Second-Gen Camaro Mini-Tub Kit
You've got a hot Gen II Camaro going together, but you need room for bigger rear tires. Just like that, Detroit Speed & Engineering has what you need with its new Mini-Tub Kits for '70-81 F-bodies. These kits start with a set of DSE's 18-gauge steel Deep Tubs, which allow clearance for ultrawide 335mm rubber while retaining a stock wheel-tub appearance. The Mini-Tub kit is created by adding new spring pockets, a rear upper shock crossmember, offset shackles, leaf-spring pads, U-bolts, lower shock plates, a rear leaf Delrin bushing kit, and steel framerail fill panels. Front Delrin leaf-spring bushings are also available. DSE also includes detailed instructions (on paper and DVD) and all required templates. And if that's not enough for you, the kit can also be ordered with 2- or 3-inch-drop leaf springs and mini-tub shocks. DSE Mini-Tub kits and Deep Tubs are also available for first-gen Camaros and '68-74 Novas.
Detroit Speed & engineering
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Street & Strip Throttle Bodies
Installing an aftermarket throttle body in place of a restrictive stock item has long been an easy performance upgrade. Summit Racing Equipment is looking to make the swap easy on the wallet as well with its Street & Strip Throttle Bodies for '85-92 Camaros and '92-96 Corvettes. Marketed by Summit as "a value-priced alternative," Street & Strip Throttle Bodies feature a die-cast aluminum body and hand-fitted butterflies. They also have duplicate linkages, allowing for interchangeability among model years. Summit Racing Equipment currently offers these dual-bore throttle bodies in 52- and 58mm sizes and in natural and polished finishes.
Price: $250 & UP
Summit Racing Equipment
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Pro-X Powerglide Transmission
Need a drag-race tranny that can take anything you throw at it? TCI Automotive says its new Pro-X Powerglide Transmissions can handle up to 2,800 hp and have been proven in drag cars running 6.70/220-plus mph. The secret of the Pro-X's durability is in its high-quality internals: a Turbo Spline Pro-X Ringless Input Shaft, a 10-Clutch Hi-Gear Bearing Drum Kit, and an HDT (Heat Dissipating Technology)-coated Dedenbear bearing case. Available with 1.98, 1.80, or 1.65 straight-cut 12DPI Super Set planetaries, Pro-X Powerglides also feature TCI's Pro-X Ringless-Style Gerotor Pump and X-Wide Kevlar Band, an HDT-coated deep O-ringed pan, and a Hi-Flow Filter System to ensure proper fluid circulation.
Led Sequential Tail Lights For '67-69 Camaros
They may not see you coming, but they'll certainly see you leave with American Autowire's LED Sequential Tail Light Systems for first-gen Camaros. The newest version, created for '67 and '68 Camaros in both standard and RS versions, joins the '69 lights. The kits, which operate in either sequential or standard mode, include a plug-n-play rear body wiring harness and full-color installation schematics-you'll have to provide housings and lenses. According to American Autowire, these taillights use very high-intensity LEDs that have an extra-wide viewing angle, reducing the spottiness normally associated with LED lighting-and significantly improving your vehicle's visibility, safety, and aesthetics.
Price: $299 & up
DFX Clutches For '84-92 F-Bodies
Third-gen Camaro owners, rejoice! Centerforce's new clutch assembly for five-speed F-bods is the newest addition to the DFX line, Centerforce's latest series of extreme-performance clutches. Created to be a direct bolt-in piece, the race-inspired DFX seeks to provide superior holding capacity and strength in a clutch that also has excellent drivability. All DFX performance clutch systems utilize Centerforce's patented Ball Bearing design for a light pedal and quick release, as well as nodular iron pressure-plate rings and reinforcements designed to help prevent drive strap breakage. According to Centerforce, the paddle- or button-style disc has been thoroughly tested to provide the best possible combination of friction materials and hub designs.
Midway Industries (Centerforce)
Mechanical Speedometer Conversion KitTransplanting late-model drivetrains into vintage Chevys is all the rage these days, and R&D Engineering makes the job easier with its mechanical speedometer conversion kits. Each setup is based on a modified transmission tailhousing with provisions for both a mechanical speedometer and a VSS (vehicle speed sensor), required to interface with late-model ECMs. Kits are available for '93-97 4L60E transmissions, '98-current 4L60Es (pictured with required six-to-four-bolt adapter), 4L80Es, and also for T56 gearboxes. All housings are glass bead-blasted, and new seals and O-rings are included. Each kit also comes with a speedometer drive and driven gear combination based on the customer's rear axle ratio and tire diameter.
Price: $350 & UP
Caddo Mills TX
Two-Piece Adjustable Timing SetLunati's new Two-Piece Adjustable Timing Chain for small-block Chevys combines strength and adjustability in one package. PN 93060LUN is CNC-machined from 4340E billet steel, using a process that flows with the natural grain of the billet, resulting in a stronger yet lighter timing set. It also features an adjustable two-piece billet-steel gear, allowing cam timing to be adjusted 6 degrees advanced or retarded in 1-degree increments by simply loosening the index screws; no need to release the valvetrain load. The 93060LUN timing set is a full-roller design that includes a Torrington thrust bearing to virtually eliminate friction between the face of the engine block and the timing set. CHP
Olive Branch, MS