2017 King of Portugal Race Recap

September 15th2017
 By Robb Pritchard on 2017-09-15T08:47:25-06:00 | King of Portugal |

The King of Portugal has always been the stand-out event in the Ultra4 Europe series, and this year, with a massive entry of 51 cars spread over four classes it really came of age. The small town of Vimioso, used to a much quieter way of life welcomed crews from every corner of Europe for the fifth time and this year two came from America. But the U4E regulars had a few more teams to contend with than they usually do as Portugal is the spiritual home of extreme off-roading and there were some serious new machines ready to do battle. Read more…

A New Sign, With Lights!

September 13th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-09-13T07:30:01-06:00 | The Shop |

It only took 18 years, but we finally wrapped up the sign we’ve always wanted. Complete with front and back lights, it shows off our logo in just the right ways PLUS there’s no way you’ll miss us (even from space)! Feels good to finally get this project finished, with that back to work we go.

Weld-On High Steer Arm Finishing Touch

September 6th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-09-06T15:30:42-06:00 | Prototyping |

We’re putting the finishing touches on the prototype weld-on high steer arms, and this latest set is our favorite yet. The design remains the same; laser cut normalized 4130 high steer brackets, tig welded, with forces properly transferred into the knuckle. The end result provides both a stronger arm and a stronger knuckle. For now, enjoy the latest photos and video above showing off what we imagine to be something closer to the finished product.

Ultimate Unit Bearing Speed Start

September 1st2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-09-01T10:18:03-06:00 | Prototyping |

A “coming soon” modification to our Ultimate Unit Bearings that should make your pit crew happy. Here’s a sneak peak at a wheel stud speed start that will not only prove useful but should be cost effective once we dial in production.

With that, two other quick housekeeping items. First, best of luck to all Fallon 250 racers this weekend, make it a good one. Second, Labor Day is this Monday and we’ll be closed. Orders placed past 2pm on Friday will ship by Tuesday.

Prototype Pro Series IFS Unit Bearing

August 25th2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-08-25T09:22:51-06:00 | Prototyping |

We have another fun prototype project we’ve been working on. Complimenting the Narrowed IFS Diff from last week, we put the finishing touches on our prototype Pro Series IFS Unit Bearing. Designed with Ultra4 IFS in mind, these all new unit bearings are 1″ more compact from WMS to CV flange per side over our current setup. In addition, combined Pro Series IFS Unit Bearing and axle shaft is 4lbs lighter per corner over our existing Ultimate Unit Bearing & axle shaft (that weight saving includes the addition of the drive snout as well). These prototype Pro Series IFS Unit Bearings were a blast to work on, we’re excited to see what will come of it. Until next time, make it a great weekend!