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 8th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Development testing has just been completed on adjustable KONI Sport struts and shocks for the North American spec. 2011-2013 Fiat 500 and Fiat 500 Abarth. The rear shocks 8040-1398SPORT are shared with the European version 500 and are now available for ordering. The front struts specific to the North American cars are projected to be available in Fall 2013. The yellow KONI Sports, even at their softest setting, make the fun little Fiat much more responsive and sporty, all while maintaining a very good street ride quality. Want more aggressive, go-kart-like handling? Just turn the KONI adjuster knob.
for more information on this product, please visit Koni.
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.
May 3rd, 2013 by Ernest Lo
A simple 5 minute install for less than $300 gains you over 40HP! The aFe Power SCORCHER Module is designed to alter the pressure sensor signals to increase boost to an optimum level throughout the entire RPM range. The result is increased performance and improved throttle response across a broad power band as well as reduced turbo lag. In recent testing these modules produced up to 47 horsepower and up to 57 lbs. x ft. of torque.
Direct Plug In Power:
This simple and safe plug and play module adds instant power by altering pressure sensor signals to increase boost to an optimum level throughout the entire RPM range.
Blue L.E.D. Power light:
This module comes with a built-in blue L.E.D. light to show your module is powered up and functioning correctly.
High Precision and Reliability:
Scorcher modules are 100% tested, have output protection on all signals and are built to a 0.1% tolerance on components in critical areas. Signal filtering is used for a smooth response. These modules work great on vehicles in stock trim but are optimized to maximum performance with use of aFe Power performance parts (intakes, filters, exhaust, etc.).
High Quality Materials:
aFe Scorcher modules use OE style “all weather” connectors which require no modification to your factory harness, providing a secure factory-style fit and hassle-free installation. The housing is constructed of aluminum with a hard coat black anodized finish and uses Automotive grade TXL wire with high heat and chemical resistance. Scorcher Modules come with a 2-year limited warranty.
*Legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used upon highway.
For more information on this product, please visit aFe.
May 2nd, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Have you ever wondered what a 3-door, no wait, a 4-door hatchback back from one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in the world would look like? Well look no further than the sporty 2012 and 2013 Hyundai Veloster with 1.6 liter engine. You can’t help but smile while looking at the grill that just grins right back at you. From its sporty design to its functional layout, the Hyundai Veloster is an all-around well designed hatchback. Its peppy 1.6 liter, 138 horsepower motor gives it enough get up and go to make driving fun on the highway or through some nice twisty roads. But with nearly every vehicle owner, more power is always nice. K&N agrees and that is why they offer Hyundai Veloster owners a simple fix: a high performance air intake system 69-5304TS.
K&N 69-5304TS air intake system is designed around three basic premises; ease of installation, quality of materials and, and of course more horsepower. Veloster owners can rejoice in knowing that K&N’s intake system is made from durable aluminum tubing with a just-as-durable Silver powder coated finish. The 69-5304TS was designed to reduce air restriction using Computational Fluid Dynamics software. It has been dyno tested to establish an estimated increase of horsepower. With an estimated jump of 6.4 horsepower at 6400 RPM and 5.4 lb.-ft. of torque at 4200 RPM, K&N’s performance intake 69-5304TS breathes new life into the Veloster’s 1.6 liter motor.
The 69-5304TS performance air intake system uses the factory mounting points so no modifications to the Hyundai Veloster is needed. Simply remove the stock, restrictive intake system and install K&N’s high performance air intake system following the easy to read installation instructions. K&N’s Hyundai Veloster air intake provides a connection on the tube for the factory crankcase vent hose and uses a heat shield so cooler outside air enters the engine.
A washable and reusable performance air filter (part RU-4600) comes ready to install and provides excellent filtration while allowing plenty of air to flow into the starving motor. Good for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning, depending on driving conditions, K&N’s RU-4600 performance air filter is a tough act to beat! But what if your driving conditions are much dirtier than normal? K&N has the solution to this problem also, with the optional 22-8036PK air filter wrap. K&N 22-8036PK PreCharger filter wrap helps extend the service life of the filter by capturing and blocking larger dirt particles while adding minimal restriction to the air flow into the filter. It’s a win-win combination!
The best part about K&N air intake 69-5304TS, besides the horsepower increase, is that the whole high performance intake system is backed by K&N’s industry leading Million Mile Limited Warranty. In other words, this is the last air intake system your Hyundai Veloster will ever need.
For more information on this product, please visit K&N.
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 25th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Being regarded highly as a top light duty truck manufacturer, Ford has brought new life to the market by offering one of the widest selections of high performing models on the 1/2 ton market. This includes the 6.2 liter option of 2011 and 2012 Ford F150 trucks. Packing a punch with its impressive tow capabilities and throttle response, the 6.2 liter models offer power to drivers looking for a strong 1/2 ton. A near 7 second 0-60 time just wasn’t good enough for the team at K&N, so they designed the 63-2584 Aircharger performance air intake system.
The 63-2584 air intake is an easy to install, bolt-on system, designed to replace the restrictive factory air box and filter. Engineered with a custom rotomolded polyethylene intake tube, large conical cotton air filter (part number RC-5173), and a powder coated heat shield, designed to insulate the filter from ambient engine heat, the 63-2584 offers a number of special features that can improve engine performance and provide excellent filtration. When dyno tested, the 63-2584 air intake boosted performance by an estimated 27 horsepower at 5347rpm and 16.9 lbft torque at 3578rpm. More horsepower and torque are never something to go amiss, especially when under heavy load.
The included RC-5173 washable and reusable air filter offers excellent filtration and engine protection. It can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed, depending on your driving conditions.
The 63-2584 air intake system is also backed with K&N’s world famous million mile limited warranty giving you peace of mind. Serving as a perfect upgrade and way to improve engine performance and throttle response, the 63-2584 air intake from K&N is guaranteed to increase horsepower.
For more information on this product, please visit K&N.
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 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.