Performance & Hotrod Business - December '14

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92 n Performance & Hotrod Business n December 2014 n Performance Products Forged Wheel American Racing, Cerritos, Calif., introduces the VF498 to its new Vintage Forged product line. The VF498 is designed for Pro-Touring and modern muscle enthusiasts looking for a combination of performance and style. The five-spoke variation on the traditional mesh design, featuring stepped detail on its Y-shaped spokes, is constructed to clear big brake packages. It is forged from lightweight 6061 aluminum. All American Racing two-piece Vintage Forged wheels are made entirely in the USA and built- to-order. Mini One-Wire Alternator Jones Racing Products, Ottsville, Pa., offers its adjustable Mini One-Wire Alternator that makes it possible to adjust the voltage output of the alternator. Users can fine-tune the output from 12 to 19-plus volts, making it possible to obtain the ideal voltage for each application. The mini alternator is also available in 120- and 160-amp high-output versions. Performance and reliability are housed in a lightweight 4.5-inch-diameter body. Lightweight Scale Rack & Ramps Intercomp, Minneapolis, presents its all-new Quik Rack lightweight scale rack system. Precision-machined from solid, super-dense foam, the rack can hold up to a 6,000-pound vehicle and offers a lower-cost alternative to metal rack systems. A high-grip, rugged exoskeleton provides additional reinforcement, won't slip or slide out, and won't mark-up or scratch floors. It is fully adjustable, accommodating a wide range of wheel bases and track widths, and can be used with or without scale levelers. Crossbar Nitrous Plate System Nitrous Express, Wichita Falls, Texas, presents its Single Entry Billet Crossbar nitrous plate system that provides a crossbar spray pattern in a package that is legal for racing classes that allow only one nitrous and one fuel jet. With no spray bars to sag, rotate or disrupt airflow, the next-generation system includes a custom solenoid bracket, high-flow stainless lines, fittings, wide open throttle switch, arming switch, 40-amp relay and harness, and jetting from 100 to 500 hp. Subaru/Scion Damper ATI Performance Products, Baltimore, introduces its Super Damper for the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S 2.0-liter boxer engine. Designed for street and high-performance racing applications, the new aluminum-shell, steel-hub damper features a 10-percent under-driven belt drive that works with the OEM belt setup. It's a direct fit replacement for the stock unit and can handle any engine speeds and driving conditions. ATI Super Dampers provide balanced dampening of torsional crankshaft vibrations through all rpm ranges and exceed SFI 18.1 safety certification. Oil Filter Inspection Tool Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders, Winona, Minnesota, introduces its redesigned Oil Filter Inspection Tool. The tool is used to cut open an oil filter after an oil change or high-stress engine operation such as occurs in a racing environment. By cutting open the filter and inspecting it for trapped contaminants, engine problems can be quickly diagnosed. The tool comes with a single blade installed, and replacement blades are available.

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