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A couple months ago, my wife traded in my 2010 V6 for a 2011 V6. It was her surprise for my mid tour leave from overseas. Already have some plans for it, but was wondering if anyone has had any success with the MMR pistons/rods?
 

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I don't personally but they look like quality gear. What are your goals with the car? I'd say it would be one of my later purchases, not first. Drop some 3.73 gears (you'll need a tuner too) in along with lower control arms. It costs about $1k for all three parts including labor. After that everything else are performance enhancement mods unless you go FI.
 

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Nah, she's not. I'm keeping this car forever. She gets the next new car. Im not looking at getting a new rotating assembly right off the bat. First purchases are new intake and exhaust. Next will be tune and gears. My goal is to slowly work up till I have to make the decision on supercharger or turbo. That won't be till after the warranty is expired and the car is paid off and she has her new one lol. THATS when I will need to get the forged internals. Was just doing some pre-inquiring about any luck anyone has had with them. :D
 

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Nah, she's not. I'm keeping this car forever. She gets the next new car. Im not looking at getting a new rotating assembly right off the bat. First purchases are new intake and exhaust. Next will be tune and gears. My goal is to slowly work up till I have to make the decision on supercharger or turbo. That won't be till after the warranty is expired and the car is paid off and she has her new one lol. THATS when I will need to get the forged internals. Was just doing some pre-inquiring about any luck anyone has had with them. :D
I'll do ya one better - I'm gonna get a 2010 V6, rip out the drivetrain, computer crap, and wiring harness, and go old school with a dual-point dual-quad stroker small block (with a forged bottom end, of course) - no electronics no catalytic converters, and no air bags, no creature comforts. Power isn't the ultimate goal - it's what I refer to as "the call of the wild". :)
 

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Except for the face that you can't register the car if you do that, what a great idea.


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I'll do ya one better - I'm gonna get a 2010 V6, rip out the drivetrain, computer crap, and wiring harness, and go old school with a dual-point dual-quad stroker small block (with a forged bottom end, of course) - no electronics no catalytic converters, and no air bags, no creature comforts. Power isn't the ultimate goal - it's what I refer to as "the call of the wild". :)
Points??? Really?

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Ok... so... that was slightly less helpful than I had hoped for...
 

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Ok... so... that was slightly less helpful than I had hoped for...
jsimmonstx has a tendency to do that.

Anyway, those forged internals just hit the market, and I believe there's only 1 (known) guy putting them in. He's in the process of getting his car tuned at the moment for twin turbos.

I wouldn't worry about forged stuff up until you're close to buying (which sounds like it'll be quite some time) as new things (or current things) might change. We have a fairly small market at the moment, for forged internals.

Our cars can handle 400WHP without going forged.
 

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Yeah, its gonna be a few years before those are really even thought about going in. Was just trying to see if those are the ONLY ones out there and if they were even worth pursuing in the years to come.

For now I plan on doing the normal stuff and seeing where it goes. I come home from overseas in Feb, so I should have some money to play with at that point... pending the wife lets me lol.
 

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Points??? Really?

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I ran dual points "back in the day", and never had a problem. This weekend, a friend of mine told me about Pertronix - they make a points-replacement module that bolts into OEM distributors, and they also make billet distributors. I'm reconsidering that part of my plan.
 

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Hey hey, no female like complaining here. Just looking for some help with my motor lol. I get enough of the female complaining from my wife.
 

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Yeah, its gonna be a few years before those are really even thought about going in. Was just trying to see if those are the ONLY ones out there and if they were even worth pursuing in the years to come.

For now I plan on doing the normal stuff and seeing where it goes. I come home from overseas in Feb, so I should have some money to play with at that point... pending the wife lets me lol.
I'd say they are a good option, just not practical until you are ready to go above and beyond 8.5PSI on your motor. :naughty:
 

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Yeah, that will be about 5 years and 7 months from now (once the car is paid off :lol)
 

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There's a reason why Ford doesn't offer the 3.7 with 3.73 gears. You wouldn't spend $8-10k extra on a car that doesn't go any faster and gets worse fuel economy. Granted a 3.73 geared 5.0 turns in mid to upper 12s but the 5.0 automatic does not. Neither does the convertible 5.0.
 

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There's a reason why Ford doesn't offer the 3.7 with 3.73 gears. You wouldn't spend $8-10k extra on a car that doesn't go any faster and gets worse fuel economy. Granted a 3.73 geared 5.0 turns in mid to upper 12s but the 5.0 automatic does not. Neither does the convertible 5.0.
Huh? Gears cost an extra $8k?

What do you mean by "faster"? Changing gears can make you change top end speed (faster or slower). Usually the car guys change gears for getting quicker.

Ya, selling a factory v6 sports car would be hard sell with 3.73s , but doesn't necessarily mean its a bad idea. Anyone ever owned a jeep wrangler would agree with that.

And ya, a near bone stock 5.0 auto can get in the twelves. Without slicks, without nitrous, just exhaust intake and good driving.




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