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7.3 with powdered metal rods

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I have a 2001 7.3 with powdered metal rods. I would like to make some performance improvements, but am told to be careful due to the rod material. I'm looking for advice as to how far I can go with this engine.
 
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450hp
 
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I know people who have done 450 on PMRs but personally I don't think I would. That is getting pretty close to there max HP they will hold reliability
 
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Thanks for the response. I have a followup question, how far can you go with forged rods and stock pistons.
 
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600ish
 
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i would not do 450 on those rods, but. i know people who have, so that is why i use that number
 
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