Question about a stroker build

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  1. darkness

    darkness New Member

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    So in a few months ill be able to start my first ever build. I plan on doing a stroker and nitrous build. I'm looking at a few kits from modmax, mmr and maybe chp. My question is would it be better to start off with my 96-98 or a 99-04 motor? I been doing some reading and I think that they are the same with the exception of the heads I think. Is one block more stout then the other?
     
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    Blocks are pretty much the same.
     
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    03 or newer

    I have read the iron blocks need a little taken off to run the forged stroker crank. I have no facts to back it up.

    I have an 03 cobra block and 98 block in my garage .....I will confirm this.
     
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    Yeah I thought so 96blak54.


    DV3 let me know what you find out thanks.
     
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    If clearances are needed, its nothing a die grinder cant handle
     
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    Well since this is the first time I've ever touched a motor other then a few Boltons ill let a machine shop do that
     
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    Is this going to be a daily driver or fun toy?
     
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    A daily driver with a few track days
     
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    Boring and stroking with stock heads kinda kills the hp potential but brings the low end grunt up. My suggestion. ..and this is strictly opinion...but just improve a stock stroke 4.6l. Spend your money on the Trick flow heads and some wicked cams. Youll be alot happier....unless you have plans to go 4v.
     
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    No I don't plan on keeping the stock heads
     
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    Yeah if you get a forged crank you will need your block machined. Unless you have an 03+gt block or cobra block
     
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    On another note for a budget build look at boss 302 rods .... 150 for forged rods(tasca or tousley), you can get forged h beams for 350 from modmax ... Pistons, probe are the cheapest I would go they run about 500.
     
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    Thanks dv3. I was leaning more toward 99+ block any, not for any specific reason though