All this talk is really itching my brain and my curiousness (is that a word) ha ha
on this idea of what makes a block pop. I'm leaning towards putting in 300cc something hybrids with a S400 something and documenting what happens in "my situation". Treating my truck like I do now "like i did then", a dirty whore with a driver with stage II's who didn't know any better with PMRs
. I think I'll document the whole ordeal or (until it POPS
) When I didnt know any better I wasnt scared of floggin stage II's at 1400 rpms with the TC
locked up in 2006 while all the sudden I've lead myself to believe that ends in disaster. Why now do I second guess my truck/ myself/ my tuning after realizing potentially how much money i could spend/loose upwards of 25k+ or "blow" by most peoples standards by picking/ not picking a "good block". I'm about to do a build myself , getting the block, magnafluxed, decked, machined, balanced and cryoed.........plus billet rods, filled block to freeze plugs, hpop
stage???, 400 cc
injectors, ported heads, coated mains, bearings, headers @cut pistons, cam, twin turbos,fire ringed, girdle, fuel system, ETC,
. Most of this build as far as install and fabricating the turbo I will do myself , however, I have become very confused as to is it worth it, even though i bleed blue and desire to build something different. Something were people have already decided it cant be done does drive me. I truly believed this is a reachable goal (700+ or - on fuel) before I really began reading everything in these forums or on the net in general. Or do i just do another project besides a 7.3, like become a quitter
and not worry about blowing chunks of motorand pistons all over the intersection after I spent an obscene amount of money? I'm about ready to see If I have a freak PMR
block or not?? I'm very close to seeing what really happens and data logging the whole deal. How many people with PMRs
besides Kainers have truly pushed "the PMR
HP virtual limit"???? If you can rule out tuning somehow, Is there a way to truly measure longevity between a PMR
block VS a forged rod block VS. a forged cryogenic block VS billet rod block?? I''m not mad just really want to know what everyones true opinion is on how feasible it is for having a daily driver with 650+ HP that will be driven "normally" is. (don't get me wrong I plan on crushing all the punks in my neighborhood with dodges with STROKE THIS on their back windows )but not ragged out at the track every weekend or used at just Dyno Events.........I understand there are risks involved, but I would like to know what you guys really think of how important the rods and any or all supporting mods really are for insurance. I want to take every precautionary step necessary to make sure I did my best in protecting my investment to not have my block be the weak point. I get the fact that who really needs 500+ horsepower 900ft lbs+ torque because thats a chit load of powah in these trucks!!! Considering that what do you think?
P.S. sorry if i derail this post as I've kept quiet on this for a year or two but this had been driving me nuts.