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Hey just thought I'd bring this up again.... I know it's way back in the forum records but I just thought I'd see if anyone has done the cryo freezing (the freezing below 300 degrees) to any of their components... clutch, flywheel, driveshaft, engine components, etc..... maybe a combo of engine balance and cryo freeze..... are the results really as promising as they claim?

I'm considering it one some of the new components for my cars if it's really all that and a bag of change. Thanks for any replies and taking the time to read. Later!
 

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Hey just thought I'd bring this up again.... I know it's way back in the forum records but I just thought I'd see if anyone has done the cryo freezing (the freezing below 300 degrees) to any of their components... clutch, flywheel, driveshaft, engine components, etc..... maybe a combo of engine balance and cryo freeze..... are the results really as promising as they claim?

I'm considering it one some of the new components for my cars if it's really all that and a bag of change. Thanks for any replies and taking the time to read. Later!
Dereck, I think there is something to it, as Group 44 succsessful IMSA Jag RacingTeam from the 80's would only use used Jag Blocks that had been fully heat cycled and stressed to build there race engines. The problen however becomes determing if a non cryoed component lasts so far less to justify the cost. I certianly don't think it's a bad idea or useless, but they have NOT convinced me it's really significany better. Now "coatings" on the other hand have shown to make significant improvements in areas of friction reduction & heat disapation and even shown HP gains.
 

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So where can I find someone reliable to do it? I've seen a lot of internet sites but nowadays a site can be whipped up like batter in no time. Any recommendations?
 

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I would like to have my daily driver's engine at at least 250hp (that's out of my 2.0 zetec) even 200hp would be nice. The engine already pulls decent torque. I would like to have it be able to be able to go from point a to point b but from the performance parts at the same time be able to pull itself around at autocross and not break itself in 2 in the process. So basically, engine balancing, power and toughness. I know that an engine is like a balloon, the bigger you make it and the more you pump it up the closer it gets to blowing up, i want to have it at a moderate level, not pop and be able to drive it around. She'll be a daily that handles autocross at the same time.
 

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Thanks for the link John! I've bookmarked the site. Washington isn't too far away at all. Much appreciated!
 

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Derek,

I saw a show on this topic on the Discovery Channel about 2 yrs ago. A shop called "300 Below" or "300 Degrees Below" was freezing some engine parts for a motorcycle drag racing team. The host of the show had them freeze a Bic disposible razor and a pair of nylons. He said that he now has been using the razor for about six months everyday and it had not lost any of its ability to give him a close shave. Also his wife who usually only got about 3-5 uses out of a pair of nylons before they ran had now used them about 2-3 times a week with out a single run.

I also read an article recently about a guy who uses large turbos on his tractor pull. He said that he usually had to replace or completely rebuild them after every 5-6 runs, but that he couldn't afford to do it anymore. He had them disassembled and cyro treated, he is now on 140 runs and counting without a rebuild.

Good luck, and let us know if you go through with it and how it works out.
 

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I had planned on doing it to my rotors and my clutch when I get them... if I do I most definitely will provide feedback :)
 
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