► Connecting rods that have been forged for high strength are used for weight reduction.
► Knock pins are used at the mating surfaces of the bearing caps of the connecting rod to minimize the shifting of the bearing caps during assembly.
► The connecting rods and caps are made of high-strength steel for weight reduction.
► Nutless-type plastic region tightening bolts are used on the connecting rods for a lighter design.
► An aluminum bearing is used for the connecting rod bearings.
► The connecting rod bearings are reduced in width to reduce friction.
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