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    frame twisting with 350

    Does anyone have any problems with their frame twisting or flexing???????

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    I think most people do, when they stomp on the pedal. That's what you get for stuffing an engine that's got real displacement in an engine compartment first filled with a V6 or 4cyl..and a vehicle built to those standards.. ;)

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    Not really anything noticeable with a mild v8. If you going wild with it, you probably will. But, then again, you probably won't have a problem, cause your gonna need roll bar/cage after you go so fast.
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    with my V8'd blazer i didnt notice any twisting or warping of any kind, the truck was solid as a rock, but my v6'd blazer seems like if i was gonna put a v8 in it the thing would rip itself apart, it doesnt seem as structurally stable as my V8 blazer, but my v8 blazer is a 4x4 and maybe there stronger anyways?
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    um, my bros old s-10 that was backhalved flexed on to main points right behinf the rearcab mounts and cracked the frame on both sides
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    did it break where the back half was welded on?
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    this was someone else backhalf job not ours but it cracked right at these points didnt break through and the frame was a lil bent from the torque of an almost stock 350

    the red is where it cracked on the bottom of the frame

    and my friends old v8 s-10 before he put traction bars on it twisted to the point where it put stress cracks in the body right above the drivers door

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    S trucks are full frame, so they are pretty strong, but there definately is some flex - I shaved my 1/4 panel to roof lines and the 1st romp after getting it done the one cracked immediately, the other is finally starting to come thru. Drivers side only...!
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    Alot of people say you can warp a frame with haveing a build small block in it.. but honestly think its stupid to think it.. now as far as twisting it will.. but will go back just like it was.. theys alot of S10 around here that are bad and they have no problems with it.. it is impossible to warp a S10 or Blazer frame just by twisting it up... they are made very strong.. but are light weight frame...

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    half the S10 frame is boxed, thats why the frame is used as a platform for a lot of street rods
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    Since installing the 350 ive noticed alot of stress cracks in the the roll pan where I molded it on and at the top of the door frame on the right side of the roof line, so my advice is to never go into a drive way cock-eyed. :)
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    when my friend put a set of traction bars on his s10 mit stopped the stress crack above the door
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    the reason why it is a popular platform LOBLAZ is because the front half is a gm g body frame, or that is what i have been told by a few hotrodders anyways. but from the tranny back, it is a shitty open frame, that is bound to warp with enough abuse. where the hell is 8mg when you need him? he was always talking about that shit....i hope my v8 convo is accurate zz4 ;)
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    this thing is stiffer than shit

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    Originally posted by a1cmenendez
    where the hell is 8mg when you need him? he was always talking about that shit
    I know where he's at. He's been busy with a new "project". lol :smoker: :smoker:
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