Rod Authority’s Ultimate Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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Yup, it’s that time of year again. Christmas songs in every store (starting way too early it seems), decorations, trees, and lights galore – enough of that rhyming stuff. Let’s just get down to the brass tacks of it. Car guys absolutely LOVE Christmas! And generally it’s not because of the cheerful music and bountiful feasts of food (although that part doesn’t suck), but more along the lines of the annual excuse to actually get away with buying car parts galore!

santa's hot rodWe can actually get away with, not only buying ourselves some goodies for our never-ending projects, but somehow – if we’re lucky enough – we can even convince those closest to us to go out and take advantage of all of the great holiday deals to score even more worthy parts from those we love.

This year we rallied the troops to scrounge up some of the coolest automotive parts and accessories along with the hottest deals out there for the holidays. So, whether you’ve been mildly naughty and only deserving of some Stocking Stuffers, or if you’ve just scratched the surface of Nice, all the way to the REALLY Nice list – we’ve got something for everyone. Open up that email window and get your “copy and paste” on, send your favorites to the wife, family, or anyone else you can talk into furnishing your wish list – Happy Holidays everyone!

Stocking Stuffers: Under $250

American Racing
Item: 
American Racing T-Shirt
Price:
 $29.00
Contact: americanracing.com, (323) 375-4150

AmericanRacingTShirtFounded in 1956, American Racing Equipment is one of the world’s largest and most historic aftermarket wheel manufacturers, and setting industry standards in craftsmanship, innovation and performance. American Racing established itself at the forefront of the golden age of Hot Rod racing with their signature product, the original straight-spoke version of the Torq Thrust – the most recognized wheel in automotive history and an icon of vintage and muscle cars. 


AMSOIL
Item: P.I. Performance Improver
Price: $11.70
Contact: amsoil.com, (715) 392-7101

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Give the gift of gas savings this Christmas with AMSOIL P.i., the most potent gasoline additive available on the market today. It is unsurpassed in cleaning combustion chambers, intake valves and port fuel injectors by removing deposits that result in lost fuel economy, poor throttle response and failed emission tests. It improves fuel mileage up to 5.7% while restoring power and performance in the fuel system, providing reduced emissions and promoting smooth operation. Maintain peak engine efficiency and control deposit formation with AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver, then start finding ways to spend the money you’ll save in fuel costs.


Baer Brakes
Item:
 Baer Trackers
Price: $175.00
Contact: baer.com, (602) 233-1411

trackers side viewNeed to find the perfect stocking stuffer for that loved one? Consider getting them a set of Baer Trackers. These trackers feature a 6061 T-6 fully machined sleeve that is mated to a Teflon lined heim joint along with a machined pin which has correct taps so spindles are not required to be drilled/modified. These are vehicle specific pieces that help correct bump steer issues due to modified suspensions and/or poor OE design. If you’re still not sure, you can always call and purchase a holiday gift certificate.


Classic Performance Products, Inc.
Item: C10 Motor Perches
Price: $159.00
Contact: classicperform.com, (800) 522-5004

cppC10 Motor PerchesClassic Performance Products introduces their new motor perches for C10. Available for small block (big block application coming soon) these perches use rubber or poly common type small block pads. The perches have a powder coated finish to protect against rust and an attractive look. They also provide extra clearance when installing headers and some engine accessories. Combine them with LS adapter brackets and complete an LS installation in your truck. Sold in pairs.


Coker Tire
Item: Michelin Mechanic Gloves
Price: $15.95
Contact: cokertire.com, (800) 251-6336

Michelin-GlovesA pair of durable all purpose mechanics gloves is a must have in any garage or shop. Even if you like to get your hands dirty, it’s always nice to have a pair of mechanic’s gloves handy. Coker Tire offers these Michelin gloves, which feature “Bibendum” also known as the “Michelin Man.” They’re available in a wide range of sizes and feature great comfort, grip, and style for any car guy. Get your hands in a pair of these for the holidays.


COMP Cams
Item: Conical Valve Springs
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: compcams.com, (888) 999-0853

Conical Valve Springs 640These revolutionary springs utilize round wire and feature a natural frequency driven by diameter and progressive pitch. This design increases the valve train RPM limit while reducing resonance concerns and dynamic spring oscillations. The result is longer spring life and the ability to run more aggressive camshafts. The constantly decreasing diameter of the spring from bottom to top reduces active mass, thereby decreasing applied dynamic valve train forces. This translates into an increased life span for all valve train components. The design lowers horsepower losses and nets more power as well. The conical design accomplishes damping without wear, heat, friction or risk such as flat dampers from interference contact.


Competition Products
Item:
Stainless Steel Valve Kit
Price:
$69.96
Contact:
competitionproducts.com, (800) 233-0199

Competition Products has a great stainless steel valve kit that would be a perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone building an SBC. The Kit comes with a set of 16 one-piece completely polished valves with chrome stems and hardened tips. As you may already know, the 16 valves included with the kit are split up into eight intake valves and eight exhaust valves. Competition Products brings you this valve kit 40% cheaper than other manufacturers!


Design Engineering
Item: Exhaust and Pipe Wrap Kits
Price: $129.61
Contact: designengineering.com, (800) 264-9472

Exhaust Wrap kit Black wrap with boxAn important first step in reducing unwanted and power-robbing under hood heat is wrapping exhaust headers and downpipes. Less under hood radiant heat results in a cooler air charge for improved performance. Design Engineering offers an all-in-one kit for wrapping a set of headers or motorcycle pipes. The automotive kit includes (2) 2-inch x 50 ft  rolls of exhaust wrap (Motorcycle kit: (2) rolls of 2-inch x 15 ft), one can of HT silicone coating & locking ties. Available in Black wrap with black HT spray, tan wrap with white HT spray, and tan wrap with silver HT spray.


