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Old 03-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Forged pistons & rods with stock crank??

Was looking at a set of forged pistons and rods and was wondering how much power I could get out of the setup with the stock crank. I wanna stay around stock for a c/r. I eventually wanna turbo my car so I figured I would ask if it was worth it.
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Re: Forged pistons & rods with stock crank??

u dont get xtra horse from that stuff.... it just keeps u from shattering pistons under boost or nitrous... let me re-phrase... reduces your chances of shattering pistons and bending rods..
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Was looking at a set of forged pistons and rods and was wondering how much power I could get out of the setup with the stock crank. I wanna stay around stock for a c/r. I eventually wanna turbo my car so I figured I would ask if it was worth it.
I'm not sure how much power your stock crank can take before it starts having problems. I would guess that it probably can't handle much over 400 to 425 HP.. I've kinda been wondering myself since I'm not sure what the metallurgy of the stock crank is. Hopefully, someone with some experience will get on here and say something.
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Re: Forged pistons & rods with stock crank??

I have heard that our stock cranks are actually pretty strong and can handle a little over 550hp at the flywheel. Again this is just what i have heard.
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Here's a good article to read. It should really help.

Crankshafts:Stock and Performance: Engine Builder
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Well I'm not looking to make power solely on the internals. It's just something I was thinking about. Because I do have plans for a power adder eventually. I have also read that a stock crank was good for over 550 hp. I just wanted some input.
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Well I'm not looking to make power solely on the internals. It's just something I was thinking about. Because I do have plans for a power adder eventually. I have also read that a stock crank was good for over 550 hp. I just wanted some input.
The crank might be good, but it really depends on if it's been abused and what shape the bearings are in. I wouldn't see a problem with it, but if I was gonna do rods and pistons.. since I had the engine apart I would just go all out and to the crank so that i only had to have the engine apart once. Saves on labour.
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