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    Thread: What rods would you suggest?

    1. Member Tylerp's Avatar
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      06-26-2012 04:07 AM #1
      Im having my motor rebuilt, and it comes down to me having 2 bent rods. Since its time to replace broken parts, ive been looking into IE and Eagle rods. I know some of the people on here like the IE rods but havent heard much about the Eagles, just looking for feedback. Both are $400. And im going to need a new bearing kit along with it, that IE Sells for $570 with everything.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      06-26-2012 04:20 AM #2
      I'm thinking about IE or Scat rods myself.

      I am leaning more towards the Scat ones myself: http://www.034motorsport.com/engine-...cyl-p-805.html

      + Rod bearings: http://www.034motorsport.com/engine-...ted-p-709.html

      I have heard that scat have been in the business for many years as well as Eagle while IE is fairly new (2007). Either would be great.

      What HP you pushing?

      Also, have you thought about main bearings or studs?

      CTS Turbo has IE rods for a good price:

      http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/product...i-154-118.html

      http://www.ctsturbo.com/cart/product...8v-42-118.html
      Last edited by Sean Webster; 06-26-2012 at 06:51 AM.

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      06-26-2012 06:23 PM #3
      my only thing is that i didnt do this with mass amounts of horsepower, just a really big puddle. I need a complete engine rebuild kit, that is good to go out of the box. IE says you can order their rod install kit, and it comes with everything but the main bearings. Id like to get a kit that comes with EVERYTHING. Possibly bigger pistons, While its apart, i might as well do it right, but i dont want a stroker kit.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      06-26-2012 07:18 PM #4
      I run scat in my 500whp+ 1.8. But IE is a very well tested, and put together company. Their items are top quality, I would give them a try if I did not already have scats.
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      06-26-2012 08:39 PM #5
      Alright man, i dig that your motor is pushing 500hp off these rods, did you do a full stroker setup for those numbers.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

    6. 06-27-2012 12:36 AM #6
      Eagle rods have been tried and proven, and are probably the best bang for your buck.

      http://thmotorsports.com/eagle/eagle.../i-329359.aspx

      IE rods need work to drop into the 058 block. Scat, Eagle, and Brute rods don't. Reason being is they were actually designed for a different engine, and clearance was not an issue. The specs are the same (144x20), but the design of the rod is too thick/wide on the crank end. I can not recall what needs to be changed.

      I myself picked up a Brute rods a while back, and will be placing those along with AEB pistons (have both) into my 06A block. Picked up both used, but rods have not seen any road use. Only engine turn over, to have the person building his motor score the rod bearings/crank, and then he decided to part his car out after that. I picked these up from his part out along with pistons for $500 shipped. Seemed a good deal to me, but far from the best.
      Last edited by Seerlah; 06-27-2012 at 12:40 AM.

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