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Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by dynasty_365, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. dynasty_365

    dynasty_365 New Member Established Member

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    Wondering of anyone here has done forged rods and pistons on there 5.0 yet? I've been looking into them. Wondering what the best brands r and best quality. I notice the ford ones come together with Rods and pistons. All the other brands u have to buy the rods then go buy the pistons

    Just getting ideas and opinions from u more experienced guys on here

    Here's a link to lethals rods Connecting Rods - Engine - 2011-2013 Mustang GT 5.0L
     
  2. King 5.0

    King 5.0 New Member Established Member

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    I have manly forged rods and piston.

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  3. dynasty_365

    dynasty_365 New Member Established Member

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    How do u like them? What type of forces induction r u using and how much power
     
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    Bad Intention New Member Established Member

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    I just did engine swap to a ford racing aluminator. But there are few who went with Boss short block.
     
  5. twistedneck

    twistedneck New Member Established Member

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    The Manley billet pro series I-beam rods have been beat to death in many drag racing and road racing applications and hold up better than any of the budget h-beam (eagle, manley, k-1, etc..). they are more expensive but worth every cent if you want to build it once.

    Manley 5.0L Pro Series Billet I-Beam Connecting Rod w/22mm Pin

    Similar good things have been proven about oliver rods. (same ones used on the 206mph twin turbo power by the hour mustang).

    Oliver 5.0L Coyote Billet I-Beam Conncting Rod Set

    Not sure if the oliver rods are 3/8 or 7/16" rod bolts..
     
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    BlackMamba3 New Member Established Member

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    Give the guys at MMR a call
     
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    I dropped in an aluminator instead of building up my old motor.
     
  8. dynasty_365

    dynasty_365 New Member Established Member

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    Not balling enough to drop motors in and get a blower and what not? Just tryna upgrade the rods and pistons and get my blower. Not going crazy high with the numbers. Probably will stay in the 600-650 range. It's my daily driver
     
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    grnenvy New Member Established Member

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    Hmm

    No need for pistons or rods then. I have been doing it for almost 2 years now.
    10 psi a good tune and keep a check on octane 93+. Just trying to upgrade?
    U would need to pull the motor to do rods anyway. It's not a small job leave it alone.

     
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    dynasty_365 New Member Established Member

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    thats interesting. i definately hear u though. ive seen plenty guys running 700+ on these cars with stock motor and tranny and clutch and havent had any problems
     
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    D.T.R New Member Established Member

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    how much power you make and how often you beat on the caR?
     
  12. truebluedevil02

    truebluedevil02 Mr. Freemod Established Member

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    OP, if 600whp is your goal then like stated above, leave it alone. Get a good safe tune and it should be fine. TON's of guys are doing that. These motors can handle 550whp forever and 600-650whp for a good long time epending on how much you beat on it, etc.
     
  13. dynasty_365

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    well i have a new job so im not making a 40 mile drive to work anymore. i only work ten minutes from my house now so wont b much beating. i'ma go vortech or paxton and looking 600-650 rwhp and i'll definately have a safe tune. i was thinking of later down the line doing a small hit of nitrous with the blower to possibly only use at the track but that would b later down the line but doubt i do it. it was just a thought. i know some turbo guys do small hits of nitrous but it was just a thought. nothing set in stone, but the blower is going on for sure very soon
     
  14. D.T.R

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    Guys, yes while tuning affects the life spam of the motor, don't think that because the tune is safe you can push 1100whp through a stock motor and be fine. 600whp is a lot more than what the engine was designed for and sooner or later the extra stress to which the motor wasn't designed for will take a toll..
    IMO the key is a good tune and how much yo beat on it. Even if the tune is safe but you're pushing 650whp... i guarantee you that if you beat on it consistently it will break.
     
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    truebluedevil02 Mr. Freemod Established Member

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    you'll be fine with a centri blower. There easier on the rods(the weak link). Ill be going paxton mywelf this winter. IM shooting for about the same as you and my car is a DD as well. Im looking for 580-600whp low boost and 700high boost. I'll be running Methonal though.
     
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    Choosing Paxton because of the bigger head unit?
     
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    ^ That seems a little expensive?
     
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    Definitely do the 200-shot if you're going meth :D
     
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    Manley makes great products.
     

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