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Thread: Connecting rod ?

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    Connecting rod ?

    Who makes the best steel rod for a blown gas application making approx. 1500 hp. I'm planning a tall deck 540 w/a 4.25 stroke,6.660 rod,& a 1.395 ch piston.Thanks 8)

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    Oliver or Carillo.

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    Just checked both their websites & neither of them stock a 6.660.

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    Anyone had any experience with the Lunati Pro Mod rods or the Manley Pro Series "I" beam rods?

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    I wouldnt buy oliver seems they like to break a lot.. Ive got pics to prove it !

    Carrillo is a good rod, just make sure you get the good rod bolts and check the HP rating.
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    I think an aluminum rod would be best. They take the shock better.

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    Oliver

    OLIVER!
    They dont mind Charing for there OVER PRICED SHIT!
    I have a Nice set of Billet 6.635 BBC Rods,1830.00 with the Bolt Upgrade.I sell them CHEAP!
    But,heres the Deal,6 are Useable and 2 are JUNK!After 2 Passes.1 of them let go of the Bearing for an Unknown Reason?They will Sell me two more though???
    Later
    G

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    I use the Lunati Pro Mod Billet steel rods in a SBC with over 600hp of nos, three seasons no problems. I have never used their rods in a BBC, I always use GRP alum for BBC.

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    Oliver makes a 6.635 rod that will easily handle that power level,we have several engines making over 2000 with that rod and no problems in 4 years . you will need to deck your block to get the correct deck height. we also use Crower billet rod for that application. H beam rods are not as good because the beam thickness doesn't give you enough side to side strength.Bill Bill
    Hendrens Racing Engines
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    Rutherfordton N.C. 28139
    828-286-0780 Bill, Steve, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    I wouldnt buy oliver seems they like to break a lot.. Ive got pics to prove it !

    Carrillo is a good rod, just make sure you get the good rod bolts and check the HP rating.
    I banged the blower REALLY hard @ 8000 RPM on this Oliver rod. It only bent, it' didn't break. So what are you doing that's causing them to break?



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