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  • Hemi Powered Prowler

     

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    The Plymouth Prowler is best remembered as a modern day hot rod. It was under the Plymouth name back in 1997-2000 before Chrysler took over operations. They continued to sell the vehicle for a few more years as a Chrysler Prowler until the vehicle got discontinued in 2002.

     

    The vehicle came with a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 making 253 hp and 255 lb. x ft. of torque. Many complained that the car lacked the power it needed to back up it's looks. Trey Byrum had this problem, and while modifying the engine to it's full potential the car couldn't produce more than 196 hp to the wheels. He looked at alternative ways to go fast, upon much thought he decided to do a 6.1L Hemi V8 swap to keep it all mopar. With 425 hp and 420 lb. x ft. of torque, he knew this would be the best setup to satisfy his needs. 

     

     

    The end result is a fun to drive, one of a kind Prowler! If this car doesn't get your attention from it's unique looks, the sound of that Hemi V8 roaring past you will. 

     

    For more info on the build visit http://www.allpar.com/fix/engines/SRT-Prowler-project.html

     

     

     

     

  • Corvette Z06 Sets Fastest Lap time at VIR

     

    The Corvette Z06 is a highly capable track car and it has been giving much more expensive cars a good run for their money on the track. Car and Driver did their annual Lightning Lap event at Virginia International Raceway, where they confirmed this by testing the latest and greatest cars to put down one quick fast lap time. There were a total of 18 new cars who took a shot at the list, with a total of 180 cars tested so far throughout the years. 

     

    Among the list vehicles that ran this event were the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, McLaren 650S Spyder, and Porsche 911 GT3 to name a few. But the fastest car at the 2015 VIR Lightning Lap Challenge went to the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06, clocking in at a time of 2:44:6 and what makes this accomplishment more impressive is that time lands the Z06 the 2nd overall fastest on the list behind the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder supercar. 

    Historical Fastest Laptimes

     

     

    1. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - 2:43.1 

     

    2. 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 - 2:44.6

     

    3. 2015 McLaren 650S Spyder - 2:45.8

     

    4. 2009 Mosler MT900S - 2:45.9

     

    5. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 - 2:47.5

     

    6. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Coupe - 2:48.6

     

    7. 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo - 2:49.4

     

    8. 2015 Mosler Photon - 2:49.8

     

    9. 2014 Dodge Viper T/A - 2:49.9

     

    10. 2012 Ferarri Italia 458 - 2:49.9

     

     

     

     

     

    For more info check out the link below:

     

    http://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-2015-results-historical-lap-times-and-more-feature

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  • Camouflaged 6th Gen Camaro Testing at Nurburgring

     

    With news of the first batch 6th gen Camaro's heading their way towards Chevy dealerships, many enthusiasts asked whether or not GM would develop a 1LE successor. 

     

    Thanks to Motor Authority, we have some video of what looks to be a 1LE Camaro testing at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany. Their sources claim it is a 1LE or equivalent, one can't argue you can clearly spot a new front splitter, new rear spoiler, and some meaty tires on the back of this Camaro. 

     

    Whether you are a fan or not the car sounds pretty good tearing up the track. Only time will reveal what GM has up their sleeve soon enough. 

     

    For more info checkout www.motorauthority.com

  • Product Update: BladeRunner Turbo Inlet Manifold 2006-2010 GM Diesel Trucks V8-6.6L (td)

     

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    aFe Power is proud to introduce the updated BladeRunner turbo inlet manifold for the 2006-2010 GM Diesel Trucks with the V8-6.6L turbo diesel engine. Tested in Corona,CA the BladeRunner turbo inlet manifold resulted in gains of +11 horsepower and +21 lbs. x ft. torque and outflowed the factory turbo inlet manifold by 7%. It is a one piece, durable cast aluminum that incorporates Multi-Directional Vane (MDV) technology and has machined inlet/outlet. The MDV technology is used to optimize airflow by directing it through the turn at the turbocharger inlet. This turbo inlet manifold works with OE intake system as well as aFe air intake systems.

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    BladeRunner Turbo Inlet Manifold (P/N: 46-60039-1)

     

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  • Camouflaged 6th Gen Camaro Testing at Nurburgring

     

    With news of the first batch 6th gen Camaro's heading their way towards Chevy dealerships, many enthusiasts asked whether or not GM would develop a 1LE successor. 

     

    Thanks to Motor Authority, we have some video of what looks to be a 1LE Camaro testing at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany. Their sources claim it is a 1LE or equivalent, one can't argue you can clearly spot a new front splitter, new rear spoiler, and some meaty tires on the back of this Camaro. 

     

    Whether you are a fan or not the car sounds pretty good tearing up the track. Only time will reveal what GM has up their sleeve soon enough. 

     

    For more info checkout www.motorauthority.com

  • Product Update: BladeRunner Turbo Inlet Manifold 2006-2010 GM Diesel Trucks V8-6.6L (td)

     

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    aFe Power is proud to introduce the updated BladeRunner turbo inlet manifold for the 2006-2010 GM Diesel Trucks with the V8-6.6L turbo diesel engine. Tested in Corona,CA the BladeRunner turbo inlet manifold resulted in gains of +11 horsepower and +21 lbs. x ft. torque and outflowed the factory turbo inlet manifold by 7%. It is a one piece, durable cast aluminum that incorporates Multi-Directional Vane (MDV) technology and has machined inlet/outlet. The MDV technology is used to optimize airflow by directing it through the turn at the turbocharger inlet. This turbo inlet manifold works with OE intake system as well as aFe air intake systems.

    46-60039-1A

    ORDER TODAY!

