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Welded Spider 9s, Pro Series IFS, and more!

July 23rd2019

Easily our biggest product release since the birth of the Spider 9 some fourteen years ago. There’s a lot to digest with this one, let’s dive right in.

Signature Series Rear End

Our Spider 9 axle is, and always will be, the ultimate builders’ axle. That being said, we’ve been asked more than once to weld up complete Spider 9s. When tasked with anything, we like hitting the ball out of the park and this housing is no exception. Tagged the Signature Series Rear End, take all the guesswork out of building your Spider 9 rear housing by letting our professionals handle the heavy lifting. Welding on rear ends cups is just the start, all Signature Series Housings come standard with 4130 heat treated housing skids, and we even offer full trussing options. Fully tig welded, simply no compromises.

Pro Series IFS

This massive update to our IFS line takes desert & rock racing to entirely new levels. Pro Series Unit Bearings come with massive 3.7″ ID bearings and are packed with a 45 spline rear and both 45 spline & 56 spline front options. This entire line is stronger, lighter, and more compact than our Ultimate IFS line. Here’s a few quick links to get you started.

Pro Series Unit Bearings: http://www.spidertrax.com/products/Unit-Bearings
Builder Bells: http://www.spidertrax.com/products/Pro-Series-Bells
Floater Ends: http://www.spidertrax.com/uec006

Trussing & Skids

Full circle back to our original comment, Spider 9 axles are a builders axle at heart and we will never forget that. All of the trussing and housing skid plate options available on our Signature Series Housing are also available to purchase separately. Your housing will thank you.

There’s a lot in here, and we are barely scratching the surface. Be sure to head over to our Spider 9 product page, http://www.spidertrax.com/products/spider-9 , and spend some time diving into all the categories and options. With that, I did want to sneak in a thanks to the entire team here at Spidertrax. There’s years of hard work, and sleepless nights, in this release and your dedication means everything.

Gun Drilled Front Axle Shafts

January 30th2019

Two-time King Randy Slawson is well known for having one of the lightest Ultra4s on the lake bed. Pushing that theme even further, on a mission to “make the IFS guys cry” (his words), we are excited to outfit this new product into his Bomber — the all-new Pro Series 40 Splined, Gun Drilled, Front Axle Shafts. There’s something magical about having a 40 splined shaft that is both lighter AND stronger than its solid 35 spline counterpart. Learn more at http://www.spidertrax.com/Pro-Series-Gun-Drilled-300M-Inner-Shaft.

The All New Pro Series Knuckle

November 7th2018

Today we’re excited to release the all-new Pro Series Knuckle. Heat treated legs. Tig welded. Integrated double shear high steer arm. The best off-road knuckle just got better. Head over to http://www.spidertrax.com/products/Pro-Series-Knuckles for more details.

GT-36 Series 13.5″ Vented Rotor

October 31st2018

Here’s a simple addition to our Spider 9 brake product line that will mean a lot to a number of Ultra4 racers. For over a decade, we’ve been successfully running 14″ diameter rotors. Solid rotors at first, followed by vented rotors as of recent. These larger diameter rotors work amazing for rock racing, providing excellent braking power at high speeds (racing) along with ultimate stopping power at low speeds (crawling). With small exception — caliper to wheel clearance is tight, and on some newer Ultra4 builds (IFS specifically comes to mind) it becomes a bit too tight. Enter the GT-36 Series 13.5″ Vented Rotor.

This rotor starts life out as a 14 in. Wilwood GT-36 Vented Rotor, and then finds its way into our machine shop. We take down the outside diameter to 13.5″, chamfer both sides for a clean factory finish, hold less than .005″ position tolerance between the finished OD and brake hat mounting holes, all while maintaining full caliper pad contact. In the end, it’s a simple solution for those that need just a bit more caliper to wheel clearance. Rotors and caliper brackets are in-stock and ready to ship — http://www.spidertrax.com/GT-13.5-in.-Vented-Rotor .

The All New Ultimate Knuckle

July 19th2018

As drivers continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, our Spider 9 products evolve to push those boundaries even further. We’re proud to release our latest Ultimate Knuckle, designed ground up to surpass the strength of our previous generation Pro Series Knuckle. Complete with 7/8″ spherical bearings, internal gussets, interlocking steering arm, and industry leading 50 degrees of steering, there are simply no shortcuts here. Take rock crawling and rock racing to new levels with the Spidertrax Ultimate Knuckle, now available on the Spidertrax Store.