Company: Trend Performance
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Economical DLC-Coated Piston Pins
Extended-Life Premium Pins Now More Affordable Than Ever
Conclusive data shows that DLC coatings (diamond-like carbon) extend the life of piston pins by a factor of four or morevirtually eliminating pin-bore troubles. Coated pins in Pro Stock drag cars now last 32 miles instead of 8 and Cup cars, whose uncoated pins could barely complete a race without sustaining piston pin galling and subsequent loss of power, now run three and four races without concern.
Until today, the chief disadvantage of the coated pin has been its pricethe average cost of which has been $52 (pin and coating). But now, thanks to higher volume production, Trend Performance, the sole supplier of pins to Diamond Pistons, has slashed costs to around $42 each on selected popular sizes.
Not only is Trend making DLC-coated pins in five popular sizes affordable but also the piston pins are being offered in H13, a premium Sprint Cup quality tool steel. The popular sizes are as follows:
0.927˝ x 0.185˝ wall x 2.500˝ long
0.927˝ x 0.185˝ wall x 2.750˝ long
0.927˝ x 0.185˝ wall x 2.950˝ long
0.990˝ x 0.185˝ wall x 2.750˝ long
0.990˝ x 0.185˝ wall x 2.930˝ long
These new coated premium pins, which are marked by batch numbers, are chamfered for the superior round wire locks and are now available for immediate delivery.
For further information visit Trend Performance at www.trendperform.com.