Deep and Throaty
Direct Natural Airflow (DNA) Mufflers are not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill exhaust mufflers. These mufflers are made from 100 percent stainless steel and carry a five-year warranty. They use a new sound diffusion technology to manage the exhaust sound. This new design incorporates stainless steel sound diffusers to bounce the sound energy back on itself for sound cancellation, while maintaining a very high flow rate. Because of these sound diffusers, DNA Mufflers do not use perforated tube or packing, two of the most common causes of premature failure in mufflers. DNA Mufflers are designed for use as an underbody muffler, ideal for the street, truck, and race markets. DNA Mufflers have inlet/outlet sizes from 2-1/4- to 5-inch.
For more information, contact: Dna Mufflers (905) 683-3785, www.dnamufflers.com
Destroy Your Hearing
Available in 10-, 12- and 15-inch models, the JBL MkII subwoofers handle 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000 watts, peak. The GTi MkII subs are optimized for use in small sealed or vented enclosures-the W15GTi performs flawlessly in a 1-1/2-cubic-foot sealed box, while the W12GTi requires 1 cubic foot and the W10GTi, a mere 0.75 cubic foot. These subs feature all kinds of technical stuff that we will not go over here, but check out the company's website for the full breakdown.
For more information, contact: JBL (516) 496-3400, www.jbl.com
Spark It Up
E3 Spark Plugs deliver an extremely powerful spark, due to the plug's unique DiamondFire Technology. The E3 spark plugs feature a diamond-shaped electrode with an Edge-to-Edge- design. This design delivers forced edge-to-edge spark discharges, which allows a fast flame front to grow unimpeded toward the piston to create a more complete burn of the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder. Backed by a five-year 100,000-mile warranty, they are now available for most pickups.
For more information, contact: E3 Spark Plugs www.e3sparkplugs.com
Check out this new high-performance drop-in hydraulic roller lifter for the Ford small-block (289-302-351W cid) and big-block (429-460 cid) engines from Comp Cams. It is specifically designed to perform at higher engine speeds and resists lifter "pump up," increasing the engine's upper rpm limit. This is a true drop-in replacement that does not require any type of lifter bore or other engine modification prior to use.
For more information, contact: Comp Cams (800) 999-0853, www.compcams.com
The In and Out Blues
Bowler Performance Transmissions announces its 700-R4 and 200-4R electronic torque converter lock-up module. It is a very compact design and uses premium military spec electrical components in a rugged weather-resistant case. Featuring a one wire hookup, once installed the unit will eliminate the in-and-out surging the converter will go through. Also, there will be no more loss of power due to lock-up being stacked on top of Fourth gear. The kit comes with the lock-up module, solenoid, pressure switch, pan gasket, filter, and full color installation instructions.
For more information, contact: Bowler Performance Transmissions (618) 943-4856, www.bowlertransmissions.com
Powerhouse Products built this tool that can handle even the most frustrating spark plug challenges. The uniquely designed Powerhouse spark plug sockets feature a side opening that doesn't require the usual spark plug length clearance. The Tight-Fit Spark Plug Sockets can be turned and slipped over the spark plug so that it can be removed in the standard manner with a box or open-end wrench. Spark Plug Sockets are available in 5/8-inch and 13/16-inch spark plug sizes.
For more information, contact:Powerhouse Products (800) 872-7223, www.powerhouseproducts.com
Injector in the Gas
To address some shortcomings in aftermarket injectors, Edge Products developed its new gas-engine Jammer Injector for Chevy, Ford, and Dodge applications. Edge created a very linear injector for performance engines with standard Bosch/GM square connectors. Rated from 60 lb/hr at 43.5 psi to 83 lb/hr at 87 psi, the Jammer Injector supplies the correct amount of fuel throughout the powerband and not just at full throttle. Precise pulse-width control (fewer than 2 milliseconds) provides exceptional idle and off-idle performance while minimizing emissions. A 30-degree cone spray pattern improves atomization over other pencil-stream or 10-15 degree sprays of other injectors on the market.
For more information, contact: Edge Products Inc. (888) 360-4434, www.edgeproducts.com
Vintage Air has reproduced the most popular underdash air conditioner ever made. The Vintage Air Mark IV features an all steel case built from the original tooling. The timeless look of chrome and real steel combined with Vintage Air's performance makes the new Mark IV a great choice for your retro ride.
For more information, contact: Vintage Air (800) 862-6658, www.vintageair.com
Grunt Without the Nasty Exhaust
The SmartBox E, by Van Aaken, offers the flexibility of several available power levels, including 50, 70, 90, 110, 150, 180, and 220 hp. Designed for '01-'05 LLY and LB7 6.6L Duramax engines, it delivers great power with minimal smoke and exhaust gas temperature (EGT). The SmartBox E provides safe horsepower and torque gains by strategically adjusting multiple fueling functions. Programmed to constantly monitor the gearbox and engine speed, and immediately reduce power to prevent gearbox slip, the SmartBox E is the safe and reliable way to add power and torque.
For more information, contact: Van Aaken Developments Usa (208) 904-0920, www.vanaaken.com
Gagliano's IMAGE 10 automotive finishing system is composed of four separate products, all designed to make your truck look like it just rolled off the assembly line or out of the paint booth. The kit includes a pH balanced and non-abrasive Surface Wash, a Surface Cleanser to remove environmental contaminants, a Finish Cream to produce a beautiful and deep shine, and an Instant Image spray for quick touch-ups or to remove any excess Finish Cream while enhancing the brilliant shine.
For more information, contact: Gagliano's Image 10 (888) 424-5426, www.image10finish.com
Dial In Your Bumpstick
Edelbrock's new Hex-A-Just roller timing chain sets allow you to dial in your camshaft with ease, with no machining required for installation. Made from induction hardened billet steel, the Hex-A-Just roller timing chain sets by Cloyes bolt onto an engine like any other timing chain set, so there's no need for special offset bushings or machining for installation. This set allows for a quick cam timing adjustment to plus or minus 6 degrees without removal from the engine. Just loosen the cam bolts and dial in the cam timing with the turn of a hex wrench. Edelbrock's Hex-A-Just roller timing chain sets are available for almost every Chevy V-8 made.
For more information, contact: Edelbrock Corp. (800) 386-8326, www.edelbrock.com
The Perfect Wipe
Bosch's new ICON wiper blade features a unique bracketless design with dual rubber technology, an exclusive weather shield connector system, and integrated aerodynamic wind spoiler. This combination of design features allows the blade to hug the windshield and wipe smoothly, evenly, and quietly for a perfect wipe every time. Plus ICON's exclusive FX dual-rubber compound provides a 20 percent longer performance life over the best-selling ultra premium Bosch Micro Edge Excel blade.
For more information, contact: Bosch Group (888) 715-3616, www.boschusa.com