Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Newman Lake, WA
So, what do you consider to be a decent set of rods for a lt1.
Any decent forged rod, really. I use a lot of Scat for their quality/price value, but Eagle has a much better reputation now, Callies/Compstar, K1 (Wiseco), Carillo (if you've got the checkbook for them).
Like I said, I've used a TON of Scat lately, with great results. They are very consistent, and are accurately machined right out of the box. I used Scat H-beam rods and stroker crank in my LT1, Scat H-beams in my circle track engine, Scat forged I-beams in my wife's Hemi, and now I'm using Scat H-beam rods and stroker crank in my Hemi that I'm building right now. And these are just my own personal projects...!
1995 Camaro Z-28, M6, 396 stroker, Scat forged 3.875" crank, Scat Ultra Q-Lite 6" H-beams, Icon forged pistons (4.030"), splayed 4 bolt w/ARP studs, 12.25:1, AFR 210 heads (2.08"/1.6", 58cc), Comp Ultra Pro Magnum XD 1.7:1 rockers, GM847 cam (234/242 .611"/.632"), Edelbrock LT4 air-gap intake, Spec Stage 3+ clutch, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, 24x conversion, 0411 PCM, TPIS 58mm, Bosch III 42# injectors, Aeromotive 340, Kook's stepped LT's -- SOLD TO MYSTERYBIRD