True, but Ron did assure me that the metal that is removed is non-stuctural integreity metal and WILL NOT WEAKEN the crank. (I hope he was being straight with me )saleen_n_around said:The thing with 50oz balancing a stroker crank is you have to take a good deal of metal out of the crank to get to the 50 oz balance, especially if the crank is forged/cast as intended for 28 oz hardware. I am not doubting Ron Robart, and he knows what he's doing, but you'll have a crank with better structural integrity if you go with a 28 oz crank. You just don't go buy a 28 or 50 oz balancer/flywheel and put it on.
Think of it this way, if you have the tires balanced on your car, and they balanced out perfect, then you wanted to go and put a different wheel weight on the wheel because a car parked beside yours had the same wheel and tire on it and was using different weights than yours, your car would vibrate. You have to go with what the crank is made for.
That's my .02 FWIW......good luck