I have a set of XE rods laying around. I've been told that the XE rods are stronger than the 8v items. I was wondering if I could use them with my 8v turbo pistons. As the 8v wrist pins are press fit into the 8v rods and the XE are floating, I was thinking of using teflon buttons to retain the pin in the piston. I haven't pulled the rods from my 8v yet to compare them so;
Are pin diameters the same between the XE and 8v rods?
Are the XE rods really stronger?
Is this a good idea and does anyone have experience of using teflon buttons?
Any advice would be welcome