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2.3 rods

88gt

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are the rods found in the 2.3 forged or cast. if they can handle 300-400hp, i would think they are forged. any opinions or facts?
 


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they are the same part number as n/a 2.3 which are cast... the reason the pistons are forged is becuase high temperatures wich would melt/crack/destroy cast pistons
 

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They are cast, and they are the same rods in the 90s 2.3L n/a motor that were used in the 80s turbo motors. same part number and everything.
 

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The pistons are cast, not the rods.

The rods are forged, whether NA or turbo, it's all the same.
 

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ahha, allright, thanks!
 

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