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Hi thinking of going down the turbo route, and was wondering who makes Titanium con rods for this bike ?

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Hi thinking of going down the turbo route, and was wondering who makes Titanium con rods for this bike ?
Ti rods would be a HUGE waste of money for a turbo build. When building a turbo motor think STRONG not necessarily light... Although light is never a bad thing it's just not necessary for a turbo set up where the blower can easily make you more power than you can use at any point in time.

That said Titanium rods are made by many different companies ranging from $2700 for a set to $2500 PER ROD for Pankl. I know because I've been shopping for them for my aspirated build where light mean everything. But I can tell you beyond any doubt if I were thinking turbo I would go steel with heavy tool steel pins and ring lands that are as lowered as you can get. Keep the compression at at least 10 to 1 for good off boost throttle response and keep the boost to or 8 pounds where pump fuel can be used unless it's a strict race bike then more compression and alcohol for fuel. This makes an intercooler un necessary and keeps detonation a word you don't become best friends with.
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Is there a reason you're considering titanium con rods vs steel alloy con rods that can support 500+ hp?
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Surprising how many people thing titanium is stronger than steel.

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Being a welder and machinist most my life I've worked with just about every alloy including non metalic alloys like beryllium. Titanium is a tough alloy and nothing is stronger than steel alloys.
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I also think you have to watch the life span on Ti rods some companies say life span is much shorter then steel rods and don't like heat in turbo built compared to steel
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