Street- Legal LensesAmerican Products Company has made the first street-legal clear tail lenses for cars and trucks. The lenses are the first clear/red combo lenses that are DOT and FMVSS 108 compliant. The clear tail lenses have red inserts on the brake light to differentiate the lights and the kit includes the DOT approval paperwork. The tail lenses are available for a variety of cars and trucks.
For more information contact: American Products Company, Dept. THP, 1461 Railroad Street, Corona, CA 91720. Call (800) 594-4272 or visit on the Web at www.4apc.net.
New Extruded CoreSpearco Performance Products has advanced design tube-and-fin intercoolers in selected sizes and bar-and-plate style cores. The new cores have an extruded tube in which the inside fins are formed during extrusion for maximum effectiveness and minimum pressure drop. The cores are lightweight, and high-pressure with very high heat rejection.
For more information contact: Spearco Performance Products, Inc., Dept. THP, 5900 Noble Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91411, (818) 901-7851 or visit them on the Web at www.spearcointercoolers.com.
Billet Tie-BarA billet aluminum lower front tie-bar is available for Civics and Integras through Neuspeed. The tie-bar eliminates flexing at the lower control arm and sub-frame chassis pick-up points, which makes steering and control much more accurate. The Billet Lower Tie-Bar is made out of polished aluminum and engraved with the Neuspeed logo. It fits all Civics 1992 and up and Integras 1994 and up.
For additional information contact: Automotive Performance Systems, Inc., Dept. THP, 3300 Corte Malpaso, Camarillo, CA 93012.
Car Audio SolutionJensen has new speakers designed to meet the car audio enthusiast's needs. The 6.5-inch coaxial model employs a machined 13-ounce, chrome-plated motor structure for the mid-woofer and a 1-inch, 4 ohm voice coil made of 22-gauge copper clad aluminum wire around an aluminum former. The ceramic dome tweeter is submerged in ferro-fluid and formed around a neodymium magnet. The terminal strips are gold plated for corrosion resistance and have aluminum drivers and 25-mm ceramic dome tweeters and outboard crossovers. The frequency range of the ATS 6.5c is 34 to 42,000 Hz.
For more information contact: Jensen, Dept. THP, 2950 Lake Emma Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746, (877) 536-7360. Or, you can visit them on the Web at www.jensenaudio.com.
Soldering On The GoA portable soldering iron is available from M.M. Newman Corporation that is powered by any 12-volt automotive or marine battery. The Antex MLXS 12 Auto Repair Kit has a 25-watt soldering iron that heats up within two minutes after connecting it to a 12-volt battery using its heavy-duty alligator clips. The kit comes with a 15-ft. power cord and the heating element is under the tip for optimum thermal efficiency. The iron accepts a variety of slide-on tips and includes a standard tip, supply of solder, instructions and a vinyl storage pouch.
For more information contact: M.M. Newman Corporation, Dept. THP, P.O. Box 615 Marblehead, MA 01945. Call (800) 777-6309 or visit them on the Web at www.mmnewman.com.
S2000 Cat-BackBorla now has a Cat-back exhaust system for the Honda S-2000. The system is made out of aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel, has a high-flow centralized muffler, and a pair of high-flow tail pipe mufflers. The pipes are mandrel-bent stainless steel and have polished 3.5-inch round rolled stainless steel exhaust tips. The system is 50-state emissions legal and is easily bolted-onto the S-2000 using the stock hangers and supplied hardware.
For additional information contact: Borla Performance Industries, Dept. THP, 5901 Edison Dr., Oxnard, CA 93033. Call (805) 986-8600 or visit their Website at www.borla.com.
Aussie-Made ThrottleEFI Hardware has new throttle body set-ups with brass shafts that run on ball bearings while the butterflies are secured with split screws and Loctite to make servicing them easier. The throttle bodies are CNC machined, Australian made and available for down draft, side draft, and V8 barrel set-ups. A full-range of linkages is available, and fuel-rails are available to suit small and large O-ring injectors or hose-tail types.
For further information contact: EFI Hardware in Melbourne, Australia at (03) 9873-5400. You can contact them on the Web at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil Cooler AdapterBillet has introduced an aluminum oil cooler adapter that allows the use of a remote oil cooler while retaining the stock oil filter. The adapter comes with all the necessary hardware and O-ring seals; it lowers the filter 1.5-inches and accepts 1/2-inch fittings.
For further information contact: Canton Racing Products, Dept. THP, 232 Branford Rd., North Bradford, CT 06471. Call (203) 481-9460.
More Cleaner, Same PriceLifter-1 Carpet Stain Remover and Bug & Tar Remover are now available in bonus-size packages for the same price as the regular-size containers. The Carpet Stain Remover removes tough automotive carpet stains including grease, tar, coffee, cola, lipstick and pet stains. The Bug & Tar Remover dissolves bug deposits, tar and tree sap from chrome, paint and windows and can be used on clearcoats.
For more information contact: Lifter-1 Products, Dept. THP, 805 N. Meadowbrook Drive, P.O. Box 3079, Olathe, KS 66062, or call (800) Lifter1.
Best Of Show WaxWhen judges scrutinize automotive paintjobs they look at three things: color, depth, and clarity. Silicones, synthetic waxes, and paint sealants can cause poor clarity. Griot's Garage can help your paint look its best with Best of Show Wax-a non-silicone, and carnauba-based liquid wax. The wax is easy to apply and take off, and lasts for three months.
