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6/5/14 1:51pm - Original Message: 'balancing'
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I know all the books say balance engine. but do you all actually do it when changing pistons.?

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6/5/14 2:45pm - Reply: 'Re: balancing'
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No......

It's always a good idea to have everything balanced as well as possible, but just installing new pistons, even if they are different from stock should not require re-balancing. I've built many a stout hot rod engine without ever needing to have the rotating components balanced. On the other hand, if you want one that idles smoothly, runs smooth, and will take the higher RPM runs without exploding, then balancing is the key. Imho, for a stock type build, it's not needed. If you're building a stroker, changing the crank, or anything like that, then yeah, it should be balanced.
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