K&N Press Release – 2013-14 Ford Focus ST Get Powerful Modification with K&N Air Intake System!

April 24th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Turbocharged… Sharp Handling… European styling… Attractive interior… Filled with technology… Hot hatchback… Made in America? Most people would say an American-made car with all those adjectives is fairy tale material, and a few years ago, they’d be right. However, today, all those phrases fit together in the powerful symphony of the 2013 and 2014 Ford Focus ST. The Focus ST is a completely new model and gives the elder statesmen of the GTI, Mazdaspeed3, and Civic Si and WRX a substantial run for the money with its turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor churning out 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Even with all this power the car still manages torque steer quite well and now, owners of this impressive little American hatchback have a guaranteed increase the horsepower and torque with the K&N 69-3518TS Typhoon air intake system.

The 69-3518TS air intake system is precision engineered to be a simple performance upgrade. The system utilizes a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube, finished in a durable powder coating, to help streamline airflow into the engine and help minimize restriction. The inlet of the 69-3518TS is fitted with the RU-4600 air filter to provide your Ford Focus ST with excellent air filtration and efficiency. This air filter is a washable, reusable, oiled cotton gauze filter that can go for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. A heat shield is also incorporated into the design of the 69-3518TS, thus helping to keep incoming air cooler.

All of these design components come together to deliver additional horsepower and torque to the wheels. On the dyno, the 69-3518TS produced an estimated gain of 7.3 horsepower at 5130 rpm and 6.9 pound-feet of torque at 3529 rpm over the factory air intake system. That’ll help make your engine sing.

The 69-3518TS performance air intake is easy to install and usually completed in 90 minutes or so using basic hand tools. It’s also backed by K&N’s industry-leading Million Mile Limited Warranty so owners can have the comfort of knowing that their air intake system is covered.

The 2013 and 2014 Ford Focus ST hit all the checkboxes for an excellent small performance car – powerful turbocharged motor, refined interior and exterior styling, sharp handling, and a price tag that won’t break the bank. It takes a true craftsman to develop a performance part that doesn’t just add power, but does so with style, and K&N did with the 69-3518TS Typhoon air intake system.

Owners of the 2013 and 2014 Ford Focus ST models with 2.0 liter engines can enjoy the added power and torque they’ll receive from K&N’s simple bolt-on air intake system 69-3518TS.

For more information on this product, please visit K&N.

KONI Press Release – New STR.T Applications For 1963-82 Corvette C2 and C3!

April 23rd, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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KONI America again answers the call for performance KONI products in its American sports car offerings with this latest introduction of the 1963- 1982 Corvette C2 and C3 KONI STR.T applications. These new applications (8050-1136 and 8050-1137) are expected to begin shipping in early May, 2014 with stocking orders being accepted immediately.

For more information on these products, please visit KONI.

AEM Press Release – Ford, Mercury and Mazda Pickup and SUV Models Save Money with Reusable AEM Air Filter!

April 22nd, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Ford Ranger, Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Mazda B-series pickups are just a few reasons why Ford has earned their reputation for making some of the best-selling pickup trucks and SUVs of all time. With multiple drivetrain options and levels of interior trim, there’s a Ranger, Explorer, Mountaineer or B-series for just about every need from grocery getting and soccer practice to towing and offroad adventures. These trucks have been solid performers for years but as with every factory vehicle, there’s always room for some improvement when it comes to power at times when you need it. Owners of select 1997-2011 Ford, Mercury and Mazda models listed below can increase performance and save money with the AEM 28-20106 OE replacement air filter.

The 28-20106 is a high quality performance upgrade that’s designed to increase horsepower. The filter is made with a durable urethane sealing lip to ensure a proper seal in the factory air box and it installs the same as the disposable air filter. The 28-20106 utilizes AEM’s Dryflow, non-woven synthetic filter media to help minimize restriction for better performance while it provides excellent filtration efficiency and engine protection.

