Originally Posted by Lousypirate
Doesn't it become financially more effective to drop stroke and rev the piss out of it?
I have a hard time believing that you can rev the same as a 377 for relatively cheap.
Something I will never understand about this debate........
You CANNOT rev the piss out of something JUST because you throw a shorter stroke crank in it.
Throwing a stock shorter stroke crank in a 400 doesn't mean you can magically rev it to 8,000RPM all day long and it lives. You HAVE to have good parts to do that. No way around it
It also depends on supporting hardware (heads/etc.)
It doesn't do you any good to spin 8,000RPM on any motor and have an induction package that makes no use of it.
Especially for a street setup, I would go the largest CI I possibly could.