Voodoo13 Press Release – New Rear Lateral Link Set For 04-07 WRX STI

May 5th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Voodoo13 04-07 Subaru WRX STI lateral links are designed and engineered for increased handling and response over the factory arms by increasing rigidity and reducing deflection. Precision CNC machined body from high strength aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum coated in MIL-A-8625 Type III Hard Anodize, CNC’d chromoly hardened steel adjuster, and stainless steel CNC’d machined spacers are used to ensure they will withstand abuse from street cars and track cars.  Our placement of the 4140 heat treated steel dual adjusters and female rod ends make for quick and easy adjustment.

We use QA1 XM Chromoly Steel heim joints that are heat treated for strength and durability. The spherical rod end is self-sealing and self-lubricated because of their Nylon/PTFE injection molded race that keeps out dirt and debris.

Features:

  • Camber, toe, and track width adjustment
  • Camber adjustment range +2.5° -1.5°
  • Toe adjustment range ±2°
  • Track width adjustment range ±1″
  • Energy Suspension bushings used in the rear arms
  • 6061-T6 aluminum construction is extremely strong and lightweight

For more information on this set of lateral links, check out Voodoo13.

AEM Press Release – Renesis 13B Powered 2004-2011Mazda RX-8 Gets More Power with an AEM Cold Air Intake

May 4th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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The Mazda RX-8 is a unique blend of sports car and sports coupe powered by the love-it-or-hate-it Wankel rotary engine. With perfect 50/50 weight distribution, over 200 horsepower on tap and room for 4 adults, there’s a lot to love about the RX-8. Rotary engines have fallen out of style in recent years but there’s a lot to love about them as well; namely a lightweight, compact package with smooth power delivery and a fun to rev 9000 RPM redline. These engines produce impressive power for their small 1.3 liter displacement and with an AEM cold air intake system; you can unleash even more Wankel-fueled fun with a guaranteed increase in horsepower.

The AEM 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 cold air intake system will fit the Mazda RX-8 models listed below and is available in four colors: a chrome-like finish (21-485P), charcoal grey (21-485C), blue (21-485B) and red (21-485R). Air first enters the AEM CAI through an oversized AEM 21-2109DK Dryflow air filter positioned behind the bumper cover near the passenger wheel well to help reduce intake air temperatures and increase horsepower.

Like other AEM Dryflow air filters, the Mazda RX-8 CAI filter is washable and reusable and can go for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. Best of all, it requires no oil so cleaning the filter is incredibly simple. The incoming air continues its journey through a series of gradually expanding aluminum intake tubes which accommodate all required factory connections to ensure proper functionality and factory sensor readings.

AEM cold air intakes are engineered to outperform, and the increased performance of the AEM 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 cold air intake has been proven on the dyno. A 2004 Mazda RX-8 equipped with the 21-485 cold air intake produced an estimated additional 8.4 horsepower at 7300 RPM over stock. This power gain was measured at the rear wheels.

The AEM 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 cold air intake is a well-engineered performance upgrade with a factory-like fit and finish. AEM cold air intakes are backed by AEM’s Lifetime Limited Warranty. Also, the AEM 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 CAI is street legal in all 50 states, no matter which color you choose, and has been granted CARB EO number D-670-21.

Whether your RX-8 is a daily driver or weekend warrior, enjoy some additional Wankel-fueled fun with a guaranteed increase in horsepower from an AEM 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 1.3L R2 cold air intake system.

For more information on these intake systems, check out AEM.

Injen Press Release – All New FR-S Evolution Ram Air Intake Available Now

May 2nd, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Injen Technology’s all NEW Evolution cold air intake for the 2012-16 Scion FR-S / Subaru BR-Z produced impressive results during recent testing.  All Injen Evolution intakes are constructed out of durable Roto-Molded polyethylene for maximum air flow and great style. This intake features a RAM AIR Scoop that introduces forced air into the intake.  It also uses a large 360 degree high flow SuperNano-Web dry air filter for maximum flow and easy convenience. The SuperNano-Web dry air filter requires no oil and cleaning is fast and easy.  Injen cold air intakes come complete with all tubing, filters, couplers and hardware for one of the easiest installations available.

For more information on this intake system, check out Injen.

Mishimoto Press Release – Now in Stock: 300ZX Silicone Rad Hoses

April 29th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Mishimoto Nissan 300ZX silicone Turbo Induction Hoses are made with a dual layer combining high grade silicone and heat-resistant embedded fibers to provide efficient heat reduction and increased pressure tolerance. Mishimoto 300ZX turbo hoses are a direct OEM replacement fit. Perfect for your Nissan.

