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Tanabe Press Release – New Sustec Tower Bar for 2016-17 Mazda Miata (#TTB190F)
The Tanabe Sustec strut tower bar is one of the most cost efficient upgrades that can be added to your 2016-17 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Providing a very high degree of benefit in handling and stability that is felt immediately after installing, it is often one of the first modifications performed on a vehicle. The Tanabe […]

The Tanabe Sustec strut tower bar is one of the most cost efficient upgrades that can be added to your 2016-17 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Providing a very high degree of benefit in handling and stability that is felt immediately after installing, it is often one of the first modifications performed on a vehicle. The Tanabe Sustec Tower Bar has been very popular due to its low price and high functionality. By physically connecting the strut towers, the tower bar increases rigidity in that area, allowing the damping system to work as designed and minimizing changes in suspension geometry.

For more information on this strut tower bar, check out Tanabe.

Posted: July 6, 2017, 1:02 pm
DiabloSport Press Release – DiabloSport Now Tuning 2017 F150 3.5L Ecoboost
DiabloSport Now Supports 2017 F150 3.5L Ecoboost Predator 2 (P2) is the most exciting tuning product in the industry today.  We’ve taken things a step further with our first wave of extended application support for P2, PN 7102.  On the 2017 3.5L Ecoboost F150, we’re adding a staggering 86 HP and 63 LB-FT of torque […]

DiabloSport Now Supports 2017 F150 3.5L Ecoboost
Predator 2 (P2) is the most exciting tuning product in the industry today.  We’ve taken things a step further with our first wave of extended application support for P2, PN 7102.  On the 2017 3.5L Ecoboost F150, we’re adding a staggering 86 HP and 63 LB-FT of torque in peak to peak gains and a jaw-dropping 116 HP and 104 LB-FT of torque, at max gain.  This unreal power is something you can only get from the DiabloSport Predator 2.  We’re crushing the competition with power gains like nobody has ever seen and we did it first!

Along with offering first to market tuning on the 2017 Ecoboost, you can equip your customers with tuning they can count on to be powerful, yet safe.  We tested these tunes to make sure they are safe and reliable so that your customers can gain tremendous power without the worry of damaging the truck.  Offer your customers tuning they can count on with the Predator 2 from DiabloSport!

Pre-Loaded Performance Programs

  • Diablo 93 Tune – 86 HP 63 TQ Peak to Peak  *114 HP 104 TQ Max Gain
  • Diablo Tune – 58 HP 32 TQ
  • 87 Performance – 35 HP 26 TQ
  • Diablo Tow – 35 HP 26 TQ
  • 87 Economy – 35 HP 26 TQ

Vehicle Options

  • Auto Stop-Start Disable
  • Fan Temp Adjustment
  • Fueling Adjustment
  • Gear Ratio
  • Rev Limiter
  • Speed Limiter
  • Spark/Timing Advancement
  • Throttle Sensitivity
  • Tire Size Adjustment
  • TPMS On/Off & Adjustment

For more information on the Predator 2, check out DiabloSport.

Posted: July 5, 2017, 5:04 pm
TOMEI Press Release – New Release! Turbo Suction Hose for EVO 10
TOMEI turbo suction hose for Evo 10. Maximum intake efficiency, dramatically improves power, torque and response! Available in 2 configurations: 60mm elbow for stock turbo 63mm elbow for ARMS turbo or similar INCREASED FLOW CAPACITY The enlarged turbo suction hose and enlarged turbo inlet elbow features a combined capacity of 135% vs the stock setup! […]

TOMEI turbo suction hose for Evo 10. Maximum intake efficiency, dramatically improves power, torque and response!

Available in 2 configurations:
60mm elbow for stock turbo
63mm elbow for ARMS turbo or similar

INCREASED FLOW CAPACITY
The enlarged turbo suction hose and enlarged turbo inlet elbow features a combined capacity of 135% vs the stock setup! Together with the smoother bends, this allows for a dramatic improvement in air flow efficiency to the turbo resulting in a significant performance increase.

MINIMAL FLOW RESISTANCE
Eliminating the accordion-style design found on the stock unit greatly reduces the build up of turbulence for a smoother, more efficient flow of air to the turbo. In addition, the various connecting tubes have also been streamlined to further improve the hose’s flow efficiency.

