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Speed Secrets: Making 1000hp From a 408 Stroker!

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If you’ve been overlooking the little thing that go into modifying an engine, you’re missing the change to make big power. It’s true, it’s easy to make big power with big displacement combined with boost, but it’s not the time to overlook the supporting mods – things like fuel injectors, coil packs, and the camshaft, so let’s look at the ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Ford 302 Nitrous Distribution!

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It’s time to work with the experts over at ZEX for another test, and you know what that means – nitrous! If you’ve ever wondered if the nitrous being sprayed into a 5.0L is evenly distributed, this will answer your questions. Of course nitrous works, but how well is it distributed on a long runner intake installed on a 5.0-liter ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Chevy Big Block Boost to 900+ HP

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Does it get any better than a boosted Big Block? It’s hard to imagine anything better! On this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with COMP Cams to find out how to get the best results out of a Big Block engine that’s destined to get boost. For this test of junkyard, boosted Big Block Chevys, a gen-six 454 ... Read More »

FAST® Temp Sensor & Converter Kits

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Memphis, TN – The FAST® Temp Sensor & Converter Kits provide a simple and cost effective way to measure any air or fluid temperature and then convert to a universal 0-5V output, perfect for any data logger or engine ECU. Designed around the widely available GM-style Intake Air and Fluid Temperature Sensors, the FAST® Air Temp Sensor & Converter Kit ... Read More »

FAST® XFI Sportsman™ Fuel Injection Kit for GM LS Applications

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Memphis, TN – The FAST™ XFI Sportsman™ Fuel Injection Kit for GM LS Applications is a fully software-tunable EFI system designed for LS engines. Featuring the XFI Sportsman™ ECU, this kit provides total flexibility in tuning and monitoring engine fueling, acceleration fuel, timing and air/fuel targets. While offering PC based, on-the-fly tuning, the system also provides a self-tuning strategy that ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Why Build a 5.3L Stroker?

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Can a junkyard 5.3-liter engine be transformed into a fire breathing 383 cubic inch stroker engine? It can if you have the right combo! Working with the experts at COMP Cams, the Speed Secrets crew manages to accomplish just that. The 5.3-liter engine has become a very popular choice for builds and swaps, and for good reason – these engines ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: COMP Cams LS Rocker Arms Explained!

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The rocker arms are often the most neglected part of an LS engine. That’s not to say that the factory LS rockers aren’t pretty good, they are a good design, but yours probably still need to be upgraded. Working with the experts at COMP Cams, we learn exactly why, and what COMP has to upgrade those rockers to. There are ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: How Much Power Do You Get From Heads/Cam/Intake on an LS1?

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Speed Secrets, COMP Cams, FAST, and RHS team up on this test to see how much horsepower you can get out of 5.7-liter LS1 when you upgrade the heads, camshaft, and intake manifold. Truth be told, this combination of upgrades can be applied to an LS engine to get similar results you will soon see from the test. From the ... Read More »

COMP Cam’s Dream Team Reacts to Freak Accident That Devours Build

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If you have been watching Season 2 of Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout, you know the season was riddled with the usual twists and drama that goes with the competitive nature of the show.  This season it wasn’t the show that got all of the attention.  It was the real life trailer fire that devoured the COMP Cams Dream Team ... Read More »

$10K Drag Shootout 2 Episode 6: Scramble & the Finish

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Midwest Mayhem eats popcorn as the other three teams scramble to get their cars tuned on the dyno and ready for the race. Transmission issues plague Team Bigun and Enemies Everywhere as the clock ticks down. How much power will the big-block nitrous combo make compared to its turbo’d LS competitors? Will they all even make it? Read More »