The Gambler 500 is a mostly off-road rally where participants race cheap vehicles throughout the country. The navigational adventure focuses on outdoor stewardship, where rally participants gather trash and remove abandoned vehicles from national lands.
Each month, different Gambler 500 events pop up across the country. Participants can race their vehicles on dirt road tracks made by HooptieX. Races are open to daily drivers, junkyard beaters, trophy trucks, and more.
We sent our lead engineer to several Gambler 500 events over the summer so he could push our TriboTEX products to the limit in a $400 2002 Toyota Prius. We were looking for a way to test our nanoparticle products, and what we found was a community dedicated to keeping older vehicles on the road longer. TriboTEX shares the same goal.
Watch the video to learn more about the Gambler 500 and HooptieX racing. For a limited time, use code G500 for 15% off any TriboTEX product. Here's to keeping cars on the road longer.Learn More
TriboTEX is a machine coating nanotechnology for engines, transmissions, and gearboxes. Reverse wear with drop-in treatments that restore and defend your vehicle.
Founded in 2008 by Dr. Pavlo Rudenko, PhD, TriboTEX offers a clean alternative to currently available lubricants and additives. With support from various institutions including NASA, NSF, DOE, DOD, and the U.S. Air Force, we developed a product that reverses wear in mechanical devices with a self-assembling coating. TriboTEX is pursuing industry partnerships to reduce friction, conserve energy, and reduce waste around the world. Viable for a broad range of applications, smart formulations developed by TriboTEX can be added to lubricants to offer valuable solutions for the automotive, industrial, military, and wind power sectors.How it Works
Never quit. Extend the life and vitality of your engine witha diamond-like armor that self-adapts to reverse wear.
Experience more power for responsive handling and speed. Dyno testing shows horsepower increases by up to 13%.
2017 Briggs & Stratton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Go further on the same tank of gas. Our customers report fuel economy improvements of up to 20% on idle (2-6% highway).
This breakthrough technology was developed at national labs with support from NASA, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Air Force with the Dept. of Defense.
All federal agencies provided research funding or assistance in developing TriboTEX technology. Per federal rules, none have endorsed TriboTEX for their product or service.
"That spot of oil on the garage floor dripping from your engine indicates a problem. It’s so small that you put off going to the mechanic, until you hear a new noise and the oil pressure warning light goes off. The bad news is that one of the bearings in the crankshaft is the source of the issue. Due to wear, the normally round part is now more elliptical in shape. Some of the metal has worn away, landing you with a costly repair..."Keep Reading on NASA's Website
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*All federal agencies provided research funding or assistance in developing TriboTEX technology. Per federal rules, none have endorsed TriboTEX for their product or service.
In a vehicle I had when I fist used TriboTex almost seven years ago, the vehicle had a ticking, and the oil was always black at normal oil change intervals.
With the vehicle running, I took off the oil fill cap, injected the TriboTex, and in a matter of 2-3 minutes the ticking had quieted dramatically, In a matter of 20 minutes, I could not hear it at all. After, 5k miles, I changed the oil and the color was noticably lighter, and closer to the original color of the oil, telling me, the engine ran cleaner.
I THINK, my fuel mileage got better, but I did not record an accurate mileage before to compare too.
I use TRIBOTEX in every vehicle I own, Jeep, Challenger, Harley, and side by side, and am sold on it.
What more can I say....added to the automatic tranny and almost instantly noticed the absence of background white noise which was present before adding....the transmission has simply quieted down!! After a day or two the engine ran even more quiet and smooth (less drag from the tranny); also noticed the gas consumption has gone down.
All in all the treatment works! I am buying for for my other cars
This product is awesome- Im a carpenter in San Francisco & driving all over the Bay Area this is a blessing to help with you car or truck-please this try - you will not be disappointed
Been using TriboTEX 4 years now and was amazing, I had an 08impala that had a lifter nicking for years and used the big tube and a oil change and wow .... not even a week later I couldn’t hear the lifter and made the car feel new again. Till this day the lifter is quite with only one use . All my friends and family now have used as well and they love it to. It’s really worth more for what it does and does no harm to the motor . Just got a newer car and bought just for protection and lubrication for longer and better power.
I have a 1987 Sea Ray Motor Yacht with an original 6.5Kw (gas) generator. It has a 1 liter engine with 2200 hours on it which is roughly equivalent to 125,000 miles on a car.
Because gensets run at a fixed 1800rpm they are of course quite noisy but I saw a 3Db drop in noise after just 15 minutes of running with TriboTEX added during an oil & filter change.
I also felt that there was a noticeable reduction in vibration.
