New Off-Road Performance ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on January 1, 2007 Comment (0)
Force Flow Engineering introduces its Mass-Flow Throttle Body. The unit is a modified stock throttle body and won't tip off the smog nazis to induction modification. The throttle body is smooth-bore opened for tip-in and wide-open airflow. Force Flow Engineering throttle bodies are available in GM's 4.3L, 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.0L engines, as well as Ford's 4.3L, 5.0L, and 5.7L engines. For more information, contact: Force Flow Engineering, (714) 803-5833, www.kustomparts.com.
Discover extra power on your '03-'04 Dodge Hemi Trucks and SUVs and '04 Jeeps with JET Performance Products' plug-in Performance Module. This performance enhancement, designed for manual or automatic engines, will improve your power with a 10 percent horsepower increase at the wheels. By tuning the air/fuel ratio, ignition advance, and other critical performance systems, the JET Performance Module will provide extra power and torque for your daily driver, SUV, and towing needs. For more information, contact: JET Performance Products, Dept. OR, 17491 Apex Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 848-5515, www.jetchip.com.
MasterCraft's 3G seat combines European styling with MasterCraft's race-ready suspension system and increases lateral support, which is very important in today's racing conditions. MasterCraft's G3 seats are deep-sided to hold you in place and feature five-point seatbelt slots. They have a 10-1/2-inch hip dimension; an upper torso dimension of 8 inches; and are 36 inches tall by 22 inches wide by 28 inches deep. The mounting area is 15 inches front to back and 13-1/2 inches wide on center. The sitting level height from floor is 4 inches, and each seat weighs 22 pounds and can be ordered an optional +1 or +2 inches wider. Any color vinyl, trim, or fabric is available. For more information, contact: MasterCraft Seats, (800) 565-4042, www.mastercraftseats.com.
'04 F-150 4-inch Lift
Rancho's new 4-inch F-150 system features ultra-high-strength, cast-nodular-iron knuckles to maintain precise OE steering geometry and Rancho's newly re-engineered single-piece welded subframe for optimal strength and appearance. The new system is available in classic Rancho Red and Outlaw Black. Rancho has engineered the F-150 system for use with RS9000X nine-position fully adjustable units on the front and new Rancho Pro Series adjustable remote-reservoir shocks on the rear. The gas-charged Pro Series shocks combine the nine-position compression and rebound tuning of the RS9000X units with a remotely mounted reservoir and additional fluid capacity to provide more consistent performance over a longer period of continuous operation. For more information, contact: Rancho Suspension, Dept. OR, 1 International Dr., Monroe, MI 48161, (734) 384-7804, www.gorancho.com.
Designed exclusively by LC Engineering for the Toyota 22R/22RE and 2RZ/3RZ engines, these quality high-performance headers will breathe new life into your four-cylinder Toyota engine. These custom-type headers are built in the U.S. with 16-gauge 304 stainless-steel tubing, exterior copper welds, and 1/2-inch-thick steel flanges, and are ceramic-coated for great heat transfer. All LC Header kits come complete with all the necessary components to bolt right up, and are 50-state smog approved, even for old column-shift trucks. For more information, contact: LC Engineering Inc., Dept. OR, 2031 Holly Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, (928) 505-2501, www.lcengineering.com.
Schefenacker Telescopic Towing Mirrors has expanded its line for 2004. It now fits the most popular Ford, GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Dodge Ram trucks and SUVs. The Telescopic Trailer Tow Mirrors are designed for a clean, aerodynamic, factory-fitted appearance.They are built for toughness and meet OEM specifications for easy installation. Theses mirrors replace a truck's original exterior mirrors and slide easily with as much as 4-1/2 inches of outward adjustment. This allows most drivers to see past loads as wide as 102 inches, making it ideal for towing. Graduation markings on the arm covers help remind the driver how much telescoping is needed to see past the load. Schefenacker provides a 3-year limited warranty and free technical support. A wide range of replacement parts is available. For more information, contact: Schefenacker, (877) 888-6472, www.ttt-mirror.com.
True Flow introduces its polyurethane fine-particle-filtration filter for the 6.0L Ford diesel. True Flow foam filters are made of two-part polyurethane foam. The composition of the foam filters is a series of tiny, interlocking cells of uniform size without straight-through passageways, creating an impossible journey for dirt particles. Each passageway is similar to hundreds of very small oil bath filters or cells connected one to another. The cell strands stop the dirt, while the oil film holds the dirt like fly paper until the filter is cleaned. This is why foam filters are referred to as full depth filters. Foam filters are more than 12 times thicker than paper or gauze elements, which are screens or "surface type" filters. Even as dirt is being stopped in the foam full-depth filter, airflow can continue at a high rate by simply going around the trapped dirt. Unlike paper and gauze filters, foam filters will continue to perform well as the filter becomes dirty. With its lifetime warranty, True Flow foam filters are washable and reusable to give any automobile a lifetime of great filtration and performance. For more information, contact: True Flow, (866) 999-9098, www.trueflow.com
Owners of late-model trucks and SUVs can significantly increase performance through reprogramming the vehicle's ECU with Crane's new PowerMax Power Tuner. This tuner provides optimum tuning for the stock camshaft, plus three new PowerMax cam profiles, and can deliver as much as 30 extra rear-wheel horsepower from a stock engine. The vehicle-specific device is available for Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Hummer, and Ford trucks, including diesels. Crane's new Power Tuner provides 30-plus tuning parameters and can be used to alternately tune for optimum performance, the best fuel economy, and maximum pulling power, or return it to stock. It can also set optimum shift points for automatic transmissions. Other benefits include compensating for different tire sizes and rearend gears, and being able to change the computer's speed limiter. The easy-to-use device features a plug-and-go hookup, and it only takes minutes to reprogram the ECU using Power Tuners push-button keypad.Other tuning benefits include the ability to make finite adjustments to the spark advance ( 10 percent) from a selected program curve and adjust for any grade of fuel (low, middle, or high octane). Should a lower grade of fuel be accidentally used, Power Tuner will make an automatic adjustment. It reads diagnostic trouble codes and provides an easy clear-code function. For more information, contact: Crane Cams, Dept. OR, 530 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, (386) 258-6174, www.cranecams.com.
Cool Hoses For Your Ram
Volant now has a line of Cool Flow Hoses for the Dodge Hemi Ram. The Volant Cool Flow Hose Kit #56857 includes an upper and lower radiator hose and an overflow hose to complement your Dodge 5.7-L V-8. The Volant Cool Flow Hose Kits are manufactured from five-layer silicone and are resistant to electrochemical degradation, oil, gas, dirt, and abrasions. The Hemi Ram hose kits are preformed to fit perfectly onto the engine and are available in red, blue, and silver. The kit also comes with stainless-steel hose clamps that provide constant torque and eliminate the slipping and cutting problems associated with over tightening typical hose clamps. The Volant Cool Flow Hoses won't deflect or distort, even under extreme temperatures, and will make your engine compartment stand out from the crowd. For more information, contact: Volant Cool Flow Hoses, Dept. OR, 9400 7th St., Ste. C-1, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, (909) 476-7225, www.volantperformance.com.