Thermo-Tectm, introduces its Thermo-Flex product line. This new generation of products features plug wire shields, wire loom and hose protectors that are designed to provide abrasion resistance, thermal insulation and physical containment of hoses and wiring. Unlike other products in this category that are made of plastic, the Thermo-Flex lineup is constructed of a combination of aluminum and silica materials designed to protect against heat-related failures. Thermo-Flex products not only increase the product safety factor but also are easy to install and add a finished look. Thermo-Flextm plug wire shields protect wires from contact with the header and hose wire loom covers encase most under hood wires to reflect heat away and provide abrasion resistance with improved appearance. The hose and wire protectors shield the oil, water and coolant hoses from excess heat and add to their durability. Thermo-Flex air ducts are more durable than traditional similar products made of plastic and other materials. These air ducts provide flexibility and strength for ducting air into the brake system, air intake to the engine and driver compartment cooling.
For more information, contact: Thermo-Tec at 800-274-8437.
Moroso Performance Products has engineered a custom-fabricated, all-aluminum oil pan for Toyota 3TC, 2T and 2TC engines. The track-proven pan features a louvered windage tray with built in crank scraper to prevent oil from splashing back onto the rotating assembly. Other features include dual kicked-out sumps for added capacity, dynamic trap-door baffling, one-piece pan rail and dual drain plugs.
For more information, contact: Moroso Performance Products, 80 Carter Dr., Dept. THP, Guilford, CT 06437-0570, (203) 453-6571, www.moroso.com.
Nitrous Express (NX) introduces the "Next Generation" in nitrous progressive controllers. The NX Maximizer uses state of the art circuitry to achieve a smooth application of nitrous power to the ground. With its, single box, compact design, limitless adjustability and rugged high amp capacity the Maximizer will handle all the solenoid amp load you can throw at it. The Maximizer is the only controller that allows your N2O system to deliver full power on the 100-percent setting.
Contact Nitrous Express, Inc. toll free 888-677-4155 or email Contact: Nitrous Express 4923 Lake Park Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76302 (888) 463-2781 www.nitrousexpress.com
Costa Del Mar Sunglasses has redesigned its popular Multi-Sport model. Available in crystal tortoise or matte black, the Multi Sport's more advanced nylon-composite frame is lighter and more durable than before. The Multi Sport is stylish and can house RX prescription lenses. There are two lens types to choose from, hard-coated, scratch-resistant CR-39 and glass.
Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, 123 Orchard St., Dept. THP, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, (800) 447-3700, www.costadelmar.com.
Eyes In the Back Of Your Head
The Jacobs Electronics Obstacle Sensing System uses new patented aerospace technology to determine if your vehicle is about to backing into an obstacle, person or other vehicle. Unlike any other system (OEM or aftermarket) only Jacobs uses microwaves which are not affected by rain, snow, mud or dirt. This system can monitor up to 12 feet behind the vehicle and about one foot on each side of it. In most applications installation is simple.
For more information contact: Jacobs Electronics, 500 North Baird St., Dept. THP, Midland, TX 79701, (800) 627-8800.
Fuel System Cleaner
Cyclo introduces an easy-to-use professional style Fuel System Cleaning Program that can be used as a one-, two- or three-step process. The products are formulated to clean dirty injectors, intake vales, ports, combustion chambers. The system can restore performance and reduce emissions.
For more information, contact: Cyclo Industries, 10190 Riverside Dr., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, (800) 843-7813, www.cyclo.com.
Racing Engine Valves (REV) has taken its Pro Series line of valves to he next level with the introduction of the Hi-Heat series. These valves are designed to live in high-temperature combustion environments. Intake valves are precision machined out of EV8-NB material and the exhaust valves feature a special Nitronic 200-Plus allow that can withstand 200 degrees more heat than other stainless materials.
For more information, contact: Racing Engine Valves (REV), 4704 NE 11th Ave., Dept. THP, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334, (954) 772-6060.
Ronal introduces a new style to its extensive line of performance aftermarket wheels. The R-7 Bulldog is a bold five-spoke with outwardly-bowed haunches that enhance the lines of even the most sculpted import. Available in four- and five-lug applications in sizes ranging from 15 to 18 inches, the Bulldog features a rounded "Euro Lip" and can be ordered in silver clearcoat or polished finishes.
For more information, contact: Ronal Wheels, 15692 Computer Ln., Dept. THP, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (714) 891-4853, www.ronalusa.com.
GTR S-Series Carbon Fiber Wing
A&A Specialties introduces its GTR S-Series Carbon Fiber Wing. The wing is made with a real carbon fiber center and adjustable urethane end plates and is currently available in a 50-inch width. The multi-fit wing uses aircraft quality stanchions for added style and limitless adjustability.
For more information, contact: A&A Specialties, 5100 Shea Center Dr., Dept. THP, Ontario, CA 91761, (800) 686-9034, www.a-aspec.com.
Radar, Laser, Safety Detector
Beltronics introduces its BEL 980 radar/laser/safety detector with Digital PPL Synthesized Tuning, Advanced Protection System with Shadow Technology. The BEL 980 detects X, K and Super Wideband Ka, Laser and the Safety Warning System(tm) offers digital or voice audio alerts and a text display of important travel information. The unit is the first to offer Flash Micro Controller Technology to provide the consumer with the flexibility to upgrade their units.
For more information, contact: Beltronics, 2422 Dunwin Dr., Dept. THP, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5L 1J9, (800) 828-8804 or (905) 828-1002.
