Off-Road Hardware - New Products - February 2009Posted in Product Reviews on February 1, 2009
Looking for a new exhaust for your new '08 Toyota Tundra 5.7L truck? Gibson Performance has a new system that may be just what you're looking for. It features a 2 1/2-inch dual headpipe, a Superflow Performance Muffler featuring CFT technology, chambered and louvered design, with no packing to blow out and no baffles to become brittle. Its mandrel-bent 2 1/2-inch dual tailpipes are finished off with two 3 1/2-inch polished T-304 stainless steel tips. It includes zinc-plated hangers and clamps. It's made for easy bolt-on installation, with your choice of five exhaust exits in aluminized or high quality stainless steel.
For more information, contact: Gibson Performance, (866)533-2815, www.gibsonperformance.com.
AEM Brute Force HS Diesel Intake
AEM has just released its Brute Force HS Diesel intake system for the '06-'07 Chevrolet Silverado, Classic 2500 HD and 3500 HD 6.6L LBZ Duramax (part # 21-9024D). All AEM intakes designed for later-model turbo diesel vehicles are done so with a focus on increasing flow and maintaining low intake air temperatures. All systems are constructed of CNC mandrel-bent 6063 aluminum or roto-molded polypropylene, and feature reinforced brackets and fittings for maximum durability. AEM also includes a heavy-duty steel heat shield with a powdercoated black crinkle finish, a complete hardware kit and comprehensive installation instructions with every Brute Force HD intake system.
For more information, contact: AEM, (310) 484-2322, www.aempower.com.
Flowmaster Dodge Exhaust
Are you looking for a better way to add some horsepower to your '03-'07 Dodge 2500/3500 Diesel? Flowmaster has a brand new kit on the market for owners with the 5.9L Cummins engine. Their new Cat-back HD Diesel Kit features 4-inch slip-fit connections, a high-flow Flowmaster muffler and 5-inch polished 304 stainless steel exhaust tip. This kit (Part # 6100) includes everything required to replace your current system in less than one hour with its all aluminized tubing for durability and quick slip fit connection for easy bolt up. The Flowmaster muffler included in the kit is state-of-the-art, delivering increased power and sound. Everything for a quick and easy installation is incorporated in the kit including premium quality ring style clamps to ensure a leak-free system.
For more information, contact: Flowmaster, (800) 544-4761, www.flowmastermufflers.com.
Banks Intakes & Exhausts
When the term "Go Big or Go Home" was created, you can bet that someone was probably talking about Banks Intakes and Exhaust systems. Designed, engineered, and extensively tested to flow at least 50 percent more than stock, this line of unique intake systems provide cool, dense air to your engine for higher efficiency work and play. And Banks' exclusive multi-layer filters not only trap more dirt, dust, and debris while letting fresh air pass right through, they come with an honest-to-goodness lifetime warranty. Diesels are deep-breathing machines that respond nicely to owners who decide to free up their airways (both into the engine and out) and Banks Monster Exhaust systems are the deepest and freest-breathing of them all. Banks exhausts are all constructed from large-diameter, heavy-walled stainless steel and feature extra thick flanges for a fit like the factory part in every application. There's truly no better way to reduce engine backpressure, add efficiency.
For more information, contact: Banks, (626) 969-9600, www.bankspower.com.
AFE 5.9 Cummins Exhaust
When it's time to increase the horsepower of your '04-'07 Dodge Cummins with the 5.9L Turbo Diesel, look no further. Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) has just introduced its new Mach Force-XP 5-inch Turbo Back and Cat-Back exhaust with part numbers 49-42007 (turbo-back) and 49-42012 (cat-back). These part numbers fit all cabs and bed lengths. Mach Force-XP exhaust systems are constructed out of huge, mandrel bent 5-inch 409 stainless steel and utilizes bayonet style hangers for a complete installation that won't shift under high heat conditions. A monster 6-inch 304 stainless steel tip finishes this awesome exhaust system. All the hardware, including band-style clamps, is supplied for an easy installation.
For more information, contact: Afe, (951) 493-7100, www.afepower.com.
AFE Jeep Intake System
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) is pleased to announce the release of its new Stage 2 sealed cold air intake for the '07 and up Jeep Wrangler JK part numbers 51-81252, 54-81252 and 75-81252. Part number 54-81252 includes a high flow washable/reusable, 360-degree Pro-5R aFe filter for maximum filtration and airflow. This kit also includes a one-piece molded air box that utilizes the stock inlet for maximum cold air induction. The brushed aluminum cover blocks out engine heat and directs cold air through the filter for maximum performance. Part number 51-81252 features the brand new Pro Dry-S filter from aFe. The Pro Dry-S filter is the new breed of performance filters providing maximum filtration and air flow without having to use filter oils. No drilling is required and this kit comes complete with all parts needed for an easy installation.
For more information, contact: aFe, (951) 493-7100, www.afepower.com.
ATS Arc-Flow Intake
The ATS Arc-Flow's smooth, non restrictive air flow design increases intake efficiency, air velocity and eliminates air turbulence, increasing throttle response, horsepower, torque and fuel economy. The Arc Flow has been dyno-tested and proven to provide gains of up to 15 hp and 30 ft-lb of torque. The shrouded backside of Arc-Flow and top intake section have been pre-tapped for easy, clean, gauge, water injection (like the ATS Water Boy system) and nitrous-injection installation. The ATS Arc-Flow system is not compatible with 12-valve Dodge's '94 through '98 with antilock brake system (Hydroboost Brake Applications), or California trucks equipped with an EGR system.
