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We have our Stroker Kit -and it is impressive!
Skip White Performance Comes Through!
can't tell you how many engine build up articles we've
read over the years where magazines like Super Chevy,
Hot Rod, Car Craft and others would do a step by step
engine build and claim huge horsepower numbers when
they finished. Many times we'd read those articles and
think to ourselves if they -we can. Then we'd start
looking for whatever part they'd used in the article
and we either couldn't find it or when we did, we couldn't
Today we find this is often still the case. The parts
they use are often available but the "connections"
they have with this engine builder or that manufacturer,
put us right back into "they can and we can't"
build it after all -situation.
When buying a Stroker kit, you'll quickly find the advertisers
with the best prices often have "issues" that
make the great deal, well not so great. In our case
our stroker kit had a great price and we were fortunate
enough to find that the folks at Skip White Performance
also handled those other issues as part of their offerings.
The whole point in purchasing a stroker kit vs. picking
and choosing pieces by price and availability to assembly
our own kit is the fact that the kit done right, a custom
kit has all the right components designed or known to
work together well. Kit suppliers have worked out the
problems you and I might run into with using one brand
of product with another.
Perfect example of something you might not think of
right at first, but you will before it's over -balancing.
Each kit we looked at online often mentioned the kit
of choice would need balancing and often it said something
like this: "balancing required, available for $150
With our kit being provided from SWP, our request for
our version to be internally balanced was included right
in with the kit price at no extra charge...
Scat crank was out and the new Eagle 4340 was
in as the replacement crank for our kit!
Skip White Performance
went above and beyond the call of duty for us!
The original stroker kit we ordered was making us
wait for the order to be filled since they were missing
the Scat crank.
We really do not know the specifics of the problem,
but it was something to do with ports and and the
length of time we'd have to wait in order to get our
kit with the Scat version of the crank included.
For personal reasons we were under the gun for time,
so we asked repeatedly what SWP could do to get our
kit on the way to us without having to wait for the
problem to clear up.
In short order, Daniel at SWP had busted his behind
and lined us up a replacement crank from get this
-another performance shop an hours drive away from
SWP picked up the Eagle crank for us, and the next
day it was on the balancer. Shipped the very same
day right after being balanced, we had our kit in
our hands in just three days via the FedEx truck!
Now SWP could have told us we'd just have to wait,
but no sir, instead they made it happen for us! We
up the trip to the Performance machine shop -And we are
taking our Stroker Kit from Skip White Performance with
Watch and read as we build the 496 Rat engine from start to finish and
install it (hopefully) into a MK 4 Supra!!
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