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).
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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.
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2 cars 1 truck , farm tractor, and lawn tractor. Impressive results on my old commuter car so far which i drive the most , a 2016 Hyundia Elantra , Korean bult. 170 k quiet as if new now , the upper valve train was getting noisy typical for the milage. Used it in the trans too . its a real 6spd not CVT. With the cost of new car this is cheap insurance. Waiting for the 1st oil change to see if effects cyinder wear has changed. Oil delution issue = 1/2 qt per 5k ( normal for the milage) Ive always used synthetic oil on all this equipment. As a powerplant operator Ive seen good results with improved lubricity , it's the life blood of the machine. So far so good.
I have a 2015 VW Passat TDi (144,000 miles)i, a 2017 VW Touareg V-6 TDi (65,000 miles) and a 2018 VW Atlas V-6 GDi (36,000 miles). After following directions and driving about 500 miles each time with TriboTex. I changed the oil and filter. It took about 1,000 miles initially to realize any difference as all engines ran smoothly due to excellent maintenance, what I noticed was increased mileage. The Passat jumped 5 mpg to 51 mpg, the Touareg about 3 mpg to 39 mpg and the Atlas (the only gas engine in the group) jumped about 6 mpg to 26 mpg.
I was so impressed I used the transmission treatment on the Passat and immediately felt increased smoothness during gear shift. I will change the Touareg at 80k and the Atlas at 40k.
The increased efficiency is well worth the investment.
I have a 2011 Acura MDX with 260k miles and my transmission used to clunk very loudly when putting the car in reverse but I swear to God the thing feels like new after I put in this treatment.
I was told about Tribotex by a friend who recommended Tribotex to put in my car. It was initially a test to see what it will do. I have applied it to my engine and have driven the 500 miles needed to help it work. It has been amazing for my car. The mpg has increased and there is more oomph in the engine. I used the original formula since I have a Pontiac Grand Prix. Great product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in Tribotex.
i'm an uber driver. In september 2021 my engine light on my 2007 3.8l six cylinder dodge grand caravan came on. I went to auto zone and they said it was my transmission. The gears wern't shifting smoothly especially when going from second to third gear. I went to a transmission repair and they charged me $40 and said the same thing the gears weren't shifting smoothly and i needed a new transmission. The engine light remained on. I went to a third garage and they hooked my trans to their testing equipment and also said i needed a new transmission and warned me to never go on the open highway. I bought tribotex transmission formula. At first no change. The engine light remained on. Then one morning i started my engine and the engine light had disappeared. I noticed a difference in the smoothness of the gear shifting little by little. Then it was like nothing had happened. Now i can drive on the expressway 80mph and pass cars like i had a new car. It's now march 2022 six months later. Thanks tribotex
I bought this for my wife's car back in August/September of 2021. My wife's transmission was slipping. Wouldn't shift into gear as it should. My wife has had this car for a VERY long time and she wasn't about to give up on it. We did research, bought a tube and it was very noticeable after the second month. The transmission was shifting properly and my wife was happy! We just ordered a second tube and one for the engine too! Thank you TriboTEX!
MY AUDI A8 V8 with 102,000 miles has a very quite engine but after 500+ miles I notice about a 10+% added difference in engine smoothness and performance !! Now I spent the money and put two tubes in my Audi so like they recommend one tube per 4 cylinders! $100+ and I have to say while very expensive it does work.!!! I raced cars and service manager for over 40+ years and only 3 have impressed me and this is my top choice of my top three!! GET IT ASAP!!
I have a 2011 Audi A8 4.2L Quattro sport line. It has 102,000 miles and is garage kept and people think it’s a 2019 or newer !! I use Amsoil products every 6 months. But being in the auto industry racing and service manager I have developed an ear for diagnoses. My engine was perfect before using 2 tubes. But amazingly 500 miles later the engine is smoother and throttle response smoother and all around quieter and engine does feel brand new or newer then it was. I have used and tried them all on the road and track and only 3 I recommend and this Tribotex is the first one in my top three.!! Buy it asap it is worth it…!!!
I am all about efficiency gains and I also know there are a lot of snake oil salesman out there; however, this stuff is the real deal. I have a 2017 Audi A4 2.0 with the turbo and since I bought it with 7k miles it had a slight turbo lag. The lag got worse until the turbo went out at 60k. After the turbo was replaced, I still felt like the car was a little laggy even after using Liquimoly Ceratec. I put Tribotex in the oil at my 70k oil change and the car now runs better than it ever has. Turbo lag is gone. Acceleration is smoother and feels like it has more power. I highly recommend this product.
