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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Keeping pace and edging your way to the finish line is just as important as being able to maintain control of your speed.This month Racing Equipment News highlights where the rubber meets the road in our annual Wheels,Tires, and Brakes issue. WELD Wheels has been producing performance wheel options since 1967. Greg Weld, already successful in Sprint Car driving, decided to make his own wheels after he could not find the right combination of strength and performance in wheels that were available at the time.Their line of wheels span across all avenues of racing from the street to off-road. MOMO is set to launch a new line of wheels.Their Heritage series, which debut at last year’s SEMA, is set to bring a touch of old school class that had previously been on classic Ferrari and Porsche. One market segment that was lagging behind in wheel options in the early 2000’s was the large truck market. American Force Wheels has cornered that market with their line of sharp designed, but durable and strong beadlocked wheels. Nitto tires have been the choice by racers and motorsport teams for years.This month, we feature their performance driven competition tires, as well as their off-grab “Grabber” line of tires. In terms of braking,Wilwood Engineering has been developing brake components since 1977. Wilwood applications allow the company to rapidly develop custom engineered brake systems using their off-the-shelf and custom components. It is not just about performance pads, discs, and calibers that determine your braking performance. Brake systems get hot when driven hard, to the point where your brake fluid reaches its boiling point.This month, REN, features a lineup of performance brake fluid options. When you are at track day or other events, you don’t want to find yourself with a flat, or maybe you want to get your tire pressure set just right.This month, we examine a range of air systems you can keep in your trunk to larger regulators for pit lane. Be sure to follow Racing Equipment News on Twitter and Facebook, and visit our website.

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PERFORMANCE WHEELS

Founded in 1967, WELD is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it’s hardcore off road, on the track, or on the street,WELD wheels have unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years.

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WELD designs, engineers and manufactures one, two and three piece wheels from aircraft quality forged aluminum at our 140,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Kansas City, MO. Each wheel is torture tested in our in-house destructive testing laboratory before it ever sees the street or track. WELD even manufactures all rim shells in-house to insure quality and uncompromised performance.

WELD quality and performance can be found in each of our brands. CCW Forged Performance is the latest addition to the WELD family. With its own manufacturing facility, unique design and custom finishes, CCW Forged Performance offers unmatched sports car and road racing performance and style. WELD wheels are found on the highest performing cars, trucks and race machines because of our quality and engineering excellence. Unleash the performance of your ride with WELD. 11

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PERFORMANCE WHEELS

STREET & STRIP WELD Racing brings its application flexible racing technology to the street with a budget friendly 3-pc modular wheel using a unique welded assembly process. This wheel has the classic WELD Racing look and continues the WELD Racing tradition utilizing a forged billet center and cold forged rims. This unique wheel offers 3 mounting pad heights to clear specific drum and multi-piston opposed calipers. Center is available in black anodized. Wheel widths available from 4.5” to 18” with a wide variety of back spacings. 15” Require shank lug nuts, while 17”, 18”, and 20” require conical lug nuts. Center cap and valve stem included Beadlock availble on 15” and 17” RT-S Wheels.

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WELD Racing has dominated all levels of drag racing and oval racing.WELD’s precision engineered drag racing wheels have been proven at 330mph and up against the cushion at bullrings around the world. Made from the highest grade forged aluminum, each racing wheel is engineered and crafted for one purpose, to win.WELD’s in house engineering lab optimizes and tests each racing rim for maximum performance.With 24 straight NHRA Pro Stock titles and countless nitro class wins lead by John Force,WELD Racing wheels have the winning formula for your sportsman or pro drag car, or circle track racing wheels for your sprint, midget, micro or late model. When it comes to racing WELD Wheels rule the roost. Most all wheels evolve over time, but WELD Wheels Delta-1 black anodized wheels have a revolutionary style and design. Delta-1 drive wheels have single piece forged aluminum construction, weigh less than 19 lbs., and are the lightest, strongest, and stiffest 16×16 double beadlock available. They have 3 lbs. less static weight and over 60 percent less rotational than its predecessor, which helps maintain its concentricity. If you’re running Top Alcohol, Pro Mod and Pro Stock, or Top Fuel classes you know the importance of lightweight yet incredibly strong wheels designed specifically for your type of racing. When only the best will do you need WELD Wheels Delta-1 black anodized wheels.

