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plans to offer the 2006 Dodge Hemi Charger with a police
2006 Dodge Ram Daytona
Following retro-Sixties-muscle footsteps of the Rumble Bee, Dodge will soon release the Ram Daytona. The Daytona will draw on the heritage of the winged ’69 Dodge Charger.
More... Story courtesy of PickupTruck.com
|Playing off the popular “That Thing Got a HEMI?” advertising campaign, The Chrysler Group is taking it a step further and challenging America to create its own ultimate HEMI invention. If you could add the power of the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine to anything…power tools, kitchen gadgets, grills, wheelchairs…what would it be? “What Can You HEMI?” Entries accepted through April 6, 05 Click for more|
PERFORMANCE(r) DEBUTS NEW DODGE DURANGO EXHAUST SYSTEM
Created specifically for the Hemi model
BEREA, Ohio - In an increasingly crowded market of full-size SUVs, the Dodge Durango Hemi stands out from the pack - thanks to its powerful 5.7L Hemi(r) Magnum(r) engine. Now, that legendary V8 can sound and perform even better with a new exhaust system from CORSA Performance(r).
Designed to deliver awesome sound for the Durango Hemi at full throttle, the new CORSA Dodge Durango Hemi exhaust system brings some additional "attitude and flair" to the vehicle, according to Michael Schwartz, chief business officer, CORSA Performance.
"Though Dodge designers created this SUV to be notably smooth and quiet, there are times a driver will want to use all the power that Hemi V8 allows," said Schwartz. "Our new exhaust is specifically crafted to bring out a bold, brisk, yet never annoying, sound in everyday driving situations, with increased horsepower and torque."
Using patented Reflective Sound Cancellation(tm) (RSC(tm)) technology, the CORSA exhaust allows for a full-bodied sound during hard acceleration and a quiet, resonance-free note at cruising speeds - perfect for the Durango Hemi's 335 horsepower at 5,400 rpm performance.
The straight-through, non-restrictive design of the CORSA exhaust means 88.7 percent greater exhaust flow, which translates into increased horsepower and torque - giving Durango Hemi drivers even more muscle from their engines.
Crafted in the U.S.A. from 3-inch 304L stainless steel, the new CORSA Dodge Durango Hemi exhaust system is 50-state emissions legal, does not void the new vehicle warranty and carries a limited lifetime warranty. The CORSA Performance exhaust system for the Dodge Durango Hemi is also compliant with the SAE J1169 Sound Level test requirements enforced in some states. It comes with dual rear exit Pro-Series 4.0" polished stainless steel tips. Complete installation hardware and an illustrated installation guide are also included.
The Dodge Durango Hemi exhaust system can be purchased direct from CORSA Performance.
Focusing on the development of proprietary technology, CORSA Performance employs patented Reflective Sound Cancellation technology in its performance automotive exhaust systems. CORSA's 100% stainless steel cat-back exhausts are specifically tuned to each vehicle to eliminate passenger cabin resonance and to produce just the right sound. CORSA offers performance exhaust systems and accessories for cars, trucks and SUVs. For more information, contact CORSA Performance, 140 Blaze Industrial Parkway, Berea, OH 44017, 800-486-0999, fax 440-891-1868, or visit the website at www.corsaperformance.com .
|The all-new 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon burst from the ground at the DaimlerChrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds, followed immediately by the familiar rumble of Viper V-10 power as the new 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab raced into position as the newest member of the Ram and SRT families. More...|
|I was touring the Denver Auto Show, looking at the 05 Magnum with the Hemi and the 05 300 with a Hemi. The Hemi cars are coming, so hopefully Mopar will give us something more than chrome and mufflers for the Hemi. But I did see some of the limited edition Rams featuring the Hemi at the Denver Auto Show, The Rumble Bee & Hemi Sport. Click for more.|
|USA: Chrysler HEMI engine clocks up 300,000 units. 10 Dec 2004 Source: just-auto.com editorial team. "I wish they were all Dodge trucks and SUV's, but read more..|
|A Dodge official told me we'll see a full size crew cab in 2006 model Rams and a return to cab and chassis 4500/5500 models. This would add 4 " to the rear Quad Cab we have now. The full crew cab configuration has been steadily increasing in sales over the Super Cab and Extended Cab in Ford and GM truck models. New for 2005, new 6-speed manuals for gas Ram Trucks.|
|First look at the 2005 Power Wagon 2500 Hemi Ram, at the Cheyenne Frontier Days, I took a look at one of only 2 new Power Wagons in existence. More...|
|I covered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June. We had a snow storm at noon, that snowed most of the press in on top. Monster Garage will have the show with their truck and Jesse's James exhibition run Monday July 26 on the Discovery Channel. More...|
RESTYING PRODUCTS AIR GRABBER GENUINE GOOD HOOD(tm) NOW
AVAILABLE FOR 2002-2004 DODGE RAM
Toledo, OH (August 2004) - Taking its design cues from the classic hot rods of the 60s, the new Air Grabber Genuine Good Hood(tm) from Keystone Restyling Products allows drivers of Dodge Ram pickups both to improve the performance of their vehicle and to customize its looks at will.