Fluidampr has developed a high-performance vibration dampener for small-block Chevrolet applications. The damper, pn 715004, sports a brilliant chrome-plated finish. It is 6.25 inches in diameter and designed to work in street rod, marine and show cars and features timing degree marks 50 degrees before dead center to 10 degrees after dead center.
For more information, contact: Fluidampr, 11980 Walden Ave., Dept. THP, Alden, NY 14004-9790, (716) 937-3603.
American Racing Custom Wheels introduces a three-pack of new wheels designed enhance the style of import and domestic cars that require high-offset wheels. Roma, Silver Sniper and Silver Speedster features American racing's exclusive four process Euro-liquid silver finish and is clearcoated for easy maintenance. The threesome is available in 13x5.5 to 17x7.5 sizes and are backed by a lifetime structural warranty.
For more information, contact: American racing Custom Wheels, 19067 S. Reyes Ave., Dept. THP, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221, (888) AR-WHEEL, www.americanracing.com.
Pro Race Foggertm
Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) has developed "the ultimate" nitrous system for competition-spec four-cylinders and rotaries. The Pro Race Fogger(tm) System is an adjustable state-of-the-art set-up that can be dialed in to provide from 80 horsepower to well over 225 horsepower on properly built powerplants. The Pro Race Fogger System features NOS's Super High Flow valve bottle, stainless hard lines and a trick Pro Race bottom-discharge solenoid. The flow of nitrous and fuel is metered by cylinder via NOS's exclusive Equal Flow Distribution Blocks and delivered by way of NOS's latest Fogger technology.
For more information, contact: Nitrous Oxide Systems, 2970 Airway, Dept. THP, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 545-0580, www.nosnitrous.com.
Light The Way
SPW introduces its exclusive distributorship for Polarg lighting products and its newest creation, the Euro-White bulb. Designed and manufactured in Japan, the new bulb operates on a 100-watt level but only uses 55 watts of current. A durable design was incorporated to ensure a long service life and the bulb gives off an ultra-soft white illumination that increases visibility and safety.
For more information, contact: SPW, 3434 S. Saviers Rd., Dept. THP, Oxnard, CA 93033, (805) 385-3676.
Hahn RaceCraft introduces its new Super 16G for high-performance Eclipse and Talon vehicles. The Super 16G supports up to 400 horsepower with excellent spool-up characteristics and zero boost creep. Add a 20G compressor when needed and output can be elevated to more than 500 horsepower on properly built and tuned engines while still utilizing the integral wastegate. The Super 16G includes ceramic-coated tubular O2 housing, all hardware, gaskets and braided stainless-steel oil lines.
For more information, contact: Hahn RaceCraft, 1981 D Wisebrook Dr., Dept. THP, Oswego, IL 60543, (630) 801-1417, www.hrchahnracecraft.com.
AlliedSignal Turbocharging Systems has developed a line of turbos with the fierce import market in mind. Ballistic Concepts(tm) Garrett-based turbos include a series of ball-bearing turbos, hybrid combinations and variable geometry turbos. The Ballistic line is the ultimate trickle down technology turbo with each unit using lessons learned in years of competition in CART open wheel racing. The Ballistic Concepts inventory includes intercoolers and other turbo-related components.
For more information, contact: Ballistic Turbochargers, 3201 West Lomita Blvd., Dept. THP, Torrance, CA 90505, (310) 530-1981, www.alliedsignal.com.
MK 4 Styling
Bomex, a Japan-based body tuning specialist, is hitting the American market hard. On of its latest creations is this fiberglass front fascia for the JZA80 Toyota Supra. The big mouth type front bumper allows maximum airflow for front-mounted intercoolers. This design (UAD-156 for '93 to '96 models and UAD-157 for '97 and '98 models) is an updated version of a previous Bomex offering (UAD-148 and UAD 151). A Bomex Tuning Aero Parts are engineered for functionality as well as appearance.
For more information, contact: Bomex Tuning Aero Parts at (310) 355-0181 or www.bomexaero.com.
Gears have a profound effect on e.t. performance. Performance Trends has developed software that will allow tuners, racers and hard-core enthusiasts analyze changes in gearing and tire size. The Transmission Gear Calculator is Windows 3.1/95/98/NT compatible and allows the user to analyze a pre-loaded car or input specs for his own vehicle. The main screen shows side-by-side comparisons of two combinations of tires sizes, transmissions and final gear ratios. The software can calculate mph at rpm, rpm at mph, determine optimum shift points and more.
For more information, contact: Performance Trends, P.O. Box 530164, Dept. THP, Livonia, MI 48153, (248) 473-9230 or download a demo at www.performancetrends.com
A'PEX EL Systems Meters
The A'PEX EL System Meters symbolize a revolutionary movement in engine monitoring systems. Electro Luminescence (EL) technology allows the EL gauge to glow in a light blue color for better visbility at night. The A'PEX EL Meter Series have been divided into Mechanical and Electronic Series.
Mechanical Meter Series features hyper extended illuminated needle for easy reading, a high impact 60mm bezel and a logo-stamped face. The mechanical Boost meter is available in PSI or KG.
Electronic Meter Series features the same external look and function as the mechanical series. In addition, it also features the world's first 30 second real-time needle playback mode, peak Hold Mode, warning mode, and an optional external output for Warning signal.
Unlike other manufacturers that have separate bulky sending units with their meters. All A'PEX meters are self contained within the unit. We utilize only OEM type sensors for ultimate reliability. A'PEX electronic series meter are available for Boost, EGT, pressure, and temp.
For more information, contact: APEX Integration, 17091 Daimler St., Dept. THP, Irvine, CA 92614, (949) 224-1680, www.apexi-usa.com.