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Power Parts Buyer's Guide - Bolt-On Go-Fast Goodies

Simple Bolt-On Go-Fast Goodies For Your Truck

Sport Truck Staff
Oct 1, 2004
More power and better mileage are always at the top of any truck owner's wish list. And the key to making power on today's late-model fuel-injected trucks is adding the right combination of parts for the job. Simple bolt-ons such as after-cat exhaust systems and air intakes go a long way to improve the operating efficiency of an engine, resulting in both power and fuel-economy gains.
In an effort to help you build that "perfect" ride, we have assembled a selection of power parts that go from the simple air cleaner all the way up to the hard-core supercharger.
Photo 2/52   |   power Parts accel
1. Accel
These wire sets from Accel are custom-fit for a wide variety of applications and are available for twin- and dual-plug heads, with or without fuel injection. These wire kits feature spiral core wire sets in the 8800 series, and a graphite suppression core in the 8900.
Mr. Gasket
(216) 688-8300, www.mrgasket.com

Photo 3/52   |   power Parts afe Intake
2. aFe
advanced FLOW engineering (aFe) has this "stage 2" intake for the new '04 Chevy/GMC Duramax turbodiesel. Faster spool-up, reduced lag, acceleration, fuel economy, and more power can be seen thanks to improved airflow and less restriction.
advanced FLOW engineering
(909) 279-4050, www.afefilters.com
Photo 4/52   |   power Parts airaid Intake System
3. Airaid
The Airaid Air Intake System can provide an additional 14 hp more than the stock airbox units, depending upon the specific make and model of your truck. The systems come complete with all the bells and whistles necessary for a smooth installation, including a lifetime reusable air filter.
Airaid
(800) 498-6951, www.airaid.com
Photo 5/52   |   power Parts apc intake Systems
4. American Products Company
APC Intake Systems includes a mandrel-bent polished-aluminum induction tube, stainless-steel hose clamps, high-temperature silicone adapters, and APC's own unique reusable air filter.
APC
(800) 594-4272, www.americanproductscompany.com

Photo 6/52   |   power Parts barry Grant Powerodder
5. Barry Grant
The Barry Grant PoweRodder is a two-piece carburetor that delivers smooth performance, and is designed for engines as high as 400 hp. They come in 525-, 625-, and 725-cfm sizes to fit most aftermarket intake manifolds.
Barry Grant
(706) 864-8544, www.barrygrant.com

Photo 7/52   |   power Parts bassani Xhaust
6. Bassani Xhaust
Bassani has a direct bolt-on and 50-state-legal Aft-Cat exhaust system for the Nissan Titan. It's built as a single over-the-axle side exit with a 4-inch stainless-steel tip for improved performance and exhaust note.
Bassani Xhaust
(866) 782-3283, www.bassani.com

Photo 8/52   |   power Parts billy Boat Exhaust
7. Billy Boat
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust has two systems for the Dodge Hemi. Both the side exit with twin 3-inch-round tips and rear split with 4-inch ovals on each side are manufactured using 100 percent T304 stainless steel.
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust
(888) 228-7435, www.bbexhaust.com

Photo 9/52   |   power Parts bosch Air Gap
8. Bosch
The new Bosch Platinum2 features surface air gap technology with two ground electrodes that allow the spark to find the most efficient path. This produces a longer, more powerful spark for improved engine performance, smoother acceleration, and better mileage.
Robert Bosch Corp.
(888) 715-3616, www.boschusa.com
Photo 10/52   |   power Parts bullydog Power Performance Chip
9. Bully Dog Technologies
Bully Dog Technologies has designed this power performance chip for '03-'04 Cummins diesel Dodge pickups. The performance module provides three horsepower/torque settings: stock, 60 hp, and 90 hp.
Bully Dog Technologies
(208) 397-3200, www.bullydog.com