    BladeRunner Turbo Inlet Manifold (P/N: 46-60039-1)

     

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  • Q&A With Aaron PFADT On Our New aFe CONTROL Coilovers For The S550 Mustang

     

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    With the upcoming release of the new aFe CONTROL coilovers for the 15+ Mustang S550, people have been asking alot of questions. We caught up with Aaron PFADT and spoke with him to answer some of these questions. Aaron told us about an great conversation he had with a customer who had asked the similar questions. 

     

     

    Read the Interview below

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "Hi Aaron, I have several questions in regards to aFe's new Featherlight Coilovers of the new Mustang's. We have been building quite a few Mustangs here at our shop and have not been thrilled with the current coilovers we have been using from KW or Ridetech. Even the KW V3's is just too soft and has not enough rebound to stop the back of this car from bouncing or hopping and crashing into the bumpstops."

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "Thanks for contacting me. I went more aggressive with the spring rates and dampening because I think that the Mustang coilover crowd will want the performance. The car is stiff, but with our digressive valving, it still is very streetable."

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "Are the springs you are using for this application linear or progressive? It seems everyone is using progressive and they are quite soft and the shock valving can't really do much after that."

     

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) Ours are linear springs (not technically, because I have a bit of a lower rate just the get the free length up, but they are linear in the useful range). We run about 400lb/in wheel rate so they are quite stiff." 

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "In regard to the rebound into the shock, will your system stop the back end from violently bouncing over bad roads and dips in the pavement?"

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "We run a lot of rebound, so they feel superb. Super planted in bumps and other imperfections in the road."  

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "Are these more so Street/Track oriented or Track focused? Most of the stuff on the market is really cruiser street stuff for guys who want to slam their cars for show purposes."

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "These coilovers are certainly more track focused. I do what I can to keep them streetable, but performance is the main focus. I have found with the digressive valving we use, I can be really aggressive on the spring rates and still have great manners."

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "Have these coilovers been thoroughly been tested on the street? Most people will drive on the street more than drive on the track, and they are not building full fledged race cars either. What kind of advise would you provide for those who want a high quality shock, without hitting the track much or at all?"

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "I have tested these coilovers several thousand street miles on them and our roads here in California are no picnic. Greg from HRE Wheels has also driven extensively on a set on his own Mustang. We got him a pre-production set and he loved them. He's a track guy, but the Mustang is his daily driver. He wrote about his experience on Mustang6G.com."

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "Now we see you are using a modular rear shock and spring. Is the OEM upper shock mount strong enough to hold the load? We installed a Ridetech kit and they required us to drill extra holes and put 2 extra screws into the unibody mount.

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "The rear mount to the body is very strong, it uses two M12 bolts in shear. The true coilover design looks cleaner and allows you to change to any 2.25" ID race spring you choose, in case you want to do a spring change."

     

     

     

     

    (Q) "The one thing on a standard GT with the performance package with lowering springs or the KW coilovers is the front end does have abit of bumpsteer, but I think it is because of the unrefined shock valving."

     

     

     

     

    (Aaron) "I think the geometry on the car is pretty solid on these cars, the bump steer effect is probably poor strut control with the lowering springs. I have found our car to be great even in tough conditions with our coilovers. Lowering springs are always a tough go, you struggle to add enough rate to make a difference. You end up blowing by through the travel and get into the bump stops too quickly that and then it becomes under damped. The same story applies with most lowering springs."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • New Product: Twisted Steel Street Series Headers and Y-Pipe for 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma V6-4.0L 2 & 4 Wheel drive

     

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    aFe is proud to introduce the new Twisted Steel Street Series Header/Y-Pipe combinations for the 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive with the V6-4.0L engine.Tested in Corona, CA, the headers produced a max gain of +9 horsepower and +12 lbs. x ft. torque verified by our in house dyno. All hardware needed is included for a hassle free install.

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    These headers are constructed of 

    1-5/8” 16 gauge mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing that are 100% hand MIG-welded. The 3/8” thick CNC Laser cut flanges provides a precise fit and leak-free seal.

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    A 3-to-1 mitered merge decrease turbulence and increases exhaust velocity. The result is increased horsepower, torque and improved throttle response.

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    The massive y-pipe is designed using a mitered merge that utilizes a 2-1/2" into 3" transition for optimum flow while removing turbulence.

    ORDER TODAY!

    Twisted Steel Y-Pipe (P/N: 48-46006)

    Twisted Steel Street Series Headers w/Catalytic Converters (P/N: 48-46001)

    Twisted Steel Street Series Headers w/Catalytic Converters and Y-Pipe (P/N: 48-46001-YC)

     

     

  • Ford GT To Return At LE MAN

     

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    With the announcement of the new Ford GT racing in Le Man 2016. Do you think this new GT will be as successful as the legendary GT40?

     

    For more information on this new supercar check out www.racing.ford.com

  • Thank You For a Great SEMA Show 2015!

     

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    Thank You For a Great SEMA Show 2015!
     
    On behalf of the entire team here at aFe POWER and aFe CONTROL, we would like to thank those who were able to join us at SEMA to see our new products, and meet with you in person!
     
    For those who weren't able, take a quick look at this video highlighting our week long adventure to Las Vegas and see some of the aFe Team during SEMA week!

     

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    We were very honored to receive SEMA's coveted New Product Award for the DFS780 Diesel Fuel System, hopefully you had the opportunity to see and touch the product first hand.

     

    For additional information on this revolutionary new product, please feel free to contact us, or you can get additional information here.

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    Another big announcement made at the show was the expansion of our aFe CONTROL Suspension division with the acquisition of Sway-A-Way Shocks, and the full line of off-road racing shocks and bolt-on suspension kits for popular applications.

    The current aFe CONTROL Sway-A-Way Catalog can be viewed here.

     For any questions and additional product information for anything aFe POWER or aFe CONTROL, please don't hesitate to contact any of us here at 888-901-7693

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