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Available Combinations for the VPE Chevrolet 380 Stroker are 4.125, 4.155, 4.165 and 4.185 bore with a 3.500 stroke crankshaft in the conventional 4.125 bore block. Crankshafts are either Cast Steel or 4340 Forged Steel. Crankshaft models feature 2.648 main journals and 2 piece rear main seals. Connecting rods are stroker clearance versions. As always Custom Combinations are no problem.




Flat Top
Flat top pistons in a 380 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 10.75:1 range which makes them a good option for engines with aluminum heads or larger cc iron heads. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .650 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel I-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Billet Steel Crankshaft, Premium Connecting Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.
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Dish Top
Dish top pistons in a 380 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 9.25:1 range which makes them a good option for engines using boost and aluminum heads or larger cc iron heads. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .650 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel I-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Billet Steel Crankshaft, Premium Connecting Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.
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Dome Top
Domed pistons in a 380 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 12.50:1 range which makes them a good option for naturally engines naturally aspirated engines and aluminum heads where use of race gas is acceptable. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .650 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel I-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods, Probe SRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Steel Crankshaft, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Billet Steel Crankshaft, Premium Connecting Rods (w/ARP-2000), Probe PRS Series Forged Pistons. Designed for very serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.
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