CryoHeat’s treated metal parts have been helping racers to dominate the West Coast UTV racing scene for a couple of years now. In the desert, where finishing is everything (though most in fact don’t), the serious teams leave nothing to chance when contending for that coveted championship title. Many of the top guys like Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock, Marc Burnett, Katie Vernola, Cody Rahders, and TJ Holmes have entrusted their racing programs to CryoHeat and have seen the benefits of the company’s scientific metal treating processes. Motocross, short course, and WORCS guys are finding similar success; ask Nic Granlund, Dustin Nelson, and many others. As for the East Coast GNCC races, Yamaha factory UTV racer and ATV champion Walker Fowler is also repping CryoHeat as a firm believer.
CryoHeat Metal Treatment got involved in the UTV industry beginning in 2013. Local racers and UTV enthusiasts were quickly impressed with the amazing durability results they saw with CryoHeat-treated CV joints. Minimized failure rates and reduced operating temperatures were just the beginning. CryoHeat Metal Treatment took on factory Yamaha-sponsored Dustin Nelson for the WORCS series and Lucas Off Road Racing Series. After being plagued by DNFs in the recent past due to part failure, Dustin experienced a significant improvement in the strength and functionality of all his metal parts that were processed by CryoHeat. These durability increases enabled him to win more races and played a big part in the multiple championships to come.
In 2015, CryoHeat took on Wayne Matlock, racing the SCORE International Series, CryoHeat-ing and micropolishing everything from CV joints to clutches, crankshafts, pistons, diffs, and even entire transmissions. Durability is increased, while friction and operating temperatures are decreased with any kind of metal. Horsepower and mph increases are directly related to these same reductions in friction. Wayne won the 500 by more than an hour, and followed that up with a first-place win in the Baja 1000 as well.
The CryoHeat Micropolishing Process
The CryoHeat Process can help increase the strength and service life of every metal part on your UTV. Steel parts become 28 to 35 percent stronger, depending on the type of steel. Aluminum parts are 18 to 21 percent stronger. Service life is increased 250 percent or better. The parts hold better dimensional stability and have greater heat dissipation, allowing them to run 30- to 100-degree Fahrenheit cooler during operation. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a podium chasing racer, CryoHeat will make your metal parts stronger, faster, and have them last significantly longer than stock, ultimately saving you time and money on replacement parts.
The CryoHeat micropolishing process allows the metal to move with almost zero resistance. Most finished machine parts have a roughness average (RA) of 16 or more. The CryoHeat micropolishing process reduces the RA value to 2 or less; this dramatically reduces the friction that causes heat and drag that slows down the parts, reducing the power from the engine and contaminating your lubricants. Faster speeds and power gains are achieved with this process, and routine oil changes reveal a much cleaner oil after use.
The UTV transmission undergoes so much stress and wear during use that it is one big part of the UTV where racers have noticed an incredible difference in the strength, performance, and service life of their transmissions after being sent to CryoHeat Metal Treatment for the CryoHeat process and micropolishing. The CryoHeat process costs $849.96 for Polaris, Can-Am, and Yamaha transmissions; the Polaris RZR 170 process runs for $349.96.
The ProMod Transmission
CryoHeat has been winning big races and championships with the RZR ProMod transmission for a couple of years, and is now accomplishing that same feat with its Can-Am X3 trans. Winning the 2016 BAJA 500 and 1000 with Wayne on a Polaris and following up with a 2017 SCORE championship with Marc Burnett on a Can-Am make a huge statement for an up-and-coming, and fairly new, company.
Depending on other modifications, CryoHeat customers are seeing a 10-mph increase and a better chance for a holeshot to the first turn with an incredibly responsive spool-up. The CryoHeat ProMod transmission transfers more engine power to the wheels. The process removes more than 10 pounds of rotating mass by back-cutting and precisely machining the gears with CNC machines. The transmission shafts are gun-drilled for unmatched strength, which also removes even more unwanted rotating mass. The transmission is balanced and stronger than stock; perfect for any racing application including drag racing or high-speed endurance racing like the Baja 1000. All CryoHeat ProMod transmissions include the CryoHeat micropolishing process.
CryoHeat RZR 4WD ProMod transmission: $3,449.96
(Bearings and assembly labor not included)
CryoHeat ProMod RZR 4WD trans, total weight loss = 10 lb.
With low-speed gear delete, total weight loss = 10 lb. 9.4 oz.
With low-speed gear and shift dog park delete, total weight loss = 12 lb. 2.2 oz.
CryoHeat Can-Am X3 4WD ProMod Transmission
Similar to the CryoHeat RZR ProMod transmission the CryoHeat X3 4WD ProMod transmission has 5.5 pounds less rotating mass. The throttle response is quicker and you can definitely feel the power increase. Depending on other modifications, clutching, and tire size the CryoHeat X3 ProMod transmission is good for a 6-mph increase or more on top speed with no engine modifications.
CryoHeat ProMod X3 4WD transmission: $3,149.96
CryoHeat ProMod X3 4WD trans, total weight loss = 5.5 lb.
With low-speed gear delete, total weight loss = 7 lb.
For more information on CryoHeat Metal Treatment, go to cryoheat.com.