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post #11431 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 12:25 AM
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I believe it's been plastiguaged.


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post #11432 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 01:42 AM
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Just remember that you're going to need to have the crank polished, get new main and rod bearings, new piston rings, block honed or bored(maybe, hopefully not) engine gaskets, new push rods(I wouldn't use used ones) machine work on crank, balance crank/rods/pistons(with rings) if you tackle this let me know, I'd like to join on the build. I'm also curious how much difference it makes. I've been really curious about the 4.7 strokers, but don't want to overbore until time for rebuild.

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post #11433 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 07:55 AM
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I was recently on the fence about converting mine to a stroker until I added up the cost vs performance aspect. I had intent to possibly one day do some stock class racing (which requires stock size motor) so a stroker was the only option. I was wanting in the 275-300hp range. Now assuming I would do none of the work on the engine myself, basically ordering the Hesco stroker to my spec.......cost was around 7k for the long block I even contacted what resources I could to do machining here, parts there, and do some work myself....still came out in the 5k range all said and done. Just a good stroker kit runs in the 2500-3k mark before any machining ect. Not to mention cooling upgrades, computer tuning (assuming FI) ect..

It didn't take me long to realize after many engine swaps in my past that you can get a used late model GM LS engine 5.3, 5.7, or 6.0 for $1200-3k all day long easily computer modified to be a few wire hookup and reliable 300-400hp easily on tap. And this swap isn't much harder than having to pull your stock motor out and replace it anyway.

So unless your a purist, stock class racer or a machinist, I have never seen the benefit of going 4.5 or 4.7 stroker.

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post #11434 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 08:15 AM
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So what is on fire? With these winds it cannot be good

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post #11435 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 08:27 AM
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So what is on fire? With these winds it cannot be good
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post #11436 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM
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So what is on fire? With these winds it cannot be good
News radio said it was up in the Tahoe area.

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post #11437 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 08:59 AM
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Yes, it's smoke from northern NV.
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post #11438 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 09:57 AM
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It's making my allergies go wacko

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post #11439 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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Not really sure what started this, but most days, I'm happy with my Jeep. I only have issues with it on uphill highway climbs. In all other areas, including off road, nobody can tell what's under the hood. I can't tell you how many times people tell me I drive too fast. Nothing wrong with my Jeep. I know not to expects A's from a C student.
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post #11440 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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I am willing to bet that they never checked their tire pressure.
Was it the tire that separated or did the wheel come off the truck? Mechanics over tighten lugs all of the time.
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post #11441 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:02 AM
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post #11442 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:06 AM
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Under inflated tires = more heat. I rotate and check pressure all the time. If I don't it will wear out the viscous coupler faster. Not a job I want to do again. On a side note, don't trust the tire places to tighten the lugs properly. Sometimes those idiots crank them down and the lugs will snap. It's sad that a man lost his life because he wasn't on top of his maintenance.
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post #11443 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:21 AM
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yeah, I was worried when I got an alignment last week. I pulled all of the tires and double checked the torque on the spacers and just torqued the wheels on myself.

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post #11444 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:37 AM
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I parked next to this crapped up white minivan at the Y yesterday and noticed that I could see the steel belt in the right front drive tire.
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post #11445 of 41863 Old 05-23-2012, 10:48 AM
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Wow, I'm in a shytty mood. Not directed at anyone. Sorry about that. It's my Dr's fault. Eff that haji.
Its all good man, we still lov.. err.. tolerate you I dont think anyone was trying to argue or be offensive (myself included) just b.s.ing like we always do
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