The new Ultimax black anodized rotors offer much quieter braking and feature a new special paint process to prevent corrosion. Slap these on your truck to improve braking performance. The wider slot actually draws cool air across the pad surface, keeping pads and rotors cooler. The slots also break down surface gases when braking from speed but do not weaken the rotor cross section, which can happen with through-drilling, thereby lessening the chance of rotors cracking over time and heavy use. Use these rotors in conjunction with EBC high-friction brake pads to really put the stops to your truck.
"R" Is For Race
Smart Shift from RetroTek Speed is the blend of technology and retro style. A push-button control panel allows you to shift virtually any domestic automatic transmission with digital precision. The Smart Shift system consists of three major components: the backlit billet keypad, a main controller, and the compact actuator. The custom actuator was designed by RetroTek to work with more than 20 domestic transmissions. The compact Smart Shift system is also compatible with the heavy-duty gearboxes and transfer cases found in off-road racing and rockcrawling, and Smart Shifts have been installed in several prerunner and trophy endurance race trucks.
What's In Your Closet?
AEM has announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with turn3 Creative for its apparel line. The company has four T-shirt designs ready for you to wear, including Grid, Chainlink, Pistons, and Brute Flight. AEM Officially Licensed Apparel is designed and distributed through turn3, and is available through turn3's website at www.turn3creative.com and through AEM's website.
Advance Engine Management
Serious Muscle For Your Stereo
MTX Audio is now shipping the new TA92001 monoblock amplifier to MTX Elite Dealers nationwide. The new amplifier joins the two-channel model, the TA91002, to round out the 9-series, MTX's most powerful amplifier line. The TA92001 is CEA-rated at 2,000 watts but has a maximum power of 6,000 watts. Additionally, this amplifier can be strapped with another TA92001 to provide double the power output. This feature is ideal for situations when you need to juice a giant subwoofer that is capable of handling and delivering enormous bass. The TA92001 is also the perfect choice when running two or more high-performance woofers. There is just too much to say here about this amp, so go to MTX's website to read more.
The Chuck Norris Of Tires
The Wrangler Silent Armor Pro-Grade is a perfect complement to the American work truck. Rugged toughness under constant heavy use is the focal point of this product. A new, chip- and chunk-resistant tread compound enhances tread wear in heavy loading and towing applications. Two high-tensile steel belts and a layer made with DuPont Kevlar-two layers of Kevlar in Load Range E sizes-help absorb road noise and provide a smooth and quiet ride. The tire also features an enhanced Rim Lock, offering a more stable bead area to reduce rim slip for minimal balancing throughout the life of the tire, and a Rugged Rim Guard, which helps protect expensive wheels from accidental curb damage. Wrangler SilentArmor Pro-Grade fits the most popular working trucks on the road, such as Ford F-250 and F-350, Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500, and Dodge 2500 and 3500 models.
Window Crank Be Gone
As part of its broad offerings of aftermarket components, SPAL has announced a line of Power Window Switch Kits designed for use in virtually every type of truck. If you have a truck with manual windows, this is the simplest way to roll them up with the push of a button. The kits work with all OEM and aftermarket switches, and it offers thermal overload protection. Also, there is an emergency handle to roll up or down the window in case of a loss of electrical power. The Power Window Switch Kits are warranteed against defects in material and workmanship for two years from date of sale to the original purchaser.
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Kilby Enterprises, makers of the popular on-board air system for Jeep, Dodge, and Chevrolet, announces its new Air Boss belt-driven air compressor system for '03-and-later Chevrolet and GMC pickups and SUVs. The KE-4500-K Air Boss kit features the venerable York belt-driven high-output compressor-3 to 4 cfm at idle, 7 to 8 cfm at 2,000 rpm-and everything needed to install this new on-board air source system. The Air Boss can fill a 5-gallon air tank in 60 seconds, with the engine at 2,000 rpm.
Build A Bigger Taco
Stylin' Concepts offers Skyjacker's cool setup for you Taco fans who want to upsize your ride. The company's S8000-Series Performance Struts feature a big bore and stroke to keep the truck under control when the terrain gets bumpy. To keep cost down, these struts are designed to be used in conjunction with your factory coils. If you have a '96-'06 Tacoma 4WD or Pre-Runner 2WD, or an '00-'04 Tundra pickup 4WD, and just need 3 more inches of ground clearance, trip over to Stylin's website and order it up. For the rear, you have a choice of Softride Add-A-Leafs or Softride Replacement Rear Leaf Springs.
Turn Key For Fun
Each handbuilt engine is completely disassembled, blueprinted, and enhanced for outputs from 575 to well beyond 600 hp by the same technicians that produce Championship-winning engines for all Katech race programs. The Sneak Attack LS7 5.7L with 8,000-rpm redline is suited for the sleeper ride. The Street Attack LS7 7.0L is more for the high-power, daily driven truck. The Track Attack LS7 7.0L is the company's ultimate normally aspirated LS7 crate engine, designed for off-road and track use. There is even an Air Attack LS7 7.0L for all you forced-induction fans.
The new Pro Action small-block Chevy cylinder heads by RHS use advanced airflow and cooling technology to deliver great out-of-the-box power and torque. The RHS water-jacket design flows much better, delivering improved heat dissipation and yielding more consistent and reliable horsepower for you. Pro Action 23-degree SBC cylinder heads feature specially designed runners and combustion chambers, available in 50cc, 64cc, and 72cc volumes, to maximize volume, atomization, and velocity. Available in aluminum or iron and straight or angle spark plug configurations, Pro Action SBC cylinder heads accept 1.550-inch-diameter springs and the standard-style rockers and valvetrain.
Racing Head Service
New Truck, New Grille
Street Scene Equipment has announced the release of Speed Grille Inserts for the '07 Chevy Tahoe. These grille inserts are available in chrome, satin, or black chrome finish. Speed Grille Inserts are built from durable 5052-grade aluminum and are designed using a patented diamond-hole pattern that allows excellent airflow and features mounting clips that eliminate any cutting or drilling. Lower valance inserts are also available in chrome, satin, or black chrome finishes, completing your grille package.
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