CarTech’s How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle

For many classic muscle car owners, ramping up the power was never the problem. Poor handling and comfort, however . . . well, that’s just something you had to live with.

Not anymore.

Muscle Car Handling
Muscle Car Handling

Scheduled to land in May 2015, How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle shows you how to pair power and ride quality in a way that will transform your ride into a true driving demon. Suspension expert Mark Savitske tackled the task of revising CarTech’s original book, drawing on more than 30 years’ experience with hot rods and race cars.

Savitske puts the essentials of front and rear suspension geometry in plain language so that you can get the most from your particular system. You’ll receive expert instruction on ride height, shock dampening, and spring rates; learn how to balance sway bars and tubular suspension arms in a way that maximizes adjustability and performance; and become an expert on choosing and installing the most responsive suspension package possible.

If you’d like to unlock the handling and performance potential of your muscle car, look no further than How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle.

The folks over at CarTech do a fantastic job of producing thorough, readable, and knowledgeable how-to guides that span the spectrum of aesthetic and performance automotive modification. Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer in May to pick up How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are an automotive aftermarket accessory retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Parts Pro network, please join us today!

Size:                 8.5” x 11”
Type:               Softcover
Pages:             144
Photos:           325 color photos and charts

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

AIRAID: Add Some Horses to Your Pony

Attention 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0L owners: If you’re looking to add some oomph to your ride, consider the simple, bolt-on performance upgrade you’ll get from AIRAID’s Modular Intake Tube (450-932).

Airaid Ford Mustang 5.0
Airaid Ford Mustang 5.0

Factory setups don’t always give you what you need to get the most out of your engine. Accordion-shaped walls, undersized tubes, and sound-cancelling baffles can all diminish airflow. The AIRAID MIT provides a straighter intake channel while improving the position of your Mustang’s mass-air sensor.

Working with your car’s factory throttle body and intake box, the AIRAID 450-932 features cross-linked, high-strength polyethylene material; stainless steel hose clamps; and a silicone coupler and hump hose. The American-made Modular Intake Tube was designed to accommodate all your factory sensors and fittings. And if all that weren’t enough, AIRAID’s no-hassle warranty makes the final decision easy.

Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer to grab an AIRAID Modular Intake Tube for your 2015 Mustang 5.0. Or find your closest affiliated store using our dealer locator.

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Get Some Free with MSD

Do you attend Detroit Autorama, Hot Rod Power Tour, or your local car show? Spring is just around the corner, and MSD Ignition is ready to help you fuel or spark your ride in time for the show season!

Through March 15, 2015, you can get a free 6A Ignition Coil or Blaster 2 Coil at no charge with an eligible purchase:

6A Ignition Control, FREE with Purchase Of:

  • Atomic TBI Master Kit (#2900)
  • Atomic TBI Basic Kit (#2910)
MSD 6A Ignition Control
MSD 6A Ignition Control

Blaster 2 Coil, FREE with Purchase Of:

  • MSD 6A Ignition Control (#6201)
  • MSD 6AL Ignition Control (#6425)
MSD Blaster 2 Coil
MSD Blaster 2 Coil

Cash in your Free with MSD promotion by shopping at your local Parts Pro retailer, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are a performance aftermarket accessory retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Parts Pro network, please join us today!

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Holley Dominator Fuel Pump

Pump Your Ride: New HP and Dominator Fuel Pumps from Holley

Holley recently announced additions to its HP and Dominator Fuel Pump lines, both designed with improved hot–fuel handling capabilities to diminish the effects of heated fuel now common with many modern pump gas blends.

Holley HP Fuel Pump
Holley HP Fuel Pump

Compatible with pump or race gas, Holley’s new HP and Dominator Fuel Pumps are engineered to work with your carbureted or fuel-injected street vehicle or race car. They feature OEM gerotor technology to achieve quiet, lightweight results as well as dependable operation at more than 100,000 miles.

Both Holley pumps can be wired for full-time duty for maximum value, and are 18.5-volt compatible at pressures up to 80 PSI.

Grab your own Holley HP or Dominator Fuel Pump at your local Parts Pro retailer, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are a performance aftermarket accessory retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Parts Pro network, please join us today!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Go Pro with Holley’s New Four-Barrel 1,000 CFM Throttle Body

Using the same air entry area design as those used in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ cars, the new 1,000 CFM throttle body from Holley is designed for high-horsepower, severe-use applications.

Holley CFM Black
Holley CFM Black

Fitting any standard square bore 4150 flange, these throttle bodies boast a number of exciting features:

  • Exclusive CFD computer-modeled design
  • Integrated throttle position, idle air control, and air temperature sensors
  • GM 700R4 and Ford transmission kickdown provisions
  • High-flow idle air control passage
  • PTFE-coated throttle shafts for high flow and a smooth pedal feel

Holley has included everything you need to supercharge your ride, including integrated vacuum ports (one timed spark, two 3/8” full, and two 3/16” full). The die-cast aluminum throttle bodies come in two handsome finishes—tumble polished or Hard Core Gray™—so you won’t have to sacrifice looks for performance.

Holley CFM Chrome
Holley CFM Chrome

Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer to grab one for yourself, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are a performance aftermarket accessory retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Parts Pro network, please join us today!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

CarTech’s Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoons Cars

A Peek Between the Covers

Many of you know how to take cars apart and put them back together in a three-dimensional workshop, but how good are you at rendering them in two dimensions on paper?

