Way Cool Stuff
Compiled by Eric Kaminsky - June 20, 2013 10:00 AM
Get even more power out of your 2011-2012 SRT8 Challenger with the 6.4L (392ci) engine when you install this intercooled supercharger from ProCharger. The system includes the P-1SC-1 supercharger, which has self-contained oiling, a billet impeller and billet gear cases as standard features. In dyno testing, the company reported gains of 170 rear wheel horsepower with seven psi of boost (to 571 rwhp and 515 lbs-ft of torque). Tuning is accomplished with a hand-held Diablo programmer.
Upgrade the audio system in your 2010 or newer Camaro with the PowerStage system from Kicker. Installed quickly with little modification, the system includes a 10-inch subwoofer in a made-to-fit enclosure with mounting brackets and wiring, a 200-watt integrated bass amplifier, and an optional multi-channel DSP amp. The system must be purchased, installed and tuned at authorized Kicker dealers.
Holley expands its line of accessory drive kits for GM LS engines with Sanden air conditioning compressors, making it easy to swap an engine into a muscle car, truck or restomod. The A/C bracket accepts either SD508 or SD7 Sanden-type compressors, and the system uses commonly available GM alternators and power steering pumps. Universal brackets fit nearly all LS engines, regardless of water pump and harmonic balancer offsets. The natural finish can be polished, coated, painted or plated, and the kit includes all necessary hardware needed for installation.
Neatly bundle under dash or under hood wiring with the Classic Braid from Painless Performance Products. The soft, cloth-like material is flat black, and features a lateral spilt, making it easy to wrap around wires. A 25 percent edge overlap helps cover inline plugs, connectors and splices without additional tape or ties, and it can protect against heat up to 250 degrees. It comes in a variety of sizes (3/16-, 5/16-, 3/8-, ½-, ¾- and one inch; length is 20 feet for all except the one-inch, which is 10 feet), as well in a chassis, EFI or Gen II Camaro kit.
Porter Mufflers has released its first complete cat-back exhaust system, for Hemi-equipped 2009-2013 Dodge Challengers. Made in the U.S., the bolt-on system features 2½-inch mandrel bent 304 stainless steel tubing and the company’s unique “Steel-Pac” mufflers, also made from 304 stainless steel. It utilizes the factory original hangers and tailpipe tips, and weighs about 28 pounds less than stock. In dyno testing, the system provided an increase of 12 hp, with a deep, mellow rumble at idle and no drone while at cruising speed.
Trying to find a parts cleaning solution that is both environmentally friendly and actually gets things clean is becoming more difficult. But LAT Racing Oils may have the answer: their LAT Super Parts Washer. Completely biodegradable, the concentrate can be diluted with water, and rinses clean with either hot or cold water, leaving no film or residue on parts. It also contains rust inhibitors. Certified as a “clean air solvent” by the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District, based in Los Angeles), it is packaged in one-gallon containers. When used as directed, it will not harm metal, plastic or rubber.
Decrease front end weight, improve clearance around headers and turbos, and lower the engine in your 2011 and newer Mustang all at the same time with this K-member from BMR Suspension. Made from DOM steel tubing with 3/16-inch laser-cut mounting plates, it is stronger and lighter than the factory original, and features a ½-inch lower motor mount with high-density polyurethane bushings and machined spacers. It is designed specifically for Mustangs equipped with electric power steering, can be installed in a few hours, and is available with either a black hammertone or red powdercoat finish.
If you have a Stromberg carburetor, and are looking for a place to mount a fuel pressure gauge, you can now do so. The new fuel gauge banjos have all the benefits of the company’s regular stainless steel single and double-end banjo fittings, but with an 1/8-inch NPT port in the end of the bolt to accept your gauge. Banjos are sized for either 5/16-inch or 3/8-inch hose. If you already have Stromberg banjos, the company is offering a replacement bolt with new gaskets.
Get smoother, crisper shifts when you replace the “R” servo in your 1967-1990 Ford C6 transmission with this new assembly from Performance Automatic. Made in the U.S. from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, the Pro Shift Super Servo features a lip seal instead of an O-ring, resulting in a better release when the transmission is shifted into third gear. It also uses less transmission fluid, helping to extend band and clutch life.
Clean and protect your leather interior with these two new products from Mothers: LeatherTech Foaming Wash and LeatherTech Moisture Infuson Gel Cream. The foaming wash utilizes a glycerin-enriched lather with an air-infused formula to safely dissolve and lift away dirt and stains. Once leather is clean, apply the gel cream to replenish moisture lost due to heat and exposure to sunlight, thus preventing cracking and fading, without leaving a greasy residue. The foaming wash comes in an eight-ounce spray, while the gel cream comes in a seven-ounce container.
Improve the performance of your Ford FE V-8 engine with new hydraulic or flat tappet camshafts and hydraulic or solid roller lifters from Lunati. The FE series V-8, found in 1963-1976 passenger cars and trucks, ranged from 352 to 428 cubic inches, and Lunati has components for all sizes. Several different stock lobe profiles are available for camshafts (and the company can also do custom grinds), as well as matching valvetrain components such as springs, retainers, locks, pushrods and timing sets. All will help take advantage of the latest aftermarket offerings of aluminum cylinder heads, intake manifolds, headers and ignition systems.
Blair Equipment, well known for their hole cutting and auto body tools, adds to its product line with three new step drills. Made from premium cobalt M42 steel which is then titanium nitride coated for durability, they feature a split point to get holes started easily and an angled double flute for quick cutting. They come in three sizes: 1/8- to ½-inch for materials up to 1/8-inch thick; 3/16- to 7/8-inch for materials up to 1/8-inch thick; and 3/16- to ½-inch for materials up to 3/8-inch thick. Each is sold separately.
Fuel gauge banjo
Challenger cat-back exhaust
Camaro audio upgrade
Ford FE upgrades
Accessory drive kit