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2013 GM High-Tech Performance Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 1, 2013

With the holiday season quickly closing in on us, many enthusiasts have already sent out their wish lists to the North Pole. But for you holdouts, here is a complete rundown of hte new products our friends in the aftermarket have helped us create for the New Year - Rick Seitz

Difficult to buy for? Don't know the right size? Let ididit help you out this holiday season with ididit gift cards. Ididit, the industry leader in steering column innovation, offers these unique, novelty gift cards that are column shaped and come in a miniature column box. The mini column cutout can even be hung on your Christmas tree after it's been opened. Your special someone can use their gift card on any merchandise sold directly from ididit. While supplies last.


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Constructed out of aluminum, the Retro Magum Alloy SS Wheels are brand-new 15x7 Super Sport wheels that will give your muscle car a more modern look while keeping the old-school styling. These awesome new wheels are black powdercoated on the inside and feature machined lips. The complete set comes with SS center caps. They are also sold individually without caps in case you need a spare.
Price: $489.95 for a set or 119.95 each

Ground Up Inc.

Ground Up Retro Magum Alloy Ss Wheels 3/47

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.


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Add a touch of carstalgia to any room when you park the front end of a classic ’69 Chevy Camaro on the wall. This accurately detailed sculpture is cast from resin and features a tempered glass shelf that's perfect for displaying your most treasured collectables. Classic car shelves are a great gift that any car aficionado would be proud to display.

Genuine Hotrod Hardware

Genuine Hotrod Hardware 1969 Chevy Camaro Front End 5/47

Flex-a-lite now offers radiator and electric fan combinations for more than 25 years of Chevrolet Camaros with its latest offering that fits '70-81 models. The Flex-a-Fit aluminum radiator and electric fan combination bolts in without any drilling or modifications to the vehicle. The Flex-a-Fit radiator provides better heat dissipation than the factory radiator. It features a two-row, all-aluminum core, hand-welded to patented side tanks with “T” channel design. In addition to better cooling, by replacing the beltdriven fan with the Flex-a-lite electric fan, you can improve power to the rear wheels and increase gas mileage. Flex-a-Fit radiators are manufactured in the United States.


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Now you can get everything you need for a complete, professional installation of Thermo-Tec's exhaust insulating wrap all in one package and save money. Kits include Exhaust Insulating Wrap, Hi-Heating protective coating, and stainless steel strap for easy installation; available in the original tan or black. For each wrap, there are two different sizes, one for the motorcycle and four-cylinders and a kit for the six- and eight-cylinder engines. Benefits include a reduction in underhood temperatures, improved horsepower and torque, and added protection for sensitive parts. Contact Thermo-Tec for a free catalog that contains many other great heat control products for any excessive heat or sound problem.


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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 United States.

Speed Dawg Shift Knobs
866.906.7801 (U.S.)
717.741.2665 (outside of the U.S.)

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Do you want more power without sacrificing precision? DeatschWerks provides injector solutions for your LS1 to LS9 engine. DW's flow-balanced sets feature EV14's, Bosch's most technologically advanced multi-port fuel injector, ensuring the highest precision and reliability. DW injector sets range from 35-200 lb/hr, and come with their own flow report and GM-formatted injector characterization data for easy tuning. DeatschWerks also provides industry-leading customer service, tech support, and three-year warranties.


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The "final touch" for wiring on any classic car or truck is the new ClassicBraid Wire Wrap from Painless Wiring! This "cloth-look" wrap looks like OEM harness wrappings but is made of strong, fine mesh materials. Laterally split for easy installation, ClassicBraid resists abrasion, metal cuts, and retains shape beyond 300 degrees F. Sizes: 3⁄16, 5⁄16, 3⁄8, and 1⁄2 inch in diameter. See the Painless catalog online for more information.

Painless Performance

Painless Wiring Classic Car Wiring 10/47

For gifts sure to please that special gearhead in your life, look no further than YearOne. With parts and accessories for the most popular GM, Chrysler, and Ford muscle cars, finding the perfect gift is quick and easy on your holiday budget. And if you're not sure what to get, YearOne gift certificates will let your gearheads choose for themselves.


