If you want to fire up your engine with a lightweight starter that provides impressive cranking power, don't go past CARiD. On our website we showcase various performance starters from standard ones for hot rods to compact ones for tight spaces. Looking for high-torque starters for racing? We have them all. The starters we offer are manufactured by world-renowned companies so you can rest assured you get the best in quality, reliability and style. Check out our selection of top-notch starters in a range of finishes, including chrome, black, silver, and more.

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      # sp33830
      StarTek Starter by B&M®. Looking to replace your old starter? The new StarTek Starter is designed to provide high torque and power in a wide range of demanding applications. With 4.5:1 reduction gears coupled to a high power 300...
      Billet aluminum mounting flange4 Position indexing for optimum position in tight clearance applications
      $203.18 - $291.98
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      # sp21198
      Mini Denso Starter by Big End Performance®. Fits all Chrysler small and big block, V8 engines with automatic and manual transmissions. Delivers 180 ft. lbs. of torque. 4.4:1 gear reduction ratio. No clock-positioning.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $174.87
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      # sp29864
      Mini Starter by Big End Performance®. Weight: 10.5 lbs., Amp Draw: 80 to 90. Solenoid housings sealed with O-rings for added protection. Full ball bearing construction for lasting performance. Billet aluminum adapters with 4...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $172.11 - $206.54
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      # sp14709
      Protorque Extreme Starter by CVR Performance®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Designed for large cubic inch, high compression and high horsepower engines. Features 3.5 HP, oversized gears and clutch assembly....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $348.50 - $351.43
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      # sp14710
      Protorque Maximum Starter by CVR Performance®. Starter Mounting Pattern: Staggered. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by CVR Performance features premium...
      Unique Aluminum Housing helps to eliminate hot start problemsSealed with Rubber O-Rings and Grommets
      $260.65 - $270.90
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      # sp14711
      Protorque Starter by CVR Performance®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Unique Aluminum Housing helps to eliminate hot start problems. Sealed with Rubber O-Rings and Grommets. Easily Replaceable Plunger and...
      Unique Aluminum Housing helps to eliminate hot start problemsSealed with Rubber O-Rings and Grommets
      $190.26 - $233.69
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      # sp28749
      Protorque Ultra Starter by CVR Performance®. Ford and GM units all interchange by changing the drive-end mounting plates. This gives the ability to convert a GM unit to a Ford unit. With over 25 years of manufacturing under our...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $245.12 - $268.85
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      # sp14784
      Mini Starter by Chevrolet Performance®.Large flywheels are 14 in diameter and have 168 teeth on the starter ring gear. Small-diameter flywheels are 12.750 in diameter, with 153 teeth on the ring gear. This difference in flywheel...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $252.51
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      # sp14696
      DynaForce Starter by MSD®. 164 Tooth. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to...
      Gear reduction of 4.4:1 improves torque for great crankingThree horsepower motor provides power for high compression engines
      $279.95 - $398.95
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      # sp105134
      Gear Reduction Starter by Mean Green®. The Mean Green Gear Reduction Starter is the answer to all of your starter problems. The Mean Green Starter provides 100% more torque than an overweight stock starter. With a 4.4 to 1 gear...
      Superior DesignEasy Installation
      $289.43 - $400.25
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      # sp14760
      MasterTorque Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. MasterTorque-Excellent choice for mild race or high performance street applications where heat soak is the main concern.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $197.63 - $233.22
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      # sp14755
      Hi-Torque Retro Style Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $152.88 - $263.61
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      # sp14764
      PowerMAX Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Cast Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for...
      Clears most headersPermanent magnet for high efficiency
      $164.14 - $266.17
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      # sp14763
      PowerMax Plus Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $139.90 - $290.89
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      # sp14769
      Ultra Duty Diesel Starter by Powermaster®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Encapsulated solenoid assembly260 ft. lbs. total
      $242.77 - $329.34
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      # sp14770
      Ultra High Speed Torque Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than...
      Perfect for any Engine Requiring Higher than normal Cranking SpeedIdeal for Blown Alcohol Engines and Engines with Magnetos
      $327.20 - $362.56
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      # sp14771
      Ultra Torque Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Powermaster features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Hard Core Racers ask for it by Name!Designed & Made in our U.S.A. Factory
      $278.25 - $389.59
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      # sp14772
      XS Torque Starter by Powermaster®. 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. The choice for highly modified engines or where heat soak or space limitation is a concern (street rods or street machines with close header...
