Watch how the Rocket Man Terry Wilmeth defied ATV Boundaries.
The HD documentary on Terry Wilmeth, ATV land speed world record holder is now finished! Watch him attempt to break 200 mph on his rocket propelled, nitrous fueled, turbo powered ATV. The fifty-three minute documentary covers his past attempts and the trials and challenges of setting his new record.
You can view the documentary either by streaming WMV files from our sever, or on our YouTube site. Here are the links:
ATVPT.com wrote another product review for DuraBlue EZ fit wheel spacers.
SpacersEZ 4x110mm Kymco-1.5" -pr. Part # 4110fk
Here's a sample of what they had to say:
Easy way to get increased wheel clearance.
Light weight urethane compound with titanium construction.
We needed an easy way to get some wheel clearance with our KYMCO UXV 500 project build, and the DuraBlue Graph-Lite EX Fit Wheel Spacers were exactly what we needed to accomplish this task.
It took all of twenty minutes to install these wheels spacers, and also to install the wheels & tires on our project side by side.
We could of went with aluminum wheel spacers, but I felt that the Urethane wheel spacers would give us better ride qualities on the UXV 500.
This is a very easy way to get wheel clearance without buying new wheels with a different offset.
So the bottom line is, if you need to get your wheels out there, give DuraBlue a look see when you are checking around. They have a lot of quality products from axles to wheel spacers, that will meet your needs & expectations.
DuraBlue participated in a Raptor Build Project on ATVPT. You will also be able to see it as a feature article in the September Issue of MPN magazine.
Check out what they had to say about the X-33 axle:
Adjustable widths,give you more tire width options for different driving situations.
Superior strength compared to oem axle.
Quality built billet hubs.
When we set out to do the 08 Yamaha Raptor 700R build project we chose the DuraBlue X-33 Axle for its strength, durability, and ability to change wheel offsets to accommodate for different driving conditions.
It was highly recommended that a heavier axle needed to be installed on the Raptor, bearing in mind the type of riding we will be tackling with the Raptor, and also with the modifications we are doing to this atv.
We have installed several X-33 Axles previously to the Raptor installation on two of our test riders ATV's. They have both bent their oem axles, switched over to the X-33 axle, and have had nothing but praise for the durability of the X-33 Axle from Durablue.
I highly recommend taking a look a DuraBlue for your next axle, wether you are modding your machine and need an axle that can handle the extra power, or you have bent your OEM axle and need to replace it with something stronger. Durablue is a house hold name here at ATVPT.com when it comes to Axles.
For more, go to http://www.atvpt.com/durablueraptoraxle.htm and http://www.atvpt.com/durablueloweringkit.htm
The Impressive Todd Macke
(Originally posted at atvscene.com)
In 28 years of riding ATVs Todd Macke of Decatur, IL recently fulfilled his proudest moment. Many may think his recent accomplishment of racing the Maxxis 12 Hours of ATV America is probably this moment. We feel otherwise. We weren't surprised at all to see Todd finish the long race and claim 5th out of 7th in the Ironman class, after all he's got a lot of heart and is also a very good rider. What impressed us most was Todd's reason for tackling the race by himself.
You see Todd used the 12 Hour race and his Cerebral Palsy disability to do a lot of good for people with disabilities like his. His plan was to raise money per lap he completed at the 12 Hours of America. All the money raised would be deposited into his new program called ART (Ability Riders of Tomorrow). Todd's new organization's mission is to help individuals with disabilities get the tools they need to ride ATVs or perhaps race ATVs.
Photos: Barbara Miller
Durablue's X-33 Axle Hits 202 MPH!
The Guinness World Record for fastest ATV was demolished recently. The previous Guinness World record of 160 mph was surpassed by the original holder Terry Wilmeth. DuraBlue’s X-33 was on Terry’s Rocket Raptor and of course did its job, holding up to the tremendous pressure of charging 202 mph, which is now the new U.S. Land Speed Record.
The X-33 is DuraBlue’s premier axle, designed and developed, improving upon and reconfiguring the way an ATV axle would function; The unique design of the pin-drive system provides wobble-free, long lasting durability, as experienced by the new U.S. Land Speed Record holder.
See Durablue's axle used as a suspension component for a bumper car. Click images to view larger.
Terry Wilmeth, the Guinness World Record Holder for fastest ATV on the planet and his daughter Natalie, who is also a record holder, were recently interviewed on Fox Sports Network Motorsports Mania.
Fire Storm at Durablue
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Guinness World Record
The Durablue Eliminator axle has been put to the test and was successful for Terry Wilmeth, the declared Guiness Book of World Records holder for the fastest ATV on the planet.
Click here to read more.
Check out ATV Scene.com’s Project XC450R - 05/2007
Recently, sponsored rider Chris Earlywine tested Durablue’s X-33 for ATV Scene.com’s Project XC450R. Here’s what ATV Scene.com had to say regarding the Durablue X-33 axle:
To widen the rear of our machine Chris Earlywine insisted that we use a DuraBlue X-33 axle. While he allowed us to pick and choose components at random for his machine, this is one component that he insisted on. The DuraBlue X33 features a pin drive system instead of the standard splined axle and hub setup. After a while, the splines begin to crush allowing for imperfect fit between the axle and the hubs causing wobble. With the X-33 the hubs slide onto the end of the axle and are held in place by a pin that runs through the hub and the axle where they are bolted together. There are no splines to crush so the X-33 provides a wobble free operation for life.
Furthering the strength of this axle is the fact that it does not taper down where the hub attaches. Where the axle tapers down to the smallest diameter is where it is the weakest, thus that’s where most axles bend. With its constant diameter, the X-33 has no inherently weak point. No it's not indestructible, but it is quite strong.
We have gotten fantastic feedback on our new stickers! We've sent out hundreds of free stickers to those of you that requested them through this website. Thanks for all your comments and feedback. We will have the larger trailer stickers available by October 20th!. Except for the size the trailer stickers are identical to the smaller ones. The new trailer stickers measure 17" in length.
I need your help!
I am in the process of rewriting some of the instruction sheets for the lowering kits and the sway bars. While the written part of the instructions are good the graphics could be better and it would help everyone in understanding the written part, especially if your trying to do an install. If any of you have digital pictures of the Durablue Sway Bar and any of the Durablue lowering kits please E-mail them to me through this web-site. Att: Tom. Send your E-mail through sales not tech support . Please let me know what year and which quad you have. If you would like credit for your photo contribution let me know. Please give us permission to use your photo for our instruction sheets. Thanks for your help. Tom in technical support.
We have decided to upgrade our stickers to what you see below. The new stickers will appear on all our axles starting in about a week. We had recently done a sticker upgrade but we where not happy with the results so we're making some changes, hopefully for the better. Many of you have requested stickers through our E-mail system. Any of you who would like free stickers can E-mail your request and we will be happy to send you some, free of charge. We hope you like the new stickers!