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.
Superchips Flashcal Speedo Calibrator for New Ford F-Series
Superchips has announced that is has extended its Flashcal for Truck product line to include the 2019 Ford F-Series gas-powered trucks. Intended for truck owners who have modified their trucks' gearing and/or tire size, Flashcal enables recalibration of the speedometer and correction of transmission shift schedules using the truck's factory OBD-II port. Flashcal also offers other popular features such as Auto Start/Stop management, trouble code read/clear, and tire-pressure monitoring for 28- to 40-in.-diameter tires.
Holley Single-Plane Split-Design Race Intake Manifold for GM LS
Holley has released its Single-Plane Split-Design EFI Race Intake Manifolds for GM Gen III and IV LS engines. Designed specifically for cathedral-port cylinder heads and 4150-style square-bore throttle bodies, they're said to be lighter than ordinary split race intakes while costing one-third to one-half as much. The manifold's two-piece configuration allows for direct access to the internal plenum and port surfaces, which is said to enable easy custom porting and port-matching; shoulder-bolt locators and captured O-rings are said to afford easy, precise reassembly. Available on either silver or black finishes, the manifold features an A-B height of 7.32 inches (0-degree carb-flange angle) and cathedral ports that measure 3.28 inches tall by 1.10 inches wide. Fuel rails, O-rings and all necessary fasteners for installation are included.
Edge Products EvoHT2 Tuner for Ram 1500 5.7L/8A Combo
Edge Products has announced the release of the EvoHT2 premium hand-held performance tuner for ’18-and-later Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 5.7L V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission. The tuner is said to allow for easy tuning via reprogramming, or “unlocking,” the truck's performance control module (PCM). Performance benefits are said to include gains of as much as 29 hp and 37 lb.-ft. of torque, speedo recalibration (25- to 40-in. tires), transfer case and axle gear recalibrations, and TPMS functions. Edge will either ship an "unlocked" PCM to the purchaser for installation or reprogram the truck's existing PCM (allow two to three business days for turnaround). According to the manufacturer, all ordering and shipping details can be handled online.
ARP Digital Rod-Bolt Stretch Gauge
ARP has released a new Digital Rod-Bolt Stretch Gauge. Applying the proper amount of clamp load is one of the most exacting operations in engine building, and measuring bolt stretch accurately is crucial to achieve the correct clamping load. The ARP digital gauge measures bolt stretch to within one ten-thousandth of an inch (0.0001). The digital gauge is said to be easy to read, and accurate readings are enabled via opposing ball and pin-type probes that center on the bolt. The gauge also has a billet aluminum handle for ease of operation, and it comes with its own carrying case.
Heatshield Products Hot Rod Sleeve
Heatshield Products has announced the release of Hot Rod Sleeve. Made from a specially designed and weave that expands and contracts, the Hot Rod Sleeve is said to be an upgrade from conventional, plastic loom materials, with the ability to withstand temperatures as high as 1,000° F of continuous exposure, and up to 2,000° F of intermittent exposure, to protect underhood wiring and fluid lines from excessive heat. The sleeves are available in 10- and 100-ft. rolls, and in diameters ranging from 1/4 to 1 in.; 10-ft. lengths come with two HP Shrinks, which are used to seal the ends of the sleeve to ensure peak-level performance.