opinion on tearing down new race engine

Old 03-17-2008, 04:32 PM
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Would you guys tear down an engine replace the rods, then rebalance a crank to lose 3.5 lbs rotating weight?

YES 3.5 pounds....
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:37 PM
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Going to aluminum??If you got the extra money,I guess so.Wonder how much 3.5 pounds would help?Alot,I'd say.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:37 PM
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Personally, no.....
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:19 PM
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I might do it when I HAVE to tear it down. :lol:
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by topcat572
I might do it when I HAVE to tear it down. :lol:
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:02 PM
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only if i was running prostock.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:10 AM
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Going to titanium
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by phr
Going to titanium
$$OUCH$$.Probably not.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:09 PM
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IF it aint broke I wouldn't fix it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:27 AM
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Nope!

Possibly where you lose weight could come back to haunt you later. Like was said. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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