Drag Racing Crankshafts Sioux Falls SD

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Exhaust Pros of Sioux Falls
(605) 332-2856
3802 N Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Payment Options
MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Auto DOCS
(605) 331-6003
2740 W 7th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Mon 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Tue 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Wed 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Personal Checks

Baldwin Supply CO
(605) 977-4561
908 E Amidon Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motor Parts & Repair, Bearings Dealers, Automation Equipment & Systems Dealers Industrial
Products
Electric Motors, Industrial Pumps

Steve's Auto Repair
(605) 498-5000, 001-2004
27168 469th Avenue
Tea, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(605) 336-2788
301 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

City of Sioux Falls Public Works-Fleet Mgmt.
(605) 367-8240, 001-2004
1000 East Chambers Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Gary's Tire Service
(605) 331-1128
1414 E 61st Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
6 Days A Week
Products
Batteries, Brakes, Shocks, Truck Retreads, Tires - New, All-Sizes,

Graham Tire CO
(605) 339-3334
2101 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Open Sundays
Payment Options
Telecheck

Great Plains Customs LLC
(605) 731-0000
4622 N Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Truck Auto Body

Napa Auto Parts
(605) 336-2190
636 W 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

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Drag Racing Crankshafts

The differences between a stock shaft and a racing piece are many

With photos and words by Steve Temple As any experienced engine builder already knows, a drag race engine is made up of hundreds of precision parts bolted together to form an assembly that spins at a furious rate in order to propel its vehicle to victory. Meeting this challenge requires that all those parts going into this assembly be just right. Because the entire engine assembly is such a large and diverse topic we won't be so pretentious as to try to cover it in its entirety, so we'll focus on the heart of the matter, the crankshaft. Not just any common crankshaft, but more specifically shafts used in the sport of drag racing when the capacities of the stock shaft are far exceeded.

By simple definition the object in question is a shaft with U-shaped cranks. Its sole purpose is to convert the up-and-down motion of the pistons into a rotary motion that will eventually turn the rear wheels.

The differences between a stock shaft and a racing piece are many. These provide a multitude of benefits that make a specialty shaft highly desirable: it's stronger, more precisely machined, has greatly improved oil control and is available in a limitless variety of configurations. It will also lessen the likelihood of taking a perfectly good assembly made up of expensive performance parts and turning them into a 9,000rpm hand grenade.

Before we get into specifics of crankshaft technology, it's important for engine builders to identify what the customer's expectations are. The engine builder should consider how long the end user intends to keep a car with the engine intact.

For instance, some people jockey a dragster in different classes, while other people may stay in a particular class for a long time. Someone else may have the goal in mind to start out in a Pro category and then go to Super Pro, and then maybe from there they want to go to a Quick 16 if you're talking bracket racing categories.

One of the biggest problems you can run into is a customer making a decision based solely on dollars. The problem is, what's the cost per year, or per lap to go out and run these things? An engine builder can get caught in this price trap, unless he can convince the customer to spend a little more money up front so that in the long run the cost of ownership isn't so great.

So what makes a good racing crankshaft? First on our list is the type of metal used. In the case of high-end racing crankshafts the choice is typically between forged steel or billet steel. The grade of that material will differ by manufacturer to best suit the needs of their specific design. As with all selections you will find supporters from both sides and in equal numbers, but there are a couple of points that we all can agree on.

Because a racing crank must survive extreme torsional loads as well as bending and flexing that would bring lesser material to its knees, strength is pa...

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