All right, For my NA LS build up, I dont plan on doing anything super crazy. I am going to put b16 sirII pistons in it, then for the top end, I will be doing a decent amount of head work. I do not plan on reving much further then 7800-8000 RPM due to the fact the LS does not have oil squirters. Now for my question, since I am not going boost, do I really need the aftermarket rods (eagle h beams if I went that route). Next what is involved in doing the rod bolts? For when I do pistons, can I simply take the head off, go through the oil pan, un bolt the rods, Pull the rod and piston out, put the new pistons on, then replace the bearings, then put everything back together or is there more to it? Also, other then a ring compressor, trq rench, micrometer, a few other missolanous tools, are there any special tools that I need?