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Old 04-20-2014, 02:20 PM
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Hello!! So I have been running the spe hot x tune for awhile and Im thinking about putting rods in for safety. What would the cost be in labor for a project like that? Or would it be cheaper to buy a built short block and put it in? The truck is a 2014 F250 it has 1,500 mi and been deleted for all of its life. I feel kinda on edge having someone taking apart a brand new motor like that. What do you guys think?
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I thought the newer 6.7's have stronger rods? What have you heard they can handle? What does that tune put you at for power?
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The rods I think can handle no more then 500-600 range I believe. The tune I have is 550 Hp tune from SPE. I want to put a 66mm turbo and a cp3 on in the future but I dont want a hole in the block.
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Rods will handle 600 if you keep the torque number down
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How much do you think labor will be?
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It will probably be in the 5k range or so
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yeah I hear you, i wish they had learned their lesson on the 7.3. The 6.0 was a strong bottom end, along with the 6.4, but to go backwards in the 6.7 is baffling. To design a diesel motor to be such borderline, you know we pay enough for these things brand new. I never bought one brand new, but you know what i mean guys.
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5k for labor then say 3k for rods! 8000 for a reliability mod!! I think I might have to wait! I dont know if I should pull the whole motor apart! Its still sooo new!!
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Rods are a good thing and like building an awesome house on a great foundation.

Here is an example on needing rods: Las Vegas 6.7L Getting Twins. injectors, studs, stroker cp4 etc - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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$5,000 for labor to put in new rods that cost $3,000? How many hours of labor would that be?

How much would the labor cost for putting in a $3,500 turbo and a $4,000 mounting pedestal?

I need to learn how to do this sh!t myself because the price for the parts are already pushing the limits of sanity...
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