Trend Performance has announced three new series of shelf-stocking pushrods for high performance Cummins, Ford Power Stroke and GM Duramax diesel engines. Displaying robust forged cup ends, these are believed to be the first one-piece pushrods to suit Cummins 12-valve and 24-valve diesel engines. They are produced from 4130 chrome molybdenum and heat treated to around Rockwell Rc60; their advantage is strength and rigidity. Available in 3/8-inch diameter with 10mm cup and wall thicknesses of 0.080 inches or 0.135 inches, they are designed to handle higher spring pressures and contribute greater resistance to deflection.
For Ford’s 6.0L and 6.4L Power Stroke diesels, Trend has introduced four new 11/32-inch pushrods with wall thicknesses of 0.080 inches and 0.135 inches. For the larger 7.3L engine, 7/16-inch diameter with 0.080-inch wall and 0.165-inch wall are available. And for GM’s Duramax 6.6L diesel engines, Trend offers upgraded 7/16-inch pushrods with 12mm ball and cup ends and 0.080-inch wall or 0.165-inch wall. (www.trendperform.com/586-447-0400)