For more information on these turbo induction hoses, check out Mishimoto.

Auto Meter Press Release – New BEX Battery Extenders

April 28th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Peace of mind doesn’t have to cost a fortune. When you’re ready to go for a cruise, there is nothing more frustrating than having a dead battery. Auto Meter has your back with their all new BEX Series Battery Extenders. Starting at around $40, the BEX-1500 and BEX-3000 are fully automated smart chargers which keep your electrical system in peak condition and are compatible with nearly all battery types (including AGM).

Features

  • Compatible with all Lead Acid Batteries: Standard (Flooded), AGM or Gel Cell
  • Parasitic Drain Protection
  • Fully automatic “smart” charging with advanced circuitry enables energy efficient and safe charging
  • The BEX series chargers are fully equipped with sophisticated circuitry that will safely charge and maintain batteries without overcharging and desulphate worn cells.

Safe Operation

  • Spark Free Connection and Reverse Polarity Protection.
  • Charge current: BEX-1500 1.5 A, BEX-3000 3.0 A
  • The BEX series chargers are versatile battery chargers with a compact ruggedized composite shell that makes them safe to set and forget on all of your household vehicles. Perfect for any motorcycle, boat, snowmobile, car, truck, RV, and lawn mower.

Ruggedized and Water Resistant
BEX series battery extenders are purpose built to resist water. Simply bring the charger to the source without removing your battery and connect the leads.

For more information on these battery extenders, check out Auto Meter.

AEM Pres Release – Boost 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Performance with AEM Brute Force Air Intake

April 27th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Jeep owes more than its name to the General Purpose (GP) vehicles of World War II. It also owes its durability, persona, and go-anywhere capability to the GP’s of yesteryear. The Jeep Wrangler has carried this esteemed mantle with pride from the mid-1980s to present day with a short wheel base and a competent off-road demeanor that has created a massive, loyal group of enthusiasts across the globe. From 1997-2006, the TJ Wrangler reigned supreme with optional Dana axles, 30” wheel and tire packages and a myriad of special edition trim levels. Jeep Wranglers retain their value much better than other vehicles and for good reason, as they still continue to deliver durable performance.

A vehicle with such durability and capability deserves an upgrade that complements it to the core and the AEM 21-8311DC or 21-8311DP Brute Force air intake systems are just the answer. Like the Jeep Wrangler TJ, durability and performance are at the core of the 21-8311DC/21-8311DP Brute Force air intake systems.

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0L performance is improved with an AEM mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube which replaces the corrugated plastic factory unit to streamline airflow into the engine. The tube mounts securely to the vehicle with 3/8” thick tig-welded brackets for increased strength, and double-wound hose clamps secure every connection. A throttle body spacer is included as well to help improve low-end torque. The AEM 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0L air intake system is available in two finish options; either polished appearance 21-8311DP or a powder coated gunmetal grey 21-8311DC.

The AEM Dryflow non-oiled synthetic air filter is oversized to aid in minimizing restriction and providing a high dirt capacity. Jeep Wranglers thrive in dirty, off-road environments and that’s where the AEM 21-2039DK Dryflow air filter shines, ensuring your TJ gets the clean air it needs to play in the dirt all day long. The Dryflow media is a lofted, non-woven synthetic material supported on both sides by a wire mesh. It utilizes depth loading technology for excellent filtration efficiency and engine protection.

Best of all, the 21-2039DK Dryflow air filter is washable and reusable and does not require any oil. Just once every 100,000 miles or so, depending on driving conditions, remove the filter from the vehicle and service it using the AEM 1-1000 Dryflow air filter cleaner. Furthermore, an application specific air filter heat shield shrouds the filter from radiant heat coming off the engine as well as splashes of water or mud. An AEM Dryflow Pre-Filter Wrap 1-4001, is available separately and offers the AEM air filter additional protection from large debris sticking in the pleats and splashes of water.

The 21-8311DC and 21-8311DP are easy to install and are designed to deliver an increase in horsepower and torque on the Jeep TJ Wrangler 4.0 liter models listed below. Both AEM air intakes for the 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L are 50-state street legal and backed by AEM’s Lifetime Limited Warranty, giving owners the confidence that these durable performance parts will keep up with their Jeep for miles and miles to come.

For more information on these intake systems, check out AEM.