Driven Racing Oil
Item: Carb Defender
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: drivenracingoil.com, (866) 611-1820

DrivenCarbDefenderDriven’s Carb Defender Fuel Additive is specifically formulated to protect against Ethanol corrosion and induction deposits. Special corrosion inhibitors work to prevent expensive repairs and diminished performance caused by Ethanol-blended pump gasoline and the moisture it attracts. This additive controls combustion chamber residue, plus it cleans and protects surfaces of the fuel system and intake tract. The 8 oz. bottle of additive treats up to 25 gallons of Ethanol-blended gas and should be used with each and every fill-up.


FAST
Item: Aluminum Air Cleaner
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: fuelairspark.com, (877) 334-8355

FAST AluminumAirCleaner640The new Aluminum Air Cleaner from FAST provide a clean, classy, advanced design to complement the new EZ-EFI 2.0 throttle bodies by providing airflow of more than 1500 CFM. The air cleaner comes as part of a complete kit that includes a high-quality, reusable K&N air filter, gasket, a selection of hardware to match a variety of applications, and a fitting or plug for crankcase ventilation. This large unit (14″ x 13″ x 3″) is designed for underhood use on muscle cars and street rods, and features a unique hidden fastener design with no exposed or visible bolts or wingnuts.


Genuine Hot Rod
Item:
 Rat Fink Die-Cast 1949 Mercury
Price:
$49.97
Contact:
genuinehotrod.com, (800) 575-1932

RatFinkRat Fink’s kustom touches send the kool factor of this ’49 Merc through the roof…literally! From its deep purple paint job and classic hotrod flames to the smoked-out windows, chrome bumpers, and frame-scraping stance, this limited edition 1:24 scale model is the Big Daddy of all die-cast street rods. To top it all off in true Ed Roth style, a plastic figurine of hot rodding’s most rat-ic-al rodent bursts through the roof with 8-ball shifter in hand and his tail protruding from the trunk.


GT Performance Products
Item: “Cobra Style” Steering Wheel
Price: $203.98
Contact: gtperformanceproducts.com, (818) 847-9611

GT Perf. ProductsThis new “Cobra Style” steering wheel is manufactured using a laminated wood process called “book matching” (meaning you see the layered pattern in the grain from front to back) and includes sculpted finger grips. It features a one-piece forged 6061-polished aluminum frame, 9-rivet design and hand rubbed walnut stain which is then sealed with a polyurethane clear coat.

The “Cobra Style” wheel can be used with any of the GT9-bolt installation hubs and GT9 horn buttons. The “Cobra Style” has a 15-inch diameter and 1.75-inch dish and is part #38-4247. 


Hose Candy
Item: Radiator Hose Bones
Price: Starting at $119.99
Contact: hosecandy.com, (866) 760-5849

Small-Block-24-Radiator-Hose-Bones-640Hose Candy’s new Hose Bones Radiator Hose Kits allow you to custom form a radiator hose, “by hand”, for any engine in minutes. Hose Bones eliminates all the hassle with trying to make your own custom radiator hoses. Connect any engine to any radiator in minutes and never worry about leaks with the self-tightening hose clamps. Not only are they incredibly “bullet-proof”, they look great with carbon fiber & kevlar Hose Skins. Be prepared for any vehicle project with just one hose. 


Ididit, Inc.
Item: Old School Straight Universal Steering Column Package
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: ididitinc.com, (517) 424-0577

ididit-OldSchoolColumnPackageGive your hot rodder the biggest and baddest stocking stuffer ever with ididit’s old school straight universal steering column package. This DIY column is the economical choice for that special, custom fit for your hot rod. This small, sleek, uniquely designed column comes as a standard length of 36-inches but you can cut it down with ease to any length desired (as short as 6-inches). Customize your column further with your choice of four under dash mount sizes and two types of floor mounts. Bolt your favorite 3-bolt wheel directly to the column, no adaptor required! This column is available in paintable steel and polished stainless steel finishes.


Inglese
Item: Snap-In Stack Filters
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: Inglese.com, (866) 450-8089

Inglese SnapInStackFilters-640The induction specialists at Inglese have always prided themselves on combining functionality with eye-catching appearance. New Inglese Stack Filters are designed to fit directly into stacks without robbing valuable horsepower. Built from top-of-the-line K&N Filters for better airflow, the filters simply push on to the top of the stacks to keep out dust, dirt and other trash that could become dangerously lodged inside. Each filter features a grooved surface to easily snap in to new Inglese Billet Stacks. And with the option of a polished chrome or urethane surface, each Inglese Snap-In Stack Filter features the looks to match its performance.


Kicker
Item: KICKER PXi50.2 Amplified Controller
Price: $199.95
Contact: kicker.com, (800) 256-KICK

KIKpxi502If you have a classic car, UTV, golf cart, tractor, motorcycle, or anything else that doesn’t have an existing music source, the KICKER PXi50.2 Amplified Controller is the perfect gift for that tech-obsessed relative, and it won’t empty your wallet. At less than $200, it connects to your iPhone® or iPod® using a 30-pin connector (or aux-input for non-Apple® devices). The brick-sized amplifier delivers 50 watts of power to any aftermarket system in almost any vehicle. The PXi50.2 is the ideal solution for hot-rod owners who don’t want to significantly change their vehicle aesthetics yet seek an excellent sound system.


KOULtools
Item: EZ-ON Hose Press Model 409
Price: $250
Contact: koultools.com, (928) 854-6706

KOULThe Koultools™ EZ-ON Hose Press solves an age old problem. Installing push on fittings has been A nightmare to say the least. Boiling water, heat guns etc etc, you can forget about. The New EZ-ON Hose Press will install -4 thru -16 push-on hose onto the fittings in seconds. It is constructed of investment cast steel. A true piece of machinery. All components are fitted Into custom carrying case for safe storage and transportation. The tool is designed to Install push-on hose onto any angle fitting.


Mac’s Custom Tie Downs
Item: 
Mac’s Ultra Pack (8 Foot)
Price:
$195
Contact: 
macscustomtiedowns.com, (800) 866-1586

79_821_popupThis is the company’s best selling tie-down package, and for good reason. The Ultra Pack features separate axle straps and ratchet straps; and the hardware on the axle straps are shaped to allow for tight clearance applications. The full-length sleeve is designed to stay in place, and is made from the thickest material available. Four ratchet straps and four axle straps are included in the signature Mac’s duffle bag to allow you a complete tie-down solution for your car, up to a 10,000-pound capacity.


