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LSX Magazine’s Article on our Double Roller Timing Chain Sets

Get Rolling With A Double Roller Timing Set From PRW Industries

Anytime you build an engine, the timing chain tends to be one of those parts that isn’t given a lot of thought, especially if a stock engine is the starting point for the build. However, if you’ve ever witnessed the carnage of valvetrain destruction that can occur when a timing chain decides to exit the chat, you will want to give some careful consideration. Enter the PQx LS double roller timing chain set from Performance Racing Warehouse (PRW).

The PQx Double Roller Timing Set for the LS7 is much stronger and more durable than the factory parts and will not prematurely fail or stretch like most single roller timing sets.

 

PRW has made a name for itself by offering branded, high-performance aftermarket parts that are value priced. Their parts are made in the USA with a focus on keeping components in stock on their shelves. Both aspects are keys to success during the recent supply chain issues that have plagued almost all industries.

The PQx double roller timing set includes timing sprockets machined from billet steel and a large .250-inch seamless double roller chain for longevity. The set also comes with a nine-keyway crank sprocket. This allows for advance or retard adjustments in two-degree increments for a total of eight degrees of adjustment. Offset bushings in the set make cam indexing easy, and the set will fit under most stock timing chain covers (occasional minor machining may be required for clearance in some applications).

PRW has the PQx double roller timing sets available for Gen III and IV engines, including the LS7, LS3, LS2, and LS6. The best part is that these are kept in stock and ready to ship. So if you need to upgrade from the factory timing set or assemble a new build and don’t want to worry about any timing set issues down the road, give these a look.

To view the original article, please check LSX Magazine:  https://www.lsxmag.com/news/get-rolling-with-a-double-roller-timing-set-from-prw-industries/

 

Mike Purugganan Nov 09, 2022 Blog 0 Comment Read More

Steve Whipple Joins PRW as President and General Manager


PERRIS, CA (October 31, 2022) PRW International (PRW), a designer and global manufacturer of racing and performance aftermarket engine parts and accessories today announced that Steve Whipple has joined the company as President and General Manager.

Steve is a veteran automotive industry executive bringing over 40 years of experience driving premium, innovative products to market serving customers with best-in-class support in the automotive aftermarket.

Whipple is a member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (“SEMA”) Board of Directors as well as the Custom Automotive Network (“CAN”) Board of Directors formally, Performance Warehouse Association (“PWA”)

Most recently, Steve was the Director, Private Label New Markets at JEGS headquartered in Delaware, Ohio which was acquired by Greenbriar Equity Group earlier this year. Steve was charged with finding industry partners where he could collaborate with designing, manufacturing, creating quality control systems, and establishing a marketing strategy that drives the JEGS private brand of products.

Steve also served as Vice President of Edelbrock Sales and Marketing for more than 20 years. Edelbrock is a global manufacturing leader in the performance aftermarket. Steve worked closely with Vic Edelbrock and the engineering group to develop new products that are relevant as well as industry leading. Steve also led Edelbrock’s extensive private label business serving many major brands within the performance industry as well as automobile, marine and farm equipment manufacturers worldwide. Also working with the major resellers such as e-comm retailers, third party sellers, warehouse distributors, large, big box retail stores, etc. Prior to Edelbrock, Steve served as President and CEO of Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) the leader in Nitrous Oxide systems used in automotive racing applications. Steve was also part of the team that supported the Fast and Furious movie franchise with technical and product assistance.

PRW has a tradition of supplying high-quality products for other manufacturers and distributors throughout the automotive industry. These items are distributed and sold under various private label and/or brand names throughout the United States as well as globally.

Bill McGloghlon founded PRW in 2004 will remain deeply involved in the company. Bill has maintained a commitment to uniquely designed product while maintaining industry leading dependability at an affordable price. “As PRW continues to grow, it’s important that we keep adding talented individuals to our organization who can identify new opportunities in the marketplace and work together with our customers, our sales teams, our marketing team, and engineering staff. Steve’s unique background and leadership experience will also serve as a tremendous complement to our Executive Leadership Team. Given Steve’s expertise and credentials, we think he’s a perfect fit for this new role.”

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to lead PRW. The PRW Management Team is highly experienced, capable and has the scope to roll out multiple new initiatives. The growth opportunity is tremendous and has a well-established foundation to launch into the future. Bill and his team have worked hard to get the company to this point. These are the facts that attracted me to PRW” said Whipple.

PRW is happy to share additional information by contacting us at Info@PRWnetwork.com or telephone Tara Garza, Operations Manager at (888) 377-9779, xt 209. Please direct media inquiries to Mike.Purugganan@PRWnetwork.com.

 

Mike Purugganan Nov 01, 2022 Blog 0 Comment Read More

Diesel Army: HiPo Rocker System Project DeadSpool To Get A Valvetrain Upgrade

Diesel Army has a new article up about our Dodge Cummins Pedestal Rocker System.  Here’s a snippet:

 

In my honest opinion, in all of the upgrades available for diesel engines, rocker arms are overlooked. We know they are the bridge between the valves and the pushrods of an engine, but other than that, they get used for valve adjustment and we move on. When you take something like Project Deadspool, something that is constantly abused, valve adjustment should be maintained more often.

