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Aug 1, 2006
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WHO: A'PEXi
WHAT: GT radiator
WHIPS: Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda
WALLET: $550-up
WHERE: www.apexi-usa.com; 714.685.5700
A'PEXi's all-aluminum radiators are designed with the grueling conditions of the racetrack in mind and are strategically engineered to regulate water temperatures and defend against overheating.

WHO: Flex-a-lite
WHAT: Aluminum radiator
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.flex-a-lite.com; 800.851.1510
Flex-a-lite's new cross-flow two-row radiators with patented Flex-a-fit side tank design feature fins that perform as heat sinks, absorbing and dissipating heat twice as efficiently while allowing limitless fastening points onto the tank itself.

WHO: Koyo Cooling Systems
WHAT: Aluminum Race radiator
WHIPS: Various
WALLET: $338-up
WHERE: www.koyorad.com; 888.557.KOYO
Koyo's all-aluminum Race radiators are produced to optimal dimensions for each specific make and model by fusing OE characteristics with KOYORAD technology. These radiators are made with a robust 2 1/16-inch core and are meticulously detailed from their hand-welded artistry to the polished finish.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC radiator
WHIPS: 350Z, 240SX, Evo, S2000, Civic, WRX, RX-7, Supra
WALLET: $1,025-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
The all-aluminum radiator from ARC is thin and lightweight, increasing coolant heat diffusion in both stock and high horsepower applications.

WHO: Fluidyne
WHAT: Aluminum radiator
WHIPS: 240SX
WALLET: $580
WHERE: www.fluidyne.com; 909.923.9595
Fluidyne's all-aluminum direct-fit radiator replaces the stock radiator in S14 chassis 240SXs equipped with SR20 engines, and can also be adapted to fit S13 models with slight bracket modification. Applications are also available for KA24 engines as well as many others.

WHO: Motovicity Distribution
WHAT: Visteon radiators
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $395
WHERE: www.motovicity.com
Designed for hardcore racing and ultimate street performance,Motovicity's Visteon radiators are engineered from racing cores and fabricated by hand; offering superior strength and premium performance. The radiators feature attached electric cooling fans, which reduce installation time and complexity for the installer.

WHO: Blitz Performance
WHAT: LM radiator
WHIPS: 240SX, 350Z, Skyline, WRX, Evo, Legacy, RX-7
WALLET: $705-up
WHERE: www.blitz-performance.com; 626.839.8350
Blitz's high heat-transferring aluminum tube-fin design LM radiator boasts a larger surface area, allowing heat to dissipate more efficiently. The kit comes complete with polished end tanks, radiator cap, and a temperature sensor port.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Aluminum radiator
WHIPS: 240SX, 350Z, Evo, WRX
WALLET: $680-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
GReddy's high performance two-row aluminum radiator core keeps consistent coolant temperatures even under extreme conditions. The heavy-duty aluminum end tanks also feature a pre-drilled tapped port for installation of an aftermarket temperature probe.

WHO: Stillen
WHAT: High performance radiator
WHIPS: 350Z
WALLET: $653
WHERE: www.stillen.com; 714.540.5566
More effective than the OEM unit, Stillen's all-aluminum radiator is one inch thicker than stock, holds two extra quarts of coolant, and mounts directly onto the stock location.

WHO: Agency Power
WHAT: Silicone radiator hoses
WHIPS: WRX, RX-8
WALLET: $150
WHERE: www.agency-power.com; 480.921.7422
Agency Power has just released a silicone radiator hose kit for the WRX and RX-8. Their thicker-than-stock silicone radiator hoses are designed to add style to your engine bay (they come in blue or red) and are much more durable and insulating than the factory rubber hoses.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC radiator cap
WHIPS: 350Z, 240SX, Evo, S2000, Civic, WRX, RX-7, Supra
WALLET: $30
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
Mackin Industries offers 1.3K and 1.5K Type A/B radiator caps from ARC which raise the boiling point of the coolant, allowing the radiator to dissipate heat more efficiently.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC radiator valve kit
WHIPS: Nissan, Subaru
WALLET: TBA
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
New from ARC is their radiator valve kit which, when connected, can adjust fluid pressure to the radiator, improving cooling properties depending on your vehicle's needs.