      InfiCLOCK Design for 360 degree rotationClears most oil pans and headers
      $242.35 - $410.15
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      # sp14779
      High-Torque Starter by Proform®. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium quality materials this Proform product provides efficient...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $136.43 - $200.50
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      # sp33821
      Officially Licensed GM High-Torque Starter by Proform®. With Billet Aluminum Mount. Gear Reduction Type. For Use with Oil Pan Clearance. GM Licensed Product. Sold Each. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then...
      Officially Licensed GM ProductsCarefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicle
      $217.77
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      # sp33826
      Five Position Indexing Starter by Speed FX®. Excellent choice for mild race or high performance street applications where heat soak is the main concern. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Speed FX features...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $206.40 - $208.49
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      # sp33827
      High Torque Starter by Speed FX®. 4.4:1 Gear Reduction Ratio, 158 or 163 Tooth Count. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Speed FX features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $200.08 - $206.40
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      # sp33828
      Mini Starter by Speed FX®. 3.7:1 Gear Reduction Ratio, 153 or 168 Tooth Count. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Speed FX features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $144.15 - $237.99
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      # sp29219
      Extreme Racing Starter by TCI®. Extreme Racing Starter by TCI®, 1 Piece. For drag racing and applications where a smaller and lightweight starter is desired, TCI® offers the finest quality racing starter available on the...
      Full ball bearing construction means less internal friction & more torque transferred to the engine; Heavy duty pinion bearingBalanced armature encapsulated in high-temperature epoxy resist heat & vibration
      $282.59
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      # sp29220
      Permanent Magnet Racing Starter by TCI®. Permanent Magnet Racing Starter by TCI®, 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. For drag racing and applications where a smaller and lightweight starter is desired, TCI®...
      Full ball bearing construction means less internal friction & more torque transferred to the engine; Heavy duty pinion bearingBalanced armature encapsulated in high-temperature epoxy resist heat & vibration
      $205.89
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      # sp29221
      Racing Starter by TCI®. Racing Starter by TCI®, 1 Piece. Mounting Block made from Billet Aluminum. For drag racing and applications where a smaller and lightweight starter is desired, TCI® offers the finest quality...
      Full ball bearing construction means less internal friction & more torque transferred to the engine; Heavy duty pinion bearingBalanced armature encapsulated in high-temperature epoxy resist heat & vibration
      $250.60
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      # sp15809
      Severe Duty Super Starter by Tilton®. Powerful 3.0 HP motor and gear reduction provides High torque to start large, High compression engines. Heavy Duty solenoid reliably handles 16 volts Precision machined components are held to...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $382.50 - $467.50
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      # sp29243
      Full Size Starter by Tuff Stuff Performance®. Tuff Stuff starters are hand made from premium quality new components - not remanufactured - and are quality built in USA. Most Gear Reduction style starters, which are considerably...
      Offset MountHeat Treated Shaft
      $116.60 - $186.85
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      # sp29244
      Gear Reduction Starter by Tuff Stuff Performance®. Tuff Stuff starters are hand made from premium quality new components - not remanufactured - and are quality built in USA. Most Gear Reduction style starters, which are...
      Designed For High Horsepower And High Compression EnginesLighter And Smaller Than OE Starters
      +1
      $119.54 - $240.90
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      # sp33840
      Starter Shim by Brinn®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Brinn features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $6.41
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      # sp92414
      Starter Index Plate by Ford Performance®. Starter Index Plate by Ford Performance®, 1 Piece. Metal plate that goes between the block and the transmission bellhousing. The starter index plate positions the starter to ensure proper...
