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Old 09-14-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
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H-beam vs. I-beam

I'm having trouble deciding on which rods I should go with on my bill I have full bolt-ons trick flow upper intake ported heads stage 4 Comp Cams and I want to spray about a 100-150 shot of nitrous. What rods should I go with?

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What's your power goals for the motor?
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What's your power goals for the motor?
All motor im hoping for at least 350 horsepower to the wheels I'm putting the finishing touches up on the car and I should have it back next week it's a brand new build but with the nitrous I was hoping to be anywhere between 450 and 500rwhp

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All motor im hoping for at least 350 horsepower to the wheels I'm putting the finishing touches up on the car and I should have it back next week it's a brand new build but with the nitrous I was hoping to be anywhere between 450 and 500rwhp

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Rod style shouldn't matter too much at that power level.
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Rod style shouldn't matter too much at that power level.
But thats just for right now im looking to get a turbo set up this upcomming income tax

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Well, what are your hp goals with the turbo setup?
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Well, what are your hp goals with the turbo setup?
7-800

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I think that H-beams will be fine.
Billet rods aren't really necessary until you get over the 1000 hp mark.
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Eagle h beams with arp 2000 bolts are good for 1000.


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Whats a good quality for cheep brand?

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There build out of the same factory as Manley. The a good brand. I have seen them used in some high horse power engines


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I just want to point out that cheap, reliable, and strong don't really go hand in hand. if your goal are 700-800 then shoot for something way stronger than that. I know Manley makes some good rods that should handle that kind of power but I don't know how cheap they are.
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Manley and eagle are both good rods


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Eagle and Scat are both Chinese made rods. It's one of those things where I would rather spend a little more money on a good name American made set instead of potentially tossing a rod through the block due to potential shoddy manufacturing. 800whp means an easy 950+bhp
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Unfortunately, it appears that Eagle and Manley are forged by the same foundry in China. It is said that Eagle and many others are also machined in China, whereas Manley are machined in in the USA.
Given the choices of connecting rods in this price range, most engine builders prefer to use Manley because they seem to be more accurately machined overall.

There doesn't seem to be an abnormal amount of complaints regarding failures with either Manley or Eagle, so perhaps the Chinese kids are getting to be proficient at their forging skills.
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I would still trust a Manley rod in a high power motor way before I would an Eagle rod. If I had the money I would put in a set of Carillo rods.
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I would still trust a Manley rod in a high power motor way before I would an Eagle rod. If I had the money I would put in a set of Carillo rods.

Carillo rods are great. If money wasn't an issue it would be pauter rods all the way.


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Yeah if 7-800 is your goal. You need rods to support 1,000. I'd stick to H beams at that point. Most people do I beams because they want lighter weight and high revving.
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Yeah if 7-800 is your goal. You need rods to support 1,000. I'd stick to H beams at that point. Most people do I beams because they want lighter weight and high revving.
What about if i was to stay with 4-500

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Stock bottom end is good for 450 safely


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