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Old 07-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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Talking Forged rods for the LFX engine!

I'm in the works of getting a batch of forged 4340 H beam rods for the LFX engine made. I'll end up 2 individual rods left that I can't make a full set out of. I'm thinking I would like to send at least one of them out for fatigue testing and analysis to really get an idea of how much of a beating they can take.

I'm sure I could have it done at the manufacturer, but I would like to have it third party tested.

I did stumble across this: http://www.chryslertestservices.com/...urability.html , and have already tried contacting them, awaiting a response.

In your guys' travels have you ever had this done, or know of another source, or multiple sources I could have this testing done at? Sorry if this is in the wrong section, the forced induction area just seemed like the best bet.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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I wanted to do a set too, maybe 4 more could make 2 sets, pm pricing.
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I'm actually having 50 rods made, 8 complete sets, 2 extra... I still need to supply 2 more dimensions to finalize the plan, and pricing. They are 4-6 weeks out once I pull the trigger.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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would these also fit the LLT???
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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would these also fit the LLT???
Possibly? I'd have to do some research.
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I'm actually having 50 rods made, 8 complete sets, 2 extra... I still need to supply 2 more dimensions to finalize the plan, and pricing. They are 4-6 weeks out once I pull the trigger.


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Maybe I should just change the topic of this thread... Yay rods!!!

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Maybe I should just change the topic of this thread... Yay rods!!!

These are your design?
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These are your design?
No. It was generated and supplied to me by the company that's going to be making the rods based on the rod dimensions I supplied to them off of the GM LFX mechanical specifications document. I have a stock rod, and bearing on the way to me to provide them with the dimension info that was missing from the GM document. I may end up just sending them the rod and bearing.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:05 AM   #10
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I'll just leave this here...





Now to call ARP and order some bolts!
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would these also fit the LLT???
After comparing the LFX and LLT GM technical documents, it appears that the LLT and LFX connecting rods are dimensionally identical (assuming the GM technical documents are correct)... Soo, I'm fairly certain these would work in the LLT engine also.

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What about the LY7 in the G6 GXP?
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Forged rods for the LFX engine!

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What about the LY7 in the G6 GXP?


Found the LY7 gm tech document. The LY7 rods are slightly shorter, and the pin end width is 4.23mm bigger. I don't think these would work in an LY7...



I do think they might work in the LF3, but would have to dig up the document to double check.
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Sooooo what's the cost of a set? Is this something that a group buy could benefit JF and the folks here?
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