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This is a discussion on Rod Bolt questions within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am rebuilding an 02 LS1 for my Jeep. The engine will be stock. My question is what are the ...

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    Rod Bolt questions

    I am rebuilding an 02 LS1 for my Jeep. The engine will be stock. My question is what are the tightening specs for the rod bolts. Do I do the torque and angle or do I use a stretch guage. I have everything to do both. The manual I have says to use bolt stretch, but it does not include any specs for this. It only has the torque and angle specs. Which one do I use. If it is stretch what are the specs. This engine will be pulling 3/4 ton axles w/38" tires w/4.30 gears. I do not want it to blow up during this abuse.

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    Torque to 15 ft lbs, then 65 degrees of twist. Stock rod bolts should be good up to 450 Hp.
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    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

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    It is not so much the HP that kills the rod bolts, it is the rpm's.

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