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For the majority of its previous life, the engine had run a set offactory LY rods, which, in the engine's last configuration, were honedfor floating piston pins, but not bushed. A steel-on-steel combinationon the rod small end and pin can survive for a while on the dyno ordragstrip, but wouldn't be our choice in a street application. Thisbuild was the perfect opportunity to upgrade to Scat's H-beam rods,which come bushed and are far stronger than the stock rods. The internalengine components were weight matched in preparation for dynamicbalancing.