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looking into some top end kits for a 350 5.7 just thinking on it and would i have to do anything to the crank shaft? any tip past problems? new guy here

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I see guys get into trouble with this all the time.. First thing is to have crank checked for size and finish. Check rods for out of round.

Measure bores for size/taper condition. Pistons, are they factory or aftermkt?

Then order parts!
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Thing is, if you are going to do all that to check the bottom end, you might as well freshen it up too
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There are several 350 configurations. You must also establish the level of power you want, and assure the parts "on hand" are up to the task. A cast crank is fine for a mild performance application or a "torque" build, but not for higher revs and significant power. Stock rods in most 350s are pretty good. Aftermarket bolts can make them even better. Most stock engines have cast pistons. Okay for "mild" builds, but not for anything "semi-serious".

Adding a top-end "kit" (not all "kits" are good combinations, and combination is the "key"), if not installed on a "tough enough" shortblock won't "live" long. Determine exactly what you WANT and exactly what you HAVE, and a more complete answer will be forthcoming.

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ok i want to get into the low to mid in the 400 hp range, i plan i replacing the rods as well everything for the most part beside pistons and the crank
this is the kit im looking at http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TF...-405/?rtype=10
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