Talking Performance with Painless

By John M. Arnaud

When the candy apple red Camaro pulled into our parking lot last week, we knew Painless Performance had arrived. Company President Adrian Murray and National Sales Manager Derek Love came into town to talk shop, marketing, and the promotion of their exciting new Trail Rocker product line.

This year Painless celebrated its 25th anniversary in the aftermarket industry. The company boasts the number-one-selling chassis harness in addition to a variety of fuel injection management systems and other electrical components. Long known for excellence in the classic car and truck sectors, the company is moving into new territory with the Trail Rocker for Jeep, an in-dash power center that allows off-road adventurers to control up to eight accessories from the safety of a waterproof housing.

Painless Performance Visits Performance Corner
Painless Performance Visits Performance Corner

This week of all weeks, Performance Corner is grateful to count Painless Performance as a valued partner. Thanks for coming down to see us…and here’s to an exciting 2016!

To plug into the latest products from Painless Performance, visit your local Performance Corner retailer. You can find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are an aftermarket accessories retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Performance Corner network, please join us today!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

K&N (71-2545): Blackhawk Induction Air Intake System

The K&N 71-2545 Blackhawk Induction Air Intake System for the 2011-2016 Challenger/Charger/300 6.4L is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air intake system that is guaranteed to gain power. It replaces your vehicle’s restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing. This low-restriction system allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than it would from the stock air intake. More air means more power and acceleration. This product comes with black components including a K&N high-flow air filter and heat shield. The tube features an attractive, textured, black powder-coated finish and an engraved K&N plate welded on–creating a clean, high-performance look under the hood. The intake tube accommodates the factory air temperature sensor and crank case vent hose. The oversized cone-shaped air filter is made from an oil-free synthetic filter medium that can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed, depending on driving conditions. This air intake is relatively easy to install, usually only 90 minutes or less using existing factory mounting points and commonly available tools.

Note: Cannot be sold in California and not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

K&N 71-2545
K&N 71-2545

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Putco: DayLiner SwitchBack LED Accent Lighting

Putco’s SwitchBack LED DayLiners feature high-power COB (chip on board) LEDs embedded into CNC-trimmed aluminum for an attractive accent day or night. Plus, they features Putco’s new channel light style!

Using your vehicle’s daytime running light and turn signal switches, SwitchBack DayLiners are application specific and affix to your headlamps via preapplied 3M automotive tape.

Each kit includes 5′ of wire and scotch lock clips for easy wiring into your daytime running lamps or low-beam light assembly.

Made in the USA and also available in black.

Putco 290150T
Putco 290150T

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Superchips: Flashpaq F5

The all-new Flashpaq F5 performance tuner from Superchips uses an updated, easy-to-use graphic interface; a high-resolution color screen; scan features; and tuning levels to achieve more power per dollar than any other tuner on the market. Available for Ford (PN 1845), Chevy/GMC (PN 2845), Dodge/Ram/Chrysler (PN 3845), California Edition (PN 4845), and Jeep (1998-2014 JK: PN 3874 & 2015 JK: PN 3876).

Features:

  • High-definition, 2.8″ color screen
  • Redesigned graphic interface for improved user experience
  • Increased memory with faster processor for improved tuning and updating
  • Performance tuning for Economy, Towing, Daily Driving, and Extreme Tuning
  • Eliminates downshifting when climbing hills
  • Speedometer correction for changes in tire size and gear ratio
  • Adjusts speed and rev limiters
  • Tuning for shift points, shift firmness, and TQ management
  • Internet updatable with all-new software via USB
  • Active fuel-management control
  • Vehicle parameter-monitoring capabilities
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Compatible with other performance upgrades
  • 2-year powertrain warranty
    Superchips Flashpaq F5
    Superchips Flashpaq F5

    Superchips Flashpaq Jeep F5
    Superchips Flashpaq Jeep F5

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Auto Meter (1202): American Muscle 5-Piece Gauge Set

Auto Meter’s 1202 American Muscle 5-piece Gauge Set features black-accented, spun-aluminum faces with chrome bezels that will give your street rod or muscle car that classic look.

The fastest-growing series in the Auto Meter line, American Muscle dominates the dashboard with styling ripped straight from Detroit steel and powered by the best in modern internals and technology. When night falls, our cutting-edge, hi-def LED lighting proves that great form is defined by dedication to function.

The kit includes a speedometer, water temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and voltmeter. All senders included where applicable.

Auto Meter 1202
Auto Meter 1202

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NSF1 Project Jeep Part 9: Rightline Gear

NSF1 is a project Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being built as a joint venture between two giants in the automotive aftermarket—Total Truck Centers and Performance Corner—to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. This video series will highlight the installation, features, and benefits of products donated by sponsoring program manufacturers.

In this video, we take a closer look at the following from Rightline Gear:

Jeep Storage Bag (100J72)

Roll Bar Storage Bag (100J70)

Auto Duffle Bag (100J76)

Follow the NSF1 project on:

Facebook: Facebook.com/NSF1Jeep
Twitter: Twitter.com/PerformanceJeep #NSF1

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.