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289 Rods in a 2.9L?


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I was curious if anyone has tried to run 289 rods in a 2.9 before? the dimensions are pretty close with the 289 rods being 0.01" longer.



 


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Do all the other measurements line up, like bore diameters?
 
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Looks like the wrist pins on the 2.9L are 0.033" larger and the Rod Journals are 0.003" larger on the 2.9L. So it would be a little bit of machining to each rod, but it might be possible



 

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The only reason I can see, since the length difference is insignificant, is if he is rebuilding a 2.9 and already has a set of 289 rods laying around.
 

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Probably lots more options for aftermarket 289 rods too.
 
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