Best 306 c.i. kit? - Ford Mustang Forums : Mustang Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-07-2002, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
KNA88GT's Avatar
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 145
Best 306 c.i. kit?

Who makes the best quality affordable 306 cubic inch kit for a 302? I would like to keep my stock crank and go with a good set of pistons and rods to punch my motor out a bit to 306 cubic inches.Any recommendations or who to stay away from?

KNA88GT is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-07-2002, 12:32 PM
Registered User
Chuck98GT's Avatar
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,342
I was recently in the same boat as you. What I did was find a quality machine shop. Disassemble my motor and took them the block, crank, rods & pistons. I also bought some Ross 82006 pistons and ARP rod bolts from Summit. I took those to the machine shop too.

They are doing all the machine work on the block and turning the crank. They are also prepping and installing the ARP rod bolts onto the stock rods as well as putting the new pistons on the rods. Then everything will be balanced together (flexplate, Romac balancer, crank and the rest of the rods & pistons).

I went this route because I was able to pick my piston of choice. Also, some of these "balanced" 306 kits are not balanced with your harmonic balancer and flywheel. Unless you current crank is cracked (be sure to have it checked well) I see no reason to buy an entire kit.

1989 LX 5.0 - AFR 165 heads, FTI cam, ported Edelbrock Performer, 70mm TB, Tweecer R/T, 306 w stock crank/rods and Ross pistons, MAC 1 5/8 long tubes, Lentech Strip Terminator Lockup and 3800 stall, 3.55 gears, Zex 125 shot

Running on E85
Chuck98GT is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-07-2002, 01:21 PM
Registered User
ChadTN's Avatar
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Posts: 431
I used the D.S.S. 306 rotating assembly. I think they come with ARP rod bolts. The pistons come cut already and everything is balanced. I've been told that up to a 650 lift cam will clear. I haven't checked that out, but I'm running a .591 lift cam no problems.

It was $949 shipped to my door.

There are some better quality/bigger pictures at the address in my sig.


78 WS6 Buick Regal
89 & 93 Mustang GT and LX
97, 98, and 02 Camaro Z28's
05 Hayabusa GSX1300R

Last edited by ChadTN; 03-07-2002 at 01:26 PM.
ChadTN is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome