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    Hot Rod connecting rods

    What is the deal with the hot rods compared to stock connecting rods? Does adding them make the engine a "stroker"?

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    Hot Rods is a company that supply rods to the two stroke industry. Some are the same or better than stock, for less money. They used to have problems when they first started up, but I havent heard anything bad about them for a year or two.

    A stroker crank is the term used for moving the crank pin further from the middle of the crank circle, making the "stroke" of the crank longer... stroker. Hot Rods are commonly used to supply a shorter rod to make it all fit.

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    so basically if my stock rods are fine and I don't plan on coverting my crank to a stroker, they're not necessary?

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    Depends. A trained crank guy can tell you if there is heat discoloration on either your big or small end. A good crank guy can also polish off the rod until they all match in grams.

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