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      [QUOTE=D3hd3nd;85294348]No offense taken, I'm...

      [QUOTE=D3hd3nd;85294348]No offense taken, I'm right there with you and was/am in disbelief of the numbers myself. I'm simply taking the shops word.[QUOTE]

      I'm glad you took it so well-- I was...
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      I wouldn't worry about the factory fuel rail. If...

      I wouldn't worry about the factory fuel rail. If you get any where near maxing-out the flow of the rail, you will be running a fabricated intake manifold, and with that an "aftermarket"...
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      Kevin went 9's on an 020-- Orange Crush ran an...

      Kevin went 9's on an 020-- Orange Crush ran an 020 until retirement.

      The lighter the car, the better luck you'll have with an 020 (yeah, obvious. I know). They can and will break, like anything--...
    4. Yes.

      Yes.
    5. 13x10" with 5" backspacing is what we typically...

      13x10" with 5" backspacing is what we typically run with a 24.5x9" slick. You might need a small spacer to clear the caliper depending on the wheel center's shape. They will stick out from stock...
    6. Hurry up! :P

      Hurry up! :P
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      What Ben said. :beer:

      What Ben said. :beer:
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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Good thing...

      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

      Good thing Kathleen is good looking! :P
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      Stop whining and get back to work. :P ...

      Stop whining and get back to work. :P

      Seriously, best regards for the new baby!
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      Email Kevin @ Lugtronic with your goals and...

      Email Kevin @ Lugtronic with your goals and budget and he'll advise the right combination of parts to achieve what you want.
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      I understand that Chuck. I'm not saying it does...

      I understand that Chuck. I'm not saying it does not happen, just not what I experienced.

      I also examined the ringlands, side of the piston and the rings when I took everything apart. I guess...
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      Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of my...

      Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of my piston failure, but it was a lot diffferent than the piston above. The wrist boss ripped out cleanly from the underside of the piston and the rings and...
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      [QUOTE=MK123GTi;84647782] Walbro 2345QUOTE] ...

      [QUOTE=MK123GTi;84647782]

      Walbro 2345QUOTE]

      I am betting you meant to say a Weldon 2345. :beer:
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      I understand that Chuckles, that is a different...

      I understand that Chuckles, that is a different failure than the ones I have seen. You can tell looking at the rings and ringlands if they have butted and stuck. I'm not saying it doesn't happen,...
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      Blah, blah, blah-- just get it finished, will...

      Blah, blah, blah-- just get it finished, will you? :P

      Seriously, can't wait to see it at the track. :cool:
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      The torque spikes with really small turbos is...

      The torque spikes with really small turbos is also really hard on stock bottom ends (if you're doing a budget build).
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      The failures I have seen on stock pistons are a...

      The failures I have seen on stock pistons are a result of the pin boss ripping out of the piston. Rings, ringlands and top of the pistons were in good shape.
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      And that, in a nutshell, is drag racing. :D See...

      And that, in a nutshell, is drag racing. :D See my sig for reference, lol.
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      Watch my right hand on the e-brake in the second...

      Watch my right hand on the e-brake in the second half (in-car) portion of the video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78BgaUifgVw

      Bring the clutch up until it just starts to engage and makes the...
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      DSS makes some and AP Tuning used to sell them as...

      DSS makes some and AP Tuning used to sell them as well. Then it's time for an aftermarket gearset. :beer:
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