One of the most common starts to hopping up the performance of any automobile is adding a set of headers. We went to Hooker Headers for a set of ceramic coated headers to breath new life into this 1987 Buick Grand National.
Rick Seitz Contributor
Being into cars at a very early age, Rick has always preferred GM performance cars, and today's LS series engines just sealed the deal. When he's not busy running errands around town in his CTS-V, you can find him in the garage wrenching on his WS6 Trans Am, or at the local cruise spots in his Grand National.
Don’t think anyone with a simple “heads and cam upgrade” on a F-body can do what this car does, because this T/A is rockin’ a 364 with a 94 mm turbo at 21 PSI when it’s “set to 1150″ [horsepower] to the pavement. Shifting the gears requires a heavy-duty, and obviously fortified 4L80E automatic gearbox.
Our friends at VP Racing Fuels love to stay busy. They just announced that they have released their new X16 grade of racing fuel. Designed for naturally aspirated engines, or those with up to a 300 HP shot of nitrous, this new level of racing fuel is affordable, yet capable.
Kurt Urban has been the go-to guy for some of the most prominent LS builds known to mankind. We recently got him to slow down just long enough to give us some insight into where he’s been, and where he’s going next…
One of the many often overlooked items on a car that sees dragstrip duty is the driveshaft loop. It’s cheap insurance against vehicle damage and personal injuries. Not only that, but it bolts right into your car with very little effort, and helps you get that low 11-second timeslip NHRA legally.
RJ Race Cars is one of the biggest names in the drag racing community these days, and their products can be found on some of the fastest cars from all over the world. They sent us all the info on their Extreme Pro Series Slim-Line 70″ Wheelie Bar Kit for some of today’s most popular drag cars.
We love build threads as much as anyone else. But when we saw this one on LS1Tech.com, we felt compelled to share it with all of you. One board member took a dead ’95 V6 Firebird and turned it into an LS-powered “Trans Am.” Over the course of the last six years, this car has undergone quite a transformation.
Today’s youths need guidance, education, and a skill. Especially in today’s job market. Good thing there are programs like the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow. To make things more interesting, there are annual competitions where students from tech schools team up against others to compete in engine building.
For racers running the 8.8 rear end in their drag car, Racecraft has got you covered with not one, but three heavy-duty components to help you get down the track safely, and reliably. We’re talking about the Mustang Elite 8.8 Housing, Rear End Brace Kit, and 8.8 Housing Bracket Kit. Read more inside.
Depending on what kind of car you’re working on, removing the valve springs can be a real pain in the neck! Although not really the most difficult thing in the world to tackle, it does make things a lot easier. Proform has sent us the release on their new Pneumatic Valve Spring Compressor.
Moroso has just come up with a solution to several problems that many Ford enthusiasrts deal with when relying on a Ford FE powerplant. These new motor plates designed for the Ford FE 352-428 ci. engines that eliminates chassis twist while improving reaction and 60-ft. times. Read more inside!
This ’69 Camaro SS was given a breath of fresh air, literally, in the form a ProCharged blown LSX. Packing 412 cubic inches, Eric Gustafson’s Camaro reminds us what Pro Street is really all about. It’s a class winner at a recent NMCA event, and makes all LS enthusiasts proud.
If you’re one of the individuals using a magneto in your race car, then have we got a new product release for you! Good Vibrations Motorsports has just released this Front Offset Drive to drive your magneto to the front of the engine.
Are you looking for an SFI-certified driveshaft for your race car? Then look into the Chrome-Moly driveshaft from Strange Engineering. It’s available in three different versions, all of which will help your machine get down the ‘strip safely and quickly.
If you’re running a high-compression small-block Chevy mill in your car, then you should know that JE Pistons has got you covered with their new lightweight dome pistons. They’re made in the USA, and available in numerous bore sizes to fit your build.
A feature vehicle needs to be very interesting to get a lot of attention on our site, and Matt Cole’s 2006 Trailblazer SS falls under that category. Yes, it’s an SUV, and no, it might not fit the typical “hot rod” definition, but it definitely deserves some coverage. It’s currently the fastest NA TBSS in the world