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Old 11-16-2003, 07:48 PM
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using aluminum rods over steel ones. HP I'm looking for won't be over 700 rpm around 5200. I'm installing a blower and was going to put in the Eagle H-beams plus SRP pistons, crank and heads are 502 mag. with inconel exht. valves
 
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Old 11-17-2003, 07:26 AM
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Aluminum Rods will absorb the shock of detonation typical with a blower setup.However their life expectancy is usually measured in "Runs" at the drag strip.I think that a Steel Rod will last much longer than Aluminum in a Marine Environment.I have a set of Eagle Rods with the L19 Bolt upgrade .They are not Olivers but at 1/3 of the cost they will work!

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Don't run aluminum rods in anything but a drag car. They don't have any fatigue resistance. Stresses build up until they break. You probably won't make it to your first oil change.
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thanks I was thinking about going with the eagles myself
 
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Has anyone ever used these howards ultimate duty rods ? I saw one at an automotive show, & it looked really nice, but I haven't known anyone that's used them

I've used competition products before, and I've always been satisfies with the things I've bought. So anyways, just wondering.


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BTW - They are very familiar with marine applications, and can alaways accomodate things like bolt upgrades, valve upgreade in heads, etc.
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