New Sport Truck Products - Speed Shop - February 2008
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From the February, 2008 issue of Sport Truck
By Calin Head
Make Stuff Open Like Magic...
Make Stuff Open Like Magic
SPAL USA announces linear actuators with potentiometer provide extreme accuracy and repeatability. With a 110-pound load rating, the linear actuator with potentiometer can be used on such applications as trunk or hood raising and lowering, tonneau cover lifts, gullwing doors, amp rack extensions, and so on. The actuator is offered in six sizes, from a 2-inch stroke length to a full 12 inches. The unit can also be used with the SPAL seven-function control unit to allow it to be controlled via remote.SPAL(800) 345-0327www.spalusa.com
Cool Cowl Are you looking...
Are you looking to put some big style on your big truck? Then, check out this new hood from Hannemann. It fits '08 Ford F-250s and F-350s and incorporates a functional cowl induction, which sucks cool air into the engine compartment. It also retains use of all stock hinges, shocks, and latches, and it uses the stock grille. All holes are drilled and threaded for an easy installation.Hannemann Fiberglass(626) 969-7317 www.hannemannfiberglass.com
NASCAR Slugs SRP Pistons,...
SRP Pistons, a division of JE Pistons, has announced the release of a new series of small-block Chevy and Ford pistons based on NASCAR technology. The new pistons include features used in today's NASCAR Nextel Cup engines, such as lightweight forged side relief (FSR) forgings, high-quality wristpins, precision CNC-machined ring grooves, and high-performance piston rings. Every piston is designed and manufactured in the USA at the JE/SRP Pistons manufacturing center.SRP Pistons (714) 898-5114www.srp.com
DIY Protection Summit Racing...
Summit Racing recently added Dupli-Color's Truck Bed Coatings to its line of detailing tools. If you are looking for bed coating and want to avoid the high cost of a spray-in liner, then Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating might be for you. Once applied with a spray gun applicator (available through Summit Racing) or with a roller, it provides a scratch- and impact-resistant, non-skid surface.Summit Racing Equipment(800) 230-3030www.summitracing.com
We Triple-Dog-Dare You Bully...
We Triple-Dog-Dare You
Bully Dog Technologies has released its Triple Dog Downloader for the older Ford 7.3L Power Stroke diesels. The Triple Dog Downloader provides additional power, performance, fuel economy, and safety, all in one package. The Triple Dog Downloader features a wide variety of power settings, including the Tow Mode to the Extreme setting that provides more than 100 additional horsepower to the wheels. The Triple Dog Downloader also increases the fuel economy. In addition to the added power, performance, and fuel economy, the Triple Dog features a number of valuable tools, allowing for the adjustment of transmission shift points and defueling points.Bully Dog(866) 285-5936www.bullydog.com
No More, Grubby Floor Seal...
No More, Grubby Floor
Seal your shop or garage floor permanently with the new Floor Armor floor painting kit, from the makers of POR-15. It's super easy to use, making it unnecessary to clean with caustic acids or to flood your floor with water. Just use the easy degreaser on any heavy oil or grease stains, sweep away dust or dirt, and paint right over everything. Use it anywhere you have heavy-traffic areas. It can take the abuse from forklifts, floor jacks, and constant traffic. And once your floor is covered with Floor Armor, you'll be able to just wipe up oil and grease stains with a rag.POR-15(800) 726-0459www.por15.com
Keepin' Tabs on a Diesel ...
Keepin' Tabs on a Diesel
Sunpro has introduced a turbodiesel gauge set that enables the diesel pickup owner to keep an eye on their truck's critical systems. The gauge pack includes three Sport ST performance meters for exhaust gas temperature (EGT), transmission fluid temperature, and boost (0-60 psi), with a trim-to-fit universal triple-gauge pod to mount them in. Sunpro Sport ST gauges feature a black dial face and an illuminated pointer for easy viewing, as well as through the dial for enhanced night visibility. Factory-calibrated and certified, they come with all hardware needed for installation and are backed by a full one-year warranty.Sunpro(800) 228-7667www.sunpro.com
LS Bumpstick Ever since its...
Ever since its introduction, GM's Gen III (LS1,-2, and -6) engine has quickly become the "preferred choice" among many engine builders and performance enthusiasts. COMP Cams now offers three different cams to unlock hidden horsepower without sacrificing longevity. These patterns are designed specifically to be run in '97-and-later LS1, LS2, and LS6-based engines with the new COMP Cams Endure-X Gen III solid roller lifters and dual valve springs.COMP Cams(800) 999-0853www.compcams.com
Control the Bounce All Edelbrock...
Control the Bounce
All Edelbrock Performer IAS shocks have a high-pressure gas mono-tube construction and are manufactured with features like a 1/2-inch NitroSteel piston, 46mm polyurethane bushings, and a durable powdercoated finish in either red or gunmetal gray. According to Edelbrock, the Performer IAS shock delivers responsive, sports-car-like handling on smooth surfaces and a comfortable ride when road conditions get rough.Edelbrock(800) 416-8628www.edelbrock.com
A New Low These upper and...
A New Low
These upper and lower A-arms from CanDo are designed to lay out '88-'98 fullsize Chevys on 22s, without having to cut up the frame. The arms are constructed out of 1/4x1-1/2-inch DOM tubing that is completely plated with 1/4-inch steel. These will allow you to bolt the airbag to the lower plate, removing the need for any lower 'bag brackets.CanDo Specialties Inc.(530) 533-8680www.candospecialties.com
Hey, Ask the Radio for Directions...
Hey, Ask the Radio for Directions
The AVIC-N4 serves as the hub for information, communication, and entertainment in the truck by providing drivers with detailed route guidance, audio and video playback, and connectivity to popular portable devices. The in-dash system features: nearly 12 million points of interest; XM NavTraffic integration; voice prompting; telephone number search; CD, DVD, and compressed audio playback; iPod audio and video integration; and expanded Bluetooth capabilities, including wireless audio streaming; all controllable through a high-quality 7-inch touch panel display. Go to the company's website for a dealer near you.Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.www.pioneerelectronics.com
Smooth as Glass Leer, a Truck...
Smooth as Glass
Leer, a Truck Accessories Group Company, has released the 800-Series tonneau covers for the '07 Toyota Tundra. The 800-Series tonneau features a low-profile design with a center top lock and cover. Gas-assisted props work with the Leer Superlift system to make opening and closing the tonneaus as easy as using a car trunk. Check out the company's website for the dealer nearest you.Leerwww.leer.com