Ten years prior to Eagle's official opening were spent developing the technology, relationships, and design that has become Eagle Specialty Products, Inc. Eagle formally began business in August of 1992 offering just a couple of part numbers. Eagle's commitment to quality and service has resulted in customer loyalty and satisfaction. This, in turn, has fueled rapid growth over the years. Eagle added crankshafts to their lineup a few years later as well as expanding their offerings in connecting rods. Continuous design improvements and improvements in materials and manufacturing techniques have resulted in Eagle being the largest and most respected aftermarket connecting rod and crank manufacturer in the industry. They never stop researching ways to make their products lighter, stronger, more efficient to manufacture, and more diverse. When you stop moving forward, you get passed by the competition.
While Eagle has been copied and imitated over the years (some companies being so bold as to use the same part numbers!), the similarities are only skin-deep. They may look similar on the outside, but what you can't see is the material properties, quality control, precision machining, and attention to important details. Eagle constantly purchases our competitors' products and physically and metallurgically tests them to evaluate where we stand against our competition. Eagle strives to be among the best connecting rods and crankshafts available today both in strength and cost-effectiveness. Eagle rods have been tested against some of the big, well-known custom rod manufacturers and have proven themselves to be as good as, and sometimes superior to, all of them. Just because another product costs more, do not think it must be better. Eagle has invested a lot of resources into efficient manufacturing processes. They are engineered and equipped for large-scale manufacturing. This is the key to their cost-effectiveness. For this reason, they do not offer custom parts or short-run parts. If they did, they would be about the same price as the traditional custom rod manufacturers! Eagle strives to offer rods and cranks for the most popular applications. They currently offer over 200 different connecting rods and 180 different crankshafts. Eagle is not, nor do they strive to be, the cheapest rod available. Too often, companies take shortcuts in manufacturing, quality control, or material to reduce costs. These are important attributes they are not willing to give up. Eagle never compromises manufacturing practices, material, or quality control checks for the sake of cost.