I have a 28 year old Chevy P/U . It has the infamous valve tap noise. My bearing are also wearing out. My mechanic said I will need a new motor soon with the bearings wearing out. I used this product and the valve tap noise disappeared immediately. The bearing rap also quieted down immensely. Will be interested in the 500 mile results when the bearing surfaces get coated.
What a difference! I added the Original engine treatment about 2k miles before adding the transmission formula. I thought the engine treatment was fantastic and bought more for each of the four cars in our household with similar results in each. (Infinity, Nissan, Honda, and Audi). I used the transmission formula in my daily driver ( Infinity, 126k miles ) and it doubled my results, at least. The transmission treatment was the right - cross in a one-two punch combo that put an end to the lagging performance I didn't know was missing and bring my car back to life. I immediately felt faster and smoother shifting that only got better as it fully settled in. I saw an improvement in miles per gallon with the engine treatment but even more with the transmission formula. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either product but, used together, Holy Smokes! Thanks, TriboTEX
Finally I can say that this stuff is one of a kind man, I have a Toyota Camry V6 2007 have about 259000 mile on it , engine sure make noise here and there some,gas mileage is ok cause is old but man when I put this stuff in the engine sound is amazing quite smooth and power the gas is changing too het better mileage. I did put in for transmission too and oh wow like a new car to me , everything works so nice and quiet, told all me friends and my boss about it they will order some too, I just did order another double diamond pack for my other cars and later for the Camry if It still run, over all all I can say it I am so glad I purchase the Tribotex and will continue use it to all my cars , Thanks guys for a great product that can help us keep out cars run better and safer
One thing I try to do is protect what I have even though I am hard on my Car, I use my Car for Regional SCCA Autocross events and occasional Track days, When I got my car it had 55,000 miles on it it now has 60,000 Miles and always had a slight chirp after it warmed up, The chirp seems to have gone away after putting TriboTEX in the engine. And Now Sounds better while I'm waiting for the next run. IM hoping this Product will provide a level of protection to keep my Engine running for several years as long as i do my part and maintain it and keep it below redline. TriboTEX will be part of my maintain plan going forward.
I have a 135i bmw 2009 with 750 whp 125.000 miles and use this product and wow! It does what was promised! Car runs like it did with 50.009 miles. I would tell anyone who loves there car to use this product.
Smooth and Quiet
I added at 276042 TriboTex ,after the first 500 miles the engine ran with less noise from lifters ,and very quiet also as ,I start to drive acceleration is much faster it just get up to speed this is very nice .Know I press the gas pedal easy rev's up faster and ideals better very smooth My short Video https://youtu.be/nabJ1gdFduI
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 XTL 6 Cly 3.0 Automatic with over drive current miles 276842
Dr. Pasha Rudenko, PhD
I added both the transmission and engine Tribotex simultaneously.
My HHR has just over 208k miles, with the GM 4T45E automatic transaxle and the 2.4L Ecotec 4cylinder engine.
Neither engine nor transmission was particularly causing me concern. Engine would start right up, decent power, smooth operation. The transmission functioned well, though inconsistent in when it would shift smoothly. Shifts were quick, though a greater tendency to jerk into the next gear. Torque converter lock up could be harsh, especially with more throttle.
I felt it an ideal testbed for the new Tribotex transmission formula. Having already used the engine treatment, on another vehicle.... I knew the results were going to be astounding.
I made myself wait until the 500mile break in period was done, before writing this review.
I'm going to gush about this marvelous invention. I was ready to give a five star review at 200miles. It completely smashed any thought of what my car was going to become, after installing the treatments.
Transmission: huge improvement! Like 90% new. I think if I changed out the solenoids... I'd basically have a new transmission. The shifting is almost entirely smooth and imperceptible, save for the change in engine torque. The torque converter lock up, at any engine speed or throttle input, has became entirely smooth, with very occasional glitches. Even engaging the transmission (going from park to reverse, then reverse to Drive) has absolutely no feel to it. Downshifting is so quick, it's almost like driving a CVT.
Engine: worlds of improvement! in terms of start up feel, vibration, power delivery (this engine has never felt particularly powerful, merely adequate. After the treatment, it pulled like I had just added turbo charger... Even with the car loaded with my camping gear) even in day to day driving, the engine is much less strained. I can keep the rpm's around 2k and get up to speed effortlessly. I also noted that it would cool off much quicker, say after coming the top of a hill.
Anyone who is dreading a massive repair bill, check out Tribotex first! I estimate that doing... nothing, save for fluid changes, my transmission and engine have another 150k of life, At least.
Thank you for this amazing product!
Just completed a short (160km) ride after installing TriboTEX in my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 after servicing and noticed an improvement already. The engine definitely sounds quieter, even though no adjustments were necessary during the service. I am impressed with the improvement and would happily recommend TriboTEX.
