Feed Your Late Model Muscle Car the Air It Needs and Regear your GM Truck

One of the simplest upgrades you can make on your late model muscle car is installing a new intake. Even if you’re new to the car enthusiast life or someone who’s done this forever, you know that an intake can net you some extra ponies with little effort.

If you own a 4-wheel drive GM truck or SUV and added bigger wheels, tires, or a heavy lift kit, its current gearing configuration may not be the ideal setup. Fortunately, that can be fixed.

Feed Your Late Muscle Muscle Car All the Air It Wants

K&N Cold Air Intake | Summit Racing

If you have some basic tools around and an hour to spare, you should use the opportunity to install a K&N Cold Air Intake and feed your late model Charger/Challenger, Camaro, or Mustang the cold, dense, power-building air it needs. K&N guarantees its intakes flow up to 50 percent more air for dyno-proven power increases. One example provided by Summit Racing found that a 2014 Mustang GT with a 57 Series FIPK intake increased 10 horsepower and 16.2-pound-feet of torque to its rear wheels. That’s quite a power boost for an hour of your time.

How to Regear Your 4-Wheel Drive GM Truck

Motive Gear Ring and Pinion Set | Summit Racing

Have you added bigger wheels, tires, or a heavy lift kit to your GM pickup or SUV? If so, it often requires a new set of ring and pinion gears to restore its performance. Although it’s a big job, getting a complete kit for both axles will take some of the sting out of it.

For example, Motive Gear makes a complete front and rear differential kit that comes with ring and pinion gears plus bearing kits with high-quality Timken bearings. You’ll also get some nice gears. All Motive Gear ring and pinion sets are made using a state-of-the-art manufacturing process that delivers unmatched reliability. Motive Gear also has an in-house quality control lab that continuously checks gear sets for strength, tolerance, and hardness.

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