aFe Press Release – Down-Pipe & Axle-Back Exhaust System for 2015 BMW M3/M4

November 21st, 2014 by Matt Gold

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aFe Power introduces all new MACH Force-XP down-pipe back and axle back exhaust systems for the 2015 BMW M3/M4 (F80/82) with L6-3.0L (tt) engine. These systems are constructed from 100% TIG-welded, 2-1/2″ mandrel bent, 304 stainless steel tubing for maximum flow. In testing, the down-pipe back exhaust system produced a max gain of +15 horsepower and +27 ft. lbs. of torque verified by our in house dyno. These systems incorporate dual high flow transverse mufflers to absorb high pitch tones producing a powerful sound and unleashing all available horsepower and torque. These systems are then finished off with quad 3-1/2” 304 stainless steel polished or carbon fiber tips with laser-etched aFe Power badging. All systems include all necessary hardware and use OE mounting locations with no modifications necessary for a simple hassle-free installation.

Check out aFe Power for more info!

DeatschWerks Press Release – New Subaru Top Feed Upgrade and Conversion Fuel Rail Kits with Injectors!

November 21st, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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The first of many expansions into the fueling accessories market to complement DeatschWerk‘s diverse fuel delivery products are two innovative rail-injector kits for the Subaru WRX, STi, and other EJ20 and EJ25 Subaru engines. The new kits come in 2 styles: Upgrade Kit and Conversion Kit.

The Upgrade Kit is for applications that already utilize top feed injectors. This kit eliminates the poorly designed OE rails that allow cylinder-to-cylinder pressure variances. The DeatschWerks kit includes injectors and rails that are engineered to work together and provide consistent fuel supply over a wide range of flow rates and pressures.

The Conversion Kit is for applications that utilize side feed injectors. This kit, in addition to supplying a consistent fuel supply, allows the customer to run top feed injectors that are less expensive, tune better, and are available in many more flow rate options.

Both the Upgrade Kit and the Conversion Kit include injectors ranging from 750cc to 2200cc and are engineered as a system where the injectors, rails, and mounting hardware all work together to integrate flawlessly into the existing OE manifold and mounting points. In addition, both systems are fully anodized for e85 compatibility; feature large bore -6AN fittings; and include everything needed for a drop-in fitment.

Top Feed Fuel Rail Features

  • Kits Include Fuel Rails, Injectors and All Hardware
  • Injector Flow Rates From 750cc- 2200cc
  • Hard Anodized for E85 Use
  • -6 AN In and Out
  • Starting at $579

For more information on this product, check out DeatschWerks.

Takeda Press Release – Retain Stage 2 Air Intake System for 2012-2014 Ford Focus ST

November 20th, 2014 by Matt Gold

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Takeda is proud to introduce the all new Takeda Retain Stage 2 air intake system for 2012-2014 Ford Focus ST with the L4-2.0L turbo EcoBoost engine. In our testing, this Stage 2 intake resulted in +14 horsepower and 15 lbs. x ft. of torque max gain and outflowed the factory intake by 35%. This highly engineered system features a one-piece, durable 18-gauge, powder-coated heat-shield and a large two piece mandrel bent, wrinkle-black powder-coated aluminum intake tube. The high flow performance air filter uses a unique (patent-pending) flange retention design that allows the filter to be securely mounted to the heat shield without any hardware. The kit comes complete with all necessary hardware for a hassle-free installation.

AEM Press Release – Performance Strut Bar Upgrades 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L Handling!

November 20th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Most car or truck enthusiasts picture a cold air intake system when they hear the name AEM. AEM Induction Systems has made great headway and built its reputation on cold air intakes, but since 1987 Advanced Engine Management (AEM) has been in the business of improving performance. More power is only one aspect of the driving equation. Being able to properly control engine power while cornering in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter is crucial to solving the performance driving formula.

When a car equipped with a McPherson Strut suspension system, like the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L is being driven through a turn there is inherent flex in the strut towers and chassis. It’s not uncommon to experience as much as 1/8” of shift in the strut towers during hard cornering. This flex can result in unpredictable handling of the car. An effectively designed performance strut bar will transmit the load incurred by shifting weight between the two strut towers and reduce the effects of chassis flex.

Unfortunately, many of the aftermarket strut tower braces available have a hinged design and therefore offer little support to the strut towers. An effective performance strut bar, like those from AEM, must be rigid throughout its length. Additionally, many of the strut tower braces on the market could interfere with performance upgrades such as a cold air intake system. This is where AEM Induction Systems factors part number 29-0008 performance strut bar for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter into the equation.

An AEM performance strut bar is an excellent bolt on solution for strut tower flex in the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L. An AEM performance strut bar is constructed using thin wall mild steel tubing for a good strength to weight ratio. They are built with a rigid design to effectively tie the two strut towers together. Best of all, AEM designed the 29-0008 performance strut bar with an AEM cold air intake system in mind. An AEM 29-0008 performance strut bar will not interfere with the AEM cold air intake system for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter.

