New Products and Technology

New Products From Bully Dog, Falken Tires and More

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By Fredy Ramirez

SEMA eNews highlights new products from industry companies each week. To have your product considered for upcoming issues, send product press releases to editors@sema.org.

ACT
SFI-Approved Pressure Plate and Flywheels for Audi and VW
Pressure Plates and Flywheels

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released the new VW016 Pressure Plate. The VW016 features a more efficient cover design, resulting in better release and pedal feel. This Pressure Plate replaces the VW014 in the VW7 and VW8 Series Kits. We have also released two new Streetlite Flywheels the 601300, supersedes the 600830 in the VW7 Kits, and the 601301, supersedes the 600831 in the VW8 Kits. All other Kit Components remain the same (see spec sheet for detailed application listings).

ACT’s VW7 and VW8 Clutch Kits for these Euro Applications, include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, Streetlite Flywheel, a choice of Disc, Release Bearing, and an Alignment Tool. The Heavy Duty Pressure Plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 30% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement, and significantly improved durability. These kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 399 FT-LB.

The ACT Race Clutch Kits combine the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a Cerametallic Xtreme Race Disc, which is available in a 6-Pad Spring-Centered Hub Design. These discs are highly durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race Discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race Clutch Kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and are rated to hold up to 511 FT-LB of torque at the crank.

Website: www.advancedclutch.com

Bully Dog
Thruster
Bully Dog

Bully Dog is excited to introduce the Bully Dog Thruster, a throttle-enhancement device. The device simply plugs in-line between the pedal-position sensor and the OE wiring harness to improve throttle response.

The Bully Dog Thruster is emissions safe, warranty-safe, and there is a CARB EO for many applications.

Website: www.bullydog.com

Edge Products
Evolution CTS3 for the 2003-2012 Dodge/Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel
Edge Products

Introducing the next generation Evolution CTS3 for the 2003-2012 Dodge/Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel with the all-new, full-Color Touch Screen. The CTS3 will continue to include all of the great features, benefits, and extended coverage from the CTS2 product line, all while adding a sleek, new exterior and cutting-edge screen. The best look in the industry delivered via a revamped, slim case design and a 5-in. full-color capacitive edge-to-edge display with true swipe screen technology. Not only is the display sharper, but the higher resolution screen delivers a tremendous pixel ratio and top-notch graphics. CARB EO coverage also allows the Cummins Evo CTS3 to be sold in all 50 states!  New screen layouts, faster processing speeds, and WiFi update capability are just a few things that set the Evolution CTS3 apart from all other competitors.

Features/Benefits

  • Most comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multi-gauge/tuner touch-screen display on the market.
  • 3rd Generation design is faster and more capable than ever.
  • Power levels designed for daily driving, towing, performance and extreme
  • Gains of up to 175 hp and 470 lb.-ft. torque.
  • Simple installation—just plug into OBDII port. No wiring required.
  • Monitor key vehicle parameters like EGT, regen cycles, trans temp, boost, RPM and dozens more.
  • Full color, 5-in. capacitive touch screen with auto-dimming.
  • Offers crystal-clear data at your fingertips.
  • Highly customizable gauges and backgrounds.
  • Boots up directly to gauge screen upon key cycle.
  • Swipe capability allows easy switching between screens as needed for towing, performance, economy, etc.
  • Built-in performance meter measures 0-60, ¼-mile times and more.
  • Advanced integrated data logger with export capability.
  • Ability to add vehicle licenses to tune multiple vehicles with one product.
  • Read and Clear DTC codes.
  • Wi-Fi updateable.

Website: www.advancedclutch.com

Falken Tires
Eurowinter Studless Winter Performance Tire
Falken Tires

Falken Tires has introduced the new Eurowinter HS01 and HS01 SUV Studless Winter Performance Tire, offering excellent winter traction for today’s sedans, coupes, SUVs and CUVs. The Eurowinter HS01 offers an improved tread compound over its predecessor, the Eurowinter HS449, enabling drivers accustomed to snow on roadways to perform even more effectively, thanks to the Eurowinter tire line’s confident grip and its predictable performance in ice and snow.

Equally important, Falken’s proprietary 4D Nano Design and its silica dispersion technology ensures the winter performance studless HS01 remains pliable and functional in freezing temperatures, while 3D Canyon Sipes and its biting edges provide increased snow and ice traction without compromising vehicle stability. Additionally, a new uni-directional tread pattern, with central transverse grooves extending from the center area that expand in width to the shoulders, facilitates higher levels of snow performance and more efficient water dispersion—via wider exits—for improved wet grip and hydroplaning resistance.

Website: www.falkentire.com