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Since this is from HL supply, the 44.3mm kit has worked well for me. Good for a budget beater/350 hop up.
 

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Always wondered why Meteor doesn't make one? Seems like a popular rebuild model.
 

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Be great if Hyway would make one , I've been real pleased with their kits . Caber rings used though , I find the rings supplied by Hyway too hard and brittle ,
 

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I bought OEM when I converted my 2152 to a 2153. They are about $200.
 

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One of my customers runs a tree service and uses a big bore 046 I rebuilt for him with the Hyway cyl & piston/Caber ring kit . He uses it a lot felling and bucking . Been a year since it was done and he recently had it in for some other repair . I pulled the jug just to have a look and it was in great shape , looked as good as OEM to me . I can share your concern , I still worry about QC on these AM kits but the Hyway kits I have used with the Caber ring are all out there running and I've probably done about 12 or so that get regular use .
I have not tried a Meteor Cyl kit yet but have use quite a few of the pistons in OEM cyls I cleaned up with no problems .
 

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The porting on the aftermarket cylinders is typically not up to par with the OEM stuff, either. I don't want a saw with less power, and lower quality, just so I can save a few bucks. I understand that other people don't agree, and I'm fine with that.
 

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I did a Meteor top end when they first came out on a 044/046 hybrid. I gave to a friend that logs for a stress test. The damn thing is still killing hardwood. I've done a lot of work to the saw over the years for him, but the jug and slug are still spotless.
 

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So do you think it is a hit or miss kind of thing with AM cylinders in general or are there known shortcomings? I'm looking for a winter project saw and buying something with a scored top end is about the only way to get something at a reasonable price. If the jug won't clean up, aftermarket is so much cheaper for an average use firewood saw.
 

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we use golf brand pistons at work with caber rings and don't have any problems.
 

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So do you think it is a hit or miss kind of thing with AM cylinders in general or are there known shortcomings? I'm looking for a winter project saw and buying something with a scored top end is about the only way to get something at a reasonable price. If the jug won't clean up, aftermarket is so much cheaper for an average use firewood saw.

Hyway brand jugs are better to me than Meteor. I do worry about the pistons, but that's because I don't have the experience with them that I do Meteor.
 
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