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2 days ago - Holinger Engineering added 7 new photos.
Let’s talk some more about Quality…… So what are the Gears in a Holinger Gearbox made from? Whilst we don’t give it a fancy name we made up, the steel we use is made specifically for us, to our spec, in Germany. We have to order it sometimes 1 year in advance. You can see some that we have stored in the factory currently. Why do we do this? Cleanliness is part of the answer. In our modern world we’re finding it harder and harder to get things made or supplied to the level we used to take for granted. Raw materials are a great example of that…… How then do we know what we’re getting? We check it ourselves of course. Each bar is coded and a sample cut from it. We then prepare this sample and check it microscopically, which allows us to judge its cleanliness. If it’s considered “dirty”, then we reject it. We’ve been doing this for well over a decade. We also keep track of which bar our Gears were made from, so even if we see an old gear from 10 years ago, we’re able to track it back to the material sample we still have on site. So we know what we’re making our products from: The steel that is commercially available these days is often far dirtier than we’d expect and therefore making highly stressed motor racing components from it, comes with enormous risk. We don’t do that, so you know the parts you buy from us are made to the same standard each time. This enables proper, repeatable, service-life expectations. Isn’t this critical in Motor-Racing? We believe it is, so continually make this huge investment in quality from the start. Our raw material price is much higher than elsewhere (double or more), we have to order it, pay for it and store it for perhaps a year or more before we use it. These days there are many companies making Race-Car Gearboxes. Unfortunately many of our competitors don’t go to the lengths we do, to ensure that even the raw materials they use are up to standard. They source steel from questionable places, which is often “dirty” and full of microscopic inclusions that can cause premature component failure. The big problem here is that if this were consistent, perhaps you could work with it. But when you get 2000KMS from one gear, then 300KM from the replacement one, how do you manage that? Usually this requires a maintenance schedule which is time consuming, resource consuming and therefore costly! If you don’t keep this constant maintenance up the end result could be a sudden, unexpected failure. What happens in a Gearbox when 1 of the 5, 6 or 7 pairs of gears fails? Well they usually take their friends with them. So 1 gear failing prematurely can then equal the cost of 6 premature failures in a single blow. This is where less expensive gearboxes can become very expensive, very quickly. As it was suggested to us in our last post about quality, Holinger Gearboxes are very cost-effective over their life-time. Yes the purchase price is higher than many other options, BUT, if a gearbox that cost half what ours cost has an unexpected catastrophic failure, can you then afford to fix it? After that can you then afford to fix it again the next time? We often hear from customers “I should have bought one of yours the first time”. This is after they have spent more than the cost of a Holinger Gearbox purchasing an inferior brand, and then had to fix it after it failed multiple times. There is no such thing as a cheap race car gearbox. Even the cheapest option is not cheap. So think hard about what you’re handing your hard earned money over for. Visually flashy parts made from cheap, inferior materials are not going to make you happy in the long run!

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3 days ago - Holinger Engineering shared Fast N' Loud's video.
@OfficialKurtBusch ‘s Coyote-powered Pantera is how we would build one if given the chance: Coyote power, @HolingerEngineering sequential MFT Transaxle. The sound on the high banking at Charlotte Motor Speedway will stay in our minds forever. Watch the 2 hour episode tonight on @discovery.

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2 weeks ago
JOB OPENING AT HOLINGER: NC Machine Operator We need a new full-time NC Machinist. The role would involve operating predominantly Okuma machines. Successful applicants will: Pay high attention to detail, fine tolerances and finish. Have a sound mechanical background. Be able to take care when handling expensive/exotic components. Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines. Be able to take directions but also be able to problem solve independently. A background in racing is desirable but certainly not mandatory. Experience with Okuma products will also be desirable. Salary negotiable. Full Time –Monday to Friday. Please apply to: info@holinger.com.au PLEASE ONLY CONTACT US DIRECTLY VIA OUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED. WE WON’T BE RESPONDING TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN VERY SIMPLE ENQUIRIES ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THIS. Thanks, The Holinger Team.

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1 month ago - Holinger Engineering shared Formula Thunder 5000's post.
Great to see the FT5000 running around the Surfer Paradise circuit on the weekend.....#mft #holinger #transaxle

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1 month ago - Holinger Engineering added 16 new photos.
Well WTAC has been run and won for 2017. Once again Holinger Gearboxes were installed into cars right throughout the field of Time Attack and Drift cars. For the 5th year in a row, the car in 1st place in the Outright Pro Class used a Holinger gearbox. Big congratulations must go to MCA Suspension and Tim Slade on this great achievement. We're also stoked to have supplied the car that won the Open Class, built by JDMyard Pty Ltd and piloted by Adam Casmiri. Here's some photos we took on the weekend showing the range of cars running our products. No fewer than 5 different gearbox types manufactured by Holinger were represented in a range of platforms. It really is a great and diverse event.......

