K&N Press Release – More Than 12 Extra Horsepower for 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 3.5-liter V6 Models!

August 21st, 2014 by Ernest Lo


Lexus was first introduced in 1989 as the luxury oriented division of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Lexus models, such as the 2013 and 2014 GS 350, benefit from Toyota engineering, and build quality but are very different from Toyota vehicles on the road. The 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 is equipped with a 306 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and transfers that power to the rear wheels. Rear wheel drive, and a performance V6 differentiates the GS350 from anything offered by Toyota and slots the GS in the mid-luxury class with other cars such as the BMW 5-series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

With features like rear wheel drive, 306 horsepower, massive brakes, and staggered 19” wheels, the 2013-2014 Lexus GS 350 is more than just luxurious; it is also a performance-sedan. K&N realizes that the typical GS 350 owner is not only interested in touch-screen navigation, but also enjoys the rush of acceleration and the growl emitted by a performance-oriented engine. This is why K&N Filters has released the new air intake system, number 69-8704TP, for the 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 with a 3.5L V6 engine. The 69-8704TP Typhoon Air Intake System is precision-engineered to provide a guaranteed increase in horsepower, better acceleration, and improved engine sound for the GS 350.

The 69-8704TP performance air intake system is a little different from the average cold air intake system. K&N engineers chose to retain the use of the 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 stock air box when designing the 69-8704TP performance air intake system. The GS 350 is a highly sophisticated engine, and retaining the use of the stock air box had several engineering benefits. Retaining the stock air box allowed K&N engineers to increase performance while keeping inlet air temperatures, and air / fuel ratios within factory specifications. Utilizing the stock air box maintains the use of the factory cold air inlet near the front wheel, allowed K&N engineers to retain all factory air intake connections, as well as leaving all the stock emissions control equipment in place.

Testing revealed that the factory maze of air intake ducting was a significant source of restriction in the stock air inlet system. Included in performance air intake system 69-8704TP is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube which helps to overcome the restriction found in the stock air ducting, allowing the Lexus GS 350 3.5-liter engine to breathe easier. Restriction isn’t the only trouble with the stock air intake as it also creates turbulence in the incoming air. The mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube used in 69-8704TP has a smooth and consistent internal circumference for reduced airflow turbulence. To complement the under hood appearance of the 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 the intake tube is protected with a durable chrome-like finish that will look great for years to come without the need for polishing.

K&N high-flow air filters provide less restriction than typical paper air filters, and because of this K&N air filter, number 33-2452, is able to diminish restriction inherent to using a stock air filter. K&N Air Filter 33-2452 is designed with our famous high-flow cotton gauze filter media to help increase airflow while also providing outstanding engine protection. 33-2452 is washable and reusable and can even go up to 50,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions.

All of the design features of the 69-8704TP performance air intake system work together to deliver increased horsepower, torque, and improved acceleration. On the dyno, 69-8704TP produced an estimated additional 12.57 horsepower at 5,498 rpm and 13.62 pound-feet of torque at 4,376 rpm over the stock system. Additional horsepower and torque can come in handy when merging onto a highway, or a spirited drive on a winding mountain road. An added benefit of a K&N intake system is the improved engine sound that will complement the already pulse raising exhaust note of the 3.5-liter engine found in the GS 350.

The 69-8704TP performance air intake system is an excellent upgrade for your 2013 and 2014 Lexus GS 350 with a 3.5L V6 engine. With simple to follow instructions and no need to make any other modifications to the vehicle, you’ll be on the road in 90 minutes, or less, with more horsepower under your right foot. If all that weren’t enough, K&N backs the 69-8704TP with the industry-leading K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty. Whether it’s taking your sporty Lexus GS 350 to the next level of performance or adding some get up and go to the family luxury sedan, K&N has what you’re looking for with the 69-8704TP Typhoon air intake system.

For more information on this product, check out K&N.

KONI Press Release – New KONI Sport Full Strut Arrivals for Scion, Subaru & Fiat 500!

August 21st, 2014 by Ernest Lo


The highly anticipated KONI Sport complete full front struts for 2012-2014 Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ (p/n 8741-1560LSPORT & 8741-1560RSPORT) and the 2011-2014 Fiat 500 (p/n 8741-1566LSPORT & 8741-1566RSPORT) are now in stock and ready to ship. The current Scion/Subaru front cut-a-strut insert (p/n 8641-1559SPORT) will be phased out over time and replaced by the full struts. The rear shock (p/n 8041-1416SPORT) continue to match with either front KONI Sport option.

For more information on these products, check out KONI.

Blackworks Racing Press Release – All New Billet B-series Coil-On-Plug Adapter Plate Available Now!

August 20th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


Blackworks Racing Coil On Plug Adapter is an integral part of any B-Series build. This coil on plug adaptor plate allows for the installation of either the K-Series or S2000 coil on plugs onto a B-Series motor. The Blackworks Racing Coil Plate is currently being used on some of the top racers in the industry!

