Pauter 164/20 I-beam rod set for all VW/Audi 12v & 24v VR6 motors utilizing 5/16" rod bolts (excluding R32). Forged from 4340 CRMO, their unique I-beam rod structure has proven extremely strong and reliable. Sold as a set of six, 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.
Note: Does not fit VR6 found in R32 utilizing 3/8" rod bolts. R32 connecting rods available here.