Performance Distributors

Performance Distributors is leading the way in performance and racing ignition system innovation. Continuing to engineer products which allow you to “feel the power” is the goal of Steve Davis, President of Performance Distributors. A top notch R & D program, along with stringent product quality is the key to achieving this goal year after year. Kelly Davis, the founder of Performance Distributors (Steve’s father), designed the industry’s first H.E.I. Performance Distributor. Kelly, who had a background in drag racing and hot rodding, mastered the science (and art) of setting advance curves. This unique science was passed on to Steve, and the company is now the most respected in the world for their advance curve technology. The D.U.I.-Davis Unified Ignition is the flagship product, and is ran on vehicles worldwide. Because we design our ignition systems as if we were running them in our own vehicles, quality, performance and reliability are the end result. Pat Davis, Vice President of Performance Distributors (Steve’s Mom), oversees personnel, assists with strategic decisions, names new products, works trade shows, etc. In the early days of the company, she oversaw shipping and invoicing. Pat and Steve insist on quality products, hard work and treating customers fairly. Every distributor is hand-built, calibrated on a distributor machine, and test fired before being shipped. This process leads to customer satisfaction while making us proud to place our family name on our products! Providing you with more power, torque, and efficiency is what we do – NOT just to ignite a spark. Thorough testing not only leads to a quality and durable product, but it also results in a product you can enjoy running in your car, truck, hot rod, boat or race car. Some exciting new products are now available! That’s because new product development is a continuous process at Performance Distributors. Our new D.U.I. Distributors for the 331-354-392 HEMI engines have been a big hit. So have the super tough Hot Forged Distributors for late model Ford’s. We’re also building a D.U.I. Distributor for the older Straight-8 Buick. You Chevy enthusiasts will want to check out our new Adjustable Slip Collar D.U.I. Please call our sales/tech line to find out how to put our Performance Distributor’s products to work for you!

Performance Distributors is leading the way in performance and racing ignition system innovation. Continuing to engineer products which allow you to “feel the power” is the goal of Steve Davis, President of Performance Distributors. A top notch R & D program, along with stringent product quality is the key to achieving this goal year after year. Kelly Davis, the founder of Performance Distributors (Steve’s father), designed the industry’s first H.E.I. Performance Distributor. Kelly, who had a background in drag racing and hot rodding, mastered the science (and art) of setting advance curves. This unique science was passed on to Steve, and the company is now the most respected in the world for their advance curve technology. The D.U.I.-Davis Unified Ignition is the flagship product, and is ran on vehicles worldwide. Because we design our ignition systems as if we were running them in our own vehicles, quality, performance and reliability are the end result. Pat Davis, Vice President of Performance Distributors (Steve’s Mom), oversees personnel, assists with strategic decisions, names new products, works trade shows, etc. In the early days of the company, she oversaw shipping and invoicing. Pat and Steve insist on quality products, hard work and treating customers fairly. Every distributor is hand-built, calibrated on a distributor machine, and test fired before being shipped. This process leads to customer satisfaction while making us proud to place our family name on our products! Providing you with more power, torque, and efficiency is what we do – NOT just to ignite a spark. Thorough testing not only leads to a quality and durable product, but it also results in a product you can enjoy running in your car, truck, hot rod, boat or race car. Some exciting new products are now available! That’s because new product development is a continuous process at Performance Distributors. Our new D.U.I. Distributors for the 331-354-392 HEMI engines have been a big hit. So have the super tough Hot Forged Distributors for late model Ford’s. We’re also building a D.U.I. Distributor for the older Straight-8 Buick. You Chevy enthusiasts will want to check out our new Adjustable Slip Collar D.U.I. Please call our sales/tech line to find out how to put our Performance Distributor’s products to work for you!

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Client Reviews

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    On my 98 Cobra since 08. Nov 2016 deleted the IMRCs and had the car dyno tuned, magnaflow 2.5 inch California x-pipe, magnaflow mufflers, spec alum flywheel, underdrive pulleys, 3:55 gears, 1259/t56, factory intake, ford racing wires, the "8 years old Screamin Demon Coils" dyno 292 horses to the wheels. It was also time to SMOG (California) so I put brand new motorcraft coils and the old tremble returned put the SD coils back and no tremble. So impressed I after 8 years buying new ones!

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    It's awake! My tired 2003 F-150 (140k miles) just got a Screamin' Demon coil and a beautiful set of RED Live Wires. When I press the accelerator, it actually responds. It is now a fun truck to drive, not just another hunk of junk on the road. When my 1955 Chevy project reaches the engine phase, you will hear from me again. Thank you to all at Performance Distributors!

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    Live Wires! I purchased the under the header wires for a sbc, and was concerned about fitment .(I've always custom fit my own) The wires are all marked for the plug position and fit exact! I did have an issue with a wire cross firing under heat, but Brian addressed the issue immediately after contacting Performance Distributors and sent me a new wire. Great service!

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    I put a DUI distributor on my 1976 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 and it added 10 mph to the top end, gave it much needed pickup speed. It installed quickly, and got rid of my ignitor and point distributor. I've recommended it to many FJ40 owners. Well worth it!

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    I purchased the Chevy HEI #12720black and worked good but had a little too much mechanical advance. I emailed them and they sent me weights to lower the rate and they did provide me with great service. This distributor works very well.

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    Replaced failed prestolite/pertronix set up on my Crusader 454 inboard engine with a DUI. Engine started bone cold on second rotation with no pumping of throttle or choke and initial guess timing actually at 4 degree BTDC. Distributor is good quality. Only concerns are: 1. Foam used to block mechanical advance apparatus hole. Not sure this will last or meets marine dist SAE J1171 specs. 2. Dist curve info was not provided as promised. Only got total advance numbers. Overall - VERY happy with this set up.

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    I ordered DUI and LiveWires for Jeep 258 AMC 6 straight. The service was perfect including delivery to France. The DUI products are of the highest quality and design compared to other distributors. The installation is easy and the gain of power is immediately noticeable. Thanks to the full team at DUI. Keep up that quality. Best, Ronald

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    You couldn't find a better business to work with than Steve Davis and his crew at Performance Distributors. They offer excellent products that work, fair...