7. Break It In Right
Engine builders using flat-tappet cams have grown increasingly concerned that motor oils do not provide adequate wear protection for new engines. Royal Purple Break-In Oil is formulated to allow optimal ring seal and protect rotating assembly components during the break-in process. Royal Purple combines highly refined mineral oil, preferred for engine break-in, with advanced additives containing high levels of zinc and phosphorus to optimize protection in flat-tappet and roller engines.
8. Tundra Ponies
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) now offer an all-new supercharger system for Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicles equipped with the 5.7L V-8 engine. Once installed, the V-8 will crank out 504 hp at 5,500 rpm and 550 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The supercharger is a Roots type that produces a boost pressure of 8.5 psi, and it's available at Toyota dealerships right now. TRD superchargers installed by an authorized Toyota dealer carry a 12-month, unlimited-mileage warranty, or the balance of Toyota's new-vehicle 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, whichever is greater.
Toyota Racing Development
9. Evil Carbs
If you're looking for that traditional dual-quad look for your classic truck, check out the Pro Twins from Barry Grant. Two inline-mounted, 525-, 625-, or 725-cfm, Road Demon Jr. vacuum-secondary 4-bbl carburetors sit atop an AeroRam intake manifold and provide grunt and crisp throttle response. There's an electric choke on the primary carburetor for easy starting and rapid warm-up. Red and black fuel hoses, a chrome fuel block, and nickel-plated linkage are included.
10. A Little Security
You're only one speed bump, dip, or ditch away from costly engine work. Slam-Guard oil and transmission pans give you the added insurance you need to reduce that risk. These pans from Trans-Dapt have an integrated 3/16-inch-thick steel skidplate that reinforces the exposed bottom of the pan to protect against deformation or rupture. The pans are manufactured for GM, Ford, and Mopar engines and are available with either a chrome or silver powdercoat finish.
Trans-Dapt Performance Products
11. Store Your Stuff
If you're tired of crap sliding around in the bed of your truck but don't want one of those huge storage boxes, we have a product for you. The Swing Case from UnderCover stores in that empty space behind the wheelwell and is hinged so that with the pull of a lever the case swings out over the tailgate. The case also sits 3 inches above the bed floor, allowing you to fit things like plywood. The Swing Case also fits underneath a tonneau cover. And if you ever need to take the case with you to the job site or a great fishing spot, it lifts off the hinges and is completely portable.