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Old 09-02-2002, 08:59 AM
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ok this is my first post so bare with me.... ok im curently putting 6 inch rods in my 383 but everyone tells me im gonna bust the oil ring, blah blah blah

but what I want to know is who has BUILT one with this combo and what problems have you had?

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You need the proper pistons to make them work but I can't see how this will bust an oil ring? Don't believe everything you hear.
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well they say the wrist pin comes up to far and goes right through the oil ring
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well i got Keith Black pistons for the 6 inch rods, thats the right ones isnt it?
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For sure if you are looking for 100 000 mile reliability the design is not optimal but with todays modern ring materials it will last a long time. If you were interested in that kind of reliability why build a Hot Rod engine and put 6" rods in it. To be honest the longer rods don't make much difference on the street. Racing is another story if you are looking to eke every last ounce of power out of your combo.

For the street the 6" rods are a little overkill and totally unnecessary. For the street having them is more for bragging rights than for anything else.
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