Talking Performance with Painless

By John M. Arnaud

When the candy apple red Camaro pulled into our parking lot last week, we knew Painless Performance had arrived. Company President Adrian Murray and National Sales Manager Derek Love came into town to talk shop, marketing, and the promotion of their exciting new Trail Rocker product line.

This year Painless celebrated its 25th anniversary in the aftermarket industry. The company boasts the number-one-selling chassis harness in addition to a variety of fuel injection management systems and other electrical components. Long known for excellence in the classic car and truck sectors, the company is moving into new territory with the Trail Rocker for Jeep, an in-dash power center that allows off-road adventurers to control up to eight accessories from the safety of a waterproof housing.

Painless Performance Visits Parts Pro
Painless Performance Visits Parts Pro

This week of all weeks, Parts Pro is grateful to count Painless Performance as a valued partner. Thanks for coming down to see us…and here’s to an exciting 2016!

To plug into the latest products from Painless Performance, visit your local Parts Pro retailer. You can find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

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Tags: painless performance, trail rocker, chassis harness, efi, off-road, fuel injection, classic car, classic truck

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Superchips: Flashpaq F5

The all-new Flashpaq F5 performance tuner from Superchips uses an updated, easy-to-use graphic interface; a high-resolution color screen; scan features; and tuning levels to achieve more power per dollar than any other tuner on the market. Available for Ford (PN 1845), Chevy/GMC (PN 2845), Dodge/Ram/Chrysler (PN 3845), California Edition (PN 4845), and Jeep (1998-2014 JK: PN 3874 & 2015 JK: PN 3876).

Features:

  • High-definition, 2.8″ color screen
  • Redesigned graphic interface for improved user experience
  • Increased memory with faster processor for improved tuning and updating
  • Performance tuning for Economy, Towing, Daily Driving, and Extreme Tuning
  • Eliminates downshifting when climbing hills
  • Speedometer correction for changes in tire size and gear ratio
  • Adjusts speed and rev limiters
  • Tuning for shift points, shift firmness, and TQ management
  • Internet updatable with all-new software via USB
  • Active fuel-management control
  • Vehicle parameter-monitoring capabilities
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Compatible with other performance upgrades
  • 2-year powertrain warranty
    Superchips Flashpaq F5
    Superchips Flashpaq F5

    Superchips Flashpaq F5 Jeep
    Superchips Flashpaq F5 Jeep

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BBK (1818): 2015-2016 Mustang GT 5.0 Resonator Delete X-Pipe

Get rid of your restrictive factory resonator box, free up additional horsepower, and add a more aggressive sound to your 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT with a BBK Performance high-flow, CNC-mandrel bent resonator delete X-pipe.

Features:

  • CNC-mandrel bent tubing significantly improves exhaust flow for maximum horsepower and torque
  • Kit includes detailed instructions and all required hardware and clamps to complete installation
  • Special reducers allow installation on the factory exhaust, where applicable–just cut and clamp
  • Designed to increase performance and add a more aggressive sound over stock

    BBK 1818
    BBK 1818

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K&N (71-2545): Blackhawk Induction Air Intake System

The K&N 71-2545 Blackhawk Induction Air Intake System for the 2011-2016 Challenger/Charger/300 6.4L is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air intake system that is guaranteed to gain power. It replaces your vehicle’s restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing. This low-restriction system allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than it would from the stock air intake. More air means more power and acceleration. This product comes with black components including a K&N high-flow air filter and heat shield. The tube features an attractive, textured, black powder-coated finish and an engraved K&N plate welded on–creating a clean, high-performance look under the hood. The intake tube accommodates the factory air temperature sensor and crank case vent hose. The oversized cone-shaped air filter is made from an oil-free synthetic filter medium that can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed, depending on driving conditions. This air intake is relatively easy to install, usually only 90 minutes or less using existing factory mounting points and commonly available tools.

Note: Cannot be sold in California and not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

K&N 71-2545
K&N 71-2545

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PROFORM: Wedge-Lock Header Bolts

Each PROFORM Class 12.9 (equiv. Grade 8) Header Bolt is permanently assembled with a pair of special wedge-locking washers. When the bolt is torqued to 28+ ft.-lb., the washers’ super-hardened external teeth bite into and grip the bottom of the bolt head and the top surface of the header. After being self-locked in this manner, any bolt-loosening rotation is blocked by a wedge-locking action created by the washers’ interfacing, matching cams. It’s an uphill climb: vibration that might ordinarily loosen the bolt actually increases the wedge-locking tension, securing the bolt even more. Because this design uses tension instead of friction, contact with oil actually facilitates the wedge-locking effect. When it comes time to change headers, PROFORM Header Bolts can be loosened with a normal wrench, lubricated, and reused.

Available in:

  • 0.984″ x 8 mm, 12 bolts (66754)
  • 1.181″ x 8 mm, 12 bolts (66755)
  • 1″ x 3/8″, 16 bolts (66756)
  • 3/4″ x 3/8″, 16 bolts (66752)
  • 3/4″ x 3/8″, 12 bolts (66751)
  • 1″ x 3/8″, 12 bolts (66753)

    PROFORM 66754
    PROFORM 66754

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