But didn't your engine get rod knock? In that case at least one of your rods stands a good chance of being ****ed.
If new bolts are not fitted properly you can make the big ends out of round and the rod will be junk.
Also to ensure the rods are 100% ok they need crack testing then new rod bolts installing and then sending to have the big ends recircled.
After you have done all that so you have 100% confidence in reusing the rods they have been more agro cost more and are still not as strong as a new set of forged rods.
Ok cheers for the info I'm only planning on 550 crank hp no more than 1.4 bar likely less its a road car but I'm after response over power numbers so even if it don't make 550 as long as it shifts like a gudun I'm happy
I have eagle in mine. Pretty much same as Manley.
Had no probs with them in 8000 miles and as you say for £350 you can't go wrong really.
Got to be a better option than messing around with standard rods with an unknown history.
Just don't want to see a "Third time lucky" engine rebuild thread mate.