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2 months ago - Holinger Engineering added 2 new photos.
So here’s a different kind of post from us…… Here we have an RD6-SS gearbox, fitted with an adaptor that would allow it to bolt up to a typical Super-T10 style aftermarket bellhousing. It also has a 100mm spacer that moves it back in the chassis to make the lever more accessible for the driver. This one is on our packing bench, about to be shipped to a nearby country. We’ve been selling a lot of these in this exact spec lately, to replace a competitor’s gearbox that was used in a Race Series that is now sadly defunct. From what we’re told the horribly inferior gearbox made by our so-called competitor was one of the reasons the series simply didn’t work as the reliability was so terrible. The cars however are fundamentally good and are now racing in Endurance Events. As the original gearboxes are so terrible we have been providing this Gearbox package to these teams so the cars can live on and run how they always should have. We were given the opportunity to quote on providing gearboxes to this series at the start and were told we were too expensive. The organiser believed all they were told by our competitor and it was nothing short of a disaster….. So here we are now a few years later fixing these cars up so they can still run. It’s a shame we weren’t able to supply them to the cars when they were new, all over what ended being a poor decision by the original organisers. We can assure you however that by the time the series was over, the teams had spent far more than they would have with us with this other company on fixing up the disastrous gearboxes. That is certainly a source of frustration for many, us included. This is the first in a series of posts we want to put together over the coming weeks. We want people to realise that whilst were expensive, it’s because our product is expensive to produce. This photo is taken from inside our workshop and we’ll be offering more up like this, not the glossy mag style photos, but real photos. Pictures of quality raw-materials and quality tools and machines inside OUR factory making Holinger parts. We’re not just a flashy website and brochure promising the world. Many of our competitors are these days sadly…. #holinger #rd6s #racinggearbox #quality

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2 months ago
In case you haven't seen it yet, BATTLEDRIFT 2 - Daigo vs. Baggsy was released recently. We've supplied many gearboxes to Daigo Sato's drift cars before, but never one quite like this. We installed a modified version of our GT1 Lamborghini Murciélago M6S kit into the OEM Lambo case, which converted it from an H-Pattern, Synchromesh Transmission into a proper Sequentially-Shifted, Dog-Change Race Box. This allowed Daigo to grab the gears in rapid fashion, keeping those giant wheels spinning. Big thanks to Fat Five Racing and Monster Energy for the video. Enjoy.........

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3 months ago - Holinger Engineering shared Sportscar365's photo.
KohR Motorsports Mustang GT4 wins again! Congratulations to Dean, Jack and the team. Multimatic Motorsports #MustangGT4

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3 months ago - Holinger Engineering added 13 new photos.
It's not often that we design something brand new for a ~20 year old car, but we're really happy we got the chance to make a gearbox package for the legendary Honda NSX. Kakimoto Racing approached us about installing an MF-2WD into their NSX and we're really pleased with the result. We have designed/manufactured a Billet-Aluminium Bellhousing specifically for the V6 engine found in the NSX, along with a driveshaft package that will really enable the engine to be pushed to it's limit, without fear of a drive-line failure. #nsx #hondansx #holingermf #kakimotoracing #sequentialgearbox

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4 months ago - Holinger Engineering shared Volt Racing's photo.
Volt Racing debuts their new Mustang GT4 at IMSA Canadian Tire Motorsport Park “The reason we went with the Ford was we saw how well the Ford performed in the first four races,” said Brynjolfsson, who pulls triple-duty on race weekends as driver, team owner and founder of the car’s sponsor VOLT Lighting

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5 months ago - Holinger Engineering added 10 new photos.
Whilst Holinger Engineering have not traditionally been known as an Off-Road-Racing gearbox supplier, we certainly have produced many gearboxes for successful Rally Raid cars. More recently our in-line MFT Transaxle has been installed in some buggies. A team that has been doing quite well with the MFT, is the HSU Racing Team in the USA. They have won their class in the 2016 Vegas to Reno event, 2017 Parker 425 and the 2017 Mint 400. The Holinger MFT has performed faultlessly, they are very happy with the functionality of the Transaxle, its low-weight and service-life compared with products they’ve used before. We’d like to congratulate them on how they’re going and look forward to more wins together! #HOLINGERMFT #HSURACING #TRANSAXLE

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7 months ago - Holinger Engineering added 6 new photos.
We now have available a complete Toyota 2JZ Bellhousing, to suit our RD6/SG range. As many of you would know we have traditionally used an adaptor behind an OEM JZ80 Supra Bellhousing, in order to mount our gearboxes into various chassis. As these are becoming harder to find we now have the complete Holinger unit that replaces this setup. We can machine it to different lengths if required. It can be used with the original clutch system, but we also have a flywheel and push type clutch cylinder available if desired. A big thanks must go to Daigo Saito 斎藤 太吾 & Fat Five Racing for loaning us the original cases to measure, we know they are very rare these days. Arigatou!!! #2JZ #JZ80 #SUPRA #HOLINGER #RD6