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Scat's Budget 496 RecipeBig cubes can mean big power, and one of the best ways to easily get 496 inches is a matched stroker kit. Rather than a piecemeal set of parts, Scat's Series 9000 kit (around $1,300, mail order) has everything, including a cast steel crank, I-beam rods, forged SRP pistons, JE Pro Seal moly rings, and Clevite bearings. The balance factor was accurate to within 2 grams on our internally balanced kit. Basically all the guts you need in a pre-matched package, ready to assemble.