WHO: A'PEXi
WHAT: GT radiator cap
WHIPS: Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Toyota
WALLET: $40
WHERE: www.apexi-usa.com; 714.685.5700
The GT radiator cap is a high performance replacement cap designed to provide 1.3 kg/cm3 of pressure, which raises the boiling point of the coolant, creating greater cooling efficiency. They are available in two sizes for a wide variety of applications.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC radiator hose
WHIPS: 240SX, Skyline
WALLET: $245
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
ARC's silicone radiator hose kit replaces both the stock upper and lower radiator hoses, maintaining hose integrity under high pressure while adding style and color.

WHO: Blitz Performance
WHAT: Racing radiator cap
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $25
WHERE: www.blitz-performance.com; 626.839.8350
Blitz's Racing radiator caps are engineered to withstand extreme heat conditions and to hold more pressure (1.3 bar), which in turn assists in keeping coolant temperatures lower.

WHO: A'PEXi
WHAT: GT reservoir tank
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $249
WHERE: www.apexi-usa.com; 714.685.5700
The GT reservoir tank is manufactured to the highest quality standards. When set up correctly, the hand-welded aluminum tank is not just a reservoir but serves as an air separation tank as well. Each tank includes its own A'PEXi reservoir cap, as well as all appropriate hoses and hardware for ease of installation.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC titanium cooling plate
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $125-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
Constructed out of lightweight and durable titanium, ARC's cooling plate diverts and focuses incoming air flow fromthe front bumper into the radiator, improving the radiator's cooling abilities.

WHO: Blitz Performance
WHAT: Cooling Performer
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: $120-up
WHERE: www.blitz-performance.com; 626.839.8350
Made from high-quality silicone, the Cooling Performer from Blitz can withstand extreme heat conditions and high pressure. The unit also features an additional tap for the installation of a temperature sensor.

WHO: Earl's Performance Products
WHAT: Form-A-Flex radiator hose kits
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $75-up
WHERE: www.earlsplumbing.com; 310.609.1602
Made of non-corrosive stainless steel, Earl's Form-A-Flex radiator hose kits fit 1 1/2- or 1 3/4-inch inlets, come in three lengths (1-, 2-, 3-ft), and your choice of billet hose end sleeves (red, blue, black, chrome).

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Sport hose kit
WHIPS: Civic, Integra, Eclipse, Sentra
WALLET: $148
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
GReddy's wrapped OEM upper and lower radiator hoses utilize a stainless steel braid and anodized blue Econo-fit hose ends. This item is well suited for high performance cars as well as show cars.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Radiator breather tank
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $142
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
The GReddy Radiator Breather tank mounts high up in the engine compartment, allowing a filled coolant system room for air expansion, thus reducing chances of overheating due to air lock.

WHO: Flex-a-lite
WHAT: Zinc Anode kit
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.flex-a-lite.com; 800.851.1510
The new zinc anode kit from Flex-a-lite replaces the drain petcock in radiators and protects aluminum cooling systems from damage due to electrolysis or coolant additive failure/breakdown by allowing the zinc anode to corrode first.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Aluminum air diversion panel
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: $66-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
GReddy's Aluminum Air Diversion Panels are designed to not only improve under the hood looks (available in aluminum, blue, red, and Ti-Gold) but to contain airflow to the radiator core, thus improving cooling efficiency.

WHO: Koyo Cooling Systems
WHAT: Hyper radiator cap
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $40
WHERE: www.koyorad.com; 888.557.KOYO
Koyo's Hyper radiator cap is a high performance unit engineered to provide 1.3 kg/cm3 of pressure which raises the boiling point of the coolant, allowing for more efficient cooling.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Radiator cap
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $24
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
GReddy's high-pressure radiator caps are OEM-style caps which directly replace the factory unit. Not only does the metal GReddy badge on the cap dress up your engine compartment, but the 1.3kg/cm2 (18.5psi) pressure rating increases the performance of your radiator.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Carbon air diversion panel
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: $178-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
Available in carbon Kevlar, black, or silver carbon, GReddy's air diversion panels provide premium engine dress up, while containing airflow to the radiator core, thus increasing heat transfer.

