Ultimate Callout Challenge – Turbo Diesel Competition

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If you haven’t heard, you probably aren’t in their league…the upcoming Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC), brought to you by Alligator Performance and Vibrant Performance,  is a nationwide callout to owners/builders of some of the biggest, buck nastiest diesel powered hot rods anywhere. Those that were contacted and invited are names that Diesel World Magazine and the Northwest Dyno Circuit (NWDC) deemed as the ‘best of the best’, guys who haven’t just made empty promises of big dyno numbers and crazy fast 1/4 mile times with trucks that haven’t even been built yet. The list of competitors is a strong one, filled with trucks that have already proven themselves. These guys are allowed to talk a big talk because they already proven they can walk a big walk. We’re talking horsepower numbers in the 1200+ range with some even pushing 2000hp. Those with 66mm turbochargers need not apply…this isn’t for your average daily driver. These are full out competition built rigs with owners who aren’t scared to use enough nitrous to send the NASA shuttle into orbit.

Run What You Brung this May 4-6, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah!

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2015 PRI Show – Highlights

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The Fabricationlife team witnessed this year’s crazy busy SEMA show and the 2015 PRI Show continued with an even greater attendance than last!  Vibrant Performance showcased their title sponsorship of the LoveFab Inc. Enviate Pikes Peak International Hill Climb beast.  Have a look at some of the amazing race builds we witnessed in the PRI Show 2015 recap video!


2015 World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic

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On the first weekend of November 2015, the Vibrant team visited Maryland International Raceway to attend the 20th Annual Import vs. Domestic World Cup Finals. This event always brings a big crowd due to several reasons. Firstly, November brings cool weather in the north east, ideal weather conditions for turbocharged vehicles. Secondly, Maryland International Raceway is known for having state of the art race track prep; for example, every few passes the track officials make their rounds cleaning the track of debris, laying down glue, and drying the track with torches or a jet powered dryer. Lastly, this is known as the last big event of the season and drivers and race teams bring everything they have been testing to the table, breaking world records as well as personal bests. While Thursday and Friday’s weather were ideal, mother nature dropped a rain storm on Saturday leaving an entirely washed out track and thus locking the qualifying grid from the previous days. This created tension amongst the drivers, and made for a more competitive event on Sunday, with back-to-back racing from 10am to 1am Monday morning. The Vibrant team is always happy to see some old faces, but equally excited to meet some of the new drivers and teams in the hunt for a win!


Update: Aaron Weir’s RWD CRX Build

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Race to the Ontario1500

With the upcoming event only weeks away, we catch up with Aaron to discuss his history with the RWD CRX, and what’s in store in the future. To learn more about the Ontario1500 Motorsport Adventure – presented by Motomaster, click here.

Can’t get enough? Check out the backstory on Aaron’s car in our previous post by clicking here!

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SEMA 2014 – Vibrant Coverage

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Vibrant SEMA 2014

Another very successful SEMA has come and gone. With it, a number of great feature vehicles, spectacular builds and even some ‘minor’ fender-bender action on the last day (Ouch, Liberty Walk Ferrari). We’ve collected so many great shots – here’s just a few with a focus around the use of Vibrant products, but in general, just an amazing collection of custom work. Have a look and don’t forget to check out Vibrant’s video coverage review, including interviews with a few special build teams!

Additional Coverage

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Fall Nationals Prep: Chris Miller Racing/Prayoonto Racing Interview

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Chris Miller is all over YouTube. If you search Chris Miller and see any of his old racing videos in the Orange Camo Hatchback you will see why his opinion is a big deal. He is one of the most known names in Import Drag Racing and a pioneer for going fast in both Outlaw and also Sport Front Wheel Drive SFWD. So we interviewed over 10 drivers, Chris is one of them. Here’s what he had to say… Continue reading

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Man takes you inside Volcano with GoPro!

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Just ask yourself “Would I do this?”  Click inside for the violent lava flow in this video!  Continue reading

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Super Strong Line-X Coating Put to Test

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How many of you have Line-X on your truck beds? Did you know how strong it could really be?  Continue reading

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Machine Tool Basics: Lathe Part 3

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In this installment, the Cutting Tool is explained. This is one of the most important steps of the process. Continue reading

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Machine Tool Basics: Lathe Part 2

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In the last video we shared, Smithy went over the basics of the Lathe on their Smithy Granite. This video goes in detail on work holding tools.  Continue reading

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