The legendary Detroit Locker started the revolution in performance differentials and still leads the industry today. After all these years, the design and quality of a Detroit Locker makes it one of the most durable and dependable automatic locking differentials on the market. It's the only differential sanctioned to run in Nascar.
One of the latest products offered is the Ford 9.75-inch (PN 72147). It is a 34-spline unit for SUV and pickup use and is available in all gear ratios. It carries a retail price of $645.
Detroit Locker maximizes traction by delivering 100 percent of the torque and power to both drive wheels. It's engineered to keep both wheels in a constant drive mode and has the ability to automatically allow wheel speed differentiation when needed.
No other performance differential has the reputation for quality and durability of the Detroit Locker, delivering traction no matter what the surface. For more information, contact Detroit Locker, 800/328-3850 or visit the Web: www.DetroitLocker.com.
Ford's venerable Power Stroke(r) diesel is a favorite of truck owners looking for a hot-performing tow vehicle. Owners looking for the ultimate transmission package (and those with power-added aftermarket enhancements) will certainly want to install the new TCI(r) TruckMaster(tm) Torque Converter, which is available in three configurations (forged steel four-lug front cover for early model applications; aftermarket six-lug front cover and heavy-duty clutch; and billet steel six-lug front cover, three heavy-duty clutches and hand-built steel stator). Regardless of the application, there's a TCI(r) TruckMaster(tm) Torque Converter to meet everyone's needs. The secret behind TCI(r) TruckMaster for Ford Power Stroke(r) E4OD/4R100 is the one-of-a-kind, hand-built, steel stator that reduces the stall speed and increases the torque converter efficiency to a new class and standard. The lower-than-stock stall speed converter reduces overall transmission temperature, which increases reliability, especially when towing large loads. The heavy-duty steel torque converter cover reduces converter flex, increasing clutch life. The furnace-brazed impeller blades increase reliability and efficiency, and that makes it the best diesel truck converter on the market. For information, contact TCI(r), 662/224-8972 or visit www.tciauto.com.
COMP Cams(r) New XFI(tm) (Xtreme Fuel Injection) camshafts for Hemi-powered Chrysler vehicles dramatically increase engine horsepower and torque, yet retain compatibility with all OEM vehicle computer systems. Available in three different profiles (XFI 260, XE 268, and XFI 273), the new camshafts are application-specific with designs for street performance and towing.
In recent dyno tests on a Hemi engine using COMP's #26918 beehive valvesprings and upgraded exhaust, the XFI 260 netted 20 additional pound-feet of torque in lower rpm ranges with a peak of 31 additional horsepower. The XE 268 camshaft added 14 lb-ft of torque at low rpm and 47 additional peak horsepower. The amazing COMP Cams(r) XFI 273 camshaft yielded its most significant horsepower increases over 4,500 rpm, generating 61 more horsepower than the stock Hemi 5.7L engine.
"We're extremely pleased with the power gains we have achieved with these camshafts," said Scooter Brothers, VP of Engineering. "When we set out to offer specialized Hemi camshafts, we had an acceptable power increase figure in mind. We have far exceeded that original target figure and believe that these three camshafts will offer customers the ability to find the exact camshaft that is right for their vehicle-car or truck." For more information about the new COMP Cams(r) XFI(tm) Series Chrysler Hemi engine camshafts, call 800/999-0853 or go online to www.compcams.com.
Taylor Cable Products announces new additions to their 8mm Spiro-Pro and ThunderVolt 8.2 Ignition spark plug wire offering for the Hemi 5.7L utilizing Chrysler's new cylinder deactivation Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Dyno tests performed using the Taylor ignition wires showed increases in the range of 3.5 to 5 additional horsepower over the factory wires.
These new wire sets are designed specifically as a performance replacement to fit the Chrysler platform cars (Magnum R/T and 300C) utilizing the MDS through the '05 model year. Each set features eight ignition wires that are number sequenced to their respective dual plug-per-cylinder configuration (one wire onto the well plug-in cylinder head valve cover routed over the intake manifold to the adjacent and corresponding coil pack plug).
According to Chrysler sources, the '06 models, Magnum, 300C, along with the new Dodge Charger R/T and Ram Trucks with the 5.7L Hemi or new 6.1L SRT Hemi motor, will feature a "Coil on Plug" ignition system and will no longer utilize spark plug wires. For more information, contact Taylor Cable, 816/765-5011, www.taylorvertex.com.
Eliminate clutch failures and ensure reliability with Hays Super-Truck performance clutch kits. These kits are ideal for utility, off-road, and performance street trucks, and they utilize top-of-the-line components to ensure extended service life at a price you can afford. All kits include a pressure plate, a disc, a throwout bearing, and an alignment tool.
The Hays Super-Truck line is specifically designed for severe usage. Every unit is built to withstand extreme conditions and overuse. The clutch kits are made in the U.S.A. and feature all-new parts, not remanufactured. Super-Truck kits can significantly extend the service life of clutches used in off-roading, towing, snow plowing, and performance street trucks. All popular diesel applications are also available. For information, call 216/688-8300, ext. 500 or visit the Web site: www.haysclutches.com.
Hooker is pleased to announce the availability of single-outlet Turbo-Back diesel exhaust systems for the '99-'02 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks powered by the 7.3L Power Stroke engine. The robotic-welded Hooker diesel exhaust system (PN 16950-2HKR) is mandrel-bent from 4-inch, 16-gauge, 409-grade stainless steel to resist corrosion, increase exhaust flow, reduce power-robbing backpressure, and lower EGT's-resulting in longer engine and turbocharger life. All systems include a 7-inch round muffler with a free-flow perforated core, which exhibits an aggressive yet mellow "big rig" diesel sound. The system includes a polished stainless steel 4- to 5-inch slash cut exhaust tip. Hooker includes all necessary clamps, hardware, hangers, and comprehensive instructions written for the home mechanic that likes to run his own wrenches.
For more information, contact Holley, 270/781-9741, or visit www.ilovemyhookerheaders.com.