There are a number of important elements in the production of specialty fasteners, not the least of which are materials, design and
manufacturing. Extensive backgrounds in mechanical engineering, metallurgy and stress analysis complement the extraordinary steps taken
by ARP to produce the very finest products of their kind on the market today. ARP's product line contains thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to
include virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These
range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic
specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing
and marine applications. Their head stud kit for diesel truck
applications provides the solution to a problem that many have
experienced. OE head bolt stretching has been a problem to many diesel
truck owners, both those who are into diesel performance and those whose
truck is still stock.
In the ensuing years, ARP has grown from what was literally a backyard garage workshop into a highly diversified manufacturer with seven operational entities in Southern California with a combined area in excess of 200,000 square feet. These include forging, heat-treating, machining, quality control finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities in Santa Paula and Ventura, California.