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $50.57 - $72.71
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      # sp15813
      Starter Motor Heat Shield by Mr. Gasket®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Mr. Gasket features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Prevents headers or stock exhaust systems from baking the starter motorTriple-chrome finish
      $28.34
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      # sp29238
      Replacement Starter Drive Mounting Block by Tilton®. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium quality materials this Tilton product...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $38.25 - $80.75
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      # sp29239
      Starter Shim Kit by Tilton®. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium quality materials this Tilton product provides efficient...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $6.80 - $10.20
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      # sp92412
      Hi Torque Mini Starter by Ford Performance®. Small diameter mini-starter great for additional header clearance. Weighs approximately 5 lbs. less than pre-1989 production starters, yet provides more cranking power. Comes with...
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $276.45 - $317.46
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      # sp83150
      100 Series High-Torque Starter by Meziere Enterprises®. The Meziere 100 Series starters provide torque and spin speed characteristics that far surpass most gear reduction starters. Although they do not have their in-house drive...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $344.79
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      # sp83151
      300 Series High-Torque Starter by Meziere Enterprises®. The Meziere 300 Series starters are designed with a slim profile. They provide torque and spin speed characteristics that far surpass most gear reduction starters. They use...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $525.15
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      # sp83152
      400 Series High-Torque Starter by Meziere Enterprises®. The Meziere 400 Series starters are the benchmark for performance racing engines. Their proprietary drive, revolutionary pinion support and robust solenoid activation make...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $525.15 - $578.19
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      # sp83153
      500 Series High-Torque Starter by Meziere Enterprises®. The Meziere 500 Series starters are the latest development from their talented team. They contain all of the features you expect from us including their proprietary drive,...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $525.15
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      # sp92977
      Starter Locking Bolt Kit by Stage 8®. Thread Pitch: 3/8"-16. Package: 2 Points. Stage 8 manufacturers the World's Best Active Mechanical Locking systems. Stage 8 locking fastener solutions are fail-safe when used and installed as...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $12.35
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      # mpn2851282394
      Stator Support Bushing by Merchant Automotive®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Merchant Automotive features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $21.07
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      # mpn474701920
      Universal Chrome Hitachi Starter by Big End Performance®. Chrome mini starter has a 1.9 HP Hitachi-style motor, 90 amp draw, 3.7:1 gear ratio, full ball bearings, and the power to crank over engines with up to 12.1 compression....
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $206.54
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      # mpn474701942
      Universal Permanent Magnetic Starter by Big End Performance®. Utilizes reliable permanent magnetic coaxial tech. 1.4KW motor, 6:1 Ratio. 30% lighter than a typical mini-starter its size. Fits all small blocks, big blocks and 90º...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $124.84
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      # 144925231
      Universal Pro Mini Hitachi Style Starter by Big End Performance®. 100% new, manufactured by Hitachi. Higher torque power for up to 18:1 compression. 1" longer armature, 2.68 horsepower with 2.0 KW motor and 3.75:1 gear reduction....
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $192.77
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      # 180704584
      Universal Severe Duty Super Starter by Tilton®. Tilton's new 40000-Series Severe Duty Super Starter has been engineered to be the best Super Starter to date. An evolution of the venerable 20000-Series Super Starters, the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $488.75
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      # mpn358953844
      Universal Replacement Starter Switch by ARC®. 1 Piece. SPST (Off) (Momentary on) 20 Amp. Auto-Rod carries a wide range of state-of-the-art controls and car wiring solutions for the street rod and race car alike.
      $42.69
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      # mpn474701962
      Universal Starter Solenoid Relocation Kit by Big End Performance®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $34.05
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      # mpn474701977
      Universal Weather Pack Starter Kit by Big End Performance®. Weather pack Starter kits include 101 pieces and have enough components to make 13 connections. Starter kit includes enough pieces to do two 4-pin, three 2-pin, four...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $64.80
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      # mpn358735205
      Universal Replacement Pinion Gear by CSR Performance®. Replacement Pinion Gear for #100- 107 Starter. 9 Tooth Pinion.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $31.49
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      # mpn358594673
      Universal Ultra 47™ Starter Shield by Design Engineering®. 1 Piece. Heat Shield Wrap made from Reflective mylar. Designed for severe duty use, our new Ultra 47™ offers the highest level of protection. Constructed of two layers...
      24"L x 7"W sizeHook & loop fastening system
      $76.72
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      # mpn358594686
      Universal Versa-Shield by Design Engineering®. 1 Piece. 7" x 24". Versa-Shield was designed to protect starters from potential failure caused by under hood heat soak conditions. Constructed using an aluminized heat reflective...
