How It All Starts
Styled from the rides you see in the pages of Sport Truck comes the Lifterz series by Maisto, a line of customizable die-cast trucks. Look for realistic lifted suspensions, power parts, off-road wheels and tires, and race seats, all from real aftermarket manufacturers such as MagnaCharger and Toyo. The first series features six of the most popular trucks on the street, complete with custom parts to transform them into show-style off-road beasts. Lifterz feature highly detailed, prepainted, and decorated metal body and plastic parts. The opening front doors let you see the detailed interior, where you can swap in racing seats between the realistically molded door panels. Featuring easy assembly and no painting or gluing required (screwdriver provided), these trucks are recommended for kids age 8 and older. The trucks are sold on the Web at the company's site and major retailers across this great country.For more information, contact: Maisto(909) 357-7988,

Titan Ponies
Airaid Premium Filter Company has unlocked some of Nissan's secret horsepower and torque with the development of an all-new Quick Fit Intake System for the 5.6L V-8. Airaid's Quick Fit System uses a portion of the factory airbox to take advantage of the cool outside air the stock airbox provides. The company claims an additional 18 rear-wheel horsepower and 28 lb-ft of torque were gained with the intake. The system installs in minutes using common handtools, and as is the case with all Airaid products, the system comes with the company's "no hassle" warranty.For more information, contact: Airaid premium Filter Company(800) 498-6951,

Dress It Right
If you want to cap your motor with personalized covers, check out Flaming Engraving. It offers a complete line of engine accessories that are engraved on the premises with CNC machines. The company can ship you something from its already-designed patterns such as Checkered Flags or Flames, or you can send the folks there an idea and they will whittle it out. The accessories are finished in polished aluminum or newly added powdercoating for easy cleaning.For more information, contact: Flaming Engraving (866) 663-5263,

Long Neck Without the Bottle
Proform now offers aluminum mechanical water pumps for many '69-'87 Chevy small-block V-8 and 90-degree V-6 applications. These pumps offer as much as 40 percent more cooling flow, thanks to the CNC-machined cast-iron impellers. A 5/8-inch pump shaft, which rides on heavy-duty ball bearings, supports the impellers that feature six curved vanes to eliminate cavitation. This maximizes flow and pressure at low engine rpm, where you need it most.For more information, contact: Proform (586) 774-2500,

Wake Up Your Diesel Truck
New from MBRP is a complete 4-inch turbo back dual exhaust system that's available for the Power Stroke, Cummins, and Duramax. The systems are built using smooth high-flowing mandrel-bent tubing and are jig-assembled for accuracy. They are shipped complete with all the components necessary to install and are available in two grades: stainless steel and alumininized tubing. For more information, contact: MBRP(888) 636-7223,