Another benefit of the 28-20106 air filter is that it’s washable and reusable so it never has to be replaced. It can go for up to 50,000 miles before cleaning, depending on driving conditions. Since the filter doesn’t require any oil, servicing it is quite simple with AEM’s Air Filter Cleaner and step-by-step cleaning instructions. It’s also backed by AEM’s Lifetime Limited Warranty so it really is the last air filter you’ll ever need to purchase.

The 28-20106 is a simple and cost-effective performance upgrade for select Ford, Mercury or Mazda.

For more information on this product, please visit AEM.

aFe Power Press Release – New Momentum GT PRO 5R Stage-2 Si Intake System For GM Silverado/Sierra 09-13 V8 (GMT900) !

April 17th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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aFe is proud to introduce the all new Momentum sealed intake system for the 2009-2013 GM Silverado/Sierra V8 (GMT900) with electric fans. This all new Momentum intake system produced up to 13hp and 19lbs. x ft. torque and outflows the factory intake by 58%. This highly engineered intake system uses a smooth one-piece housing that keeps warm engine air out for maximum performance. The housing use a unique Patent Pending filter to housing interface that enables us to use the largest filter possible while maintaining a simple hassle-free installation. The C.A.D. designed intake tube is engineered to unleash all available horsepower and to fit perfectly. The kit comes complete will all necessary hardware. Order Now! Pro DRY S (P/N: 51-74103) or Pro 5R (P/N: 54-74103).

For more information on this product, please visit aFe.

APR Tuned Press Release – New Oil Protection System (OPS) Version 2!

April 17th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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APR is pleased to present the Oil Protection System (OPS) for the 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 1 engine. The OPS is designed to protect the engine from oil starvation, which can cause immediate, and comprehensive, engine failure.

The APR OPS is a racing inspired product backed by years of testing in the Grand-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. APR Motorsport’s 2.0 TSI racing program quickly exposed issues related to the engine’s design, leading to rapid engine failure during high lateral G loads. These situations are easily producible on the street during spirited runs on a twisty road, or taking highway onramps at high speeds. However, they are exacerbated on the track with race compound tires.

The TSI’s oil starvation problems are caused by the engine’s inability to circulate oil back to the oil pan and pickup point quickly enough during the driving situations described above. The oil level in the pan falls below the pickup point and oil pressure drops. With oil no longer providing a protective barrier between critical components, metal on metal contact occurs, wearing parts rapidly. With enough wear, massive engine failure can occur.

APR Motorsport spent a considerable amount of time researching the TSI’s oiling system to investigate traditional methods of addressing the problem. Baffling the oil pan, modifying the PCV system and enlarging the drain back ports from the cylinder head proved ineffective. Once the problem was fully understood the APR Oil Protection System (OPS) was created.

The OPS is a pressurized 2 quart external oil accumulator designed to instantly add oil into the system the moment oil pressure dips below a predefined level. The OPS slowly presses oil into the system over a period of time until pressure equalizes, and starvation is no longer an issue. The included APR auxiliary ECU interacts with the ECU on the CAN bus allowing APR’s engineers to calibrate the system to only activate when necessary. At a specific RPM, the system automatically arms. This prevents the OPS from over filling the engine while idling in the pits at the track or while stopped on the street.

Please note, the APR OPS system does not fit with the factory intake system installed. The APR Carbonio intake system is required for proper fitment.

For more information on this product, please visit APR.

Megan Racing Press Release – New Tension Rod Bushings For 03-09 Nissan 350Z/03-06 Infiniti G35!

April 16th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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New from Megan Racing are the Tension Rod Bushings for 03-09 Nissan 350z/03-06 Infiniti G35!

Factory bushings are made from rubber compound, which deteriorates over the years. OEM bushings become softer, therefore becoming less capable of resisting the forces being placed on them.

Megan Racing bushings on the other hand are 20%-30% stiffer and do not deteriorate in performance over time. The benefit of the increased stiffness will improve driver control of vehicle.

Features:

  • Fit Nissan 350Z 03-09/ Infiniti G35 03-06 Coupe or Sedan
  • 150% Harder that stock bushings
  • Made with high-strength and anti-craking rubber material
  • Rubber viscosity is around 2000KGS
  • 2 pcs/set
  • Professional installation recommended, pressed in tools required

For more information on this product, please visit Megan Racing.

