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Where can I go to get rods installed?

I'm considering replacing my PMR's with forged rods from a 99/00 motor. It's a much bigger job than I want to tackle in my garage, so I'm wondering what places in the southwest US would do it, and what's a reasonable price to pay? I'm guessing it'll be in the $5-6,000 range, does that seem about right? I figure I'll include new rod & crank bearings as well as rings and honing the cylinders. Also, is there anything else I should consider doing with the motor apart? I've got mods in my sig, plus I'll be adding dual oil pumps next month.
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WOP in Utah

or maybe John Wood in Ca.?





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I'm considering replacing my PMR's with forged rods from a 99/00 motor. It's a much bigger job than I want to tackle in my garage, so I'm wondering what places in the southwest US would do it, and what's a reasonable price to pay? I'm guessing it'll be in the $5-6,000 range, does that seem about right? I figure I'll include new rod & crank bearings as well as rings and honing the cylinders. Also, is there anything else I should consider doing with the motor apart? I've got mods in my sig, plus I'll be adding dual oil pumps next month.
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Does no one rebalance the crank with the lighter forged rods? or do y'all just swap them out and call it good?
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Re: Where can I go to get rods installed?

typically any shop smart enough to do a rod swap is most likely smart enough to balance the crank.

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For that price, why don't you order a new block from Lott with forged rods, new bearings, pistons, etc already in it?

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Re: Where can I go to get rods installed?

Thats what I was just going to say... $3500 from Lott, complete, no core charge, and all the gaskets, oil pump and such... Then figure another 2k for install and your there.

Mine was at 8k for everything installed, thats with the head work too.

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Re: Where can I go to get rods installed?

I hadn't thought of a short block, I'll have to look into that option, too.

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Re: Where can I go to get rods installed?

Good point wooner. Didnt even think about that.

If I was in those shoes, that is what I would do.





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Once I hit 300K I am going to seriously look into the DI short block.

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