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Get QA1 control arms for your GM A-, G-, or F-body vehicle. Available in street or racing use, these control arms offer interchangeable mounts, allowing you to use either QA1 coilover shocks or factory shocks and springs, and are designed for increased strength without adding any additional weight. Constructed using nothing but high-quality American-made steel, QA1's GM control arms are black powdercoated, feature tubular construction, and are designed, manufactured, and tested in their Lakeville, Minnesota, facility.


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Scorpion's new Endurance Series shaft mount rocker arms are made for the most powerful endurance racing applications. These are the ultimate shaft rockers for professional circle track, dirt track, drag racing, and offshore powerboat racing engines that have to perform lap after lap, race after race. Made in the United States and a lifetime warranty.

Scorpion Performance

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The MB Old School wheel will sharpen the appearance of your performance hot rod. This classic style built by Vöxx Products is offered in full chrome or gunmetal with machined lip. Sizes range from 15x4.5 through 20x9.5. Discount Tire offers free shipping backed by their 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact their knowledgeable staff to find the correct fitment for your vehicle.

Discount Tire Direct

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Oil coolers help keep oil temperatures in check, but they can sometimes overcool the oil and prolong engine warm-up times, resulting in excessive engine wear and horsepower loss. Improved Racing's Low-Profile Oil Cooler Adapter features a built-in thermostat that bypasses the oil cooler until oil temperatures reach the safe minimum operating temperature of 180 degrees F. The adapter bolts directly to the factory location above the oil filter and fits all LS-powered vehicles except the Pontiac GTO.
Part Number: EGM-112
Price: $199

Improved Racing

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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.

Undercover Innovations

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Upgrading your instruments? Install a new dash from Classic Thunder Road. Classic Thunder Road has an extensive line of dashes for Chevrolet, Ford, and Mopar cars and trucks. Direct replacements for original dashes, they are manufactured from high-quality ABS composite and offered in three finishes: matte black, brushed aluminum, or carbon fiber. Available with or without gauges, kits are easy to install and provided complete with wiring harness, water and oil sending units, and LED indicator lights.

Classic Thunder Road

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Improve chassis stiffness and vehicle performance with Chassisworks' g-Connector systems for '67-81 Camaro/Firebird, '62-67 Chevy II/Nova, '68-72 Nova, '65-70 Mustang, and '67-70 Cougar. The complete system is comprised of 2-inch boxed-tube outside frame connectors, 15⁄8-inch round-tube center connector assembly, adjustable position driveshaft safety loop, and weld-in OEM subframe adapters, if applicable. (Search for item 5900 on the Chassisworks website.)

Chris Alston's Chassisworks

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NicKey Chicago is your ZL-1 headquarters. Anything you may need or desire to enhance the performance of your Super Camaro is in stock. Individual parts to complete kits are available. Or just bring them your Camaro and they'll return a turn key world-class supercar. Stage I option is 700 hp, Stage II is 850 hp, and Stage III is 1,000hp plus. Stage II will go 0-60 in 3 seconds, quarter-mile in the 10s, and top speed is over 200 mph on pump gas!

NicKey Chicago

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Viking's made in the United States shocks are lightweight aluminum and feature 19 positions each of independent compression and rebound adjustment for a total of 361 valving combinations. Shocks are available as coilover or smooth body with a wide range of mounting options. Add Viking's high-travel made in the United States coil springs for the ultimate package. Viking's double-adjustable shocks start at just $169.95 MSRP.

Viking Performance Inc. 800.236.6001

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"The System" allows you to keep the integrity of your vehicle intact yet enjoy quality sound like many of us have in new cars. Satellite speakers look like A/C vents and can be mounted under the dash, on kick panels, or even the package tray. The woofer can mount under the seat or in the trunk.

Custom Autosound Mfg.

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The School of Automotive Machinists 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 was awarded the School of Excellence award in 2011, has a 95 percent placement rate, and has been placing graduates in the motorsports industry for the past 25 years.

