June 11th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
The name 2013 MazdaSpeed3 is a bit of a misnomer, instead of a vehicle focused only on speed, this is a well balanced car equally concerned with safety features and touring comforts. With 4-wheel ABS, front, rear and side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks, this is clearly a family friendly ride. However, with stability and traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, and a 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering 263 ponies and 280 lb-ft of torque, this intercooled sport compact provides a healthy dose of pure adult quality adrenaline.
Adrenaline fanatics take heed, performance gains are as simple as an AEM Dryflow air filter upgrade. Without question one of the easiest automotive maintenance procedures is replacing the air filter and now when you substitute the factory paper air filter with an AEM 28-20293 reusable air filter, your engine can breathe easier and provide better performance.
AEM achieves this by combining the most successful elements of air filter technology, into an exclusive Dryflow air filter concept that never requires oil. Easy to clean and reuse, the 28-20293 performance air filter will be the last filter you’ll ever buy because it is backed by a lifetime limited warranty. This air filter add less restriction than typical paper air filters while it provides outstanding filtration. Depending on your driving conditions, AEM 28-20293 can go up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is needed. When it’s time to clean your air filter, AEM’s synthetic air filter cleaner is available to quickly dissolve dirt and allow it to be rinsed away with water. It’s that easy.
For more information on this product, please visit AEM.
June 10th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Introducing the new aFe Power MACH Force XP exhaust system for the 07-13 R56, R57 and R58 MINI Cooper S. In recent testing, this system produced 16 horsepower and 32 lbs. x ft. of torque. This exhaust system is constructed from 2.5″ brushed finish, mandrel bent, 304 stainless steel and is TIG-welded. This system uses a high flow, brushed, 304 stainless steel, single in dual out muffler which improves performance across the power band while maintaining a great tone. To finish off this system are dual aFe laser etched, 3.5″ polished 304 stainless steel tips. This exhaust uses all factory hanger locations. Note: Cutting is required and should be performed by a skilled technician.
All aFe exhaust systems are engineered and manufactured in our Corona, California manufacturing facility.
For more information on this product, please visit aFe.
May 20th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
With the main points addressed “Outstanding Performance”, “Reliability” & “Affordability”, our new ARMS Turbos gets a warm welcoming by end users. After passing all the extensive extreme testing phases, the long awaited Hyundai Genesis Coupe turbo is now here! Each component from the turbine, compressor & the center housing has all been designed to deliver the best all round balance of performance. Thsi Turbo comes complete with the special Tomei compressor housing as well as our special Forged Billet Blue Actuator. Both the Torque & Power gains characteristics were made possible from the extensive amount of R&D and testing time that we have invested with the design process. Each component was optimized, without compromise. Completely designed specifically for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe engine. Designed to deliver great performance for all kinds of conditions, Street, Track and Drift, for an all round “Fun” Performance Turbo Kit.
For more information on this product, please visit Tomei.
May 6th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Car alignment is absolutely crucial when modifying your car. Alignment can effect every aspect of your driving experience, from straight line stability, under steer, over steer, acceleration, braking and tire wear. Although stock components allow slight alignments from the stock suspension settings, they often are not able to properly align the car after the suspension has been modified. From the factory, most cars are set to have under-steer and for optimum tire wear at stock height; under-steer is often undesired from a performance standpoint and almost all performance driven applications are lowered.
Megan Racing Inc. has developed reinforced and adjustable control arms to accommodate the needs of the aggressive and performance oriented tuner. Being constructed of a Lightweight Steel-Alloy which is able to withstand the stresses of extreme competition, these arms are powder-coated with a 3-Stage process to ensure durability and protection against the elements.
These Rear Upper Camber-Arms are adjustable to fine tune your cars handling in the rear. When lowering a car, these will eliminate premature tire wear caused by the rear wheels riding upon the inside tread only.
For more information on this product, please visit Megan Racing.
