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    Exclamation Don't Bother Building Factory Aftermarket Connecting Rods

    Don't Bother Building Factory Aftermarket Connecting Rods

    We Look at 16 Entry-Level Small-Block Chevy High-Perf Aftermarket Connecting Rods Priced Under $600 a Set.
    Even for a high-performance, street-engine rebuild, there's just no excuse for messing with old-school factory connecting rods anymore. Aftermarket rod prices have declined, and you can get superior small-block Chevy forged rods that are better than those old stockers in every way: They're lighter, made from better materials, and held together by better bolts. Modern forging and machining techniques now yield closely-weight-matched rods, allowing rod manufacturers to eliminate the cumbersome (and space-consuming) old-school balancing pads found on factory muscle carÔ


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    this needs to be sticky!!!!

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    Very good info. Stickyville.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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