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Posted by Dahveed on April 28, 2000 at 19:32:56:

In Reply to: Stroker parts (what is needed, cost, source?) posted by Corey Turner on April 28, 2000 at 11:11:36:

I want to use an S14 crank for my next rebuild also. I've always wondered what rods are used, of the S14 rods are short enough, use them with a custom piston. I'm not sure there is anything OEM you can use other than M3 pistons, with machined domes.

If you want Titanium con rods contact Formula Monza/Impo Performance at: 215-942-9866 or

The largest 2002 pistons for E12 heads are 92mm, and come only as small as 90mm.

I wouldn't try to put the E30 M3 EvoII/Sport crank in the 2002 block. Although the S14 block is based on ours, it has been further strengthened. Besides, the kit is expensive. You can pick up a good used stock S14 crank for $300-500. As long as it doesn't need to be cut, only polished, then you're set. Now, the nose of the S14 crankshaft must be machined down to accomodate our '02 crank pulleys, but that's a different story.

The only forged pistons I would ever use are JE low-expansion ones. Many people with all sorts of cars are using these with good success. Very popular in racing. Don't smoke as much oil as other brands at startup. You must warm them up properly at startup though. Top End Peformance has the JE domes machined to look just like the Mahle ones, also.


Eric Kerman
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: I've been starting to think about rebuilding the old block I have, I'm still attracted to the S14 idea but it will be awhile till my budget spools up that high. Either is a sometime in the future type job but I can start to keep my eye open for parts.

: So, in the meantime, just for daydream's sake, what am I looking at for the s14 crank and shorter conrods? Any other parts necessary for the job? Besides the new pistons...

: And while we are on the subject, what is the largest mahle cast piston you can get, as opposed to the JE forged pistons. Just curious, I know some of you (Delk) swear by the forged pistons but I understand there is a signifigant amount of oil burned in the warmup of the engine, as well as a definite need to let the car idle to warm.

: I try to do that now but I cant say I always let her warm up the way I should.

: And, finally, just for kicks, anyone know the costs on the stroker parts for the S14? can you put that crank in the m10?

: Corey

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