Nissan RB26 Engine Block Build

The first place you'll run into limitations on your RB26 when seeking more power is the block. The factory ring lands tend to be the first point of failure in the lower end of the engine. To remedy this forged pistons are prescribed. Additionally, since oiling issues plague these motors an extended crank collar is required to provide proper oil pump engagement. Assembling a bottom end build is made easy through Raw Brokerage. Determine what type of power and use your engine will be seeing and "Build now”!

Pistons

Reason to upgrade your pistons on your Nissan RB26 is the factory piston's ring lands are perhaps the most prone to failure in the entire rotating assembly. When upgrading the forged piston options allow for strong piston design to support higher HP goals and performance gains.

Nissan OEM Piston Ring Set RB26DETT

If looking at doing an OEM overhaul then these rings are for you. Nissan replacement for your factory pistons.

$144.83
Wiseco Nissan RB26 Forged Piston Kit (86.5mm bore, 8.2:1 CR)

These pistons are a great value for those looking to go forged internals while not breaking the bank.  Wiseco is known for their coated skirts which reduce drag and improve heat disbursement.

$828.00

Connecting Rods

Reason to upgrade your pistons on your Nissan RB26 is the factory piston's ring lands are perhaps the most prone to failure in the entire rotating assembly. When upgrading the forged piston options allow for strong piston design to support higher HP goals and performance gains.

ARP 202-6007 Rod Bolt Kit - Nissan RB26

If keeping your factory rods to do an OEM plus rebuild upgrading the rod bolts is highly recommended. 

$124.55
Eagle CRS4783N3D ESP H-Beam Forged Connecting Rods - RB25 RB26

With a tight budget in mind, these rods are your quickest option upgrade to further forge  your rotating assembly.

$765.00$510.00
Manley H-Beam Connecting Rods RB25DET RB26DETT

Best of both value and performance are the Manley H-Beam Rods.  Like the other rods in this category, they are equipped with a ARP2000 rod bolt.

$656.40$539.40
Brian Crower Connecting Rods w/ARP2000 Fasteners Sportsman - RB26

Similar to the other rods in this category, Brian Crower makes a great balanced rod between performance and price to ensure a quality build.

$731.22$676.38
Nitto Performance Engineering H-Beam Connecting Rod RB25 RB26

Some of the highest HP RB26's in the world run Nitto products and it goes without saying their level of quality matches.

$759.09
Carrillo Pro H-Beam Connecting Rods w/ CARR Bolts - RB25 RB26

Carrillo makes some of the highest quality parts available for any engine. Similar strength of an I-Beam but the weight of a H-Beam rod. Comes complete with higher grade CARR Bolts (compared to a ARP CA+626 bolt) 

$2,025.00$1,838.03

Bearings and More

With any rebuild it's highly recommended to replace these components when doing an engine rebuild.  Both main and rod bearings are considered to be a wear item that should be replaced during reassembly.  We have found that Kings Bearings are some of the best that you can use providing a triple layer bearing coated in their high performance race coating.  ARP main studs are a standard upgrade when doing any rebuild and should be considered at this point in the build process.  If your crankshaft has a short oil drive (which most of them do) or have had experienced some damage from use, you'll want to replace it with a Nitto oil collar.  This collar can only be installed while the crankshaft is out of the engine.  Certainly a component you don't want to overlook during the rebuild process only to either not have it or needing to disassemble the engine again. Everything from bolts to gaskets Raw Brokerage has your engine block build covered:

Kings Engine Performance Rod Bearing Set - Nissan RB25 RB26
$125.00
King Nissan RB25DETT/RB26DETT High Performance Main Bearing Set
$168.00
NITTO Extended Crank Collar RB20 RB25 RB26

A must on any RB that has a short collar crankshaft or a crankshaft that is in need of repair on the oil drive.  This collar can only be installed while the motor is disassembled, so don't forget to add it!

$149.00
Cometic PRO2017B StreetPro Bottom End Gasket Kit RB20 RB25 RB26

This kit comes complete with all the essential gaskets required to put back together your engine block during a rebuild. Oil pump, front main, rear main, oil strainer and oil filter gaskets are included.

$55.00
ACL RB4074 Small End Bushings (Not bored) - Nissan RB25 RB26 RB30

Quantity of 6 required per engine.

Use if looking to refurbish factory connecting rods.

$6.00

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