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Corvette Product Preview - August 2014

Jun 23, 2014
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No More Stinky Cars

We're talking about that barn find that you just brought home, which smells like a whole barnfull of critters lived in it, even though it was wrapped up and stored properly for years.

That's where Meguiar's comes in. Its new Air Re-Fresher with Odor Eliminating Mist easily eliminates unpleasant odors, and leaves behind a fresh, crisp smelling interior.

It provides a whole-car solution, unlike conventional odor removers that temporarily mask smells. Once activated, the canister uses Meguiar's odor-eliminating technology to find and neutralize unwanted orders quickly and permanently, including the air-duct system.

To use, simply engage the mister inside an empty, parked car, then leave the fan turned on and all the doors closed for 10-15 minutes. Next, remove the canister, open all the doors and allow your car to sit for an additional 10-15 minutes, before experiencing a like-new smelling vehicle.

Look for Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher at your favorite auto parts retailer…before you need a gas mask to open the door of that barn find!

Meguiars Air Refresher Odor Eliminator 2/8

Check It Out! www.meguiars.com

Save Your C7's Front Bumper

Got a new C7, but you have to deal with steep driveways—or speed bumps like the ones we have at One VETTEMag Plaza? Save your C7's front bodywork with a set of bumper savers from Granatelli Motor Sports.

They're designed to protect your '14-later Corvette's front end of the Corvette from damage caused by lowering, driving up steep driveways, dips, speed bumps, and more.

The active skidplate design includes proprietary integrated urethane wheels, plus all the hardware needed for a DIY, do-it-this-weekend installation. Granatelli Motor Sports says that because all the parts needed for installation come with the kit, welding is not required, but is recommended.

Bumper Savers 3/8

Check It Out! www.granatellimotorsports.com

Classic Style 2.0

Edelbrock's "Elite 2" chrome air cleaners and valve covers are just the dress-up items that your C1-C3 Vette's engine bay can use. Their all-new ground-up streamlined modern design, inspired by the original "Elite" series, retains the classic raised fin look, with black accenting between the fins that'll make your Vette's engine stand out from the crowd.

The Elite 2 Series air cleaner is 14 inches in diameter, and includes a 3-inch washable and reusable air filter element. The top is constructed from heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum, and the bottom is durable stamped steel with a chrome finish that will fit 51⁄8-inch diameter carburetors and throttle bodies.

To top off your 1959-later smallblock's heads, Edelbrock's Elite 2 Series valve covers come in two sizes: Low profile (that'll clear your air-conditioning, alternator brackets, and aluminum rockers) and high profile (with room inside to clear most roller rockers and valvetrain components). Both feature heavy-gauge, die-cast aluminum construction, with a high-quality polished finish for a show-winning look.

Edelbrock Chrome Air Cleaner 1 4/8
Edelbrock Chrome Air Cleaner 2 5/8

Check It Out! www.edelbrock.com

Want More Boost?

Do you have an LS9-powered '09-'10 Corvette ZR1, or a same-engined VetteRod? Here's something to add even more performance: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering's (LPE) overdrive harmonic balancer kit.

The track and dynamometer testing has shown that it will overdrive your LS9's supercharger by 14 percent (resulting in a supercharger speed of 17,500 rpm at 6,500 rpm engine speed)—which means more boost. Need we say what more boost will result in more of?

The kit includes a Lingenfelter ATI overdrive LS9 11-rib harmonic balancer (the balancer hub has a keyway to accept the factory crank key); a new GM-keyed LS9 friction washer; and a new GM LS9 crank bolt.

LPE's overdrive balancer kit can also be used with its LS9 supercharger pulleys for even higher supercharger speeds and boost levels—but this kit isn't recommended for use on LS9s that are road-raced or run in sustained high-rpm applications (i.e. long-distance open-road races)—LPE's got a 2.60-inch diameter pulley upgrade kit that'll overdrive the supercharger 19 percent, if you're planning on entering an event like the Silver State Classic.

Installing the kit requires ECM programming to adjust overboost limits—get more info about that from LPE.

Overdrive Harmonic Balancer Kit 6/8

Check It Out! www.lingenfelter.com

Build It To Last

Building a Vette for combined street/track action? You'll need strength all along your ride's driveline, like what Strange Engineering's S-Series chrome-moly steel transmission and pinion yokes—and U-joints—deliver.

They're manufactured from high-quality steel alloy forgings that are fully heat-treated to achieve maximum tensile strength, then CNC-machined to assure concentricity and balance for ideal driveshaft operation. Log onto www.strangeengineering.net, to see which S-Series transmission and pinion yokes fit your Vette.

Combine them with Strange's 1350 series U-joints, whose strength can handle the most demanding of applications, or their 1480 U-joints—the ultimate in driveline strength and dependability.

Transmission Pinion Yokes 7/8

Check It Out! www.strangeengineering.net

Improve Your C7's Sound

The new parts for the new-generation Corvettes keep coming…like the latest from Billy Boat Performance Exhaust—its Corvette C7 Fusion Bi-Modal Exhaust.

It provides a deeper, richer, and more voluminous sound than the C7's original-equipment NPP system, incorporating two passages through which exhaust can travel. One passage is a muffled and chambered tube incorporating Billy Boat's exclusive PRT (Purge Resonance Technology) to eliminate drone at cruising speeds, while delivering deep and smooth American V-8 muscle car sound. The other passage is a straight-through tube that increases the sound volume to adrenaline pumping levels, while increasing horsepower and torque.

A 3-inch butterfly valve, built into the mufflers, regulates which passage is used.

It's manufactured to precise standards using T-304 stainless steel, it's available with your choice of 4-inch round or 4½-inch oval double-walled tips, it's made in the USA, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty against corrosion or burn-through.

C7 Corvette Bi Modal Exhaust 8/8

Check It Out! www.bbexhaust.com



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