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340duster
Member
posted January 15, 2004 08:21 AM
Anyone tried these? I am building a 6" rod 350 (peak rpm 7000) and I am considering using the probe srs 12.5 pistons. Any comments would be appreciated.


UFnARacing
Member
posted January 15, 2004 09:29 AM
My machine shop had just mentioned this piston company to me. He told me that they only make pistons for certain applications, that's how they make money. I guess they don't make too many pistons. I'm running vortec heads and I guess they make a piston for those heads. I'm going down to talk to him today and get more info. I'll respond with more into if I get anything good out of him.



stevenwm
Member
posted January 15, 2004 10:40 AM
This is probe pistons web-site.
http://www.probeindustries.com/

Hope this helps.

Steven.

340duster
Member
posted January 15, 2004 12:39 PM
I have been to the website and have some pricing from a local distributor, the price is good. But before I take the "leap of faith" I'd like to find out some real world experience.
UFna- I will get that acad drawing to you soon, I have a little cleaning up to do on it yet, work is getting in my way of fun!


stevenwm
Member
posted January 15, 2004 12:47 PM
340duster probe industries will even build you a set of pistons.

Take care Steven.

dirtracer7
Member
posted January 15, 2004 01:37 PM
Ive heard probe is good stuff.most pistons are machined from the same slugs there aren't many slug mfg.Je uses the same slug for srp and je pistons just less machine work on the srp's so they cost less.


ford5
Member
posted January 15, 2004 07:13 PM
i used probes all last yr., no problems, would recommend.


340duster
Member
posted January 15, 2004 10:23 PM
Thanks Guys.


UFnARacing
Member
posted January 16, 2004 10:03 AM
More to think about. It so happens that my machine shop owner knows both the owners of Probe. The guys who started it used to work for Ross, now him and the current Ross owner own Probe. As far as pistons go, he took the Ross piston design and made improvements on it. My machinist likes them, although they don't make many combo's as far as pistons go.

Keep in mind that this is the same "chinese junk" that everyone talks about. I'm considering going with a rotating assembly from them. I know it's "chinese junk", but I can't afford $2500 just on a rotating assembly.



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