Originally Posted by wrxzzz
If I'm looking to make 350whp with a ej22t stroked to 3.5, is it worth buying pauter rods or are phase 1, 2.5 rods strong enough? This is the first time I've heard that all rods are forged. Is that true even on NA motors?
3.5L?!!!!! You mean 2.35L? You have a massive sleeve setup?! Yes all EJ rods are forged due to the slightly increased stress of horizontal piston design. It really depends on what kind of setup your trying to do to if you need rods. If you intend to push the redline way up then almost certainly you need the rods + balanced crank.