Casting of the Year
A completely clean-sheet design with no predecessor, the 59.5-lb. casting measures in at 58.5 x 22.5 x. 33.3 inches. It was made with TEI’s own proprietary sand cast alloy developed for high ductility (bendability), an essential property for the automotive industry. Produced with low-pressure precision sand casting, the rear rail combines the rail, shock tower, and wheel well into a single casting, thereby replacing many stamped components in a traditional design.