May 3rd, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Lexus drivers are people that demand quality vehicles full of features and power. First introduced to the United States in 1989, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation has a well earned reputation for incorporating the highest quality materials and craftsmanship into their manufacturing process. They call this process – The Pursuit of Perfection. It is that ongoing quest for excellence that converts drivers into Lexus evangelists, blissfully spreading the word of how remarkable it is to be a Lexus owner.
Two of the most talked about Lexus models are the IS250 and IS350. Revamped in 2006, the second-generation IS250 produces 204 horsepower at 6400 rpm. While the IS350 with its 3.5-liter V6 engine and redesigned exterior, weighs in at just over 300 horsepower. Both models once more have reclaimed their position as the yardstick for measuring the entry-level luxury sedan class.
Although both sedans list impressive horsepower numbers, Lexus owners have an easy option for more power and torque. AEM, like Lexus, continues their own pursuit for precision by focusing on regaining power lost through factory intake restriction with their Electronically Tuned Intake (ETI) technology.
AEM has two air intakes for 2006-2011 Lexus IS350 models with 3.5 liter engines. Part number 41-1402C has a tube with a gunmetal gray finish and 41-1402P has a tube with a chrome-like finish. These intakes are easy to install and they will add an estimated 11 horsepower at 4400 rpm to your IS350. 2006 to 2010 Lexus IS250 models with 2.5 liter engines get a power boost of an estimated 6.6 horsepower at 5900 rpm with AEM air intake part 41-1406C (gunmetal gray finish) or part 41-1406P (chrome-like finish).
AEM achieves these significant horsepower and torque gains by supplying the engine with cooler outside air and by designing the air intake system to restrict air less than the OEM intake. AEM also uses its revolutionary and fully integrated ETI module to adjust the vehicle’s MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor electronically. The ETI module optimizes the MAF as it sees denser power gaining air being fed into the engine.
These large increases in performance are coupled with exceptional engine protection. An AEM Dryflow air filter is included with these air intakes. It allows air to flow with less restriction than a typical paper air filter while it provides outstanding filtration.
AEM Dryflow air filters are easy to clean and reuse. These performance air filter elements can perform for up to 100,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. When servicing is needed, AEM’s synthetic cleaner (part 1-1000) is used to quickly dissolve dirt then a rinse with water washes the dirt away. Once dry it is ready to use again.
AEM’s Lexus IS350 air intakes 41-1402C and 41-1402P, along with AEM’s Lexus IS250 air intakes 41-1406C and 41-1406P come with a heat shield to block hot engine air. The intakes also come with a fitting on the tube for connecting your existing PCV hose.
For more information on these products, please visit AEM.
April 26th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Legendary for its super sports-carlike handling and responsiveness, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X has the capability to carve through the tightest S-turns at speeds leaving some of its more expensive Italian competitors far behind. Backed with Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system which integrates the Active Center Differential (ACD), Active Yaw Control (AYC), Active Stability Control (ASC), and Sports ABS components, the all-wheel drive Lancer Evolution is in-short, capable of carrying a much faster pace through corners than many other vehicles on the road or track. To maintain those furious speeds through turns, a superior suspension and a serious strut bar is needed.
Worrying about a vehicle’s chassis remaining stiff at the limit is a thought in most serious driver’s minds as they test their abilities with their car. When a car is pushed hard into a turn, if unsupported, the tops of the towers can move as much as 1/8″ affecting the camber setting in an unpredictable way, which in turn makes the handling of the car somewhat unpredictable. AEM has engineered a stronger bolt-on strut bar to stabilize the tops of the struts and tie the suspension together to eliminate movement of the strut towers.
The AEM strut bar, part 29-0000, is made of a large diameter, thin walled steel tube to help maximize the strength to weight ratio. In the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, the 29-0000 strut bar is easy to install because it simply bolts to existing mounts on the firewall and the tops of the strut towers to provide excellent rigidity. AEM performance strut bars are a true racing option and a more professional alternative to many hinged or weaker strut bars on the market.
