Tech Review G-Force Performance Engineering ProBushings
Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of GForce Performance Engineering Let's face it, chassis bushings are decidedly unsexy performance parts. They aren't shiny, billet, or covered in a high-visibility hue to catch the eye. Properly performing bushings are mostly out-of-sight, out-of-mind components that aren't even thought about until one or more fails. But according to Jesse Powell an...
New Terminator X Stealth 4500 EFI System Available from Holley
The Terminator X Stealth 4500 EFI System from Holley features eight 100 lb/hr fuel injectors capable of supporting up to 1500 horsepower naturally aspirated or 1250 horsepower on forced induction applications. The Terminator X ECU is capable of fuel map self-learning and ignition timing control, improving idle stability, drivability and wide-open throttle horsepower. It is designed to fit with ...
Design Engineering, Inc. Enters Phase Two of Three-Phase Expansion Project
Design Engineering, Inc., a heat and sound management products company, is entering phase two of a long-term, three-phase expansion project that will increase capacity at its headquarters in Avon Lake, Ohio. This expansion will allow DEI to expand our manufacturing, assembly and warehouse capabilities, and grow our R&D department, said Dave Ramirez, vice president of operations. With thi...
NOS CrossHair Plate 4-Barrel Professional Plate Offered
NOS CrossHair plate systems are designed with the serious racer in mind and are capable of 350+ horsepower. Based off of the ever popular Double Cross plate systems, the CrossHair takes the time-tested design and improved it for better distribution of fuel and nitrous. That is especially important with the complex intake manifold designs. The CrossHair plate system features double-down nitro...
Mishimoto Quick Release Clamps Now Available
Mishimoto Quick Release Clamps are now available. Offered in four colors, the clamps provide unique locking system for a trustworthy connection to piping, and they withstand up to a 400 F and 110PSI operating pressure range. They allow for angular, axial and radial movement, while remaining sealed with Viton O-rings. CNC-machined 6061 aluminum weld ferrules arrive ready for fabrication, and ...
Dart Debuts Re-engineered Iron Eagle Small-Block Ford Cylinder Blocks
Dart's small-block Ford Iron Eagle blocks are designed to work with the stock components, but are now much more than a stock replacement. The new Dart SBF block has been designed from the ground up for hardcore racing. These new blocks are cast from premium high strength iron with extra thick cylinder walls and decks. The main webs are beefed up and fitted with steel 4-bolt main caps. All the r...
DEI Offers Safety Products to Provide Protection for Eyes, Ears and Arms
Things can happen in an instant in the pits, meaning pit crews can never be too safe. DEI's Pit Crew Safety Kit includes vision, hearing and arm protection for professional mechanics, pit crew members and do-it-yourselfers. Kits include protective eyewear, ear plugs and Kevlar sleeving, all in one package and at an affordable price. Safety is the most important thing, which is why DEI is pr...
Strange Engineering Promotes Benefits of Its Dual Rear Brake Kits
Dual rear brake kits have been become a familiar sight in the pits. Turbo-powered door-slammers can benefit from the extra clamping force as turbos are spooled up on the starting line, while sportsman cars and dragsters can have a second pair of calipers for additional braking or as a back-up brake system. Strange Engineering offers a full line of Pro Race Rear Dual Brake kits for all of the po...
FTI Performance Introduces Gen 3 XPM Billet Bolt-Together Torque Converter Line
FTI Performance has expanded its product line with the introduction of Gen 3 XPM billet bolt together torque converters. The line is revolutionary to the converter market as each piece is interchangeable to make it self-tunable. With multiple options for various components, FTI gives the customer the ability to change their converter to fit their personal combination. Each component of the FTI ...
Spotlight on Steve Matukas The Muscle Behind Matukas Motorsports
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and FSC Staff Steve Matukas was fascinated by four-wheelers when he was growing up in Southern California. While riding his Suzuki 250 and Banshee on sand dunes around his family's home, he wanted to know what made them fast, and how he could make them even faster. That passion for power propelled when he started going to tracks ...
