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Author Topic:   6" rod advantages?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted May 06, 2003 02:34 PM
What advantages are there to a 6" rod in a 350 Chevy?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 632
posted May 06, 2003 02:47 PM
i think we've been over this before but..... a longer rod creates more dwell time at TDC and decreases the rod angle. more dwell time allows more time for cylinder filling and makes cam timing less critical. the decreased rod angle gives the piston more leverage on the crankshaft and decreases cylinder wear.

it's a win-win situation. a long rod engine will outperform a short rod engine of the same design every time, in my opinion...

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 06, 2003 09:20 PM
For those of us that have to use "stock" parts, did 6" rods come in any chev engines that couild be used in a 350 chev engine?

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted May 06, 2003 11:05 PM
ole bills had em'

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 378
posted May 08, 2003 12:32 PM
If i read it right some of the new vortec style 4.3 motors have a 5.9 something rod but don't quote me on that.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted May 09, 2003 02:57 PM
The most that a 6" rod can help, as compaired to a 5.7" is 2%. This number was told to me by a man who ran dynos for a large parts manufacture/supplier, who doesnt want the name published.

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