Originally Posted by Studebaker
You are right, Some of the nascar engines use long rods, but get real, they run 8000-9000 RPM and run one race. In a street engine the difference is so neglible you will never notice it. Longer rods weigh more, cause short piston ring stacks and higher wrist pin placement, this is not really that good for long term reliability in a street engine. Spend money elsewhere, like cylinder heads and valve train. it will be money well spent.
Reread my post as we have seen from 5.7 to 6.250 a 30 horse gain at 7500 do your own reserch.
We have some engines street and strip with 1.000 compression height and no problems.
The engines you have run with the long rods what have been your problems or are you one that has never tried it and are posting just hear say.