SEMA 2014: Jiffy-tite Releases New Series of Compact Fittings

A new line of compact AN-sized quick-disconnect fittings from Jiffy-tite Motorsports can help racers in tight situations as well as lower cost and reduce weight.

The Pro-Compact series doesn’t provide the check valve that’s well popular with racers and other performance enthusiasts, but it’s very compact to fit into constricted spaces.

The Pro-Compact fittings compared to Jiffy-tites familiar quick-disconnect style that features a valve to prevent leaks or fluid loss.

“They’re the same size if not smaller than traditional AN fittings,” says Duane LaFleur of Jiffy-tite. “They fit into tighter spaces and weigh less.”

The compact fittings are American-made products and feature the same 6061-T6 aluminum construction as other well-known Jiffy-tite fittings. They’re available for virtually any fuel, water, oil or transmission applications. The fittings also come in black or gold anodized finishes.

Another comparison of the Pro-Compact series next to the valved model.

“If you don’t require the valved technology to avoid leaks, these fittings still easily connect and disconnect,” says LaFleur. “You truly don’t need tools to use these fittings.”

The compact series is available in black or gold anodized finishes and in straight, 45-degree and 90-degree angles.

The quick-disconnect fittings have numerous advantages over threaded AN fittings, including less chance of stripping or cross-threading, and there’s no danger of over tightening or forgetting to tighten.

The compact fittings are available in straight and 45- and 90-degree angles in all the popular sizes.

“The Pro-Compact series cannot be used with Jiffy-tite’s 2000, 3000 and 5000 series of sockets or plugs,” cautions LaFleur.

For those unfamiliar with the Jiffy-tite operation, the fittings easily connect by pulling back on the socket collar, inserting the plug and releasing the collar. To disconnect, simply pull back on the collar.

Example of the Pro-Compact 90-degree fitting (right) installed on a fuel filter along with a traditional Jiffy-tite fitting on the left.

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Mike Magda

Mike Magda is a veteran automotive writer with credits in publications such as Racecar Engineering, Hot Rod, Engine Technology International, Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive Testing Technology and Professional Motorsport World.
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