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Old 02-16-2009, 04:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No, no, no. I got that part!

Let me rephrase the question: why wouldn't you also want less drag in the racing engine? Why limit the mod to the qualifying engine? If it helps in qualifying, won't it also help in racing?

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have to put rings in the motor I got from Coyote.
I may go ahead and order Xfi pistons and ring set when I get started doing the work.
I have found it to be in my best interest to do pistons with rings during a tear down. Got burned once by a cracked ring groove and it left a bitter (and expensive ) taste in my mouth.
I'll keep you posted.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Schultz: I know a guy who may have some used XFi pistons. (He offered them to me a while back, but I passed.) Want his contact info?

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