Photo 11/52   |   power Parts corsa Exhaust System
10. Corsa
The new Corsa SSR bolt-on exhaust system is made from 304 stainless steel in either a Touring (quiet) or Sport (loud) setup. Both feature 4-inch polished-stainless-steel tips, include a limited lifetime warranty, are 50-state emissions-legal, and do not void the new vehicle warranty.
Corsa Performance
(800) 486-0999, www.corsaperf.com
Photo 12/52   |   power Parts crane Cams Power Tuner
11. Crane Cams
Available for Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Hummer, and Ford trucks, the Crane PowerMax Power Tuner provides 30-plus tuning parameters to manipulate rev limiters, shift points, top-speed governor, and speedometer, and also reads and can clear trouble codes.
Crane Cams
(386) 258-6174, www.cranecams.com
Photo 13/52   |   power Parts diesel Pro Exhaust System
12. Diesel Pro
Diesel Pro's Extreme SS exhaust system features a 4-inch T304 stainless-steel pipe that reduces backpressure and exhaust gas temperatures to produce more power. You have the choice of three different stainless-steel tip sizes that go as large as 6 inches.
Diesel Pro
(877) 388-6552, www.dieselpro.net
Photo 14/52   |   power Parts doug Thorley Pipe Header
13. Doug Thorley
Doug Thorley is proud to offer this full-length Tri-Y with Y-pipe header for Ford V-10-equipped trucks. It's constructed of 14-gauge mild steel with a 1-5/8-inch tube size and a 2-1/2-inch collector coated in either nickel chrome or ceramic.
Doug Thorle
(909) 739-5900, www.thorleyheaders.com
Photo 15/52   |   power Parts edelbrock
14. Edelbrock
Edelbrock's Victor 24-degree rectangular-port big-block Chevy head features a rolled-over deck and partially CNC'd 118cc chambers. The valve area was moved to improve flow and hold larger valves. It comes with 2.30 intake and 1.88 exhaust valves, 1.625 Manley springs, and 10-degree titanium retainers and locks.
Edelbrock Corp.
(310) 781-2222, www.edelbrock.com
Photo 16/52   |   power Parts edge Products Ez Modules
15. Edge Products
Edge Products has two EZ modules for Cummins applications. One covers '98-'02 and adds 65 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The Edge EZ for '03-'04 Cummins offers four different user-selectable power modes from 40 hp all the way to 70 hp.
Edge Products Inc.
(888) 360-3343, www.edgeproducts.com
Photo 17/52   |   power Parts erson Brute Power Kit
16. Erson
Erson's Brute Power Kit offers three cam grinds for the Chevrolet mouse motor, ranging from 260-degree smooth idle to 280-degree rough idle. The kit includes anti-pump-up hydraulic lifters, valve springs, pushrods, and steel roller-tip rocker arms.
Mr. Gasket
(216) 688-8300, www.mrgasket.com
Photo 18/52   |   power Parts fast Billet Aluminum Throttle Bodies
17. FAST
The new FAST (a division of the Comp Cams Group) 6061-T6 billet aluminum throttle bodies are available in 78mm and 90mm configurations and were designed to complement the company's LSX polymer intake manifold or other Gen. III intakes, even stock.
Fuel Air Spark Technology
(662) 224-3495, www.fuelairspark.com
Photo 19/52   |   power Parts flex A Lite Electric Truck Fan
18. Flex-a-Lite
Flex-a-Lite's Fullsize Electric Truck Fan has two 15-inch electric fans in a glass-reinforced nylon mold-injected shroud. Horsepower gains have been near 17 on '92-to-present GM/Chevrolet trucks.
Flex-a-Lite
(800) 851-1510, www.flex-a-lite.com

Photo 20/52   |   power Parts flowmaster Mufflers
19. Flowmaster Mufflers Inc.
Flowmaster makes mufflers for a wide range of trucks. The company's mufflers are offered in many different tones depending upon the muffler series, from deep and aggressive to quiet and subtle.
Flowmaster Mufflers Inc.
(800) 544-4761, www.flowmaster.com

