Difference between H-beam and I-beam rods?

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  1. str8stang036

    str8stang036 New Member

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    Ive wondered what the differences between the 2. They both look the same to me. What are the differences, advantages, and disadvantages between them?
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    stang_gt_1994 Founding Member

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    The look nothing alike. The H beams are a lot stronger but cost alittle more in return.
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    I-beam rods are only necessary when your motor makes around 450-up hp and you're racing every weekend. They work up to 6500 rpm...maybe 7000.
    H-beam rods are a lot stronger but are not necessary unless you're planning on spinning the motor to 8000 rpm.

    You can always have your rods shot-peened and fitted with ARP hardware.
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    whats the shot peening do?
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    Shot peening makes the metal more dense and as a result stronger.
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    shot peening just smoothes out rough spots and sharp edges eliminating areas of stress
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