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    89 Ram 50 rod question

    Hello,

    I just bought my daughter a ram 50 with the motor locked up. I am coming from a 2G talon background but the info i have been reading is saying that the rods are the same between a 89 G63B and the 4G63. Correct me if i am wrong but I was under the understanding that rods were not the same across the board. In this case I am hoping that is not true because I have found some nice prices on eBay on a rod and a few tidbits.

    Thanks for any verification ahead of time,
    Chuck

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    1G rods are thicker than the 2G rods and are less prone to failure (really only relates to turbocharging). You can't use the 2G rods anyway as a result of excessive side play in the crank journals. Only way to be 100% sure on where you're at is pull out one of the rods and put a micrometer over it and compare dimensions. Let me guess - damage is in #1/#2 main journal?
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