Bet you didn’t think you were going learn anything today, did you? Well we’re going to prove that idea wrong here with this awesome video discussion with the guys at GRP Connecting Rods that goes over the pros and cons of aluminum rods. This talks about where they work great, where they’re not suited, and a lot of factors you should be considering if you are building an aluminum rod engine or are thinking about it. Heck if you are someone who runs aluminum rods you may b into this just so you know what you’re dealing with inside that hairy engine of yours!
There are certain things that we take for granted about aluminum connecting rods. Some of those things (as you’ll learn) are rooted in fact and others are just seemingly self perpetuating ideas that aren’t really supported with anything but old hot rodder stories.
Connecting rods may look like the simplest parts of your engine and their job is undoubtedly about as straight forward as it gets, right? Hold onto the crank, hold onto the piston, and don’t let go! There’s a lot going on to make that happen and that’s why his is a great tech chat. Press play!