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Which Forged Rods?

Is it necessary to buy the expensive aftermarket forged rods, or will reconditioned factory rods do?

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Depends on what power level you are shooting for.

500ish or less the factory forged rods will do fine. More than that. Get the expensive ones

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So hypothetically speaking, which "expensive" rods are good? Is it by brand or what?

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All the expensive ones are good

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Where can I get reconditioned ford forged rods and how hard are they to install. Is that a DIY or is does a mechanic have to do it.
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