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So I know the rods are the weak link in these motors, how strong are the pistons and crank?
Will they handle 500rwhp and 6500 rpm? Everything i've been reading says it shouldn't be an issue just making sure.
Btw, out of an Eaton, not nitrous. Thanks guys!!!!
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just get the cobra crank man. I bought one for 150 off coral and spent 100 getting it inspected, turned, and polished. so 250 i've got a crank good enough for more than i'll ever need. I'll have about 1500 into my shortblock and it'll be rated for 900. hard to beat that.
if you're not gonna want more than say 600hp, I dont see any issues with the stock scrank. get the mmr base piston/rod kit which is like 700 i believe and rated for 600. stock crank, king si bearings, get it balanced, and you'll come out with a nice shortblock for around 1200 if you can assemble it yourself. I was going to go this route but have a feeling once i make around 600hp, i'll want more after a year or so. haha.
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