Trend Performance has unveiled its hardest and toughest piston pin to date.
Code named TP1 during its development, this new piston pin is not only exceedingly hard and extremely tough but also it is coated and less expensive than its rival: C300 (maraging steel).
Initially available for Top Fuel and Funny Cars, these new pins are currently offered in one diameter (1.156in) and in two lengths (3.300in and 3.400in). Other sizes will become available upon request.
The two top echelons in drag racing usually run their piston pins until they bend, but often they bend almost immediately. For that reason Top Fuel and Funny Car teams have no desire to coat them—why add further expense? But by not coating them they suffer from galling and other troubles.
Trend believes their new coated pin possesses longevity beyond any comparable product currently in use. Company head, Bob Fox, claims, “It is not a disposable pin. You can use it over and over again. It’s a big improvement on anything we’ve had before—it is the best we know.”
Heat treated to a hardness of around Rc60, Trend’s new TP1 pin has the toughness of the maraging steels and the hardness, the compressive strength, and the surface qualities of M2, the superior high speed tool steel.
For further information visit www.trendperform.com
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