DEI Titanium Pipe Shield

Extreme heat can rob power and potentially damage engines, transmissions, hoses, and sensitive electrical components. DEI has introduced a revolutionary advancement in pipe shield technology that greatly outperforms Mylar-backed glass fiber shields.

DEI’s Titanium Pipe Shield combines the high heat tolerance of DEI’s proprietary LR fiber technology with a unique rivet-based clamp shield designed to improve heat dissipation and cooling. Glass fiber shields can begin to fail at 900 degrees F with the Mylar outer material cracking and flaking off. DEI’s Titanium Pipe Shield provides heat protection up to 1,350 degrees.

LR fiber technology is a two-ply material. The outer layer is made from pulverized and stranded lava rock into a proprietary tightly woven weave for durability and strength. The inside material is made of a special high-temperature-resistant fabric (89 percent silica) designed to withstand 350 degrees more heat than glass fiber. This proprietary fiber technology combined with DEI’s unique shield standoff bracket design provides an air gap between the shield and pipe that together provides the maximum potential for cooling and heat dissipation. Go to www.designengineering.com, or call 800/264-9472 for more information.


QA1 16 Series

QA1 is excited to announce its brand-new 16 Series shock absorber. The 16 Series is an aluminum monotube shock, designed for Late Models and Crate Late Models. Featuring a hard anodized, 6061 aluminum threaded body, this shock is designed to be a top performer for years. This economically priced aluminum monotube performs consistently from start to finish and is great for the budget-minded racer.

The 16 Series Aluminum Monotube Shock has all of the high quality features of other QA1 shocks and also features a hard anodized 6061 Aluminum Body providing excellent corrosion resistance, superior hardness, consistency, and lubricity; a Schrader valve to easily adjust your gas pressure “on the fly;” and Linear and Digressive valving options. For more information on these shocks, visit www.qa1.net or call 800/721-7761.


Proform’s Pneumatic Valve Spring Compressor

Proform’s new Pneumatic Valve Spring Compressor can cut cylinder head disassembly and assembly time in half. Pulling the tool’s trigger supplies up to 350 pounds of force using 125-psi air-compressor pressure. (It will operate with as little as 100 psi.) With the valvespring compressed, its keepers and retainer can be easily removed. Depressing the tool’s pressure-release button retracts the piston, setting the spring free. This tool will save time when it comes to tearing down your cylinder heads. For more information contact Proform Parts at 586/774-2500, or visit www.proformparts.com.


Performance Valvespring Tester

Performance Trends has released a High Force option for its automatic valvespring tester. Powered by shop air, the High Force spring tester produces 2,500-pounds of clamping force at 130 psi air pressure. (The standard model produces 1,600-pounds.) This is ideal for the valvesprings run in today’s top race classes. The tester is controlled by most computers with XP through Windows 8. The data recorded includes seated and open force, spring rate, force at some particular height or height increments, linearity, damping, bind height, bind height clearance, and more. Other features include test cycling, accommodating springs up to 4-inch height, USB connection, professional reports and graphs, and much more. Manual testers and special low range testers for smaller springs also available. Visit www.performancetrends.com for more info.


Lightweight Spring and Puck Pull Bar

Speedway Motors’ Lightweight Spring and Puck Pull Bar uses a three-stage design that offers the best features of both spring- and bushing-style pull bars. The first stage utilizes a soft 4-inch spring (sold separately) that provides a soft initial rate, allowing the car to hook up better. The spring rate increases as the bar compresses, engaging the pucks to work in unison with the spring. The resulting progressive spring rate helps maintain traction and apply torque, increasing corner exit speed. Additionally, the brake puck is mounted on its own shaft, allowing you to tune the brake side for improved corner entry.

The innovative puck-and-washer system makes Speedway’s Lightweight Spring and Puck Pull Bar extremely tunable and long lasting. Plus, the bar’s lightweight, compact construction minimizes cockpit clearance problems and reduces weight by up to 7 pounds compared to other pull bar offerings. For more information, call 800/979-0122 or visit www.speedwaymotors.com.


Wilwood’s New Swing-Mount Pedal and Triple Master Cylinder Assemblies

If you’re building a race car, you should be aware of Wilwood’s new Adjustable Reverse Mount Pedal assembly or the new Forward Mount Pedal Assembly that combines the brake and clutch pedals together in one unit. The Reverse Mount Pedal Assembly positions the master cylinders inside of the firewall, while the Forward Mount Pedal Assembly positions the master cylinders outside of the firewall. Both units feature an all aluminum frame and forged aluminum pedal arms with ladderstyle construction. The frame and the pedal arms are Platinum-E coated for protection and an attractive appearance. The pedal pads are of a special adjustable lightweight design that allows fine-tuning of the pedal location and clearance. Also included with the assembly of your choice are the mounting studs, hardware, clevis, and pivot pin balance bar that are designed to provide smooth and accurate settings of the brake pedal bias. The balance bar can be set and locked down with the jam nut, or attached to a remote cable for quick ontrack adjustments. The units provide a 6.25:1 ratio on both clutch and brake pedal. Check out www.wilwood.com for all of the details.