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.
7. Burly Steps
When you need a sturdy and durable step to complement your truck and if you're not into fancy, shiny stuff, check out the Pro Step from OR-Fab. It's made from heavy-duty, 2.5-inch by 0.083-wall tubing and comes in either a silver or gloss-black powdercoat finish. The Pro Step can be adjusted to lie flat and tuck close or angled downward to be farther away. It's available for most fullsize pickups.
Performance Automotive Group
8. New Sport Truck Shoes
Toyo Tires introduces the new Proxes ST II high-performance tire specifically created for SUVs, sport trucks, and select crossovers. With its unidirectional tread, the new tire delivers a fresh design with advanced tread elements for a balance of style, handling, and all-season performance. The tire comes in V, W, or Y speed ratings and includes OE and plus fitments for wheels 16 to 26 inches in diameter. This replaces the Toyo Proxes S/T, which has been one of the leading sport truck tires since its debut in '98.
9. Duramax Power Pipes
Borla Performance Industries is excited to reveal its new free-flowing Cat-Back system for the '07-'08 Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo Diesel engine. The system is available for regular, extended, and crew cabs with either short or long beds and either two- or four-wheel drive. The system uses tuned, single, 4-inch, mandrel-bent full stainless steel tubing finished with a 5-inch-round rolled edge and angle-cut, polished stainless steel tip. Just to show Borla believes in its products, the company backs every street system with a written, million-mile warranty.
Borla Performance Industries
10. Ford V-6 Power
Performance Distributors' new six-cylinder Ford Truck Firepower Ignition Kits will put some zap in into your 3.0L, 3.8L, 3.9L, 4.0L, or 4.2L Ford V-6 motor. By producing a fatter spark, the Screamin' Demon coil allows you to open up your plug gaps to 0.065 inch. The coil is epoxy-filled and has brass terminals for maximum conductivity. Also included is a set of LiveWires plug wires, which easily deliver high-voltage sparks to the plugs. The wires can withstand up to 1,400 degrees F and are available in red, blue, black, yellow, and purple.
11. Bottom Out Be Gone
Pro Comp Suspension's new MX2.0B 4-inch-travel air bumpstop comes with a universal weld-on mount for endless custom mounting options. The air bump features a 1.250-inch, induction-hardened, chrome-plated rod with a hardened billet-aluminum piston. The rod and piston are combined with a 2-inch-OD seamless tube. This emulsion-style (nitrogen gas and hydraulic oil mixed) air bump is filled with a high-grade, race-quality oil to resist foaming and thermal breakdown and is nitrogen-pressurized to 200 psi.
Pro Comp Suspension
12. There's A New 'Bag In Town
The Dominator line of air springs from EasyStreet provides more lift, higher pressure, and a softer ride than previous models. The D2500 features a maximum 600-psi-restrained rating, a 7.7-inch stroke, and a load range of 294 to 2,096 pounds. The D2600 air spring also features a maximum 600-psi-restrained rating, a 9.7-inch usable stroke, and a load range of 349 to 3,055 pounds. Both the D2500 and D2600 series come with single- and dual-port options and are competitively priced.