INCLUDES BLIND PLUG FOR SOLENOID RETURN
Each kit includes a blind plug to use in place of the boost solenoid return nipple when using devices such as an aftermarket boost controller/solenoid.

FLEX RESISTANT, HIGHLY DURABLE MATERIALS/CONSTRUCTION
The hoses are made using heat resistant, highly durable, fiber reinforced 4 ply silicon, infused with steel wires for maximum durability. Not only does this prevent the hose from collapsing/flexing under load, it also improves it’s longevity as well, allowing it to sustain a high level of performance over time.

COMPATIBLE WITH SST MODELS
This kit is also compatible with SST models despite being significantly larger in capacity.(similar products from some manufacturers will interfere with the SST gear box)

For more information on these turbo suction hose kits, check out TOMEI.

Posted: July 5, 2017, 1:02 pm
AWE Tuning Press Release – Presenting the AWE Tuning Audi B9 A5 Exhaust Suite. Now live.
Sound. Performance. Options. Max gains of 12 hp and 11 ft-lbs of torque at the crank with SwitchPath™ Exhaust, 10 hp and 10 ft-lbs of torque with Touring and Track Edition Exhausts Available as valved SwitchPath™ (with remote), sophisticated Touring Edition, or the more unleashed Track Edition Touring Edition Exhausts feature AWE Tuning’s proprietary drone-cancelling […]

Sound. Performance. Options.

  • Max gains of 12 hp and 11 ft-lbs of torque at the crank with SwitchPath™ Exhaust, 10 hp and 10 ft-lbs of torque with Touring and Track Edition Exhausts
  • Available as valved SwitchPath™ (with remote), sophisticated Touring Edition, or the more unleashed Track Edition
  • Touring Edition Exhausts feature AWE Tuning’s proprietary drone-cancelling solution, 180 Technology®
  • All systems come complete with a 3” downpipe that features an internally-lined stainless steel flex section
  • 102mm double-walled tips available in Chrome Silver or Diamond Black
  • Less is more: clean, straight-through design maximizes performance
  • Engineered, designed, and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
  • Handcrafted from CNC mandrel-bent U.S.-sourced T304 stainless steel
  • Direct bolt-on system for factory-like simplicity
  • No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed
  • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed
  • Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty

The Options

SwitchPath™ Exhaust

Valve closed for sophistication, valve open for aggression. All at the touch of the SwitchPath™ Remote button. Tone at your fingertips.

Equipped with a 3” resonated downpipe, a 3” valved straight section on the driver’s side and 2.5” piping with a muffler on the opposing passenger’s side, the AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Exhaust is capable of changing soundtracks instantly with the touch of the SwitchPath™ Remote button at any time. Drone-free mood control accompanied by addicting, crackling gear shifts and impressive performance. Constant, all-around satisfaction.

What’s in the box?

Complete SwitchPath™ Exhaust, SwitchPath™ Remote kit, two 102mm tips in desired finish, and all required installation hardware.

Touring Edition Exhaust

The AWE Tuning Touring Edition features a 3” Non-Resonated Downpipe, and is fully armed with AWE Tuning’s proprietary drone-canceling solution,180 Technology® on all sides… enabling the perfect tone, minus the drone.

The outcome? The ultimate mix of performance and sophistication. A direct bolt-on, straight-through design, the Touring Edition Exhaust delivers a civil, smooth soundtrack throughout the range while providing an enhanced in-cabin driving experience in any Drive Select mode.

Sound Perfection: AWE Tuning  180 Technology®.

As exhaust gases exit the B9 A5’s 2.0T engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology® equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers. Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers. By controlling the size and location of the ports and the chambers, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers. The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves rejoin the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies. More on AWE Tuning 180 Technology® in the tab above.

What’s in the box?

Complete Touring Edition Exahust, two 102mm tips in desired finish, and all required installation hardware.

Track Edition Exhaust

The Track Edition Exhaust is for drivers who want to keep it cranked to 11 at all times. The Track Edition Exhaust takes the engineered design of the Touring Edition Exhaust, including the 3” Non-Resonated Downpipe, and replaces the rear AWE Tuning 180 Technology® resonators with Track Edition straight pipe sections, completely uncorking the B9 A5.

