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time for rods?

when is the exact time for connecting rods? or is there a hp number where you realy need to get them? i know a couple of guys, shawn, eric, and matt, have all run over 600 with the stock setup. just wondering if i need to be worrying about bending/cracking them.
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Re: time for rods?

People are running over 650 hp on stuff stuff...

If you plan on BIG hp...buy them...if only going for 600 hp...don't buy them.

If you have an extra $2500-$3200.00 to spend on nothing else...buy a set of rods.

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Re: time for rods?

Someone mentioned to me once that they were bending rods at around 750hp. But there wasn't enough long term testing to know for sure.

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Re: time for rods?

With your new setup Chris if you plan on spraying your truck in the future I would def recommend doing the rods while you have the engine apart. Just good insurance to me.....sure you might not need them according to some people and yes they are expensive but personally I'd rather overkill the bottom end rather than bend or break rods and ventilate the block.

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Re: time for rods?

thats what ive heard, i just dont really have all the money to blow right now, and am looking for some safe fuel only numbers. i want to be able to drive this truck or a while with little problems.

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Re: time for rods?

well see what the stock ones can hold this weekend here in pheonix. eric was over 1000 when he busted his. i dont think you will have to worry about it. i was told 850-900 you should probably install some.

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Re: time for rods?

matt im guessing your going to be giving your truck a bit of gas this weekend??
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yep i added another stage of nitrous and more fuel. should be fun. i might not push it too hard this weekend but when we are in sac in may i will push it hard. i didnt put my wastegate in so i cant spray it too hard.

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