Some people are just soooo stupid. My response: Umm back to basics. De-stroking is no "stronger" than the standard stroke, unless you upgrade to a forged crank, connecting rods, etc. in the process. Let's use SBC's for example. Starting out with a standard 350 SBC. 4.000" Bore x 3.480" Stroke A "stroker" kit for the 350 is using a 400 SBC's crank. Which gives us a longer stroke (length the piston travels in the cylinder), yielding low-end torque. 4.030" Bore x 3.750" Stroke orrr... 4.000" Bore by 3.800" Stroke ('00, "HT 383", Gen.I truck crate motor) Now, let's de-stroke the 350 with a crank from the 307 SBC. This gives us a shorter stroke, meaning the pistons travel less, which means we can wind up the motor faster. This gives up high-end HP, and with balancing can achieve RPM's well above what the 350 can do. 4.000" Bore x 3.25" Stroke.