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Speed Parts - January 2014

New Parts and Accessories For Your Ride!

Terminator EFI

What it is: A fuel-injection system designed for a quick swap from a carburetor.

Why you care: If you want stupid-easy fuel injection for your car, the Terminator EFI comes pre-wired with an easy-to-use main wiring harness, handheld tuner, ECU, and all the sensors needed to do the job. The 950-cfm throttle body is derived from NASCAR Sprint Cup series technology and can deliver enough fuel for as much as 600 hp. It is self-learning and will start the engine after you answer a few questions on the handheld tuner. It's available in polished aluminum or Hard Core Gray finish.

How much: $1,999.95

Learn more: Holley PerformanceProducts; Holley.com


Third-Gen Firebird Ground Effects

What it is: Replacement ground effects for third-gen ('82–'92) Pontiac Firebirds.

Why you care: These cars are getting old and so are their ground effects. These parts replicate the RPO Z20 option found on the '88 model-year Firebird and will fit any third-gen model for the same performance look.

How much: $199–$399

Learn more: Classic Industries; ClassicIndustries.com


New Carbs from Demon

What it is: Mighty Demon carbs that are configured for a supercharged blow-through setup.

Why you care: These carbs deliver the correct fuel curve using all of the tricks developed by blow-through research. This ensures not only high-rpm fuel delivery, but also idle quality and driveability for your turbocharged or supercharged engine.

How much: Around $650

Learn more: DemonCarbs.com


Camaro Re-body

What it is: A new Camaro body skeleton for '69 Camaros from Real Deal Steel (RDS).

Why you care: If you have rust in your early Camaro, it is often a lot cheaper and faster to replace the body than to cut and paste new panels. The RDS body is made from 18-gauge steel and can be purchased in several levels of completion.

How much: $12,500 (complete shell with mini tubs)

Learn more: RealDealSteel.com


Billet Shift Knobs

What it is: Umm…shift knobs made of billet.

Why you care: If you are looking for something different on the end of your shifter, take a look at these choosin's. These knobs are made from billets of aluminum and are available in brushed, black, or polished.

How much: About $30

Learn more: Lokar Performance Products; Lokar.com

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45 comments
Travis Spitzer
Travis Spitzer

In the second gen Firebirds and camaros, the Firebirds were superior in every way to the camaro. In the third gen each had an advantage over the other. The trans am was far more aerodynamic than the camaro but the camaro made 5-10 more horsepower. But the camaro was mass produced and not enough time was taken to design a more comfortable interior and the overall look of the camaro was more or less slapped together after 84'. There were over 1.2 million camaros produced between 82' and 92' and just a little over 800,000 Firebirds produced in the same amount of time. The Firebirds however were more reliable and more electronically sound. Despite sharing the same sub frame and power plants, the body's, interiors and electrical changed between the cars. As for the headlight situation, up until 86' the firebird's motors were poorly designed and prone to failure. This changed in 87' when the redesigned the motors with better components and a lower profile adjuster knob. The argument can keep going on on which is better but Pontiac took more time and effort to design their cars than Chevy. That's a fact.

Mark Garland
Mark Garland

The third gen Firebirds were clearly more aerodynamic than third gen Camaros. That's a performance advantage right out of the box.

Jose M. Diaz Jr.
Jose M. Diaz Jr.

Firebird or T/A wins in my book. I prefer the lines, the hidden headlights, and tail light treatment over the Camaro.

Ryan Mcanally
Ryan Mcanally

frebirds just look betterin those years swooping nose and tails actually yhinkit was more of a Pontiac design re engineered to chevy. but as far as production of great product both failed im choosing thin line headlights

Travis Spitzer
Travis Spitzer

The third gen bird had better lines and a more comfortable interior. The Firebirds drive smoother too.

Charles Camden
Charles Camden

not yet but i wouldnt comlain if ford did discontinue the thing.

Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis

Both are nice and basically the same vehicles....anything GM is better than ford

Hafen Andrew
Hafen Andrew

In the early years Firebird was pretty much a ripoff of the Camaro, so to make it better they put a bigger engine and better suspension. In the 80s drivetrains were pretty much identical, suspension, weight, etc, but the Firebird seemed more aerodynamic than the Camaro. I liked the look of the Camaro front end better, but I think Firebird was better. 4th gen I really couldn't tell enough of a difference to call one better than the other, except for night driving in the firebird with the headlights up.. over a certain speed you feel a difference in the firebird, so I'll give it to camaro those years.

Tim Davis
Tim Davis

Because Camaro's suck. They aways have, and they always will. That simple!

Jonathan Michael Oda
Jonathan Michael Oda

the camaro is better, why? because my headlights never got stuck down and my gauges didnt extend halfway across the dash, oh and i dont believe the firebird had a wraparound spoiler like the iroc-z did (i had one for about 8 years, currently in a 2013 camaro).

Jonathan Michael Oda
Jonathan Michael Oda

Theres so many Mustang people on here trash talking, dont they know its being outsold by the Camaro and that the 2015 mustang isnt all that impressive(even as a chevy guy i expected more from ford on the 2015 model, not very innovative over that last one).

Jeffrey Saylor
Jeffrey Saylor

I've had 3 trans am and all 3 I drove 40 miles in the snow to work they are low wide and fast little heavy but fun cars

Eric W. Smith
Eric W. Smith

looks like "rust covers", are making a comeback!

SuperDave Pisanich
SuperDave Pisanich

Camaro's and Firebird's are both 'F Bodys' and are basically the same. The Firebird was 1" lower and had gearing set up for better acceleration, other than that, they are both awesome machines and which is best is up to the opinion of the owners. I would own (and have owned ) both.

Dana R Reynolds
Dana R Reynolds

After '79 (400/4-speed), it didn't matter; they've shared the same engines ('89 20th Anniv. TA exempted) since. But before that, V8 Firebird was ALWAYS the much better package; looks, power, handling!

Galen James
Galen James

I've always liked the T/As interiors too. I had a 81 Z28. It was plain. Pontiac Grand Prix had cool dashes too.

Anthony Walch
Anthony Walch

Birds have always had better styling. Camaros, esp interiors are plainjane.

Mike Montclair
Mike Montclair

Ford has always been playing catch up blame their poor engine design and complete opposite approach on evetything they built and chevy did reply to the mustang only because ford wasn't on the corvette level yet, CATCH UP! also new mustang copying independent rear? Let me know when they catch on to magnetic suspention.

Scott Stamper
Scott Stamper

As a fella that's been to a lot of Pontiac events 3rd and 4th gens are cool but no difference than a Chevy

Jason Steeby
Jason Steeby

The Bandit never drove a camaro or mustang. Was never caught. Hmmmm......lol

Andrew Caratzas
Andrew Caratzas

Pontiacs are built to race. better engines better style.

Andrew Hershfeld
Andrew Hershfeld

maybe in the 60's and 70's, but when the Gen 3's came out they had the same engine.

Jason Steeby
Jason Steeby

Anyone remember the mustang II? Chevy stopped production before they'd stoop that low.

Andrew Hershfeld
Andrew Hershfeld

catch up? if it wasn't for Ford introducing the Mustang you wouldn't have the Camaro/Firebird.

Jason Williams
Jason Williams

Firebird in just a cheap generic version or the camaro

Dan Hendershot
Dan Hendershot

My old neighbor bought an 83 Firebird with a 305 and a 5 speed, but the brakes were shot. I told him "DO NOT sell this car, I will buy it very soon!" He traded it for a worn out pickup truck that he hated. Stupid drunk decisions.

Perez Redd
Perez Redd

Those year of the firebird was ugly. ...Kit comes to mind the Tv show Knight rider..ugh...Camaro ...then they mess them up

Jn Sn
Jn Sn

Look who bought Chevy/ GMC damn German.... N they named a Camaro SALEEN after a MUSTANG

Mark Sobolewski
Mark Sobolewski

Firebirds just always had more style. Comaros were always just one trim level away from a secretary's car.

Andrew Hershfeld
Andrew Hershfeld

only difference between a camaro and firebird is the front clip an the tail lights....other than that it's the same damn thing

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