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When it comes to highest quality components for Toyotas, LC Engineering has been the #1 Provider for almost 30 years. We have been supplying everybody from professional racers and rock crawlers to show trucks and daily drivers.
After a couple of decades dealing with different H-beam connecting rods, we decided to start making our very own H-beams, setting a new industry standard and with a much more attractive and easy-to-afford price. LCE H-beams are your best option for either rebuilding your performance engine with up to 600HP or just replacing your worn out stock connecting rods on your daily driver.
The LCE H-Beam
4340 Forged Chromoly Steel Connecting Rods are manufactured from a two-piece
forging process. This process forces the grain into the shape of a connecting
rod, resulting in a superior fatigue life. The rod cap is forged separately so
that the grain runs perpendicular to the load forces, which strengthens the
rod. LCE includes a higher content of nickel & chrome, which increases
the strength & fatigue life without making the rod brittle. Every rod is
shot peened to stress relieve the metal. LCE x-rays, sonic tests and
magnafluxs each rod to insure quality. Every LCE rod is multi-stage heat
treated and includes 7/16" ARP 8740 bolts which can handle up to
210,000psi. The silicon bronze bushings are inserted for floating piston pin.
Each rod set is packaged in weight matched sets end
to end +/-5 gram! The LCE H-Beam connecting rods are 86 grams each
lighter than a stock Toyota
connecting rod. When measuring in Grams that’s not a lot, but when you add it
all up that’s 3/4 pounds of less rotating mass. Less rotating mass means
quicker throttle response, faster revving and less wear to the bearings and