Who: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
What: LPE 900hp crate engines
Why: Lingenfelter, if you’re reading this, please send us one of these new crate engines. We need to do some serious testing on it… by which we mean seeing how many sports cars and exotics we can humiliate with this under the hood of a truck.
Where: (260) 724-2552, lingenfelter.com
What: Rearview camera kit for 2014 Silverado and Sierra
Why: If you’ve got a new 2014 GM truck without a factory backup camera, Brandmotion has a seamless OEM-style solution for you. The kit includes a factory-replacement tailgate handle with integrated camera, and a replacement OnStar compatible mirror with 3.5-inch color monitor.
Where: (734) 619-1250, brandmotion.com
Hot Rod Art
Who: Tom Fritz
What: Original automotive artwork and prints
Why: We met Tom Fritz at the SEMA show and were immediately impressed by the flowing lines and vibrant colors of his automotive artwork. It’s perfect for any shop wall, and it’s a timeless representation of American hot-rodding culture. (Pictured: “A Little Ahead of Schedule”)
Where: (805) 499-1630, fritzart.com
What: Quick-connect fuel fitting adapters
Why: If you’re running a late-model engine with factory fuel rails in a performance application, you’ll inevitably be faced with the challenge of connecting to AN fuel lines. Fortunately, Earl’s Performance Plumbing has the solution with their new quick-connect adapter fittings.
Where: (270) 781-9741, earls.com
Who: Showtime Metal Works
What: Sheetmetal bumpers for ’10-’13 Ram 2500/3500
Why: Showtime Metal Works custom-fabricates these unique bumpers on a truck-by-truck basis. The bumper can accommodate two 40-inch LED lightbars, and a matching rear bumper with winch and lightbar mounts is also available.
Where: (512) 739-2144, showtimemetalworks.com
O2 Sensor Solution
Who: Burns Stainless
What: Flanged O2 sensor bungs
Why: If you’re building a high-quality custom exhaust, you’ll want to use only the best materials, and these O2 sensor bungs from Burns Stainless fit the bill. Their flanged design distributes the load of the sensor and wiring over a larger area, minimizing the potential for cracks and leaks.
Where: (949) 631-5120, burnsstainless.com
What: Acousti Hood insulation for truck hoods
Why: These ready-to-install insulation panels help hide the ugly underside of your truck’s hood, and it also reduces vibration and noise from your engine. They’re available with or without 3D molded manufacturer logos to perfectly match your truck’s style.
Where: (888) 777-3410, quietride.com
Tow Like a Pro
What: TowPro load leveling kits
Why: Ridetech’s TowPro kits are application specific, and designed to support your truck’s rear suspension while towing or hauling heavy loads. These bolt-on kits also include premium Fox shocks to create an even smoother and more controlled ride.
Where: (812) 481-4787, ridetech.com
Who: Pro Comp
What: Explorer HID driving lights
Why: Pro Comp’s new line of driving lights features 35-watt bulbs that are 300 percent brighter and last 500 percent longer than traditional 55-watt halogen lights. They’re also available in 4- or 7-inch sizes, and include lens shields, internal ballasts, and 4-foot-long harnesses.
Where: (800) 776-0767, procompusa.com