strokers arent for evryone!!
Generally, strokers are kinda poo-poo unless done by the factory, as they tend to develop "issues" without adding deck height, as you have to lower the piston height ,and the rod length has to be increased to clear the piston skirt, etc., ad infinitum... Adding deck height as in a 5.4 , doesnt really make up for the lower hp/ operating rpm, which makes you run on tork, and gives a strong boot in the tail off the line, but kinda fizzles out past four grand.... I know cause I have a 5.4, and it certainly is different, and has only run 15.2 in the quarter, which just doesnt cut it , as far as I am concerned... I will be trying a small powerdyne to correct upper Rpm power curves, but I still do not expect super numbers with it.. Compounding the problem is a nasty harmonic vibration in my bird which ends up needing 3.55 gears to run in a "sweet spot" for normal cruising. however I am shooting myself in the foot as power curves fall off between 4000 and 5300 rpn which is the wot 1-2 and 2-3 shift range.. In the case of the 5.4, the other problems are mostly Induction , as there is nothing out there that has the proper height, lower plenum volume and runner length to make serious H.P. and still fit.. Johnny Langton has a pretty good handle on the rest of the probs involved.. ( I still love mine as a streeter / driver tho')