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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2007, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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I was talking with a friend of mine today and he informed me that Ford Had used forged internals in the pre-2001 7.3's and that the post-2001 engines could only handle 400 horsepower. Is there any truth to this? What can I push my '02 up to without it coming apart?
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Yes and 400 HP is considered safe
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400 is considered the limit... beyond 400 is when things come apart.

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the forged ones are only good for 550 B4 the rods starts bending... but seriosuly I duno how much power you have now but do you know what real 400HP 800ftlbs of TQ feel like I guarantee at that point conecting rods will be the least of your worriesw when it comes to breaking parts.



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okay okay -- UP TO 400 is considered safe
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the forged ones are only good for 550 B4 the rods starts bending... but seriosuly I duno how much power you have now but do you know what real 400HP 800ftlbs of TQ feel like I guarantee at that point conecting rods will be the least of your worriesw when it comes to breaking parts.
If you've got a solid tranny... 400 won't be breaking much more then rods in a 7.3...

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okay okay -- UP TO 400 is considered safe
LOL... sorry, didn't mean to make it sound like you were wrong. You had the right idea entirely, I just worded it differently

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I got a 2003 Corvette ZO6 and I know what 405 H.P. feels like,almost better than sex. And theses trucks with that kind of H.P. are so much fun to drive.You can sneak up on those tuners with a truck but not with a Vette.
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I got a 2003 Corvette ZO6 and I know what 405 H.P. feels like,almost better than sex. And theses trucks with that kind of H.P. are so much fun to drive.You can sneak up on those tuners with a truck but not with a Vette.
I drive my friends Camaro that dyno'd around 450 rwhp... it's fun, but I'd kill myself in less then a week.

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I got a 2003 Corvette ZO6 and I know what 405 H.P. feels like,almost better than sex. And theses trucks with that kind of H.P. are so much fun to drive.You can sneak up on those tuners with a truck but not with a Vette.
now imagine your vette with 4 times the torque it has now



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so forged rods in the pre 01s? nice



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