1. Light Wheels
Designed and tested for the true racer and street performance enthusiast, Center Line has a new line of light rims. The rims are one-piece rotary-forged billet aluminum, which is 30-percent lighter than conventional castings. There are four new styles to be had in 15, 16, 17, 18, and 20-inch diameters (many widths, with custom backspace are available.) So if you want to go fast and look good doing it, check out Center Line’s website for more info.
Center line Wheels
2. No More Hot Floor
Thermo Tec has the answer to your hot floor needs with the Kevlar muffler cover. The Kevlar side can handle continuous temperatures up to 1,100 degrees F while the mylar side is very tough and abrasion resistant. The Kevlar cover reduces radiant heat inside the vehicle, dampens muffler noise, improves life expectancy of muffler, and has a nice appearance. The kit includes stainless steel straps for easy installation.
3. Night Vision Bumper
Fiberglass high-visibility bumpers for popular late-model trucks are now available from Ansani Designs. Not covers, these are direct replacements for factory bumpers. These bumpers are manufactured by hand using a combination of uni-directional fiberglass and ’glass mat along with polyester resin. The design incorporates mounting pods for three auxiliary lights (not included). The bumpers utilize factory mounts and brackets and come with Grade 8 hardware for a simple install. Applications are currently available for ’03-’07 Silverado/Sierra 2500HD, ’07-’09 Silverado/Sierra, ’08-’09 F-250, and ’07-’09 Tundra.
4. No More Key Fob
The Essex Keypad Keyless Entry System can be used to operate factory installed door locks or one of the A1 Electric power door lock kits. The keypad allows keyless entry to a vehicle by entering a three- to eight-digit code. The door lock interface and optional outputs may require additional relays for operation, depending on vehicle make and model. The standard unit comes with horizontal mounting hardware. Order the vertical mounting option if you wish to mount the unit vertically on the door. It comes with a paper template for drilling holes. This unit interfaces with A1’s MES door lock systems without the addition of any relays or extra components.
A1 Electric Automotive Accessories
5. Tuff Tire
The Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty is the newest roller in Toyo’s lineup of tires. It has been specifically engineered for high-torque diesel pickup trucks that tow trailers or occasionally haul heavy loads. Tuff Duty three-belt construction reinforces and stabilizes internal tire construction while less tread-void results in a larger surface area for more rubber on the road. Also contributing to longer tread life and longer wear is a deeper tread depth, up to 17/32. At the same time, the tire delivers the exceptional ride comfort and balanced all-season performance of the traditional Open Country H/T. The new tire is available in five 16- to 17-inch sizes and all are load range E.
6. Drop the Frontier
’98 and ’00 Nissan Frontier upper and lower tubular A-arms are now available from CanDo Specialties. The arms are constructed from 1-inch DOM tubing and feature upgraded ball joints for more travel. Like all of CanDo Specialties arms, these arms are designed to work with airbags and help you lay your truck out flat on oversize wheels. The arms also facilitate the removal of the lower strut bar for body-dropped trucks. Look for older Isuzu and older Dakota arms next.
7. Get Your Steer On
If you have altered your steering system or changed steering columns and are having trouble hooking them back together, then check out what Borgeson has to offer. The company has 14 different spline sizes, 7 Double-D’s, and 7 smooth bores all available in single joints, double joints, and vibration-reducing universal joints. All of them are available in steel, stainless steel, polished stainless steel, and aluminum. The company can assemble 6,237 variations of sealed needle bearing steering universal joints the day they are ordered.
8. Carve Corners in a C10
After receiving hundreds of requests for easy-to-install, bolt-on handling hardware for the ’67-’72 Chevy C10 pickup, the muscle car suspension experts at Hotchkis Performance have developed an all-new Sport Sway Bar System. The tubular front bar and rear sway bars increase roll stiffness for improved handling, balance, traction, and overall driver control. The adjustable rear bar can be tuned to accommodate different vehicle setups including staggered tire size, big-block engines and more. The kit includes TIG-welded end-links with easy-to-lubricate polyurethane sway-bar bushings, premium mounting hardware including U-bolts, laser-cut axle mounts, and all necessary installation hardware including Grade 8 bolts.
9. Budget-Minded Head
E-Street cylinder heads are an all new line of Edelbrock heads designed for entry level (300hp to 400hp) street performance engines operating in the idle to 5,500-rpm range. These heads feature the quality and details of higher priced cylinder heads, starting with A356 aluminum castings that are heat-treated to T-6 spec. Their modern combustion chamber designs improve the combustion process and larger-than-stock intake and exhaust ports move more air through an engine; these features improve efficiency, resulting in more horsepower, broad torque, and improved mileage potential. Applications include the small-block Chevy with 185cc intake runners and optional 70cc or 64cc combustion chambers, and the small-block Ford with 170cc intake runners and optional 1.90” or 2.02” diameter intake valves. All E-Street cylinder heads are sold in pairs and made in the USA.
ACCEL now offers the cure for burnt spark plug wire boots with Extreme 9000 Ceramic Wire kits. The 8mm Ferro-Spiral core wire now has ceramic boots on the spark plug end of the wires that will withstand up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The wire sets have an ultra-high-temperature, double-silicone construction wire rated at 600 degrees. Rated at 500 ohms per foot of resistance, the Ferro-Spiral core is developed and designed for performance use. These universal kits are available with straight, 90-degree, or even 115-degree Ford-style boots.