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Old 01-29-2008, 03:11 PM
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Connecting Rods

Just curious I'm not having problems or anything just wondering who makes the best connecting rods for the 7.3?
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"best" is hard to define...
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how big are you planning on going?? Cause at the mod level you have listed your rods wont be a problem.

Forged rods are good for 500-550HP depending on who you talk to...
PMR rods are good for 400 HP in most circles of talk.....

That is HP at the ground...not at the motor.....

Your truck is an 01...so it could have either rod in it but most 01's have PMR rods....
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I am truly just curious about I had a guy that I used to work with that said the rods in my truck are bad I am guessing I have the PMR rods. But I really just want to know for general knowledge.
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I am truly just curious about I had a guy that I used to work with that said the rods in my truck are bad I am guessing I have the PMR rods. But I really just want to know for general knowledge.
ur rods are fine for at least 100 rear wheel horsepower more...honestly you cant hurt your rods with a stock turbo and stock injectors....(unless you have a really bad tuner, in which case it wouldnt matter anyway)
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how big are you planning on going?? Cause at the mod level you have listed your rods wont be a problem.

Forged rods are good for 500-550HP depending on who you talk to...
PMR rods are good for 400 HP in most circles of talk.....

That is HP at the ground...not at the motor.....

Your truck is an 01...so it could have either rod in it but most 01's have PMR rods....
sorry, dont mean to hijack the thread, but

when exactly did the rods change from forged to pmr's? or how can i find how which one's my truck has.
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sorry, dont mean to hijack the thread, but

when exactly did the rods change from forged to pmr's? or how can i find how which one's my truck has.
powdered metal (pop metal) versus forged steel.....

a 2000 should have forged steel rods...
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powdered metal (pop metal) versus forged steel.....

a 2000 should have forged steel rods...

did all the 2000's have them, or only the early ones. cause mine is a late 2000, build date is july of 2000
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How about the 2001's is there a way to tell if you have forged rods. Like a code on the engine or a build date to go by?
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To answer the OP directly,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Crower
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