Ok, so I'm getting closer to putting my motard together and I'm not sure what to do with my rods. This is a super low budget deal, so every penny counts. Plus, I want to do it piece by piece just to learn more. Here's where I'm standing now- .030 overbore, small dish pistons, d0ve heads w/ 72cc combustion chambers (verified), stock dia. magged and polished crank, stock rods. This puts me at about 10.75:1 CR. With everything else I have, I'm hoping for about 550hp give or take. Here's my question- I'm already planning on ARP rod bolts and having them resized. Would there be any benefit to having them peened as well, or are the rods plenty stout for what I'm trying to do? They're truck rods, btw. My machinist seems to think they would be fine without, just curious what you guys think. Thanks in advance for any info. Oh, and thanks for the info on my last thread, too.
Forgot to say..its a bbf 460 er..466 now