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      02-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Soorena View Post
I hear you loud and clear. Going with the best is the way to go and you definitely went with the best. However, my point is Mahle, CP, Wiesco etc... are just names. Some buy products because of their names, some buy products because of the products themselves. Most of the times great products come from great names at great cost. But sometimes you see massively overpriced items from big names and yet you notice people buy them just because when they compare the overpriced-item A to the overpriced-item B and C on the market, they found the price is nice and competitive. In this case i believe Dinan and RD Sport are just selling their kits mostly because of their names not because of the value of the kit; And when we find a reasonably priced kit like this PPM kit, it makes us believe that something must be wrong with it because it's too cheap and nothing is cheap unless something fishy is going on with it. The fact is, it isn't cheap. Others are overpriced.

As for the alusil block, Honestly i don't know what's the deal is with the Alusil block and what's the right piston for it. But the S62 has been around for sometimes and it seems it's doing good with aftermarket pistons. Wish we had more S62 specialists in here.
While I'm all for getting parts cheaper and avoiding the dreaded M tax, unknown parts will likely bring unknown problems. I wouldn't trust a part that I don't know the specifics about. Since PPM likely does not manufacture a single product they are offering in this kit, I wanna know who makes them and what the specs are. *EDIT* According to their website, "Pure Performance Motorsport has built a reputation as one of the leading manufactures of connecting rods for high performance engines. Our rods are a precision, high strength, quality piece. We have a growing number of satisfied clients who have engines putting down serious numbers!" I have still never heard of them.

In this case, being cheaper isn't really better until all the facts are out there.

Last edited by THE TECH; 02-23-2013 at 11:34 AM.