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any significant differences in the mpg and grp aluminum rod

Postby badbug3 » Thu May 28, 2009 6:24 pm

i was needing a set of rods for bbc twin turbo and was wondering if there were any differences to consider between the 2 rods ?
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Postby dan miller » Thu May 28, 2009 7:02 pm

We use both, and they are very fine pieces. Some subtle differences, but I'd bet that they are pretty equal.

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Postby trmnatr » Thu May 28, 2009 8:48 pm

mgp was connected with GRP in the past, guy left GRP and opened up MGP from what i understand

I like GRP, just my opinion
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Postby srv601 » Thu May 28, 2009 8:49 pm

bad bug i thought the bbc twin turbo was for a endurance/rec boat? aluminum is a bad choice to much heat ,great for a drag application
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Postby rooster » Thu May 28, 2009 9:02 pm

michael giannone is the common thread of GRP(giannone racing products) and MGP(michael giannone performance). He started GRP and later created MGP. Both are excellent rods, but I prefer the personal service from the man himself at MGP. Groden also makes high quality aluminum rods.
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Postby Hot Rod » Fri May 29, 2009 4:54 am

What is the expected life span for aluminum rods in a drag race application? I realize it depends on the perticular application. Is it possible for them to live in a street enviroment without trouble, or is heat a major issue?
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Postby badbug3 » Fri May 29, 2009 8:47 am

srv601 wrote:bad bug i thought the bbc twin turbo was for a endurance/rec boat? aluminum is a bad choice to much heat ,great for a drag application


I have more than one twin turbo engine that i am associated with and im well aware of the endurance side of things. I have a twin turbo deal that im working on also for a drag race boat. I appreciate your input though. As a matter of fact, i have bought up several twin turbo engines that were tom gentrys offshore donovan engines that he ran in the mid 90's . There were about 10 engines that i made a deal on and i have been changing them up for different applications and selling some of them and using some. They are very nice engines.
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Postby Ron C. » Fri May 29, 2009 10:09 am

My own personal race engine gets MGP rods. They use the A-1 rod bolt which is superior. But GRP and BME make a good rod.

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Postby SKeown » Fri May 29, 2009 10:58 am

BME claim their rods are good for 100,000 miles on the street?

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Postby Abbottracingheads » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:02 pm

The MGP rods will cost you more money and are no better.
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