Mickey Thompson Tires
Item: Mickey Thompson T-Shirt
Price: $20.00
Contact:
MickeyThompsonTires.com, (330) 928-9092

mtshirtGet noticed as a performance enthusiast in this 100% cotton tee, pre-shrunk, featuring the Mickey Thompson Wing logo front and back, to order Mickey Thompson apparel, visit their website. There are lots more stocking stuffers to choose from, as well as more gifts for those who have been a bit nicer this part of the year.


Mobil 1
Item: Mobil 1 Racing Oil
Price: Varies
Contact:
Mobil1racingstore.com, (866) 254-7103

mobil1oilDiscover Mobil 1 Racing™ oils. Mobil 1 Racing™ oils are available in 0W-30 and 0W-50 viscosities and are trusted by champions the world over.  Mobil 1 Racing™ oils are fully synthetic, race-proven motor oils that are engineered to deliver maximum performance and protection for a variety of race conditions.


Mooneyes
Item: Moon/Trophy Queen Fairlane Tote Bag
Price: $250.00
Contact: mooneyesusa.com, (800) 547-5422

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 10.21.24 AMThis tote bag is a special limited run from Trophy Queen featuring MQQN equipped pattern/print material. This classy tote features 25″ shoulder straps, leopard lining interior, a numbered Trophy Queen label, zippered inside pocket, and open divided pockets. If you’ve got that lovely lady in your life and you need to pick something up to leverage her into getting you that new wheel and tire combo this is your ticket. Dimensions for this product are as follows: 13″ x 8″ x 4″.


Optima Batteries
Item:
Optima Chargers Digital 1200 12V Performance Battery Charger and Maintainer
Price:
$199.99
Contact:
optimabatteries.com, 888-867-8462

optimachargerWinter time for much of the country is when we store our high powered cars, and dream of sunny days and warm nights to cruise or race. Make sure your battery is ready to go in the spring with the Optima Chargers Digital 1200 Battery Charger is a must-have. This charger is ideal for charging and maintaining AGM and flooded batteries. An innovative LCD display gives updates on charging status, faults and more. Factory set charging profiles coupled with intelligent electronics ensure proper charging. Add to that the built in LED work light, ergonomic clamps, and the charger’s built in maintainer functions and this is a charger any enthusiast can use.


Powermaster Performance
Item: Vintage Torque Starter for Ford Flathead Engines
Price: $224.97
Contact: powermastermotorsports.com, (630) 849-7754

92507The Vintage Torque keeps the appearance of a stock Flathead starter and uses a powerful, lightweight permanent magnet starter motor with low amperage draw. At less than 50% the weight of a stock flathead starter, the Vintage Torque delivers 75% more cranking power. With a 1.5-kw motor and 4:4:1 gear ratio, the Vintage Torque provides up to 160 ft/lbs of cranking torque for better starting. Ball bearings provide longer, more reliable use than factory style bushings. Available with a ratchet type drive for longevity on high compression engines.


Prolong Super Lubricants
Item: Waterless Wash & Shine
Price: $7.99
Contact: prolong.com, 800-540-5823

WaterlessWashnShine_RAProlong Super Lubricants’ Waterless Wash & Shine delivers a beautiful car wash in less than 15 minutes without the need for water, rinsing or drying. The formula features special lubricating agents to encapsulate dirt, sap, tar and bugs so they can be removed with ease. Waterless Wash & Shine is designed to clean most exterior car surfaces including paint, chrome, plastic trim, painted plastic, wheels, headlamp covers, glass and much more. In addition to cleaning, the advanced instant detailer leaves a protective film.


QA1
Item: Ultra Ride Coilover Shocks
Price: $189.95
Contact: qa1.net, (800) 721-7761

MUSTANG_II_DOUBLE_ADJUSTABLE_COILOVER_KITGet the perfect shock for hot rods with QA1. Designed for great performance and show-stopping appearance, QA1’s Ultra Ride coilover shocks offer a comfortable compression setting with 18 different settings of rebound adjustability to give the perfect ride. Available in many lengths, the coilover system allows you to adjust your ride height. These shocks are made from lightweight aluminum, made in the USA, and are 100% dyno tested before leaving QA1’s facility located in Lakeville, Minnesota.


Quarter Master
Item: Race Clutch Hydraulic Fluid
Price: Under $250.00
Contact: QuarterMaster.com, (888) 258-8241

QM Race Clutch Hydraulic Fluid 640Engineered by Quarter Master and Endure Performance Lubricants,  full synthetic Race Clutch Hydraulic Fluid is designed to deliver superior performance and protection by maintaining its viscosity in high temperature applications, which provides a solid pedal feel and consistent pedal actuation. Containing a proprietary mixture of lubricants and corrosion inhibitors, the fluid works with all brands of clutches and types of components. It specifically engineered to maximize the life of all seals and o-rings in the clutch master cylinder and throw-out bearings.


Rocket Racing Wheels
Item: Rocket Igniter Gray Rocket Racing Wheels
Price: $179.95/ea.
Contact: newstalgiawheel.com, (800) 281-2819

Newstalgia Wheel Rocket Igniter GrayThe Rocket Igniter Gray is a painted salt flats wheel that was inspired by vintage drags and Bonneville dry lakes land speed racing. The Rocket Igniter Gray is the perfect wheel for both hot rod and muscle car applications. Back in the glory days of vintage racing, these kidney bean style wheels featuring five windows could be seen on the strip, street, or salt flats. The Rocker Igniter Gray is available in polished, gray/machined outer lip, and in cast finishes. Sizes include 15×6, 15×7, 15×8, 16×4.5, 16×6, and 16×8. Get yourself or convince the significant ones in your life to bag you a set of beautiful vintage inspired wheels for the holidays!


