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Old 06-09-2014, 08:28 PM
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It's coming to a point on my project now that the stock forged rods from my 99 motor wont be able to stand up to what I want from them or at the very least not for long unless I baby it forever.
Since it's taking longer than I planned to get everything to this point I have the money for De-lipped and coated Mahles and some good rods but my searches for comparisons on them turns up hardly anything on which might be better or worth more than the others.

Manley's are ~2300
Crowers and Carillos are ~2600
and the Hypermax ones come in at just under 3k

Anyone have opinions or advice to guide me? Any more options out there?
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A different forum such as Powerstrokearmy.

You won't find much information here since most of us just like to have trucks that run right.
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On PSA now........WOW is all I have to say... info overload
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.....and the worst part of all of that "info" of which you speak is that maybe 10% of them have any first-hand experience with any of the drivel they regurgitate.

Such is the life of vicarious living on the interwebz.
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Haven't been on PSA for a long time. They are a different crowd. You'll find kids wanting smoke to guys making monster HP! There's a lot of guys over there making 500+hp. Ain't many on here doing that.
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.....and the worst part of all of that "info" of which you speak is that maybe 10% of them have any first-hand experience with any of the drivel they regurgitate.

Such is the life of vicarious living on the interwebz.
I'm one of those guys to a point. I learned from the experience of others. One of the big things I learned on here is that if you spend some time on a forum, you'll figure out who to listen to.
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Like anything its just sorting out good info from bad. Yes there's idiots on there but there's some guys on there that definitely know their stuff and ive already learned quite a bit from it all. I've found many new ways to spend money on a 7.3l tonight lol Just looking at first hand experiences of very similar builds to mine ill be around 650
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Definitely don't listen to me... I'm still waiting to hear back on my application to get in the 200HP club.

On Edit: I heard back. Application Denied!

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Well said cleatus. I for one know and have learned first hand what happens when you try to build power without the right tuning/tuner. Plus some of us use our pick-ups and pull them hard.
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What do you plan on using the truck for?
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What do you plan on using the truck for?
cruising, drag racing, hauling my fourwheeler. maybe some towing small trailers. idk kind of everything. its a rat rod. (but with one hell of a motor i guess lol)
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I'd plan on a girdle and a partial block fill along with the billet rods.
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