The AEM performance strut bar 29-0008 is designed as a bolt on chassis upgrade for the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L and includes OE quality hardware as needed. The 29-0008 performance strut bar will work with the factory intake system and is guaranteed to work with an AEM Cold Air Intake System. As with an AEM cold air intake system, an AEM performance strut bar is designed to last for the life of your vehicle. Constructed in the U.S.A with high quality mild steel, and protected with a durable gunmetal gray powdercoat finish, AEM warrants that its performance strut bar for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter will last for the life of your sport compact coupe.

For more information on this product, check out AEM.

Megan Racing Press Release – New Rear Trailing Arms for BMW F30/F31/F34/F22!

November 19th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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A well-balanced machine that is designed for the street but is formidable at the race track as well was still designed conservatively. But for those who push the limits and take every ounce of potential from their vehicles, the stock power and handling needs the ability to be fine tuned to perfection.

Megan Racing has developed our Trailing Arms for the BMW. Constructed of a Lightweight yet strong Steel-Alloy, they are perfectly suited for competition purposes that can withstand the extremes of track-driving while still being suitable for the daily driver.

These trailing arms allow the adjustment of Caster in the rear wheels which can drastically effect the responsiveness of the car during hard cornering or drifting. The Pillow ball ends replace the OEM soft-rubber bushings which absorb too much energy that is then wasted… the result is a more direct feel with no energy lost in the suspension system.

For more information on this product, check out Megan Racing.

K&N Press Release – K&N Offers Universal Electric Fuel Pumps in Four Different Styles for Gas & Diesel!

November 18th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Traditionally fuel pumps were mechanical and driven by the rotation of the engine itself. A diaphragm inside the mechanical pump created suction drawing fuel from the tank to the carburetor. The action of the mechanical fuel pump is similar to that of a piston moving inside an engine. Over time, or due to heat, the diaphragm can leak or fail completely. This can cause drivability issues, or in the case of complete pump failure, a vehicle that will not run.

As cars moved from carburetors to fuel injection, mechanical fuel pumps were replaced by electric fuel pumps due to the higher fuel pressures required by fuel injection. An electric fuel pump has several advantages over a mechanical fuel pump even for carbureted applications. An electric fuel pump doesn’t rely on the speed of the engine to move fuel. This results in even, steady, fuel pressure throughout the system. Also, because a mechanical fuel pump is bolted to the engine block and exposed to high temperatures this can cause fuel to vaporize. Because a mechanical fuel pump is designed to move liquids, it cannot move a gas resulting in vapor lock. A properly installed electric fuel pump will virtually eliminate the possibility of vapor lock.

K&N electric fuel pumps take electric pump advantages to a higher level. State of the art sealed electronics are contained in the corrosion resistant composite case housing. K&N electronic fuel pumps do not have bearings, electrical contacts, or diaphragms to wear out or fatigue. They are performance rated for 6,000 hours and can last four to five times longer than many other electric fuel pumps. The entire unit is light weight at only 18 ounces and compact, measuring just 3 inches. Installation is simple using two included bolts, and the two color coded wires makes getting 12V power to the pump stress-free. K&N electric pumps are self-priming and self-regulating eliminating the need for a separate fuel pressure regulator.

K&N electric fuel pumps are available in four variations depending on the fuel pressure needs of different engine applications. K&N Fuel Pump 81-0400 is rated at 1.0-2.0 PSI, or 15 gallons per hour. This pump is best suited for small engine applications, such as generators, power equipment, or motorcycle and ATV use. Fuel Pump 81-0401 is rated at 1.5-4.0 PSI/25 GPH and will work well with carbureted four and six-cylinder automotive applications. Part number 81-0402 has a 4.0-7.0 PSI/32 GPH rating. 81-0402 is ideal for typical gasoline V8 powered car and truck use. K&N Fuel Pump 81-0403 is being called a diesel fuel pump because of the higher fuel pressure needs of diesel engines. 81-0403 is rated at 7.0-10.0 PSI/34 GPH. Both 81-0400 and 81-0403 have an internal check valve to help keep the fuel system primed when powered off. This is critical in diesel or powersports applications.

All four pumps are compatible with gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, E85, blended alcohol, and fuel additives. K&N electric fuel pumps can be used on all carburetor equipped engines as well as a lift pump for diesel fuel injection systems. Each pump includes a disposable fuel filter which threads into the pump’s inlet, and a 1/8” NPT threaded hose barb fitting for the outlet. The included fuel filter and hose barb will work with 3/8” fuel line, or can be swapped out for different diameter hose fittings, sold separately. Fuel pumps 81-0401 and 84-0402 can be placed up to 12” above the fuel tank. 81-0400 can be placed up to 24” above the fuel tank, and the diesel electric fuel pump, number 81-0403, can be located 50” above the fuel tank.

