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Old 09-16-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hey there - Looking for some affordable forged rods for my 1999 1.8L car - direct swap - don't need piston heads

Bearing are also good.

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Ebay, 200 bucks. About as cheap as it gets.
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You're not wrong - you just never know what people have laying around - just putting it out there

The CRX ones are around $225, but Manley's are closer to $300
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The ebay ones with the ARP bolts are proven winners. Would you rather have brand new ebay rods, or used manly? I takes the new.

If 225 is steep for you, you may want to re evaluate your complete future endeavor.

Not being a dick, just opening the curtains to bring in some light.
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Sorry - where did you get that idea? Putting up an add, looking for "un-used" new/used rods isn't cheap - just trying to be wise with money. If I don't have to blow an extra $20, I won't.

BUT, I completely agree - rods is a vital part of the build - if I can't find any options on this (or other) forums, then I WILL but them new w/ the APR bolts - you're right on.


SO... you have a set of rods for sale?
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I wish. I could use some cash to fund some new seat belts. Good luck though, there ha e been quite a few part outs lately.

If you do go ebay, just be sure to measure the small end bore. Inconsistent measures are pretty common.
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link to $225 ebay rods with ARP bolts. I checked a couple days ago and the cheapest I saw was $275.
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They are out of stock right now. But I paid $242 to my door.

MAZDA1 6 1 8L B6 BP H Beam Rod 5 230" 323 Miata Protege 4pcs Set w Arp Bolts | eBay
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Thanks for the link aidandj
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I just messaged the seller, said they will be getting them back in stock mid oct
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I have a set of NIB eBay rods with ARP bolts I would probably be willing to part with.
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Holy ****, it worked! His plan Really worked! Nice moves.
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Forged Rods - bought and paid for from zellers88

-Thanks guys!
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I did a comparison with ebay rods and eagle rods yesterday.





Eagle is on the left. Significantly smaller and lighter. I will weigh them out tonight and get exact weight differences.
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I have a set of NIB eBay rods with ARP bolts I would probably be willing to part with.
I also have a set of NIB eBay rods with 3/8 ARP bolts for sale. Pm me.
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Sold.
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Any thoughts on those weight differences above?
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I measured the actual weight difference




If you want light rods get carillos.
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the 5/16" arp2000 bolt maxspeeding rods on ebay look to be lighter than the eagle rods I had.

Connecting Rod Rods for Mazda MX5 MX 5 Miata B6 BP 1 6 1 8 Conrods Arp Bolts MSR | eBay

I have a set of manley rods I can weigh for comparison if anyone is interested in the data.

edit: Manley rods are 534g

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Lol **** I should have looked in the wtb thread before I had brand new cxr rods I ended up selling to some guy in Australia like a week ago
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