forged legal rod

biblaker

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So with this forged rod becoming legal..... has anyone tested it? Obviously a forged piece is typically stronger than cast, but is also more dense meaning a possible gain in weight. Any thoughts?
 

desi199

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I would think that a cast rod would have more density gradients based upon the potential for cooler spots in the mold.
 

kitchens22

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i wished it was changed to a billet rod just for assurance. its heavier so no power gain but everyone keeps talking about keeping it cheap but yet theres 800-1000 buck motors being sold. if the forged rod is gonna be stronger, then id rather switch to it
 

Renegade

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If your paying $800 to a $1,000 for an engine would you not want to spend an extra $50 to greatly reduce the chances of a broken rod?
 

kitchens22

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If your paying $800 to a $1,000 for an engine would you not want to spend an extra $50 to greatly reduce the chances of a broken rod?
oh yea without a doubt. some if the tracks i race at allow it. so now i have 2 motors, one with stock rod and other with billet
 

mikey56

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billet rod has no performance advantage to it. some will argue that it does, but in all reality, a rod doesn't. long rods provide a way to increase power, but they don't produce anything. it's a safety factor and an endurance enhancer only. take a look at some of the pictures that have been posted on engines that had a stock rod give up. my home track allows them...had some engines go south on us and all most all of them have been caused by a stock rod letting go at 8K plus rpm....
 

PD Power

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Those stocker engines must be amazing.....running 8K RPM and above.
Those stock valve springs must really be the best thing ever manufactured in China.
 

Vmax

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The only one that may OFFER a true forged rod would be Burris racing. The one advertized is NOT a forged rod.

(;-) TP
 

rkcarguy

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Billet and "forged"(if there is such a thing) will be heavier and rev slower but be more reliable.
We've adopted a legal billet rod option at our track, provided you still pass tech on stroke and cc's.
 

jgm motorsports

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There is a stock forged. It is a vacuum forged casting and they ARE JUNK. From what Ive seen. Fact most of the ones Ive seen were hanging out the side the block.
 
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