RB20det piston rings..

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RB20det piston rings..

Postby 90240sxca18 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:17 am

is there any place anyone knows of that is cheaper than 350$ for some damn piston rings. why the hell are they soo expensive? I could make them for less than 1/2 price. thanks.


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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby Joe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:07 am

you own a RB, get used to it haha

and i dont think you could make piston rings lol

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (Joe)

Postby 90240sxca18 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:10 am

i was being sarcastic lol. I just think the price of some things are insane. like piston rings..

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Postby Carl H » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:39 am

ca16de uses the same size bore and ring style.

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Postby cachanilla86 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:45 am

I'm in the same trouble, I wish I could buy many things OEM, but they are so fricken expensive!!

2 days ago, I found this : (Thanks God for the Holy search button!!)zer...-info

Basically, It says, the VG20 piston rings MAY FIT the RB20 pistons. For about 150-160 bucks!.

BTW, anyone has bought parts from http://www.nismoparts.com? They have good prices (i.e., RB water pump 70 + shipping)

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Postby danman04x » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:48 pm

I bought my stuff from nismoparts. Call your order in that way you can make sure they have it in stock, cuz if not you will be waiting for parts which is really annoying

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby rb420sx » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:02 am

i got sum Hastings piston rings from a shop called Compulsive Horsepower they were here in my town but that was last year so i dont know if they are still there. on the box is says (chrm ring set nissan rb20/vg20) so im hoping they work.

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby repoman » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:50 am

Call hasting mfg. @1800-776-1088 i worked with lisa over the phone and they have put a ring set together for the rb20det with stock pistons. the cost was 180.00 shipped.

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (repoman)

Postby squbafreak15 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:04 am

ok so the vg20e works(140ish) and what about the ca16 like carl h said those things r only like 50 bucks any one know if those really work

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby smitty4130 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:18 am

I have a set of rings originally designed for the Nissan 2.0L 1998cc VG20E engine that seems to also be a match for the RB20DET----78mm 1.5, 1.5, 2.8 3 pc oil assembly---the set with a cast iron top ring is set # 6240 and is $132.14 + shipping, or we also have a set with a chrome top ring -part # 2C6240 and is $176.43 + shipping. Each set is for the full 6 cylinders and shipping is $7.50 for UPS Ground - but if you need next day air we can provide that as well, customer pays shipping charges in all cases. Now -- before purchasing-- I would be sure to verify the groove depths to ensure that the rings are not too deep ---the top groove needs to be at least .126 deep, the 2nd groove needs to be at least .155 deep and the oil groove needs to be at least .125 deep to ensure proper fit. We do carry each set and try to have stock at all times, and I show we have stock on both sets. Also- for your information--we carry each set in STD, and 010, .020, .030 and .040 oversizes. To place an order call 1-800-776-1088 #2. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me again anytime!Thank You for choosing Hastings---have a great day!

That was an email i recieved from hastings

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (smitty4130)

Postby 90240sxca18 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:20 am

HEY THANKS, i just need to find out from someone if those rings fit for sure..

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby craz4240 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:45 pm

If your interested I have a set of OEM RB20 piston rings I am selling for 150$ canadian.

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (craz4240)

Postby 90240sxca18 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:03 am

are they brand new? if so i may pick them up. are you interested in any trades??

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (90240sxca18)

Postby craz4240 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:20 pm

They are brand new never opened the plastic wrap around them. I don't really have anything that I'm looking for so a trade is probably not an option...email me if you are interested .

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (repoman)

Postby drifter92sx » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:21 pm

so do the piston rings that hasting mfg sell really fit good to the std. bore of the cyl. and the piston fitment of the rb20det and do they have the option of up grades in different piston material for higher boost aplications

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (drifter92sx)

Postby smitty4130 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:07 pm

I used the cromoly piston rings from hastings. I used the standard bore. So far no issues. Perfect compression across all six. As far as upgrading the rings you may want to call hastings.

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Re: RB20det piston rings.. (smitty4130)

Postby drifter92sx » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:22 am

ok kool how much boost cuz as of right now im talkin to lisa over the phone im ordering thecyl. ring set wit the chrome top ring $176.43 for just the ting and shipping was like 7 ish so to the total came out to $183.93 and will be shipped ground ups so i live in so cal they said it would take 4 days thanks everyne that has already gone threw hastings and posting up their info

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Re: RB20det piston rings..

Postby Dar25 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:31 am

What about in New Zealand ? Any know where to get some from that you don't need to sell the car to buy them ( or buy the whole shop ) haha

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Re: RB20det piston rings..

Postby spencarango » Mon May 12, 2014 2:59 pm

does anybody have oem rb20det piston rings set for sale standard size please let me know ASAP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :rotflmao

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Re: RB20det piston rings..

Postby RB20DETHunter » Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:50 pm

90240sxca18 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:17 am
is there any place anyone knows of that is cheaper than 350$ for some damn piston rings. why the hell are they soo expensive? I could make them for less than 1/2 price. thanks.

I purchase 2 sets of piston rings for my RB20DET from www saxajdm.com. Price is very low compared to other vendors. Piston rings made by RIK Japan so very good quality as well.

Link below:
https://www.saxajdm.com/Nissan-RB20DE-R ... p427654287


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