Posts Tagged ‘#somethingnew’

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.

Prototype Pro Series IFS Unit Bearing

August 25th2017

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!

Prototype Narrowed IFS Diff

August 18th2017

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

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.

It’s Time for Something New

July 31st2017

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.