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How do you know if your rods are forged? Anything in the VIN? by year or MFG date? I hear some say 2000's are forged, but wouldn't it be by production date? Anyone know the production date?
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How do you know if your rods are forged? Anything in the VIN? by year or MFG date? I hear some say 2000's are forged, but wouldn't it be by production date? Anyone know the production date?
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From my understanding early 99's and older, So if you have 99.5 or newer most likely you do not have the forged rods.


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Talking I Think ???

I had my 7.3L rebuilt and we put in a set of Forged Rods to replace the OEM PMR's (powder metal rods) The rods we bought were Forged and I got em from

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They are 7.3L OEM forged rods But i believe that they came from the older 7.3L , I think 98' or under ?? Check with the guys at the above site they will know 4 sure.

The forged OEM 7.3L Rods are also bein' manu'ed by Crower but I think they go for 2k

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I had my 7.3L rebuilt and we put in a set of Forged Rods to replace the OEM PMR's (powder metal rods) The rods we bought were Forged and I got em from

Diesel Innovations

They are 7.3L OEM forged rods But i believe that they came from the older 7.3L , I think 98' or under ?? Check with the guys at the above site they will know 4 sure.

The forged OEM 7.3L Rods are also bein' manu'ed by Crower but I think they go for 2k

Good Luck, If I am wrong the guys who are techs on this site will correct me , but the guy's at diesel innovations will know also....
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Mine are forged. Most say engine production before 10/99 will have them. Here is how to tell. 7.3 Inspection Hole for Powdered Metal Rod Determination

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Why the interest in the different rods? Is one or the other a known defect?

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the forged rods are stronger then the powder metal rods. There for if you are going to build alot of hp out of your engine you best get forged rods.


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