Photo 21/52   |   power Parts flowtech Purple Hornie
20. Flowtech
The Purple Hornie tubular-design glasspack mufflers are 16-gauge 3-1/2-inch-diameter steel shell with an interior spiral louver baffle design that increases exhaust velocity while decreasing backpressure. They come available in an 18-inch case length with 2-1/4-inch slip-fit, or choose from three different styles of 3-inch three-hole direct-header-mount designs.
Flowtech
(800) 465-5391, www.holley.com
Photo 22/52   |   power Parts gibson Performance Exhaust System
21. Gibson Performance
Gibson Performance introduces a bolt-on after-cat exhaust system for the '04 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5L truck. The 2-1/2-inch system comes in aluminized stainless steel and ceramic coating. It is 50-state smog-legal and backed by a lifetime limited warranty.
Gibson Performance
(800) 528-3044, www.gibsonperformance.com
Photo 23/52   |   power Parts green Filter Usa
22. Green Filter usa
Green Filter introduces its Green High Performance Air Filters for almost all trucks and SUVs. Green Filters increase airflow, resulting in more horsepower, more torque, and better acceleration. Green Filters feature a two-layer woven-cotton design that filters down to 5 microns.
Green Filter USA
(724) 430-2050, www.greenfilterusa.com
Photo 24/52   |   power Parts hedman Hedders
23. Hedman Hedders
Hedman Hedders' new 50-state-legal headers are ready for installation on all 2WD or 4WD Ford F-150/F-250 trucks equipped with the Triton 5.4L. The headers feature 1-1/2-inch primary tubes and a stock-sized ball collector for an easy installation and virtual leak-free design.
Hedman Hedders
(562) 921-0404, www.hedman.com

Photo 25/52   |   power Parts holley Carburetor
24. Holley
Holley's 750-cfm Street HP carburetor employs the same features found in the company's 4150HP carbs, only tamed for street use. The Street HP series relies on the contoured main body from the 4150HP and adds vacuum secondaries; fourth-generation power valve; power valve blow-out protection; nonstick gaskets; clear sight plugs; adjustable air bleeds; two-corner idle system; and enough vacuum ports for power brakes, PCV, and so on.
Holley Carburetors
(800) 465-5391, www.holley.com
Photo 26/52   |   power Parts hughes Engines Throttle Bodies
25. Hughes Engines
These Hughes Engines throttle bodies are made from CNC-machined 6061 billet exclusively for the Dodge Magnum engines. These throttle bodies are a direct replacement for the OEM units and come in 50, 52, and 55mm sizes, and are capable of supporting more than 650 hp.
Hughes Engines
(309) 745-9558, www.hughesengines.com
Photo 27/52   |   power Parts hypertech Engine Tuning
26. Hypertech
Hypertech allows you to optimize engine tuning for both regular and premium gasoline, raise the rpm limiter, adjust the top-speed limiter, and recalibrate the speedometer for nonstock tires as large as 44 inches. Plus, you can go back to stock at the push of a button.
Hypertech
(901) 385-1888, www.hypertech.com
Photo 28/52   |   power Parts jardine Exhaust
27. Jardine
Jardine Exhaust uses its Aeroflow muffler, CNC mandrel bends, 16ga aluminized tubing, and factory-style hangers to build this after-cat for the '04 Ford trucks. The system will increase the efficiency of the truck and give you a performance sound.
Jardine
(909) 739-5900, www.jardineproducts.com
Photo 29/52   |   power Parts jba Exhaust System
28. JBA
JBA offers a complete exhaust system for '99-'04 GM trucks. The company claims an increase of 20 hp with this bolt-on 50-state-legal system. Features include a 3/8-inch-thick laser-cut flange, 14ga mandrel-bent steel primaries, Firecone collector, and limited lifetime warranty.
JBA Performance Exhaust Co.
(800) 830-3377, www.jbaheaders.com
Photo 30/52   |   power Parts jet Performance Products
29. JET Performance Products
JET Performance Products' plug-in Performance Module for '03-'04 Dodge Hemi-powered trucks can improve power by as much as 10 percent by tuning the air/fuel ratio and ignition advance.
JET Performance Products
(714) 848-5515, www.jetchip.com
Photo 31/52   |   power Parts kn Engineering Intake
30. K&N Engineering Inc.
K&N Engineering is proud to introduce a new line of intake systems for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks. K&N's 77-series intake systems combine horsepower gains with show-quality appearance. Each intake system is a direct replacement for the restrictive OE airbox and inlet tract.
K&N Engineering Inc.
(800) 213-4182, www.knfilters.com
Photo 32/52   |   power Parts kool Blue Filters
31. Kool Blue Filters
Designed for Chevrolet S-10 pickups, Kool Blue Air Filters feature a mixture of galvanized steel mesh and plastic for added strength. The filters feature four layers of oiled cotton gauze to trap particulates down to 2.8 microns and are easily maintained.
Mr. Gasket
(216) 688-8300, www.mrgasket.com
Photo 33/52   |   power Parts mac Performance Products
32. Mac Performance Products
Mac has a Mass Air System for the '99-'03 Ford Lightning to boost rear-wheel horsepower by as much as 29. The Mass Air System is available in 85mm and 95mm sizes and comes complete with Big Mouth air filter, special silicone hoses, stainless-steel clamps, and polished-stainless-steel air dam
Mac Performance Products
(800) 367-4486, www.macperformance.com
Photo 34/52   |   power Parts magnacharger Superchargers
34. MagnaCharger
MagnaCharger Superchargers are capable of providing a 63-125 percent horsepower increase and are backed by a three-year limited warranty; an optional three-year/36,000-mile powertrain limited warranty is also available.
MagnaCharger
(805) 642-8833, www.magnacharger.com
Photo 35/52   |   power Parts mallory Hyfire
35. Mallory
Mallory's HyFire 6-AL high-output multispark ignition system offers digital performance at analog prices. The adjustable rev limiter (from 4,500 to 12,000 rpm) allows for continuous optimum performance at the touch of a button.
Mr. Gasket
(216) 688-8300, www.mrgasket.com