Simply by flipping a cab-mounted electric switch (which can be mounted anywhere, including a hidden location), drivers can activate the Air Grabber Genuine Good Hood scoop, opening it or closing at any time - even while driving. In the closed position, it innocently resembles a stock hood.
However, when the actuator switch is flipped, the 14 x 15-inch Air Grabber scoop rises four inches above the plane of the hood, popping up into the air stream to become a true, functional ram-air inlet. In that position, it feeds cool, dense air to the engine to give it an instant power and performance boost.
"We look to the muscle car era for inspiration when designing new products like the Air Grabber hood for the contemporary light-truck market, as these vehicles have become today's hot rods," said Alan Golding, president, Keystone Restyling Products. "Enthusiasts usually must choose between a styling upgrade and a performance boost when adding a new hood to their truck. Typically, they couldn't get something that does both - until now."
Keystone Restyling Products' Air Grabber Genuine Good Hood (part number GHD-107) is available for 2002-2004 Dodge Ram trucks. It's made from high-strength fiberglass composite, with steel reinforcement for added durability. It installs easily on the factory hinges with no modifications and incorporates a full underside panel to give the vehicle a complete, finished look. Dodge Ram Air Grabber Good Hoods are supplied complete with instructions and an installation kit, in a gel-coat finish that's ready for easy "prep-n-paint."
Celebrating 50 years of automotive aftermarket excellence, Keystone Restyling Products, Inc., designs and manufactures top-quality restyling products, including Genuine Good Hoods(tm), Good Hood Scoops(tm), running boards, air dams, roll pans and rear aerowing spoilers, for a wide variety of domestic and import cars, trucks and SUVs. To find a Keystone Restyling dealer in your area, call (888) 575-3453, or visit www.keystonerestyling.com . For more information, contact Keystone Restyling Products, Inc., 6821 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 43617, 419-539-7120.
|New, ATS Diesel Performance TripleLok torque converter for Hemi Trucks with the 545 RFE 5-speed automatic transmission. These torque converters are hand built machined billet parts, not stamped. You won't find the welds that warp in this cover. I was impressed at the workmanship involved at ATS Diesel Performance in building a torque converter designed for high performance and hauling the heavy loads we buy trucks for. Read more.... or call 1-800-949-6002 HTC.com members get a 10% off. When you call ATS, ask for the HemiTruckClub.com/ MrTruck discount.|
COMPETITION EL(tm) INSTRUMENTS FROM FAZE GAUGE
CLEVELAND, OH - Vehicle enthusiasts can upgrade the look of their interior while keeping a close eye on their critical systems with CompetitionEL(tm) performance instruments from Faze Gauge.
Ultra-modern styling reflects the high performance characteristics of today's most popular modified sport compacts, trucks and SUVs. CompetitionEL meters feature a white face set against blue electroluminescent backlighting, so reading the gauges is always easy - even at night. And due to a proprietary pointer hub design, light leakage is virtually eliminated.
Besides providing a great look, CompetitionEL instruments incorporate vibration-proof air-core meter movement, ensuring the pointer responds rapidly to system changes and sweeps fluidly across the gauge face for an accurate reading at all times. Encased in HIPS (high-impact) plastic, all Faze tachs and gauges are built for durability and long-lasting operation.
Due to their slender design, fitting Faze meters in any vehicle is easy, even where dash space is limited. The CompetitionEL tachometer features a 5" diameter face, stands 5.5" tall and measures only 2.5" deep. CompetitionEL gauges feature a 2" diameter face (2.06" bezel diameter), 2" housing diameter and measure only 2.7" from the back edge of the bezel to the longest stud.
The CompetitionEL line currently includes:
- 5" Tachometer (#883301)
2" Electrical Gauges:
- Oil Pressure (#883201)
- Water/Oil Temperature (#883203)
- Voltmeter (#883204)
- Air/Fuel Ratio (#883206)
- Boost (#883224)
- Vacuum/Boost (#883104) (mechanical)
- Fuel Pressure (#883225)
- Exhaust Gas Temperature (#883227)
CompetitionEL meters come standard with necessary sending units, EL power supply and accessories, a wide assortment of metric adapters, as well as a highly detailed instruction manual (professional installation is recommended). All Faze products are backed by a full one-year warranty, and ASE-certified technicians are available at www.fazegauge.com, or toll free at 800.228.7667, to answer questions pertaining to specific installations.
Faze Gauge performance instruments can be purchased from leading automotive parts stores including Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys and Canadian Tire. Catalog and online retailers include JC Whitney, Summit Racing, Stylin' Concepts and NOPI.
Faze Gauge, a leading engineer and manufacturer of automotive aftermarket performance instruments and accessories, is a division of the Actron Manufacturing Company. Since 1964, Actron has produced high quality automotive diagnostic test equipment and instrumentation for major tool and equipment distributors, American retail parts distributors and government customers.
Contact Faze Gauge at 800.228.7667 or write to corporate headquarters at 15825 Industrial Parkway, Cleveland, OH, 44135.
