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ThyssenKrupp Materials N.A. Joins The Team

When our engineer Tim Gibson sat down to design a new set of wheels for the Challenger II, he knew that we needed material of the highest possible quality much faster than most companies could deliver it. To solve our problem, we turned to ThyssenKrupp Material N.A. They were able to supply us with the 4,000lbs of 2024-T3 aerospace grade aluminum we needed to build just 16 wheels for the streamliner. We'll update this entry with pictures of the manufacturing process and the final product as our friends at SK Specialities shape the raw aluminum into some of the fastest wheels on the planet. Thanks TKMNA!

AIRAID® Joins Our Team As A Sponsor

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THOMPSONLSR is more than excited to announce that AIRAID® will be joining our team as a sponsor. AIRAID® designs and manufactures the finest premium air filters, throttle body spacers, and cold air intake systems in the industry. In our articles and blog posts we talk a lot about our insistence on using (or building) only the best and most reliable parts for the Challenger II. AIRAID® products were always our first choice when they were available for our needs. Having them as a sponsor is just icing on the cake. Thanks AIRAID®, and welcome to the team! 

AIRAID® is a leading manufacturer of Cold Air Intake systems, throttle body spacers, and premium air filters for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Founded in 1997, AIRAID® products continue to drive the performance intake industry with innovative design and technology advancements. Each AIRAID® product line is designed in-house using the latest CAD / CAM software and rapid prototyping tools.  Once developed, each product is subjected to exhaustive real-world testing to ensure it delivers maximum performance (measured on our in-house Mustang chassis dynamometer) as well as unmatched fit and finish. 

In addition to bolt-on Cold Air Intake systems for production vehicles, AIRAID® is also heavily involved in motorsports of all types. AIRAID® has an extensive line of racing filters that are used by racers competing in dozens of racing series, including NASCAR, NHRA, NMCA, SCORE, BITD, NHRDA, LOORRS, and many more. 

All AIRAID® Premium Filters are produced in-house using only the finest materials available and highly specialized manufacturing equipment to ensure a level of quality control no other filter company can match. This is just one of many reasons why all of AIRAID®’s filters are backed by our “No Hassle” Lifetime Warranty. All of AIRAID®’s product lines are proudly manufactured in the USA. For more information about AIRAID® products, visit

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