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PERFORMANCE WHEELS

OVAL TRACK RACING WELD pavement and dirt circle wheels have more wins than any other manufacturer in oval track racing. This has earned your trust for Sprint Car, Micro, Midget, Dirt Late Model and Dirt Modified divisions. Like all Weld products, these pavement and dirt circle track wheels are proudly made in Kansas City. The center section is anodized in WELD’s signature gold color and accepts all popular pressure plates. This wheel exceeds the USAC standard and specifications for all racing applications. The wheels come standard with the WELD Roll Forged lip, which is designed to enhance the bead seat and keep the wheel rigid and round in the harshest of racing environments. It’s also available with Bead-locTM and mud cover options.

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WELD’s REKON line offers maximum performance on and off road.The lightweight design and tough forged alloy will unleash the potential of modern high performance off road trucks, Jeeps, and lifted 4x4s.The B58 is the most unique REKON product available offering an outside functional beadlock for the hard core offroader. One piece forged construction means high strength with no excess weight - WELD’s nano-ceramic Advanced Tactical Coating for all season protection - Hard core 2600 pound load rating with 40 tire - Tested in WELD’s in house lab and proven in the toughest environments on earth - Matching trailer wheels available Single outside functional black beadlock on a 17x9 wheel - Designed, tested, and manufactured in Kansas City, USA.

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Aggressive with Style MOMO was founded in 1964 by race car driver Gianpiero Moretti. In that year, Moretti commissioned a local craftsman to produce a custom steering wheel for his own racing car. This special steering wheel – the first MOMO steering wheel in the Company’s history – had a superior and thicker grip compared to the normal racing steering wheels available at the time. Drivers from other teams quickly noticed Moretti’s new steering wheel and wanted the same for their cars, and so it started to gain fame within the racing community. Since then, MOMO has expanded into other developments from the racing community. Their line of wheels bring a touch of Italian style with aggressive modern designs, as well as throwbacks to classic wheels from Ferrari and Porsche. 16

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Massimo Sophisticated and charming design for MOMO, the Massimo is a model made to catch attention. Available in 16”, 17” and 18”, this wheel features a thin diamond cut finishing showing a spectacular design-game, slightly moved back from the front face. Available only in matte black, the Massimo features cast, single piece aluminum construction.

Screamjet EVO Featuring a diamond cut matte anthracite finish, the Screamjet EVO reinterprets their successful Screamjet design from years past. This multi-spoke wheel highlights a modern aesthetic, and are run flat and TPMS compatible. The Screamjet EVO lends itself to being a perfect fit for medium size cars as well as mid-size crossovers.

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Heritage 6 Having debuted at SEMA 2017, the Heritage 6 is the first wheel the Heritage 6 is MOMO’s first wheel in their Heritage collection. Inspired by the classic wheels on the Ferrari 333SP and Porsche 935, this monoblock constructed wheel is a timeless throwback to their racing history.

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TIn terms of options for wheels, when it came to car owners there always has been a number of styles and performance options available. Ranging from edgier looks to lightweight track day rollers, the early 2000’s saw a further explosion in custom wheel offerings. Ray Shadravan owner of local Miami wheel manufacturer since 1995 was looking for the next big thing.

American Force Wheels originally focused more on the custom wheel market for small import and domestic sport vehicle owners in the hot South Florida region. In 2003 he decided the market was prime to expand into the growing large truck market. Shadravan decided to create ž-ton and 1-ton truck conversions to showcase new wheel designs.

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First to Innovation Innovators of the first dually pickup wheels in 2003, American Force Wheels are specifically designed and created for each customer application in a variety of styles and finishes. The 19-inch and 19.5-inch wheels conveniently direct bolt-on require no modifications at all to your suspension. Additionally American Force Wheels is the only company that offers a true 20-inch, 22-inch, 24-inch, 26-inch & 28-inch dually wheel. Currently, American Force Wheels offers dually wheels in 65 designs for all-terrain, mud-terrain, low-profile and big rig use & appearance.

Locked and Loaded The Beadlock series are designed and built specifically for off-road racing, short course and rock crawling. Providing the same high quality expected from all American Force wheels, these purpose built wheels are ready for any and all terrain you can throw at them. They are available in multiple powder coating options as well as five, six, and eight lug options. 21

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WHEELS FOR OFF ROAD

The Beadlock Series wheels are lightweight, forged from T-6061 aluminum and locked with a beadlock ring consisting of 24 ARP bolts. The beadlock ring clamps the outer bead of the tire to prevent it from coming lose under even the most harsh and abusive rock crawling or racing conditions.