For information contact: (800) 345-5789, or visit their Website at www.griotsgarage.com.
Force 10 Aluminum CalipersHigh-performance aluminum, four-piston calipers are available through Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation in their Force 10 series. They are designed as an upgrade for sport compact cars, street rods, muscle cars, and other applications. These calipers are standard equipment in the Extreme Duty line of front disc-brake conversion kits, and upgrade kits. They are 9 lbs lighter then their cast iron equivalent and have larger 3/8-inch bleeder screws. The calipers are available in sizes for use with 15-,16-, and 17-inch wheels, and 1-1, 12-, and 13-inch rotors.
For additional information contact: Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation,Dept. THP, 11470 Main Road, Clarence, New York 14031. Call (800) 448-7722 or visit their Website at www.ssbrakes.com.
Blow-Off Valve UpgradeSPW Industries introduces to the public is the RX/Tuning A4 Turbo Blow -Off Valve Pipe upgrade. The blow-off pipe upgrade consists of 2.5-inch mandrel tubing, silicon bump and hose reducers, and quality stainless steel clamps and blow-off valve fitting for a Blitz super blow-off valve. This kit can be ordered with or without the blow-off valve and is direct replacement for the stock rubber hosing. The kit is available for the 1998 and later A4 turbo-charged vehicles.
For more information contact: SPW Industries, Dept. THP, 201 Bernoulli Cir; Bldg. D, Oxnard, CA 93030; (805) 485-5249
Stainless Steel Pre-Bent LinesClassic Tube stocks computer pre-bent fuel, brake transmission, carb, choke or any other stainless steel or steel line for any domestic and import cars and trucks, with fitments from the '30s through 2000. Classic Tube manufactures all its tubing on computer controlled CNC machines, with 20,000-plus applications currently available and more being added daily. The Cadillac pump to carb lines shown here have the correct color end fittings and are 100 percent accurate to the originals. Classic Tube will make custom tubing from 1/8 to 5/8-inches in diameter from your pattern or supply replacement tubing, and deliver it to your door via UPS. Bulk tubing and bending tools are in stock for the do-it-youselfer.
For more information contact: Classic Tube, Dept THP 80 Rotech Drive., Lancaster, NY 14086. (800) 882-3711 or classictube.com
Exhaust GasketAn exhaust collector gasket leak can be annoying, but you can replace the gaskets with ROL MP5980HT gaskets. These high-temperature gaskets are available in 2-, 3-, and 4-inch diameters for triangular and square bolt patterns, and 2-7/8, 3, 3-3/8, and 3-inch round diameters. They are manufactured to last longer than standard collector gaskets, and are formed with a steel core and torque retention of graphite facings.
For more information contact: ROL Gaskets, Dept. THP, 8041 Broadstone Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Call (800) 810-4067 or visit them on the Web at www.rolmfg.com.
Camero & Trans Am Air-To-Wall IntercoolerHot Rodders have always loved superchargers because they boost horsepower substantially without sacrificing drivability. The LS1 engine in the '98 Chevrolet Camaro or '98 Pontiac Trans Am is a perfect candidate for supercharging because the LS1 is a highly refined engine; no other legal modification can provide such a major increase in horsepower without affecting reliability. However, the relatively high compression of the factory engine requires an aftercooler to prevent harmful detonation. Vortech Engineering is offering an integrated air-to-wall aftercooler that allows 8-9 psi of boost and ensures reliable street operation. You can start enjoying a claimed 47 percent increase in horsepower immediately. The Vortech V-9 G-trim system comes with everything you need to bolt it on, including eight 38 lb./hr. replacement fuel injectors, T-Rex fuel pump assembly with wiring harness, NHRA-legal, aftermarket steel harmonic balancer, an 8-rib, 2.95-inch wide pulley and more.
For more information contact: Vortech Engineering, Dept. THP, 1650 Pacific Ave., Channel Island, CA 93033-9901, (805) 247-0226 or vortechsuperchargers.com
3-Speed Lockable ShifterThis lightweight aluminum anodized three-speed shifter by Kluhsman racing is a must for rough tracks and terrain conditions. Levers can be locked in the simple detent so it cannot jump out of gear. Shifter rods, Heims and shifter flat arm are included.
For further information contact: Kluhsman Racing, Dept THP, Farm Road 142 Route 1 Box 68-A, Lockwood, MO 65682; (800) 814-5745 or krcracing.com
2k Celica Body KitRod Millen Motorsport, Inc. is proud to announce the release of its 2000 Celica Body Kit. The RMM kit includes a front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear valence and three-piece rear wing. A carbon-fiber insert (for the front lip spoiler), hood scoop, and center section (for the three-piece rear wing) are optional with the kit. Retail (est.) $1,450.
For more information contact: Rod Millen Motorsport at (714) 847-2158 or check out www.rodmillen.com
Engine GoldRoyal Purple(tm) is the only motor oil made with Synerlec(r). Synerlec(r) puts a super lubricating, tough film on all engine parts, allowing your engine to run with significantly less power-robbing friction. This results in a claimed increase in horsepower, better fuel mileage, longer oil life and superior engine protection. Royal Purple(tm) allows your engine to withstand the effects of heat. Royal Purple(tm) is available in SAE grades for street and performance uses and meets all API and OEM specifications.
For further information contact: Royal Purple(tm) Motor, Dept. THP, 23763 Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365; (888) 382-6300 or www.synerlec.com