Need input on titanium rods - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2003, 09:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 46
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Need input on titanium rods

Hello all, I have been considering titanium connecting rods for a particular engine, but want to get input from those racers who have personal experience with them, whether good or bad.

Can anyone here offer up any input based on actual experience with Ti-rods, in terms of fatigue life, what engine/vehicle application they were in, the brand of Ti-rod, when the rods were made/used, how long used, what the bearing wear and bearing life was like, etc?

Thanks in advance for any and all input.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2003, 10:02 PM
johnsongrass1's Avatar
Race it, Don't rice it!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Columbia, Mo
Age: 37
Posts: 4,080
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
We ran one engine with the t- rods and all I have to say is it's way to expensive for our budget. We got it free with a engine to use to use while waiting for a replacement engine that kept over heating.

We were able to turn it 9600 all night and I could feel that they were there. I don't think our regular engine would have held together that long. We ran a dry slick track that night and I'm sure that would have decreased the throttle response we were getting as well. We saw a difference verses our aluminum rod motor but because of the conditions we are a little skeptical about the price.

We run a sealed engine program so I can't say about the bearings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2003, 10:29 PM
4 Jaw Chuck's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 46
Posts: 4,933
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 80 Times in 67 Posts
Whats the application and intended use?
__________________
Outlawed tunes from outlawed pipes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2003, 04:43 AM
Grumpy
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: D.C.
Posts: 1,447
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by j
We ran one engine with the t- rods and all I have to say is it's way to expensive for our budget. We got it free with a engine to use to use while waiting for a replacement engine that kept over heating.

We were able to turn it 9600 all night and I could feel that they were there. I don't think our regular engine would have held together that long. We ran a dry slick track that night and I'm sure that would have decreased the throttle response we were getting as well. ohnsongrass1
We saw a difference verses our aluminum rod motor but because of the conditions we are a little skeptical about the price.

We run a sealed engine program so I can't say about the bearings.
Aluminum rods? Is that possible, and they would'nt hold out very long.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.