May 2008 GM High-Tech Performance Parts Review - Cutting Edge

Even Your Wax is Pasty

P21S is breaking down the walls of conventional wisdom, which say pure carnauba-based wax is very hard to apply and remove. However, P21S's breakthrough in formulation makes this incredibly durable 100 percent carnauba Paste Wax possible. Apply P21S to your paint and expect a high-gloss finish, enhanced color, and the famous UV and scratch protection for which carnauba is known. This wax is completely compatible with the latest "scratch-resistant" clearcoats and will not leave white stains on most plastics and rubber. Suggested retail is $49.95 for a 6.2-ounce jar and special applicator.

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P21S Auto Care Products
www.p21s.com

Big Cubes Need Big Tubes

LS7s move some serious air, so it takes a serious set of headers to accommodate it. SLP's new C6 Z06 Long-Tube Header System uses 1.75-inch main primaries, which merge into two 2.5-inch primaries before the 3-inch high-flow collector. This 4-2-1, or Tri-Y, design is said to outperform even the best 1 7/8-inch 4-into-1-style header in both power and torque. Installation of these ceramic-coated 409 stainless steel tubes requires no removal of dry sump oil lines or the starter, and clearance for the wiring harness, A/C lines, and vacuum lines is hard to beat. High-flow cats, X-pipe and 304-stainless mandrel bent 3-inch O.D. tubing bolt right up to the factory mufflers and over-axle pipes.

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SLP Performance Parts
1501 Industrial Way North
Toms River, NJ 08755;
732/349-2109
www.slponline.com

Smooth Operator

Snap-on's 3-inch Palm Orbital Sander (PN PSF4312) can remove the hand cramps and aches from sanding with its ergonomically designed, adjustable soft grip and S-curved lever. At only 1.5 pounds and 3 inches in diameter, the Orbital Sander is quite easy to wield. Its 3/32-inch orbit allows precise fine sanding-and the 30-gram pad is flexible for spot sanding and feather edging. The sander provides 12,000 rpm of free speed and has a field serviceable drop-in motor that allows easy tune-up and minimizes the need to send the tool out for repair. The patented dust shield protects the lower motor bearing, extending the life of the motor, while a robust front spindle and precisely balanced crank add durability to the front bearing.

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Snap-on Tools
877-SNAPON-2
www.snapon.com

LS1s Get Pistons

Arias Pistons is stepping into the LS1 market with a full line of forged, high-performance pistons. With bore sizes from 3.905 to 4.005 and 4.030, they have most Gen III and IV applications covered with -2.8, -5 and -29cc valve reliefs to cover both high and low compression. Using a 2618 alloy, maximum strength and minimum weight is achieved. A special design gives reluctor wheel clearance on even long 4.100-inch stroker kits. Arias LS1 pistons are great for street/strip, normally aspirated, and forced induction. They are available with Eagle rotating assemblies.

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ARIAS PISTONS
13420 South Normandie Ave
Gardena, CA 90249
310/532-9737
www.ariaspistons.com

Keeping Paint Pliable

American Shine is on a crusade to keep your ride looking clean and your paint protected. Using its full line that includes Carnauba Car Wash, Liquid Wax, and Color Britener, you can give a professional shine and protect the paint from road debris, small rocks, and paint chips. The Carnauba Liquid Wax was designed specifically for DIYers who probably don't have a shady spot to wax their car and who ordinarily have trouble getting the baked-on wax off. California, Texas, or Florida users will appreciate the ability to apply in full sun even on hot days. Super Shine can help provide that same easy-to-use protection for your vinyl, rubber, and leather in an easy spray bottle. Gift packs are available from $32.95 to $199.95.

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American Shine Products
1122 West Ave L-12, Suite 108
Lancaster, CA 93534
877/777-4463
www.americanshine.com

I Believe Shaved Is The Expression

There is nothing sleeker than shaved door handles. It's probably the ultimate customization you can do to any late-model body. Spal USA has a number of kits to make your dreams come true, including one specially designed for late models with bear-claw style latches. The Remote Shaved Door Kit with Two Actuators (PN SHAVED-ACT) is a seven-channel kit that incorporates two Spal USA actuators with 8 pounds of pull, two remote transmitters, and all necessary installation hardware. The standard Remote Shaved Door Kit with Two Solenoids has 40 pounds of pull to open any vehicle door on the market. Meanwhile, the Remote Seven-Channel Shaved Door Kit is designed for existing door actuators or solenoids. To make your own kit, choose from a variety of components-such as Extreme Duty Solenoids, or aluminum and stainless steel Door Poppers.

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SPAL USA
1731 SE Oralabor Rd
Ankeny, IA 50021
800/345-0327
www.spalusa.com

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