[TECH TALK] Aluminum Conrod Pros and Cons | GRP Connecting Rods

What makes an alloy rod more suited to drag racing than circuit and road use? Woody from GRP Connecting Rods runs Andre through the pros and cons of using aluminum over steel.

Also discussed are the considerations you need to take into account when calculating how long an alloy rod will last you, and surprisingly to some your power output isn't one of these. Why I beam construction is more popular than H beam from a manufacturers point of view is also touched on and Woody also dispels the myth of alloy rods 'stretching'.

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    Lack of crush on the conrod bearing due to deceleration in a street application*
    - turps0 USA
    5 months ago
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    For a person that is interested in the quicker reving nature of aluminum conRods due to their lightness in the rotating assembly, how can the lack of crush on the conrod bearing be overcome from a development point of view?
    - turps0 USA
    5 months ago