Photo 36/52   |   power Parts mbrp pipes
36. MBRP
MBRP pipes reduce exhaust backpressure and allow for an increase in both performance and fuel economy on all '94-'04 Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet/GMC diesel pickups. The stainless-steel 4-inch mandrel-bent after-cat system includes a low-restriction muffler and a 4-inch-diameter polished-stainless-steel tip.
MBRP Inc.
(888) 636-7223 ,www.mbrp.com
Photo 37/52   |   power Parts msd Super Conductor Wires
37. MSD
MSD's 8-1/2mm Super Conductor Wires feature less than 50 ohms of resistance per foot to ensure optimum spark energy will reach the spark plugs, relieving some strain on your ignition and improving its efficiency.
MSD Ignition
(915) 857-5200, www.msdignition.com
Photo 38/52   |   power Parts paxton Geardriven Supercharger
38. Paxton
Paxton's geardriven NOVI 1200 supercharger with three-year limited warranty is now available for Hemi-powered trucks. A stand-alone air/water cooler system coupled with an ignition timing control computer allows for effective street operation.
Paxton Automotive Corp.
(805) 604-1336, www.paxtonauto.com

Photo 39/52   |   power Parts performance Resource
39. Performance Resource
Performance Resource provides high-performance computer programming services for all '96-and-newer Chevy/GMC pickups and SUVs. Designed exclusively for sport trucks and tow vehicles, the computer program updates the "burn" to boost torque ratings.
Performance Resource
(201) 343-0680, www.performanceresource.com
Photo 40/52   |   power Parts procharger Intercoolers
40. ProCharger
ProCharger adds three core sheetmetal intercoolers to its systems. These new intercoolers are now available for the following trucks and SUVs: '00-'03 GM 5.3L/6.0L/4.8L applications; '00-'03 Ford 5.4L/4.6L applications; and '96-'01 Dodge 5.9L/5.2L trucks.
ATI ProCharger
(913) 338-2886, www.procharger.com
Photo 41/52   |   power Parts rolling Big Power
41. Rolling Big Power
RBP recently introduced a new three-stage plug-in programming module to raise rev limiters, adjust speedometer or scan, and erase trouble codes. For '01-'04 Chevy 6.6L Duramax-powered pickups, the new RBP programmer offers three power levels for an increase of as much as 95 hp.
RBP Diesel Performance Inc.
(909) 272-9090, www.rollingbigpower.com
Photo 42/52   |   power Parts slp Performance
42. SLP
SLP Performance introduces the Diablo custom-programming module for '99-'04 4.8L/5.3L/6.0L Chevrolet/GMC trucks. The Diablo allows you to manipulate shift points, rev limiters, speedometer, and top-speed governor, and add as much as 20 hp at the wheels.
SLP Performance Parts
(732) 349-2109, www.slponline.com
Photo 43/52   |   power Parts splitfire Spark Plugs
43. SplitFireSplitFire offers a comprehensive line of premium and ultrapremium spark plugs for most engines. The plugs are more efficient than OE pieces to improve spark capabilities.
SplitFire
(800) 224-7584, www.splitfire.com

