Join Date: May 2005
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Okay, after a closer look two things stand out as being possible issues: the first being the connecting rods with 45 degree caps, there is no way this could be stronger than the usual fare.
Andy the block is claimed 160 lbs lighter, that a lot of material gone, and like they said they have lopped it off in some parts, added in others. I don't think this is a major chunk of iron like the Cummins are.
On the positive, interesting turbo design (not sure if a siamese turbo can spool as quick as twins though). High tech fuel delivery. No power figures but must be class-leading (until the Duramax gets reworked, GM like being on top). Looks like a good flowing cylinder head design - appears almost like a duramax style hemi head - which is well known as the top flowing heads stock and aftermarket. And of course more head bolts!
Tranny is a non-issue, will be a top-quality unit.
Cummins, Duramaxes, and Powerstrokes - some of each
Newest: 08 King Ranch - 8" Rize, 20" Monsters, 5" straight pipe, Spartan, Alien Patrol, etc.