Racing & Performance

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.

The Newest Innovation for Electrical Accessories Gives Off-Road Enthusiasts More Options with Less Installation Time

CORONA, CALIFORNIA—Off-road enthusiasts continue to install LED lighting and other electrical accessories as important aftermarket additions to aid them when traversing extreme terrain and tackling tough elements. But controllers for electrical accessories often use complicated wiring; and installation is often problematic, even for experienced installers.

Until now.

Wired for Success: ididit’s acquisition of Vintage Wires connects today’s customizers with the past

TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: Custom steering column company ididit has made further inroads with fans of unique hot rods and customs with its acquisition of Vintage Wires, a Holland Michigan-based business offering classic ignition cable sets.

Vintage Wires Ignition Cable Sets include 7.8mm spark plug wires featuring a lacquer-covered cotton braid. They are EPDM silicone insulated, with a spiral-wound suppression core. Boots, terminals and installation instructions are included. The wires are popular choices for vintage racecars and other classic projects as they have the appearance of classic fabric wires but the safety of modern wiring systems.

The acquisition adds a complementary product line to go with ididit’s renowned steering columns and accessories, allowing customers to outfit their projects with vintage spark plug wires that give engines a classic hot rod appearance using proven spark-carrying technology.

ididit introduces racing-targeted ZP Performance Steering line of retrofit competition columns

TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: ididit, LLC is taking performance steering in a new direction.
Long known for its premier universal and retrofit steering columns for hot rods and custom builds, the company is introducing ZP Performance Steering—an ididit quality product for the street performance and sportsman racing markets.
“We’re proud to roll out ZP Performance Steering, our newest ididit brand,” said Ted Keating of ididit. “When creating this new line, we wanted to bring the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that have made our retrofit steering columns the gold standard in the Hot Rod and Resto-Mod world and engineer products aimed directly at the racing and performance markets.”

The initial ZP Performance Steering column line features two offerings, a base model for pure race/strip applications, and the Pro-Lite column, which was released last year and has become a favorite for street-strip to road and touring high performance applications.

New Improved Bolt Buster BB2X-ACC Heat Induction Tool

New & Improved Bolt Buster BB2X-ACC High Power Heat Induction Tool

Bolt Buster 2X Heat Induction Tool with Advanced Coil Kit. An all-in-one design that produces 1,800 watts of power at 95% + power efficiency. Heat a 3/4" nut cherry red hot in seconds. This patented design produces MORE Power Transfer at LESS current draw = Runs Cooler, More Power Also Comes complete with an Advanced Coil Kit, Custom Storage Case, Owners Manual on CD, 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty.

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