Originally Posted by CNC BLOCKS NE
You should really post factual info instead of hear say, If there was an oil control issue the piston companies would build them.
I have build many eninges with oil rail supports and so for no oil control issues!!!!
I use alot of Mahle pistons and there pistons use no oil control rings for 6 inch rods.
Rod ratio is key when building a good performance engine.
Also with the 6 inch rods there is less side loading and less friction over a 5.7 rod.
6" rods seem to work well all around on 383's, no argument there.
But piston companies are like any other company, they sell a product to make money, not warm fuzzy feelings. Someone will sell you whatever your heart desires for the right price, pistons included.