Forged at $413, Summit has the 2491 for $415.

The Icon are as good or better than Speed-Pro, nicer machining.

I dealt with Hawaii Racing once before, Pop-up solid roller lifters. They were junk, CAT , appeared to be improperly heat treated as the bodies scuffed real fast and roller axle failure with less than 200 miles on them. They did nothing for warrantee.
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Hmmm, located in Simi Valley?
Giving Hawaii a bad name...
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:43 PM
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Pop-up solid roller lifters. They were junk, CAT , appeared to be improperly heat treated as the bodies scuffed real fast and roller axle failure with less than 200 miles on them
Have you used any other CAT products? I see they make allot of stuff for motors, just wondered if it was all cheep Chinese junk.
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Have you used any other CAT products? I see they make allot of stuff for motors, just wondered if it was all cheep Chinese junk.
Have used their rods, stock appearing but 5140 material, no problems with them in 6+ years. Used their cast 383 crank, full of cracks after 3 years, luckY it didn't explode on us, should have known as the quality(just how it looked too) was lower than SCAT, and lower even than Eagle. Replaced this crank with a Scat piece, still using the Cat rods(with the 2491 pistom, BTW), has been fine for 3 years now at 10.60's 1/4 mile in 3400 car and hit with 150 spray.

My opinion is CAT is pretty hit or miss on stuff, I'd want to look at every piece before I bought it unless I had used each particular piece before. There is enough low cost good parts out there(SCAT!) that I don't even bother with CAT anymore, just that one engine was enough for me.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:55 PM
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Hawaii racing is less than an hour away from me and I never go there for the reasons you stated. They used to honor the website prices but they did it with an attitude. Now they just don't care.
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