Originally Posted by thomas flaherty
Zero I’m with you I hope trump using tariffs on steel and alum can bring back all kinds of manufacturing including performance parts. Just a note on the rod this is not a butler only deal, it will be sold threw summit jegs etc etc and yes will find there way onto ebay. Also eagle rates them at 750 hp. I would never run them at that horsepower but 500-600. Last comment price point is important $349 press pin and higher makes you look at the 4340 bushing h beams for a couple dollars more
yes you can get the forged H beam fro $560 on Ebay and it's communist made. another friggin' Chinese offshore rod but at least it's the right size.
we need congressional laws outlawing and banning that foreign sheet from even being imported. if a hot war breaks out all the guys selling this crap are gonna get a big surprise cuz none of it is going to be imported AT ALL.
I don't buy the forged crank line anyway, cuz any force that's strong enough to break a GM cast crank, is not going to be slight, and is going to bend a forged crank too, and blow up a motor even if it HAS a forged crank in it.
how many guys do you know who have broken a cast GM Pontiac crank ? I can't think of a single one, cuz the tiny little rod bearing or main bearing is going to fail long before that big GM beefy cast nodular iron crank is going to break. you may crack one but you'll find it when you freshen and mag it.
this is why the 1000 HP motors with aftermarket parts are so damned boring, cuz half the motor is Chinese made and then no American Patriot cares how fast it is, you're running a Chinese motor.
the Chinese made GM cars are so bad, they are BANNED from being imported into USA as it is right now. that's how schitty they are. yet guys are still putting these cranks, rods in their Pontiacs and running these intake manifolds with no markings or name brand on them.
just to go fast and race ? wake up racers, if you run Chinese parts, nobody cares or gives a fukk how fast you are, it makes the racer look like a broomstick cowboy... there's no pride in that.