(Or, more importantly, what’s in it for You)
The first thing we need to ask ourselves is “What Exactly Makes a Carrillo Diesel Rod?” To answer this question, we need to remember that the “Carrillo” name not only designates a certain type of connecting rod but also a certain type of process on how we actually get there. So, to get started, let’s break down our process into three important categories: Manufacturing, Engineering and Development.
Each connecting rod is manufactured from an oversized forging, enabling proper grain flow and removal of any surface inclusions or conversions that usually accompanies the forging process. Each lot of forgings is independently inspected and certified. To go along with this, Carrillo has engineered a proprietary material (Carrilloloy) that contains specific amounts of chrome, nickel, moly and vanadium offering an optimum balance of strength and ductility without compromise. By insuring proper grain flow with our proprietary material, the strength and durability of each Carrillo rod becomes more consistent and reliable from the first point of manufacturing all the way to the extreme uses in the racing world.
Every Carrillo rod is 100% machined allowing us to hold extreme tolerances over our entire process. This part of the process is very important when we go to our next step.
Carrillo has been building its image for more than 50 years and takes great pride in every rod that ships out the door. Because of this, each rod is thoroughly designed using a 3D software package, R&D programs and FEA Modeling. Furthermore, our engineering staff has been built up through education and experience, insuring that every connecting rod lives up to Carrillo’s high standards. This kind of experience is why Carrillo rods have been a part of more championship seasons than any other connecting rod.
At first glance, other than visually seeing a difference, it is hard to tell why Carrillo is the industry leader. Many aspects go into designing a successful connecting rod. In this case, it’s all the little things that add up and allow Carrillo to stand alone. Going back to our manufacturing process, this is why it is important that we are able to hold extreme tolerances and finish with an all inclusive quality control process, which is the best in the industry.
As time goes on, the industry changes direction as well as your needs. We continue to develop new and exciting ways to meet your growing expectations. With our race team involvement and special projects, we are able to explore new ideas which directly affect the way your current and future connecting rods are designed. We continue to evolve our processes so we can continue to offer you the most advanced connecting rod on the market.
Besides the obvious visible features, when holding a Carrillo rod in your hand, you look at generations of artisan experience and expertise that have most likely been developed with the help of some of your racing heroes. As you begin or continue with your racing experiences, you can feel comfortable that Carrillo will be with you every step of the way.
CP-Carrillo ISO 9001:2008 certificated in recognition of its standardized best practice production techniques.