Company: Trend Performance
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Trend’s Quick Ship program: A new 24-hour service for custom pushrods
Because pushrod lengths are not generally known until an engine build is almost complete, they are often the last components ordered—and often they are the components most urgently needed.
Trend Performance has introduced a new quick-ship program called QSP that aims to dispatch orders of custom pushrods within 24-hours. The service offers convenience, providing any combination of machined tips or tapers on Trend’s range of pushrods.
Just select your pushrod length (6.000˝ to 12.000˝); select the diameter (3/8˝, 7/16˝, 1/2˝, or 9/16˝ and wall thickness); select your end taper (standard 5/8˝ or 1-5/8˝); select your overall taper (single taper or double taper); select a ball end or a radius cup end and you’ll probably have those Trend pushrods within 48 hours.
Trend’s Quick Tip on its heat treatment process: Trend brings its pushrods up to temperature then quenches and tempers them. The duration of the heat treatment determines the amount of case depth. The quench can vary from room temperature to -100 degrees and determines the retained austenite or material properties in the components. To increase the hardness a cryogenics procedure is also applied during the quenching process. This operation can freeze the pushrods to as low as -300 degrees. Finally the pushrods are tempered and returned to the desired hardness.
For latest offerings, visit www.trendperform.com.