Royal Purple
Item: RP Garage Gear
Price: Varies
Contact: Royalpurplemerch.com, (800) 392-5050

RPbarstoolIt may not fit in your favorite gearhead’s stocking, but it will quickly become a favorite place to sit in any garage, shop or man cave. This custom logo counter stool features heavy gauge steel construction includes durable, dual-ring option. Includes a full-color logo imprint on seating surface. Size: 17″ x 17″ x 30″. Item ships flat and minor assembly is required. Check out our other Royal Purple merchandise at our RP Gear store. Enter the code IBLEEDRP to get free shipping on your order!


TransDapt
Item: TransDapt Engine Tilter
Price: $146.19
Contact: tdperformance.com, (562) 921-0404

TransDapt Engine TilterWhether you are replacing your engine or simply replacing the engine mounts, TransDapt’s patented “Engine Tilter” will save you valuable time and money. The Engine Tilter works with any standard engine hoist to provide additional axis of maneuverability – allowing the angle of the engine to be precisely dialed in with a simple turn of the handle. Made in the USA, the Engine Tilter is shop rated with a 1,200 pound capacity, comes fully assembled, includes an upper lap link, four 20-inch chains, and is finished in a durable black powder coat.


Trick Flow
Item: 
Steam Line Plumbing Kits For GM LS Engines
Price: 
From $39.97
Contact: 
Trickflow.com, (330) 630-1555

Trick Flow’s Steam Line Plumbing Kits feature billet anodized aluminum, -4 AN male fittings that mate to the steam holes at each corner of the cylinder heads. Ninety-degree -4 AN female/hose barb fittings attach to the head fittings so you can run a length of 1/4″ hose between the cylinder heads. The result is a clean, leak-free installation that clears all aftermarket intake manifolds. All necessary fittings, stainless steel bolts, hose, and O-rings are included. The cylinder head fittings are also available separately.


FTL3839NT-BD_LTUnited Pacific
Item: 1938-39 Ford LED Tail Light w/Blue Dot
Price: $59.99
Contact: uapac.com, (866) 327-5288

Brand new, revolutionary design! Factory replacement LED lens now with a fully functional LED blue dot. The red polycarbonate lens has a blue dot in the center that is adorned by a beautiful chrome ring. Lens comes complete with 34 red + 1 blue super bright LEDs. All electronics are epoxy coated and fully sealed from the elements. 1157 style plug included for simple plug-n-play installation. Lifetime warranty. MSRP is $59.99 each.


Been Nice: $250 – $1,000

American Racing
Item:
Set of (4) Torq Thrust D Wheels
Price:
Under $1000.00
Contact: 
americanracing.com, (323) 375-4150

AmericanRacingTorqwheelAmerican Racing has been producing quality Hot Rod wheels since 1956 and the Torq Thrust D is one of the true American Classics. This one piece wheel is available in 14”, 15” and 16” diameters and widths from 4.5” to 10” with back spacings designed to fit the most popular vehicle applications. The Torq Thrust D is available in two finishes; Satin Black with Machined Rim and Torq Thrust Gray with Machined Rim.


Baer Brakes
Item:
 Baer Sport Rotor Line
Price: Starts as low as $295.00/pr
Contact: baer.com, (602) 233-1411

03296-020Want to give that special person a very Baery Christmas, consider getting them a set of rotors from the Baer Sport Rotor line. Baer developed Sport Rotors as premium OE replacement rotors with slotted, cross drilled, and zinc plated surfaces. These rotors offer dynamic visual impact, superior bite, consistent wet weather performance and eliminate outgassing. Baer Brakes has thousands of applications. Gift certificates are also available.


Classic Performance Products, Inc.
Item:
Classic Fit Tilt Steering Column for C10
Price: $325.00
Contact:
classicperform.com, (800) 522-5004

cppClassic Fit Steering ColumnClassic Fit™ Columns come with 5-way adjusting tilt mechanisms and are for those who want great performance at affordable pricing. Made from stainless steel 2″ tube, for both automatic column shift and all floor shift applications and have a great black finish to protect against rust and give a factory correct look. Columns come with 3/4″-36 output shafts. All columns accept any 1967-94 GM steering wheel or aftermarket adapter. Column shift columns come with both 3-speed and 4-speed shift indicators. They also feature factory style floor seal, retaining ring dash seal and knobs.


Coker Tire
Item: Tire and Wheel Combo
Price: Varies with Size/Style
Contact: cokertire.com, (800) 251-6336

Tire-Wheel-ComboThe quickest and easiest way to change your car’s attitude is with a tire and wheel swap. You can change from stocker to hot rod in a matter of minutes and Coker Tire offers all of the right stuff to make it happen. Coker Tire sells tires and wheels for many applications. They also offer a wide variety of accessories. If you want it all, Coker offers free mounting and balancing any time you buy a set of tires and wheels together – that’s a $100.00 value! If you’re looking for the perfect give, a new set of tires and wheels is the obvious choice!


COMP Cams
Item: Ultra-Gold ARC Series Aluminum Rocker Arms
Price: Under $1,000.00
Contact: CompCams.com, (888) 999-0853

COMP ARC Rockers 640The next generation of these revolutionary hydraulic rockers feature an Arced, Recessed, Contoured design. Using cutting-edge design techniques and manufacturing processes, Ultra-Gold ARC Rockers increase engine power, enhance valve train stability and improve oiling. They feature a new extrusion based on improvements developed through FEA analysis, resulting in an even stronger, stiffer body without compromising mass. A new arced channel and contoured top, similar to a bridge design, give the rockers the best strength-to-weight ratio possible. The body also has additional CNC contouring to improve clearances for valve covers and springs. Ultra-Gold ARC Series Aluminum Rockers are available for a wide range of Chevrolet, GM LS, Ford and Pontiac applications.


Competition Products
Item: 
Small Block Chevy Cylinder Heads
Price: 
$849.95
Contact: 
Competitionproducts.com, (800) 233-0199

Designed for an SBC, these aluminum cylinder heads would be perfect for that special someone who’s been nice this year. features include bronze guides, hardened valve seats, large spring seats, multi-angle valve job, and enhanced precision cast runners for increased flow. Great for Pro Street, Street/Strip, or Competition, these heads were designed to significantly increase horsepower and torque throughout a wide power band.