Turbosmart Press Release – Turbosmart Releases New Blow-Off Valves For The Cadillac ATS-V

April 26th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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With the new ATS-V, Cadillac has dived head first into the compact sports luxury sedan segment, and they didn’t mess around. With a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 under the hood, the ATS-V is not your grandma’s Caddy. It’s a true performance weapon, and Turbosmart have been working to find ways to improve the ATS-V’s already exhilarating twin-turbo experience.

The result is the Kompact Dual Port Blow-Off Valve kit for the Cadillac ATS-V. These blow-off valves have been designed to improve turbo response and reduce compressor surge, enhancing the efficiency and longevity of the ATS-V’s turbochargers – all while providing that high-performance blow-off valve sound that lets everyone know just what hides under the Cadillac’s hood.

The Kompact Dual Port is a 50-50 vent-to-atmosphere and recirculating valve. Its staged operation ensures enough air is recirculated back through the intake to keep the ECU happy and to ensure quiet operation at low boost, while maintaining the performance and sound of a vent-to-atmosphere blow-off valve.

If you’re planning to up the power of your Cadillac’s twin turbo powerplant, you can be sure the Kompact is up to the task. Extremely fine machining tolerances gives the Kompact excellent sealing without the need for an O-ring to seal the body against the piston, which improves valve response and durability.

The Dual Port’s smart modular design also allows you to simply unscrew the vent-to-atmosphere trumpet, and replace it with the supplied blanking plug, to transform it to a full recirculating valve for quieter, under-the-radar operation, or to a full vent-to-atmosphere for massive blow-off valve sound! Turbosmart’s Dual Port is proof you can have the best of both worlds.

Machined with precision from billet aluminum with a black anodized finish, hand assembled and individually quality checked and tested, the Kompact Dual Port is both attractive and durable, with the strength to handle all the boost you could throw at it.

Part numbers and pricing:

TS-0203-1008 – Kompact Dual Port Kit – Cadillac ATS-V 3.6TT

For more information on this Dual Port Kit, check out Turbosmart.

K&N Press Release – 2015-2016 Supercharged Corvette Z06 Gets Huge Boost With Carbon Fiber K&N Intake

April 25th, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Now in its seventh generation of production, the C7 Chevrolet Corvette, introduced for the 2014 model year, incorporates cutting edge technology such as an all-new 6.2-Liter LT1 V8 engine. Chevrolet boasts 460 horsepower, and a zero to sixty mph time of just 3.8 seconds for the standard C7 Corvette Stingray models. While the 6.2L LT1 engine found in 2014-2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray models is certainly no slouch, Chevrolet took the Corvette to a whole different level of performance with the 2015 Corvette Z06. The 2015-2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a higher performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with a 6.2L supercharged & intercooled LT4 engine. Chevrolet rates the 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 with an astounding 650 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque.

The 2015-2016 Z06 package doesn’t just equip a standard C7 Stingray with a forced induction V8, no, in fact there are many differences including fenders which are extended by 56 mm up front and 80 mm in the rear. Plus the 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 sports extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the Z06 specific body panels, and aerodynamic aids. So when it came time for engineers at K&N Filters to design a performance air intake system for the 2015-2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2L supercharged V8, the usual mandrel-bent aluminum, or roto-molded HDPE intake tube just wouldn’t do this car justice.

That’s why the K&N performance air intake, number 63-3090, for 2015-2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 models takes advantage of the lightweight and stellar looks of a fully carbon fiber air intake tube. The 2015-2016 Z06 carbon intake tube even has a provision for the factory mass airflow sensor molded into it. The use of carbon fiber in this K&N air intake system doesn’t end with the tube. The oval-tapered high-flow performance K&N air filter is finished off with a carbon fiber top plate holding the legendary K&N pleated oiled cotton media between the fully carbon fiber air filter base and flange. Durable reinforced rubber hose connects these pieces while special black zinc coated hose clamps keep it all together. A powder coated mild steel application specific air filter heat shield finished with durable edge trim completes the 2015-2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 K&N intake package.

Just like the Corvette Z06 package, this K&N air intake system performs even better than it looks. K&N performs in-house dyno testing to ensure that each K&N air intake system will provide a guaranteed increase in horsepower. K&N installed performance air intake 63-3090 on an otherwise stock 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercharged 6.2L V8, and the results were almost mind blowing. The fact that replacing the restrictive factory air intake tract with a K&N air intake made an estimated additional 50.71 horsepower and 62.85 lb-ft of torque on an already incredible car speaks to the 2015-2016 Z06 model’s potential with a few bolt on upgrades. But as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so feel free to take a look at the K&N 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 dyno chart for yourself.

