I would like to hear some first hand experience on this (maybe there's a reason not many people do this.). The only reason I'm here is because the "stroked, bored, and cammed" motor I bought from a friend was stock. After concluding there are no 12 counterweight 258 crankshafts or rods here, in the heart of Oregon, I decided to go with a stroker kit, and it's hard for me to decide on which one. One problem after another, I made my Jeep motto "go big or go home" and found this:
Now, I know that the connecting rod angle and thinner cylinder walls would have a big impact on the life of the engine, but I have several donor motors laying around that could be machined and used after one fails. Maybe I'm getting a little over my head because I have no clue about how this would wear the motor out in real life. Would properly seated piston rings help at all to prevent oval cylinders? Yes or no on this build and why?