Cloyes’ near 100-year experience engineering and manufacturing timing drive systems recognized by Chevrolet
At the 155,000 ft.2 Cloyes manufacturing plant in Paris, Ark., highly skilled craftsman manufacture machined powertrain gears, sprockets, and idler assemblies for an array of applications: OE manufacturer, automotive aftermarket, marine, and high-performance applications to name a few. On May 14th Cloyes had the honor of manufacturing an LT2 Crankshaft Sprocket, an essential engine component, for one of the most sought-after vehicles: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.
Often referred to as the “mid-engine Corvette”, the 2020 model delivers 495 HP with 470 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production Stingray ever made, according to General Motors (GM). Cloyes’ contribution to the newly redesigned Corvette is an LT2 Crankshaft Sprocket manufactured from SAE billet steel with induction-hardened teeth for durability. The 22-tooth design is cut to the ISO-606 Roller Sprocket specification and features a custom 6-tooth involute spline on the front hub to drive the oil pump impeller.
All Cloyes products are extensively tested and verified to ensure they meet OE specifications. With a deep-seated commitment to customer success, Cloyes drives innovation and manufactures products that enhance engine performance and provide peace of mind to manufacturers, drivers, and professional technicians. “The receipt of this business reconfirms the level of quality, reliability, and capability that Cloyes offers its global automotive OE and aftermarket customers”, said Steve Fairbanks, Vice President of Manufacturing for Cloyes.
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