Hellcat Main Bearing caps

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  1. Badkittycat

    Badkittycat Rookie

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    My question is, what are the main bearing caps in a Hellcat? I have a block on the way and the pictures that I was sent show nice shiny smooth caps, are these billet caps they don't appear to be cast iron caps and we all know they can hold some horsepower. So do I need or would you change the main caps on a 1200 rwhp build. It saves money and machine work to keep the factory Hellcats, so what do we have and what can they take.

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    The caps are not Billet. just normal Hemi caps. Did you buy a short block or block only?
     
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    DemonSkip Gold Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Stock main caps are stout. We push them all the time. Billet caps are nice, but not necessary IMO.
     
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    I just received the block today, these are the nicest caps I have seen. They are smooth and shiny and look just like my billet caps on my 426 stroker build not anything like my factory cast 5.7 caps.
     
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    boosted srt SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I believe they are powered metal caps
    Hemi's have been using powdered metal components since the 5.7 started.
     

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