Integrated Engineering Tuscan I-Beam Connecting Rods 2.0T TSI

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The ultimate in VW & Audi Connecting Rod Strength from IE, these 144X22 Tuscan I-beam Connecting Rods for your 2.0T TSI (EA888 Gen 1, 2, 3) engine when used with aftermarket pistons, will provide incredible strength against extreme performance builds in a lightweight package.

Tuscan connecting rods represent the leading edge of technology for bottom end strength, reliability, and light-weight engineering staff utilizes the most modern technology to optimize these rods to a level never before seen at the enthusiast level.   Give your engine a reliably strong connecting rod set that is rated for engines up to 1000BHP!

IE Tuscan rods for turbocharged applications feature a robust I-Beam design for incredible bending and torsional stiffness.  Additionally, an extensive iterative process leads to the unique Egg shape of our rod beams, which lowers stresses as much as 20% compared to less evolved designs.  This shape very evenly distributes the high compressive loading from a turbocharged engine onto the connecting rod beam.  We then validated this success with over 18 months of field testing, powering numerous 4 cylinder VW / Audi engines with over 1000 bhp! In addition to being tough, IE Tuscan rods are also designed to minimize unnecessary weight on the connecting rod for an ultra-balanced weight to strength ratio.  Our engineering staff has spent countless hours trimming the fat- leaving exactly what is needed to get the reliability you want, with the weight you don't.


  • Unique I-Beam design offers incredible bending and torsional stiffness
  • Includes Spec ARP 2000 Rod Bolts with "IE" stamp to ensure a genuine product
  • Application specific design optimized for the MK7/MQB platform
  • Industry leading connecting rod strength-to-weight ration
  • Honed to exacting tolerances within 250 millionths of an inch
  • Forced pin oiling (rifle drilling) provides long wrist pin longevity
  • Each connecting rod set is balanced to weights within +/- 1 gram
  • Forged from vacuum drawn 2-piece 4340 chrome moly steel
  • Dimensionally and Magnaflux inspected for extreme reliability
  • Combination tested to over 1000BHP on 4-Cylinder engines
  • Multi-Stage heat treated for dimensional stability and fatigue life

What's Included:

  • Integrated Engineering Tuscan I-Beam Connecting Rods

Vehicle Fitment

Model   + Drivetrain  
5NA Tiguan 2.0T I4 [MQB] +
8J TT 2.0T I4 +
8P A3 2.0T I4 +
8S TT 2.0T I4 [MQB]
8S TTS 2.0T I4 [MQB]
8V A3 2.0T I4 [MQB]
8V S3 2.0T I4 [MQB]
B8 A4 2.0T I4 +
B8 A5 2.0T I4 +
C7 A6 2.0T I4 +
MK5 GTI 2.0T I4
MK6 GTI 2.0T I4
MK7 GTI 2.0T I4 [MQB]
MK7 R 2.0T I4 [MQB]

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