WHO: Nukabe Automotive
WHAT: Cusco radiator cap
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $26
WHERE: www.napsusa.com; 888.591.6277
The high-pressure radiator cap from Cusco is rated at 18.49 psi and raises the boiling point of the coolant to 259 degrees F. Available in two different sizes, the caps are made to fit most applications.

WHO: Nukabe Automotive
WHAT: Cusco radiator hose kit
WHIPS: WRX
WALLET: $180
WHERE: www.napsusa.com; 888.591.6277
The specially made material in Cusco's radiator hose is designed for durability and resists hose collapse during high-rev and high-speed runs, preventing coolant overheating.

WHO: Power Enterprise
WHAT: V-Mount kit
WHIPS: WRX
WALLET: $3,990
WHERE: www.powerenterpriseusa.net; 949.752.0645Power Enterprise developed a "V-mount" kit for the Subaru Impreza which allows for a balanced cooling system by placing the radiator and intercooler diagonally. This setup channels more air directly to the two cores, allowing both units to cool effectively.

WHO: Tein
WHAT: Carbing Reservoir tank
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $160-up
WHERE: www.tein.com; 562.861.9161
Designed to reduce the appearance of air bubbles in the cooling system caused by the water pump during high engine RPM, Carbing's aluminum reservoir tank reduces water temperature and prevents overheating. Comes with different ports and includes a high pressure cap.

WHO: Nukabe Automotive
WHAT: Cusco radiator cooling plate
WHIPS: S2000, 350Z, 240SX, RX-8, Evo, WRX, Legacy
WALLET: $112
WHERE: www.napsusa.com; 888.591.6277
Cusco's radiator cooling plate prevents air from escaping over the top of the radiator, reducing the coolant temperature during track runs and high-speed driving. Blue or silver colors are available for select models.

WHO: SamcoSport
WHAT: Silicone hoses & accessories
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: Varies
WHERE: www.samcosport.com
SamcoSport hose kits upgrade your stock engine hoses with a product that is unrivaled in performance and looks. With over 380 applications and seven different colors, Samco has a hose for every need and preference.

Intercoolers
wHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC intercooler kit
WHIPS: 240SX, Evo, WRX, RX-7, Supra
WALLET: $1,655-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820ARC's intercooler kits features thick aluminum cores and handsomely welded end tanks allowing efficient cooling of heated boost while minimizing any pressure loss.

WHO: Perrin Performance
WHAT: Radiator cooling plate
WHIPS: Neon SRT-4
WALLET: $60
WHERE: www.perrinperformance.com; 503.643.4677
Perrin's radiator cooling plate forces more air through your radiator, increasing efficiency and engine longevity while reducing engine temperatures. Made of hardened steel and powder-coated for corrosion resistance, the air deflectors come available in black or silver.

WHO: Blitz Performance
WHAT: LM intercooler
WHIPS: 240SX, Skyline, WRX, Evo, Supra, RX-7
WALLET: $1020-up
WHERE: www.blitz-performance.com; 626.839.8350
Constructed with a high heat-transferring aluminum core with a tube fin design and effectively sized end tanks, Blitz's intercooler kits have a much greater cooling effect on intake temperatures.

WHO: Tein
WHAT: Carbing radiator cooling plate
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: $100-up
WHERE: www.tein.com; 562.861.9161
The Carbing radiator plate distributed by Tein works by increasing air flow into the radiator by redirecting the air stream, thus reducing water temperatures up to 40 degrees F (5 degrees C). Each panel is precision-made to fit, and is available in A5052 aluminum or carbon fiber.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: V-Spec intercooler kit
WHIPS: Supra, xB, 240SX, Eclipse,Evo, RX-7, WRX, Integra, Civic, Prelude
WALLET: $875-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
The V-Spec line of intercooler cores from GReddy boasts an inner "Micro Groove Tube" design allowing for improved cooling with a higher-flowing internal core. The application-specific kits come complete with aluminum piping, hoses, clamps, and mounts.

