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- Mar 23, 2014
- Abbotsford, BC.
- 2003 TDI 2.0L ALH, auto, silver wagon, lowered, Colt stage 2 cam, ported head,205 injectors, 1756 turbo, Malone 2.0, 3" exhaust, 18" BBS RC GLI rims. 2004 blue GSW TDI, 5 speed, lowered, GLI BBS wheels painted black, Malone stage 2, Aerotur
Not really, the ALH piston is already lighter so no point unless you already had some, these aren't rpm crazy engines. If the budget allows then sure, it won't hurt.Thanks, it was hard to find any write ups or picture to compare the pins.
If I have a standard ALH piston, is there any pros or cons on going with Tapered small end rods vs non-tapered?
When you say Tapered pins you mean the rod end?
Tapered at the piston clip end, they are thick in the middle and taper out towards the piston clip.
Not sure if I'd modify a set unless that was the only option to run PD pistons.Piston wrist pins. Tapered is lighter. Would you notice a difference in an engine build? Doubt it.
Tapered rods not necessary with ASV pistons. You could use tapered rods, but again I wouldn't expect any gain.
On rod ends. Kerma has tapered version of IE tuscan I-beam and claim to be the only ones. For some reason they mistakenly refer to them as H-beam, however I-beams are pictured.. I'm sure a machine shop could put a taper on non-tapered rods if you really wanted though.