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What's a forged bottom end???????

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    Question What's a forged bottom end???????



    I run 9lbs of boost on a stock bottom end. The guys at the performance shop said I need to have a forged bottom end. Is a forged bottom end replacing the pistons, rods, and crank?


    I was told that a stock crank from an 02 SS can hold up to 700hp is that true?



    What are some recommendations or combinations have you used along with approximate price of parts?

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    Stock crank is good to lots of power. Get it polished and use again.
    Get the block honed. Will bump it to a 347ci.
    You will want a solid set of rods and pistons.

    I like my Lunati ProMod rods and Mahle pistons.
    Rods are $700 or so. Pistons are $600 or so. At least last time I checked.

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    yeah the stock crank can take lots of power
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    I'm intersted to hear about more options for rods and pistons any more recommendations?

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    Lunati pro mod billet rods, none better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Lunati pro mod billet rods, none better.
    GREAT rods.

    I went with the non-billet version. $600 less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    GREAT rods.

    I went with the non-billet version. $600 less.
    Your also not having problems with them ether are you?

    Do you think the pro mod billet rods are worth the 600 bones extra??

    Maybe just for a crazy high revving engine?

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    No problems.
    If you are planning on making 1000RWHP....the billet's would be worth it.

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    im gonna go with a quick hone to my ls1 block,then add some good rods and pistons so i can use some nitrous,and touch up the crank while its out,i plan on using a g5x3 cam with 150-200 shot of nitrous

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