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Cutting Edge - November 2013

D.J. Randall Dec 30, 2013
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Blowin' Sparks

Looking for a one-stop fix for spark blowout, ignition misfire at cruise, or other irritating issues? The new JMS PowerMax SparkMax Ignition System Voltage Booster was engineered as a complete solution for high ignition output predicaments, and increases ignition voltage as much as 80%, supporting both coil-on-plug and single coil applications. Adjustable from 21 or 24 volts (max) via selected a knob, the device's total output rating is 18 amps at either setting. The SparkMax operates with an input voltage between 9.5 and 19 volts DC, with a super low 0.05-voltage drop. The entire kit includes an OEM-grade harness, adjustable Hobbs pressure switch, 1⁄8-inch NPT adaptor fitting, an extra power wire, terminals, heat shrink, solder, vacuum line and tees, mounting hardware, and fuses.

Jms Powermax Sparkmax Ignition System Voltage 2/7

JMS Chip and Performance, 3247 Hwy 63 South, Lucedale, MS 39452; 601/766-9424;


Slam One Back

You've seen the pros slam back sequential shifters in race machines, now you can upgrade the Tremec T56 and TR6060 in the ‘Vette to do the same. Get rid of that H-pattern slowness with a direct replacement, using the original gear case, mating surfaces, mountings, clutch, slave cylinder, and drive shafts. Coupled with increased speed and strength, dog-engagement shift times drop to a slick 0.35 to 0.45-seconds, or down to 10-20 milliseconds with the electronic paddle-shift mechanism. Upgrades are also available should you already have an existing MTI Racing H-pattern dog box. Either way, rowing back the gears takes little effort from your feet, and downshifts are clean and crisp. For reference, the gear ratios starting with First gear are as follows: 2.437, 1.611, 1.228, 1.00, 0.875, and 0.777.

Mti Racing Upgrade Tremec T56 And Tr6060 3/7

MTI Racing, 1190 Hayes Ind. Drive, Marietta, GA 30062; 770/919-7774; www.mtiracing.com

Going Bald?

Have a bald spot…inside your car? [Sorry, you can't use this one on your head.] The boring, barren interior of any ride can be transformed without leaving the garage, thanks to the Suede-Tex Spray-On Suede Nylon Flocking by Flock It!. Great on applications ranging anywhere from street rods to race cars and dashboards to glove boxes, the soft spray on fibers stick to an adhesive treated surface, resulting in an attractive, durable and soft finish that looks professional. With over thirty different colors readily available, and custom color capability, the possibilities are endless. Applying the suede is easy with the Mini Flocker or an air assisted spray gun. Just promise us that no matter how tempting, heads will not be sprayed.

Suede Tex Spray On Suede Flocking 4/7

Flock it! Ltd., 13142 Murphy Road, Winnebago, IL 61088; 800/336-6537; www.flockit.com


Replace those useless alerts popping up on the dash with relevant, customizable ones, thanks to DashLogic from Palmer Performance Engineering. Using the factory dash display, the trip display can be converted to a boost-readout, or any other reading, without actually cutting the factory gauges. Along with two additional 0-5 volt analog inputs to add aftermarket sensors to vehicle dashboard displays, DashLogic simply plugs into the OBD-II port, allowing for over twenty-five supported vehicle parameter alerts, set to your own conditions, and existing vehicle chimes. DashLogic is available for late model GM vehicles, starting with the C6 Corvette.

Dashlogic Palmer Performance 5/7

Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc.; www.palmerperformance.com

Don't Guess

Forget the hassle of calibrating your speedometer for tire size changes, and replace it with an extremely precise, no hassle GPS Speedometer from Auto Meter. Engineered to interpret data from the included high-speed antenna assembly, the lightning fast response on the 140 mile per hour scale never has to interact with inputs from the vehicle's components ever again. The rugged and accurate digital stepper motor drives the smooth pointer readings with heightened resistance to shock and vibration. Just below the normal gauge readout is the Rally-Nav red LED digital display featuring satellite signal data, odometer, trip, compass, heading, GPS coordinates, hour meter, GPS date and time, and peak speed readout. The USA-built, race-proven component is available in 33⁄8-inch and 5-inch sizes.

Auto Meter Gps Speedometer 6/7

Auto Meter Products, Inc.; 413 W. Elm Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 www.autometer.com

Firmly Planted

Get rid of flimsy handling characteristics by upgrading to the Granatelli Motor Sports Rear Lower Control Arms (PN 500058). Eliminating unwanted wheelhop and increasing traction, these direct OEM replacement arms install with basic hand tools in one to two hours. Improved handling and drivability come from the increased rigidity of the control arms, along with the polyurethane bushing design, giving your Camaro predictable handling characteristics while maintaining a comfortable ride. The fixed, non-adjustable, boxed tubed design maintains more consistent caster settings, and the black powder coating gives the control arm a long lasting, durable finish.

Granatelli Motor Sports Rear Lower Control Arms 7/7

Granatelli Motor Sports, 1000 Yarnell Place, Oxnard, CA 93033; 805/486-6644; www.granatellimotorsports.com



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