Posts Tagged ‘#somethingnew’

Prototype 13.5 Vented Rotors

August 27th2018

Big brakes have been a big deal in rock crawling and rock racing. We’ve been manufacturing 14″ diameter rotors since the early rock crawling days, and the extra stopping power at lower speeds has become an easy must-have. That being said, in today’s Ultra4 vehicles, especially those newer IFS powered versions, the large 14″ diameter rotor is a bit tight. Factor in mud and debris from those east cost races and clearance between the caliper and wheel can be an issue.

As such, the need for a slightly smaller rotor is born. Enter our prototype 13.5″ diameter rotor, which starts as Wilwood GT-36 Vented Rotor, precision machined down from 14″ to 13.5″. Brake hats, calipers, and pads all work as-is. The caliper pad also has full rotor contact, so no compromises either.

We’re giving these a test now, and so far so good; the extra caliper clearance for those that need it is obvious and welcome, and this rotor should do the trick. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

A New Sign, With Lights!

September 13th2017

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

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

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.