K&N Press Release – 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac Trucks & SUVs Get Power Accessory on the Dark Side!

April 16th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Several 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, Avalanche and Siverado models now have a simple way of adding performance with a factory black component look. K&N has a Blackhawk Induction air intake, part 71-3058, for these vehicles that reduces air restriction for added power and torque. This simple to install air intake also fits several 2007 and 2008 GMC and Cadillac models. See below for the full list of vehicles this cold air intake will fit.

The 71-3058 was designed by K&N engineers to increase horsepower and torque by creating a more direct path for air to get to the engine than is available with a factory air box. It also will provide outstanding engine protection while it adds great engine sound and power. This system adds an estimated 10 horsepower gain at 4900 RPM and is also estimated to also add 9.4 foot-pounds of torque at 3600 RPM. All hardware necessary for installation is also included in the 71-3058. Installation of this intake system takes about 90 minutes and only requires few basic tools.

This intake system is part of K&N’s Blackhawk series and has a flat black finish on all components. It comes with a powder coated black aluminum tube, a heat shield and a cone shaped filter. The black Dryflow air filter on this system provides excellent filtration to help protect your engine from dust and debris while maintaining the signature blacked-out look of our Blackhawk Induction air intake systems. The filter is washable and reusable, and when used in normal driving conditions can go up to 100,000 miles before needing to be cleaned. The durable Dryflow synthetic media used in this filter is tough enough to withstand pressurized air and water. And of course, this intake system is covered by K&N’s Million Mile Limited Warranty.

For more information on this product, please visit K&N.

GrimmSpeed Press Release – New BRZ/FR-S Pulley Cover!

April 15th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Booya! Add a bit of style and function to your engine bay with this simple but elegant and first of it’s kind pulley cover, featuring the world famous GrimmSpeed tool tray. This cover mounts securely in place of your plastic factory covers and its asymmetric design compliments the BRZ/FR-S engine bay nicely. Available in brushed stainless steel, as well as our two standard texture DuPont™ powdercoat finishes (black and red), there’s an option for everybody.

QUICK SPECS:

  • Proudly made in the USA – Design, Materials and Fabrication
  • Laser Cut Venting – Keeps your alternator cool
  • FARO Arm Designed – We are at the leading edge of product design technology
  • MAF Harness Clip – Secures your harness well away from your pulleys
  • Integrated Tool Tray – Never forget a tool in your engine bay again!

For more information on these products, please visit GrimmSpeed.

KONI Press Release – New KONI STR.T For Ford Fiesta & Mazda2 Now Available!

April 15th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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KONI America brings improved handling performance to the compact 2010-2014 Ford Fiesta & Mazda Mazda2 with its recent introduction of the KONI STR.T entry-level performance shock absorber. The KONI STR.T application currently excludes Fiesta ST models. These parts (8750-1101L, 8750-1101R, 8050-1130) and are now in stock at KONI and ready to accept orders.

For more information on these products, please visit KONI.

MBRP Press Release – New Performance Gas Series Exhaust!

April 14th, 2014 by Ernest Lo

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Price is no excuse for not fitting your gasoline powered truck up with the best built, best looking and best performing exhaust system available anywhere. MBRP introduces its new value priced Gas Performance Series. These systems have been dyno tested and highway proven to get the very most in performance from your truck.

They are easy to install and have all of the high end features that you would expect from much more expensive kits. Most important each system is designed and crafted with the same “fits right the first time” quality that goes into everything that MBRP builds.

Features:

  • Heavy Duty Aluminized Construction
  • Welded Hangers
  • Mandrel Bent 3” Tubing for Maximum Flow and Lower EGTs
  • High Flow Muffler
  • Rich Mellow Exhaust Note
  • More Towing / Pulling Power
  • Direct Fit Bolt on Installation
  • Optional Tips Available in Mirror Polished T304 and Black Coat

For more information on these products, please visit MBRP.

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