School of Automotive Machinists

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Borgeson has the perfect upgrade for your manual or old factory power steering system. Borgeson offers true modern quick ratio power steering conversions for '55-65 Chevy fullsize cars, '62-72 Chevy II/Novas, '63-82 Corvettes, '65-70 Mustangs, '52-64 Ford fullsize cars, '62-72 Ford midsize cars, and '62-82 Mopars. Feel the road with a modern power steering conversion from Borgeson. Complete kits are available starting at $745

Borgeson Universal

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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.

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Would you build a house without a solid foundation? Schwartz Performance offers bolt-in chassis for over 20 different models of muscle cars and trucks, including unibody cars. Upgrade your old, heavy chassis to a stronger, lighter-weight g-Machine chassis. Using our proprietary suspension geometry, old muscle cars can out-handle modern sports cars.

Schwartz Performance

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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 that transmits over 950 lb-ft of torque and transmits 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.

RAM Automotive

Ram Force 10 5 Dual Disc Clutch Gm Ls Engines 27/47

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

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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

TP Tools' 960-T Skat Blast Cabinet cleans car and truck parts fast. Simply add air and abrasive and start blasting—trigger power gun removes rust and paint fast. Accommodates most car or truck parts with room to spare. Includes: trigger gun, 12x24-inch lens, gloves, abrasive, abrasive recycling system, and Vac-40 vacuum to remove dust created while blasting. Work area is sized at 46 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 28 inches high. It is 64½ inches high overall, and constructed of 11- to 20-gauge steel. Requires 10- to 15-cfm air. Fully assembled. Made in the United States. Free catalog.

TP Tools

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Unisteer Performance Products offers a full-line of bolt-in rack-and-pinion kits for all popular Chevy applications. These kits improve handling, steering effort, and steering response. The rack-and-pinions have been engineered to match factory suspension and have no bumpsteer. Kits are available for Tri-Fives, Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, and even C10 pickups.

Unisteer Performance Products

Unisteer Performance Bolt In Rack And Pinion Kit Chevy 30/47

The Ultimate Maintainer Kit is the best-selling kit in California Car Cover's Golden Shine Car Care Line. This kit includes the signature California Car Duster, plus bottles of the Golden Shine Quick Shine Detail Spray, Tire & Trim Dressing, and Glass Cleaner. Premium towels and applicators are also included. More premium car care products are available on their website.

California Car Cover Company

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Introducing G-Comp GM muscle car components from Speedway Motors. Forged G-Comp performance spindles are engineered for lower ride height, improved negative camber gain and positive caster gain, plus more adjustable alignment. G-Comp tubular control arms and sway bars maximize cornering performance. Use promo code HG13 before December 24 and get free shipping on orders of $300 or more that include G-Comp products.

Speedway Motors

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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.

Kinekt Design

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Getting hassled by tech at your local track? RPM Rollbars has your rollbar solution. Whether it's for "show" or "go" you're covered from 11.49 to 10.0. Gain better e.t.'s with a more rigid chassis, and look good at the same time. Chromoly and mild steel versions are available for your four-, five-, or six-point. Many coatings are available to choose from and be sure to ask about their buyback guarantee.

RPM Rollbars

Rpm Rollbars Chevy Camaro 34/47

Detroit Speed & Engineering offers their Fifth-Generation Coilover Conversion Kit. The Detroit Speed front coilovers are a direct bolt-on assembly that completely replaces the front strut assembly. The front kit uses a DSE/JRI high-performance aluminum strut with "Detroit Tuned" valving and is available in either a street or race version. The Detroit Speed rear coilovers are a direct bolt-on that replaces the OEM rear shock assembly. The kit uses a DSE/JRI Remote Canister high-performance aluminum shock with "Detroit Tuned" valving.

Detroit Speed & Engineering

Detriot Speed Engineering Chevy Camaro Coilover Conversion Kit 35/47

ZL1 owners no longer have to live with the severely undersized 1.9L supercharger and intercooler. Since 1999, Kenne Bell has been number one in upgrading the smaller-displacement OEM Eaton 2.3, 2.1, 1.9, and 1.5L superchargers on the Ford Shelby, Cobra, Lightning, Mustang, and aftermarket vehicles. All LS3 Camaro and ZL1 Kits feature a huge 2.8, 3.6, or 4.2 Billet Twin Screw Supercharger with 4.5-inch Mammoth Inlet System. Patented Liquid Cooled optional.

