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Save The Cranks! New Product Announcement!!!

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It’s with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you a small yet powerful addition to your GT-R build.   While this little part is small and inexpensive it most certainly doesn’t mean it’s not very powerful.    We believe it is going to save a great deal of headache for lots of customers, engine builders and shops world wide.

 

Having built just about as many GT-Rs as anybody in the world we have had plenty of opportunities to see all the little curve balls these cars can throw you when they are pushed to the limit. At the end of the day, when you take an engine designed to make 500hp and turn it to upwards of 4 times that there are both big and little battles to fight.

One of the small problems we’ve continuously seen over the years no matter what we’ve tried was metal transfer from the crank to the flywheel as a result of fretting.  This is a very similar situation to friction welding, in that cause two metals are pressed into one another with relative motion creating enough heat to fuse the two.  Something very similar is what happens to the two surfaces we are speaking about.  With the amount of RPM and power these cars make what you eventually see is surface welding on driveline components when pulling them apart.  You can see what I'm talking about in the picture of a used high HP flywheel below.  

 

While this might not be evident to the end user at times it is a battle that every shop and engine builder undoubtedly face. Most of the time you can clean up the surface of the flywheel and the crank without any catastrophic effects, however there are times you damage a very expensive billet crank or upgraded flywheel far beyond repair.

 

There are items on the market that minimize this such as stronger bolts and better material flywheels. However nothing we have used came close to eliminating it….until now!
We began working closely with a company that specializes in solving just these type of problems. Our first product together focuses on the crank to flywheel mating surface as that is the biggest problem area. We will have future releases including other areas of the driveline that are currently in testing and production.

 

This .014” thick diamond washer is made of Cubic Boron Nitride, which in essence is man made diamond particles. It acts as a hardened locking device between the two surfaces preventing them from moving at all! Some OE manufacturers use similar type products on things like cam gears to cam surface, eliminating even the need for a dowel of any kind. Let me tell you it works!

 

We use them on every single one of our builds now and we’ve pulled multiple bell housings after running cars over and over again at the drag strip, half mile, and street well over 1500hp. The surface of the crank looks absolutely perfect. Literally like it was never installed. Never have we seen that when pulling cars apart after they have been run hard.

 

Not only will you have less chance of major failure based on zero movement between your crank and the rest of your driveline, this little washer could save you thousands down the road when it’s time for a refresh.

This is a product exclusive to TSM but we are pricing them for the masses! If you are getting any type of upgraded engine GT-R built I highly recommend you buy one of these or have your shop of choice contact me for wholesale pricing. They are worth their weight in Diamonds. :)

 

Retail is $149.95 with wholesale pricing to vendors available upon request.

 

Feel free to ask your engine builder, call us and inquire, or just do a little internet research on these problems. This little guy solves a lot of headaches.

 

Thanks and I’ll be updating you guys in the coming weeks of the next Diamond Claw application available for the GT-R.

 

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~Cicio
 
***TOP THREE TSM 1/4 MILE***
-7.37 & 198
-7.39@200
-7.59@189
***TOP THREE TSM 1/2 MILE***
-225.9 MPH
-221.3 MPH
-219.5 MPH

-OneLap of America Overall 1st Place - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
-TX2K13 Overall 1st Place | TX2K13 Class 2 1st Place
-Shootout 2015 Overall 1st Place & 2nd Place
-TX2K15 Class 4 2nd Place | TX2K15 Roll Race 1st Place SS
-FL2K 2015 Overall 1st Place
-TSM ELITE Plus Stock Frames @ 7.82@179
-Standing Half Mile Stock Frame Turbo Record @ 209 TSM ELITE

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Nice work Cicio and at $149.99.That is a drop in the bucket for piece of mind.
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Doug at WGP posted this in another thread of one of his builds he just pulled apart. 

 

 

This product would have saved this crank 100% and now it's ruined.

 

 

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~Cicio
 
***TOP THREE TSM 1/4 MILE***
-7.37 & 198
-7.39@200
-7.59@189
***TOP THREE TSM 1/2 MILE***
-225.9 MPH
-221.3 MPH
-219.5 MPH

-OneLap of America Overall 1st Place - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
-TX2K13 Overall 1st Place | TX2K13 Class 2 1st Place
-Shootout 2015 Overall 1st Place & 2nd Place
-TX2K15 Class 4 2nd Place | TX2K15 Roll Race 1st Place SS
-FL2K 2015 Overall 1st Place
-TSM ELITE Plus Stock Frames @ 7.82@179
-Standing Half Mile Stock Frame Turbo Record @ 209 TSM ELITE

TopSpeedForumGTR.jpg
Call: 678-297-7770
cicio@topspeedmotorsports.com
TopSpeedMotorsports.com
**AWD Dyno Tuning
**Parts, Sales, Service


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That sucks
 

 


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When adding you're product, Do the crank, flywheel need rebalance?   



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When adding you're product, Do the crank, flywheel need rebalance?   

 

 

Oh absolutely not... this thing weighs literally almost nothing.  A balancing machine wouldn't even pick it up much less could you adjust for it. 

 

This is an install and go application. 


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~Cicio
 
***TOP THREE TSM 1/4 MILE***
-7.37 & 198
-7.39@200
-7.59@189
***TOP THREE TSM 1/2 MILE***
-225.9 MPH
-221.3 MPH
-219.5 MPH

-OneLap of America Overall 1st Place - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
-TX2K13 Overall 1st Place | TX2K13 Class 2 1st Place
-Shootout 2015 Overall 1st Place & 2nd Place
-TX2K15 Class 4 2nd Place | TX2K15 Roll Race 1st Place SS
-FL2K 2015 Overall 1st Place
-TSM ELITE Plus Stock Frames @ 7.82@179
-Standing Half Mile Stock Frame Turbo Record @ 209 TSM ELITE

TopSpeedForumGTR.jpg
Call: 678-297-7770
cicio@topspeedmotorsports.com
TopSpeedMotorsports.com
**AWD Dyno Tuning
**Parts, Sales, Service


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Couple more pictures showing this product.  There was some confusion as to whether the bolts came with it lol 

 

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~Cicio
 
***TOP THREE TSM 1/4 MILE***
-7.37 & 198
-7.39@200
-7.59@189
***TOP THREE TSM 1/2 MILE***
-225.9 MPH
-221.3 MPH
-219.5 MPH

-OneLap of America Overall 1st Place - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
-TX2K13 Overall 1st Place | TX2K13 Class 2 1st Place
-Shootout 2015 Overall 1st Place & 2nd Place
-TX2K15 Class 4 2nd Place | TX2K15 Roll Race 1st Place SS
-FL2K 2015 Overall 1st Place
-TSM ELITE Plus Stock Frames @ 7.82@179
-Standing Half Mile Stock Frame Turbo Record @ 209 TSM ELITE

TopSpeedForumGTR.jpg
Call: 678-297-7770
cicio@topspeedmotorsports.com
TopSpeedMotorsports.com
**AWD Dyno Tuning
**Parts, Sales, Service


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Any chance these would fit the VQ cranks?  I am not sure if the bolt pattern is the same, google isn't turning up any results for that.  I've got a built VQ37 that I've bolted some R35 FP greens to, while the motor is out this would be a nice addition.


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