FAST
Item: LSX 92mm Black Intake Manifold
Price: Under $1,000.00
Contact: FuelAirSpark.com, (877) 334-8355

FAST 92mm Black LSX Manifold 640This patented unit from FAST  is the only three-piece Gen III composite manifold proven to deliver increased performance without compromising bottom-end drivability or high RPM power.  Designed or both street and racing applications, the new black intake manifold is an easy bolt-on installation for GM Gen III (LS1, -2 & -6) engines and is designed to work with the FAST Big Mouth Throttle Body. The new FAST LSX 92mm Black Intake Manifold maintains the performance gains achieved over stock intake manifolds with no loss in drivability or low RPM torque. It delivers terrific performance right out of the box, but can be ported by the customer for even more flow.


Genuine Hot Rod
Item: 
Grand Prix Office Chair
Price: 
$399.97
Contact: 
genuinehotrod.com, (800) 575-1932

GHRofficechairPlant yourself in this race bucket and you’re working with some serious hardware: comfortable and durable black leatherette with onyx insert, height adjustable tire tread arm rests, an aluminum alloy disc brake base with 5-spoke casters, coil spring support, and a fully adjustable seat back. Grab onto the billet aluminum shift knob to change the seat height (18 1/2″ to 22″ high)! 325 lbs. capacity.


Inglese
Item: Billet Stacks
Price: Under $1,000.00
Contact: Inglese.com, (866) 450-8089

Inglese BilletStacks 640Inglese Billet Stacks provide both classy looks and superior performance for nearly any engine application. Available in four different heights ranging from 1.50″ to 3.50″, these precision-machined stacks are designed for bolt-on fitment for all Inglese EFI (50mm and 58mm throttle body) and IDA carbureted engines. Designed with a radius that optimizes airflow, the stacks are constructed so that complementing Inglese Snap-In Stack Filters fit perfectly. Inglese Billet Stacks are also customizable to match any car’s paint scheme or overall look, and cost less than competitors’ comparable billet versions without losing any of the quality.


JRi Shocks
Item: Hot Rod Shock
Price: $900
Contact: jrishocks.com, (704) 360-5862

Street Legal TV_Hot Rod ShocksHot Rods are elegant and most often, designed for performance as well as show. That’s what we had in mind when we released the SB/32 Hot Rod Shock. The chrome plated, billet aluminum shock is CNC machined and finished to look like a piece of jewelry all while having the performance handling and ride quality benefits that have made JRi a trusted name in the shock absorber industry. No more sacrificing performance for appearance.


Kicker
Item: KICKER Amphitheater™ BT2 Desktop Speaker System
Price: $299.95
Contact: kicker.com, (800) 256-KICK

KIKamphBT2Description- The KICKER Amphitheater BT2 brings the Livin’-Loud® experience into the garage or shop with the added convenience of dependable Bluetooth® technology. This purely wireless speaker system delivers rich, intense sound and legendary KICKER bass with its 6-inch reflex subwoofer. A powerful 50-watt internal amplifier is optimized with digital signal processing to get the best performance. It pairs with any Bluetooth-capable media device and allows users to customize their audio experience with the downloadable KickStart™ app (iOS® or Android™). The audio system also implements a USB port for charging external devices and an auxiliary-input jack for connecting and playing non-Bluetooth devices.


Quarter Master
Item: Ultra-Duty Block Mount Standard Rotation Starters
Price: Under $1,000.00
Contact: QuarterMaster.com, (888) 258-8241

QM Ultra Duty Starter 640Made with premium components that are blueprinted, assembled and tested at the Quarter Master facility, these starters are available for popular Chevy, Ford and Chrysler applications. Every 1.4kW unit includes gear reduction engineering for increased torque, a CNC-machined adapter mount for precise flywheel fit, and a unique pinion gear with a lightweight head to enable tighter tolerances in run-out for efficient flywheel engagement. These starters also utilize a heavy-duty solenoid and ball bearing construction that withstands the temperatures and demands of high-compression engines.


Mooneyes
Item:
 26-inch Beach Cruiser MQQN Discs
Price: $300.00
Contact: mooneyesusa.com, (800) 547-5422

2013-md2100bkHop up your cruiser this holiday season with Mooneyes’ beach cruiser MQQN discs. These discs are specifically made for 26-inch rims. Discs measure 22.5-inches overall mounted inside the rim with three binder screws. Front and rear discs have different depths to clear brake and sprocket in the rear. This package includes a complete set that comes with both front and rear discs. Cruise in style with Mooneyes products!


Powermaster Performance
Item: PowerGEN Alternators
Price: Starting at $418.97
Contact: powermastermotorsports.com, (630) 849-7754

282021PowerGEN provides the looks of a generator with the output & reliability of an alternator while offering one-wire operation. Powermaster has engineered PowerGEN from the ground-up to be completely brand new. High-tech materials are used throughout. Machined grooves inside of the case allow better air flow across the stator band to the rotor and keep PowerGEN noticeably cooler under heavy loads and extended higher RPM runs. A functional light drive on the PowerGEN allows users to keep a functioning charge indicator light on the dash of their vehicle. New applications to the PowerGEN line include a “shorty” flathead PowerGEN with 1 1/2-inches shortened from the housing to clear dual carb setups. Powermaster also offers a new T-bird specific PowerGEN with all factory dimensions and factory 1/2 inch wide pulley. Get that significant one in your life that amp’d up charge they deserve!


QA1
Item: Mustang II Suspension Kit
Price: $189.95 and up
Contact: qa1.net, (800) 721-7761

ULTRA_RIDE_BUSHINGUpgrade your suspension with bolt in front coilover systems for your custom ride. QA1 offers shocks for your Mustang II suspension setup that allow you to adjust your ride height. With a variety of valving options, including double adjustable, single adjustable, and QA1’s Drag “R” Series, you can find a system that’s tailored to your needs. Made from high quality, lightweight aluminum, these kits include all the hardware and springs necessary to get you set up and back on the road. These shocks are made in the USA and are 100% dyno tested before leaving QA1’s facility located in Lakeville, Minnesota.


