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Old 11-18-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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ok heres my storie,I recently got a set of forged connecting rods for free from my neighboor they are 6'' rods and I just had them resized and had arp bolts installed,but,I recently found out also that lt1s have 5.7 rods,so this may be a dumb question but will I have to do anything special to make these rods work any help would be appreciated thanks
also I am just doing a basic rebuild using the stock crank,so hopefully I can just buy pistons for 6' rod
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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you will need to purchase pistons for a 6" rod 350
mahle has a great piston for this not sure of the price but with rings it is safe to say you will spend 500.00-600.00
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thanks for the help that all I was hoping to have to do
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here is a link to javier in florida that has 6"rods he is super cool
http://www.zmydust.com/myz28.html
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Yah you can run a 6" rod, just need shorter pistons. They are great in an NA application but if you plan on building a motor for a BIG hit of nitrous, a shorter rod is in theory better, cause on a nitrous motor the longer piston skirt is better. I think most of the guys with really stout nitrous motors run custom 5.85" rods.
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Yah you can run a 6" rod, just need shorter pistons. They are great in an NA application but if you plan on building a motor for a BIG hit of nitrous, a shorter rod is in theory better, cause on a nitrous motor the longer piston skirt is better. I think most of the guys with really stout nitrous motors run custom 5.85" rods.

You are correct. I run 5.85 Lunati rods. I have plans to spray up to a 350-400 shot.
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5.85" here for the 93 TA But...that'll be N/A all motor
 
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You are correct. I run 5.85 Lunati rods. I have plans to spray up to a 350-400 shot.
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I have 6 inch rods with Mahle pistons. It is a very nice, proven NA combo.
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So that explains it! I always wondered what happened! LOL!
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So that explains it! I always wondered what happened! LOL!
Hah, I'm in Austin all the time. I'd love to take a look at your car sometime.
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What about the weight difference between the stock rods and pistons and the new rods and pistons?

This swap could call for a re-balance of the crank too. I wouldn't sweat a gram or two, but I'd be concerned if the weight difference is much more than that. The weight difference magnifies as the R's climb.

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Supposedly you can go a good bit lighter on pistons with out a re balance, maybe that will make up for heavier rods?

But then again he will probably go forged on the pistons...and I don't know how that will effect the weight...so it be a good idea to weigh the old and new and see where it ends up I guess.
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