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when i obrounded my cylinders a few years ago (don't ask), i considered a sleeve setup. i had done it before in other engines, and was successful.

then i started looking into it. due to the open deck design, and that i was going to be running about 7lbs boost, the sleeve company (the one that everybody knows) warned me off. they said they felt that the cylinders would move around enough under boost to cause repeated gasket failure. they would not guarantee against it. they said that if i stayed normally aspirated, it would be fine, but not under boost, and that was at only 7lbs.

i also spoke to arguably the best guy in the country on stroking these engines, and he felt the same way.

so, i just went up one size on pistons, carillo rods, did some porting and polishing, and balanced the crap out of everything.
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