Prototype Narrowed IFS Diff

August 18th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-08-18T07:29:07-06:00 | Prototyping |

We had a lot of fun working on this new prototype narrowed IFS diff. Built for Ultra4, this diff is 1.4″ narrower than our current IFS housing, includes internal shell gussets for that extra bulk-head smashing drivers like to do these days, and in typical fashion face and bearing bores are all machined post welding. With that, back to work we go and make it a great weekend!

Go Big to Go Small

August 16th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-08-16T12:15:12-06:00 | Prototyping |

We’re working on a new IFS bulk head. Changes go beyond just cosmetic, this bulk head ends up being quite a bit larger than the existing one. Sometimes you have to go big to go small. More details to follow.

Prototype Weld-On High Steer Arm

August 11th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-08-11T10:45:22-06:00 | Prototyping |

We’re having some fun with a new weld-on high steer arm design for our Pro Series Knuckles. The video above and the few photos below do a better job than my typing, so I’ll leave it at that. Hope you enjoy this project as much as we did, with that have a great weekend (and best of luck to all Ultra4 racers at Dirty Turtle!).

Closed for All-4-Fun

August 1st2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-08-01T08:51:32-06:00 | All-4-Fun |

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It’s that time of year again, the Mile-Hi Jeep Club All-4-Fun off-road event is now underway. This year’s All-4-Fun is taking place in historic Leadville, CO. For those making the trip out we look forward to meeting you. While we’re having fun in Leadville, our sales office will be closed August 1st (starting @ noon) thru August 3rd, and we’ll be back open on Friday, August 4th. During that time, we’ll be responding to support cases and shipping orders in the usual fashion. Hope to see you out there!

It’s Time for Something New

July 31st2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-07-31T08:51:12-06:00 | Ultimate Rotor |

It’s sometimes hard finding that first sentence, but in this case, it’s safe to start with our resilient team. Put simply, we needed to clean up production, needed to find new ways of producing more with what we got. In the first 7 months of this year, with the incredible help and leadership of our manufacturing, sales, and shipping teams, we’ve managed to change our work flow and move in an all-new direction. We’ve increased our output to record highs, our inventory is stocked at levels never before seen, all while handling what is becoming our biggest sales year yet. Now let’s get back to our roots, the basics of what makes Spidertrax the company it is, and the thing we love to do most — let’s create new things.

Some items will be big, and some small, but all will no doubt be exciting. So stay tuned, we have lots of new things already in the works and can’t wait to share them with you. Until next time, here’s a new brake rotor we’re developing with one of our Spider 9 distributors. It’s going on a Jeep that is looking for something a little different. This scalloped take on our Ultimate Rotor should do the trick.