      Withstands 500°F of direct heat/2000° radiantEdges attach to itself with hook & loop closure design
      $31.68
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      # 207948305
      Universal HP Starter Shield by Heatshield®. HP Starter Shield™ prevents starter failure caused by excessive heat exposure. Using an HP Starter Shield™ also protects the solenoid and starter from starter heat lock. Quality...
      Prevents starter heat soak so you are not strandedEasy installation, starter removal is not necessary
      $39.80 - $78.99
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      # 207948987
      Universal Lava Starter Motor Heat Shield by Heatshield®. Heatshield Products Lava Starter Shield™ is specially engineered to protect the engine starter and starter solenoids from damaging heat. These components are mounted in the...
      Protects starter motor and solenoid from damaging heatPatented Heatshield thermal barrier technology withstands constant temps up to 1200F and short-term exposure to 2000F
      $51.61 - $54.49
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      # mpn1431782
      Universal APS Gear Clutch Assembly by MSD®. APS Gear Clutch Assembly. Replacement For Part # 5090, 5095, 5096. USA Built. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $95.67
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      # mpn1431781
      Universal External Starter Relay by MSD®. Current: 65 Amps. Voltage: 12V. Watercraft. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $62.37
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      # mpn358580010
      Universal Heavy Duty Starter Solenoid by QuickCar Racing®. This QuickCar Starter Solenoid is a Ford style and has a black finish. This Ford-style solenoid is perfect for use with high torque racing starters. The flat base eases...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $19.95
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      # 109456354
      Universal Jumper Wire by QuickCar Racing®. Starter jumper wire is used when a remote solenoid is also being used. Wire jumps power from the solenoid to the starter when starter is engaged. Choose from wires with spade or ring style...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $4.95
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      # mpn1348197
      Universal Starter Heat Shield by Spectre Performance®. Color: Unfinished. Material Used: Stainless Steel. Maximum Diameter: 5.5 mm. Minimum Diameter: 2.25 mm. Package Quantity: 1. Includes: 1 Heat Shield. Rooted in racing, Spectre...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $24.79
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      # mpn2111273
      Universal Reflective Heat Shield Blanket by Taylor Cable®. Size: 14" x 20". 0.25" Ceramic Pad Interior. Heavy Foil Outside. Taylor Cable’s Hyperfiber fabric will revolutionize the racing car fabrication process. Simply form the...
      $56.38
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      # mpn362820120
      Universal Starter Heat Shield by Thermo-Tec®. 1 Piece. Heat Shield Wrap made from Reflective mylar. The Starter Heat Shield is a universal kit that fits all starters and does includes (2) 24" Snap-Straps for ease of installation....
      Designed to provide the ultimate in heat protectionTested to deliver exceptional quality
      $32.24




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    It's a common fact that high-power engines require more durable and efficient components than the models straight from the factory. However, the starter is often overlooked, and engine builders use OE starters for high-compression motors. Such original equipment components do the job only for vehicles with minor modifications while a performance engine with tight clearance requires the starter built specifically for the application. We offer high-torque starters that are brand new and built according to the highest standards to withstand the rigors of all forms of motorsports.

    Whether your car is speeding down the drag strip or tearing the track, installing a high-torque starter is something that will add to your winning performance while getting rid of those extra pounds in front of your car. Most OE starters generate a large amount of torque, but at low timing on fuel-injected motors. That is why, they are not able to deal with high-compression engines, which can lead to kickback or even starter failure. For the applications where the starter from the stock is not an option, go with CARiD. We will help you find the right performance starter for your vehicle that will provide reliable, long-lasting performance and handle anything you throw its way.

    Engine builders, racers and enthusiasts who are looking for starters for their big-cube engines, will find them here. Patented compact designs, the highest grade materials, and state-of-the-art technologies – all this means that we have the greatest starters built tough from inside out. Do you experience any issues starting your high-compression engine or do you simply want a performance upgrade? Among our broad range of high output, lightweight and reliable starters, everyone will find the starter suited to their individual requirements. Choose performance starting and charging products in our store from the brands you trust all at guaranteed budget-friendly prices.

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