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Old 06-08-2019, 03:43 PM
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Default OE Connecting Rods vs Aftermarket at 450hp

I think I know the answer to this but since my motor is open I figured I would ask the question. My OE rods are currently out being balanced/etc. Had a slight scare that two of them may have overheated but it was a mix up at the shop. I researched aftermarket connecting and they offer some attractive advantages. That being said, I am not modifying anything other than the GT oil cooler, cat/muffler bypass, and "S" tune that is already on the car. My guess is that I am making 450hp max. I figure my refurbed OE con rods are good enough for long term use at this HP/TQ level. Thoughts?

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Old 06-09-2019, 08:26 PM
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no one else is replying so - stock is fine to 500. imho
ruf turbo R also uses stock rods and they are often rated to 490 -> over 500.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Basal Skull View Post
no one else is replying so - stock is fine to 500. imho
ruf turbo R also uses stock rods and they are often rated to 490 -> over 500.
Most Turbos in here are sitting in collections and rubbed occasionally with soft towels.

Awesome thanks! I posted in the 993 forum as well and got some responses there. Steve W and Todd Knight (Protomotive) both think I should replace them since the motor is open and investment isnt high. Looking at Pauter, Arrow, or Protomotive's own versions. Probably the only real internal mod I will do, other than the already present Aasco springs, since I am keeping it mostly stock.

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:47 PM
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Stock will be fine for 450 HP. I’m using Carrillo rods but I’m over 450HP.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:46 AM
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Yup, they are fine ... as long as they passed inspection and everything checks out. Using ARP rod bolts is a very good idea.

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