Subscribe to the Free

GM High Performance Parts - Cutting Edge, March 2014

D.J. Randall Feb 18, 2014
View Full Gallery


There are countless ways to gain additional ponies with an LS3, so be sure to consider this kit! Trick Flow has recently assembled the GenX Top End Engine Kit for GM LS3 engines, and they installed one on a 2010 Chevy Camaro SS. Tested and tuned on a dyno, the trick-kit added 100 rear-wheel horsepower. Trick Flow removes any parts compatibility guesswork, making the upgrade decision easy, while saving you some money. The kit produces big power (580 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque) for less money than it would take to purchase all of the parts separately. The GenX kit includes: Trick Flow GenX 255 aluminum cylinders, a Trick Track Max hydraulic roller cam (.625-inch lift), chromoly pushrods, Cometic MLS exhaust gaskets, head bolts by Chevrolet Performance Parts, and MLS head gaskets and balancer bolt. Trick Flow recommends proper tuning to achieve maximum performance results, and does not recommended use with Flex Fuel or Active Fuel Management.

Trick Flow Specialties Kit 2/7

Trick FLow Specialties, 285 West Avenue, Tallmadge, OH 44278; 330/630-2504;

Year-Round Traction

Instead of constantly swapping in a dedicated tire setup, each time the weather pattern changes, utilize a completely capable set of Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires, containing a refreshed design aimed at providing responsive handling, and all-season road gripping traction. The unique tread pattern whisks away contact patch-robbing wetness, while reducing road noise and providing even wear. The enhanced wheel protection is great for daily drivers, or the corner happy, curb avoiding, urban sports car. Carrying a 50,000-mile tread life limited warranty, with forty-seven different sizes; your next tire of choice should be the well-rounded Eagle All-Season from the experienced rubber-minds at Goodyear.

Goodyear Tire 3/7

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 200 Innovation Way, Akron, OH 44316; 330/796-2121;

Two-toned Symphony

Many factors contribute to an aftermarket exhaust purchase. Will it be too loud? Will it have too much of that annoying drone while cruising? Will it be a worthwhile purchase? Thanks to Billy Boat Performance Exhaust, the best of both worlds have met with pure enjoyment. The Fusion Exhaust System, for C6 Corvette body styles, employs two different exhaust chambers. At the push of a button, the enormous roar can be crisply silenced, thanks to Billy Boat's PRT resonance control technology that eliminates droning at cruising speeds. The “loud” exhaust chamber uses a straight through tube to foster fantastic frequencies. The fusion exhaust seamlessly integrates with the factory NPP optioned C6 ‘Vette, allowing for throttle triggering capability, or simply dash operated action for manual control.

Billy Boat Performance 4/7

Billy Boat Performance Exhaust, 23045 North 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027; 888/228-7435;

Better Battery

Having some difficulty starting the horsepower heavy piece of engine immensity in your stable? Stop draining the old, tired battery beneath the bonnet, and replace it with an Odyssey Extreme Series battery. The innovative block of current is built with 99.99% pure lead, and compression-packed plates. Not only does the battery from Odyssey have massive staring power, but it also offers a great deal of deep cycle reserve power. Compared to the average battery, Odyssey's Extreme Series battery can deliver twice the overall power, and three times the life of a conventional battery. Either way, when it's time to replace the dusty unreliable box sitting beneath the hood, install a reliable powerhouse from Odyssey.

Enersys Odyssey Extreme Battery 5/7

EnerSys, 2366 Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605; 610/372-8613;

Caddy Clutch

Grab ahold of all that power being produced by your Caddy, with a DYAD DS Multi-Disc Clutch by Centerforce. This one's available for the beastly 2009-2012 series Cadillac CTS-V (6.2L LSA), with the 26-spline disc and 168-tooth flywheel. Centerforce's innovative system is capable of holding up to 1,300 foot-pounds of torque at the flywheel, and the setup (P/N 04614847) is a multi-disc clutch system that replaces the current pressure plate, disc, and flywheel assembly, with a higher holding capacity system, designed for a direct bolt in replacement. The entire kit comes with a pressure plate, disc set, floater, lightweight steel flywheel, release bearing extension, pilot bearing, and some other necessary hardware. Coming preassembled to you, the Centerforce upgraded multi-disc clutch offers excellent driver control.

Midway Industries 6/7

Midway Industries, 2266 Crosswind Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301; 928/771-8422;

Obtained Oxygen

Is your Goat in need of a healthier, horsepower creating, intake solution? Look no further! Since Improved Racing has recently acquired VCM USA, the company is now offering the well-liked, over-the-radiator type intake for the Pontiac GTO, as well as the G8 GT and GXP. The intake style is recognized for offering increased horsepower, while keeping a clean and factory looking appearance. Improved Racing Products is also working on introducing a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS version, and a 2010-later Chevrolet Camaro capable intake in the near future. As of now, the setup can be arranged with a MAF-less coupler, or for compliance with Magnusson superchargers. Grab those extra ponies by ordering an efficient intake for you G8 or GTO.

Improved Racing 7/7

Improved Racing Products, 6839 Narcoossee Road Ste 31, Orlando, FL 32822;



Connect With Us

Get Latest News and Articles. Newsletter Sign Up

sponsored links

subscribe to the magazine

get digital get print