Photo 44/52   |   power Parts sportruck Specialties
44. Sportruck Specialties
Sportruck Specialties/STS Performance now has Power Packages for '94-'04 2.2L four-cylinder S-series trucks. The power packages feature either triple-chrome-plated or powdercoated silver intake, K&N filter, new underdrive crank pulley, underdrive alternator pulley, and serpentine belt by Goodyear.
Sportruck Specialties
(562) 531-6328, www.sportruckspecialties.com
Photo 45/52   |   power Parts squires Turbo Systems
45. Squires Turbo Systems Inc.
Squires Turbo Systems (STS) has developed a remote bolt-on turbo system for Chevrolet/GMC Vortec V-8 or Toyota Tacoma/Tundra trucks. The STS turbo assembly replaces the factory muffler and gives you a torque increase as high as 48 percent.
Squires Turbo Systems Inc.
(866) WE-TURBO (938-8726), www.ststurbo.com
Photo 46/52   |   power Parts stillen Hi Flow Intake
46. Stillen
Stillen's Hi-Flow Intake increases horsepower and quickens throttle response for your '97-'00 4.6L F-150 or Expedition. Stillen's Hi-Flow Intake features a unique venturi-style adapter situated at the junction of the filter element to allow incoming air to flow smoothly and directly into the engine.
Stillen
(888) 455-0595, www.stillen.com
Photo 47/52   |   power Parts superchips Tritune
47. Superchips
Superchips' TriTune MAX MicroTuner has the ability to program 5.0L, 5.8L, and 7.5L V-8s, plus the newer 4.6L, 5.4L, and 6.8L V-10 Ford motors. It has three different tuning options for all grades of gasoline for a maximum horsepower gain of 10 percent.
Superchips,br>(407) 585-7000, www.superchips.com
Photo 48/52   |   power Parts tbi Chips
48. TBI ChipsTBI Chips specializes in performance chips for fuel-injected '85-'95 GM trucks. Install these for a little more off the line throttle response without the expensive, fancy packaging.
TBI Chips
(803) 983-9161, www.tbichips.com

Photo 49/52   |   power Parts trans Dapt Spacers
49. Trans-Dapt
TD Performance Products' MPFI spacers use a proprietary design within the spacer's internal structure to reduce turbulence and allow for torque and mpg gains on all Chevy/GMC, Ford, and Dodge trucks equipped with V-8s.
TD Performance
(562) 921-0404 www.tdperformance.com

Photo 50/52   |   power Parts true Flow
50. True Flow
True Flow claims an increase of 15 hp to the '04 Ford F-150 5.4L with this kit. The system includes plastic tubing, seamless-steel tube, nylon-reinforced silicone couplers, and True Flow reusable foam air filter.
True Flow
(866) 999-9098 www.trueflow.com

Photo 51/52   |   power Parts vortech Engineering
51. Vortech Engineering
Vortech has introduced a new supercharging system for the '04 GM 5.3L light truck and SUV. The addition of the supercharger will increase horsepower from 285 to 370 and torque from 325 to 406 lb-ft at 7 pounds of boost.
Vortech Engineering
(805) 247- 0226, www.vortechsuperchargers.com

Photo 52/52   |   power Parts whipple Superchargers
52. Whipple Superchargers
Whipple Superchargers' new kit for the '02-'04 3.0L Ford Ranger engines produces nearly 60 percent more power across the entire rpm range. This dramatically improves acceleration and midrange and top-end performance of the Ranger without sacrificing driveability.
Whipple Superchargers
(559) 442-1261, www.whipplesuperchargers.com

Sources

Performance Distributors
Memphis, TN 38132
901-396-5782
www.performancedistributors.com
Godfather Customs
Decatur, GA 30032
8888448800
www.gcustoms.com
TruckPerformance.com
www.truckperformance.com
Sport Truck Direct
www.sporttruckdirect.com
Stylin' Concepts
www.stylinconcepts.com
Dealers Sport Truck
www.dealerssporttruck.com
Performance Combos
www.performancecombos.com
JBM Sport Truck Accessories
www.sporttrucking.com
Parts-World
www.parts-world.com

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