Safety and Durability American Force Wheels’ team of experts spend countless hours ensuring wheels which are safe and durable. Only new materials and the latest precision CNC machines are used in manufacturing every wheel, adaptor and accessory. Custom-built forged-aluminum American Force Wheels creations can be described as sleek, stylish and highly specialized. American Force Wheels continues to innovate and is always creating new market-leading products that deliver on its long standing promise of delivering quality, style and function. For more information, visit www.americanforcewheels.com

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RACE TIRES

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NITTO TIRE HAS BEEN PUSHING THE ENVELOPE FOR PERFORMANCE DRIVEN TIRES FOR THE LAST 68 YEARS

Founded in 1949, Nitto Tire has been driven by passion and innovation. This passion has lead them to create tires for those who are enthusiastic about their vehicles. Nitto Tire has always strived to anticipate and drive consumer trends by supporting emerging markets before they are mainstream, having been one of the first tire companies to support the beginnings of what has become the professional drifting scene here in America.

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By incorporating computer-modeled designs for road noise reduction and a program that aids in enhancing dynamic contact points while driving, our engineers successfully identify and counteract undesirable tire responses in a variety of driving conditions.

For the Strip: NT05R

The NT05R™ is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed for serious drag racing enthusiasts. The tire’s specialized race compound and large contact patch were engineered to provide maximum traction and promote even pressure distribution across the tread. The enhanced sidewall construction provides longitudinal launch traction while maintaining stability throughout the pass. You’ll get off the line quickly and down the track with speed and consistency. The NT05R™ is recommended for dry competition use.

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NT555R The NT555R is another D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with additional flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high-grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide increased traction at the starting line. The NT555R is the drag radial for the street or strip.

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Road Course Warrior NT01

Designed with the weekend road racer in mind, the NT01’s compound was developed to provide the best balance of traction, consistency, heat cycle performance and longevity. The NT01 delivers fast and consistent lap times for both the professional road-racer and the track-day enthusiast. The NT01 is recommended for dry competition use and is also a D.O.T.-compliant competition radial.

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RACE TIRES

Grappling Off-Road RIDGE GRAPPLER Nitto’s newest addition to the Grappler family is the Ridge Grappler. It is a groundbreaking hybrid tire that combines the off-road prowess and durability benefits of the Trail Grappler with the quiet ride and precision all-weather handling of the Terra Grappler G2. Features such as step-block edges, a variable-pitch tread pattern and lateral Z grooves give the tire the biting and clean-out characteristics needed to be a dynamic tire on any terrain. This new do-all tire is also offered with an optional F load rating, so it can handle the demands of your 1-ton truck. Wheel sizes from 17 to 22 inches are available. For more information on how Nitto Tires can equip your vehicle with tires that fit your application, visit www.nittotire.com

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HETHER you call them pavement late models, or asphalt late models, these cars represent some of the most exciting racing that can be seen not only the USA, but around the world where short track late model stock cars compete. It also represents one of the biggest challenges for brake systems and components. The products defined in this section are applicable to the full spectrum of fabricated tube frame and stock frame clip race cars using modified suspensions and aftermarket brake systems. They are the results of four decades of dedication by Wilwood in delivering the finest short track racing products available. Select any of the product groups listed above to view calipers, rotors, pads, master cylinders, pedals and the accessories necessary to equip your late model asphalt race car for championship performance. 30

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Ultralite 32 Vane

Scalloped Rotor When it comes to rotors, racers are constantly searching for the ultimate balance between the lowest weight and the ability to effectively manage heat. Decreased rotating weight in the drive line provides quicker deceleration under braking and quicker acceleration out of the corners. Lower weight also benefits handling with improved spring and shock control over the unsprung suspension mass. Wilwood’s ULS-32 scalloped iron rotors provides effective lightweight options for sprints, late models, modifieds, and other competition applications that race in low to medium temperature ranges.

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CALIPERS

Calipers Road or Circuit racing

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OAD RACING, or circuit racing as it is referred to in many places, might well be the largest motorsports category in the world. It is certainly the most diverse.

Competing vehicles cover genres from small engine, lightweight, purpose built formula cars, to full size production chassis touring cars, fabricated tube frame cars, and a long list of other specialty categories that provide competition opportunities at every experience level imaginable. Rules governing the various classes can be highly restrictive, or completely open to the builder. This diverse range of specially prepared vehicles racing on a myriad of venue types creates an equally diverse range of brake system and component requirements. For many categories that are closely defined by rules and vehicle type, Wilwood has created road racing kits for many popular applications within our bolt-on brake kit line. Kits in this group are focused first and foremost on safety and overall stopping power, along with system balance, effective heat management, sustained durability, and optimized configurations within the class rules. It should also be noted that dedicated competition fortification options exist for nearly every kit we manufacture as part of our dual-purpose street performance brake upgrade kit line. 32

