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...geezers as much as it does me when we're talking about building an engine?
Maybe it's not smoking making me cranky, but it just don't sound right...
It's not more RAM, it's a cam for cryin' out loud!:nope:
 

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It seems to be a euphemism for "fix what should have been done in the first place", or maybe just good old fashioned "hot rod".

"Build" when the guy really means "Buy" bothers me more.
 

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Doesn't bother me in the least. Zilch, none. Now whining on the other hand....
 

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Personally I like "build" better.
It could be worse I guess if it were a Newbie doing an Uprade :yikes: :yikes: :harhar:
 

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What bothers me is all this "Stage I", "Stage II", "Stage III" stuff. " I put a Stage II kit on the bike" What does that mean. What cam did you use, what air cleaner, what pipes, did you stroke it, did you bore it? Be specific, but a lot do not know.
And as far a "upgrade" that does not make sence either. Maybe if you are talking the rev of your SERT, but adding performance parts usually "downgrades" the reliability of the motor not "upgrades" it, maybe not by much, but it still does.
I like the term "performance modifications" and the specifics.
 

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Thesaurus choices for "UPGRADE"-

Advancement, amelioration, betterment, boost, break, breakthrough, buildup, development, enrichment, furtherance, gain, growth, headway, increase, progress, promotion, rise, step, up, upping
 

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You build an engine or you dont. Staging of engines meant something with the big Mopar Wedges and big block Buicks in the day.
 

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Reminds me of guys at the drags saying they had a 3/4 race cam. What the heck does that mean ??? Tell me some specs ??
 

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MegaGlide said:
...geezers as much as it does me when we're talking about building an engine?
Maybe it's not smoking making me cranky, but it just don't sound right...
It's not more RAM, it's a cam for cryin' out loud!:nope:
...as opposed to degrade, retrograde, or re-grade... Mega - I'm worrying about ya... ;)

If you're kicking the habit - good on ya.{salute(
 

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hotshotfxdl said:
Reminds me of guys at the drags saying they had a 3/4 race cam. What the heck does that mean ??? Tell me some specs ??
It means he is 3/4 ways down the track when the other guy is crossing the finish line.
 

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It's all good as long as it's done with syn oil......or is it dino? :roflback:
 

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You guys just don't get it. You have to think outside the box. Now I need to go flash my latest upgrade
 

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while it is an apt term , it doesn't really fit to me either. I usually refer to mine as a build .Being a software engineer and performance specialist, upgrade at least from a sw perspective frequently means a loss of performance all things being equal . (more features running on the same cpu/memory /disk capability)
 
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