Opps.. dont need rods on bigger turbos? Think again. This has happened to an ibiza which has come here for repairs... Been off road for 9 months so its not been a well ibiza. Broken clutch pedal, seized brakes from being stood for so long etc etc Car has an IHI VF34 install... Runs 2bar boost! - stock engine... Not what you would be wanting on a bog stock engine with just DP and FMIC as supporting mods.. Engine has been making a ticky noise I was not comfortable with. Before contemplating dialing the existing map down to sensible levels & running it on the dyno again I had to investigate the engine noise. I had a bad feeling... Dropped sump and we saw this sat there.. power from this was 302bhp/285lbft. runs a stock K03 silicon tip, with tiger sealed on hose over the top to get up to VF34's larger intake? Inside the coupler is a small K03 TIP? Knowing what I do from the the K04 big bore TIP I developed, I know this aint ever going to be adequately feeding an IHI VF34 with its 300+bhp potential.. So, its getting some rods now belatedly, a different intake as I cant be mapping this knowing its intake is only k03 TIP sized where it matters! Still think sub 300lbft is Rod Safe?