Over the last couple years the priorities in my life have changed. Had Matrix Garage grown big enough to hire enough employees and leave them to running it while I pursued other things I would have happily taken that route but it has generally stayed just big enough to keep me working overtime. 
I have decided to start focusing my carreer and passions elsewhere and that means that supporting the AW, AE, 4A and related communities has had to be moved much lower on the priority list. I have decided to keep the store up to provide parts that only we offer, or other things that are hard to come by elsewhere. You will notice many big name, readily available products have been taken down and we will continue to do so. It's just not worth our time trying to compete with the big corporations selling at cutthroat prices and it just takes up more of my time. 
I will try to keep providing those parts that we make or that we have developed and sell as a service to the community but understand that now this is something I do in my spare time because I don't want to leave people hanging. 
I try to make shipments and process orders at least twice a week. If you want Amazon next day shipping buy from Amazon. I will do my best to keep order time and customer service at a reasonable level but have some understanding. I am not making money on this and it takes away from my other work and other issues that are very important to me right now. 
I have always wanted to make our designs and other information open source and available to the community but to do so properly would take a lot of time making sure that models and drawings were complete, accurate, or properly described. To go through everything and make sure it was something that I felt comfortable releasing to the community. I would love to find someone who was willing to help me do this. Someone in engineering school or passionate about this to help go through 3D scans, CAD designs, and information to prepare it. If you are interested feel free to email me. 




Brian Crower 7AGE H beam rods


This rod is made by Brian Crower specifically for Matrix Garage. It is also made specifically for 7AGE builds. Unlike the 7AFE rod it will have a floating wrist pin identical to the 4AGE. This means you will be able to run 4AGE pistons or order aftermarket pistons with floating wrist pins.
This does mean that these rods will not work with stock unmodified 7AFE pistons.

They are .5mm longer than the 7AFE rods to bring them flush with the deck just like 4AGE rods.

These rods will be equivelent to the Brian Crower Sportsman rods for the 4AGE. They will come with ARP 2000 hardware. They can be special ordered with BC 625+ for higher performance applications.

The standard ARP 2000 rods are good for 8500 RPM and 600 HP.
The 625+ shoudl be able to take anything you can do with the stock crank and stock stroke.

Center to center length is 133mm

Big end bore 51mm

Small end bore 20mm (Floating wristpin)

21.8mm width on big end and small end



We can get you custom pistons that will work with these rods.


List price: $460.00
Price: $465.00
Weight: 8 lb
Dimensions: 8 in × 6 in × 4 in

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