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There are lots of places out there, but who does good work for reasonable money to bore and nikasil coat a pair of cylinders?
 

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What has your search discovered so far (and what is expensive and what is reasonable) ?
 

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Just a quick google search seems to show boring to go for about $40-75 (for one cylinder. Not sure if they discount with two, since only half the setup). Nikasil plating seems to be about $170-200. Again, not sure if you get a break for two cylinders or having one shop do the boring and coating. By my math, it's about $500, which seems a little on the high side to me.
 

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Millennium Technologies quoted me $235 per cylinder (+ tax and shipping). And that's a bore and Nikasil plating from 88mm to 94mm. Is this a safe and feasable bore for my engine? Also, are there any other places that may be cheaper than this?
 

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It is absolutely safe and reliable. There are a lot of 853's out there and I'm sure they can attest to that. You're still only punching it out to standard 916 bore.

The only question is price, which is what I'm trying to find out. :)
 

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I was shocked at how much a couple of the specialist shops wanted for a piston/cylinder kit. At $500 for 2 cylinders to get bored and sprayed, that would be $1000 for 2 pistons and ring sets. Of course, that is with gaskets and whatnot, but I still think you could piece it together for much less.
 

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This guy http://kustom-kraft.com/ is just up the river from me, but seemed to be one of the better choices that I could find from searching online. He charges $200 per cylinder, to: bore, re-plate and diamond hone to the piston clearance that you specify (send your pistons with the cylinders). Any scratches that are deep enough to need welding adds $30. The guy answered the phone when I called, and seemed to be on top of things. I believe that turn around is 12 days. I plan on getting this work done later in the winter, so I do not have any first hand experience to share, but I will be giving the guy $400 at some point.

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1 year warranty also.
 

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I swear i called them on my way into work and they said something along the lines of "We do not do street applications" Maybe I'm thinking of someone else... idr.
 

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Millenium quoted me the same $235 per cylinder and also mentioned if the cylinder needs sleeving, then it's $400 per cylinder. They use an aluminum sleeve.
 

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Has anyone used either Millenium Technologies or Kustom Kraft? I'm ordering pistons this week and will be sending out the slugs and jugs to get bored/plated when I get the pistons.
 
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