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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
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    Default Which Crate Engine?

    Ok its down to two for now, which one should I get?

    Smeding 383 Extreme with upgraded heads and carb.
    Head will be AFR 195 with a Holley 750.
    480 hp and torque.

    http://www.smedingperformance.com/383extreme.htm

    Price 6665 Shipped

    Or MAS Performane 490 HP 383

    http://www.masperformance.com/490_383.htm

    Price 6600 Shipped

    Thanks,
    Rodzilla



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    San Jose, CA
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    They both seem a little cheap for what they are advertising... They both use hyperutecnic pistons (fancy word for hi-silicone cast) which I don't like.
    I dunno... makes me wonder about the quality of the machine work
    1971 Camaro, 383 stroker ~500HP,M21 Trans with lightened flywheel. All Sorts of Auto-x Goodness in the Suspension. 12" Brakes ->SOLD

    But ask me about my 2004 STi Auto-x car...

    Just call me Brett

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