Connecting Rods For All Budgets

Callies Performance Products offers a wide variety of connecting rods to fit your needs. For your budget projects we offer Compstar connecting rods that are manufactured overseas but finished here in our Fostoria, OH facility. If you’re looking for an American made rod that will withstand years of abuse our Ultra connecting rods are up to the challenge. Give us a call today and let one of our experienced sales reps help you find the perfect connecting rods for your application!

Callies Crankshaft Availability

Shopping for a Callies crankshaft? Want to know if Callies has your crankshaft in stock before you call? We offer a crankshaft availability page on the website that is updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is a link on the top and right of the crankshaft pages and at the bottom of every page. Don’t see what you’re looking for or need to know when your crank will be in stock? Give one of our sales guys a call today!

Callies Crankshaft Inventory

2013 PRI Show

Callies Performance Products will once again be participating in the PRI Show in Indianapolis. We are making a lot of changes to the booth this year and we can’t wait to show you the new look! We will be at booth #4615 and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there! Keep checking our website,, for new product releases in our Ultra connecting rod and Callies crankshaft lines. Also, don’t forget to check out our Compstar products for affordable crankshafts and connecting rods that are finished in our shop in Fostoria, OH.

2013 Charity Golf Outing – Callies Performance Products

Callies Golf Outing 2013

This year’s annual Charity Golf Outing was a huge success!  We are excited to report that the golf outing netted over $2,900.00 and that Rick Norton has agreed to “top off” the number to an even $3,000.00. The majority of the proceeds were given to Lucky Dog Speedway Charities (LDSC), dedicated to providing aid to children and their families when a medical crisis strikes. They are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity and are partially funded by monies paid by Michigan International Speedway. All funds collected, less expenses, go directly to children and their families within the Michigan area and Northern Ohio. LDSC raises funds which are distributed in various ways to help families in need during a medical crisis, whether it be on a temporary or ongoing basis, i.e. by providing gas cards to families when children must travel frequently to hospitals and other medical facilities for treatment, financial aid for essential services caused by the medical crisis, wheelchair ramps or other necessary equipment needed to aid normal function, as well as other special family requests.

The remainder of the proceeds benefited Alexa’s Butterflies of Hope, a local 501(c)3 charity offering financial support to local families with children afflicted by cancer. The foundation was started by Warren and Wendy Brown after their daughter. Alexa lost her battle with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, in 2009. The “Clyde Cancer Cluster” is the large number of youth from Clyde and the surrounding areas that have developed cancer. No answers have yet to be found as to why there is such a high number of children with cancer in that particular area. A portion of the money raised from this event will benefit Alexa’s foundation and kids that are diagnosed with juvenile cancer as a result of Clyde’s Cancer Cluster. This cause is near and dear to many people’s hearts in the Fremont and Clyde area.

Callies presenting a check to Lucky Dog Speedway Charities

Callies Dealer Locator

Creating more exposure for suppliers and engine builders

Callies Performance Products is now offering their Engine Builders and Dealers added exposure through a Dealer Locator map.  Individuals interested in purchasing engine related services and products can now locate qualified providers of specialized items by clicking this interactive map.  This map can be found at under the Contact Us tab.

ULTRA Xd Connecting Rods NOW IN STOCK


Ultra Xd Press Release


This unique (Patent Pending) design provides greater flexibility in camshaft selection for your next stroker engine build.  The canted housing design of the Ultra Xd will allow a larger lobe/base circle/lift camshaft to be selected.   By providing greater rod to cam clearance, Ultra Xd rods can improve the performance of your valve train.  Ultra Xd rods are available for LS1, SBC and BBC engine families. Every Ultra rod is machined from premium Timken 4330 steel and are intended for severe duty applications.


Rod bolt torque and stretch data has been updated in the FAQ section of the website.


Please see the FAQ section important updates on Ultra Rods!

Also please remember all Compstar rod specifications are based on Extreme Pressure Lube #3 and Ultra Rod specs are based on ARP Ultra lube.

We want your feedback!

QUESTION: Aside from brand and price point. Which connecting rod design do you prefer in your engine combination. In other words, which design do you feel is best?

To help us track results to this question, check the survey on our Facebook page!