Way Cool New Stuff
Compiled by Eric Kaminsky - March 02, 2012 10:16 AM
EFI Tuning DVDs
Get practical advice and tips on how to tune your GM or Ford EFI system with these DVDs from Summit Racing. EFI tuning expert Greg Banish guides viewers through the various components, software and proper calibration techniques. In the GM beginner’s guide, Banish shows the step-by-step process necessary to tune a GM vehicle, and reviews fuel injection tables, mass airflow sensors, and offers tips on software programs. The GM advanced guide picks up where the beginner’s guide ends, and shows how to dial in large flow-rate injectors using OEM controls systems, and also covers electronic throttle control systems. The Ford DVD is an advanced guide that shows how to calibrate a supercharged 4.6L three-valve Mustang GT, plus handles topics such as electronic returnless fuel pump controls and variable camshaft systems.
Get the hot rod look on your classic truck with the Rocket Booster 6 from Rocket Racing Wheels. Featuring a five-spoke design, it is available in a 20-inch size with six-lug pattern. Load rated at 2,650 pounds per wheel, it is precision machined from A356 aluminum, and meets or exceeds DOT and SAE standards. It is available in chrome or the company’s Hyper Shot paint finish (shown). Each wheel will include a vintage style domed aluminum center cap. For Ford truck enthusiasts, the company will also produce an optional version with the
5 x 5½ bolt pattern.
Rocket Racing Wheels
Camaro strut tower brace
Strengthen the frame of your Gen 5 Camaro with this strut tower brace from LG Motorsports. The three-point brace not only connects the two shock towers together, but also connects to the firewall for additional rigidity. Made from a rectangular tube, it is lightweight, yet strong. The bars are finished with a durable matte black coating, and the brace allows for the use of the OEM engine cover. The assembly comes complete with brace, strut tower mounts, firewall brace and necessary hardware.
Trunk lid cover panel
Clean up the appearance of the underside of the trunk lid in your 1967-’69 Camaro or Firebird with this ABS panel from Classic Industries. Originally designed as a custom piece for a customer, the company is now producing them as a stock item. Made from top-grade, impact-resistant ABS, they can be left as is, or upholstered in vinyl, leather or some other material. It attaches using pre-mounted industrial-strength Velcro® fasteners, so no drilling is required. It clears trunk hinges and has a cutout for the trunk latch mechanism.
Improve handling and help eliminate body roll in the 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with the installation of a Stage 1 TVS system from Hotchkis Sports Suspension. The system includes sway bars (1½ inches front and ¾ inch rear) and sport coil springs (which lower the car one inch), and comes complete with hardware and greaseable bushings. Heavy-duty billet sway bars mounts are optional. Testing showed this system did not require Nivomat replacement, and it works with the car’s Bilstein active dampening shocks.
Hotchkis Sports Suspension
Impala hood hinges
Dress up your engine bay of your 1962 Chevrolet Impala with a set of billet aluminum hood hinges from Eddie Motorsports. These bolt-on units, made in the U.S. from 6061-T6 aluminum, are sold in pairs, and replace the factory coil springs. They utilize nitrogen-filled gas struts to provide lift, and assemblies are available for steel, fiberglass or carbon fiber hoods. They come in machined or brightly polished finishes, as well as a variety of Fusioncoated colors.
Cold air dam
Airaid adds to its product line with a computer-designed cold air dam for the Dodge Charger, Challenger or Chrysler 300. It features a 1,400 cfm filter, available in either oiled or non-oiled varieties, which is connected to a cross-linked, high-density polyethylene intake adapter. Testing on the dyno shows gains of up to 12 horsepower and 20 lbs-ft of torque, depending in which engine it is utilized on (it fits both the 5.7L or 6.4L Hemi). The assembly is a direct bolt-on unit, and is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Custom made pitman arms
Instead of welding damaged pitman arms when restoring a vehicle’s steering system, replace them with a custom-made unit from Rare Parts. Through the use of the latest water jet cutting machine, the company can manufacture an arm of any length, spline, taper, drop, bend or thickness specified by the customer. Powdercoating the finished piece is an option. An online “Build It Now” form for submitting specifications can get the project started.
Mustang roll bar
Decrease body roll, improve traction, and reduce oversteer on your 2005-2012 S197 Mustang with the Xtreme anti-roll bar from BMR Suspension. The heavy-duty 1 3/8-inch hollow tube design rear sway bar comes complete with a bolt-in mounting brace, high durometer polyurethane bushings, and double-adjustable spherical bearing end links. It features two adjustment locations, and is available in either a black or red hammertone finish.
Get the look and sound of a custom audio system in your new Camaro convertible without a custom price, all while hiding its appearance, with the StealthMod from JL Audio. The system includes a Stealthbox subwoofer system (shown), component speaker upgrades, an amplifier with remote control, wiring for power, speakers and remote, plus necessary brackets, adapters and hardware. Detailed installation and set-up instructions are also included. Use the Dealer Locator tab on the website to find an authorized retailer near you.
Keep things clean in the shop or garage by using these scrubbing wipes from GOJO Industries, inventors of Purell hand sanitizer. Made from a durable, dual-textured material, the extra-large size towels are pre-moistened with a cleaning solution. The scrubbing side helps remove grease, oil or other tough soils, while the smooth side absorbs dirt. Skin conditioners help prevent dry skin and irritation. They are available in a 170-count bucket, 72-count canister and 25-count canister.