Just recently, I had the valve cover off of the engine at a race for a valve adjustment and I was noticing some noise during idle and even at open throttle. I was hoping this could cure it and once inside, I discovered that some of the valves have been adjusted way too tight and some of the plastic caps that separate the rocker and the bridge were broken.

 

To view the full article, visit Diesel Army Here:  https://www.dieselarmy.com/engine-tech/hipo-rocker-system-project-deadspool-to-get-a-valvetrain-upgrade/

 

Mike Purugganan Mar 21, 2022 Blog 0 Comment Read More

Proposition 65 Compliance Statement

PROPOSITION 65 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

The California Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) Explained:
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65.

Proposition 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include over 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide Californians with a clear and reasonable warning about chemicals in the products they purchase, in their home or workplace, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), also evaluates all currently available scientific information on substances considered for placement on the Proposition 65 list.

What this means to you:
While the proposition was created to protect drinking water sources from chemical contamination, the scope of the law has expanded over the years. It now includes over 900 chemicals and also pertains to (but is not limited to) exposure through touch, inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact.
The Proposition 65 warning can now be found on products that may contain a small amount of over 900 chemicals or ingredients that the OEHHA lists as a carcinogen or reproductive toxicant. This includes vinyl, coatings, plastics, and much more.
Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday additives found in products like electrical wire, cable, coated fabrics, steering wheels, shoes, gloves, tonneau covers, bed liners, oil filter wrenches, brake pads, floor mats, etc.

Because of the vast array of products that might contain one of the chemicals or ingredients on the list, we must include Proposition 65 warnings in our communications with you. We are required to use exact wording as specified by the state of California. While the warning sounds alarming, the purpose is to notify you of the potential risk so that you can make an informed buying decision.

-PRW Industries, Inc

Mike Purugganan Jul 28, 2021 Uncategorized 0 Comment Read More

LSX Magazine’s Article on Installing a Non-Electric Transmission to an LS Based Engine


LSX Magazine wrote an informative article on installing an older non electric transmission to your LS based engine.  The basis of this type of swap lies within the flexplate and a spacer.  Take a look at the in depth article here:

https://www.lsxmag.com/tech-stories/how-to-install-a-non-electronic-transmission-behind-an-ls-engine/

Video Above:  PRW Part # 1834624 GM LS High Inertia SFI Rated Flexplate which fits all specialty torque converters.

 


This is a great article that will answer the many questions about this popular swap.  Thanks for the info LSX Magazine!

Mike Purugganan Jun 17, 2021 Blog 0 Comment Read More

Diesel Army’s Article on our Ford 6.0 Powerstroke Head Studs

 

Diesel Army recently wrote an article about our Ford Powerstroke 6.0 Head Studs.  As this has been growing into a common upgrade for powerstroke owners for many reasons, if you’re looking into upgrading and you’re on the fence about which direction to take, take a look at Diesel Army’s article HERE.

 

You can take a look at our Ford Powerstroke 6.0 Diesel Head Studs here: https://store.prw-usa.com/1036313-ford-powerstroke-6-0-diesel-cylinder-head-stud-kit/

Part # 1036313

Mike Purugganan May 19, 2021 Blog 0 Comment Read More

New Performance Quotient PQx Pedestal Shaft Rocker Arm Systems for Small Block Chevy with AFR or Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads

sspictured above:  PN 3535031 SBC AFR 190-195-210 Cylinder Heads, 1.5 Ratio

 

PRW Industries is proud to present our new line of Performance Quotient PQx Shaft Rocker Arm Systems available for Small Block Chevy with AFR 190-195-210 Cylinder Heads or Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads.  We off them with a vast array of ratios;  from 1.5, 1.6 and split 1.5 and 1.6 ratios.

pictured above:  PN 3535035 SBC Brodix Track 1 Cylinder Heads, 1.5 Ratio

 

These PQx Shaft Rocker Systems are made of 2024 aircraft quality aluminum allow extrusions and are relieved for extra valve spring clearance and anodized for added strength.  They’re rated at 750lbs OSP (open spring pressure) and have an internal oiling system for lasting performance.

PRW has the answer for the racer who’s ready to push the performance envelope with stiffer valve springs, aggressive camshafts, and now AFR or Brodix Track 1 Heads.  Our shaft rocker arm systems offer much more stability than your standard rocker or even a rocker arm set with stud girdles.  Our added ratio options and split ratios also add a great benefit for engine builders and enthusiasts.

Our Part Number Line:

3535031 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.50 Int/Exh Ratio

3535032 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/1.50Exh Ratio

3535033 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, AFR 190-195-210 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/Exh Ratio

3535035 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.50 Int/Exh Ratio

3535036 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/1.50 Exh Ratio

3535037 PEDESTAL-SHAFT ROCKER SYSTEM, CHEV SB 262-400, Brodix Track 1 Cyl Heads, 1.60 Int/Exh Ratio

 

You can take a look at our line here:  https://store.prw-usa.com/products/rocker-arms/shaft-mount-rocker-arms/chevy-sb-and-bb-billet-aluminum/

-PRW Industries

Mike Purugganan Mar 25, 2021 Blog 0 Comment Read More

Tell Congress to Provide Tax Credits for Businesses Participating in Trade Shows

Mike Purugganan Mar 03, 2021 Blog 0 Comment Read More