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Powder metal rods?

Hey everyone,
I am trying to put a H2e turbo on my 2000 f-250 with 5 inch straight pipe and an intake with up pipes and an intercooler. my main concern is the rods. Is there any chart that someone has to see what rods I have?

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Inspection hole is your best bet.

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2000 should be forged. PMRs weren't until around mid 01 I think...

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Yea, PMRs were mid to late 01. Before that was forged all the way.

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and is it true that the forged rods are good up to 500 hp?
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Yea you should have no problem with the rods. You'll want to do headstuds and valve springs though to handle the horsepower for peace of mind.


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Forged rods have held over 600+ horse, it all depends on tunin
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