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Unread 11-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
that1guy123
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5.0 stroker worth it?

I would like to hear some first hand experience on this (maybe there's a reason not many people do this.). The only reason I'm here is because the "stroked, bored, and cammed" motor I bought from a friend was stock. After concluding there are no 12 counterweight 258 crankshafts or rods here, in the heart of Oregon, I decided to go with a stroker kit, and it's hard for me to decide on which one. One problem after another, I made my Jeep motto "go big or go home" and found this:

http://www.shop.505performance.com/p...&categoryId=25

Now, I know that the connecting rod angle and thinner cylinder walls would have a big impact on the life of the engine, but I have several donor motors laying around that could be machined and used after one fails. Maybe I'm getting a little over my head because I have no clue about how this would wear the motor out in real life. Would properly seated piston rings help at all to prevent oval cylinders? Yes or no on this build and why?

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Unread 11-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
jeeperxj2000
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Wow, $3,000 is a lot for a stroker kit isn't it? I'm looking to improve on my current 4.0 and I'm wondering whether is stroker is my best bet. Curious to see what comes up on this thread, of course everyone has their own opinion on why its a great/not so great idea.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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The way i look at it:

stroking is a good bang for the buck way to get power, might be the best.

Taking it to the extreme, i think it loses its bang for buck ratio. For $3000 you could easily do a V8 with proven durability. Not questioning a 4.0 to 5.0 strokers durability since there is practically no data to back that assumption up, im just sayin....

edit: Original question..is it worth it? Depends on what the jeeps used for. Is it going to be shown at SEMA to represent your company? Then 5.0

Is it going to be used like 99.9% of every other jeep out there and trail ridden/street driven? Go smaller or swap.
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