Each year seems to go by in a blink of an eye, but that's OK, especially when it helps us get to one of our favorite times of the season.
Each year, we compile a list of the hottest products that garner our attention in one easy to reference section. Whether you're a fan of wheeling Camaros, Chevelles, or Novas, or more into Tri-Fives, Impalas, Biscaynes to performance trucks – there's definitely something here for you.
From all of us at Chevy High Performance magazine, we hope you enjoy your holidays and more importantly, we hope the jolly guy in the red suit checks off everything you've ever wanted on your wish list. –Henry D
Do you have a standard Camaro but love the look of the '70-73 RS package? Ground Up's 1970-1973 Rally Sport conversion kit gives you virtually everything you need to convert your standard Camaro into the desirable split bumper front end including the front lower valance, header panel, hood release, front bumpers, parking lamp housings, urethane nose, grille and surrounds, grille divider bracket and insert, and associated brackets, braces, and bolts. Price $1,799.95
SPEC, the innovator in GM LS clutch technology, introduces their new line of single-disc performance clutches for C5 and C6 Corvettes. The new design is currently shipping and features the same extreme capacities you would expect from a SPEC clutch, but with a pedal effort reduction of over 10 percent and no measuring/shimming and no hydraulic upgrade installation. These kits have the same release window as the original self-ratcheting units, but with the increased performance, reliability, and safety these cars demand. The kits support power levels up to an amazing 1,000 lb-ft of torque for the street/strip units and 1,200 lb-ft for drag-specific units.
AirAid's complete line of Camaro intake systems deliver an easy way to unlock horsepower and do it with style. Available for '14 V-6 and V-8 Camaros, the systems include an intake tube and a one-piece, roto-molded cold-air airbox to optimize airflow, which supplies the cold-air charge to the massive 1,400-cfm air filter. Like the rest of AirAid's product line, these systems are made in the USA and backed by their “No Hassle” warranty!
Speed Dawg Shift Knobs offers a huge selection of premium quality gearshift handles including a full line of GM Officially Licensed shifter knobs. Several new styles and colors have been added and custom orders are available. All Speed Dawg shift knobs are manufactured to the highest quality standards and are made in the USA.
Speed Dawg Shift Knobs
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Give your rear suspension a complete makeover this year with QA1's Rear Pro Coil Systems for GM A-, F-, and G-body vehicles. With specially designed bolt-in brackets, single- or double-adjustable aluminum shocks, springs, and all necessary hardware, these kits will give your ride the adjustability you've always wanted. Made in the USA.
YearOne reinvents the muscle car wheel. Classic design meets modern technology in YearOne's line of upgraded wheels for Chevy muscle cars. Designs include the Corvette Rally, the Magnum, the 5-spoke, and the N90, all in 17-inch diameters with aluminum construction. Wheels are available in 8-inch or 9-inch widths, and accept OEM enter caps.
Undercover Innovations has got you covered, literally. If you have an overheating problem with your classic car, Undercover Innovations might have a solution for you. Or if you're tired of looking at the unattractive front of your radiator, let them dress it up. GMs, Fords, Mopars—models are added all the time. Licensed by GM, engraved logos and custom engraving is also available. Valve covers with custom engraving are available, too.
ATI's GM Super Dampers make great gifts for the Chevy enthusiast on your holiday list. With a wide selection of crankshaft dampers for LS engines, the ATI Super Damper provides damping of harmful torsional crankshaft twist. The ATI GM Super Damper line exceeds SFI 18.1 specs and offers OEM replacement sizes. Top engine builders and OEMs around the world use ATI Super Dampers. Lightweight aluminum shells with laser engraved 360-degree timing marks are standard. Trust what the experts use - ATI Super Dampers!
ATI Performance Products
Chevy owners! Wrap up your Christmas wish list with a DEI Exhaust Wrap Kit. Reduce power-robbing underhood heat while improving performance. Each kit has everything to wrap a set of V-6 or V-8 headers. Kits include two 50-foot rolls of 2-inch-wide exhaust wrap, eight 8-inch and four 14-inch stainless steel Locking Ties, and a can of Hi-Temp Silicone Coating. Options include black wrap/black spray, tan wrap/aluminum spray, or tan wrap/white spray.