  • No more having to modify your aftermarket coil plate. This is a drop and go!
  • 6061-T6 (solutionized and artificially aged), pre-tempered aircraft grade aluminum
  • Hard Anodized Finish
  • Laser Engraved BWR logo
  • Available in all our anodized colors

For more information on these products, check out BWR.

AEM Press Release – 2011-14 Ford F150 EcoBoost V6 Makes More Power with AEM Air Intake System!

August 20th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


The Ford Motor Company developed a line of smaller twin-turbo powered engines in the quest for more power and greater fuel efficiency. Beginning with the 2011 model year, Ford transplanted the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 into the legendary F150 half-ton pickup truck line. This engine was previously found in front wheel drive applications such as the Ford Taurus, and Ford Explorer. The F150 was the first rear wheel drive implementation of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. F150 power output for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is greatly increased over the Taurus or Explorer engines and rivals that of a V8 engine. In fact, the F150 EcoBoost is estimated to make 5 more horsepower and 40 lb-ft more torque than the renowned 5.0 V8.

A truck engine this advanced deserves an equally cutting-edge air intake system from AEM Induction Systems. The AEM 21-8126DS Brute Force Air Intake System utilizes a rotational-molded polyethylene enclosed air box and intake tube to reduce restriction and increase airflow to the engine. The enclosed air box helps to maintain near ambient inlet air temperature by retaining the use of the stock cold air inlet. Additionally, a second cold air source from behind the headlight was incorporated into the design of 21-8126DS. Both laboratory and road testing were completed to ensure the AEM Air Intake System will increase performance while staying within factory operating specifications. In addition to simply increasing horsepower, lowering restriction and increasing airflow will also reduce turbo lag and help the EcoBoost twin-turbos to spool up quicker. This in turn improves acceleration and drivability.

An added benefit of the enclosed air box used in AEM Air Intake System 21-8126DS is that the air filter is shielded from debris and water encountered in on-road as well as off-road environments. Plus AEM incorporates a Filter Minder into the design of 21-8126DS, which allows the user to visually monitor air filter maintenance intervals without opening the air box. Because the stock coolant reservoir is built into the restrictive stock air box a new coolant reservoir is provided with AEM 21-8126DS.

At the heart of AEM Air Intake System 21-8126DS is the relatively large and rugged AEM Dryflow Air filter, number 21-2288DK. This over-sized washable and reusable air filter is designed with AEM Dryflow synthetic air filter media. This special filtering media exhibits a three-dimensional property which allows us to achieve high airflow and low restriction without compromising high filtration levels or dirt holding capacity. AEM Dryflow air filters are simple to clean using air filter cleaner part number 1-1000 and do not require the use of oil.

All of the design features of the AEM 21-8126DS Air Intake System are tuned to improve horsepower and torque delivery in the most used RPM range. On the dyno, 21-8126DS demonstrates power gains throughout the RPM range with the largest gain of an estimated 14 additional horsepower coming on at 5,800 RPM. Possibly more impressive is the new torque curve shown in dyno testing. A peak estimated torque gain of 15 pound-feet comes on at a commonly used 3,300 RPM.

The AEM 21-8126DS Air Intake System is an excellent performance upgrade for your 2011 to 2014 Ford F150 equipped with the EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. This is a complete air intake system including all the necessary hardware and step by step installation instructions. To provide peace of mind, AEM Induction Systems stands behind its products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

For more information on this product, check out AEM.

DeatschWerks Press Release – New In-Line Fuel Pump!

August 19th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


We are excited to officially release the newest member of our world renowned fuel pump line, the DW350iL. This High Flow, 350 liter per hour fuel pump is the company’s first externally mounted in-line fuel pump, expanding its line to continue as one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

The DW350iL is the highest flowing pump that DeatschWerks has offered to date. Flowing 350 LPH @ 40psi and over 300 LPH at 70psi, it can support over 750hp. Utilizing roller-vane technology allows a flatter flow curve, which means more flow at higher pressures – a must for turbo and supercharged applications.

Along with higher flow rates, the DW350iL comes with -8 AN ORB female fittings on the inlet and outlet to easily incorporate larger fuel lines, an anodized aluminum body, two t-bolt mounting brackets with rubber isolators, and rubber boots to protect the power terminals.

The DW350iL has been engineered to fit Bosch 044 surge tanks, which provide reserve fueling capacity and dual pump capability – important in many high power motorsport applications.

For more information on this product, check out DeatschWerks.

aFe Power Press Release – New 2009-13 GM Silverado/Sierra 1500 V8-(GMT900) Shorty Headers, Performance Y-Pipe & Comb0 Package!

