Basic, rugged, and cheap, stock 6.7-inch forged rods with ARP 3/8-inchfasteners and cast-aluminum Enginetech 0.020 oversize pistons can handleplenty of abuse. The slugs weigh 16.4 ounces, and ours came sized within0.00025 diameter and 2 grams of each other. The Sealed Power chrome-molyrings ensure fast break-in and have 0.014 endgaps. The rods weigh 26.8ounces and should be installed with the oil squirt holes facing thepassenger side. The D-shape heads of the ARP rod bolts require a minorspot-facing operation on the rod shoulder for proper installation.Rebalancing of these stock-replacement parts is a luxury we skippedwithout consequence. Rod-bearing clearance is 0.001.