Made from stainless steel and then finished with vibrant, bright electro-polishing, Head-Headers towel and paper holders are an ideal gift for the gearhead in your life. Head-Headers turn any bathroom, kitchen, garage, or shop instantly into a man-cave! Available in both small-block Chevy and Ford style flanges.
Easy and inexpensive wiring detailing. Painless Performance offers these easy to install PowerBraid and ClassicBraid wire loom products to cover and clean up messy wiring under your car's hood. ClassicBraid looks similar to wrappings on classic American cars, while PowerBraid is a tough woven material that protects wiring insulation from abuse.
The Rodder wheel will sharpen the appearance of your performance hot rod. This classic style built by Vöxx Products is offered in full chrome or silver with machined lip. Sizes range from 17x7 through 18x8 in stagger fitment availability. Shipping is free backed by a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact their knowledgeable staff to find the correct fitment for your vehicle.
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New from Camaro Central is this custom-style black windshield wiper arm and blade kit for many GM models. The complete kit includes two arms and two blades. These wiper arms and blades are made to original specifications for a perfect fit and function with a custom black finish. It's a great gift for any classic car owner. Adding these black wipers to any classic car will give it that custom look. Camaro Central offers gift cards in any amount for the classic car lover on your Christmas list. It fits: '67-69 Camaros/Firebirds, '64-67 Chevelles, '64-67 GTOs, '62-72 Novas, and '62-72 Chevy trucks.
The School of Automotive Machinists (SAM) offers courses in Block, Head, and CNC Machining. SAM now offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Engine/Block and Cylinder Head Machining for students wanting to continue their academic education. SAM's newest program, Motorsports Welding, will begin in 2015. The School has a 95 percent placement rate, placing graduates in the motorsports industry for the past 25 years.
School of Automotive Machinists
Brothers' Custom Billet Gauge Assemblies for '47-66 Chevy trucks are bestsellers! Each gauge panel is machined from billet aluminum and given a brushed finish. Auto Meter gauges are then “back mounted” for a fantastic custom look. Each gauge cluster is pre-assembled and easily bolts into your dash. Sets include a mechanical speedometer, tachometer (‘60-66 only), oil pressure, water temp, voltage, and 0-30 ohm fuel gauge to match to your stock sending unit. All other gauges are electric and the necessary sending units are supplied.
Chevy enthusiasts can find a wide variety of fasteners to enhance the reliability and appearance of their rides in the ARP catalog. These include an assortment of polished stainless steel bolts and studs that are available for SBC, BBC, and LS engines, by application or by size. All fasteners are proudly made in-house at ARP's California facility.
Automotive Racing Products
One part number gets you everything you need to complete your custom engine assembly with Eddie Motorsports' S.drive billet aluminum serpentine pulley systems. Eddie offers their systems for LS, big-block, and small-block Chevrolets. The compact S.drives feature pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum in the United States. Optional billet aluminum power steering tanks are also now available.
Classic Performance Products' (CPP) Hydraulic Brake Assist Systems consist of a direct fit, high-performance hydraulic brake assist unit, high-pressure line set, heavy-duty return line, pedal rod hardware, and mounting hardware. This unit puts out an amazing 1,800 psi at the wheels! “Street Beast” packages include an aluminum Corvette-style master cylinder, side-mounted Prop&Stop Block kit, and all necessary fittings and hardware. All CPP parts have a lifetime warranty. Use promo code SCHHS2014 before December 31, 2014 to get free shipping on this product.
Classic Performance Products
Classic Performance Products (CPP) offers the small but powerful 400 Series power steering box that will give your Chevrolet great road feel and allow more clearance for engine accessories and exhaust systems. The 400 Series box utilizes the stock inverted flare hoses, 3/4-inch -30 rag joint, and works with a manual steering pitman arm. The 400 Series box is available as part of a complete kit or individually. All CPP parts have a lifetime warranty. Use promo code SCHPS2014 before December 31, 2014 to get free shipping on this product.
