just letting people know that if they are looking, I have found where to get venolia forged pistons (custom) and forged H-beam rods for uner $2000 for the full set of both for the 1.8 8v engine

the rods only need $70 of machining done when you get the liners machined because they are for another car and need clearance

dont worry it doesnt affect the rod

good purchase if you want to go hard on a NA or Turbo application