Integrated Engineering Forged Drop-In Connecting Rods 144X21 2.0T TSI

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  • Are these IE Pistons compatible with the JE Pistons from CTS for the 2.0T?

    These rods are designed to be used with 21mm tapered wrist pin pistons.  The JE Pistons have 22mm wrist pins so you will have to use one of the following rods: IERHVT3!


IE forged drop-in rods upgrade the weak stock units without changing the factory piston.  Strengthen your VW/Audi EA888 Gen 1 & 2 TSI engine for a larger turbo or more boost and keep your engine running reliably.

When increasing the power output of your EA888 2.0T Gen 1 & 2 engine, internal parts begin to fail as they are pushed far beyond their original factory spec limits.  Integrated Engineering Forged Connecting Rods are designed to replace the factory units and take the beating from today's high-output power modifications.  Drive fast and reliably with IE performance rods, guaranteed to support 700HP!

IE drop-in rods are designed to be used with the stock 21mm tapered wrist pin pistons in your engine.  No modification or machine work is required, making for a faster and easier connecting rod upgrade.  Most builds utilizing drop-in rods can be done with the block remaining in the vehicle.  Perfect for engine builders looking to upgrade power beyond stock rod levels, but the power limits of the stock pistons have not been reached.


  • Drop-in rod 21mm tapered wrist pin for use with stock 21mm pistons only
  • Forged from vacuum drawn 2 piece 4340 chrome moly steel
  • Upgraded H beam design greatly increases strength and durability
  • Combination tested to 700HP on 4 cylinder engines
  • Includes IE Spec ARP 2000 rod bolts with "IE" stamp to ensure a genuine product
  • Individual computer optimized design to match unique VW/Audi engine applications
  • Honed to exacting tolerances within 250 millionths of an inch
  • Each connecting rod set is balanced to weights within +/- 1 gram
  • Dimensionally and magnaflux inspected to ensure extreme reliability
  • Multi-stage heat treated for dimensional stability and fatigue life

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  • Integrated Engineering Forged Drop-In Connecting Rods 144X21

Vehicle Fitment

Model   + Drivetrain  
1B Jetta · GLI 2.0T I4
1F EOS 2.0T I4
1K Jetta · GLI 2.0T I4
5C Beetle 2.0T I4
8J TT 2.0T I4 +
8P A3 2.0T I4 +
8R Q5 2.0T I4 +
8U Q3 2.0T I4 +
B6 CC 2.0T I4 +
B6 Passat 2.0T I4
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

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