Strange Engineering Offers Line of Billet Aluminum Main Caps
Strange Engineering's proven line of billet aluminum main caps improve strength for 8.8 Ford, GM 10 bolt, GM 12 bolt and Dana 60 housings. As horsepower increases, factory caps will deflect, which leads to premature wear of the gear and bearings, and ultimately resulting in failure. The Strange Engineering billet caps are made from 2024-T351 aluminum and provide increased rigidity and strength...
Holley Releases New Race-Design 4500 Intake for Cathedral Port LS Engine Combinations
Holley has released a new race-design 4500 intake for cathedral port LS engines. It's intended for maximum-effort combinations that need a bump in induction airflow. With its split design, users can port and modify intake runners to best suit their combinations. Additionally, the two-piece split design provides access for all levels of porting and modification. It utilizes shoulder bolt loca...
Strange Engineering's Black Friday Sale Features Ten Percent Off & Free Ground Shipping Nov. 20-30
Strange Engineering is kicking off the holiday season with a Black Friday Sale. The company is offering 10 percent off and free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 States, with no minimum, for online orders placed Nov. 20 until midnight Central Daylight Time on Nov. 30. Order processing will begin the following business day. Please note that not all Strange products are available for online...
Earl's Weld-in Fuel Module Mounting Rings Simplify Fuel Pump Module Installation
Earl's new weld-in mounting rings allow the use of modern in-tank EFI fuel modules in custom or modified fuel tanks. The rings accommodate most late model GM, Mopar and Ford factory fuel modules which have been standardized to a common size with a thin 6" diameter hat at the top of the fuel module. Users can choose from aluminum, steel or stainless steel mounting rings for easy welding. For ...
Mac's Tie Downs Flat-Back Bracket Creates Permanent Anchor Point
Mac's has introducedd a new bracket to the family of weld-on tie-down products. The Mac's Flat-Back Bracket creates a permanent anchor point and is ideal for flat, metal surfaces like a chassis frame arm or crossmember. The Mac's Flat-Back Bracket can be used instead of a conventional axle strap to eliminate contact with critical components such as brake lines, wires and hoses. The Mac's Fla...
JLT Performance Now Offering Master Cylinder Cover to Enhance Engine Bay of 2020 Shelby GT500
A 2020 Shelby GT500 can offer drivers a 760 horsepower 5.2L engine, 7-speed DCT and 10-second elapsed-times at the track. And now, JLT Performance is offering its new Master Cylinder Cover ($79) for the car, which was designed to match the factory battery cover and mimic the flow of the cowl to enhance the engine compartment. JLT's Master Cylinder Cover features a factory-like texture and semi-...
TREMEC Debuts New TKX 5-Speed RWD Manual Transmission
TREMEC, the leading manufacturer of manual transmissions and components, announces the release of the new TKX, a 5-speed RWD manual transmission developed solely for the aftermarket. We listened to our customers, combined their suggestions with our OEM technology and strengthened our aftermarket line up with the addition of the TKX, says Mike Kidd, aftermarket business unit manager at TREMEC. Th...
Eaton introduces new TVS R3100 supercharger for aftermarket applications
Power management company Eaton today introduced its Twin Vortices Series (TVS ) R3100 supercharger rotors for aftermarket applications. Based on the design of the popular TVS R2650, the new TVS R3100 moves at least 10 percent more air and maintains the same design footprint within the engine bay. The all-new Eaton TVS R3100 is the next step in performance from the popular TVS platform, said J...
Strange Engineering Offering Full Line of 9 -inch and 10-inch Gears from U.S. Gear and Motive
Strange Engineering is offering a full line of 9 -inch and 10-inch ring and pinion gear sets from U.S. Gear and Motive. Based on the popular 9-inch Ford design, these gears are capable of handling the ever-increasing horsepower in classes including Pro Mod, Alcohol Dragster, Alcohol Funny Car and Radial vs. the world. Gear ratios range from 3.25 to 5.14 in the 9 -inch gears and 3.89 to 6.20 i...