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Forged Superlite

4 Radial MT-Quick-Silver FSL4R/ST-QS calipers provide the pad wear performance advantages of differential bore pistons with the option for ultimate heat protection using ThermlockÂŽ pistons in the ST models. Differential piston bores compensate for leading-edge mechanical loading and temperature variances across the pad face to reduce pad taper wear in sustained high temperature applications. ThermlockÂŽ pistons in the ST-QS models block heat transfer from the pads and reduce temperatures in the caliper, fluid, and seals by up to 25% over standard stainless steel pistons. Featuring Quick-Silver Nickel finish, these are the go-to calipers for all types sustained hard braking on dirt and asphalt ovals and a wide range of off-road, rally and road course applications.

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BIG BRAKE KIT

Forged Narrow Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake Kit The unsurpassed braking capacity of the Forged Narrow Superlite 6R six-piston caliper serves as the base of this group of 13�-14� big rotor kits for many vehicles. FNSL6R kits are engineered application specific for simplified installation and full compatibility with OE master cylinder output and ABS functions where used. Big brake kits provide increased brake capacity and complimentary style with wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades on show cars and high performance street/track machines. Optional caliper finishes and rotor designs simplify personalizing the style and braking requirements of VIDEO | Wilwood SEMA Recap any application. 34

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Manley Rods & Platinum Series Pistons Boost Reliability And Your Bottom Line! Leading racers and professional engine builders demand Manley Platinum Series pistons and forged steel connecting rods for compelling reasons. They include advanced engineering, superior materials, outstanding manufacturing quality and great overall value. Manley Platinum Series pistons are available for applications ranging from high compression big block Chevy designs (great for drag racing “Super” classes) to those for engines designed for use with superchargers and turbos —including many Sport Compacts. They’re forged from the preferred 2618 alloy and precision machined to exacting tolerances. Ring grooves are square to the cylinder bore to assure optimum sealing, and all extraneous weight has been removed to provide a greater RPM

and power potential. We urge you to compare the quality of Platinum Series pistons to any brand on the market and you’ll see that Manley is the best value —and provides excellent profits! Likewise, Manley connecting rods are the best value going. Manley has everything from NHRAaccepted replacement rods for Stock and S/S applications to brutally strong rods made of 300M material for severe racing environment, including Dirt Modifieds. Both I-Beam and H-Beam designs are available, and come equipped with ARP rod bolts. Manley rods are available in a variety of strength-toweight ratios. What’s more, Manley’s NHRA Major Sponsorship contingency program provides an additional incentive!

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Thanks to innovative technology resulting from the WEC, using hybrid bindings combined with a new generation casing, the new MICHELIN tire improves performance endurance and permanence. {READ MORE}

Mighty System XL brake pads with Noise Elimination Technology utilize multiple construction features to combat Noise, Vibration and Harshness. NET? development begins with premium raw materials. {READ MORE}

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Clean the Inside of Your Aluminum Wheels Prevents corrosion-related distortion of wheel bolt tightening torque and allows the user to completely remove burnt-on corrosion. Designed to clean the inner wheel contact surface. {READ MORE} www.mueller-kueps.com

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OZ Racing Iconic Rally Wheel Returns In the 90’s OZ put in the best performance at the World Rally Championships. The new Rally Racing wheel is white with a recognizable central “disc” that sports the red OZ Racing logo written twice. {READ MORE}

Platform-Specific Brake Kit for Track Use Drivers who participate in “Track-Days” or “High Performance Driving Events (HPDE)” rely on their brakes and know the value of having brakes that are up to the task of Track use. {READ MORE}

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Double Row Tire Rack Cart Featuring all aluminum construction and adjustable tire rack between rails, Pitboxes has developed a double row tire rack cart. This box leaves a work area or place for another set of rails, storage compartment between wheels. {READ MORE} www.pitboxes.com

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P ZERO™ TROFEO R - The Track Is Your Road Designed for racetrack driving on dry asphalt, Pirelli has developed these tires to provide even greater performance for track days. On dry asphalt, even in the most demanding sessions it ensures high levels of grip and constant trajectories. {READ MORE}

Stickpro Wheel Weight Pre-Cleaning Wipes In addition to improving adhesive wheel weight adherence, StickPro wheel weight pre-cleaning wipes easily cleans the rims and removes brake dust & grease without the need for any use of water. {READ MORE}

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Two-Piece Rotor Upgrade RacingBrake’s lighter rotor (12-16% weight reduction varied with the size and design) features a cooler disc, due to higher heat dissipation rate of aluminum hat as compared to cast iron and a true full sliding design. {READ MORE} www.racingbrake.com