One unrealized benefit with the addition of a correctly made strut tower bar is that Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) can be reduced as well. With a vehicle like the Lancer Evo pinning you back in your seat while your tires stick like glue through a turn, a driver will appreciate the benefit of installing the AEM strut tower bar.
For more information on this product, please visit AEM.
April 24th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Skunk2’s all-aluminum, full-size Alpha Series Radiators for the ’06-’11 Civic are direct-fit upgrades designed to dramatically increase both cooling efficiency and engine performance. Alpha Series Radiators are manufactured from lightweight and durable aluminum, feature 100-percent brazed cores, and include polished end tanks with Skunk2’s signature Alpha logo embossed along each side. Each Alpha Series Radiator features a dual-core design, high-efficiency fins for maximum cooling capabilities, and includes a genuine Skunk2 Radiator Cap for maximum performance and a premium appearance. Each Alpha Series Radiator also includes provisions for the OEM cooling fan and larger 1.25-inch inlets and outlets, which makes it ideal for most engine swaps that utilize larger radiator hoses.
Skunk2’s commitment to producing high-quality components means that each Alpha Series Radiator meets or exceeds original equipment manufacturer standards, that each radiator may be installed without modification to the vehicle, and is compatible with OEM hoses, cooling fans, and shrouds. (Note: Some engine swap applications may require custom radiator hoses and/or cooling fans.)
Skunk2’s Alpha Series Radiators are the perfect addition to any high-performance vehicle and are designed for the street, the track, or even OEM replacement purposes. Alpha Series Radiators are built to withstand harsh elements as well as against years of under-hood heat cycling. Each Alpha Series Radiator adheres to strict quality control standards and careful packaging, resulting in tubes and fins capable of optimal flow and efficient heat transfer.
For more information on this product, please visit Skunk2.
April 22nd, 2013 by Ernest Lo
New from MBRP is the Filter Back & Turbo Down Pipe Combo for the 2007-2010 Chev/GMC 2500/3500 Duramax 6.6L!
For more information on this product, please visit MBRP.
April 19th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
APR’s RSC™ Technology is now available for the MK6 GLI in our newest RSC™ or Reflective Sound Cancellation allows for maximum exhaust gas flow while completely eliminating unwanted in cabin sound resonance known as “drone.” RSC™ incorporates innovative technologies developed in conjunction with NASA. With limited use of packing materials and no baffles, RSC™ allows for a completely straight and free flowing exhaust path throughout the RSC™ mufflers. Reflective Cancellation bounces the undesirable sound waves into each other to attenuate the wave and completely eliminate the low frequency tones that create drone. Each RSC™ muffler is tuned to eliminate specific, undesirable sound frequencies allowing only the engine’s true and desirable exhaust note to be heard and improving performance.
APR’s design specifications and manufacturing requirements result in a 3″ mandrel bend stainless steel performance exhaust system with minimal bends unmatched by any other. RSC™ technology ensures the maximum possible performance increases from any performance exhaust system while maintaining refined and unobtrusive sound inside the cabin.
For more information on this product, please visit APR.
April 12th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
OEM intercooler setups are not designed to handle the higher levels of boost that result from modifying your turbocharged vehicle. Tested on the highest horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the world, the 500hp-capable Mishimoto intercooler with piping kit is designed as an ideal upgrade for the 2.0L turbo 2010-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe intercooler.
The Mishimoto intercooler reduces intake temperatures and increases overall cooling efficiency, resulting in a safe increase in horsepower. Unlike most other aftermarket intercooler kits available, modifications to the front bumper and removal of the crash bar are not necessary, since our kit retains the OEM fitment of these parts.
Included in this comprehensive kit is a powder-coated silver or black bar-and-plate style J-Line intercooler, a complete set of aluminum charge piping, along with all t-bolt clamps and silicone couplers needed for direct bolt-on installation. The Mishimoto Hyundai Genesis Coupe Intercooler and Piping Kit will fit with the OEM radiator, as well as the Mishimoto Hyundai Genesis Aluminum Radiator.
For more information on this product, please visit Mishimoto.