Originally Posted by xrglen
trw rods were used from late 86 onwards and are stronger than older ones. when fitting the ef crank you just have to machine the block to take the bigger rear main seal, easy and under $70. you can machine the crank but this puts the flywheel bolts closer to the seal. which can make it leak when the bolts are tightened. preped trw rods will easy handle 20lb and or 600hp.
damn! seems like a piece of piss! makes you wonder why more ppl aint doing it!
my engine i have now is a rebuilt one with 86DA block (std rebuild) i got the motor from work and it was driving a hydrolic pump on a concrete agi (which only did 20hrs work at 1500rpm max speed)
seeing as the motor is still really fresh, will it handle the 9psi im about to pump into it (i have a mike vine turbo setup, like used on the dick johnson grand prix XD's) as i wanna wait til it goes bang, then go the EF crank conversion etc etc and go more boost