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Modular Double Beadlock Forged for Strength

Ramp it up with Race Ramps The solution for entering and exiting vehicles with doors while parked in an enclosed trailer. Lightweight, yet durable and strong, this easy drive-up ramp lifts vehicles up 4� to clear the wheel wells. {READ MORE}

Raceline offers true forged wheel double beadlock rim shell featuring a long drop center for customized back spacing. Wheel center may be bolted in or welded for further customization of offset and back spacing. {READ MORE}

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Deep Dish Wheel Design Radi8 Continues to release bold designs. The SD11 features an advanced monoblock design and a deep concave giving he wheel a greater profile in motion. The lightweight and durable wheels are available in a number of finishes. {READ MORE} www.radi8wheelsusa.com

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90 Degree EZ-sensor Schrader’s NEW 90 Degree TPMS EZ-sensor accommodates aftermarket wheels where the valve hole is at a 90 degree angle. This allows fitment in more aftermarket specialty rims while still providing the convenience of a programmable sensor . {READ MORE} www.schradersensors.com

HTR ZIII Sumitomo’s Maximum Performance Designed for todays most popular performance vehicles, the ZIII combines euro performance with street tuner appeal. The result? Enhanced traction, exceptional handling and a new level of ultimate performance. {READ MORE} www.sumitomo.com

TOYO’s Ultra-High Performance All-Season Tire The Proxes 4 Plus is the perfect match for high-horsepower sports cars, delivering exceptional all-season performance and a quiet ride throughout the life of the tire. It also offers excellent tread life and a competitive mileage warranty. {READ MORE} www.toyotires.com

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Dirt Late Models are Heading South Red Rat Rod Wheel US Wheels has developed an all steel wheel with a classic design for custom hot rods. Finished in gloss Red, US Steel offers two center cap styles to compliment this wheel. {READ MORE} www.uswheel.com

This South 1400 was originally designed for any dirt late model on 14” wide wheels. It utilizes the NRM construction for maximum sidebite. The South 1600 compound is a more durable, slower firing version of the standard 1600. {READ MORE} www.hoosiertire.com

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Track Tested Goodyear Eagles Goodyear’s position as the leading tiremaker in drag racing is often unquestioned. The Eagle Drag Radial is a long lasting racing slick featuring little brake-in period Superior technology for low E.T. and maximum MPH. {READ MORE} www.racegoodyear.com

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claim the largest market share, followed by businesses that cater to stock cars, modifieds, dirt late models, road racing, open wheel short track, and others that include truck/tractor pulling (8%), off-road (7%), and marine and karting at 4% each. Sales, it turns out, remain stable across the board, as over three-quarters of January 2018

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participants claimed their company’s gross sales volume in 2017 increased or stayed the same compared to 2016. A whopping 95% project sales for 2018 to either increase or stay the same compared to 2017. Yet another indicator of a strong economy is personnel turnover, and by

that metric 2017 appeared relatively stable. Only 7% told us their company’s workforce shrunk last year. Speaking of employees, a company’s benefits often help attract top talent. So when we posed the question, our survey revealed the top five benefits offered by racing businesses (in order) were paid 59

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Boiling Point

HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKE FLUIDS FEATURE HIGH BOILING POINTS FOR MAXIMUM BRAKING Combatting brake fatigue on the track or deep in an off-road course comes down to effectively fighting the high temperatures associated with heavy braking use. While typical day to day driving might have your brake rotors and pads reach a balmy 400 degrees Fahrenheit, racing applications quickly reach into a 600 to even 1500 degrees. Lower boiling point brake fluids found in non-race specific formulas generate air bubbles as the brake fluid exceeds its temperature limits. These bubbles are what you feel when your brake pedal compression becomes soft. DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 formulas feature a wet and dry boiling point. In terms of fresh brake fluid the dry boiling point is the number to look for. Over time however, these fluids become susceptible to water absorption, which is why DOT standards include the wet boiling point. For your specific application, it is important to evaluate your performance needs. 48

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MOTUL RBF 600 BRAKE FLUID

Extreme high performance polyglycol brake fluid. Far exceeds the standards of DOT 4. Each bottle is filled with Nitrogen, increasing shelf life and eliminating contamination while factory sealed. Extremely high dry boiling point 594F(312C) helps prevent vapor lock and brake fade during hard use, with excellent recovery time. The very high wet boiling point (204°C / 399°F) superior to conventional DOT 5.1 non-silicone base fluid (180°C / 356°F mini) and DOT 4 (155°C / 311°F mini) enables to keep an efficient brake system when rainy. Indeed, DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 brake fluids have the property to absorb humidity in the air, which reduces their boiling points and increases the risk to get to “vapor lock” phenomena. The wet boiling point is measured by humidifying the product with about 3.5 % of water.