For more information, contact: ATS Diesel Performance, (866) 408-7619, www.atsdiesel.com/offroad.
ATS Pulse Flow Exhaust Manifold
Diesel engines can be looked at as a large air pump. Evacuating hot exhaust gasses is just as important as in-taking cold fresh air. ATS's exclusive PulseFlow Exhaust Manifolds feature larger-than-stock ports to improve the volume of air from the block to the inlet of the turbocharger. The turbo will spool more quickly with decreased backpressure and lower exhaust gas temperatures. ATS' multi-piece design is part of the secret for expanded life and performance. A patented ball-flange design joins manifold sections to eliminate shrinking/cracking/gasket issues typically seen with OEM units due to heating/cooling. Turbo spool time is improved while providing cooler EGTs and minimized backpressure. A proprietary thermal ceramic coating retains heat and blocks moisture, and the manifold ships ready to install with predrilled EGT sensor probe port.
For more information, contact: ATS Diesel Performance, (866) 408-7619, www.atsdiesel.com/offroad.
True Flow Toyota Intakes
Looks like there is another hot intake system available for you '07-'08 Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequoia owners with the 5.7L engine. True Flow has taken a unique approach to develop an intake system with ultra high flow, aggressive sound and extreme looks. True Flow removes the stock air box and tubing that connects to the throttle body and replaces them with a smooth tube, silicone couplers and a high flow aluminum canister with a massive 5-inch inlet and outlet. Finally, after extensive research on a flow bench, they changed the direction of the air filter so that the air flows from inside-out of the filter. True Flow calls it "inverted air flow technology." This revolutionary change increases the air flow by more than 50 percent and increases power by up to 27 hp and up to 62 ft-lb of torque.
For more information, contact: True Flow, (866) 999-9098, www.trueflow.com.
Edelbrock Shorty Headers
Edelbrock delivers a cost-effective performance boost with their Shorty headers for Jeep applications. Edelbrock's Tri-Y design headers, available for '91-'06 4.0L Jeep vehicles, bolt directly to the factory exhaust system - no cutting or welding required. Using 1 1/2-inch diameter, mandrel-bent 409 stainless steel primary tubes, extra-thick 1/2-inch thick laser-cut port flange, and heavy-duty collector flange these headers improve performance and durability on and off the trail. Available with the Ti-Tech coating finish for heat stability to 1,600 degrees or ceramic coated for thermal protection. At higher temperatures the Ti-Tech coating will flux, becoming harder and more abrasion resistant for a cost effective, long-lasting finish.
For more information, contact: Edelbrock, (310) 781-2222, www.edelbrock.com.
Bully Dog Injection Molded Intakes
The engineers at Bully Dog have designed an intake like no other. While sucking in cool air, most intakes immediately heat up the air before it makes its way into the engine. The new Bully Dog Injection Molded systems are made using a highly durable and adaptable cross-link polyethylene material. This material features excellent insulating properties that insulate the unit from external and engine heat. The design of the new injection molded intakes pull cool air from sources within the engine bay. Once the air is in the intake box the laminar design and shape of the box promotes the most efficient flow to the filter. Combined, all of these properties increase horsepower, torque, throttle response and can improve fuel economy. The new intakes feature an easy to remove lid allowing access to the life time and cleanable air filter.
For more information, contact: Bully Dog, (866) 285-5936, www.bullydog.com.
Borla's New Jeep Systems
Borla Performance Industries has a grand heritage with Jeep cat-back exhausts and headers. The performance is legendary and the durability is just what these recreation vehicles need. If you live in areas with severe weather, a Jeep could be your everyday driver. Borla has introduced a pair of impressive exhaust rear sections for both the four-door and two-door '07-'08 Wranglers. The rear-sections connect to the factory mid-pipe. Choose from the split rear dual system (PN11755) or the single exit (PN11754). Both systems increase power, decrease weight, include handsome polished stainless steel tips and add durability to the adventurous Jeep Wrangler.
For more information, contact: Borla Performance Industries, (877) 462-6752, www.borla.com.
K&N High-Flow Chevy Kits
K&N tells us that its new High-Flow Intake System for the '07-'08 Chevy/GMC 2500HD/3500 6.6L Duramax LMM, (part no. 63-3066), increases horsepower by 19.67 at 2900 rpm over the stock GM intake configuration. To achieve such a performance increase, K&N replaces the truck's original intake assembly; including the air box, air filter and intake tube with an all-new intake design. The new system draws air through a K&N High-Flow Air Filter that increases airflow and dirt capacity. Protecting the oversize cone-shaped air filter and isolating it from engine heat is a powdercoated heat shield that replaces the truck's stock air box. As it passes the filter, air travels through a K&N roto-molded polyethylene tube that is formed and shaped, in the design phase, to drive a more laminar flow of air to the truck's diesel engine.
For more information, contact: K&N Filters, (800) 858-3333, www.knfilters.com.