This version is known to get rowdy in the mid range, and may be too much for many. For that reason, this particular version cannot be returned due to sound preference. Prepare yourself.

What’s in the box?

Complete Track Edition Exhaust, two 102mm tips in desired finish, and all required installation hardware.

Conversion Kits

It’s too loud! It’s too quiet!

Don’t worry. If you’re looking to crank up a notch or bring it down, perfectly engineered upgrade paths are available. Turn your Touring Edition to a Track Edition, or vice versa, with ease. Simply unclamp the rear Touring or Track Edition sections and replace with the new configuration.

Tip Options

All tip options include the AWE Tuning logo, and double walling to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage. All tips are individually adjustable, allowing depth into the bumper to be set according to personal taste.

  • 102mm slash-cut diamond black tips
  • 102mm slash-cut chrome silver tips

For more information on these exhausts, head on over to AWE Tuning.

Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:02 pm
COBB Tuning Press Release – Mitsubishi Stage 1+ Power Package EVO X 2008-2015 Available Now!
COBB Tuning presents the first step to modifying your Mitsubishi Evo X. The COBB Stage 1+ Power Package! Simply plug-in the Accessport V3, install the Stage 1+SF map and COBB SF Intake and Airbox and be on your way to more power and response. Features Mitsubishi Stage 1+ Power Package EVO X 2008-2015 Accessport V3 […]

COBB Tuning presents the first step to modifying your Mitsubishi Evo X. The COBB Stage 1+ Power Package! Simply plug-in the Accessport V3, install the Stage 1+SF map and COBB SF Intake and Airbox and be on your way to more power and response.

Features
Mitsubishi Stage 1+ Power Package EVO X 2008-2015

  • Accessport V3
  • Easily Change Maps with the Push of a Button
  • SF Intake
  • SF Airbox

For more information on this power package, check out COBB.

Posted: July 3, 2017, 1:04 pm
QA1 Press Release – New Shelby GT350 REV Series Driveshafts
QA1 now offers its award-winning REV™ Series carbon fiber driveshafts for 2005-2017 Mustang GTs and GT350s. Certified to the SFI 43.1 specification, these driveshafts have high speed capability and built-in strength while still being lighter than other driveshafts, providing as much as 50% weight savings over stock. Designed for vehicles with up to 1500 HP […]

QA1 now offers its award-winning REV™ Series carbon fiber driveshafts for 2005-2017 Mustang GTs and GT350s. Certified to the SFI 43.1 specification, these driveshafts have high speed capability and built-in strength while still being lighter than other driveshafts, providing as much as 50% weight savings over stock.

Designed for vehicles with up to 1500 HP with a max rated torque of 1000 lb*ft, these one-piece bolt-on Mustang driveshafts feature a flange yoke front attachment that’s specific to these Mustangs and a high speed CV joint on the rear with a high speed sealing boot and high temp grease. This high speed capability, combined with the tube’s uniform wall thickness from being wound in-house, improves performance by minimizing the effects of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) that were common in the factory two-piece driveshafts.

Every part of these driveshafts was designed to optimize strength and performance, allowing them to meet SFI’s 43.1 stringent standards for safety and performance. A new version of QA1’s exclusive 3M™ Matrix Resin was designed specifically for high temperature applications like the modern Mustang and is used to ensure the ultimate torque capacity under the most extreme conditions. A high-strength structural adhesive bonds the tube to the CNC machine forged tube yokes using a proprietary 11-step bonding procedure, ensuring a better balance while providing increased assembly strength. Spicer Life Series 1350 U-Joints also provide durability and high torque capacity and are sealed for maximum strength and no maintenance.

In addition to being stronger than steel, aluminum and other carbon fiber driveshafts, QA1 REV™ Series driveshafts are lighter than other driveshafts as well. Most applications are under 20lbs and show substantial weight savings over stock Mustang driveshafts, providing as much as 50% weight savings over the standard two-piece shafts. The strength and weight savings together provide extended transmission and differential life, quicker acceleration and more power to the ground.