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SPECTRO PERFORMANCE OILS - DOT 4 RACING BRAKE FLUID “600”

Designed of a borate ester polyalkyglycoalkylether formulation in order to provide the highest possible resistance to fluid boiling and degradation in high performance and racing conditions, Spectro® DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid “600” is described by Spectro as your best defense against “lost” lever pressure caused by progressive heat buildup. Spectro DOT 4 surpasses DOT 4 specifications feature a 599 degrees Fahrenheit dry boiling point, it solves virtually any fluid boiling problems hard driving can create. Excellent for on- and off-road applications.

CASTROL REACT SRF BRAKE FLUID

The compressibility of Castrol React SRF Racing is very similar to that of current DOT 3 and DOT 4 fluids. It can therefore be filled into any braking system used in motor sport with the exception of those for which a mineral oil is prescribed. It gives a “hard pedal” feel. Widely used in racing, from Formula One, sports cars,V8 Supercar and Grand Prix and Superbike motorcycles. The exceptionally high dry boiling point (higher than 300°C) makes Castrol React SRF Racing ideal for use under arduous braking conditions such as rallying or racing. It exceeds the boiling point requirements of DOT 5 brake fluids. Castrol highly recommends for cars used for “Club and Track days.” 50

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BREMBO LCF PLUS BRAKE FLUID

Brembo LCF 600 Plus Racing Brake Fluid Low Compressibility Formula Exclusively for Racing Applications Brembo LCF 600 plus Brake Fluid has been formulated to provide the highest performance in all racing conditions and has an independently proven low compressibility at high temperatures. Brembo LCF 600 plus fluid also resists boiling at higher temperatures (both wet and dry) over other race fluids. Typical dry boiling point is 601°F and wet boiling point 399°F. Brembo’s LCF Plus exceeds the requirements of U.S. FMVSS 116 DOT4 specifications and mixes safely with DOT3, DO4 and DOT5.1 racing brake fluids. It is not suitable, however, for use in brake systems containing magnesium parts.

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Wilwood EXP Super Hi-Temp 600 Plus Racing Brake Fluid has been specially formulated for racing applications where brake systems consistently operate at very high temperatures. In addition to guarding against vapor lock, EXP Super Hi-Temp 600 Plus Racing Brake Fluid maintains its viscosity and lubricity under extreme temperatures for maintaining brake system reliability and performance. EXP Super Hi-Temp 600 Plus Racing Brake Fluid conforms to, and exceeds U.S. specification FMVSS No. 116 DOT 4. Typical dry boiling point: 594° F (312° C). Typical wet boiling point: 399° F (204 °C). It is true that racing fluids need to have high boiling points. It is also true that fluids need to have low moisture affinity to slow the natural absorption rate of water vapor. But the true test of any fluid is how well it resists aeration and compressibility after it has been heated and pressure cycled a few hundred times. According to Wilwood, the real test is at the track. EXP has been proven to maintain firm pedal feel and quick response, long after others have failed. 51

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Proven Effective Options for Rotor Resurfacing Both Off and On the Vehicle

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e have all been there. That moment when you feel the tell-tale sign of fatigue from the brakes you have been running. While uneven wear and excessive runout to your brake rotors can lead to heavy pitting, spotting, and even cracking requiring a replacement, the option to resurface your brakes in house have advanced over the years. 58

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Off-Vehicle Resurfacing The new Heavy-Duty RL-8500XLT Combination Brake Lathe from Ranger features an extended capacity spindle and can turn a drum that’s up to 10-inches deep. The longer spindle and the relocated rear bushing provide the RL-8500XLT arbor with enough support to handle your heaviest drums, rotors, and flywheels. The durably crafted RL-8500XLT brake lathe resurfaces brakes quicker and more precisely than any other lathing unit on the market today. Like the RL-8500, the RL-8500XLT features unlimited feed rate settings, allowing the user to modify resurfacing rates with an easy turn of the dial. Now you can decrease or amplify the 59

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cut duration for the perfect finish regardless of if you’re rushing through the first rough cut or performing a single-pass micro-finish. The RL-8500XLT brake lathe is the total package and comes with a strong bench plus ample tool storage backboards, so all your adapters are always nearby. One of the common problems that plague other brake lathes is the vibration and chatter transfer that directly affects the tool-tip and leaves an imperfect cut on the machined surface. The RL-8500XLT Brake

Lathe by Ranger is specifically designed to address this issue by eliminating the need for gear-driven mechanical drives and variablespeed transmission devices.

