I know the gen 2 rods are beefier and shot peened but here's my question: has anyone out there broke a gen 2 con rod and if so where did it break? the beam or at the top of the rod bolt area?
gen1 has 20mm wrist pins and gen2 has 18mm wrist pins..the smaller wrist pin in the gen2 makes up for the longer stroke in the crank..they are? So what do they do different between gen one and gen 2 for the 2mm crank? wristpen location, base gasket thickness, cylinder or case thickness?
Following this... did it work? I have a gen 1 turbo and want to know will it work replacing the rods with gen2I going to use a gen one crank,2008 rods,2008 MTC 14.7 to 1 pro lite pistons(smaller wrist pin)in a gen 1 set up. Heres how: "This" setup would normally be 040" down in the hole at TDC(1mm). I had a block cut down 040 because of a bad o ring groove. Fine tune piston to head clearence and Walaa! there you have it! Better rods and a good backup motor. I know it will work and I'm going to run it. If It blows up real fast I won't tell anyone:s24: