March '20

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MARCH 2020 THE SHOP 77 Tongue & Groove Pliers CHANNELLOCK, Meadville, Pennsylvania, presents the all-new SpeedGrip family of American-made tongue & groove pliers that include a fast-adjusting feature and patent- pending crosshatch teeth. Manufactured with die-forged, high-carbon U.S. steel, the SpeedGrip line prevents adjustment slippage by locking into strong channels at the push of a button. Precise, robotic laser heat-treating makes the patent-pending crosshatch teeth more durable and provides a stronger grip with more points of contact. Torque Converter ProTorque Performance Products, Medford, New York, offers its U9 Torque Converter for 1,000- to 2,000- hp applications including street cars, Ultra Street, NHRA Factory Stock, NMRA Renegade and more. Designed to provide a high level of flash stall while still locking up to only lose a few percent out the back, it includes a newly designed, all-aluminum machined back cover built to be exceptionally strong yet surprisingly light. Slip-On Macan Exhaust Fabspeed, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, offers new Exhaust Products for popular 2.0-liter Porsche Macan applications, including a slip- on exhaust that gently wakes up the car with a refined exhaust note. The exhaust features a TIG-welded construction using T304L stainless steel for sound resonance and durability. The kit comes complete with clamps, hardware and sleek, dual carbon tips. G-Body Front Frame Reinforcement UMI Performance, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, presents its G-Body Front Frame Reinforcement kits. Available in red or black, the kits include a heavy-duty, lightweight brace that weighs 9-1/2 pounds and mounts under the radiator, extending to the front crossmember. Made in the USA from 1-1/4-inch tubing, the brace features 3/16-inch, laser-cut mounting brackets with Grade 8 mounting hardware included. The systems reduce squeaks and rattles common with the GM G-body platform and install using existing holes with no drilling required. Cordless Heat Gun DEWALT, Towson, Maryland, introduces the new 20-volt MAX Cordless Heat Gun. The gun offers up to a 990-degrees max heat output with two temperature settings and has a specialty lock-on-and-off feature, allowing for hands-free operation. The nozzle size is universal, allowing it to be used with attachments from many corded and competitive units. Users get up to 42 minutes of runtime on one charge on low setting. Gas Leak Detector Robinair, Warren, Michigan, presents a dual-mode tracer Gas Leak Detector designed to help A/C technicians locate the source of a system leak and ensure that the leak detector is always at optimal performance. Certified to the SAE J2912 standard, the tracer uses UV wavelength technology along with tracer gas instead of common liquid refrigerant to locate system leaks. The tool can detect an A/C system leak as small as 0.5 ounces per year for R-134a refrigerant and 0.015 ounces per year for R-1234yf refrigerant. If you're like us and can't leave anything stock - especially your daily driver - then we've got something exciting for you. The team at Fabspeed has developed and perfected new products for the popular 2.0 liter Porsche Macan. Now you can simply bolt-on increased performance, a subtle deeper resonant sound, or both with very little effort and with no changes to the car's mounting points. It a simple, easy and fun way to personalize your Macan. The Fabspeed Macan slip-on exhaust gently wakes this car up and gives it a wonderful refined sound that isn't over-the-top but is just enough to let everyone know that you're driving something special. These Fabspeed designed rear slip-on Sport Exhaust are beautifully TIG welded using T304L Stainless Steel for great sound resonance and durability. It's backed by our Lifetime Product Warranty and our exclusive Sound Solutions(™) Guarantee. The kit comes complete with clamps and all necessary hardware. Plus, you get our sleek dual carbon tips that look awesome, giving the car an appealing new character from the rear.

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