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I was browsing eBay a few days ago, i found a deal i couldn't pass up, so i bought it. It was 8 forged stock rods, ceramic/teflon coated low compression pistons (guessing mahle's, not sure), custom grind camshaft similar to Hypermax's grind but "larger", (reed?), and Smith push rods. Since i have an 02 i won't put injectors or anything close to my PMR engine. I was planning on getting the parts i needed and then pulling the engine, swapping out stock ones... for the new ones. I would like to use the rods if they are mic'd out to be good.. but how far can i go? Ideally i would like a set of B codes, and BWD's street or towing compounds as i already have the TN unit now.. Can i do that with stock rods? I would like 500ish hp at the wheels, but im not sure if the rods will hold? I am kinda leaning against billet rods, as then i'd feel the urge to upgrade everything else to alot more hp than my wallet can afford. Other than what i have now and Big oil before i pull the engine, i would need head studs, valve springs, would i need a girdle, main studs, etc? Would the engine running those rods benefit from it at all or is it just wasting money? Once i have the hard parts, i want to install them, keep my stock injectors, and break the engine in some while i save up for injectors and the turbo.