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VP RACING FUELS INTRODUCES NEW, IMPROVED COOL DOWN™

Coolant Enhancer the Newest Addition to VP Madditive® Line
 
VP Racing Fuels today introduced a new, improved formula for VP Cool Down™, its popular coolant performance improver for high-performance radiator systems.  Now included in VP’s portfolio of VP Madditive® performance chemicals, Cool Down decreases cylinder head temperatures up to 50°F!  
 
“Cool Down increases coolant flow for better heat transfer while lubricating all the vital components without the crystallization you find with other coolant additives,” said Bruce Hendel, Director of Sales-Consumer Products.  “It won't harm radiators or water pumps and it’s approved by most race sanctioning bodies.

REHER-MORRISON, DART INTRODUCE NEW DRM 20-DEGREE BBC CYLINDER HEADS

Convert your Big Block Chevy from a standard conventional cylinder head to a more POWERFUL DRM-20° cylinder head.  Reher-Morrison′s DRM-20° Cylinder Head Conversion Kits come complete with all of the necessary components required to convert your Big Block Chevy engine. From the ultimate performance people, come the ultimate 20° conventional cylinder head conversion kits. Now is the time to step up to the next level of performance.

The industry is buzzing about the new hipped* Dart 20° cylinder heads with the new Reher-Morison proprietary CNC port designs. These conventional heads produce the most power possible without having to go with spread port Big Chief style heads. They put to rest the controversy over who has the better conventional head. No other conventional head can out power the DRM-20°! With airflow and air speed, light years ahead of any other heads in its class, the DRM-20 supplies power gains of 80 hp to 100+hp!

HOLLEY ANNOUNCES LS SWAP SYSTEM FOR THIRD-GEN GM F-BODIES

 
Holley recently announced  the release of LS swap components for third-generation Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds.

 

The GM third-generation F-Body has evolved from an oft-forgotten sports car of the 1980s into a capable and budget-friendly platform for hot rodders and racers of all walks of life. While the platform has proven to be competitive in various motorsports, the factory installed engines leave a lot to be desired. Luckily, Hooker Headers has the answer with their third-gen F-Body specific swap system that allows installation of the popular GM LS engines. It includes engine & transmission mounts, BlackHeart headers & exhaust systems, and swap accessories. Hooker's platform designed LS swap system ensures direct bolt-in fitment and correct driveline angles to help LS-swapped third-gens perform to their peak potential whether it's on the drag strip, at the autocross or any other venue.

DART REVAMPS DARTHEADS.COM WEBSITE

 

Dart Machinery, Ltd. has a new completely revamped DARTHEADS.com. The new website is designed to be fully responsive. This will allow for optimal viewing and a higher quality user experience across a wide range of devices from desktop computers to mobile phones. 

MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES ENHANCES ET STREET RADIAL PRO LINE

Mickey Thompson has expanded the ET Street Radial Pro tire line with the introduction of the P315/60R15 size for the drag strip. 

“We are pleased to introduce the new P315/60R15 ET Street Radial Pro size to the lineup,” stated Jason Moulton, Senior Product Development Manager for Mickey Thompson. “The ET Street Radial Pro uses the latest radial technology for quicker elapsed times. Minimal tread void delivers maximum traction, and the tapered-depth tread technology means powerful launches at the starting line. With this new size, racers will take the Outlaw Drag Radial class to a new level of performance.”

CHEVY WEDGE HEAD FROM MBE

If you are a drag racer running a small block, MBE’s 13 degree head offers the most bang for the buck you will find anywhere. This head will outperform any SB2 Cup-style cylinder head. Need proof? How about a documented 950 horsepower with these cylinder heads running a single carburetor and a cast manifold?

 

The secret is a CNC porting program that completely reworks these castings. MBE doesn’t mass produce cylinder heads. Instead, it concentrates on producing highly efficient heads for top-level competition, and the result is precision far beyond what you will find anywhere else. For example, in order to match more engine packages, MBE has designed three distinct port profiles for the 13 degree MBE head, and the largest works with engines up to 450 cubic inches.

BOLT-IN REAR COIL-OVER KITS FOR 1973-1977 GM A-BODIES FROM QA1

 

QA1 offers bolt-in Rear Coil-Over Conversion Kits for 1973-1977 GM A-Bodies. These kits include specially designed USA made mounting brackets and single or double adjustable aluminum shocks, springs and all necessary hardware.

Single adjustable shocks provide 18 positions of simultaneous rebound and compression adjustment while QA1’s double adjustable shocks provide 18 positions of compression adjustment and 18 positions of rebound adjustment, for a total of 324 possible valving combinations. These shocks also utilize a fully threaded body that allows you to adjust your ride height for the perfect stance or to finely tune the weight balance for superior handling.

NEW HI-TOP DRIVING SHOES FROM STROUD SAFETY

 
Stroud Safety has unveiled their new Hi-Top Driving Shoe. Featuring premium grade leather and a thin, durable neoprene rubber sole, these new shoes deliver the ultimate in protection, comfort, feel and value.

INTRODUCING THE CLUTCH GUYS MATTER T-SHIRTS

 

A friendly debate has inspired a new line of t-shirt with a catch phrase and a meaningful cause. 

Rob Boninfante believes clutch guys matter, in a world where automatics seems to be the trend in many aspects of drag racing, particularly in doorslammer competition. 

When Boninfante became involved in a Facebook debate, he uttered a phrase which immediately gained favor amongst his allies. 

ULTRA FAB HOUSING FROM STRANGE ENGINEERING

Strange Engineering, the leader in driveline and suspension for over 50 years, revealed the new Ultra Fab housing to its line of rear end components.



The ultra fab housing features a 0.375” thick face plate and triangulated design that improves rigidity and superior tube support, which increases overall housing stiffness. The housing tubes are fully welded to the center and further reinforced with radial gusset plates on the inside of the housing resulting in less deflection and straighter launches.

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