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Vision at Hand- Superchip’s iHawk Phone-Based Monitoring and Gauge System

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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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Coffin Muffler®

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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.

Contact Coffin at 559-635-2001.

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aFe Releases Their New Full Metal Power Air Intake for the 2005-2008 Ford Ranger V6-3.0L

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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.

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Draggin’ the Alley

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Club vs. Club Bowling in South Florida

At most truck shows clubs tend to gather by themselves, parked in large groups with EZ-Ups stationed behind their trucks almost like a barrier, warding off outsiders. You can check out the trucks, but don’t get too close. In an effort to bring Florida clubs and local chapters together, Seth “Sandler” Greenberg of Boca Raton used the lull in the show season to put together an event that would bring clubs and friends together for some good old-fashioned fun at the bowling alley. (more…)

Global Phenomenon

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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Custom Trucks From Around the World

What started in sunny Southern California and other states as a younger extension of the van, hot rod and lowrider scenes has not only become a huge, countrywide phenomenon, but a worldwide culture and scene as well. It’s no secret that countries other than the U.S., such as Canada and Japan, have flourishing truck scenes. You might be surprised to know that people from several other countries are working on custom trucks right now. Take a look at some of these creations from around the globe. (more…)

Parking Lot Pimp

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you’re in the market for some cheap transportation with some style, or maybe your first project, something like this ’93 Blazer was a steal at $1,000.

Getting lots of Respect on a Small Budget

We’ve all heard the phrase more bang for your buck. When I think about this in terms of trucks, I usually flashback to my first project when staying on a budget directed which modifications I’d make more so than what I necessarily dreamed of doing. Every first timer wants to build a show-winning custom even if they’re working with cash from a gig as a fry cook at the local drive through. (more…)

Rolling Art

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Designing a Modern Mini Interpretation of the C-10

Planning a complete truck build is no simple task. Aside from selecting various parts from dozens of companies and making sure they all work together, selecting a theme and following it through to the end is a must. When looking to create a plethora of one-off components and parts on a radically redesigned truck, design and planning are of the utmost importance, especially when a few specialized shops will have their hands in different areas of the build. Enlisting the talents of an automotive design artist to sketch renderings is not only the best way to get your ideas onto paper, but also to show the shops and companies involved the game plan. Details are also important and can make or break a design. (more…)

Shop Trucks in the Spotlight

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Affordable, Fun to Drive and Packed With Character

If you have built custom trucks or hot rods for any length of time, you are undoubtedly beginning to realize that those that are the most fun to own are also those that you can drive, hard. A truck you can lean against, scratches and nicks, and toss stuff in the bed without a blanket have proven to be those where you can find maximum enjoyment behind the wheel. (more…)

SEMA Crunch

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Ah, SEMA that four letter word that we love and hate at the same time. It is the motivation to finish our project trucks each year, and for some strange reason, decide to start new builds merely weeks before the deadline. The highs and lows of emotions felt throughout the build process culminates in the proud moment when one rolls into the Las Vegas convention center and begins wiping down the fresh paint as camera flashes pop. (more…)

A ‘Bagged and Body-Dropped Dime Built on Pure Passion

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Most custom trucks on the road today started with a dream and a stock pickup begging to be set flat on the ground and smoothed from grille to tailgate. As we flex our creative muscle on sheet metal that drive to take a project further always lingers in our subconscious. Andrew Merkel of Webster, New York, is a custom truck fanatic at heart, and built the metallic blue, body-dropped S-10 laid flat out across these pages as a way to shout his best tune into the custom truck microphone. We heard you, Andrew, and toss a king-sized thumb in the air for this little blue jewel that puts chins on the pavement in Upstate New York.

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