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#1 garyLT1


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  • Year: 1993
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  • Model: Trans Am
  • Engine: 5.7 LT1
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

so i just finished building my short block on my LT1 i went with forged pistons and a stock bottom end with a high volume oil pump which came with my rebuild kit. So Im running a pretty big cam and and head package (LE1) that i bought from good old llyod elliot portworks in texas. my bottom end is built proper and torqued to specs and rods are torqued and degreed like told and everything was rebalanced due to the heavier pistons and just to be on the safe side. What my concern is should i have went with the ARP bolts rather then the stock, i know ARP bolts are stronger but do you think i should be fine? or should i pull the rods out and put ARP bolts in and if i do that, do i have to get the bottom end balanced again because that would cost me another $200 to do. so im needing advice if im safe the way i am or im not safe

Edited by garyLT1, 30 May 2012 - 07:56 PM.

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