For a long time, the “standard” materials for connecting rods has been 4340 metal. However , CP-Carrillo has never been one to get accepting “standard” for too long. To that particular end, its material science technical engineers have developed two new proprietary metals for its connecting rods.
“We have two new components, ” says Richard Batchelor, Linking Rod Sales Manager for CP-Carrillo. “The first one is called COST-PER-CLICK 1350. It’s about 22-percent more powerful than our standard material, that allows us to reduce the cross-section from the rods, and reduce the weight of the pole, while maintaining — or even somewhat increasing strength. ”
According to Batchelor, connecting rods produced from the new CPC 1350 material will likely be aimed at the mid-level connecting fishing rod market. “Mainly rods for dust late model and sprint vehicle types of racing, ” he says.
The second new material within CP-Carrillo’s arsenal is dubbed COST-PER-CLICK 1850. “The 1850 material is all about 44-percent stronger than the standard fishing rod material, ” Batchelor says. “Again, that allows us to reduce cross-sectional locations even more. The weight savings isn’t geradlinig, so it’s not going to be a 22- or 44-percent weight savings. It may be half of that. ”
Batchelor says rods in the 1850 material will be marketed towards expensive drag racing and road competition type applications. In addition to reducing bodyweight, the new materials will offer several other benefits.
“We’ll be able to get tight clearances to the camshaft, cylinders, plus pan rails, depending on the application, ” reveals Batchelor. “The rods might be a little stiffer on the big finish, because of the strength of the material. The particular housings will stay a little bit rounder and can maintain shape better, longer. ”