Quarter Master
Item: Ultra-Duty Block Mount Standard Rotation Starters
Price: Varies with application
Contact: QuarterMaster.com, (888) 258-8241

QM Ultra Duty Starter 640Made with premium components that are blueprinted, assembled and tested at the Quarter Master facility, these starters are available for popular Chevy, Ford and Chrysler applications. Every 1.4kW unit includes gear reduction engineering for increased torque, a CNC-machined adapter mount for precise flywheel fit, and a unique pinion gear with a lightweight head to enable tighter tolerances in run-out for efficient flywheel engagement. These starters also utilize a heavy-duty solenoid and ball bearing construction that withstands the temperatures and demands of high-compression engines.


Rocket Racing Wheels
Item: Firestone Dragster Rear Tires
Price: $356.00/ea.
Contact: newstalgiawheel.com, (800) 281-2819

NewstalgiaWheelFirestoneDragsterPair these Firestone Dragster rear tires with your hot rod and you’re ready to roll! Firestone Dragster tires feature a DOT-approved tubeless design, available in whitewall and blackwall styles. Made of 4-ply construction with a street and strip compound. Starting at $356.00 each. Our customer convenience packages offer major savings when you buy four tires and wheels! For $60.00, you receive custom packaging, multi-point quality inspection, final finish detailing, complimentary full value shipping insurance, touchless mounting, computer wheel balancing, nitrogen fill upgrade, free shipping to the 48 contiguous states, no sales tax (outside TN), and an old fashioned satisfaction guarantee.


S&W Race Cars
Item: Street Rod 4-Bar Kit W/QA1 Shock Package and Chrome Springs
Price: $845.35
Contact: swracecars.com, (800) 523-3353

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S&W offers street rod and rat rod rear suspension packages. This street rod 4-bar kit includes: (4) links with poly bushings and steel sleeves, frame and rear housing brackets, and dropped crossmember (3-inch drop, 63-inches wide). Link length is adjustable, 19 1/2-inch – 20 1/2-inch centerline of axle to front of crossmember; 22 1/2-inch – 23 1/2-inch plus QA1 single adjustable shocks, 12-inch chrome springs, low rider adjustable rear shock mount kit, and upper shocks crossmember with tabs and hardware.


Scorpion Performance
Item: SBC Endurance Roller Rockers
Price: See website
Contact: ScorpionPerformance.com, (352) 512-0800

scorpionracingScorpion Racing Products offers shaft-mounted rocker arms for the small-block Chevy. Developed to withstand endurance racing applications, the shaft system helps maintain proper position of the rocker over the valve and smoothly transfer camshaft motion. Since the rockers are mounted on a single, horizontal shaft — rather than on separate studs that may flex — valve train stability, stiffness and geometry are improved considerably. A stable valvetrain results in better performance and potential for more horsepower.  

Scorpion Racing Products offers a full-bodied roller rocker arm designed for high performance engines. Design features include a lower profile and shorter polylocks for better fitment under most stock valve covers.The rockers are available in a variety of ratios and are CNC machined from aerospace-grade 7000 series aluminum for maximum strength. These are suitable lightweight rockers for endurance racing engines  required to race all season as they can easily handle 950 pounds of spring pressure, and they’re made in America!


Trans Dapt
Item: 
Trans Dapt PerfectMatch Engine Kits
Price: 
$250.00 and up
Contact: 
tdperformance.com, (562) 921-0404

TransDapt PerfectMatch Engine KitsThere is no better way to improve the look of an engine bay than by replacing the old, beat up, or rusted metal accessories. Whether performing a complete factory restoration or a stealthy performance build, PerfectMatch Engine Kits give you high-quality replacement parts with a show-stopping appearance, thanks to their durable, easy to maintain powder coated finish, coming complete with all required gaskets and bolts. Small Block and Big Block Chevy kits are available in both Chevy Orange and Asphalt Black finishes while Small Block Ford engine kits are finished in Ford Blue and Asphalt Black.


Trick Flow
Item: 
Track Heat And Track Heat Pro Carburetors
Price: 
From $676.20
Contact: 
Trickflow.com, (330) 630-1555

Trick Flow teamed up with Quick Fuel Technologies to produce carburetors capable of feeding high-horsepower engines. The Track Heat (750 cfm) and Track Heat Pro (850 cfm) feature mechanical secondaries and high-flow main bodies with a blended venturi area to help smooth out the airflow into the intake manifold. Screw-in idle air bleeds, high-speed air bleeds, and accelerator pump discharge nozzles allow almost unlimited tunability. CNC-machined billet metering blocks have four-stage emulsion bleeds for more precise fuel metering, improved throttle response, and a more uniform fuel performance curve. Other features include dual fuel inlets, downleg boosters, and additional links to tune the secondary opening rate.


Been REALLY Nice: $1,000 – $5,000

Baer Brakes
Item: Baer Pro+ Front and Rear Brake System
Price: $1,694.95
Contact: baer.com, (602) 233-1411

pro+ fr w hubWant to give your special somebody a much needed brake for the holiday season? Consider getting them Baer’s Pro+ front and rear brake system. This Pro+ system employs “6P” intermediate size 6-piston calipers mounted to 13-inch or 14-inch rotors. This system offers the exact same look front and rear. Designed to use 1997-2013 C5/C6 Corvette front pads for easy replacement. Systems that include hubs will have Timken or SKF bearings installed. The system is direct bolt on and vehicle specific. Enjoy the quality of brake products made in the USA.


Classic Performance Products, Inc.
Item: Deluxe Chassis Upgrade Kit for C10
Price: $3299.00
Contact: classicperform.com, (800) 522-5004

cppDeluxe Chassis Upgrade KitThis deluxe chassis kit allows you to finish off that frame & has those upgraded pieces that you’re looking for. Kit includes: front & rear coil springs, front and rear shocks, front and rear sway bars, front upper & lower Totally Tubular™ control arms, steering linkage kit, 500 Series™ Power Steering Box (1963-66 kit also includes frame mount brackets for box), front shock support brackets, motor perches, transmission cross member, drop center cross member, Totally Tubular™ trailing arms, rear tubular shock cross member, shock relocation kit, deluxe trac bar, lowering block kit, rear coil spring retainer kit and c-notch kit.