I have a 2013 Buick Verano, has the 2.4L Ecotec 4 cylinder engine, I got the car used in 2016 with around 38,000 miles and after 4 years of ownership the car currently has around 132,000 miles on the clock. Over time with all that driving, mainly highway milage, I noticed the car did decide to burn a bit of oil every now and then. It did get a bit worse over time, having to top off a quart every two weeks or so, which is roughly around 900 to 1,000 miles of driving. Fuel consumption was still in the normal range, the car is rated to around 21/31/24 (city/highway/combined), I was averaging around 29mpg like mentioned before with mostly highway and some city milage. Performance being the non-turbo motor is average with 180 hp and 171 lb-ft torque so it isn't a lot but after a lot of use I noticed that passing power felt be be a bit down and I always didn't feel like pushing the car even when I had to. When I saw the advertisement for this I thought that there was no way this tiny little tube of red liquid could somewhat restore my engine without spending thousands on a rebuild. I read the reviews and while I was a little skeptical I decided what the heck and I would give it a try. So I ordered it, it arrived and I put it into the motor. Within about 10 minutes I did notice it was a bit quieter on idle but I noticed it was a lot quieter when driving at slower speeds. Fuel consumption did go down a little but not by a lot, I am now averaging around 30-31mpg sometimes with good throttle control 32mpg. Performance surprisingly feels way more peppy, I don't really go flooring it everywhere but when I need some passing power the car feels more punchy than it did before. Even at a stop acceleration feels torquier and peppy which is a very good note. Oil consumption I have noticed has not been entirely fixed but I have noticed over the two weeks that I would top off, I am having to top off a lot less than beforehand which impressed me the most, currently have driven 1,100 miles with tribotex in the motor. Overall I would highly recommend this product if you have a vehicle that is worse for wear, or just needs a quick pick me up. I do admit that $100 is a little pricey but I believe it is worth every penny, but sometimes you can find good coupon on wikibuy or honey to save a few $$.
I have purchased TRIBOTEX 3 different times and put them in 3 different vehicles. After the 500 mile break in period the vehicles ran quietly and cooler. In years past I have tried other products but never got the results I got from TRIBOTEX.
THIS STUFF REALLY WORKS!!!
Our award-winning nanotechnology is now formulated to protect and reverse wear in your drivetrain, so you can have peace of mind that your vehicle will be there for you when you need it most. Experience unparalleled power and an endurance boost with a drop-in treatment.
We designed this advanced technology to repair damaged bearings and gears, and protect the most precise and delicate components of gearboxes with diamond-like armor.Shop Transmission Treatments
TriboTEX nanoparticles have two sides, one that binds and one that glides. The grippy side reinforces and strengthens, while the slippery side reduces friction.
Just like carbon in the mantle of the earth, they self-align into a diamond-like armor under the heat and pressure of your engine, grippy side facing in and slippery side facing out. This coating dramatically reduces friction, down to superlubricity levels.
Learn more on our Science page.
We recommend treating after your break-in period. All vehicles can benefit from the TriboTEX protective coating with superlubricity, but higher-mileage vehicles will experience more dramatic improvements as worn away material is restored.
The treatment is permanent, however the nanocoating will accumulate some wear over time. Our mechanics recommend retreating your engine every 40,000 miles/64,000 km, or annually if you are a heavy user. Semi trucks should be treated annually with our Big Rig formula.
TriboTEX Transmission treatments last much longer as transmission fluid isn't exposed to outside contaminants like engine oil. Our mechanics recommend treating your transmission every 80,000 miles/128,000 km.
No. TriboTEX will not cause any damage to your vehicle resulting in warranty claims. Your warranty is also protected by the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Act.
TriboTEX Engine is compatible with all engines and oils. All of our formulas contain the same patented nanoparticles, however the concentration and volume has been tailored for different sizes of vehicles.
To determine the proper treatment for your vehicle, first look up your vehicle's oil capacity. Then, compare it with the chart below.
|Treatment||Recommended Oil Capacity|
|TriboTEX Engine - Mini Formula||1-4 qts.|
|TriboTEX Engine - Original Formula||4-8 qts.|
|TriboTEX Engine - Diesel Formula||8-16 qts.|
|TriboTEX Engine - Big Rig Formula||16-48 qts.|
One treatment is sufficient in most cases. Extra-large or high mileage vehicles may benefit from a second application after the initial application phase (500 mi/800 km).
If sealed, kept cool, and away from light, it should last a lifetime. If it gets hot, there might be changes in color that does not affect performance. Just shake well for easy dispensing.