Originally Posted by RJTheIV
So I have a friend who says that parts of my engine are forged and that I have "premium" shocks on my car. How can I tell if this is true, or is it even possible? He said you shouldn't be able to bounce the car very much if at all by pushing on the hood, and yet he did it to mine.
Well, parts of your engine are forged, but not the pistons; and their is different types of forgin' on Rods up from the stock ones. If you have a GT you don't have a Forged Build till you put in the hotter parts.
As for shocks, I don't think any "Bounce test" done by a Beer Bud will prove anything. You would need to stik a head under there and read a bar code part number. Certain packages had better suspension, but unless they are on your sticker I doubt you have them.
Drive-Way BSin' with buds is fun with friends but always take things with a grain of salt and lime
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