has taken some time to reach the goal with the drag racing quality. As
the tubes have to be approved by SFI for doorslammer cars (which is the
first in the production), that was the first step to take.
As I am a member in the SFI committee I had a good chance to make a
good presentation for the members, tells Mats. And as there have been
some skills with the Chrom Moly tubes recently, the committee became
very interested. But from that it was a long way to go. There has to be
very accurate testes and all committee has to agree, test and discuss
the matters, says Mats.
- Even though the
goal we made up was reached faster than we ever could dream of,
continues Lars Göran. We had our doubts when we went at the first SFI
meeting at IMIS in December 2010. It always takes time to get new rules
to work out properly and not least, to move a tube mill and get it up
and running. But SSAB was really on to this and we collaborated very
well together. And the SFI committee saw something good in this. Now
the first manufacturing lines are rolling at SSAB Tubes.
America SSAB has presented the tubes at both the PRI Show and the IMIS
with good results. And there are orders which have been waiting for the
first shipment since. So the project proceeds. The Docol tubes R8 are
right now presented at a show in Germany.
The news that the
tubes actually are on the market now, was first presented on the web-tv
show “Motorsoffan” the 17th of april by SSABs Anna Stiwne and Mats
Eriksson. If anyone want more information, check out the interview
“Rörigt i Motorsoffan” at the www.nitroz.se
or call LG at ME Racing Service AB (MERS).
We have five varieties in stock at the moment, says Lars Göran “LG”
Eriksson. But the upcoming weeks the list is filling up. So just check
out our web page www.meracing.com
for prices and what´s coming in. We will do our best to answer questions and give all service we can!