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Opinion Sought: Connecting Rods - M10 Stroker 144mm

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What manufacture should I go with and why? Experience needed and characteristics of rods being lighter, etc? I don't want to pay a cheap price only to have the machine shop have to completely rework the rod.

Thank you in advance.

BTW: The rods will determine custom piston measurements and yes, I have finally found an S14 Crank that will work. Only took me 3 tries.

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Cosworth, Cirillo, Pauter, Crower are all names you can't go wrong with. The imports are anybody's guess, I've heard good and bad.

Light is good but the strength and durability is the big plus of the aftermarket rods.

Factory rods have a good reputation with new bolts, and a through prep I would not be afraid of them.

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I've been running IE's 144mm h-beam rods in my race engine for two seasons without a hitch; the design, as I understand it, is quite-a-bit-like Carrillo's.

(note: Given that I race and work with Jeff, I use IE's stuff often unless I find a reason not to . . . I have heard good things, too, about the other brands mentioned here)

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