Classic Performance Products has introduced C5 spindles that are a direct bolt-on for Chevelles, Camaros, and Novas. These spindles utilize a C5 bearing hub assembly and C5 or aftermarket brakes. By utilizing the C5 bearing hub, flex on the spindle pins, which causes caliper piston pushback, is eliminated. The early A-, F-, and X-body tall spindle helps improve steering geometry by giving a better camber change during suspension movement. Use promo code SCHC52014 before December 31, 2014 to get 10% off this product.
Classic Performance Products
New Port Engineering offers brand-new, bolt-in wiper motor replacement kits for Camaro, Chevelle, Nova, and Chevrolet passenger cars. Standard features include a modern heavy-duty, two-speed, self-parking motor that is smaller and more powerful than an original or rebuilt motor. Options include Intermittent Delay Switches and Washer Pump Kits. Upgrade to a New Port Engineering wiper kit and drive through the next rainstorm.
New Port Engineering
The latest to come from Custom Autosound! The most original-looking, direct OE fitment radio ever produced. Over three years in development. Perfect for your '68-76 Corvette. The radio face appears analog but with a slide of the “SlideBar” the digital display is revealed. Radio features include: 300 watts, AM/FM RDS tuner with 25 presets, USB flash drive player, Subwoofer line out, iPod connectivity, CD changer controller, Bluetooth option, aux input, seven LCD color choices w/ dimmer, Bass/Mid/Treble tone control, DSP EQ. MSRP: $299.
SignPast is your home for vintage reproduction steel signs. They manufacture over 100 nostalgic signs from yesteryear. Each sign is proudly “Made in the USA—Like It Was, Like It Should Be.” They are handmade in small quantities on heavy-duty steel and then baked with a durable enamel coating. Their product line is the perfect addition to an ever-growing collection for the garage, man cave, or bar.
SignPast Vintage Reproductions
Modern traffic has made apparent the shortcomings of our '67-69 Camaros, '68-74 Novas, and '64-72 Chevelles. Fatman's forged steel GTech spindle has a 2-inch drop for a lower center of gravity. The upper ball joint is raised 1 1/2 inches for an improved camber curve, accomplishing a 20 percent improvement in skidpad numbers. A couple hours of work will transform the handling of your muscle car.
Ram's Force 10.5 is a new range of dual-disc clutches for GM LS-series and Ford Modular engines. The new Ram Force 10.5 clutch/flywheel assembly for GM LS-series and Ford Modular engines employs a strap-driven dual-disc assembly capable of transmitting over 950 lb-ft of torque, and transmit it quietly. The stimulus for the billet aluminum flywheel is weight saving. Ram's 300 Series steel-backed friction discs are adopted for smooth engagement.
X-Change—the perfect Pypes exhaust component for your favorite Chevy. It features open exhaust after their performance-enhancing X-Pipe. It speeds up the flow of exhaust gases through the system and provides a serious horsepower increase. Open the dumps and get a killer rumbling sound and great performance. Cap and uncap the dumps (it only takes a couple of minutes) or opt for their Electric Cut-Outs for “flip of the switch” convenience. Great for the street or strip, X-Change bolts on for an easy installation on your Chevelle, Camaro, Tri-Five, Nova, Impala, El Camino, or Chevy truck.
Total Cost Involved Engineering has engineered a brand-new custom independent front suspension (IFS) to support '70-81 Camaro, '70-81 Firebird, and '70-81 Trans Am vehicles. This heliarc-welded front clip includes a double rail support, two-crossmember design for superior strength and increased durability. Engine mounts accept GM small-block, big-block, and LS engines. Additional items include a multi-position transmission mount, polyurethane bushings, heavy-duty tubular A-arms, 2-inch drop spindles, power rack-and-pinion gear, GM disc brakes, powdercoated springs, and RideTech single-adjustable coilover shocks.
Total Cost Involved Engineering has a new rear coilover torque arm suspension for '70-81 Camaro and '70-81 Firebird/Trans Am vehicles. This American-made product will provide superior strength, durability, enhance driveability, and performance. This bolt-on rear torque arm suspension has been engineered for street, autocross, drag race, and road racing applications. The rear suspension package includes a custom torque arm with telescoping slider, driveshaft loop crossmember, adjustable pinion bars, rear coilover crossmember, adjustable link bars, axle brackets, adjustable Panhard bar, all-American coilover shocks, black powdercoated springs, greasable bushings, and hardware kit. Upgrades are available.
