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Author Topic:   ? about steel 400 cranks on ebay
rico 08
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posted December 18, 2005 07:00 AM  
I've been noticing the low priced forged cranks on ebay,one lists stock to 4 inch strokes for the same price..but the stock stroke one says you must use 6 inch rods,has anyone bought one of these? I've got 5.7 rods and i want to keep it all the same and just upgrade to a better crank.
The reason i'm asking here is the place won't respond to my e-mails.

johder
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posted December 18, 2005 07:34 AM  
why would you want to buy something from a place that wont respond to your emails??? just a thought. i know i wouldnt send my money to someone who wont respond to me. I give them 2 days from the time i email them. IF they dont respond i wont deal with them on ebay.

A good legit ebay company will respond within hours of your emails. Hours after you pay they send you your tracking number. Then you will know what you are getting. Not comming home from work day after day hoping your crank will be there and when its not you get ****ed off.

I reccomend not dealing with them.

James Ott
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posted December 18, 2005 10:00 AM  
I live on Ebay and if you don't get communication you ain't got squat. Do not deal with them!!!

rico 08
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posted December 18, 2005 11:29 AM  
I agree..but my main ? is why do you need a 6 inch rod for a stock stroke externally balanced crank?

johder
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posted December 18, 2005 12:25 PM  
probably doesnt know what he is talking about...prolly end up sending you a stock 5.65 rod for a 400. i think they are 5.65

johder
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posted December 18, 2005 12:26 PM  
5.85 sorry i have a set if you wanna buy them

Koolaid
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posted December 18, 2005 12:46 PM  
I believe what you are seeing is an "internally balanced" 400 crank that requires longer rods to clear more internal counterweight then an externally balanced that doesn't require so much rod to clear everything. This is just a guess, but I know that was something I was seeing a while back looking at different types of stroker cranks. If it's a Scat or Eagle or something name brand you may want to check out the part number in the manufacturers catalog to shed some more light on it.

Also - as far as the email goes - I've sent some vague/general questions to some ebay sellers with overwhelming positive feedback and they didn't take the time to email back. I was ticked about it, but in retrospect the question wasn't specifically about something on the auction (ie how are set of heads a compared to set of heads b) so I can't really blame them if they are selling 50 items a day for not getting back with me. Most of the places have a phone number listed and when I take the time to call they are very polite and answer my questions. Just my opinion on it.

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