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post #1 of 10 Old 11-18-2007, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Horse power limit

I think my limit on hp my truck can handle it round 400 ish but what would i have to do to my truck so it will handle more than 400horse early 99 read the sig i know im not close to that mark but i will be i jus started on mods last month

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-18-2007, 01:13 PM
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being a 99 you should have forged rods, making your limit 500 or better IIRC

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can probalby go to 500-550 from what I've read if you have forged rods (should if your truck is an early 99)
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-18-2007, 08:08 PM
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The early 99 is good for 500-550hp. Diesel innovations says 600hp on their website.

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anyone know what the late is good for?


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the same as the early i belive....
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up til sometime in 01 I believe all the rods were forged....then PMR came along and limited the potential internal strength.
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01 and layer had PMR rods which dropped the level to around 400 HP, there are quite a few riding this edge.
I would still want head studs above 400, but that's just me. Above 550HP I would be looking at a girdle as well.

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anyone know what the late is good for?
Powerstroke rods from 99-00 are Forged Rods and are good for 500-550. At that power level you really should get a better turbo and once you get over 43-45psi you are pushing what your factory heads can take, I would get them studded. And don't forget your motor, properly prepared, should be fine at 500rwhp....your stock trans not so much. I am building the transmission fund right now myself.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-19-2007, 09:29 AM
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i would not push past 500 with forged rods.
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