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Holiday closures for the week.

December 30th2015

Wrapping Up for the Holiday

While we’re working on the final stages of this month’s axle shaft run (checking for straightness / front shaft assembly), best to lay out our holiday schedule for the rest of this week. We will be closed tomorrow and Friday (that’s December 31st and January 1st ’16) for New Year’s. Orders placed online for in-stock items during that time will ship when we return on Monday, January 4th 2016.

Also, another friendly reminder, for those still needing axle shafts for KOH race day Friday, you’d need to get that order in today or place that order online by tomorrow, December 31st. That’s about as last-minute as we’ll be able to get, after that our axle shaft manufacturing time is just too long to pull off a KOH miracle.

With that, we have another amazing year down and another amazing year ahead. To all the drivers, teams, families, and fans who allow us to do what we do, THANK YOU. We wouldn’t be here without your support.

Holiday closures for the week.

December 21st2015

Steel Knuckles -- 2014 The Blog of Spidertrax

Touching on our post from last week, we wanted to kick this week off with a little more clarity as to when we are, and when we are not, open. We’ll be in full operation today, tomorrow, and Wednesday of this week. We will be closed this Thursday & Friday, December 24th and 25th.

Simple post for today, let’s make it a great 3 day work week and a great extended holiday weekend.

Have a good day.

December 4th2015
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

This morning I caught a note from our night shift to our day shift. All is running well, have a good day. Great advice, and while were at it let’s make it a great weekend as well. See you next week.

There’s still time!

November 30th2015
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Don’t miss out on our BIGGEST Black Friday Weekend sale ever. Till 4pm MST today, you can still get 10% off EVERYTHING in our store + Free UPS Ground Shipping. Just enter coupon code FRIDAY10 on the last page of checkout.

Again, offer good only till 4pm MST today (that’s Monday, November 30th). Coupon code can be used online at or by phone (800) 286-0898. Happy shopping!!!

Addicted to billet.

November 18th2015
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

It seems we are addicted to billet. Nearly everything (maybe everything come to think of it) we manufacture is out of domestic grade billet material. Forgings do have their place, and we have a number of products where forgings would traditionally be considered “the ideal way to manufacture”. Extreme racing (and crawling) push those boundaries though, even the slightest material imperfections can make the difference between 1st and last. We work with only the purest billet materials, from 6061 to 300M and beyond. It’s not the most cost-effective way to go, but it’s the best in terms of quality and reliability. With that, back to work we go.

Oh, and in case you were wondering… the in production parts pictured here WILL BE THESE.