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Why not Eagle Internals?

This is a discussion on Why not Eagle Internals? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have heard soem people downing the Eagle brand for the internal rebuild of the LS1. i know a few ...

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    T/A Everyday oreowizard's Avatar
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    Why not Eagle Internals?

    I have heard soem people downing the Eagle brand for the internal rebuild of the LS1. i know a few friends that swear by Eagle for their street/strip cars but aren't LS motors. I like the Lunati stuff, but Eagle is 1/3 the cost, is it that big of a difference for the LS series motors? Any input would be a help. And what about the Lingenfelter internals?

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    Eagle rotating assembly parts require machining. You basically just drop the Lunati stuff in place and go.

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    We just recently used Eagle parts in my fathers 455 pontiac build to 474 cubic inches,,,,and it needed some machine work to make things right. It was supposed to be drop in and go,,,but the rods needed reworked on the big end and the crank needed some polishing as well.

    After some work all the clearances were spot on,,,but you would think it should be that way out of the box,,,oh well. Doesn't mean they are bad,,,it just means you need to check everything before assembly,,,no matter what the brand is. Sometimes there is some finish work to be done,,,depending on how picky your machinist is.

    I have never tried Lunati rotating assemblies.

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    i used eagle crank and rods for my 408. all went in fine.

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    People don't like Eagle because they are forged in China, and there Quality Control is not as good as here in the US and other countries for that matter, just look @ the Lead paint and GHB in the toys....Lunati is made here in the US and is Aircraft grade specs and tolerences.....meaning TOP NOTCH......however it ALL comes down to the customes 2k for Lunati crank or under 1k for Eagle.... It is ALL up to you the consumer......
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    I've used Eagle rotating assemblies twice with no issues and would buy from them again. I agree with above about checking every tolerance/specification, but so far I have no complaints.

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    Ive ran eagle in a couple motors and dont have any complaints.

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    we've ran Eagle in our race motors and never had any problems. I'd upgrade the bolts and drop it in.

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    Eagle crank, Comp Star rods, and Diamond pistons. Great combo.
    But I'm interested in the K1 parts. I'll use them on a future build just to see how they are.

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