An additional benefit of installing this K&N air intake on a 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 is the amazing growl released by the supercharged LT4 when the accelerator is pushed to the floor. But once at cruising speed the growl is tamed to a purr and shouldn’t detract from the day to day driving experience. Like other K&N air intake systems, the carbon fiber top and bottom filter used in this air intake is washable and reusable with a K&N Recharger air filter service kit. The entire air intake system is backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty to give K&N users the confidence to invest in a K&N performance upgrade. Taking that philosophy one step further, K&N will warrant that when used properly, K&N products will not cause engine damage and will not result in a vehicle warranty denial. K&N even employs in-house staff specifically trained to resolve situations between consumers and vehicle repair facilities, where a K&N part is the center of concern.

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

Mishimoto Press Release – +10 HP: The New 350Z Air Intake, Now in Stock

April 22nd, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Add some horsepower and sound to your Nissan 350Z’s VQ35DE engine with the new Mishimoto Performance Air Intake. This kit is engineered specifically for your 2003–2006 Nissan 350Z and includes everything needed to replace the restrictive stock airbox. This dyno-proven air intake provides maximum gains of 10 whp & 13 wtq over the stock intake while maintaining safe air/fuel ratios. This kit is simple to install, making it perfect for some extra punch on the street or autocross course.

The Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake includes everything needed for installation, installs in under one hour, and works perfectly with the stock tune. The stock MAF housing is retained which translates into a smooth power band with safe air / fuel ratios. To reduce air intake temperatures (IATs), a powder-coated heat shield is placed between the air filter and hot exhaust manifold, significantly reducing heat-soak. The heatshield bolts right up to the stock inlet duct on the front support to draw in the maximum amount of outside air into the filter. The heatshield also comes fully assembled with protective rubber strips to fully seal it from hot engine bay heat and prevent any vibrations during operation.

The Mishimoto high-flow air filter features an integrated venturi and center inlet stack for smooth, high velocity airflow. The large filter provides 271% greater surface area over stock and provides proper filtration of dirt and debris. The included Mishimoto oiled air filter is completely serviceable, allowing for a lifetime of reliable use. Along with an upgrade in power, this intake also provides an aggressive and deep-sounding intake tone that is a huge improvement over the stock intake. The Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake is designed in Delaware, USA and includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.

For more information on this intake system, check out Mishimoto.

Auto Meter Press Release – DashControl Expansion For K2XX and C7 Corvette Now Available!

April 21st, 2016 by Ernest Lo

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Auto Meter’s remarkable DashControl™ utilizes your vehicle’s factory display(s) to provide performance information without modification. The ever expanding lineup now includes support for late model GM Trucks (K2XX chassis) and Corvette C7. DashControl™ plugs into the OBDII port and enables you to monitor an extensive list of vehicle specific performance parameters directly on the Driver Information Center (DIC), and on some vehicles, the Nav screen and Heads Up Display as well. Customize the display pages to display performance data you want, where you want it. Because there is no modification to any of the vehicle’s computer systems, it’s 100% warranty friendly and reversible simply by unplugging the device. It’s the easiest, most integrated solution for gauges yet, and takes only seconds to install.

DashControl™ offers customizable alerts as well. Water temp getting too hot or oil pressure dropping? DashControl™ can activate your factory warning chime and display an alert in the DIC at any value you set. Customization is incredibly easy using our intuitive configuration software. Multiple pages of real time data, such as horsepower, torque, 0-60 time, transmission temp, boost pressure, and intake temp. Better still, the system is expandable to add up to two additional analog inputs for parameters not monitored by your vehicle’s computer systems.

K2XX 2014+ Gas Product # DL1061U Applications:
‘14+ Chevy 1500 Silverado
’15+ Chevy 2500/3500 Silverado
‘15+ Chevy Tahoe
’15+ Chevy Suburban
‘14+ GMC 1500 Sierra
’15+ GMC 2500/3500 Sierra
‘15+ GMC Yukon/Yukon XL
’15+ Cadillac Escalade

K2XX 2015+ Diesel Product # DL1065U Applications:
’15+ Chevy 2500/3500 Silverado Duramax
‘15+ GMC 2500/3500 Sierra Duramax

Corvette C7 2014+ Product # DL1066U Applications:
’14+ Chevy Corvette

For more informationon these new DashControl™ devices, check out Auto Meter.

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