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snoopstang
01-31-2006, 11:01 PM
I am looking to build up a supercoupe bottom end, but am needing one with the steel crank. Were these in 90 models?? I read the tech specs on here and they show steel from 91 up?? thanks

Kevin Varnes
01-31-2006, 11:17 PM
Cast cranks were only in production early in the '89MY. I've never personally come across one. You should be able to tell the difference between a cast and a forged unit by the parting line. A cast crank will have a thin sharp parting line. A forged unit will have a wider more rounded parting line.

snoopstang
01-31-2006, 11:21 PM
How strong are the sc steel cranks??? Are they stronger than the 4.2 cast steel? I am wanting to build a turbo v6 from a sc shortblock and make serious power 700-800 hp or so. There are some 4.2 cranks making almost 600 rwhp now, but I figured the steel would be stronger?