Where It All Started Livernois Motorsports
With deep roots in the automotive industry, Livernois Motorsports came into existence when founder Dan Millen followed a different path than his family's prior two generations. Now, Millen's company specializes in late-model Ford, GM, and Chrysler performance parts, service, and tuning, and has become a name known around the world. In 1949, Millen's grandfather founded the original Livernois En...
System 1 Debuts New 10-Micron Fuel Filter
System 1 has added a compact, high-flow 10-micron fuel filter to its arsenal of premium quality fuel and oil filtration products. Engineered for use with high-output competition fuel systems, it's capable of maintaining a 40 GPM flow rate and suited for use in highly-boosted EFI applications. The compact housing, which is CNC-machined from billet aluminum in System 1's Tulare, California facili...
Godzilla Rising Your next Blue Oval racer might be powered by a 7.3-liter engine and the man who championed it is leading the charge
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Brian Wolfe It is quite common for aftermarket companies to jump on a new engine platform to cement their status as the experts in that platform. Such development can yield dividends for years to come. It is unheard of, however, that someone who helped create a factory engine would shift gears to become its aftermarket champion. That is case with Ford'...
Pedal to the Metal FFP Customs new lightweight, customizable pedal assembly
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author Necessity is the mother of all invention, and FFP Customs Ryan Frazier realized he needed to build a product aid in the fitment of drivers who were purchasing his roll cages. When I got started on my own business, I was going to build and sell a rolling chassis, Frazier recalled. If I built a cage, they might not fit the car, so I starte...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Stand-Off Kits for Thermal Protection
Racers and hot rod owners can place thermal protection where they need it most with Design Engineering, Inc.'s new Stand-Off Kits. Designed as a safe, convenient solution for installing heat barriers, custom thermal shields and more, each Stand-Off is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel that is long lasting and will handle high temperatures. Stand-Offs are ideal for creating a spac...
Hooker Blackheart Expands Coyote Swap Part Lineup
With four new products, Hooker Blackheart has made it easier than ever to drop a late model Ford Coyote engine into a Foxbody or SN95 Mustang. 1984-1995 Mustang Coyote Swap Engine Adapters: Hooker BlackHeart engine mount brackets for 1984-1995 Mustangs allow a Coyote engine to be installed on a stock K-member. Featuring a steel fabrication and powder-coated black finsh for corrosion resistan...
ATI Performance Products Debuts Super Damper for Ford 7.3L Godzilla Engines
ATI Performance Products is proud to introduce its Super Damper for the new Ford 7.3L Godzilla engine found in Ford Super Duty trucks, some vans and as a crate engine. The OEM drive diameter damper features a 6", 5-ring inertia weight, retains OEM location and has OEM drive sizes. The damper shell is billet aluminum and the hub is 4140 heat treat steel. It's part number 918073, comes with laser-et...
New Gold Line Sleeving Offered by Design Engineering Inc.
To keep under-hood wires, cables and hoses cool and protected, it pays to go for the Gold. Design Engineering, Inc.'s new Gold Line Sleeving is manufactured from the company's high-temperature Metalized Polyimide lamination and bonded to a robust, 20-oz heat-treated glass fiber base material. Available in Sheaths, Shrouds and a Cover, DEI's Gold Sleeving products not only protect components, bu...
New Hurst Blackjack Shifter For 1983-2004 Mustangs Released
Hurst shifters have been an industry standard for decades for both street and race applications, and the company continues to innovate with its Blackjack lineup. Its newest edition is a perfect upgrade for 1983-2004 Ford Mustang owners running a T5 or T45 manual transmission. It features a CNC-machined, billet aluminum mounting base, hardened chrome moly steel stick adapter, dual stick centerin...
A Slug's Life Pistons take a lot of abuse in a high-performance engine. What causes them to fail
For builders and racers pushing engine combinations to the limit of their capability, piston failures can be an on-going concern. When a piston does kick the bucket, the type of damage that's created generally falls into one of three categories: fractures, heavy abrasion, and melting. While that damage can provide some insight into what caused the issue to begin with, it's not necessarily a straig...