Carbon fiber also provides dramatic safety benefits, especially for racing. Many people have seen the damage that a steel or aluminum driveshaft can do to a racecar. In the unlikely event of a failure, a QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft splinters, so you don’t have to worry about it coming up through the floor board and seriously hurting you or your car.

Extensively tested before, during and after production to ensure the highest quality, all QA1 driveshafts are proudly made in-house in QA1’s Lakeville, Minnesota facility. QA1 also offers REV™ Series carbon fiber driveshafts for 1979-2004 Mustangs, along with custom options in a variety of configurations.

For more information on these carbon fiber driveshafts, check out QA1.

Posted: June 30, 2017, 5:01 pm
BD Diesel Press Release – New Flexible Turbo Oil Drains
New BD Diesel flexible turbo oil drains now available! Common oil drain mount for S300, S400, HX35, HX40, HX50 and many Garrett models Designed to slip into Cummins oil drain ports Ideal for performance single or compounded turbos install For more information on these drains, check out BD Diesel.

New BD Diesel flexible turbo oil drains now available!

  • Common oil drain mount for S300, S400, HX35, HX40, HX50 and many Garrett models
  • Designed to slip into Cummins oil drain ports
  • Ideal for performance single or compounded turbos install

For more information on these drains, check out BD Diesel.

Posted: June 30, 2017, 1:02 pm
Mishimoto Press Release – New Intercooler Pipe For Your RS!
Feed more air into the 2.3L EcoBoost engine of your 2016+ Ford Focus RS with Mishimoto’s newly released cold-side intercooler pipe. This design increases the internal volume by 31% over its stock counterpart and has a 46% pressure drop improvement. The design is flexible enough to make install a breeze, yet durable enough to withstand […]

Feed more air into the 2.3L EcoBoost engine of your 2016+ Ford Focus RS with Mishimoto’s newly released cold-side intercooler pipe. This design increases the internal volume by 31% over its stock counterpart and has a 46% pressure drop improvement. The design is flexible enough to make install a breeze, yet durable enough to withstand just as much increased boost pressure abuse as an aluminum counterpart. It is made of five ply silicone and reinforced with steel wire to prevent any misshaping under vacuum. It is also one solid piece through and through, eliminating the need for couplers. Nobody likes failing couplers that cause boost leaks, anyway.

This hose is available in black, comes with stainless steel T-bolt clamps, and installs in under 30 minutes. Of course, it is also backed by our coveted Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.

For more information on this intercooler pipe, check out Mishimoto.

Posted: June 29, 2017, 1:02 pm
Edelbrock Press Release – TVS 2650 for E-Force Superchargers
Edelbrock is excited to announce the release of its E-Force Superchargers featuring the new Eaton Gen VI R2650 TVS rotor pack for 2015-17 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger and Ford Mustangs. The Eaton TVS R2650 rotor pack is 15 percent larger than the TVS R2300 series that we have previously been using in our supercharger […]

Edelbrock is excited to announce the release of its E-Force Superchargers featuring the new Eaton Gen VI R2650 TVS rotor pack for 2015-17 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger and Ford Mustangs. The Eaton TVS R2650 rotor pack is 15 percent larger than the TVS R2300 series that we have previously been using in our supercharger systems. The larger R2650 rotor pack does not impact the overall supercharger dimensions, allowing it to clear your stock hood without modifications.

Eaton TVS R2650 Rotor Pack Features:

  • Larger bearings and thicker timing gears for durability
  • Pressure relief ports in the bearing plate for reduced friction
  • 170 degree twist vs 160 degree twist on the R2300 series
  • Delivers 25 percent more air flow at 18,000 rpm and 14 psi boost compared to the R2300 series
  • More efficient, requiring 18 percent less input power compared to a competitors 2.9L design
  • Eaton TVS rotor packs are designed and manufactured in the USA for the best quality

These systems also utilize the Edelbrock exclusive DP-3C intercooler design. The DP-3C features 45 percent more surface area over our previous design, allowing this system to achieve lower intake air temps for improved power output and more tuning options such as spark advance.  When combined, the R2650 and DP-3C are the ultimate forced induction combination for your high performance HEMI or Coyote equipped vehicle.

For more information on these supercharger kits, check out Edelbrock.