I will be straight up I consider myself a free skeptical person when it comes to auto care treatments and well I have to say I was very skeptical about this products however I did my homework on it and listened to folks at Tribotex and I even took a look at the naysayersl and from what I could see the critics don't have anything to back up their skepticism only harsh criticism. This engine treatment formula is unsurpassed by far and I've used many over the years on different vehicles this nanotechnology is unbelievable because not only did I get a quieter engine, I got better performance I have improved gas mileage.
I live in the UK and drive a Mazda MX5 ND Miata which is now approaching 43,000 miles. I first ordered Tribotex a few months ago while at about 38,000 having know about this product for a couple of years. I was really looking forward to receiving it in time for last car service and oil change but it didn't arrive in time and actually went missing in transit. I contacted Tribotex and sent me a replacement hassle free which I received shortly after 41,000 miles. this was amazing customer service so top marks there
I followed the instructions which was easy. NOTE - when you do this for yourself make sure you get video with sound of the engine running before applying, after applying and also at about 1,000 miles after application. I totally failed to do that myself so I'm writing this review instead.
THIS IS A BRILLIANT PRODUCT!!
I have owned my car since about 5,000 miles. By 38,000 I was noticing drammatically more engine noise than when I first bought the car, and performance-wise she was beginning to lose her edge, feeling slower to accelerate etc. In an MX5 you really feel everything. After I put the Tribotex in the car was immediately quieter. Even before 500 miles I noticed the engine feeling tighter and regaining power. Now 2,000+ miles later she feels almost as good when I first bought her and certainly just as much fun. I am totally reordering for every 40,000 miles and I'm so grateful I can prolong the fun-ness of the driving experience of my car.
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I drive this car for 11 years now and did every oil change punctual.
Even more after each oil change I put an oil additive to reduce wear, it was a so-called “revitalizing" ceramic based treatment.
The hybrid car was running very well till I realized that it was consuming more gasoline and oil and that the engine became noisier.
After consulting the web I got conscience (oh no... my garage didn’t tell me) that all those years I forgot to clean the interior of my engine, so that the additive could work again maybe better than before.
So I flushed the engine and put that additive (not TriboTEX) again in the oil and was almost desperate after I observed that engine noise and fuel mileage were slightly better but that my car continued burning much oil!
Days and nights I was searching on the web if I could find another oil additive that could “reverse" wear, not only “reduce" it! And I found it: Dr. Pasha Rudenko and his TriboTEX https://www.tribotex.com/blog/engine-burning-oil-how-to-reduce-oil-consumption/.
I was fascinated by his story and invention backed by Nasa and the US Air Force.
So in August 2021 I ordered a T-syringe, and in the meantime made another and more incisive oil flushing.
Finally in September 2021 Doktor TriboTEX came at home and I put the syringe in my engine. There was no immediate change in the sound or behavior of the car.
I thought maybe the diamond like coating (DLC) would not work on an engine that was treated before with another ceramic oil additive.
But miles after miles, little by little something was changing in my car’s behavior there were nearly no ticking sounds, there was a better mileage and above all a better torque!
For me the better torque was an indication that there was a better sealing either on the piston rings and on the cylinder walls itself!
More after my Denmark salmon trip (total 1200 miles) in Oktober 2021 I was looking to my oil. It was very clean and there was no more excessive oil consumption!
This nanotechnology from TRIBOTEX definitely works! It’s amazing how it changed my car’s behavior from an old one in one that is driving nearly like new!
TriboTEX is more than a wear reducing oil additive. Much additive providers claim those wear reducing abilities but TriboTEX is the only one which “reverse” wear!
This is what NASA, the US Air Force and so much consumers have experienced!
I can fully recommend this wonderful nano invention, it REJUVENATED my car engine so well that I don’t need to buy a new car!
My advice to those who were dissatisfied with TriboTEX maybe they didn’t flushed the engine or didn’t flushed it enough because TriboTEX can only work on a clean surface!
Just like you have to clean your car before you put a ceramic shield on the paint it’s very logic!
Now I will order a syringe for my CVT gearbox to experience the same gratitude as to my reborn engine 😁👍.
Thank you very much Pasha &C° 🙏!
I have been in the auto/truck repair industry for over 35 years, with 17 of those years working on a major telecommunications company's fleet vehicles. Did a little research on TriboTex and decided to give it a try. The best average MPG I was able to get with my truck was 17.2. I followed the directions that TriboTex has with their product and decided to drive the truck for 250 miles without stopping (highway driving) after adding TriboTex to the engine, transmission and the differential. After 250 miles of highway driving I checked my average MPG and it increased to 18.9. On this type of truck that is a significant increase in MPG! TriboTex says that you will see the best results after 500 miles of driving. Even if I get a little more increase after I drive another 250 miles, that will be great!
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
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.