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#1
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Hi Guys,

ARB Rod Bolts - rebuilding engine and have been told buy sone. However, can't find any under 86 pounds.

Anyone know who could provide them and are they worth the money at this price (car used for hill climbing)

If anyone is interested, would consider offering 12 months free advertising on webpage:
http://www.driversdo...project-2.shtml

for supplying these at may be a reduced rate....(or free :P :huh: )

Cheers

Rob

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Hi Guys,

ARB Rod Bolts - rebuilding engine and have been told buy sone. However, can't find any under 86 pounds.

Anyone know who could provide them and are they worth the money at this price (car used for hill climbing)

If anyone is interested, would consider offering 12 months free advertising on webpage:
http://www.driversdo...project-2.shtml

for supplying these at may be a reduced rate....(or free :) :wacko: )

Cheers

Rob

Try kent cams they are ARP Importers, or have a look at a us ebay shop.

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86 is a small price to pay really when you consider the benefits.

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Yep. Standard replacements are just over 40 the set, so these are not expensive when you consider the quality.

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Some ARP ones on ebay now 99p start.
Hope this helps
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can someone please explain what is the benefit of having these, over the OE ones?

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far higher tensile strength than original items.

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well, oK, but how do I know whether I need higher tensile strength bolts? Are they needed when you go high RPMs for example? (and what is considered high)
for example, could this damage be caused by the rod bolts? :-/

http://gallery.ifcho...en/STA50062.JPG
http://gallery.ifcho...en/STA50059.JPG

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i would say not the cause of the pics looks more like oil starve

arp bolts are stronger so yeah suppose it can make it stronger at high revs

it is some thing i would do as matter of course if redoing bottom end

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well, oK, but how do I know whether I need higher tensile strength bolts? Are they needed when you go high RPMs for example? (and what is considered high)
for example, could this damage be caused by the rod bolts? :-/

http://gallery.ifcho...en/STA50062.JPG
http://gallery.ifcho...en/STA50059.JPG



more for high rev limits for extended periods, i.e pretty much essential kit for a trackcar that spends alot of the time in the higher reachs of the rev band for longer periods. for 86 quid, if i was building a track car they would be very high on my shopping list. even for a road car there a sound investment to a replacement/rebuild of the engine.

mike

edit: usually a conrod poking through the block is a good indication of a rodbolt letting go. your pics look like oil starvation.

Edited by pugger, 29 December 2008 - 11:45 PM.


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I think that this was the result of oil starvation/too high oil temperatures as well...I gave the pics just as an example.
So I will go and order some for me now....I'm running the 1.6 GTI engine to 7500 most of the time (on tracks)...

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Yeah pic looks like a spun bearing. ARP bolts are only really needed if you're using prolonged high revs - eg track use. :wacko:

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Rally Design were the cheapest by a fair margin when I bought some a couple of years back - no idea if that's still the case. They're listed as 306 btw.

(PS. It's ARP rod bolts rather than ARB - I've edited the title to reflect that)

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Rally Design were the cheapest by a fair margin when I bought some a couple of years back - no idea if that's still the case. They're listed as 306 btw.

(PS. It's ARP rod bolts rather than ARB - I've edited the title to reflect that)



Ok cheers for that mate. Looks like I will give them a try. I guess 86 quid is not that bad when you consider the advantages - its just to me they look like some bolts you would buy from B&Q for 5 quid - how wrong I can be!!

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Rob

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From memory, Rally Design were around 55 (probably plus VAT) for the bolts, but as said, that was a couple of years back.