Late Model Engines relies on the talented craftsmen at Victory 1 Performance to make the valves and valve-train components we use in our most stressed engines on the street and at the track. V1P resides in the motorsports town of Mooresville, North Carolina. As a manufacturer of valves used in the toughest forms of motorsports, the knowledge base, experience, and network the team has assists to design and create the finest performance and racing valve-train in the LS market.
Built-in Features of V1P Valves:
- One-Piece Forged Construction
- Wear Resistant Alloy Hard Tip
- CAD Design for Maximum Flow
- Precision CNC Machined to Exact Dimensions
- Moly Coated Stem
- High Strength to Weight Ratio
- “Super finished” Process Before Coating
Key attributes that make up a great product are the Know-how, Process, and Materials. Victory 1 Performance holds all of these aces and applies them to every valve and valve-train component they make. Starting with the finest aircraft quality titanium available, the Victory 1 Performance team is able to complete the entire manufacturing process “In House”. From creating the forgings to the heat treat and final finish coatings. They are able to maintain strict quality control that is needed in the modern performance LS market. As they say: “To successfully keep pricing low and competitive, Victory 1 Performance has expanded their horizons and has made the move to offer their own proprietary coating. From raw material, to the forging, machining, micro-finishing, and soon to be coating, is done in-house under our roof for complete control of quality, and 100% confidentiality.”
“The forging process creates valves that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metal working process. During the forging process there is a subtle knitting of the grain flow that aids in the tensile strength and fatigue resistance of the finished valve.” This refined process and attention to detail is applied to all products offered by Victory 1 Performance. Tool steel iDLC coated piston pins and valve locks, titanium valve locks, locators, and retainers, and even lash caps are all under the same scrupulous quality control as their featured product: Valves.
So what is iDLC and what are its advantages?
“Intel Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) is a dense, metastable form of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) containing significant SP3 bonding. This process of bonding carbon and hydrogen confers valuable ‘diamond-like’ properties such as mechanical hardness, low friction, optical transparency and chemical inertness”
The iDLC coating Victory 1 Performance applies to their valves and components not only transform precious pieces of metal into admired art, but they also have multiple benefits including:
- Improved Wear and Abrasion Resistance
- Up to 10X Improvement in Surface Hardness
- Eliminates Fretting and Galling
- Protects Against Corrosion
- Friction Coefficient Close to 0
- Application Does Not Change Component Dimensions