About Ranger BendPak’s Ranger Products division offers your garage or shop an extremely diverse array of outstanding equipment to suit every need. Ranger makes sure that all of their garage products live up to the same high standards as BendPak car hoists and equipment.Whether you need wheel service equipment like the best tire machines, brake lathes, wheel balancers and wheel alignment systems; workshop equipment like workbenches, oil drains and toolboxes; lifting solutions such as their wide array of floor jacks, jack stands and bike and quad lifts; or even industrial-grade parts washers that blast the dirt off of just about any part or component, Ranger is quality garage gear. For more information, visit www.bendpak.com 60

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On-Vehicle Resurfacing Pro-Cut has been the name many OEM’s have approved for mandated warranty rotor service, including GM, Ford, Honda, BMW, Acura, Toyota, Mazda,VW, and even Ferrari, among others. Their line of rotor matching products allow for On-Vehicle resurfacing. The PFM 9.2 DRO has been the versatile industry standard. This mid-sized lathe features a speed lock cutting head, four wheel adjustable trolley, and electronic reporting on lathe use, ROI, and service needs. Pro-Cut boasts that close to 30,000 of their PFM 9.2 DRO’s have been sold to date. 9.2’s come bundled with all accessories including silencer and cutting bits, a five adapter package, and a fixed 61

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post trolley which excepts Pro-Cuts GYR command center. In terms of adding a heavy-duty power house to their line up, Pro-Cut has developed the A10 Warthog. Packing ten pounds more body mass, and twice the start-up torque to the 9.2 model, the A10 is burly enough to cut a Ford F750 and still nimble enough for the

smallest sub-compact.The A10 is designed for heavy use where large vehicle applications are found. Both the 9.2 and A10 Worthog can be equipped with Pro-Cut’s optional GYR. For the first time a technician can know precisely where the rotor stands versus the spec before, during, and after the cut. Using Pro-Cut’s

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proprietary software, the GYR Validated Brake Service directs the technician to make in-spec repairs and captures the finished metrics (rotor thickness and run-out) of every rotor machined. Finished results are automatically saved to the included Microsoft Surface tablet and on-line database and can be printed for records.

About Pro-Cut In 1988 Joe Willey and Paul Hooper acquired the US distribution rights to a piece of equipment - a so-called on-car brake lathe - that had been languishing in the US market.The partners made a few design changes and before the end of 1989 counted Sears and General Motors as their customers. In the years that followed, virtually every auto manufacturer in the world came to either recommend or require a Pro-Cut lathe for their dealers. Similarly, most national service chains in the USA came to rely on Pro-Cut machinery for their brake service. For more informationa, visit www.procutusa.com

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Keeping the Pressure On

How the rubber of your tires meets the road can be often overlooked. The subject of maintaining tire pressures can dramatically impact your racing performance. Not only can temperature and atmospheric conditions come into play, but the actual road surface and type of racing applications can mandate a tire pressure adjustment. Air compressors range in a variety of sizes and applications, and when you are in the pits having one on hand not only for your tires, but also running some air tools can be a major benefit at critical times.

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VIDEO | VIAIR Corporation

Degrees of Application We’ve all seen them in the automotive aisles, small 12V DC powered air compressors that pop into what we used to call a cigarette lighter. Beyond their size limitations, these units are typically focused more on emergency situations.While they might be great for someone who might be participating in the occasional SCCA event, the disadvantage in speed and amount of air pumped might make one look at alternatives.There is also the added disadvantage of potentially of blowing a fuse.

Maximum Portability Larger units, of course, demands access to

higher power sources.The VIAIR Corporation offers a comprehensive line of fractional horsepower DC oil-less air compressors and air accessories for on-road, off-road. If you are trying to maintain a higher degree of portability, VIAIR’s 87P Compressor offers a light weight solution, but utilizes your vehicles battery directly.This gives the advantage of being able to operate with any vehicle regardless of the auxiliary power outlet rating. Featuring a permanent magnetic motor and a duty cycle of 20 minutes at 30 PSI, the maximum available working pressure of the 87P is 60 PSI.With its ten foot power cord and eight foot air hose length, reaching each tire is easy.The tire chuck is a screw-on type and must be connected to a tire’s valve stem before turning the unit on.The pressure gauge incorporated into the top of the unit allows for quick and precise monitoring of pressure. Capable of inflating up to 31-inch tires, the 87P can inflate from flat in just under five minutes. VIAIR also offers a six inch extension hose.

