When it comes to the OE parts on your ’93 through 2002 Camaro, the quality of those old parts can be questionable. What’s more, if you did happen to get a car that has not needed a lot of parts replaced during its long life, they surely have a lot of hard miles on them. Take for instance the front hubs on your fourth-gen. Are you comfortable with testing the performance of your hot rod while still using the old, OE parts? Thanks to Detroit Speed, those parts are easily upgradable.
One of those great products is the new X-Tracker Hub Adapter Kits for 1993 through 2002 Camaro and Firebird. This new hub adapter kit is designed to give hot rodders the ease of durable Camaro hub replacement that incorporates heat-treated alloy-steel adapters to allow the use of SKF Racing X-Tracker hubs on the factory spindle.
In case you are not sure what an X-Tracker hub is and why it is such a great upgrade, we’ll break it down for you. The X-Tracker hub is for high-performance vehicle owners who demand exceptional cornering and stability. It features a double-row, angular-contact ball bearing arrangement, in which the outboard row has larger diameter balls and contains more balls than the inboard row. This unique, asymmetrical design increases the bearing load-carrying capacity and operational life. It also significantly improves camber stiffness when compared to traditional, symmetrical hub units.
Improving camber stiffness staves off brake rotor tilting during vehicle cornering, which in turn reduces brake-caliper piston knock back, allowing the driver to brake later. This can significantly reduce lap times on the track. The small inner ring is retained with orbital forming, which means the bearing will stay in preload under heavier loading, providing a longer service life.
The use of high-performance hubs results in improved hub stiffness and performance, reduced brake-caliper piston knock-back as well as improved hub durability. The kit is a 100-percent bolt-on system that includes all required mounting hardware and electrical connectors. The wheel hub remains in the factory location and does not affect wheel offset or brake system compatibility. It also retains full functionality of the car’s ABS system. The X-Tracker hub adapters also feature a corrosion resistant, silver zinc coating to ensure durability and longevity.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in high-performance suspension components or these new hub adapter kits, you can purchase the parts you by clicking Detroit Speed, or by calling the Detroit Speed Sales Department at (704) 662-3272.