Integrated Engineering Tuscan 164x20mm Rods for VR6 Engines



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Tuscan Rods


Designed Through Technology
Tuscan connecting rods represent the leading edge of technology for bottom end strength, reliability, and light weight. Our Engineering staff utilize the most modern computer design technology, including dynamic FEA simulations to optimize these rods to a level never before seen at the enthusiast level.



Application Specific Engineering
Breaking away from the status quo, our Engineers go above and beyond by individually optimizing each connecting rod application. Each model is detailed out with a unique feature set that ensures proper operation within the unique demands of that engine. There is a particular emphasis placed on providing a stable foundation for the connecting rod bearing. By providing a stable platform for the rod bearing, much higher reliability is possible. For that reason, the feature set is not consistent across all models of IE Tuscan rods.


Engineered Performance, Tested Reliability
IE Tuscan rods for turbocharged applications feature a robust I-Beam design for incredible bending and torsional stiffness. Additionally, an extensive iterative process lead to the unique Egg shape of our rod beams, which lowers stresses as much as 20% compared to less evolved designs. This shape very evenly distributes the high compressive loading from a turbocharged engine onto the connecting rod beam. We then validated this success with over 18 months of field testing, powering numerous 4 cylinder VW / Audi engines with over 1000 bhp!

1000HP Tested

Optimized Strength To Weight Ratio
In addition to being tough, IE Tuscan rods are also designed to minimize unnecessary weight on the connecting rod. Our engineering staff has spent countless hours trimming the fat- leaving exactly what is needed to get the reliability you want, with the weight you don’t.

High Strength To Weigh

Finished And Quality Controlled In USA
This level of attention to detail is mirrored in the manufacturing details as well. Each set of Tuscan connecting rods are honed in the USA to tolerances of around 250 millionths of an inch! This ensures amazing bearing reliability you really cannot find elsewhere in this price range. These rods are as round and true as any rods money can buy.



Additional information

Weight 10 lbs



Make Model Year Generation
Make Model Year Generation
VW GOLF 1999 - 2006 MK4
VW GOLF R32 2004 MK4
VW GOLF R32 2008 MK5
VW JETTA 1999 - 2005 MK5