K&N electric fuel pumps are manufactured in the U.S.A and are backed by a 5 year warranty. K&N has thousands of universal and custom performance parts or use the vehicle specific search tool to find parts specifically designed for your car, truck, motorcycle or even industrial equipment.

For more information on these products, check out K&N.

PERRIN Press Release – Top Feed Fuel Rail Kit

November 18th, 2014 by Matt Gold

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The PERRIN High-Flow Fuel rails are designed to deliver large amounts of fuel equally to each cylinder. Consumers running big horsepower that require large injectors will notice the car runs smoother and is more powerful and tuners can safely push the engine closer to the edge.

HIGH-FLOW & -6 FITTINGS
PERRIN High-Flow Fuel Rails incorporate large inside diameter channels for maximum fuel flow. This allows for cars to run 800 WHP without inconsistent fuel flow to each cylinder. We include custom made -6 barbed fittings with O-rings to ensure a proper connection to the hose. These fittings are removable allowing for easy customization of aftermarket fuel lines.

EQUAL LENGTH
The equal flowing nature of PERRIN fuel rails allow your high powered Subaru to make more power, safer. A must have for any car looking to exceed 400 horsepower.

PERRIN High-Flow Fuel Rails split incoming fuel for equal fuel distribution, pressure, and more consistent air fuel ratio between all cylinders. The stock fuel rails route the fuel through the engine bay sequentially providing each injector with fuel. In modified Subarus, this drastically reduces fuel delivery to the last injector in line.

COMPLETE KIT
The PERRIN fuel rails and distribution block are precision CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminum. Each -6 Barbed Fitting is removable from the rails and distribution block allowing for easy customization of aftermarket fuel lines.

PHENOLIC SPACERS
All PERRIN High-Flow Fuel Rails come with built-in phenolic spacers. The spacers fitted to fuel rails and junction blocks sit between these and the engine, insulating it from heat. This keeps fuel closer to its normal ambient temperature. In contrast, without these spacers, you can see fuel temperatures rise far more than 30 degrees above ambient.

HOSE
PERRIN fuel rails feature large 3/8” inside diameter fuel injection hose which provides higher flow rate than competitive systems. This hose is large enough to support 800+ WHP. Included hose is a DOT approved, rubber fuel injection hose with proper liners for zero emissions. A byproduct of the hose being constructed of rubber is that it helps dampen the fuel against pressure waves and, in turn, creates a smoother and more constant fuel pressure.

FLEXGUARD COVER
PERRIN flexguard is a high abrasion strength and heat resistant woven ballistic nylon that helps protects your hose from wearing during vehicle operation. Designed for use in applications up to 260 degrees F continuous and treated with heat and flame resistant coating. This is a style of hose cover that is used on race cars around the world.

OETIKER CLAMPS
PERRIN High-Flow Fuel Rails include stainless steel lined Oetiker clamps. Oetiker clamps have a secure fit since there are no gaps in the band which creates a better seal; their clamping mechanism will not loosen over time like traditional worm drive clamps. They are also much easier to install with one squeeze of the Oetiker crimping tool.

aFe Press Release – Magnum FORCE Stage 2 XP Air Intake System for 2015 Ford F-150

November 17th, 2014 by Matt Gold

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aFe is proud to introduce the Stage 2 XP air intake system for the 2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost with the V6-3.5L (tt) engine. In our testing, this Intake System outflowed the factory intake by 67%. This highly engineered system features a one-piece, durable 18-gauge, powder-coated top mounted heat-shield and dual mandrel bent, wrinkle-black powder-coated aluminum intake tubes with H-pipe. The H-pipe balance tube equalizes the pressure within the intake tubes. This kit includes two large, 7” tall 360 degree conical air filters that use 100% polyurethane frames for durability and withstands multiple cleaning cycles. The kit comes complete with all necessary hardware. This kit also fits the V6-2.7L (tt) EcoBoost engine. Also available for this intake system, is a high quality vacuum formed Intake System Cover upgrade.

For more info, check out aFe Power!

Magnaflow Press Release – Chevy Cruze Gets New Cat-Back Exhaust

November 17th, 2014 by Matt Gold

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Magnaflow is proud to release a NEW Cat-Back for the 2011-15 Chevy Cruze 1.4L/1.5L in either single or dual outlet configurations. Stainless Steel 2.25 inch piping mated to 5x8x14 inch mufflers with 3.5 inch polished tips makes this the premier exhaust for your Cruze.

COBB Tuning Press Release – Evolution X Turbo Inlet Hose

November 14th, 2014 by Matt Gold

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The COBB 3″ Turbo Inlet Hose for the Mitsubishi Evolution X is constructed using four ply steel reinforced silicone, eliminating the issue of hose collapse that other inlet pipes suffer while under suction at peak demand. While the steel reinforcement provides excellent stability, the silicone allows adequate torsional flex, allowing engine movement on the OEM engine mounts under hard acceleration without risk of separation. Available in COBB Blue or Stealth Black, this system uses all factory fittings and clamps.

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