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GM Performance Parts - Cutting Edge, August 2014

Jul 17, 2014

Stronger Bushings

They say that a solid drivetrain all starts with solid bushings, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why BMR Suspension is now offering owners of 2010+ fifth-gen Camaros and the 2008-09 Pontiac G8 these new Poly/Delrin Combo Differential Bushings. This particular combination uses a CNC-machined rear Delrin bushing to handle the highest load area and high-durometer, while the front poly bushings are there to control differential movement. It comes to you in a kit (PN BK046), and according to our friends at BMR, provides the best possible control without negatively affecting drivability. It utilizes a two-piece design that allows full contact on all six thrust surfaces of the subframe mount. BMR recommends this product for street-driven vehicles, as well as the occasional road course, dragstrip, and autocross aficionado.

BMR Suspension


Accessorize Your LS

The crew at Holley Performance Products are making big waves in the LS-swap market, and you can go ahead and add one more notch on their belt with this new, Complete Accessory Drive for GM LS Engines. Like the name suggests, it comes complete with everything you need; including brackets, belts, pulleys, accessories, hardware, and you can even spec it out with an alternator, power steering pump, and an A/C compressor. Holley relies on big-name, reputable suppliers for their kits too; including Gates, Dayco, Sanden, Four Seasons, and naturally, General Motors. So if you’re swapping an LS powerplant into your old-school B-body, G-body, F-body, ‘Vette, pickup truck, or whatever it may be, hook up with Holley Performance for all of your LS-swap needs.

Holley Performance Parts


Cool Shifting

When one company makes amazing products, others will notice. That’s why our friends at Summit Racing now carry Flex-O-Lite products; including their full line of transmission coolers with cover guards. Most people know and understand the significance of a transmission cooler; it’s self-explanatory, really. They typically help keep your transmission’s operating temperatures 20-degrees cooler than the normal operating temps. But a minute detail that many overlook is the cover guard feature; it protects from potential damage found on the road and even the track; rocks, random road/track debris, and in the event something rattles and/or breaks loose from your vehicle. That’s why Flex-O-Lite offers their line of TransLife coolers with a 1⁄8-inch thick aluminum cover guard. It protects the cooler without adding tons of unnecessary weight, while also allowing the transmission cooler to do its job with its vented design. Flex-O-Lite products are available directly, or over the counter at Summit Racing in different varieties.

Summit Racing


Strange Days

If you’re making big power at the dragstrip, then you’re more than likely looking for increased strength from your rear differential (aren’t we all?). You should look into the Strange Engineering S-Series nodular iron diff case, for your differential needs. It features a radial rib design for increased strength, and is manufactured right here in the USA. They come standard with a Daytona pinion support, and your choice of a street/standard gear ratio. You can even spec it out with several spool and gear ratio options, and Strange can assemble a complete differential for your project car all in one place. The best part is, you can pick up a complete, assembled unit for as low as $1029.49! You can check out all of the available options and packages on their website listed below, or feel free to give them a call.

Strange Engineering


Mean Machine

Do you have a 2010-plus Camaro, and live in a state that requires a front plate? If so, and you aren’t overeager to ruin your front bumper with a hideous dealer-supplied license plate mounting bracket, you should check out the one currently being offered by Man Machine Interface. MMI now offers this killer solution to the troublesome front plate mounting issue for fifth-gen Camaros, and it mounts in a few quick and easy steps. The best part is, you can easily take it back off for a car event, or when it’s time to resell. The Aero-Plate, as it’s called, uses the existing screw locations found underneath your late-model Camaro, and comes complete with all of the necessary hardware and instructions. Using 6061-T6 billet aluminum and stainless steel components, they won’t rust, either. It’s also available for your C6 Corvette, and your buddy’s Dodge Challenger too!

Man Machine Interface


RideTech Vette

Let’s face it, the C5 and C6 Corvettes are incredibly well handling machines straight from the factory, and their road course performance lets them compete with the heavy hitters from across the pond. However, there has always been a weak link in their suspension; the transverse leaf spring. Dating back to the horse and carriage, saying that the leaf spring is a relic, would be something of an understatement. So RideTech has helped owners of modern-day Corvettes bring their cars into the 21st century with their range of shocks and coil-over kits. Available in HQ Smooth Body, HQ Single Adjustable, and TQ Triple Adjustable, each kit brings an increased level of handling performance to your Corvette. The HQ Smooth being the most street-friendly, simply increases the handling of your car while keeping the leaf spring. The HQ Single and TQ Triple is geared for the more hardcore enthusiast, ditching the leaf, with the latter being the more extreme of those two. All three include a FOX monotube design, a bolt-in installation, and all have been track tested and track engineered. For a full rundown, visit the RideTech website, or give them a call!




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