Racing & Performance

River City’s blockbuster build, dubbed El “Chapo,” Unveiling

Aftermarket-focused marketing company Performance Business Media partnered with Piggott and River City Rods to foster relationships with top performance manufacturers and secure products and promotion for the GTB100.

“Working with Craig and the River City Rods team has been an exciting project,” PBM Brand Manager Michael Murray said. “As a full-service marketing firm, our focus is not only on advertising and metrics, but relationships and partnerships. By making connections and creating real value for companies to support this blockbuster build through promotion and management, we have been able to ensure “el Chapo” will feature the best aftermarket products from bumper to bumper.”

The future at SATA starts with an X - introducing the SATAjet X 5500

The SATAjet X 5500 featuring the new X-nozzle system now defines a new application standard for the future.
Why a new nozzle technology system?
During recent years our industry has seen a lot of changes. Complementing the introduction of waterborne paints, primers, clearcoats and other paint materials too have also been adapted to comply with legislation. As a result, a wide range of paint system technologies with different viscosities as well as new paint application methods have been and are still being developed.

What was the situation up to now?
Depending on the recommendation of the paint manufacturer and on the properties of the paint material, painters could choose whether they wanted to use the HVLP or the RP technology.

Rock‘n‘Roll with the SATAjet 5000 B!

At SEMA 2018, the German manufacturer SATA, producer of high-performance spray guns, breathing protection equipment, filter regulator units, cup systems and accessories, displays its new product launches under the exciting motto: Welcome to the "Sweet Sixties".

River City’s blockbuster build, dubbed El “Chapo,” unveiling

Aftermarket-focused marketing company Performance Business Media partnered with Piggott and River City Rods to foster relationships with top performance manufacturers and secure products and promotion for the GTB100.

“Working with Craig and the River City Rods team has been an exciting project,” PBM Brand Manager Michael Murray said. “As a full-service marketing firm, our focus is not only on advertising and metrics, but relationships and partnerships. By making connections and creating real value for companies to support this blockbuster build through promotion and management, we have been able to ensure “el Chapo” will feature the best aftermarket products from bumper to bumper.”

BILSTEIN Offers New Shock Rebuilding Tools Plates, plugs, wrenches & more are designed to help racers with damper tuning.

Poway, California, May 16, 2018 - Global performance suspension company BILSTEIN introduces a new line of Motorsports Tools designed for shock tuners and race teams that perform their own maintenance, repair and tuning of BILSTEIN dampers.

Created to make servicing BILSTEIN’s take-apart and rebuildable products quicker and easier, the seven new tool offerings include:

Rod Guide Removal Plate

Spherical Bearing Insert Tool

Nitrogen Fill Tool Assembly

Multi-Wrench

Rod Guide Insert Tool

46mm Tube Plug

Damper Vice Assembly

“We’re proud to introduce this lineup of Motorsports Tools for the tuners and racers who compete and win with BILSTEIN products at tracks everywhere,” said Aaron Morey of BILSTEIN. “These new, professional tools are just another way for us to build on our company’s 50-plus years of motorsports heritage.”

Some quick facts about the newly introduced tool lineup

BILSTEIN’s New Piston Choices Provide Versatility to Racers

Poway, California, August 16, 2018 – Proper adjustments win races, which is why BILSTEIN is introducing three new shock piston choices that provide racers greater flexibility to meet changing track conditions.

The company’s newest competition piston offerings include: 46mm Digressive/Linear, 46mm High-Flow Linear and Two-Port Linear systems.

They join BILSTEIN’s championship-proven standard U37T linear piston and revolutionary C.O.B. digressive piston that utilizes an optional “Compression Only Bypass” check valve to bring race car handling to OE auto manufacturers while maintaining a compliant ride for their customers.

“Racers want options,” said Jim Hiland of BILSTEIN, a thyssenkrupp company. “Building on our extremely successful legacy piston designs, these new pistons give competitors the versatility they need for subtle suspension changes that can make all the difference on race day.”

46MM DIGRESSIVE/LINEAR

BILSTEIN B8 6112 Front Coilover Shocks Best of Both Worlds

Poway, California, May 24, 2018 – Loaded with BILSTEIN’s legendary quality and improved performance, the newly-designed B8 6112 coilover shock packages are perfect for daily-driven trucks and SUVs. Whether on the morning commute, exploring a new trail or finding your own path to a new favorite spot, a set of BILSTEIN B8 6112 coilover shocks offers the best of both worlds.

Factory shock absorbers become overwhelmed once accessories such as bigger tires, lights, bumpers, roof racks or storage boxes are added to a truck. Drivers can not only restore -- but greatly enhance -- the capabilities of their truck or SUV with a set of high quality BILSTEIN shocks.Incorporating technology refined over a half-century of shock development, the B8 6112 is a 60mm, (2.65-inch) diameter coilover shock. The large 60mm body has additional oil capacity that aids cooling, increases damping potential and provides long-term durability.

Thermo Tec and Deberti partner to feature full formula drift truck at 2018 SEMA booth

GREENWICH, OHIO - Aug. 28, 2018: The full Formula Drift truck featured in the Discovery series "Twin Turbos” will appear at Thermo-Tec's 2018 SEMA Show booth (#23013). At-tendees can see the truck, built by father-son duo, and stars of "Twin Turbos," Doug and Brad DeBerti, up close and in person during the automotive aftermarket’s biggest show of the year.

"The DeBertis create some of the most innovative custom vehicles on the market and we're thrilled to partner with them to showcase their creation on this massive stage," said Nick Helms of Thermo-Tec.

To produce the truck, the DeBertis applied the geometry of drift cars to a Silverado sin-gle-cab, slashing it to a fraction of its original weight, increasing its turning radius and creating a first-of-its class vehicle.

"Not only does it look amazing, it has the ability to drift sideways at more than 100 miles per hour with over 1,000 horsepower," Brad Deberti said.

Thermo-Tec Introduces New Rogue Line of Basalt Heat Products Wraps & covers that keep things cool – and look good doing it.

GREENWICH, OHIO: Form and function come together in the all new Rogue Series, an entirely new line-up of basalt heat insulation products from industry leader Thermo-Tec. For 30 years, Thermo-Tec has been the go-to source for heat and sound issue solutions in street performance and racing applications.

Total Peace of Mind System: BLU TPMS sets a new standard in safety

CORONA, CALIFORNIA— Accurate, timely information about changes in tire pressure and temperature can mean the difference between life and death for motorcycle riders. BLU Premium Technology Products‘ state-of-the-art BLU TPMS aftermarket tire pressure monitoring system provides riders with total peace of mind through the system’s innovative approach to providing vital tire information in near real-time.

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