1. Still Making Wheels
Boyd Coddington's multipiece forged wheels are back and being produced by the folks at Boyd Coddington Garage in La Habra, California. Many new designs, including ones Boyd approved himself before his untimely passing, are available in numerous sizes, fitments, and offsets. The first of these are the V-Twin and the Switchblade. Both wheels are from the Gotcha series and are available in 17- to 22-inch sizes and in five- and six-lug applications with numerous finishes.
Boyd Coddington Wheels
2. Reverse Lights on Steroids
Cruiser Stainless Accessories offers the White Night Rear Lighting System to improve safety when backing up a vehicle in the dark. The system utilizes two 55-watt halogen lamps, enclosed in a high-impact black plastic case, to automatically throw an 80-foot spread of white light behind the vehicle when in Reverse. The compact system mounts to the hitch-receiver tube of most Class 1 through 4 trailer hitches. No drilling required, and the unique Plug 'N' Go feature makes for a simple install.
Cruiser Stainless Accessories
3. A Plethora Of Plenums
Edelbrock's new upper plenums are designed to adapt a front-mount, round throttle body to a 4150-style square-bore intake mounting pad. Five applications are being offered in various heights and styles. The throttle-body flange accommodates round GM, Ford, and universal throttle bodies from 75mm to 90mm. Engineered in modeling software and put through Computation Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis, the upper plenums are tuned to effectively distribute airflow into the intake plenum.
4. A 6.5-Inch Lift With More Ground Clearance
BDS Suspension has a high-clearance lift system that is also integrated with a no-torsion-bar-drop for '99-'06 Chevrolet and GMC 1/2-ton 4WD trucks. This combination offers more ground clearance than you would get from a normal 6-inch lift. The kit comes with everything you need to lift your truck-you provide the installation muscle. The complete system is available in traditional granite or textured black powdercoating.
5. One Wire, Two Jobs
MetaWire features a patent-pending removable outer jacket so you can use one wire and convert it from positive to ground as needed. Just peel away the outer jacket to reveal the clear ground wire. This reduces stocking requirements and scrap rates for bulk wire. No more short pieces of positive wire going to waste. There are two colors to choose from-frosted blue over clear and frosted red over clear-in bulk spools or smaller quantities. The wires are available in 0-, 1-, 2-, 4-, and 8-gauge sizes.
6. Painless Stainless
Nu Image replacement gauge faces for '07-'09 trucks and SUVs are made from stainless steel with etched designs. The gauge faces install easily into your original gauge cluster and use OE illumination technology-no wiring required. A matching needle kit and chrome billet gauge bezel complete the custom look. Nu Image gauge packages come with a custom needle tool and easy-to-follow instructions.