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Old 06-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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Bummer. My stock crank works just fine after 17k miles.
Yeah...if your forged crank breaks, it's time to get a FERD PUSTANG, or just buy a horse....the horse will probably run better
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #19
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Did you look into forging your ls3 that you currently have.
That is an option I have been looking at as well. I have been flooding Ted with questions so he is probably about to block my e-mails!!! LOL
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #20
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That is an option I have been looking at as well. I have been flooding Ted with questions so he is probably about to block my e-mails!!! LOL
That's all I ended up doing. I've pleased with the reliability, drive ability, and performance. I'm sure Ted will take care of you. I think your biggest problem will be the blower. The Maggie Max parts are no longer available which will cap the blowers performance.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #21
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If you buy that longblock you can run more boost and still be on pump gas. Look into Padre's car he just went to some heads that lowered his compression.
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I have 9:1 compression in my LSX motor, doesn't feel sluggish at all, they have great low end grunt, and they can handle lots of boost because of the compression.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:51 AM   #23
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I'm going the route of the lsx 376 b15....ill let you know how it is in a few weeks. BTW theyre forged powdered metal rods
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #24
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When's the last time you broke a powder metal rod?

Let me guess, the Internet said they are no good.

Proper built/tuned engines don't break rods or fail
Bearings or pistons.
I was breakin rods and blowing up ls1's when you were still driving rx7's and long before you had a shop so don't come at me like I don't know. Anyone that uses stock rod bolts on this motor with alot of power isn't very smart Anyone that recommends it is even worse. Dyno queens with low rpm's don't break parts properly built or not. Sure the motor will work with a Maggie but so would a motor with just pistons and rods and a stock crank and the stock ls3 heads. I still would want better rods on this motor and there is no way in hell I would test the rod bolts.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #25
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I wouldnt be so quick to discount a crank.I have one of those LSX crate motors and a maggie,3000 miles and the crank broke
Never seen or heard of anyone breaking a stock crank.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #26
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I was breakin rods and blowing up ls1's when you were still driving rx7's and long before you had a shop so don't come at me like I don't know. Anyone that uses stock rod bolts on this motor with alot of power isn't very smart Anyone that recommends it is even worse. Dyno queens with low rpm's don't break parts properly built or not. Sure the motor will work with a Maggie but so would a motor with just pistons and rods and a stock crank and the stock ls3 heads. I still would want better rods on this motor and there is no way in hell I would test the rod bolts.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:12 AM   #27
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So your going to run 1000 Rwhp through a lsxb-15 and not do anything to it? Your going to do this with those rods/ rod bolts?

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #28
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That's all I ended up doing. I've pleased with the reliability, drive ability, and performance. I'm sure Ted will take care of you. I think your biggest problem will be the blower. The Maggie Max parts are no longer available which will cap the blowers performance.
Why did Ted stop offering the Maggie upgrade kits?

So your just running forged rods and pistons, correct? What RWHP level are you running at. If I remember correctly, its not all that much considering the amazing 1/4 mile times your putting down. Your car has always been my blueprint for what I would like to do with my L99.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:45 AM   #29
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Why did Ted stop offering the Maggie upgrade kits?

So your just running forged rods and pistons, correct? What RWHP level are you running at. If I remember correctly, its not all that much considering the amazing 1/4 mile times your putting down. Your car has always been my blueprint for what I would like to do with my L99.
Ted didn't stop. The guy making the spacer just disappeared. I offered my spacer as a template but he didn't want to do it at that time.

My engine has forged pistons and rods with ARP 2000 hardware. Stock heads with Teds cam and valvetrain. Races on 104. Currently it makes 732 rwhp but once I can get traction Ill start to up that a little. At one point Id like to have 800 rwhp. My set up is far from some of the things guys are doing but it has worked for me!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #30
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Never seen or heard of anyone breaking a stock crank.
It was the LSX crank,i wasnt to happy since i bought the crate motor for peace of mind. On a side note a 9-1 motor is a 9-1 motor the block doesnt add any power Also the company that makes the crank and rods for the LSX motors rate them at 750 flywheel,another fact i wasnt to happy with
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #31
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Ted didn't stop. The guy making the spacer just disappeared. I offered my spacer as a template but he didn't want to do it at that time.

My engine has forged pistons and rods with ARP 2000 hardware. Stock heads with Teds cam and valvetrain. Races on 104. Currently it makes 732 rwhp but once I can get traction Ill start to up that a little. At one point Id like to have 800 rwhp. My set up is far from some of the things guys are doing but it has worked for me!!
I have a few spacers if you know of anyone that needs one.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #32
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Yeah I can also get someone a spacer, just PM me, Hendrix knows their stuff with the Maggie.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #33
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Isn't there a guy on here with a Maggie blown low compression 416 that's stuck around the 600rwhp number? Isn't a forged crank a bit overkill at any hp number a Maggie is capable of? Not for a moment saying it's a bad choice. Just that I think there are better bang for the buck options out there.
The aftermarket cranks are a pretty good deal compared to what you pay for reusing a stock crank, especially for the blower cars.

The stock crank will be light on the counterweights for a forged rod and piston combo, so it would need heavy metal installed to balance out. Not to mention that they are not keyed for a supercharger, so you would have to pay to either key it in a mill at the machine shop (which is the best way) or have it "pinned", which has it's own problems for sure.

The aftermarket cranks will have the heavy metal installed and are really close to what most forged piston and rod combos will weigh and won't even need any more heavy metal when you have it balanced. They are also already keyed all the way up the snout for the keyed balancers for supercharged cars.

In the end, you have paid almost just as much for a stock crank, and you're still down 40 cubic inches.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #34
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It was the LSX crank,i wasnt to happy since i bought the crate motor for peace of mind. On a side note a 9-1 motor is a 9-1 motor the block doesnt add any power Also the company that makes the crank and rods for the LSX motors rate them at 750 flywheel,another fact i wasnt to happy with
Even the B15 version? At that rate your better of buying a built shortblock from Texas Speed.
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