Largest Oil Pan size?

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    Hey guys, I want to put a new oil pan on my sb 350... It is a one piece rear main with passenger side dip stick.
    Anyways my main question is what is the biggest size pan I can go with? Is there any benefits to going with a 7qt vs the stock 5qt? I dont need any clearance for stroke.... What is a good aftermarket steel or possibly aluminum pan to go with?

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    if for whatever reason your running high flow or volume oil pump, which you dont need, the extra capacity of the pan helps. In my opinion, its always better to have more oil, even if you dont need it. I run the 7 quart pan on my BBC, and it actually is smaller than the stock pan because of the wing shaped design. I would reccomend one. And when you get ready to do the pan gasket, use the 1 piece gasket from Fel-pro, they are awesome!
     
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    I'm also a huge fan of more oil the better.
    I run 12 quarts in my car, and still change it more then required, just to be cautious!!!
    I also run high volume, stock pressure, so I need the biggest pan possible.

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    Great! So I should have worded my question more clear before but there shouldn't be any clearance issues where pan meet the frame?
    Thanks guys
     
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    Looking on Summit it seems like all their 5qt pans have fitment problems but I have had my eye on their 7qt pan: pretty affordable at $100...... hmmmmm, what do you guys think? https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g36011
     

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