Tech Review Blow By Racing Demon Killer Turbo Kit
Written By Randy Adler Jr. Photography Courtesy of Blow-By Racing and Kevin DiOssi NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street saw a new combination take the stage this year. Blow-By Racing debuted its Demon Killer Turbo Kit on Jason Davis 2015 Mustang. Davis came out swinging with the new combination, appearing in two final rounds in the first three races. The Demon Killer Turbo Kit is designed...
Dashing Success An inside look at the Haltech IC-7 digital dash
In 1817, the German engineer Dietrich Uhlhorn invented a device to measure machine speed and it was dubbed the tachometer. Fast forward to the 1960s and the first golden age of hot rodding saw its use became common in all types of vehicles. By the time the Mustang boom kicked off in the 1990s, an Auto Meter Monster Tach and corresponding shift-light became commonplace, along with a cowl-mounted fu...
Don't Blow It We Turn To the Pros for Proper Bead-lock and Slick Tube Installation Tips
Safety third, as the saying goes. What is likely the most critical aspect of any racing operation is often pushed down the priority list, but sometimes safety goes hand in hand with maintaining and even improving performance. During a conversation with our friends at Mickey Thompson Tires, they expressed concern over the frequency with which they see improperly mounted tires on drag wheels, and it...
Strange Engineering Adds Alloy C-Clip Style Axles to Product Line
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its product line to meet the needs of today's car enthusiasts with the addition of alloy C-clip style axles. Made with the same quality as the proven Strange alloy axle line, the Strange C-clip style axles are significantly stronger than typical OEM axles. The axles are forged from alloy steel and are further enhanced with a deeper heat treatment. The axl...
Holley Releases Coyote Engine Swap Oil Pan
Holley's new Coyote oil pan makes Mustang engine swaps even easier. The oil pan design maintains the oil capacity of a stock Mustang Coyote oil pan (8 qt. nominal) to ensure adequate supply in all street performance and factory-stock type racing applications. The new design utilizes a stock Coyote engine gasket and baffle assembly to provide factory-like sealing and windage characteristics. ...
2020 GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Midterm Update
We're now three races into the 2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing season and with the completion of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the NMRA has now filled the first four spots in the GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street ladder for the heads-up eliminator that is to be held at the Nitto...
Pack Mentality MMR pushes the potential of Ford's Coyote platform into the four-digit stratosphere
Right out of the factory, Ford's Coyote engines are potent performers and when paired with power adders, they deliver incredible performance. However, as racers start to push deep into four-digit territory, the output can exceed what factory engineers imagined in their wildest dreams. Fortunately, the aftermarket is here to help, and leading that charge is the crew at Modular Motorsports Racing. ...
Oscar Morin Tops EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown
The second annual EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown went down during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance, held at the historic World Wide Technology Raceway that is just outside of St. Louis. This year, the format changed to handout $500 to multiple winners on Saturday patterned after the NMRA/NMCA three run average format and a ...
Holley EFI 12.3" and 6.86" Standalone Digital Dashes Are Now Available
Holley is offering two new standalone dash options as its popular 12.3" and 6.86" displays have been upgraded to work in non-Holley EFI applications. The dashes have the ability to record and display a number of sensor values. The 12.3" standalone display is for hardcore enthusiasts. It measures 11.5" wide by 4.25" tall, and users will receive an extensive view of critical data through programm...
Flowmaster Offering New Universal 3-Inch FlowFX Muffler
Flowmaster is offering its new universal 3-inch FlowFX muffler. Flowmaster's FlowFX series mufflers are perfect for enthusiasts looking for an exhaust note that is different from the "chambered" muffler sound. The interior features a large 3" straight-through stainless steel perforated core, surrounded with high-temperature sound absorption materials. Featuring a reversible internal flow design...
