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Author Topic:   Cat Engine Parts
Majic Maker
Member
posted April 21, 2004 07:05 PM
Does Cat make good stuff or is it a bunch of junk? Thanks in advance!


chief4car
Member
posted April 21, 2004 07:25 PM
Chinese JUNK!!!!!!


Okie11m
Member
posted April 21, 2004 07:31 PM
Ya get what ya pay for!!!


copper
Member
posted April 21, 2004 08:59 PM
CUMMINS ALL THE WAY!!! THROW THAT OVERPRICED CAT TO THE DOGS.


ford5
Member
posted April 22, 2004 05:45 AM
I was just told last week, that Cat was out of business.


PinThunderStang
Member
posted April 22, 2004 05:55 AM
I was told most the Speedway "marked" engine parts are from Cat but I also agree, it's chinese junk AND you do get what you pay for.


Raz_900
Member
posted April 22, 2004 09:33 AM
Ya... Scat and Eagle might be import stuff.... but CAT is just plain s****. I bought a set of CAT 6" rods... saw them... bought a set of Eagle 6" SIRs and the difference is amazing. The Eagle's have a much better forging than the CATs. Plus, my engine shop said they've yet to see a CAT rod that didn't need resized new out of the box. They've also yet to see an Eagle that wasn't good to go out of the box.

But.. .just my $.02

BrianW
Member
posted April 22, 2004 09:35 AM
OK - we're not taling about CATapillar diesel stuff here guys - this is CAT the chineese crank and rod manufacturer.

It's cheap and usually needs machine work & a good balance to get them to run with any sort of reliability... What you save on the initial part you'll probably spend on the added machine work over buying a little better part.

stockcar5
Member
posted April 22, 2004 11:18 AM
if you have you heart set on buying import stuff i'd at least stick with scat or eagle.

but if it were me i'd be buying some callies parts

luke

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waltonjr1
Member
posted April 22, 2004 03:57 PM
I run a cat aluminum water pump, never had problems but dont think I would mess with the cranks or rods, they seem like a cheap way out, but you get what you pay for.


Flatlander
Member
posted April 23, 2004 11:51 AM
better off to use stock GM parts with good fasteners and some Hyp. pistons live a lot longer if taken care of and turn alot more RPMs than you would think


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