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Exploring Pushrod Tip Styles and Design

 Trend offers pushrods with a wide range of tip styles. While the basic shapes consist of cup and ball, choosing the correct application is far more extensive involving materials selection as well as the proper radius. 

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What it Takes To Build a Top Fuel Pushrod

It's no secret that inside a Top Fuel engine is an incredibly rough environment. Building a pushrod to take the abuse of 8,000-10,000psi of cylinder pressure is a challenging job. See what it takes in this story...

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Trend's Quick Ship Program Keeps You On The Track, Not The Trailer!

Trend Performance's Quick Ship Program promises to have a fresh set of pushrods shipped in under 48 hours! If you've got a hurt engine and an important deadline, Trend can help! 

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How To Measure Pushrod Length And Optimize Valvetrain Geometry

Setting pushrod length is critical to improving valvetrain stability and endurance. Incorrect pushrod length causes many evils that can be easily avoided with the proper technique.

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Trend-Sponsored Racers Sweep Lights Out 9! 

Lights Out is one of the biggest drag radial races on the circuit and at the 2018 event, Trend Performance–sponsored racers took wins in four of the 9 classes.

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Inside Trend's High-Tech Flat Tappet Lifters

Flat tappet lifters still have home in racing circles around the world. And, while they may seem simple, their design and manufacture is anything but. 

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John Brown's Sinister Chevrolet Vega Takes The Road Less Traveled

In a sea of Mustangs and Camaros, John Brown's small-block-powered Chevrolet Vega stands out. 

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Exploring Tapered Pushrod Design and Application

Tapering is an evolution in pushrod design that maximizes overall strength, clearance, and valvetrain harmonics. 

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Explained: What Materials Are Pushrods Made From?

The pushrod is one of the most used and abused components in an engine so choosing the right base material is paramount to a healthy street or race engine.

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Exploring Wrist Pin styles, Materials, and Coatings

The wrist pin has an incredibly vital job, shuttling over 11,000 pounds of force up and down the bore. Choosing the right pin for the application is critical. 

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