By Douglas McColloch
The SEMA Data Co-op is “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. Created by SEMA, the SDC is the definitive, industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools.
The product releases below are from SEMA members who are also part of the SDC at the the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. Learn more about the SDC at www.semadatacoop.org.
Holley NOS Dry Nitrous Plates
Holley has released new NOS Dry Nitrous Plates for its LS Hi-Ram EFI intake manifolds. Said to be the fastest and easiest way to upgrade to a dry-nitrous system, the plates bolt up between the top plate and bottom baseplate on two-piece Hi-Ram LS manifolds in a one-piece configuration. Specially designed .103-inch passages machined into the billet 6061-T6 aluminum plate spray fuel through eight .040-inch openings into the center of each intake runner for optimal nitrous distribution and maximum power output.
The plates come complete with jetting for 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 additional horsepower, but are said to be able to handle upwards of 1,000 horsepower. Available in black-anodized or clear designs, the kits include the plate itself, jet holders, an application-specific gasket, and all hardware needed for installation.
Roush Performance 2018-19 Mustang/F-150 5.0L Supercharger
Rush Performance has received CARB E.O. numbers for its new TVS R2650 Phase 1 Supercharger Kit for the 2018-19 Ford Mustang and F-150 pickup. The complete kits, which are said to be a direct bolt-on, boost power levels on the Mustang 5.0L V-8 to 700 horsepower and 610 lbs-ft of torque; power output for the F-150’s 5.0L is said to be improved to 650 horsepower and 610 lbs-ft.
Developed in partnership with Ford Performance, the new supercharger combines a new, larger 2.65-liter Roots-type positive-displacement blower with a custom aluminum intercooler and heat exchanger; an additional rotor helix for greater efficiency and power delivery; and an included high-performance engine calibration tune. The supercharger comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited powertrain warranty when installed at a Ford dealership or by an ASE-certified technician.
Sinister Diesel 1999-2016 Powerstroke Master Cylinder Cap
Sinister Diesel Manufacturing has released a new Master Cylinder Cap for 1999-2016 Ford Super Duty trucks equipped with the Powerstroke diesel V-8. The new cap, which is constructed of solid billet aluminum, is said to be an upgrade over the OEM plastic cap, which can crack or embrittle over time and which in turn can lead to contamination or loss of brake fluid.
The Sinister unit's added hand grips enable easy screw-on and screw-off, and the cap is anodized in Sinister Blue with a laser-etched logo to give the engine bay a sharper look.
GForce Engineering Axle Line Upgrades
G-Force Engineering has announced revisions to its product lineup, including significant upgrades to its flagship Outlaw performance half-shaft axle (pictured) and the introduction of a new axle line, the Renegade. Tho Outlaw CV half-shafts, said to feature the industry’s largest diameter and strongest axle bars with complete CNC-machined, one-piece billet inner and outer stubs, will be upgraded for 2019 with polished CVs inside and out.
The polishing is said to significantly reduce friction and heat buildup and to improve the CVs' wear characteristics. The Outlaw will also receive an internal alloy upgrade for increased strength, and ARP fasteners for added strength. The new Renegade will replace the 850HP (L2) axle in the company's product line, with a price point lower than the Outlaw's. Both axles are available in a variety of street-performance applications.
Smittybilt Modular Bumper for 2017-Present Wrangler JK/JL
Smittybilt has released its new Stryker Modular Bumper for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and 2018-and-later Wrangler JL. The new bumper is deep-draw press-formed from 3mm cold-rolled steel, a process that is said to result in increased strength and durability while offering a significant weight savings over standard steel and traditional welding. A bolt-on inner winch plate (when fitted with a winch up to 12,000-lbs capacity), integrated lift points and 7/8-inch D-ring mounts can facilitate off-road recoveries. A heavy-duty reinforced skidplate with added lower mounting support provides additional protection for the undercarriage.
The solid overrider can accommodate a single-row LED lightbar and is removable when not in use. Stryker Side Wings offer more front and side protection while providing mounts for additional auxiliary lighting.