WHO: Hahn RaceCraft
WHAT: Universal intercooler
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.hahnracecraft.com; 630.553.6830
Hahn RaceCraft's universal intercoolers are available in a variety of sizes to fit any application and feature a bar-plate design to provide the most efficient cooling with minimal boost loss at the intercooler. The end tanks are made from lightweight cast aluminum.

WHO: Koyo Cooling Systems
WHAT: Intercooler
WHIPS: 240SX
WALLET: TBA
WHERE: www.koyorad.com; 888.557.KOYO
The new aluminum KOYORAD racing intercooler is designed for the serious turbo tuner. This highly polished racing ntercooler is hand-built with exact tolerances for extreme reliability and performance. Koyo's initial application is for the S13 chassis and is rated up to 500 hp.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: R-Spec intercooler kit
WHIPS: Supra, MR2, G35,350Z, 240SX, Eclipse, Evo, WRX, RX-7
WALLET: $1072-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
GReddy's R-Spec cores feature a high heat-dissipating inner fin" technology which is recommended for medium to high boost levels on higher horsepower or upgraded turbo engines. The application-specific kits come complete with aluminum piping, hoses, clamps, and mounts.

WHO: HKS
WHAT: S-Type intercooler kit
WHIPS: WRX, 240SX, Supra, RSX, RX-7, Skyline
WALLET: $1,050-up
WHERE: www.hksusa.com; 310.491.3300
HKS' S-Type intercooler kits are front-mount units featuring a tube-fin core design engineered with a multiple loop shape on the outer fins and a straight-through design on the inner fins. The unique fin design allows pressurized air to quickly pass through while cooling efficiently for applications up to 450 hp.

WHO: Perrin Performance
WHAT: Top-mount intercooler
WHIPS: Legacy
WALLET: $840
WHERE: www.perrinperformance.com; 503.643.4677
Utilizing a bar-plate core with high-flow cast aluminum end tanks, Perrin's intercooler bolts directly up to the factory turbocharger without any modifications and is the largest intercooler that will fit in the factory location.

WHO: Hahn RaceCraft
WHAT: Intercooler upgrade
WHIPS: SRT-4
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.hahnracecraft.com; 630.553.6830
Hahn RaceCraft's intercooler upgrade uses their durable, performance-proven bar plate cores and contoured sheet metal end tanks in a kit that not only supports from 300-600 hp, but also retains the stock bumper support.

WHAT: R-Type intercooler kit
WHIPS: Evo, 240SX, Supra, RX-7, Skyline
WALLET: $1,495-up
WHERE: www.hksusa.com; 310.491.3300
HKS' R-Type front-mount intercoolers are high-horsepower units designed to handle up to 800 hp. The R-Type intercoolers feature an exceptionally large frontal surface area and are over 100mm in thickness.

WHO: Perrin Performance
WHAT: Signature Series front-mount intercooler
WHIPS: WRX
WALLET: $1200
WHERE: www.perrinperformance.com; 503.643.4677
Engineered for 500-800 horsepower applications, Perrin's front-mount intercooler kit stretches the entire length of the bumper skin opening and features mandrel bent intercooler pipes (crinkle red or high polish).

WHO: Spearco
WHAT: Top-mount intercooler
WHIPS: WRX
WALLET: $1,088
WHERE: www.turboneticsinc.com; 805.581.0333
Spearco's WRX intercooler kit features the largest air-to-air top-mount intercooler in the market. Utilizing the factory mounting points, the massive 4.5-inch thick unit bolts on easily without any modifications to the vehicle and retains OEM turbo piping and blow-off valves.

