Years ago, when NASA had its eye on the moon, computers were used to crunch the numbers and keep watch on the missions. These computers were so large they filled entire buildings and teams of scientists were deployed just to program them to play solitaire. Nowadays, even the most basic smartphones have more computing power than the giants from the ‘60s. The same can be said for modern vehicles relying more and more on computers to not only control the engine, braking and other functions, but to read every aspect of how your vehicle is running, not just the basic gauges. All of this can be accessed and now, thanks to the folks at Superchips, it’s all available on your phone!
The new iHawk from Superchips is an OBDII wireless Bluetooth Linq module that works in conjunction with your iOS device to act not only as a gauge monitoring system but as a portable dyno, code scanner, data logger, drag strip, notification center and more. Once you plug in the iHawk, download the free app and link it up, you can start selecting parameters to monitor by way of analog or digital gauge readouts. One of the best aspects of viewing from your phone is the easy manipulation of different gauges. You caneven swipe through various screens to showcase all of the important information you need.
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The Coffin Muffler® is a very versatile and extremely effective product. Not only does it fit in almost any automobile application, it will fit pickups, tractors and nearly any other application you can dream up. It also works well with diesels, both cars and pickups.
The inside design of the coffin muffler allows engines to make more torque and more horsepower, yet still increasing fuel economy-all at the same time. the muffler is able to do this by freeing up the OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured), exhaust system. Basically it’s like the difference between blowing through a plastic straw and blowing through a garden hose; which one do you think allows air to escape faster and with less effort? All this results in longer engine life, snappier throttle responds, better fuel economy, and yes that aggressive sound we all love. A lot of people turn their heads on such products, until they hear about better fuel economy, in other words, saving money, gas, and the environment, everyone can do their part! The Coffin Muffler is a simple and affordable product almost anyone can reap benifits from.
advanced FLOW engineering (aFe Power), an industry leader in performance cold air intakes, filters, manifolds, tuners, throttle body spacers and exhaust systems is pleased to announce the release of their new Full Metal Power cold air intake for the 2005-2008 Ford Ranger with the V6-3.0L part number F2-03008.
aFe Full Metal Power air intake systems feature a durable, one-piece 18-gauge powder coated heat shield that blocks out engine heat and installs using factory lower intake box. This system also includes a one-piece, clear-coat anodized aluminum intake tube and built-in 3-angle adaptor to maximize air velocity and awesome underhood styling. F2-03008 comes with the 3-layer Pro Dry S air filter which requires no oil for maximum convenience.
In recent testing, part number F2-03008 produced 7hp, 8 lbs. x ft. of torque and outflows the factory intake by 60%. This intake retails for around $295.00 and is available in stores now.
For more information on this or any other aFe Power product, please visit our website at aFepower.com or contact our Power Professionals at 1-951-493-7155.
Bringing SUVs to the Next Level With This SIK Showstopper
It’s become amazingly tough to standout from the crowd at custom truck shows. Chances are every modification you can think of has already been done in one way or another. The best way to bring your truck or SUV to the next level is create an overall package that combines all of the most radical, imaginative modifications into one clean ride. This is what Hector Esquivel, president of the Los Angeles chapter of Nokturnal, has done with his ‘98 GMC Yukon dubbed Zacatecas II. Read the rest of this entry »