FTI Performance Reintroduces the STX Series Converters
FTI Performance has reintroduced its STX series converters. Manufactured in DeLand, Florida, the STX series is a racing-specific converter designed in-house. The STX series 9.5 racing converters are designed specifically for street and race turbo applications making 800-1500 rear wheel horsepower. They feature FTI's proprietary, in-house designed billet stator, which allows faster spooling and...
Holley EFI Brings New Dual Injector Lo-Ram Base Manifold Kit to Market
Holley EFI has brought a new dual injector Lo-Ram base manifold kit to market. Available in black or natural cast finishes, the lower manifold is designed for dual injectors per cylinder. The Lo-Ram intake manifolds are designed for forced induction (supercharged or turbocharged) engine applications and will accept popular Hi-Ram plenum tops. The base intake manifold is designed with a low heig...
UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package Introduced
All of the components of the winning UPR suspension system are now available in kit form. The UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package includes: UPR Billet IRS Subframe Bushing Cradle Lockout Kit/Billet IRS Subframe Braces: This 12-piece CNC Billet lockout/brace package eliminates the movement found in the OEM rubber bushings. Reduce wheel-hop and improve overall handling ...
Aeromotive Opens One-Stop Customization Shop for Fuel Systems
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has opened an in-house Customization Shop for fuel systems. The program is designed to help builders and customizers find fuel system solutions for race cars, street rods, off-road vehicles, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and other vehicles. Using existing Aeromotive fuel pumps and components, the Customizat...
Holley Introduces New 1983-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Pump Module
Holley is pleased to introduce its new 1983-1997 Ford Mustang fuel pump module, which places a 525LPH pump inside of a factory EFI tank. Holley's new direct-fit fuel pump module will drop into any 1983-1997 Ford Mustang EFI fuel tank without modifcations. It's designed to house a 525LPH fuel pump, and is capable of supporting up to 1200HP on EFI applications. The black anodized flange includ...
Tech Review Modern Racing Solid-State Battery Disconnect
It's looking like the days of the old, mechanical power disconnect are numbered as Modern Racing has developed a better, safer, and more versatile version with its Solid-State Battery Disconnect. The mechanical cable and push/pull lever employed to turn power off and on in race cars all over the world has been a reliable product and a mandated safety feature for many sanctioning bodies. It allo...
Racer Spec IDIDIT's Pro-Fab product line caters to racers and car builders
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Steph Bardekoff and Kevin DiOssi IDIDIT has long been known as one of the top aftermarket steering column manufacturers and it took a step towards the racing market a while back with its Pro-Lite product line, which offered factory looks with a lightweight design. Now, the company offers its Pro-Fab product line for serious racers and car builders who are...
AEM EV Has Released Its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit
AEM EV has released its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit (PN 30-8000). AEM EV's VCU200 is built on OEM hardware and features OEM quality strategies to provide the highest level of reliability, and more importantly, safety for both the programmer and end-user. AEM EV Vehicle Control Units (VCUs) are the missing link for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They allow th...
BMR Suspension Releases Drag Racing Lowering Springs for S550 Mustangs
BMR Suspension has released drag racing lowering springs for S550 Mustangs that are manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire and are cold wound on a CNC coiling machine that can adjust the spring diameter in real time to ensure that every spring is exactly the same. The springs will lower your 2015-2020 Mustang 7/8-inch front, 1/2-inch rear, and feature a 170 lb/in front and 80...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces High-Tech GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields
When it comes to technologically advanced turbocharger protection, Design Engineering, Inc. has raised the bar with its new GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields with LR Technology. Featuring a silicone-coated outer layer, multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, and enhanced seam strength, the GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shield was made to be the strongest, most heat-resistant shield available. B...
JLT Performance 2020 Shelby GT500 Big Air Intake Hits Market
JLT Performance is known for being first to market with cold air intakes, oil separators and visual upgrades designed for a variety of domestic performance vehicles. With the introduction of its new Big Air Intake (priced from $399) for the 2020 Shelby GT500, it's more of the same for the family-owned business. The JLT Big Air Intake utilizes a black textured intake tube, an S&B Powerstack ...
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