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Old 05-08-2019, 10:13 AM
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Anyone run ls rods on oem pistons with boost? Can you post up what your setup is? Im looking for ideas
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:19 AM
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Pretty much anyone with a stock bottom end turbo LS or LS/VTEC has...

If you're inquiring about stuffing them in a D series, skip it and put some aftermarket internals in it. D series internals are stupid cheap.
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Pretty much anyone with a stock bottom end turbo LS or LS/VTEC has...

If you're inquiring about stuffing them in a D series, skip it and put some aftermarket internals in it. D series internals are stupid cheap.
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Plus, won't work in a D without major modifications.
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Yes i should of put ls rods in a d16. I have a set that i got for free thats already machined and bushed for d16. So i was thinking they are good for 300hp, why not shoot for 300. Or atleast 250. But not sure if the oem pistons can handle it.
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Yes i should of put ls rods in a d16. I have a set that i got for free thats already machined and bushed for d16. So i was thinking they are good for 300hp, why not shoot for 300. Or atleast 250. But not sure if the oem pistons can handle it.
If that's the case, your next problem is that OEM pistons are press fit.
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Ls rods are press fit arent they?
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Ls rods are press fit arent they?
But the small end bushings you install to make them work with D16 pistons are for free floating pins.
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I was unaware of that. I always thought they was setup for oem pistons.
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You got the LS rods for free...that should tell you about their value today. As stated, a set of forged Eagle rods are cheap enough so that I doubt you'll find many people using modified LS rods in D16 builds any more.

You may be OK @ 250 hp on OEM cast pistons, but I wouldn't recommend it. You'll be itching to turn up the boost in no time, and may push past the limits of what the stock slugs can handle. It also depends on the tune - you're planning to pay a professional to tune it, aren't you? You're looking at about a $500 difference between cast and forged pistons - chump change in the grand scheme of building a turbocharged Honda.
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