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Long-Term Track Day Companion If you are facing a longer day at the track or going deep off road, the ultra-portable option might not be what you need. However, you still might want something that is relatively easy to carry with you in the trunk or bed of your truck. PORTER-CABLE has been manufacturing professional-grade cordless and corded power tools, equipment, and accessors for more than 100 years. At

only 30-pounds, the C2005 6 gallon, 150 PSI Pancake Compressor can fit almost anywhere. The pancake style tank offers higher stability and features a durable oil-free pump. The 150 PSI max tank pressure stores more air in the tank, giving the user not only the ability to inflate, but also allow the use of air tools at longer runtimes. PORTER-CABLE units include a three year limited warranty.

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Racing Developed Regulator For full on pressure regulators, Turanair Systems has developed racing dedicated air systems for the use in the garage or in pit lane. According to Turanair, their vision is to offer the entire racing community a whole new approach to become totally self-sufficient for their compressed air needs. This means being able to purge your tires as many times as you want, unlimited compressed air, and eliminate the hassles of charging and transporting heavy steel tanks. Their PRO500 Regulator was designed specifically for the Racing Industry. Its intended use is to provide portability, light weight, and offer a safer environment by eliminating or reducing hoses. With an adjustable 500 PSI output, the PRO 500 regulator can be coupled with a smaller work bottle, or as part of their single or dual cart offerings.

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Pressure Delivery From adjusting your tires pressure or inflating from an unexpected flat it is important to keep in mind the maximum specifications to your tires. While sometimes underinflating can maximize traction, especially in snow and icy environments, and overinflating can lead to a slightly higher fuel economy, both

conditions need to be strictly monitored for effectiveness in each particular racing application.

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her boost. For vehicles that street and track, Brotherton e Dragon Slayer series, DS225 cylinder heads with ust ports. New tooling in the of these heads means that equired—tooling has been

Manufacturers publish specs on their products through their websites or catalogs to help narrow down the typically immense number of cylinder head setup choices. Most can also suggest compatible equipment such as intakes, valve components, and more.

improved to the point where these heads come out of the casting in near net shape with little additional machining needed. The Brodix HHX series offers a more stable rocker system that features extra fasteners, making these heads more compatible for running nitrous oxide while still meeting street car class racing requirements. Elikofert and Susan Schmitt with Flo-Tek noted the company’s line of heads specifically engineered for the street and entry-level racing market. This line includes a small block Ford 190cc CNC, and the 210cc and 220cc heads for small block Chevy. Each features CNC porting, and accepts solid or hydraulic rollers. The line of heads is designed to offer performance—and choice—at a

As engines gain horsepower, cubic inches and compression, starters have no choice but to adapt, said Richmond.

reasonable price for street and entry-level not long ago Brodix retu more traditional head desi racers with a small block configuration. Also new is a Jones Engineering- years ago a lot of people designed 200cc small block Chevy basic cylinder head styles. aluminum head for cars that will be run on came out with newer 24. the . . . . drag . . . . . .strip . . . . .as . . . well . . . . .as . . .the . . . .street. . . . . . . .Flo-Tek . . . . . . . . . . for . . . .the . . . . big . . . . .block . . . . . . Chevys also offers a similar line for big block 632 cid bracket race eng Drag Racehighlighted Radiators the 290cc, Single Pass,we Double Pass, have seen people bu motors. Elikofert 315cc and 360cc heads for big block Sprint Car Radiators Triple Pass 12-degree Radiators Big Chief-styl Chevy engines as ideal for both the street for Top Sportsman racing. Custom Kit Radiators Even with this return and track at an attractive price. The 290cc is actually sized more for street rod use— configurations, Weinle for usable power from off-idle to 5500 rpm. develop engines and The 315cc and 360cc are aluminum heads introduction in the near futu cast from a permanent steel mold featuring us a glimpse: “What’s new a polycrystalline diamond-cut finish. These Motorsports, on a persona are more aggressive heads for the entry- a 500 cid Pro Stock engi level racer looking at a power band from in development for abou 1500–6000 rpm; all of these can be set NHRA drag racing. We ar Popularthe engine with fuel injectio up for solid or hydraulic rollers. Race Parts Weinle Motorsports in Cleves, Ohio, the design and fuel curve New from Edelbrock provides custom CNC•intakes and heads Au 1-800-328-8900 NorthernFactory.com/racingseason for drag racing. According to Mike Weinle, California, is the Victor Jr. c 68

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