Holley Performance Products offers the Truck Avenger carburetor that is a simple bolt-on. The Truck Avenger was created out of need for a simplistic design that would allow anyone with no past experience in carburetors to bolt on, make two small adjustments, and drive off. With only 770 cfm and a durable dichromate finish, the Truck Avenger carburetor is the correct choice for any small-block engine.
Features include a quick-change "No Trouble" vacuum secondary, "No Trouble" power valve, four vacuum ports, an electric choke with a factory-calibrated setting that provides a cleaner, smoother warm-up in all climates, external spring-loaded needle and seats for stable fuel levels, and a one-piece vent tube to eliminate fuel spillover. The Truck Avenger metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles. It comes with a lifetime warranty on parts and a one-year warranty on labor with factory direct service. For information, contact Holley Performance Products, 270/781-9741, www.holley.com.
By precisely matching converter performance to the engine's torque curve, Banks' billet torque converter empowers Ford and Dodge diesel pickups with crisp acceleration, more low-end towing grunt, better fuel economy, stronger engine braking, and longer transmission life. The custom stator, turbine, and impeller improve efficiency and lower transmission temperatures. The carbon-ceramic lockup clutch is 33 percent larger to prevent slipping while the forged steel billet housing is indestructible. The entire assembly is balanced and blueprinted for ultimate performance and durability. Each component is machined to exact specifications and precision-balanced with state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment. Inferior plastic washers are replaced with Torrington bearings that tighten clearances, reduce friction, and increase the converters efficiency. For information, contact Gale Banks Engineering, 800/601-8072, www.bankspower.com.
Sway-A-Way offers a complete line of torsion bars specifically designed for Ford, Chevy, and GM big truck applications. Yukons, Tahoes, Suburbans, Escalades, Expeditions, and Hummer2 units will benefit from the torsion bar's adjustable splined end with matching adjuster. The splined end also allows for fine ride height adjustments, either negative or positive. The larger diameter featured with these torsion bars offers a firm and smooth ride. When towing heavy loads, the bars eliminate hard bottoming, improve vehicle handling on the street, and provide a more consistent spring rate for better vehicle control. All torsion bars are manufactured from aircraft alloy steel and have a 20 to 30 percent higher spring rate than stock bars. For information, contact Sway-A-Way, 818/700-9712, www.swayaway.com.
The Brake Man has developed a Super Brake pad and rotor system for use on all SUV, light- and heavy-duty trucks, vans, and fleet vehicles that are '99 and newer. Super Brake is a complete thermally processed replacement rotor and pad system that increases rotor and pad life up to five times more than the current performance level. It also increases your overall braking performance. The system features directionally-slotted and zinc-coated rotors. For information, contact the Brake Man, 805/987-7867(STOP), www.thebrakeman.com.
The Kelderman Air Ride suspension system has developed a patented air ride system for trailers equipped with torsion rubber axles. The kit relocates the torsion axles into a steel subframe consisting of two swing arms, each equipped with a Firestone(r) air bag. This system adds up to 3 inches of air support to the trailer. Trailers that traditionally bounce and jar can now move smoothly, protecting the content of the trailer, even if the air in the air bag is reduced. After installation of the system, the axles continue to operate as designed, though operating in two-stage suspension. Automatic compressor kits are available as an option. For information, contact Kelderman Manufacturing, 800/334-6150, www.keldermanmfg.com.
Bully Dog's Watch Dog Digital Gauge provides optimum protection for Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge diesel pickups. This all-new digital gauge monitors exhaust and transmission temperatures while keeping tabs on turbo boost pressure. It's all done in one convenient, easy-to-read LED display that can be mounted on a window pillar post. Designed for the utmost accuracy, this space-saving display is a must. Don't risk serious damage that can occur with extremely high exhaust temperature. For information, contact Bully Dog Technologies, 208/397-3200, www.bullydog.com.
Superchips offers its new MAX MicroTuner for '04 GM pickups, SUVs, and H2 vehicles equipped with 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L, and 8.1L gas engines. Users report dramatic increases in horsepower and torque with improvements varying with engine type and vehicle use. Developed through countless hours of testing and dyno tuning, Superchips' latest member of the electronic tuner family offers reliable performance. The testing allows the Gas MAX to deliver the competitive edge specifically tuned for your vehicle computer without having to remove it from the vehicle. All MAX MicroTuners include DTC data. For information, contact Superchips, 407/585-7000, www.superchips.com.
Lund International has made the task of climbing into the truck bed a little better with the development of the HitchStep. The HitchStep is constructed of durable die-cast aluminum for long life. The folding design allows you to fold it down when it is needed and fold it up when it's not in use. The HitchStep is designed with a slip-resistant stepping surface for sure footing and fits into a standard 2-inch receiver hitch. Lund has designed a large line of truck products and accessories for the SUV or truck owner, including cargo carriers and vehicle protection products. For more information, contact Lund International, 800/377-5863, www.lundinternational.com.