I just wanted to get an idea if anyone would be interested.
There is a local company building aluminum rods for a great price. They are a fairly new company, but I am working to line them up with some of the sport compact applications. They have just finished design and FEA(finite element analysis) software stress analysis of a set of K24 rods they are building for me.
All parts are cut on the CNC; the FEA showed very good results, but we are going to build a couple and break them just to compare results to the software analysis.
I should have pictures in a couple weeks, the rods go for $400.00 for a set of 4.