PRI 2013: Driven Racing Oil Releases New Break-in, Shock, Gear Fluid
BR40 Break-in Oil
With new oxygenated fuels and tool steel ring technology, we needed a break-in oil that could keep up with these new parts.
Breaking a new engine in properly is a key ingredient to a long lasting engine that doesn’t consume oil. Driven Racing Oil is expanding their break-in oil line by adding BR40, a 10w-40 engine oil that contains the same zinc and phosphorus formula as their original break in oil. “With new oxygenated fuels and tool steel ring technology, we needed a break-in oil that could keep up with these new parts,” says Lake Speed Jr. “While the original BR30 was designed for flat tappets, with the BR40 we optimized an oil that was better for these fuels and rings.”
Limited Slip Gear Oil 75w-90
“The new 75w-90 gear oil is designed for limited slip differentials,” says Speed Jr. “You get the same technology as a NASCAR proven gear lube, but now with the limited slip functionality added to it. No friction modifiers need to be added into this and also works well in clutch-type differentials.” Driven also says their new gear oil resists foaming and maintains viscosity under extreme heat and high loads. Designed for uses ranging from autocross to off road trucks.
Race Concentrate Carb Defender
The SHX fluid only minimally changes with temperature, but regardless of how hard it gets pushed around in the shock, the viscosity is consistent.
Driven’s Carb Defender fuel additive is designed to protect against ethanol corrosion that are caused by ethanol blended pump gas. “The race concentrate Carb Defender builds off the original Carb defender and goes to a more concentrated formula that will not only treat an ethanol or E85 race fuel, but will also handle straight methanol,” explains Speed Jr.
SHX Shock Fluid
Also new from Driven is their shock fluid. “The SHX Shock Fluid is a first of its type, high viscosity index shock fluid, which is not dependent upon sheer,” says Speed Jr. “This means that not only does traditional shock fluid viscosity change with heat, but also with the rate of sheer – how the speed of the shock effects how the oil thins. The SHX fluid only minimally changes with temperature, but regardless of how hard it gets pushed around in the shock, the viscosity is consistent. This allows a shock tuner to have more precise control.”