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From: Southern Cali
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posted 05-14-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys wondering if you can give me your input. Thinking about buying a crate motor from kragen for my ranger. Its all stock nothing special, just a daily driver work truck. I always hear bad things about crate motors so I would like to know your thoughts.. thanks alot!

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posted 05-15-2002 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those type of engines are built with the cheapest parts possible by people who work for the cheapest wages possible.

You would be MUCH better off with a used engine from a junkyard.


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posted 05-16-2002 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,when you buy cheap,you get cheap. That would probably be a 40,000 mile engine.

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