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$250 For Piston Rings?!?!?!?!?!?!


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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:18 PM

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https://www.subaruge..._parts_cat.html

Search there. Is this a mistake? Anyone out there know where some can be had alittle cheaper?

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

PN: 12033AA000

https://www.subaruge..._parts_cat.html

Search there. Is this a mistake? Anyone out there know where some can be had alittle cheaper?

-Brian


Only $173.62 at 1stSubaruParts.com

https://www.1stsubar...m/partscat.html

#3 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:29 PM

Still, i wouldnt spend $173 on a real ring.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:49 PM

If I remember right, my old shop was buying theirs from Carquest. I don't remember the pice though.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:50 PM

I just saw a set on ebay for cheap the other day like $20 or somethin

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:56 PM

Autopartsplace.com (think it's basically the same company as thepartsbin.com, though the prices are usally cheaper) has the piston ring set for $89.11
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:00 PM

Yeah, that's a little steep, but what do you want? I mean, they never get to sell any because they never wear out!;)

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:04 PM

If that were the case I wouldnt need to be buying any myself. But this block I have will need to be honed and that means new rings and bearings too.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:51 PM

Make an order from ITM or ITM distributor. They got awesome subaru parts and they wont ream you like OEM.



If that were the case I wouldnt need to be buying any myself. But this block I have will need to be honed and that means new rings and bearings too.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:26 AM

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:16 AM

Ask Suby Gal at Chap' . I bet they have some for a good price.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:41 AM

Ask Suby Gal at Chap' . I bet they have some for a good price.

The URL that Junkie gave is the site for Jamie at Chaplin.

Hey Junkie, you asked for a cheaper site, I gave you one, you didn't say how much cheaper you wanted it. :lol:

Good luck finding the parts cheaper, just remember, you get what you pay for. Non-Subaru parts, although cheaper, will cost you more in the long run.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:06 PM

Jerry, thats who gave me the part numbers :) Im not blaming her for the high prices, but $250... even $175 was more than I Was expecting.

Maybe I'll just leave it up to a machine shop to get the parts and i'll just close my eyes when I pay the bill :-\

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 02:55 AM

$85 from AutoPartsWorld:

<http://www.autoparts...aru_parts.html>

I've been happy with parts and service from them.


Jerry, thats who gave me the part numbers :) Im not blaming her for the high prices, but $250... even $175 was more than I Was expecting.

Maybe I'll just leave it up to a machine shop to get the parts and i'll just close my eyes when I pay the bill :-\

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:19 AM

If that were the case I wouldnt need to be buying any myself. But this block I have will need to be honed and that means new rings and bearings too.

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I thought the point of getting a junk yard motor was to just swap and run it?
sounds like your getting in a bit deeper that you expected.

you can purchase Nipon piston rings that work quiet nicely from a good parts store. ask for a place that buys from IMC or Worldpac. I did rings bearings gaskets (all Japan stuff) for probably around 350$(my price) for the rallyX RX. since no one wants my spare motor I may build it up too and find somthing to drop it in.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:27 AM

Beck/Arnley rings at Rock Auto are 46.79/set
Sealed Power rings are 81.79 there also.

http://www.rockauto.com/

I think I went serious low ball and used the Beck/Arnley rings in my current engine. With a fresh hone and a 2000 mile break in with non synth oil there's no leakdown at all and the rings have survived their fair share of knock when I was playing with timing and different fuels (12,000 total on the engine).

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:38 AM

Russ, your right. Im getting deeper and deeper into this project every week. I have my heads at the shop now being worked on, im sure thats gonna run me $250-$300. The block i got from the yard will need to be honed before it can be used... shop labor and parts (at this rate) will run me another $300-$400.... or I can goto the yard and try my luck again with another random block.

*sigh* With rings and bearings priced the way they are, im leaning toward trying my luck with another block.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:41 AM

Did you contact CCR?They may have a good lead to some rings for ya.Not sure if you already contacted them.Their # 303-293-9230.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:56 AM

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https://www.subaruge..._parts_cat.html

Search there. Is this a mistake? Anyone out there know where some can be had alittle cheaper?

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ThePartsBin.com lists this part for $106.04. It is not exactly cheap but cheaper than some of the prices listed above.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:25 PM

240-270 sounds about right for rings oem is the only way to go i know the price seems high but think about it 2-3 years down the road when the cheap set breaks a oil ring and your back to square 1

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:43 PM

has anyone had a "cheap set" break?

i'm not starting a debate, i'm curious since i've never rebuilt a block before.

advanced auto parts has piston ring sets for abut $68. and i can get a discount on that. not saying i'm going that route, it'll be couple months before i get that far.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:27 PM

I've not used that many new rings, but I have bought the cheapest thing I could find and even on my little turbodiesel pickup they've been fine. If I had my druthers, I'd use maybe OEM or Deves rings.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:38 PM

Nippon piston rings are verry high quality in my opinoin. they are a supplyer for such major manufactures as Toyota and Mercedes and many more.

www.masterautoparts.com had the NPR rings listed in stock for 39.95
that was just the first place I looked.

they are the rings I am using in the newly rebuilt RX motor and so far they are working just fine.

not knocking the dealer but on items like this but the manufacture buys them from a supplyer who then sells them to a dealership. The dealership sells them to the consumer. thats two extra mark ups on prices than if you just bought from a distributor.
yes I leared a bit working in the auto parts bussiness for 4 years.

#24 Tycho

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

Indeed...Nippon rings are killer.

Most "in the know" honda and toyota builders use them in their 150 HP/L (or more) NA builds.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:57 PM

Is that $40 for an entire set?

I dont see how rings will just fail... havent heard of anyone having problems on non-OEM rings either.

And CCR were the 1st people i contacted. They told me they dont sell parts, just engines. With all the money I've spent and am looking at spending... i could have bought a CCR engine by now :banghead:

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