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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Conrods-MG-Sprit...=item230e451387

Anyone using these? Look cheap and sound like theve got all the right ingredients to make a good rod?

any thoughts?

Matt W




On 14th Mar, 2012 mw3 said:
Got a nice big delivery from Carl at Force Racing today.


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these have been listed before and i think the general opinion was dont bother, but while browsing the other night i found these
http://www.twinkam.co.uk/shop/article_SC06...id%3DSC064.A%26

one day boost will be mine!

On 10th Mar, 2012 Joe C said:
TBH peple stick it everywhere... and theres merits to each...


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I've been using the sc rods for a couple of years now and they've been fine, seen 10k+rpm when I've fucked up with no issues. Great value imo

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If they really are forged then theyre gonna be stronger than standard, lighter and no more expensive than working standard rods. Im of the opinion they cant be all bad, but Id only use 1 or 2 makes personally

I seriously doubt it!


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i would opt for the SC ones these are well priced

if you were to go back say several years ago these type of rods were in the 600 plus range






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Ive been looking at arrow or saenz, them came across these.

Just wondered if anyone had used them

Matt W




On 14th Mar, 2012 mw3 said:
Got a nice big delivery from Carl at Force Racing today.


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If i had the money it would be arrow for me, but the sc one would do the trick, still not sure on the crank though.
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This topic has surely been done to death,

cranks and rods that appear cheap, are for a reason, theya re made in china, and don't let anyone tell you different,

these cheap cranks and rods are sold by retailers here in the uk and lots of other countries no doubt,

when the retailer claims the materail spec and contruction methods they are mearly repeating what they have ben told by the Asian manufacturer,each retailer will claim them as there own bespoke design , this will in most if not all cases be tosh,

now there is nothing to say these rods will not do the job, they simply are not as the Retailer says they are,

what you must try to understand is that 99% of the performance market suppliers do not make anyhting them selves , even though they suggest this on there respective web sites

in short, sales bullshit baffles the unsuspecting ,

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bullshit baffles brains

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On 14th Mar, 2012 mw3 said:
Got a nice big delivery from Carl at Force Racing today.


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if these rods were being passed off as the british companys own then any failure caused by the rods would have to be covered by them, wouldnt it? after all they are there 'own' rods?

one day boost will be mine!

On 10th Mar, 2012 Joe C said:
TBH peple stick it everywhere... and theres merits to each...


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Well it certainly never baffled my brain,

i get an email every week from Max speeding rods looking for business, they will even etch my own logo onto the rods so i can sell them as my own design brand, sound familiar? they will supply me a longer 6" rod from there stock,

i asked for a sample so i could have it PMI [ positive metal identification] but they didn't want to send one,


On 17th Mar, 2012 mw3 said:
bullshit baffles brains

Edited by fastcarl on 17th Mar, 2012.

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On 17th Mar, 2012 wez said:
if these rods were being passed off as the british companys own then any failure caused by the rods would have to be covered by them, wouldnt it? after all they are there 'own' rods?


thing is how many people would buy rods from a company called maxed speeding? especially for a mini. If it was me i'd rather buy them from a well known seller.....


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i think the point fastcarl was making is that the known uk brands are passing these rods of as there own. hence my reply. nothing to do with buying from max speeding.


On 17th Mar, 2012 hazpalmer said:
On 17th Mar, 2012 wez said:
if these rods were being passed off as the british companys own then any failure caused by the rods would have to be covered by them, wouldnt it? after all they are there 'own' rods?


thing is how many people would buy rods from a company called maxed speeding? especially for a mini. If it was me i'd rather buy them from a well known seller.....

one day boost will be mine!

On 10th Mar, 2012 Joe C said:
TBH peple stick it everywhere... and theres merits to each...


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On 17th Mar, 2012 wez said:
i think the point fastcarl was making is that the known uk brands are passing these rods of as there own. hence my reply. nothing to do with buying from max speeding.


On 17th Mar, 2012 hazpalmer said:
On 17th Mar, 2012 wez said:
if these rods were being passed off as the british companys own then any failure caused by the rods would have to be covered by them, wouldnt it? after all they are there 'own' rods?


thing is how many people would buy rods from a company called maxed speeding? especially for a mini. If it was me i'd rather buy them from a well known seller.....


i see his, point anyone could buy steel rods and pass them off as there own.


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Bingo Wez

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On 17th Mar, 2012 fastcarl said:

I get an email every week from Max speeding rods looking for business, they will even etch my own logo onto the rods so i can sell them as my own design brand, sound familiar? they will supply me a longer 6" rod from there stock


I get regular emails from them to offering me forged cranks & rods ! lol

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group buy?! *Jester*

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Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



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Surely even the chinese rods are gonna be more evenly weighted and lighter then the bl/rover rod.

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yeah I gave it all a good prodding


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On 17th Mar, 2012 minimole23 said:
Surely even the chinese rods are gonna be more evenly weighted and lighter then the bl/rover rod.


They probably have better quality control than rover ever did...

On 7th Nov, 2011 apbellamy said:
Shaft seems nice and snug


On 24th Mar, 2012 apbellamy said:
no no no no, you need more boost! you can never ever come on here and say I have enough boost, that's just silly.


On 29th Mar, 2010 Star Mag said:
these give no problems with good head


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you will find they are probably made out of old melted down rovers that we sent over there...

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We know John at SC sells his con rods for a much cheaper price than the equivalent arrow rod, i would like to think that he would not put his name on them without being 100% sure that they are up to the job. What do people think about his? Worth their money?


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I personally could not advise as to which product to buy but when manufacturers start throwing in all manner ndt terminology the alarm bells start to ring. I haven't heard or seen or used magnaflux since I was an apprentice. Hong Kong = China = no consumer rights. Gamble, but the odds are stacked well against you.

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On 18th Mar, 2012 george91 said:
We know John at SC sells his con rods for a much cheaper price than the equivalent arrow rod, i would like to think that he would not put his name on them without being 100% sure that they are up to the job. What do people think about his? Worth their money?


I was Sceptical but couldn't find any history of the sc rods failing, I think John must be confident they're up to the job ... Even one failure could cost him alot of business. No doubt there is some shite out there!

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On 18th Mar, 2012 1380rich said:



On 18th Mar, 2012 george91 said:
We know John at SC sells his con rods for a much cheaper price than the equivalent arrow rod, i would like to think that he would not put his name on them without being 100% sure that they are up to the job. What do people think about his? Worth their money?


I was Sceptical but couldn't find any history of the sc rods failing, I think John must be confident they're up to the job ... Even one failure could cost him alot of business. No doubt there is some shite out there!



didnt john use these in some of his 9,000 rpm engines ?

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yes, as carl says but as anyone heard of any makes failing ?

the standard rods are well up to the job, if you need to go faster over the 1/4 mile by 300mm then i would get a set .....lol





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