UT - Truck enthusiasts now have an answer to sport compacts
styling undercar neon kits and illuminated interiors - Glow
Tonneau(tm) by LeBra(r). Emitting a high impact "Glacier Glow"
hue, Glow Tonneau sets pickups apart at night with an icy blue
Glow Tonneau features two unbreakable, vibration proof, technologically advanced bands of light mounted in the truck bed. Encased in co-polymer shells for optimum durability, the ultra thin bands project a striking blue radiance across a special translucent, textured vinyl tonneau cover. More...
BEDRUG(r) WORKS HARD FOR HARD
OLD HICKORY, TN - A twinge of regret pulls at Larry Garrison as his 1997 GMC pickup speeds away, its new owner behind the wheel. "It was like a little buddy, it was my helper," he reflects. Eyeing the truck as it disappears from sight; Larry gives a final salute to his partner of five years - his 1997 GMC BedRug(r) bedliner.
Like all hard working professionals, Larry Garrison, a superintendent with construction and metal building contractor Hawkins Development of Nashville, Tenn., relies on his equipment, as much as his skill, to be successful. For Larry, success begins with BedRug, the "Ultimate Plastic Bedliner."
"I used my BedRug for more than four years, and I'll never buy a hard liner again," says Garrison. "230,000 miles and I never had a problem with it. It's unbelievable. It's as durable as concrete."
Manufactured by Wise Industries, Inc., the BedRug is made from polypropylene fiber bonded to water-resistant, closed-cell polypropylene foam. BedRug's rugged, non-skid surface looks and feels like carpet - but is entirely plastic; it will not absorb liquids, will not stain, and is always easy to clean. The liner's foam bottom conforms to the ribs of the truck bed to create a level, cushioned surface ideal for transporting valuable tools and equipment or hauling mulch, lumber, sand or gravel.
"My BedRug took more abuse than my truck," Garrison admits. "I carried tool boxes, scrapers, shovels and rakes everyday, but never put a tear in it. When I drove with a gasoline can in the bed, it stayed right where I put it. And when I did spill oil or diesel fuel on it, all I did was run it through the car wash to get it looking like new again."
Wise Industries makes a BedRug for virtually all domestic and import pickup trucks, regardless of cab and box configuration. It installs in less than one hour, using only hook and loop fasteners, with no special tools required. Guaranteed "Tougher Than Your Truck," the BedRug is backed by a complete customer satisfaction warranty.
Since parting ways with his '97 GMC, Larry Garrison has moved on to a 2004 model pickup. Though equipped with all the amenities of a new truck, Garrison can't help but feel something is missing.
"It won't be complete until it has a BedRug," he says.
For more information call toll-free 800.462.8435; contact Wise Industries, Inc., at P.O. Box 149, Old Hickory, TN, 37138; visit the company's website at www.bedrug.com .
BRADDOCK, PA - Ground Force(r) Suspension Systems manufactures
high-pressure nitrogen gas charged shocks for many of today's most
popular street trucks and SUVs.
"Our nitrogen gas shocks improve the ride and handling characteristics of your lowered vehicle by helping maintain tire-to-road contact by reducing aeration," said Kevin German, director of sales and marketing, Ground Force. "And each shock is specially valved per application, so you can be sure it's precision matched to the vehicle you purchase it for."
Additional features of Ground Force nitrogen gas shocks include:
- Urethane Bushings: longer lasting and more durable than rubber bushings.
- Internal Bump Stops: cushions full rebound impact; engineered exclusively for lowered vehicles.
- Sintered Iron Piston: helps eliminate fluid "by-pass" of piston valving.
- 10-Stage Full Displaced Valving: improved valving range on both the compression and extension cycles of the unit for a smooth, comfortable ride.
- 1-3/8" Bore: More optimal operating pressures than standard 1" bore.
- 5/8" Diameter Rod: Heavy-duty rod for consistent control and longer service life. With nitrocarburizing surface treatment on piston rods.
- 2-3/8" Reserve Tube: (when space allows) more fluid for consistent performance.
- Unique Seal: designed to retain gas charge without excessive wear or friction between rod and seal.
- Double Arc Weld: for greater strength and durability.
Ground Force nitrogen gas shocks and complete suspension lowering kits can be purchased from Summit Racing Equipment and many of the nation's largest automotive specialty warehouses. Call Ground Force at 724.430.2068 or visit www.groundforce.com for more information.
All Ground Force suspension kits and components are manufactured under stringent quality standards for optimum performance and carry a limited lifetime warranty. This commitment to quality and proper fitment extends throughout the entire Ground Force product line.
For more than two decades, Ground Force has been dedicated to developing the finest suspension kits and components available for trucks and SUVs. The company offers complete lowering kits for more than 80 of today's most popular makes and models. Ground Force also produces front and rear high-pressure gas drop shocks, rear roll pans and air kits for a variety of vehicles.
Contact company headquarters at 724.430.2068 or write to Ground Force at 714 Braddock View Drive, Mt. Braddock, Pennsylvania, 15465.