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Hey guys new here.

I've been planning a build on my D16Y8 i have currently with 210k miles, planning on rebuilding and going turbo.

Now with that being said and a lot of reading i've done i see that for example with Vitara rods you have to notch the block.

With that in mind i was wondering what options are there out there for forged rods that would not require notching the block. Or if i have a misconception regarding this and notching is only required in certain cases.

Thank you :D
 

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BATSLOMAN GIVES NO FUCKS.
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notch it and be done with it.
 

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Even with the Skunky rods built for the vitara's, you need to notch the block. There's a good write up on notching with plenty of pictures showing how much to notch. Only took me an afternoon. In most cases you'll need to notch the girdle as well.
 

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There are no "good" rods that fit D16 blocks without notching. You need to do it, and its not a big deal.

Just drop a piston on the rod, no rings. Slam the old bearings in the block, slam the old bearings in a rod, drop it all in, torque it down to what ever you want, and spin it over. Its not a big deal at all.
 

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I know it's a not a big deal and i don't mind doing it if i have to, just wanted to get my facts straight before i jump in lol. But thanks, i think i know what i'll be doing next month now :D
 

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There are no "good" rods that fit D16 blocks without notching. You need to do it, and its not a big deal.

Just drop a piston on the rod, no rings. Slam the old bearings in the block, slam the old bearings in a rod, drop it all in, torque it down to what ever you want, and spin it over. Its not a big deal at all.
Theres alot of banging slamming and dropping here, do you work on FORDs for a living?
 

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Fords aren't so bad! Unless you expect the timing chains and guides to last. :)

Crower rods don't require notching
On D16's? I've had a few D15s that didnt need notching. But if so, cool good to know too bad they are like $800!
 
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