TCI Automotive's Performance Universal JointsTCI Automotive has a tremendous background in automatic transmissions and related components, so it stands to reason that TCI would also market a true performance U-joint. The Performance Universal Joints from TCI Automotive are specifically designed for the stress involved with off-road racing and similar high-performance applications, using a forged, heat-treated U-bolt body that defines the term solid. To maximize structural integrity, the body is void of a zerk (grease) fitting; to ensure proper lubrication, the fully sealed bearings are lubed with synthetic-lithium grease. The bearing surfaces are precision-ground, and the Teflon-coated, nitrile-rubber outer bearing cap seals provide high resistance against inner seal failure. There's a Performance Universal Joint application for most GM, Ford, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles. For more information, contact: TCI Automotive, Dept. OR, 151 Industrial Dr., Ashland, MS 38603, (662) 224-8972, www.tciauto.com.
Steel Billet Roller Timing Chain Set From Crane Cams You don't have to run a camshaft from Crane Cams in your truck's V-8 engine to take advantage of the precision and reliability of its Steel Billet Roller Timing Chain Set - although Crane would certainly encourage such a combination. Using camshaft sprockets machined from hardened billet steel and high-strength, friction-reducing double-row chains, the Steel Billet Roller Timing Chain Set keeps valve timing and duration accurate at low, mid, and high rpm by providing an accurate link between the crankshaft sprocket and the camshaft sprocket. The cam sprocket is drilled for 4 degrees of cam retard (timing), 0 degrees (straight up) and 4 degrees of cam advance, and a thrust shim is included for installation between the cam sprocket and the cylinder block. Applications for the Crane Cams Steel Billet Roller Timing Chain Set include most Chevy, Ford, and Mopar V-8s as well as Chevy V-6s. For more information, contact: Crane Cams Inc., Dept. OR, 530 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, (386) 252-1151, www.cranecams.com.
DynoMax Exhaust for GM Duramax DieselDynoMax Performance Exhaust, a leader in high-performance exhaust systems, has a new exhaust system specifically designed for the General's new 6.6L Duramax diesel engine that's optional power on '01-'02 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD trucks. The DynoMax system includes an Ultra Flo muffler that's fully welded and 100 percent aluminized, is mandrel-bent, has aluminized tubing and a rectangular chromed tip, and will fit both 2WD and 4x4 versions of the HD trucks. The 4-inch-diameter DynoMax system has been tested to flow as much as 35 percent more air than an OE system; is easily installed using the stock exhaust system hangers; and produces a throaty exhaust note, thanks to the Ultra Flo muff's straight-through design. For more information, contact: DynoMax Performance Exhaust, Dept. OR, 1 International Dr., Monroe, MI 48161, (800) 767-3966, www.dynomax.com.
Sway-A-Way's Racing Shock FluidHigh-zoot shock manufacturer Sway-A-Way recommends the use of Sway-A-Way shock fluid for its shocks and dampers (naturally), and now the company has made it easier to get the right stuff. In conjunction with Torco Oils, Sway-A-Way is marketing its new high-performance Racing Shock Fluid. Used at the Sway-A-Way factory to rebuild RaceRunner shocks and dampers, the High VI synthetic-blend oil formula features excellent anti-stiction properties, promotes consistent damping characteristics under extreme conditions and temperatures, and is anti-foaming. Sway-A-Way's Racing Shock Fluid is chemically engineered to reduce seal swell, oxidation, corrosion, friction, and component wear. Best of all, Racing Shock Fluid works just as well in any other rebuildable or take-apart shock/damper. For more information, contact: Sway-A-Way, Dept. OR, 20724 Lassen St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 700-9712, www.swayaway.com.