I could have been a little more specific and called these quick-release pins, but how often do you get to start every word in a title with the same letter? Pegasus Racing pushbutton quick-release pins are handy little devices for critical, frequently-serviced assemblies. What makes them remarkable when compared with stainless marine versions or mild-steel hardware store parts is their strength. How does an 8,200-pound breaking strength when mounted in double shear sound? And that’s for the smallest of the lot, with only a 1/4″ diameter. Larger sizes (5/16″ and 3/8″) are also available and ratings increase accordingly, topping out at 18,400 pounds for the heaviest 3/8″ version.
All of the pins are made from cadmium-coated 4130 chromoly steel, and they’re available in a variety of lengths and diameters. Every diameter comes with grip lengths from 1/2″ to 4-1/2″, with pricing starting at $15 apiece and several discounted bulk rates at 4, 15, and 50 pieces. Sounds pricey until you consider that even the smallest pin can probably handle the weight of your pickup.
Pegasus Racing Pip Pins [Pegasus Racing]