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Old 12-18-2005, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by johnsongrass1
Typicily you would only strap the rear main. I've never seen or heard of strapping all caps.

Strapping is a process designed to help the rear main gain strenght without fully machining a billet cap to fit that block. To get the registers correct you would spend twice the amount of time maching the rear as you would aligning the other four. Ever notice a rear main isn't included with a a splayed cap kit?
What happens if your making enough power to destroy the rear main cap?
You can cut the cap .500 for a drysump or .600 for a wet sump and gain roughly twice it's normal strenght. Wet sumps are drilled for a oil pump provisions.

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Thanks for the info............CNC blocks was the ones telling me about strapping all of the caps..........we have done it at our machine shop for years, with no problems, but I'm just curious about where the HP limit determines changing from stock caps w/straps, to going full splayed etc..............I appreciate the input
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