WHO: Vortech
WHAT: Air/Water charge cooler
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $1,800
WHERE: www.vortechsuperchargers.com; 805.247.0226Vortech's aluminum charge coolers feature an exclusive dual pass, high-flow,airto-water-to-air cooler unit paired with a front mounted heat exchanger (cooler radiator). The kit also comes complete with a water reservoir, heavy-duty water pump, mounting brackets, hoses and hardware.

WHO: Nukabe Automotive
WHAT: Cusco intercooler water spray controller
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $150-up
WHERE: www.napsusa.com; 888.591.6277
Cusco's intercooler water spray controller utilizes water from your windshield washer reservoir to minimize heat soak inintercoolers during extended driving sessions. With the optional nozzle kit fitted, the radiator can also be sprayed as well.

WHO: Spearco
WHAT: Intercooler upgrade
WHIPS: Evo, SRT-4, Supra
WALLET: $950-up
WHERE: www.turboneticsinc.com; 805.581.0333
A true high performance factory upgrade, Spearco's bolt-on intercooler features their W.A.V.E. Technology core, which allows maximum efficiency and minimal pressure drops. A unique end tank design allows boost pressure to evenly distribute throughout the entire core, maximizing the entire surface area.

Coolers
WHO: Nitrous Express
WHAT: N-Tercooler intercooler chiller
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $419
WHERE: www.nitrousexpress.com; 940.767.7694
For supercharged or turbo applications Nitrous Express offers the N-tercooler kit, which sprays nitrous over an air-to-air intercooler, reducing air inlet temperatures dramatically and thus increasing horsepower. Nitrous Express now offers an option which allows you to remotely mount the solenoid.

Miscellaneous Coolers
WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC oil cooler kit
WHIPS: 240SX, Evo, Skyline, universal
WALLET: $300-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
ARC offers model-specific as well as universal oil cooler kits for high output engines that see extended time on and off the track.

WHO: Spearco
WHAT: MR2 intercooler kit
WHIPS: MR2
WALLET: $1,430
WHERE: www.turboneticsinc.com; 805.581.0333
Guaranteed to outperform any other kit on the market, Spearco'sintercooler kit for the MR2 features a massive 6x 5.9x11.75 core used in conjunction with a 440 CFM SPAL fan for optimum performance. The complete bolt-kit includes all tubes, brackets, and necessary hardware.

WHO: NOS
WHAT: Intercooler spray bar kit
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $410
WHERE: www.nitrousexpress.com; 940.767.7694
NOS' new snake design delivers 20 percent greater intercooler coverage area for improved cooling, decreases intake air temperatures by 20 degrees, and allows you to safely run more boost for more power. The kit includes a 5 lb NOS bottle and all necessary hardware for easy installation.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC differential cooler kit
WHIPS: Various applications
WALLET: TBA
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
ARC's bolt-differential oil cooler kit distributed by MackinIndustries fits various late model Japanese vehicle applications, comes with all the necessary hardware, and increases the performance and life of the differential by keeping differential fluid temps in check under extreme conditions.

WHO: Earl's Performance Products
WHAT: Temp-A-Cure oil coolers
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $44-up
WHERE: www.earlsplumbing.com; 310.609.1602
Earl's Temp-A-Cure universal aluminum oil coolers are available in multiple widths and inlet sizes to accommodate any custom application for your vehicle's cooling needs.

WHO: Stillen
WHAT: Power steering cooler
WHIPS: 350Z, G35
WALLET: $125
WHERE: www.stillen.com; 714.540.5566
Stillen's heavy-duty steering fluid cooler increases capacity and volume, reducing the chance of boilover or cooking of the fluid.

WHO: Flex-a-lite
WHAT: Black Magic X-TREME fan
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.flex-a-lite.com; 800.851.1510
Replace your stock belt-driven fan with Flex-a-lite's new 16-inch Black Magic X-TREME shrouded S-blade electric fan (3,300 CFM), which improves gas mileage and cooler a/c output, extends the life of your water pump, and improves horsepower.