August 19th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


aFe is proud to introduce all new exhaust products for 2009-2013 GM Silverado/Sierra 1500 and SUV’s (GMT900) with V8 engines. aFe now offers performance Twisted Steel Headers, a high-flowing Mach Force XP Y-pipe and a combo-pack for value and added performance. When combined, the system in testing added an extra 21 horse power and 26 lbs. x ft. torque confirmed by our in house dyno. The performance short-tube headers are constructed of 1-5/8″ 16 gauge mandrel-bent tubing for strength and durability. A 4-to-1 formed collector is used on the header to decrease turbulence and increase exhaust velocity for maximum performance. This massive torque monster y-pipe utilizes high-flow 49 State Legal catalytic convertors which keep the system a true bolt-on package free of check engine lights. The high-flowing y-pipe is designed using a mitered merge collector with 3″ to 3-1/2″ tubing transition for optimum flow, the results are added horse power and torque. These systems are designed to fit in the stock location incorporating 02 sensor locations with all necessary hardware for a hassle-free installation. Order Now! aFe’s Twisted Steel Headers (P/N: 48-44001); Mach Force XP Y-pipe (P/N: 49-44050); or combine and save with aFe’s performance packages- Headers & Y-pipe with catalytic converters package (P/N: 45-00102). NOTE: The Twisted Steel headers also fit GM Silverado/Sierra 1500 and SUV’s with V8 engines from 2002-2008.

For more information on these products, check out aFe Power.

APR Tuned Press Release – New Valve Spring System!

August 18th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


APR is pleased to present the APR Valve Spring System.

The APR Valve Spring System is a high performance, lightweight upgrade designed to increase valve control and eradicate valve float common on many applications. APR’s design specifications called for a valve spring, retainer and spring seat combination that doesn’t overpower and snap the OEM valves or erode the aluminum spring seat, while still maintaining exceptional valve control. The result is an advanced design that’s 28% lighter yet 20% stiffer than the high performance OEM Golf R setup and is proven to eliminate the OEM valve train’s weakest link. We call it Performance Without Compromise!

Key Points:

  • Increase valve train control
  • 71% weight reduction over OEM Golf R retainers
  • 19% weight reduction over OEM Golf R springs
  • 20% stiffness increase over OEM Golf R springs
  • Eradicates TSI K04 “valve float” issues
  • Supports higher revving applications
  • Weight saving beehive spring design
  • ASTM A877A OTSC round wire steel springs
  • 6AL4V American titanium retainers
  • 4140 heat-treated chrome molly steel spring seats with black oxide coating
  • 29 grams per spring
  • 2 grams per retainer
  • Compatible with OEM valves
  • Spring seats included to protects against aluminum erosion in the head

For more information on these products, check out APR.

ST Suspension Press Release – New ST- XTA Coilovers for 2015+ VW Golf VII GTI!

August 18th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


ST Suspensions announces their ST-XTA performance coilover for 2015+ VW Golf VII GTI without DCC (Dynamic Damper Control).

ST Suspensions XTA coilovers provides the enthusiast the ability to customize the ride height and handling characteristics of their vehicle. Enthusiasts are able to lower their vehicle, adjust rebound dampening and change camber angles via adjustable top mounts.

The front and rear of their vehicle axle can be lower from 15-45mm on the front axle and 20-50mm on the rear axle, yet retain enough travel to handle maximum load and dynamic loads during driving. ST-XTA coilover provides rebound adjustable dampening allowing a customizable ride quality and performance. High quality adjustable top mounts provide the option to change camber angles of the front wheel/tire.

Important characteristics such as safety, quality and performance are all taken into consideration with each ST Suspensions coilover design. Each vehicle application is specifically designed and engineered for a proper range of motion, min/max weight loads and min/max lowering. All these requirements are met while retaining its performance handling characteristics. Each ST Suspensions coilover is constructed of zinc plated threaded strut housings and utilize a compression bumpstop with integrated dust boot for additional ride comfort and long term durability.

All ST Suspensions coilovers pass stringent German TUV safety and quality testing standards. Each kit is TUV approved.

For more information on this product, check out ST Suspensions.

Brandmotion Press Release – New Integrated Wireless Charging for Phones in 2011-14 Toyota Camry!

August 15th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


This Brandmotion Toyota Camry Qi Wireless Charging Kit (part number: FDMC-1240) is designed to seamlessly integrate with your 2011-2014.5 Camry’s center console.

Charging your phone has never been easier. FreedomCharge uses the wireless charging standard, Qi, to keep your phone going without the hassle of plugging it in. This type of charging has taken off with use in homes, but not until recently have you been able to get this convenient and easy to use technology in your vehicle.

It works by using inductive charging technology to allow your smartphone to charge without connecting a charger. No longer will you have to search for your charger and orient it the correct way just to plug in your phone. Add a new level of convenience to your car and keep your eyes on the road, instead of fumbling with a tangled mess of cords.

For more information on this product, check out Brandmotion.

Injen Press Release – New SES1330 Cat Back Exhaust For 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata / Kia Optima 2.0L Turbo!

August 15th, 2014 by Ernest Lo


New from Injen is the SES1330 Cat Back Exhaust for the 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata / Kia Optima 2.0L Turbo 4cyl.

Key Features:

  • 3″ cat back w/ dual 60mm mufflers
  • Straight flow through stainless steel/Injen embossed mufflers
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • 4.5″ resonated tips with rolled edges
  • Stainless steel hangers
  • Easy to install
  • Great sound and performance

For more information on this product, check out Injen.

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