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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 14, 2005 04:30 AM  
we have to run oem or replacement rods,"I" beam, no cap screws. I have now blown my third motor due to rod failure. 355, flat top, max. 10.8:1, turning only 6600 rpm. Any suggestions on bullet proof rods?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted August 14, 2005 04:49 AM  
Yeah, run a Ford instead of Chevy. You can use stock rods to turn 6600 rpm.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted August 14, 2005 05:55 AM  
Eagle "SIR" rods and a good balance job and it will last forever.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted August 14, 2005 10:06 AM  
Any good GM Re-Built Rod with good bolts should hold past 6600. My suggestion is to get a set of the SIR or the Scat I Beams and balance everything. My stock rodded motor turns 7200 whenever I race it, and it has about 25 shows on it, so either your rods arent' being re-built right or something in the assembly process isn't right.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted August 14, 2005 11:50 AM  
sounds like building problems to me..get a set of rods out of the newer chevy engines, they are a dime a dozen and stronger than x and pink rods,,but like they said a balanced engine is alot more durable than not balanced..

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 300
posted August 14, 2005 05:13 PM  
We Also use powder metal rods bushed. oem crank
balanced and turn 7000 RPM with no problems

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 16, 2005 07:08 PM  
Good choice for a 377? Would like to turn 7200

[This message has been edited by dirtzone (edited August 22, 2005).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted August 23, 2005 06:47 AM  
As an FYI, you can get 5.94" pm rods through GM as well. You can get them through Jim Pace.

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