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ARP Upgraded Rod Bolt Kit – BMW M3 S65
Set of 16 connecting rod bolts, made by ARP — the world leader in fastener technology. Each bolt is made of ARP2000 material, which is able to achieve clamp load at 220,000psi.These custom made rod bolts are designed to be used on BMW factory connecting rods. If you’re replacing your rod bearings these rod bolts are far superior to standard the OE BMW fasteners in terms of durability and ability to withstand stresses. This set of rod bolts is made specifically for the S65 engine.
They say that to be successful you must identify a need and satisfy it. Back the early 1970s, racing enthusiast Gary Holzapfel saw that many of his friends’ broken engines were caused by fastener failure. At the time, there were no commercially available studs and bolts up to the challenge. So Holzapfel called upon his many years of fastener making experience for a leading aerospace subcontractor and founded ARP (Automotive Racing Products).
In the ensuing years, the firm has grown from what was literally a backyard garage workshop into a highly diversified manufacturer with seven operational entities in Southern California with a combined area in excess of 200,000 square feet. These include forging, heat-treating, machining, quality control finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities in Santa Paula and Ventura, California.
Today, ARP’s product line contains thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to include virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline and throughout the suspension and frame. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications.