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On The Dyno: LMR-Tuned Pontiac Trans Am

Even at idle this 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 sounds nasty. And at wide-open-throttle, well, you know…

It’s been reworked by the fellas at Late Model Racecraft, and in this video we see it put down nearly 500 horsepower to the rear wheels. With ported heads and a more aggressive cam this Trans Am makes exactly 486.75 horsepower, to be exact, and it has nearly just as much torque with 461.45 ft-lb. This may not be the most horsepower the internet has ever seen, but it should be enough to get the best of a brand-new Camaro SS. In a straight line, that is.

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Hot Rod Network Launches New Website

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HOT ROD Network and HOT ROD Magazine announced today the launch of their new network website at www.HOTROD.com. The new website brings a fresh user experience to the keystone brand’s 34-million visitors, enabling both readers and content creators to share the HOT ROD culture. The HOT ROD Network garnered 171-million page views in 2015, and trends show that growth will continue into 2016.

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Vibrant Performance Introduces New HD Clamp

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The Next Generation Flexible Connector
The new HD Clamp from Vibrant Performance is the work of many years of testing and performance of their VanJen clamp. The high-strength, anodized billet aluminum clamp is a true showpiece with even greater race capacity! You can easily retrofit and upgrade from existing VanJen clamps to the new HD Clamp. The Heavy-Duty clamp you’ve been waiting for is here.

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Mark Williams Introduces New Pinion Support for 9″ Ford

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Mark Williams Enterprises introduces a new series of DUAL Angular Contact Ball / Ball Bearing Pinion Support Assemblies for 9″ Ford Thirdmembers. The new dual angular contact bearings reduce friction and increase RPM capacity. All assemblies are factory pre-load set to simplify the installation. These M-W exclusive bearings make pre-load adjustments easy for field service by allowing the removal of the front race.

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