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Xtrem4U
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Total posts: 144
posted March 18, 2005 06:09 AM  
Slightly bent a rod- can't purchase by 1's. Tryin' to save $800.00. Anyone ever have any luck having one straighten?

Ego Racing
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posted March 18, 2005 06:29 AM  
I had one done on a street car but never on a race motor. We put about 20,000 miles on the car motor and sold it to a friend who used it in a bracket drag car about 4 months before he rebuilt it. He said the rods were still good. I have read somewhere where it is possable to be done on a race motor.
IF you do it good luck! For the price of a set of good rods these days I think I would just buy a replacement set and keep the 7 good ones for next time.

mekomod51
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 18, 2005 08:13 AM  
whos rod is it ? For example I know Crower will repair most of there rods ?

Istock66
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posted March 18, 2005 09:47 AM           send a private message to mekomod51   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Buy a single thats wt matched.

Who wont break a set to sell you a rod, we all should know so we NEVER buy rods from them!!!!!

I had a hard time getting a detroit power single rod because all the broken sets competition products had were too heavy (50 grams)and Detroit powers whole building burned down to the ground the day before I called.
I ended up getting a heavy one and drilling holes and chamfering them in the beam to lighten it.

Jesterondirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 20, 2005 08:10 PM  
like Istock said, buy a single of the same length, shouldnt hurt to run mismatched rods.

[This message has been edited by Jesterondirt (edited March 20, 2005).]

Xtrem4U
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posted March 21, 2005 05:13 AM  
Thanks- for the infro everyone!

jpotter94
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posted March 22, 2005 10:25 PM  
if it is an h-beam and is not too bad, i can straiten it for you,i have two in my 435 i have bent back and have ran them two years..do not just get one of the same length,they need to be same length,weight,otherwise your hole rotating assembly will be off balance..

Ego Racing
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posted March 23, 2005 10:30 AM  
Ditto on Jpotter, Same length, weight and make sure the big and small end weights are also the same as the old ones. It could be the same overall weight but the ends could weigh more or less.

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