Posted: June 28, 2017, 5:03 pm
AEM Press Release – A Cold Air Intake System Can Turn the Audi A3 2.0T into a True Sports Sedan
Years ago, Audi was a quirky German automaker that built odd-looking cars nobody seemed to want. They finally figured out how to make attractive cars by the 1990s and have since evolved into a direct competitor for stalwarts like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Audi A3 has played a key role in their success, as it […]

Years ago, Audi was a quirky German automaker that built odd-looking cars nobody seemed to want. They finally figured out how to make attractive cars by the 1990s and have since evolved into a direct competitor for stalwarts like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Audi A3 has played a key role in their success, as it offers compact luxury car buyers a sophisticated alternative to cars like the Mercedes CLA and BMW 2-Series. To keep it competitive, the Audi A3 2.0T was redesigned for 2015, and now featured crisper lines with bespoke LED lighting, a beautiful new cabin, and a host of cutting edge options. Powering this little Autobahn-stormer is a responsive 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that belts out 220-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough muscle to strike fear into many 3-Series drivers, as the little Audi catapults itself to 60 mph in well under 6-seconds. But if you really want to crank up the power on your 2015-2016 Audi A3 2.0T or 2015-2016 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro, the AEM 21-802C cold air intake can add an estimated 14-hp and 10 lb-ft of torque. And it might even save you some money too.

To wring V6 power from the tiny Audi 2.0L TSFI 4-cylinder, a turbo basically crams lots of air into the tiny cylinders, which creates a highly concentrated explosion that releases more energy to turn the crankshaft and propel you down the road. This pressurized air charge is generated by a sophisticated turbocharger that uses the engine’s exhaust to spin a turbine blade, which then powers a compressor. As air comes in through the air box, the compressor blades pressurize the air before shooting it into an intercooler to reduce the temperature, thereby increasing the oxygen content to create a more powerful explosion. This system works extremely well, but there are a few flaws in the stock intake system that can actually reduce the amount of power the engine can make.

The first problem that you encounter under the hood of the 2015-2016 Audi A3 2.0T is the air box. It’s designed to pull air into the system and clean it with the OE Audi air filter. Unfortunately, the hole in the air box where the air enters is rather small, which limits the volume of air right off the bat. And that Audi air filter is made from thick paper, so it constricts airflow even further. It also stores all of the dirt it removes between the folds on the surface of the filter itself. This is called ‘surface loading’, and it will absolutely strangle the airflow as that dirt builds up. The air that does make it through, will then have to bounce its way to the compressor through a plastic intake tube that is full of uneven surfaces and narrow bends. This causes the air to heat up and become turbulent. Obviously, that reduces the oxygen content and overall effectiveness of the intercooler. To address these issues, the AEM 21-802C cold air intake replaces the stock air box and filter with an oversized DryFlow air filter, surrounded by a powdercoated heat shield that seals against the underside of the hood to prevent warm engine air from entering the system. This allows significantly more air to reach the turbo, and that big AEM air filter is designed to remove up to 99% of contaminants from the air.

Aside from providing superior filtration and airflow, the synthetic DryFlow air filter stores the dirt that it removes, deep inside its web of three dimensional polyester fibers. This is called ‘depth loading’, and it allows airflow to continue to flow through the filter even as the dirt builds. In fact, it won’t have to be cleaned for up to 100,000 miles (depending on road conditions). And it’s backed by the AEM Lifetime Limited Warranty, so you won’t have to buy any more of those expensive Audi air filters.

Once all the dirt’s been removed, the air enters a wide diameter aluminum intake tube for a quick trip to the turbo. Unlike the stock tube, this one has wide-angle bends to reduce air turbulence. The powdercoated aluminum also lowers the air temperature by absorbing heat as the air flows through it. This allows the intercooler to cool the air even further, resulting in a higher oxygen content, and more horsepower.

Aside from providing additional horsepower and superior engine protection, the AEM21-802C cold air intake will sharpen the throttle response because all of that power will come in at lower RPMs. So if you’re ready to boost the performance of your 2015-2016 Audi A3 2.0T or 2015-2016 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro, check out the AEM 21-802C cold air intake system.

For more information on this product, please visit AEM.

Posted: June 28, 2017, 1:02 pm