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Old 03-16-2008, 02:07 PM
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What if i go over 400hp?

I know my rods will NOT hold that but if i put Billet rods and headstuds will it hold the power then. I saw someone say if i go over 400hp i would have to spend another 5k in my block.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:23 PM
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probably....but have you priced out billet rods and headstuds??
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:25 PM
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I thought 2500 for rods and bout a 1000 for headstuds? Plus the labor so i guess
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:30 PM
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the labor is gonna kill you if you have someone do it
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:31 PM
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ya id proly do it myself.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:30 AM
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billet rods are closer to 3000 now, and headstuds are 800 iirc. Not to mention you'd better add a main girdle if you do the billet rods- that is another 1200 bucks.
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If you were to do forged rods for 500 bucks and headstuds for 800 you'd be able to hold 400 no problem.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:31 AM
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ok thanx il do more research on it
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:35 AM
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Go forged, but get then cryo'd and shot peened while they're out.

Pull the motor, pull the heads, pull the pan... the only special tool needed is a ring compressor. You don't need a rebuild kit or an overhaul kit to reinstall rods (if you're not changing pistons and rings). Now if you cylinders are scored, that's a different story.

You can get forged rods for 100-200 bucks all day long. You can get them cryo'd and shot peened for a few hundred as well.

You can get headstuds for 600-700 depending on if you get ARP's or H11's. For about $1500 and your time... you could have a motor capable of holding 500...

Add some aftermarket rods, girdle, main studs, etc... etc... etc... and that price goes way up but your power limitation is much higher.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:41 AM
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wish you were my neighbor maitain.lol
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:51 AM
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I wish i was mantain nieghbor id be over there wrenching with him on his 7.3 to see how it all goes together
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