Kenne Bell

Kenne Bel Chevy Camaro Zl1 Supercharger 36/47

Gear Vendors bolt-on overdrive kits are the best you can buy. Do not butcher the car by removing the muscle car–era transmission. Keep your car classic, but gain the fuel mileage a power ratio splits. You will have more driving fun from the performance and take better care of your engine with the reduced rpm at cruise. The only overdrive warranty that covers you while you're at the dragstrip—this is the serious man's overdrive. The best of everything, from AutoLaunch electronics to 300m components, this overdrive is all about doing it once and doing it right. They have kits for all popular manual and automatic transmissions, and most cost just $2,595. Other cool gifts like Drag Week plaques, shifter balls, and engine shirts and hats are available online or by phone.

Gear Vendors

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Boze Forged introduces their new Intake wheel, now available in sizes 17 to 20 inches and widths from 7 to 15 inches. All Boze Forged wheels can be custom-built to the customer's requirements, as well as accommodate big brake kits. A variety of unique finishes are available. All wheels are built with pride in the United States from the finest forged aluminum.

Boze Forged

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Upgrade your vehicle's steering system with a direct-fit, bolt-in Rack and Pinion Cradle system. Made from all-new parts and available in power or manual steering designs, kits come with or without the new tilt column and include U-joints, shafts, and all hardware for installation. Power or manual kits are available for Tri-Fives, Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, Novas, Impalas, and more. Made in the United States.

Flaming River

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Specialty Power Windows, a leader in aftermarket power windows since 1985, makes it easy to have the convenience of power windows or electric wipers in your street rod, custom rod, or classic truck. Made in the United States and guaranteed, they have direct bolt-in units and easy-to-install universal units. All units come with GM-style motors for ease of service.

Specialty Power Windows

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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, and Chevy truck.


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Energy Suspension's LS-series motor mount conversion set completes any modern LS engine swap into earlier, three-bolt–style subframes. Featuring their patented safety interlock-designed motor mounts and made with race-proven Hyper-Flex performance polyurethane, steel mounting plates, and hardware to make it an easier transplant, Energy's motor mounts are virtually indestructible yet compliant for acceptable NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). Both short/wide or tall/narrow motor mounts and plates are available in chrome or zinc plating and in red or black polyurethane. Manufactured in the United States.

Energy Suspension

Energy Suspension Ls Series Engine Motor Mount Conversion 42/47

Global West Suspension recently introduced a new line of tubular coilover lower control arms for GM muscle cars. The control arm design locates the shock lower on the arm, thus providing additional travel for the shock. This benefits cars that are lowered more than 1 inch.

Global West Suspension

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One part number gets you everything you need to complete your custom engine assembly with Eddie Motorsports 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.

Eddie Motorsports

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Stainless door strikers made from high-strength, heat-treated 17-4 pH are now available for any application that uses post-type strikers (GM cars and trucks, Ford trucks, "bear claw" latches for street rods, and more). Strikers use a hex key drive and are supplied with heavy-duty washers that match the original dimensions. Prices start at $29.90 per pair.

Tottally Stainless

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March Performance offers more options and more experience. With 24 years of experience and thousands of parts, they have the correct solution for you. March Performance has quality serpentine systems, brackets, and pulleys for Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Olds, Buick, and AMC. Rugged clear powdercoating ensures years of lasting beauty, no polishing required. They also have chrome and other custom finishes. Let their tech crew assist you in customizing the correct kit in your price range for you.

March Performance

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ATI's GM Serpentine Super Dampers make great gifts for the Chevy enthusiast on your holiday list. With a wide selection of crankshaft dampers available for LS-based engines, ATI Super Dampers provide damping of harmful torsional crankshaft vibrations through all rpm ranges. The ATI GM Super Damper line exceeds SFI 18.1 specs, and offers OEM replacement sizes and many other options are available. Super Dampers are available in steel and lightweight aluminum with laser-engraved 360-degree timing marks and come as OEM equipment on many GM performance crate engines.

ATI Performance Products

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