Introducing our no-compromise entry into the HD turnbuckle market, the new 1up Racing Pro Duty Titanium Turnbuckles! Designed and refined by professional driver and mechanic known for attention to detail, 1up Racing Owner, Randy Caster. Tested and proven by 1up Racing Team Manager Joe Pillars and our Factory Drivers.
Better Materials, Sleek Design.
We began the quest for the best materials and machinists over 4 years ago and have checked and tested countless samples since. Pro Duty Turnbuckles are Made in Taiwan using aerospace grade titanium by skilled aerospace machinists.
We selected the best possible Grade 5 6AL4V raw titanium so we can use less of it for an ultra lightweight and minimal design. A Pro Duty 3.5mm turnbuckle is 51% lighter than a TLR kit 3.5mm turnbuckle, and 24% lighter than an AE kit 3mm turnbuckle!
No Visible Threads? No Problem.
1up Racing Pro Duty Titanium Turnbuckles feature the smartest center lug in the industry! Turn towards the short side to shorten the link, or towards the long side to lengthen the link. Now you can make trackside adjustments for friends with confidence.
Individually Hand Finished at 1up Racing in California
Trick turnbuckles are a long-standing tradition in the SoCal R/C scene thanks to Brian Kinwald who started polishing and anodizing his in the late 90’s. While 1up’s Randy Caster wasn’t the originator, he was one of the kids that grew up at the track learning many of the pro’s secrets. As of today, Randy has over two decades of experience with customizing titanium.
Randy’s Triple Polished method creates brilliant chrome-like turnbuckles. These look great on their own and serve as the perfect base for stunning anodized finishes with unmatched depth and shine. It’s a time-consuming process, but each turnbuckle receives the same amount of care to ensure we pay proper tribute to the Legendary Dirtinator.
Color Appearance In Person
Anodizing titanium is a completely different process from anodizing aluminum. While aluminum uses dyes to provide color, titanium achieves it’s colors at different voltages. We anodize in large batches and provide closely matching sets, but there still may be some color shifting as you view the turnbuckles from different angles. Part of what makes anodized titanium so beautiful!
-Dark Blue is a fairly consistent color.
-Bright Blue may have shades of aqua and will show as purple when viewed from the side.
-Gold is a fairly consistent color.
-Green may have shades of gold when viewed at certain angles.
-Pink may have shades of rose gold when viewed at certain angles.
-Purple may have shades of hot pink when viewed at certain angles.
Use with our 3.2mm size Pro Double Ended Turnbuckle Wrench. Always use fresh ball cups when installing new turnbuckles. If you’re up-sizing from 3mm turnbuckles you’ll need to drill out the ball cups with a 1/8″ drill bit (included with our AE turnbuckle sets). Prior to install, apply a small amount of 1up Racing Blue O-Ring Grease to the threads to ensure your links can be easily adjusted.
Titanium looks best when cleaned of any oils or greases. After installing your Pro Duty Turnbuckles, clean them with degreaser to make their color POP! This works over and over again to ensure your hand finished turnbuckles stay looking amazing for years!