Just updating. I'm pretty positive that I'm just going to get a Stage 3 RAW Performance block with the CPs, that have the skirt coating.
Some nuggets of wisedom from Ron.
The stage 3 engine uses ACL bearings that are basically Cosworth Spec 0 bearings. Which are the same as Cosworth Race bearings. Just they are thicker, that way Ron and his machinist can match it to the crank as close as possible.
Ron has said the Mahle pistons normally fail with in a year with 500 wheel hp or more. From what he has seen. Just getting a little gun shy on pistons that fail that quickly. The CPs run well even at 700+ crank hp for ron. He said he has a few engines out there running at that power level. Plus, Ron has been told by CP that he can easily run 250 hp per cylinder on the CP pistons.
Ron uses Pauter 4340 Chrome-Moly Forged Rods. Which are pretty darn strong. So, I expect to be pretty darn happy with it. Just need to save a little bit more and this will soon be a reality.
378awhp/373wtq Custom Dom 3 & CBRD tuned 2006 STI.
"When in doubt...flat out" - Colin McRae
Last edited by turmic; 01-26-2010 at 02:42 PM.
Reason: Had to correct some figures from Ron. Got a confirmation e-mail back from him.