Titanium Bellhousing Alternative
A nationally known racing team began investigating the purchase of a Trick Titanium bellhousing after repeated aluminum bellhousing failures cut into their busy racing schedule. The racing team could have turned to a steel bellhousing to prevent failures, but needed a lighter alternative that would not adversely effect car performance. Trick manufactures a titanium bellhousing that is significantly lighter than a steel bellhousing, while offering resistance to cracking and failure commonly associated with an aluminum bellhousing. The team's need was immediate since the bellhousing failure that prompted their search occurred mid-season.
When the racing team inquired about a titanium bellhousing, the news was not good. A titanium bellhousing to fit their car would cost $4,000 and require two months for manufacture since it was not an in-stock item. After researching alternatives to titanium bellhousings, they discovered Probell’s lightweight hybrid bellhousing offered a savings of $1,000. The hybrid bellhousing was comparable in weight to a titanium bellhousing and in-stock, ready immediate shipment. Probell’s bonded stainless steel and aluminum bellhousing was lightweight, offering day-to-day race strength needed to compete with titanium.
Although cost and weight savings prompted the team's initial search for an alternative to titanium bellhousings, there was another factor that sealed the deal. A Probell bellhousing only needs re-certification every two years at a cost of $75. At Trick Titanium, bellhousing re-certification is $300 every year. Over the life of the bellhousing, this difference adds up to a lot of money--and down-time when your car can't compete at the track.
In the end, racing teams that want protection and a cost effective, durable, bellhousing that holds up to the strain of racing choose Probell Racing Products. Choose the strength and durability of a titanium bellhousing without the expensive price tag. Choose Probell!
If your bellhousing doesn’t say PROBELL, it’s just a CAN.
Probell Racing Products
200 N. Center St.
West Lafayette, OH 43845