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Old 10-01-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default k1 technologies billet rods?

are these rods worth a shit and what would limits be? Like the price
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The k1 rods are the most affordable carillo rods you can get. They are really good quality too. I have run about ten sets in the engines I build and have not had more that .001-.002 variance on widths and tolerances on journal sizes have been on the money every time. That is less that I would expect form anyone on a rod width also.
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http://www.k1technologies.com/Rods/t...7/Default.aspx

Probably along the lines of Scat/Eagle.

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Forged 4340 Steel I Beam connecting rods. Shot peened for improved fatigue life. Sizes held to +/- .0001” , finish honed in the USA. Bronze wrist pin bushings. Weight matched +/- 1 gram on each end. Exclusively using ARP fasteners.

Billet 4340 Steel H Beam connecting rods. Closely monitored material mechanical properties for optimum performance. Designed and finish honed in the USA. Sizes held to some of the tightest tolerances in the industry, +/- .0001” and +/- 1 gram per end. Shot peened for improved fatigue life. Bronze wrist pin bushings. Exclusively using ARP 2000 fasteners.
Guessing Chinese manufacturing.
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what are good rods and pistons that will handle the power
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I have these....
http://www.compstarcomponents.com/connecting_rods.htm
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Carillo and Oliver are both proven suppliers of quality rods. I would think Crower and Lunati would be up there as well.

R&R is little known but also high end.

http://www.callies.com/components/co...pages/rods.htm

If Callies thought their Compstar rods were in the same league as Oliver/Carillo, they wouldn't be selling Oliver rods on the side.
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arent the k1tech rods carillo? I know its a budget rod like the compstar but what is the difference between their billet and a reg 4340 like eagle? Not real up on all the materials
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http://www.carrilloind.com/Contact/t...5/Default.aspx

Carillo -

Carrillo Industries, Inc.
990 Calle Amanecer
San Clemente, CA 92673
USA

http://www.k1technologies.com/Contac...0/Default.aspx

K1 -

Address: 889 76th Street SW
Unit 6
Byron Center, MI 49315

Why would Carillo open another facility and have to duplicate equipment, half way across the country?

After doing a Whois look up on K1: http://www.networksolutions.com/whoi...chnologies.com

Looks like they are owned by Wiseco Pistons.
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Lots of comanies own muliple businesses now and keep them all under seperate addresses. Some American owned and some not. Some still make parts here and most dont. I was judging from this




oh and this was a factor for my thinking. Do you think they will be a junk rod or keep up to the name

http://www.allbusiness.com/arts-ente...4018926-1.html
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Machine work will probably be fine if it's done by them... The forging... Who knows... It all depends on how good the quality control is when they come in the door.

The Asians typically "can" make good products, but most have to be watched like a 3 yr old kid.

I guess it all depends on what you are after... A max effort race engine, or something to have fun with on the street. Look at it this way. Is the savings worth enough that if the rod comes apart and trashes the motor, you can afford to chalk it up to a loss and lesson learned?

Then again, some of the best running motors are the ones you toss together and don't care about.
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