Building an engine with horsepower and torque ratings that exceed the factory equipments stress levels?
Then it's highly recommended and in some cases necessary to upgrade your engine's internals. The
APR connecting rods will raise your engine's stress tolerance levels to provide years of reliable operation
APR’s proprietary connecting rods feature premium, certified USA-Made 4330 alloy, chosen for its lightweight
and high-strength properties. To ensure the highest level of quality control, the entire process from initial design
to finished product, including materials, forging, treating and 100% CNC machining all take place in the USA.
APR only uses strict manufacturing guidelines in some of the finest manufacturing facilities in the industry to
deliver unmatched quality and integrity with each rod produced.
The wrist pin end of the rod features a wear resistant bushing material made from AMPCO 45 - a high strength
alloy with mechanical properties beyond that of commercial nickel-aluminum bronzes. Wear reduction is further
enhanced via a pin lubrication access point at the top of the rod, feed by the engine’s oil squirters. For further
weight reduction and drop in rod compatibility with OEM and APR pistons, the wrist pin end is tapered.
When modifying an engine for strength and longevity, quality is of the utmost importance. APR’s Engineering
teams have ensured each rod is created with absolute quality and control in mind each step of the way.
Tolerances are kept to OEM specs and the rods are balanced to within +/- 1 gram. Furthermore the rods
undergo rigorous tests to backup the entire manufacturing process. Rockwell testing provides a method for
testing hardness while Magnaflux or Magnetic Particle Inspection, offers a method for detecting interruptions
in the physical continuity of the casting. The result is a product you can trust.
Choosing The Correct Rods:
APR offers rods designed for the engine’s OEM pistons (Drop in Rods) and rods designed for use with APR’s
upgraded Mahle Motorsport pistons. Depending on piston and engine code, different rods are required.
OEM pistons require either 21 or 23mm wrist pins as outlined in the weight and application guide table.
Use the included diagram to determine the engine code for rod selection.
APR’s found most engines are equipped with 21mm wrist pins if built before May of 2011 while engines
built after May 2011 are equipped with 23mm wrist pins. Please make every effort to verify wrist pin size
prior to rod purchase. In the event the wrong rods are chosen, please leave the box sealed and contact
APR or HS Tuning for further assistance.
|Engine||Engine Codes||Wrist Pin||Weight||Type|
|Set of 4.|
|Weight includes APR2000 hardware.|
|*Most engines built before May 2011 contain connecting rods with 21mm wrist pins while most built after May 2011 contain 23mm wrist pins. Please verify prior to purchase.|
|EA888 2.0 TSI||CAW*, CBF*, CCT* & CCZ*||21mm||429.3g||
for OEM Piston
Other Needed / Recommended Parts: