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Author Topic:   Powder Metal Connecting Rods
texas45
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 25, 2004 08:08 PM  
Need opinions on Powder Metal rods. Good, bad, or otherwise, let me have it,

chomme
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 300
posted August 25, 2004 09:40 PM  
I have ran them ever since they were made cause I use to get a good price workin at a Chevy dealership . I put them in about 4 motors and still run them in one of mine .....blowed one up by crackin the main caps and sold them with numerous races on em and no problem . I usually stay at 7000 and under just to be safe and never a lick of trouble . I got a buddie with em in his motor that I sold to him and no problem either . I usually have a 377 with about 525 -550 hp and would use em again if I hadn't got a deal on some manley sportsmasters for my spare motor . I think the main thing though is to not make too much hp and keep the rpms under 7000. Good luck and don't be scared of em .

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted August 26, 2004 04:09 PM  
i agree with chomme. I dont know that much about htem but i know you can get scat 6"4340 rods for around 250$ i think and I wouldnt be afraid of them unless your buildign a monster.

texas45
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 26, 2004 08:38 PM  
We run limited mods down here with less than 400hp with hydraulic 450 lift cam rule. I try to stay at about 6500 rpm. Thanks for the info.

2nd2none
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted August 26, 2004 11:31 PM  
Spend the little extra money for some scat rods or eagles and the same for the crank. As cheap as that stuff is now it just isnt worth having stock stuff in any motor even if its a low HP one.

[This message has been edited by 2nd2none (edited August 26, 2004).]

155fan
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 163
posted August 28, 2004 09:53 AM  
Federal Mogul was contracted by GM to make these pieces and they are a very nice "stock" piece . The article did say they are rated at 500hp and 7000rpm when they came out . I saw where Carrillo or one of the big name rod companies has a powdered metal rod now that just came out ....i'm pretty sure it's Carrillo .

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