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Author Topic:   pressed or floated pins
posted August 29, 2004 03:25 PM
How much horsepower gain is there from a pressed piston pin verses a floating pin??

posted August 29, 2004 09:53 PM
Floating pin will extend engine life. Not sure of any horsepower increase.

posted August 30, 2004 11:24 PM
the only problems with the floater style is that you have to check the lock rings so they don't come out and the pin score the bore other than that... i agree with bigcityracer

and personal preference plays into the choice

drive hard or drive hard

posted August 31, 2004 06:11 AM
floated rods will not create a noticeable increase in power, however, they will handle more horsepower longer than press fit rods.

posted August 31, 2004 07:15 PM
Thanks for the input guys wasnt sure if there was a horse power gain or not I had a wrist pin back out on a pressesd rod what a mess that makes out of a new motor. I think the builder got it to hot and distored it when he put it together....

posted September 06, 2004 09:11 PM
I wish now I'd of not been so cheap and purchased the floats. Heck a machine shop charges $8 bucks each to press them on anyway. You end up breaking even if you dont have a press.

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