What's the wieght difference between the stock rod and aftermarket one you have ?
Here are the specs of the rods:
Overall weight: 664 grams
Big end weight: 465 grams
Center to Center length: 5.748
Small end diameter: .8665
Big end diameter: 2.165
Big end width: .900
Small end width: .950
Material: E4340 Chrome-Moly rods manufactured as follows -
Heat-treated to Rockwell C36; full coverage shotpeened; end-to-end balanced in sets.
Pauter 220k psi tensile strength MSP220 steel, J-formed, rolled thread racing rod bolts (standard.)
Aluminum-bronze wrist pin bushings (standard.)
These rods are BadAss...
Here is an excerpt from their website discussing the benefits of their unique design:
"For starters, the simple beam design completely eliminates thin and non-uniform cross sections over the total length of the beam. This feature greatly improves resistance to crack-induced metal fatigue. In addition, the non-tapered profile of the beam helps to spread potentially harmful stress over a larger area, dispersing instead of concentrating these destructive loads. The design also efficiently places needed material in critical transitional areas, giving maximum support exactly where it is needed (such as directly under the wrist pin). The streamlined contour also provides subtle benefits in the form of windage reduction and breather/catch can function (so our customers tell us). The main beam rib itself continues around the wrist pin boss, perfectly integrating the beam to the pin boss, a small, but important contribution to overall structural unity. Pauter rods are indeed, different by design."
Stopped by Ultimate Audio this afterenoon...Wow!! Those guys are damned good!!! They cleaned up my trunk install, and made it look much more integrated than before, they didn't change anything we did, they just improved it. Everything is still modular, and can be broken down in seconds to get to the spare or the jack...
The EDFC is now in a custom made and wrapped pod below the ignition, above where my right knee would be...It looks like it belongs there, and it is easily accessible for me to reach for those sudden, on-the-fly one-button adjustments I will want to make for different road conditions, such as great curves...
The Boost controller and the turbo timer are located in the glove box in a custom pod as well. Look great, and won't be moving around...
Last, but not least, the gauges in the center console...They look fantastic...The plate is beveled and custome formed to fit in the factory original 2 Din space. It holds the three gauges I need to monitor my turbos, and the single Din stereo head unit is underneath the gauges. The gauges are installed in a counter-sunk method, and look like they were built by Lexus. These kinds of things are important to me...Form, Function, Flow, Integration, Clean...As well as Performance, Speed, Quickness, reliability...
I never plan to sell this car, so, why not make it exactly as I want?
seriously guys... the pics suck. i saw the set up today and i was shocked. i really thought it wasnt going to look good. the gauge set up is beautiful and matches perfectly. i didnt think the EDFC pod or the one in the glove box would match, but they do.as for the trunk, its really nice too, they just rounded it out to give it some depth. i told ryan to get some better pics up.