COMP Cams
Item: Hydraulic Roller Thumpr Cam K-Kits
Price: Under $5,000.00
Contact: CompCams.com, (888) 999-0853

COMP Hyd Roller K-KitCOMP Cams Hydraulic Roller Thumpr K-Kits provide everything you need to get that aggressive sound out of either a carbureted or late model EFI Chevy, Ford or Chrysler application.  Thumpr Cams produce an early exhaust valve opening, long exhaust duration and a generous amount of  intake and exhaust overlap to produce a powerful, hard-hitting exhaust note that will turn heads. At the same time, these cams also produce impressive amounts of horsepower and torque. Hydraulic roller K-Kits include the Thumpr Cam of your choice, along with lifters, valve springs, retainers, locks, pushrods and a timing set.


Competition Products
Item: 
Pre-’80 Cevy 383ci Super Short Block
Price: 
$1800.97
Contact: 
Competitionproducts.com, (800) 233-0199

Competition Products’ fully assembled short blocks include a seasoned 4 bold GM block, fully machined, stroker clearanced and decked, torque plate honed, brass freeze plugs, and cam bearings. Featuring a Scat cast steel crank, Scat 4340 I-Beam rods w/ARP capscrews, Hypereutectic pistons with moly rings, 10.2:1 dish pistons or 11.1:1 flat top pistons. Clevite bearings are on a balanced assembly. No core charge! No warranty express or implied. 


FAST
Item: EZ-EFI 2.0 Self Tuning Fuel Injection System
Price: Under $5,000.00
Contact: FuelAirSpark.com, (877) 334-8355

FAST EZ-EFI 640The original FAST EZ-EFI changed self tuning fuel injection forever with the industry’s easiest carburetor-to-EFI conversion option. Now the EZ-EFI 2.0 has been upgraded with more features than ever before, while maintaining its ease of use that doesn’t require a laptop or tuning experience. It simply tunes itself as the user drives. Its eight-injector, die cast throttle body features late-model OEM sensors for accuracy and durability, supports up to 1200 horsepower  (the highest on the market), includes ignition timing control and is able to run E85 fuels while competing versions  cannot. The EZ-EFI 2.0 also updated hand-held and features a color touch screen.


Hedman’s Hedders 
Item: Hedman’s Husler Hedders Muscle Rods LS-Swap Kits
Price: $1,400.00
Contact: tdperformance.com, (562) 921-0404

Hedman Husler LS Swap KitHedman has made bolting a modern LS-engine into your vehicle easier with its new LS Swap Kits. Hedman Husler Hedders, and its Muscle Rods team, have combined premium quality headers, engine mounts, and transmission mounts that were all developed at the same time, on the same car, to ensure a seamless fit. Made in the USA, all mount kits come complete with quality, high-performance polyurethane mounts, grade 8 hardware and detailed instructions. They’re available for classic GM A, B, F, G and X-body vehicles as well as Tri-5, X-Frame, and ½ Ton GM trucks.


Inglese
Item: LS 8-Stack Induction System
Price: Under $5,000.00
Contact: Inglese.com, (866) 450-8089

Inglese 8StackInductionSystems640The idea of classic style combined with the superior performance of modern LS engines has become a reality with new Inglese LS 8-Stack Induction Systems. Designed to work with either EZ-EFI or XFI Fuel Injection Systems, all necessary components such as sensors, injectors, IAC and a vacuum plenum are integrated, making the manifold an easy bolt-on. Two versions of the system are available: one for LS1-style cathedral port heads and one for LS3/L92-style heads. Each is sold either as a single manifold or a fully assembled system.  LS 8-Stack Induction Systems also work with Inglese IDA carburetors, and a complete linkage kit is available.


JRi Shocks
Item: Hydraulic Ride Height System
Price: $4995
Contact: jrishocks.com, (704) 360-5862

StreetMuscleMag_ Ride HeightJRi Shocks Hydraulic Ride Height system featuring single adjustable coilover shocks offers 2” of ride height adjustment while retaining the performance of a coilover. Traditional air ride systems have a tendency to change with elevation and temperature as well as leak as the seals wear over time. This new patent pending Ride Height system from JRi Shocks is 100% hydraulic providing constant and complete control over your vehicles ride height. The state of the art system uses a coilover spring with a hydraulic weight jacker, making use of a hydraulic pump to raise and lower your vehicle instantaneously.


Moser Engineering
Item: Moser Engineering Muscle Pak Rear Assemblies
Price: Starting at $3,157.50
Contact: moserengineering.com, (260) 726-6689

Musclepak slide 640X401Moser Engineering now offers all of our most popular rear assemblies as a Muscle Pak option for all of the most popular makes and models. A Muscle Pak gives you a complete rear along with brake options, lines, and cables. It comes fully assembled and is direct bolt in to your stock applications suspension. Available for classic Chevys and Mustangs all the way up to the newest Generations of pony cars including Mopar. Moser Engineering even offers Muscle Pak options for trucks from Dodge to Chevy. Give them a call or check out their offerings online.


Nitrous Express
Item: NX Billet Crossbar Nitrous Plate System
Price: $1,223.00 (as pictured)
Contact: nitrousexpress.com, (888) 463-2781

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The new NX Billet Crossbar nitrous plate systems from Nitrous Express have just raised the bar in nitrous plate technology. The CNC machined design eliminates round spray bars resulting in excellent atomization and cylinder distribution. With no spray bars to sag, rotate or disrupt airflow, this is truly the Next Generation in cross-bar nitrous plate technology. This crossbar nitrous system includes a custom solenoid bracket, billet aluminum y-fittings, braided stainless solenoid to plate lines, nickel-plated fittings, wide open throttle switch, master arming switch, 40-amp relay and relay harness.


