The Performance Racing Industry Show 2018: What’s New and Cool Edition

Eibach XT coil spring with spring rubber installed
Eibach has expanded their extreme travel spring line and released spring rubbers in varying durometers.

Eibach was the first company to make an extreme travel barrel spring, and they’ve extended that innovation with several updates to their Extreme Travel (XT) lineup. By switching to a stronger tensile strength material (the same material used in their NASCAR springs), Eibach was able to reduce the total number of coils in the spring which saves weight overall. Reducing the number of coils also helps with overall travel because the increased coil-to-coil spacing means the spring can compress further before coils touch and bind.

Eibach also has released new spring rubbers in several different durometers. Spring rubbers have the benefit of allowing the user to tune the effective spring rate, but with the benefit of doing so at a specific travel point. This creates the characteristics of a progressive spring but with a sharp bend in the rate. While spring rubbers are not new technology, Eibach has introduced specific-fit rubbers for the XT spring line, and they offer four different durometer inserts.

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3 Fuelab brushless twin screw H/E series fuel pumps on a glass shelf
Fuelab has been busy designing new brushless pump applications and expanding their surge tank lineup.

Fuelab’s brushless lineup now includes these H/E series in-tank twin screw pumps, with flow rates up to 500LPH which can support 1250HP on gasoline. The twin screw pump design features minimal leakage which offers better performance at higher fuel pressures, and the brushless pumps provide for lower current draw compared to their brushed counterparts.

With the expansion of Fuelab’s surge tank line, now the flange mounted tanks include a 500LPH twin screw option as well, and several other pump configurations are also offered.

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Vertical Sabelt display with glove, shoe and 6-point harness
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies is your in-stock source for Sabelt safety equipment.

You probably remember our article detailing how to properly choose personal safety equipment. We choose Sabelt for our suit, shoes, and gloves, and for good reason. Having been in the business since 1972. Sabelt knows a thing or two about motorsport safety. And their expanded line of personal safety gear includes US distribution with Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies. If you have safety needs for your 2019 season, all your Sabelt gear will be in stock at Pegasus.

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  1. Actually if You have access to Peugeot Sport 208 R2 cars, rods and pistons for the Mini R56 were kind of available before Supertech.

  2. The best thing you can do to minimize wear on your solitary thrust bearing is to disable your clutch switch. This also reduced wear and tear on your starter, as the engine is no longer coupled loaded by the clutch on start up.

    Also, consider the fact that your solitary thrust bearing is totally dry on engine start.

    Of course, don’t disable your clutch switch unless you are a meticulous driver. I rock my shifter a few times before starting, to make certain it is not in gear.

  3. The 1FZ-FE was standard on US-spec Land Cruisers from 1993 – 1997. Titan Motorsports did some crazy drag racing development on that platform in the early 2000s as well.

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