WHO: Fluidyne
WHAT: Universal cooler
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $30
WHERE: www.fluidyne.com; 909.923.9595
Fluidyne's affordable universal engine oil/transmission cooler is adaptable for various applications. It is especially effective as an auxiliary automatic transmission cooler, extending the life of the unit.

WHO: Stillen
WHAT: Oil cooler
WHIPS: 350Z, G35
WALLET: $392
WHERE: www.stillen.com; 714.540.5566
Stillen's specially designed oil cooler kit will reduce oil temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees F by circulating hot oil outside the engine through a high-efficiency cooler, improving the life and quality of the oil.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: Electric fan kit
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $515-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
The GReddy Electric Fan kit comes with your choice of twin pull fans (12- or 14-inch) and the Multi Switching Systemcontroller, which frees up engine power from mechanical fans while allowing cooling control from the driver's seat.

WHO: GReddy
WHAT: GREX oil cooler kit
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $407-up
WHERE: www.greddy.com; 949.588.8300
By using an inner fin core design similar to their famousintercoolers, GReddy's oil cooler kit is able to increase oil capacity, decrease oil temperatures, and extend engine and oil life. GReddy systems also offer an internal (or external) thermostat to allow for quick engine warm up as well asuniversal and application-specific kits.

Fans
WHO: Flex-a-lite
WHAT: LoBoy electric cooling fan
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: Call
WHERE: www.flex-a-lite.com; 800.851.1510
Flex-a-lite's new 16-inch low profile electric fan is as thin as 1 1/4 inches, moves 2,500 cubic feet per minute, and draws only 18.5 amps. Fan dimensions are 16.5x16x3.1875 and range from 1 1/4- to 3 3/16-inches in depth. Adjustable thermostat control or manual override switch may be added for additional fan control.

WHO: SPAL
WHAT: High performance electric fans
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $68-up
WHERE: www.spalusa.com; 800.345.0327
SPAL high performance electric cooling fans range in diameter depending on the user's application and are available as dual fan kits. SPAL also offers complete wiring kits that include a 40/50A relay and user-programmable automatic fan controller.

WHO: SPAL
WHAT: Low profile electric fans
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $68-up
WHERE: www.spalusa.com; 800.345.0327
SPAL low profile electric cooling fans are slim, available in various sizes, and are available as dual fan kits. SPAL also offers complete wiring kits that include a 40/50A relay and user-programmable automatic fan controller.

WHO: Nukabe Automotive
WHAT: Cusco turbo heat shield
WHIPS: WRX
WALLET: $77-up
WHERE: www.napsusa.com; 888.591.6277
Cusco's turbo heat shield helps reduce the heat that radiates from the turbo onto the top-mount intercoolers on Subaru WRX and STi applications. The kits come available with or without an optional throttle body coupler.

WHO: Thermo-TecWHAT: Thermo ShieldWHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $18
WHERE: www.thermotec.com; 800.274.8437
Thermo-Tec's Thermo-Shield protects hoses and wires that are difficult to keep clear of radiant heat.

Heat ShieldsWHO: Mackin IndustriesWHAT: ARC titanium heat shieldWHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $160-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
ARC's titanium heat shield bolts on to most applications, blocking radiant heat and protecting vital engine areas.

WHO: Thermo-TecWHAT: Adhesive-backed heat barrierWHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $12-up
WHERE: www.thermotec.com; 800.274.8437
Thermo-Tec's adhesive-backed heat barrier protects various parts and components from the damaging effects of radiant heat.

WHO: Thermo-Tec
WHAT: Thermo-Sleeve
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $13-up
WHERE: www.thermotec.com; 800.274.8437
Thermo-Tec's seamless lamination of a high-temperature fabric to a highly reflective foil is the secret behind the Thermo-Sleeve, which provides protection against radiant heat for hoses and wires.