Quarter Master
Item: Optimum-SR 10.4″ Two-Disc LS Clutches
Price: Under $5,000.00
Contact: QuarterMaster.com, (888) 258-8241

QM Optimum SR 640With lessons learned from racing, and with the data from extensive drivability testing,  Quarter Master Optimum-SR 10.4″ Two-Disc  LS Clutches are now available for street use. They are currently offered for the C6 Corvette, Gen V Camaro, and Pontiac G8. The clutches feature a spring designed to require only a 10-percent increase in pedal effort over stock, with stock-type modulation control. They are capable of handling 1400 horsepower and 1000 ft.-lbs. of torque, and feature sprung-hub, marcel-type discs with organic rag-type friction for smooth engagement. A vented floater plate and grooved friction surfaces provide better cooling as well. Featuring aircraft-grade bolts and hardware with an all-billet construction, each clutch is completely rebuildable.


Rocket Racing Wheels
Item: 1952 Conversion Kit
Price: $1,995.00
Contact: newstalgiawheel.com, (800) 281-2819

Newstalgia Wheel 52 ConversionThe ’52 conversion kit is an afternoon bolt-on project that can turn your boring driver into a classic street rod. The ’52 fiberglass front nose and hood is designed to fit all full size ’88-’98 Chevrolet/GMC trucks. Sorry, no S-Series truck fitments. The fiberglass hood replacement utilizes the stock hood hinges and latch. The ’52 conversion kit includes the fiberglass hood, nose assembly, frenched headlights, and frame rail connector. This holiday, update your modern ride with a classic front end!


S&W Race Cars
Item: ’55-’57 Chevy Welded Rear Frame and Suspension Package
Price: $1084.00
Contact: swracecars.com, (800) 523-3353

SW-55-Chevy-B-HalfThis S&W frame comes completely welded with 2×3 frame rails, ladder bar crossmember with ladder bar front mounts, rear shock crossmember with upper shock mounts, and panhard bar mount. It will fit under your stock floor with minor modification and retains most stock body and bumper mounts. The base package includes: Direct fit welded rear frame, 32 pro series ladder bars, shock kit, powder coated springs, and adjustable lower shock.


Trick Flow
Item: 
Twisted Wedge Track Heat 11R Cylinder Heads For Small Block Ford
Price: 
From $600.00
Contact: 
Trickflow.com, (330) 630-1555

Trick Flow’s new Twisted Wedge 11R cylinder heads have all of the unique features of the original Twisted Wedge heads—Twisted Wedge combustion chambers and valve layout, high-flow/high-velocity intake runners, and top-quality valvetrain components—plus CNC Street Ported or Competition Ported runners and fully CNC-profiled Twisted Wedge combustion chambers for increased intake and exhaust runner flow, exceptional cylinder-to-cylinder compression, and improved flow balance. Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 11R cylinder heads come with 10° valve locks and retainers, 7/16″ rocker arm studs, and 1/2″ diameter head bolt holes. 


Holiday Promotions

Edelbrock
Item: Cylinder Head Promo
Price: *By Application*
Contact: Edelbrock.com, (310) 781-2222

Consumers can receive a FREE Edelbrock limited edition 75th anniversary jacket when they purchase any new pair of Edelbrock cylinder heads, including any cylinder heads purchased as part of a Power Package Top End Kit or crate engine. The “Heads and Threads” promotion will start on December 1, 2013 and will end on January 31, 2014. For complete, promotion details and to download a redemption form, visit the official Edelbrock promotions website at www.edelbrock.com/promo. The Edelbrock 75th Anniversary Jacket is made from black polyester and cotton blend with a large embroidered 75th anniversary logo on the back and a small Edelbrock logo on the front. The polyester inner lining features various screen-printed logos from many of Edelbrock’s iconic products over the years. 


Edelbrock
Item: 
Supercharged Rebate Offer
Price: 
*By Application*
Contact: 
Edelbrock.com, (310) 781-2222

In celebration of Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary, customers can receive a $500 mail in rebate on select E-Force supercharger systems. We’re sure somebody in your life was good enough this year to deserve the gift of boost! for complete promotion details and to download a redemption form, visit the official Edelbrock promotions website at www.edelbrock.com/promo, because nobody likes getting a lump of coal!


Edelbrock
Item: 
Fits Like A Glove Promotion
Price: 
*By Application*
Contact: 
Edelbrock.com, (310) 781-2222

Get a free pair of mechanics gloves when you purchase any new intake manifold; whether it’s sold individually, with an EFI System, Power Package or even a Crate Engine. The gloves would be ideal for you or that special someone receiving a fresh, new Edelbrock product to keep hands from getting scratched or burned in those hard-to-reach areas. For complete promotion details and to download a redemption form, visit the official Edelbrock promotions website at www.edelbrock.com/promo.


K&N
Item: Various Components
Promotion: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales
Contact: knfilters.com, (800) 858-3333

air_filter_groupFor 2 days only – Black Friday & Cyber Monday – K&N is offering its best online prices of the year. Click the above link to check out our air filters, intake systems, oil filters, and much more. Unwrap the horsepower! Make someone’s holiday season bright with the gift of K&N.


Livernois Motorsports
Item: 
Apparel, Parts, and Labor
Promotion:
 Black Friday Sale
Contact: LivernoisMotorsports.com313-561-5500

Black_Friday_Banner_2.1.1.1.1From November 25 through December 2, Livernois is putting some of their most popular products and services on sale. Get a shirt, hat, window banner, and emblem for just $29.99, an induction upgrade and tuner package starting at $499.99, or an LS1 head combo starting at just $999.99. They’re also offering 10% off all custom engine and cylinder head work, and 10% off on all installed vehicle upgrades. Call or click for full details on this Black Friday deal.


Ron Francis Wiring
Promotion: Free Shipping
Contact: ronfrancis.com, (800) 292-1940

Thanksgiving_PromoFor the month of December, purchase a complete Ron Francis Wiring Kit (Access 24/7, Express, Bare Bonz, or Retro) and a set of top post or side post trunk mount battery cables (part number TP-35 or SP-35) and get free shipping on your order. A $30.95 value. Offer is good when both items are purchased at the same time, within the contiguous 48 states. UPS ground only. Offer is good December 1st through December 31st. You must call your order in and reference promo code DEC13PM.

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