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Available Combinations for the VPE Chevrolet 572 Strokers are 4.470, 4.500, 4.530, 4.560, 4.600 and 4.625 bore with a 4.500 stroke crankshaft in the conventional 4.470 bore block. Crankshafts are Cast Steel or 4340 Forged Steel. Crankshaft models feature 2.748 main journals and 1 piece rear main seal. Connecting Rods are 4340 Forged Steel. As always Custom Combinations are no problem.




Flat Top
Flat top pistons in a 572 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 9.75:1 range which makes them a good option for boosted engines where limited mechanical pressure is desired. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .750 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 572 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 8.0:1 range which makes them a good option for boosted engines where limited mechanical pressure is desired. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .750 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
Dome top pistons in a 572 inch Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 12.5 to 13.5:1 range which makes them a good option for engines where increased mechanical pressure is desired. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to over .750 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.
more info