Pauter 144/20 I-beam rod set for Audi I5 10V/20V motors, including 3B/7A/AAN/ABY/ADU. Forged from 4340 CRMO, their unique I-beam rod structure has proven extremely strong and reliable. Sold as a set of five, balanced end-to-end, ready to install.
For starters, the simple beam design completely eliminates thin and non-uniform cross sections over the total length of the beam. This feature greatly improves resistance to crack-induced metal fatigue. In addition, the non-tapered profile of the beam helps to spread potentially harmful stress over a larger area, dispersing instead of concentrating these destructive loads. The design also efficiently places needed material in critical transitional areas, giving maximum support exactly where it is needed (such as directly under the wrist pin). The streamlined contour also provides subtle benefits in the form of windage reduction. The main beam rib itself continues around the wrist pin boss, perfectly integrating the beam to the pin boss, a small, but important contribution to overall structural unity. Pauter rods are indeed, different by design.
EDM pressure-fed oiling to pin available at extra cost, but not necessarily recommended.
I have built a few 20vt's over the last few years using various types of rods. I have these in the engine in my DD UrS6 Avant. That car runs a billet GT35r and these take it with no issues. The rods looked and felt better and more balanced than the other types, and were lighter. The balance shop said they were easier to balance as well. Love these rods!