Connecting rod ?

Old 01-14-2008, 09:04 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2008, 09:10 PM
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Oliver or Carillo.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:12 PM
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Just checked both their websites & neither of them stock a 6.660.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:14 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2008, 10:24 PM
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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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Old 01-15-2008, 03:35 AM
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I think an aluminum rod would be best. They take the shock better.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:29 AM
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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???
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:33 AM
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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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Old 01-15-2008, 06:39 AM
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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
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:53 AM
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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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