I'm restoring my mk4 998. Working on the engine now. I want to be able to drive hard and rev it with out worry, so my thought is to upgrade all my bottom end hardware to ARP studs and bolts. The catch is all of my engine machine work has already been done with the stock hardware in place. ARP says to re align hone the mains and rods when upgrading to their hardware.
Is this worth all the effort or am I over thinking it, and new factory hardware will be adequate.
12g295 Head, 266 cam, 10.5:1 compression, fully balanced, STOCK connecting rods, light flat top pistons, light fly wheel ect ect..