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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 03, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Im building a SB 350 and already have 750 bucks in my 993 heads..have not started on the bottom end yet...I bought the motor on fresh rebuild and it had 882 heads one was cracked...So The bottom is stock except the pistons are flat tops with the eyebrows in them...Now what I want to know is Manleys forged 7075 Aluminim Rods worth the money..Ive heard they make a world of difference...But im looking for opinions here...These rods are $490.00 set of 8...I do not want to waste money...I want power!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 03, 09:27 AM
 
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All I know is what I've read, and that is: Aluminum rods stretch over time and are not good for street use. They are mostly used by drag racers (with deep pockets) who replace them every season. In addition, because of rod stretch, you have to run more clearance betweeen the pistons and valves. I wouldn't use them myself.
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That makes since I never thought of that thanks need-for-speed....Have you known anyone use them on street?

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Yes, I ran them for a few years in a 302 in a Nova. On the street, plus raced them. They had a zillion runs, plus the street use. They were Bill Miller Engineering rods. BME, C & A, GRP, Manely, Giannone, etc., all make good aluminum rods. They would not be the best route in a street motor though. They are designed for higher rpms where a steel rod would not suffice. They are a bit lighter than steel rods. They cushion the shock loads better than a steel rod, that is also another reason they are used in drag motors. The big end of the rod is more likely to get out of round with aluminum as well. The fatiuge life is short compared to steel rods. All in all, I would get a good set of steel rods for a street motor, and then forget about them.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 03, 10:37 AM
 
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That makes since I never thought of that thanks need-for-speed....Have you known anyone use them on street?
You are welcome. I don't know anyone who has used them on the street. As Oldani says, buy a good set of forged steel rods and fugetaboudit. It's often a mistake to use "racing" components on a street car.
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It's often a mistake to use "racing" components on a street car.
Enough said...........
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