360 forged internals

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    74Scamp Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully I can get pointed in the right direction here. I have a 91 LA 360 that might be turned into a turbo project on e85. More than likely I’ll run a GT45 turbo and would be around 600 hp. The heads are gunna be worked over and a boost friendly cam will be installed. I know the stock crank should be ok on 600 hp of use but I’d like to at least get forged rods and pistons. I cannot find just a set of pistons and rods without getting a stroker kit. If the block needs bored .030” that’s fine but I’d rather not run a stroker kit. Anyone have a link to some forged pistons and rods?
     
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    Scat I-beam and H-beam rods in 4340 material and Icon forged pistons in 2618 material. These are the brands I'm considering, I'm sure others will have varying opinions and maybe real-life experience.
     
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    Awesome that’s what I was looking for! Thank you! I was much more into Magnum engines than LA but I will be ok with the stock crank right? I see lots of guys use them but I’m just double checking on “longevity” with around 600hp on the street.
     
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    rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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    LA and Magnum cranks swap.
     
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    But will the LA crank be just fine to use? That was my question but I could’ve worded it differently.
     
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    rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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    My answer is your answer or in other words....

    Yes

    :lol:
     
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    Haha ok thanks
     
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    I understand the factory magnum rods are forged. Something to consider.
     
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    The factory rods are forged, but he wants a stronger connecting rod than those are.

    Wiesco, scat rods,ohio crankshaft rods, k1 rods, Icon pistons, je,srp,ross,....plenty out there to spend on
     
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      Molinar is out there too
       
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        They are but still get sketchy after 450 hp from what I’ve seen. I’m just looking for a better choice for reliability/insurance on my build.
         
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        I hear you. I'm looking to build a forged magnum to replace my existing stock bottom 5.9 turbo build but don't want to go stroker.
         
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        I havent lost an h beam ohio rod, 4" stroke 6800rpm, nodular iron crank too.
         
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