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Ti con rod bolts?

So I have a question. Are there titanium connecting rod bolts for the OEM con rods? I'm putting together a spare motor and am going to blueprint it with new pistons. I don't have the $ for aftermarket rods but am looking to cut some spun mass if possible. I would think using Ti con rod bolts would help. Am I wrong?
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i don't think you'll find them as ti isn't necessarily the most suitable fastener for the task.

i've never even heard of them, though that's not to say they don't exist.
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Actually most common specs of Ti you will find out are not that much lighter than the correct spec hardware that would come with any after market connecting rod. If using the OEM rods, follow the service manual. I believe it specifies to stretch test new OEM bolts but I may be wrong....Unless you are a professional engine builder, keep it simple, your engine is depending on it. The safer option is to lighten and balance the crank anyways. Just my .02 worth as they say.....
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