Total Cost Involved Engineering
Scorpion's Endurance Series rocker arms provide maximum strength and durability. Made for high-endurance street, circle track, dirt track, drag racing, and powerboat racing engines. Available in many ratios for high-lift applications. Lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum. Shorter height and polylock design for better fitment under stock valve covers. 100 percent lifetime warranty.
Scorpion Racing Products
Kenne Bell large-displacement and more efficient billet Twin Screw superchargers turn less rpm to develop the same boost with lower parasitic loss. This translates into huge horsepower gains with plenty of room to grow. Kenne Bell's 100 percent stock '10 Camaro test car with a standard Mammoth 2.8 kit and 20 psi with E85 pump gas achieved 800 rwhp. Even larger 3.2, 3.6, 4.2, and 4.7 kits are available. All kits include industry leading 4.5-inch Mammoth CAK and new Hi Density Core BIGUN Intercooler. Patented Liquid Cooled optional.
Global West Suspension has a new bolt-on rear coilover kit for '64-72 A-bodies. With this easy to install coilover system you can adjust ride height, set corner weights, provide precise shock damping. Global West Suspension coilover kits come with a new crossmember that handles the majority of the load, reducing the stress on the factory shock mounting location to avoid cracking to the frame. The crossmember, along with doubleshear mountings, make it the strongest kit on the market.
Global West Suspension
Improve chassis stiffness and vehicle performance with Chassisworks' g-Connector systems for '67-81 Camaro/Firebird, '62-67 Chevy II/Nova, and '68-72 Nova. The complete system is comprised of 2-inch boxed-tube outside frame connectors, 1 5/8-inch round-tube center connector assembly, adjustable position driveshaft safety loop, and weld-in OEM subframe adapters, if applicable. g-Connector systems are available to purchase as discounted package systems or as separate components.
Chris Alston's Chassisworks
Cold Air Inductions puts the “cold” back into cold air intake. Tired of seeing the same old, outdated, and ineffective heat shield design from competitors, Cold Air Inductions enclose and insulate the airbox and apply a protective thermal coating to the intake tube. These insulating properties mean less heat soak and cooler intake air temperature, which means more horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. Made in the United States.
Cold Air Inductions Inc.
Bumper to bumper stainless bolt kits for your Chevy! Totally Stainless has custom and OEM style body kits for all 1941-and-newer Chevy cars and trucks (they are working their way back to 1936). They also have kits for GTO/LeMans and '70-72 Buick GS. Totally Stainless offers suspension kits for nearly all 1955-and-newer GM cars and trucks, plus driveline kits and more. The picture shown is an OEM style kit for a first-generation Camaro.
Energy Suspension's LS-series motor mount conversion set completes any modern LS crate engine swap into earlier, three-bolt style subframes. Energy's motor mounts feature their patented, safety-interlock design and race proven Hyper-Flex performance polyurethane, steel mounting plates and hardware to make your swap an easy transplant. Virtually indestructible, yet compliant for acceptable NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). The motor mount set includes a pair of short/wide or tall/narrow motor mounts, mounting plates, and hardware. Finished in chrome (shown) or zinc plating and you can choose red or black polyurethane. Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Kinekt Design Gear Ring: Interactive jewelry for men and women. Turn the outer rims of the ring and see the gears move (see video online). Lifetime warranty and free shipping. Order online or call.
New brushless electric cooling fans from Delta PAG offer high reliability, ultra-low amp draw, and are fully programmable. Their patented technology increases reliability, eliminates power spikes, and produces over 2,800 cfm of air at 13 amps.
The Temp/Speed controller can program on/off temps and adjust airflow. One controller can operate two fans independently, allowing for true staggered-on operation. A simple, three-wire connection makes it easy to install.
Also, Delta PAG's engineers can fabricate a custom aluminum shroud and/or provide a complete cooling package. Kits start at $339 and includes everything needed.
Whether your Camaro or Nova is a grocery getter, track machine, or show car, a Scott's bolt-on clip will give you the best ride and handling money can buy. Every suspension is tailored individually to offer customers a unique suspension, purpose-built for their needs. Custom track widths, ride heights, and handling characteristics are all standard.
Scott's Hot Rods