WHO: Heatshield Products
WHAT: Reflect-A-Tape
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: N/A
WHERE: www.heatshieldproducts.com; 760.751.0441
The Reflect-A-Tape tape from Heatshield Products reflects over 90 percent of radiant heat away from wires, lines, cables, hoses, etc. The self- adhesive tape withstands up to 1,100 degrees F of radiant heat and 500 degrees F of direct contact.

WHO: Thermo-Tec
WHAT: Thermo-Flex
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $14-up
WHERE: www.thermotec.com; 800.274.8437
Thermo-Flex is a composite heat shield material from Thermo-Tec that offers abrasion resistance, thermal insulation, physical containment, as well as other miscellaneous uses.

Cooling Upgrades
WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC thermostat
WHIPS: Most applications
WALLET: $75-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
The low temperature thermostat from ARC opens earlier than stock (at 68 degrees C), improving coolant circulation while maintaining optimum temperatures.

WHO: Mackin Industries
WHAT: ARC water pump pulley
WHIPS: 240SX, 350Z, RX-8, Skyline
WALLET: $135-up
WHERE: www.mackinindustries.com; 562.946.6820
The water pump pulley kit from ARC improves pumping characteristics of the stock water pump, allowing for an increased volume of flow throughout the cooling system.

WHO: Design Engineering
WHAT: Radiator Relief
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $17
WHERE: www.designengineering.com; 800.264.9472
Radiator Relief from Design Engineering allows radiators to transfer heat more efficiently, reducing operating temperatures up to 30 degrees F as well as engine warm-up time.

WHO: Hy-Per Lube
WHAT: Super Coolant
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $9
WHERE: www.hyperlube.com; 888.275.0015
Hy-per Lube Super Coolant lowers the surface tension of the coolant, allowing it to deeply penetrate the metal surfaces at vital heat transfer areas. This reduces operating temps by 6-8 degrees in 50/50 glycol water systems and up to 20 degrees in water-only applications.

WHO: Buddy Club USA
WHAT: Racing Spec fan switch
WHIPS: Honda
WALLET: $45
WHERE: www.buddyclub.us; 909.923.9188
Buddy Club's Racing Spec plug-and-play fan switch activates your cooling fan at 80 degrees C instead of the stock 93 degrees for better cooling and efficiency.

WHO: Earl's Performance Products
WHAT: Oil thermostat
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $90-up
WHERE: www.earlsplumbing.com; 310.609.1602
Made for racers, dyno testing, or cold environments, Earl's oil thermostat controls flow, allowing the oil to warm up to 160 degrees F before opening. The thermostat also has three sensor ports allowing for multiple oil monitoring outputs.

WHO: Red Line Oil
WHAT: Water Wetter
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $9
WHERE: www.redlineoil.com; 800.624.7598
Red Line Oil's Water Wetter Supercoolant is a unique liquid product that provides rust and corrosion protection in plain water for racing or street engines and promotes better heat transfer properties (as much as 20 degrees F ) than glycol-based antifreeze.

WHO: Cosworth
WHAT: Performance Engineered Coolant
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $10
WHERE: www.liquidcosworth.com; 800.355.5880
Cosworth Performance Engineered Coolant provides corrosion protection and extends water pump life, does not form a heat barrier like traditional coolants, and maximizes pure water to bare metal heat transfer.

WHO: HKS
WHAT: Fan Controller
WHIPS: Yours
WALLET: $205
WHERE: www.hksusa.com; 310.491.3300
The HKS Fan Controller has been developed to activate factory or aftermarket electronic cooling fans at user-preset temperature levels. It also features real-time water temperature monitoring (Celsius or Fahrenheit), peak hold, and temperature warning.

WHO: Superior Nissan Motorsports
WHAT: Nismo thermostat
WHIPS: 240SX, 300Z,Maxima, Altima, Sentra, NX2000, 200SX
WALLET: $51-up
WHERE: www.superiornissanmotorsports.com; 626.965.5060
The low temperature Nismo thermostat opens at 62 degrees C, versus OEM units that open at 76.5 degrees C. Allowing coolant to circulate sooner than the stock unit allows results in greater efficiency and prevents problems caused by overheating.

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