Is It Magic?
Silver Star Customs' Hidden License Plate Kit will let your flush-mount you license plate inside your tailgate, or anywhere else you can fit it. At the push of a button, you can make it appear or disappear via an AutoLc actuator.
For more information, contact: Silver Star Customs
662) 342-6763, www.silverstarcustoms.com
Get Your Weld On
The new Craftsman Wire Feed MIG/Gasless Welder allows precise control of both voltage and wire-feed rate, as well as a choice of MIG (metal inert gas) or gasless (flux-core) welding. It operates on a 120-volt current and is mounted on a heavy-duty cart for portability. A choice of four solid-state voltage settings lets the operator select the best heat level for different types and thicknesses of metal. The unit welds steel ranging from 24-gauge to 3/16 inch in a single pass. A built-in thermal overload protects the welder from overheating.
For more information, contact: Craftsman
(800) 549-4505, www.sears.com/craftsman
California Supertrucks Inc. has developed an 8-inch suspension lift kit for the '04 Ford F-150 truck. This system adds 8 inches of true suspension lift, while keeping factory steering angles within manufacturer specifications; this will avoid abnormal stress and wear on factory components. The kit uses a one-piece front subframe design with uniball upper control arms and hand-fabricated spindles.
For more information, contact: CST Suspension
(909) 328-9902, www.cstsuspension.com
Spark It Up
Pertronix's new Remote-Mount Coil is engineered to be compatible with late-model GM computer-controlled HEI distributors in '87-'95 trucks. A direct bolt-in, plug-in replacement, this coil provides 100 percent more energy and peak current and 40 percent more voltage to the spark plugs than OEM coils. A special high-temperature epoxy design resists shock and vibration while increasing thermal conductivity. This coil is also compatible with aftermarket capacitive discharge ignition systems. Flame-Thrower coils are legal in all 50 states and Canada.
For more information, contact: Pertronix
(909) 599-5955, www.pertronix.com
Motive Gear now offers a lightweight alternative to standard Ford 8.8-inch ring-and-pinion gearsets. The new AX-series sets are designed to increase horsepower and efficiency by removing rotating weight. They are lightened during the manufacturing process, resulting in a light gearset that is still strong. Computer-controlled heat treatment, index-tooth spacing, and CNC-machining all go into this new performance gearset.
For more information, contact: Motive Gear
(800) 934-2727 ext 3766, www.motivegear.com
V-Tech now offers its five-piece engine dress-ups for the Dodge 5.7L Hemi. The kit contains covers for the battery, coolant tank, fuse box, airbox, and throttle body. Available in paintable ABS, simulated carbon fiber, or brushed-aluminum finishes, these kits are an easy way to dress up the engine compartment.
For more information, contact: V-Tech
(800) 891-3592, www.v-techcovers.com
Carry your butt and your beer at the same time thanks to the Cooler Croozer from Assn9 Concepts. This 6hp go-kart features a stainless-steel Coleman ice chest as the seat. It comes in four different colors and can be ordered with upgrades, such as pull start, headlights, cargo rack, and cup holders.
For more information, contact: AssN9 Concepts
(303) 755-8700, www.assn9concepts.com
Bilstein announces the newest in its 5100 series of off-road shock absorbers, the 5150 Fixed Cross Flow Reservoir shock. The new shock features mounts that allow the shock body to be rotated so that the reservoir can be located in the proper mounting position for any application. The 5150 contains Bilstein's digressive split valving, 46mm working piston, and hard-chromed piston rod. They're available in 6-1/2 to 14 inches of travel with collapsed lengths from 12 to 20 inches and extended lengths from 19-1/2 to 35 inches to fit your custom applications.
For more information, contact: Bilstein
(800) 537-1085, www.bilstein.com
Fire in the Hole
Do you want to shoot fire from your pipes? Then check this out from AutoLc. The company's Dual Exhaust Flamethrower Kit includes a control box, activation button, wire loom, and wire diagram. You provide the coils and spark plugs needed for installation. On command, the kit can shoot flames as long as 20 inches out of your exhaust. Easy installation and detailed instruction ensure compatibility with most exhaust systems.
For more information, contact: AutoLc
(800) 873-4038, www.autoloc.com
Plug in as much as 130 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque to your diesel truck with a Granatelli Big G performance module from Stylin' Concepts. This direct plug-in module monitors rpm, timing, turbo boost pressure, transmission function, and fuel parameters, and then it makes the appropriate adjustments to maximize performance. Big G installs with no cutting, splicing, or soldering, and includes a dash-mount switch that lets you select from one of three performance settings to meet you changing power needs.
For more information, contact: Stylin' Concepts
(800) 434-4381, www.stylinconcepts.com
New from Billet Specialties is the Universal Flame Pedal Kit for fullsize trucks and '73-'04 SUVs. Machined in the USA from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum, the pedals are polished to a mirror finish with raised satin flames. They're designed to fit most Dodge, Ford, and GM 1/2- and 3/4-ton trucks and SUVs.
For more information, contact: Billet Specialties
(800) 245-5382, www.billetspecialties.com