What a waste of a perfectly good connecting rod. I had to cut it for the sake of quality control and research and development though. I’m sending it out to our lab to do a material compositional analysis, hardness profile, bulk hardness testing, and a microstructural analysis. I bet you don’t see Eagle or those other 15 brands of piece of $hit made in China rod manufacturers doing this. Or even any of the American made rods. This is one of the reasons why Cosworth parts are expensive. You can be damn sure you’ll be getting a good part that will not fail on you though. Don’t forget people – when it comes to cars, you pay for what you get (most of the time…).