How to Draw Cars
How to Draw Cars

Scheduled to land in March 2015, and written and illustrated by industry legend George Trosley, Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars takes readers through the step-by-step process of drawing their favorite cars, starting with the basics such as profiles, point of view, speed, attitudes, custom graphics, and coloring. You’ll learn how to draw components like wheels, engines, and accessories, and receive step-by-step lessons on many different body styles: Corvettes, Mustangs, pickups, off-roaders, muscle cars, and hot rods, to name a few.

Whether you’re an artist who wants to expand your portfolio to include performance vehicles, or an enthusiast who wants to learn to draw your own pet projects, Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars will make a great addition to your automotive or art library.

The folks over at CarTech do a fantastic job of producing thorough, readable, and knowledgeable how-to guides that span the spectrum of aesthetic and performance automotive modification. Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer in March to pick up Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are an automotive aftermarket accessory retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Parts Pro network, please join us today!

Size:                 8.5” x 11”
Type:               Softcover
Pages:             144
Photos:           462 photos

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Royal Purple

Getting the Most out of Royal Purple’s Royal Flush Cleaner

Royal Purple’s Royal Flush is a safe, effective, and inexpensive product for cleaning sludge and varnish from oil circulation systems while in service. This corrosion inhibitor and lubricant is available in two viscosities and can be used in three main ways:

Royal Flush
Royal Flush
  1. Added to existing oil to clean varnish and sludge before draining existing oil.
  2. As a temporary oil fill to clean varnish and sludge from equipment before refilling with new Royal Purple oil.
  3. As a temporary oil fill for cleaning and flushing a polyglycol oil that is incompatible with the new oil to be used.

Though Royal Flush is accompanied by thorough use instructions, Parts Pro got the following four pro tips straight from Royal Purple headquarters:

  • It is best to first drain the existing engine coolant, then pour in a bottle or two of Royal Flush and fill with water. Existing coolant should be drained into containers and disposed of properly (it is not suitable for release into the environment).
  • Once the mix is in-system, the engine should be started and allowed to run for at least 5 minutes after the thermostat has opened (about 15–20 minutes for most vehicles)—the longer the better. Particularly contaminated systems may benefit from running all day with this mix. Assuming no freeze/boilover protection is required, the system can safely drive for a day on the mix.
  • Concerning the removal of stop-leak products: Effectiveness will depend on the type of stop-leak used, how long it has been in the system, and how it was dosed. Royal Flush will not remove inorganic stop-leak products (those containing silicon, aluminum, copper, etc.).
  • Royal Flush will not harm your system—no matter how much you use. Though the formula also poses very low risk to the user, we nonetheless recommend that it be treated with respect and handled as little as possible.

Stop into your local Parts Pro retailer to check out the new Royal Flush oil circulation system cleaner from Royal Purple today!

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DEI Boom Mat speakers

DEI Goes Boom with New Sound-Dampening Mat Options

Design Engineering, Inc., recently released two new thicknesses for the company’s Boom Mat—sure to please performance enthusiasts looking for the best finishing touches for their rides.

DEI Boom Mat
DEI Boom Mat

DEI’s Boom Mat, which dampens sound on the most extreme commercial and sound-competition applications, now has more options than ever. The new 2mm (33% thicker) and 4mm (166% thicker) versions combine aluminum-stiffened top skins with asphalt-free, pure-butyl, noise-constraining layers to control noise generated by vibrating interior panels—including in the most high-temperature situations.

Because of its advanced design, the Boom Map requires only 25–50% the coverage of competing products. You save in weight, materials cost, and installation time. Boom.

Stop into your local Parts Pro retailer to check out the new Boom Mat products from Design Engineering, Inc., today!

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Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

CarTech’s James Garner’s Motoring Life

A Peek Between the Covers 

Many know James Garner as Jim Rockford from The Rockford Files, one of the most popular private-eye series of all time. What many don’t know is that James Garner was a “car guy” long before he starred in that role, and his patented J turn was a piece of cake for the lifelong racer and hobbyist.

James Garner Motoring Life
James Garner Motoring Life

Authored by Matt Stone, former editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine, James Garner’s Motoring Life covers the cars he owned and drove; the cars he raced; his tour of duty as a racing team owner; his great racing film, Grand Prix; the drivers on this team; and his stiffest competition out on the track. This beautiful hardcover book tells Garner’s full story and puts him into his proper place in racing history.

The folks over at CarTech do a fantastic job of producing thorough, readable, and knowledgeable how-to guides that span the spectrum of aesthetic and performance automotive modification. Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer to add James Garner’s Motoring Life to your coffee table or automotive library.

Size:                 9” x 9”
Type:               Hardcover
Pages:             160
Photos:           300 color and black-and-white photos

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Edge Products’ Evolution CS/CTS Get Welcome Feature Update for Chevy/GMC Gas Vehicles

For Evolution CS and CTS users who have been asking for an option to disable their units’ Active Fuel Management/Displacement on Demand (AFM/DOD) feature, your time has come.

Edge Products 85101
Edge Products 85101

AFM/DOD, which appears on Evolution models PN 85150 and PN 85250 (covers 2007–2013 5.3L and 6.2L Chevy/GMC trucks and SUVs as well as 6.0L 2007–2010 1500 Chevy/GMC trucks) has been known to cause shuddering, dropped cylinders, and excessive oil consumption.

Reacting to these issues, Edge Products has released a fix that allows you to toggle off AFM/DOD directly from the Evolution screen. Users simply go online to download the quick, easy, and free patch.

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.