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A Look At The Newest Of The New

Sep 18, 2007

Looking for something new for your Volkswagen or Audi? Here at ec, we're constantly on the lookout for new products and emerging technologies. To make things easy, we've compiled a list of cutting-edge products for late-model VW/Audi applications sure to become staples in the performance aftermarket.

0709epcp_01_z+the_goods+vw_mkv_r32 Photo 1/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Inspired by the SEMA concept, this Thunder Bunny aero kit is true to the original, featuring a front bumper with large center and side inlet grilles, MkV R32 side skirts, and a rear bumper with exit-left exhaust. The GTI/Rabbit-only rear bumper can be finished in a two-tone scheme to accent the rear lower diffuser. Components are manufactured of PU-Rim material for durability and use original mounting points for precise fit. From $3,015
VW
www.vw.com
Contact local VW dealer

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The Hi-Def body kit will transform a Passat sedan from every angle. Components include front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, lip spoiler, and dual exhaust tips. Components are manufactured of PU-Rim material for durability, using original mounting points for efficient installation.
VW
www.vw.com
Contact local VW dealerFrom $3,045

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VF Engineering has developed an intake system for the VW 2.0T, using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM 3D modeling, CNC machining, and computer-controlled Superflow airflow testing. The VF intake system features a deflector that serves two purposes. The first is to channel cold air from the grille to the air filter, the second is to block radiant heat from the coolant hoses and engine. $275
VF Engineering
714.528.0066
www.vf-accessories.com

0709epcp_04_z+the_goods+h2_sport_spindle Photo 4/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

An often-overlooked problem when lowering a vehicle is the negative effect on suspension geometry. Sometimes geometry can be altered enough to decrease front suspension camber gain-an important factor in keeping the largest possible tire contact patch. Dramatic changes can also cause the front control arms to bind. H2 Sport has developed a Sport Spindle that restores the camber curve and returns the control arms to a nominal position. Applications: Audi A3 and VW MkV. $TBA
H2 Sport
905.702.8299
www.h2sport.com

0709epcp_05_z+the_goods+neuspeed_intercooler Photo 5/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

The stock intercooler on the MkV GTI and Jetta is sandwiched between the radiator and the A/C condenser, not an ideal placement. Neuspeed has developed an intercooler kit that relocates it in front of the condenser for optimal cooling. The kit consists of a large front-mount core with cast aluminum end tanks and a combination of silicone and aluminum plumbing.$1,099
Neuspeed
805.388.7171
www.neuspeed.com

0709epcp_06_z+the_goods+tm_tuning_lamps Photo 6/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

TM Tuning offers OEM European parts to eager American consumers. One example is this set of LED taillights for the MkV GTI/Rabbit. Compared to the factory lights, the LED lamps are a deep red color, giving a tinted effect. $449
TM Tuning
866.206.9072
www.tmtuning.com

0709epcp_07_z+the_goods+forge_motorsport_diverter_valve Photo 7/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

It seems an impossible task for OEM manufacturers to build a high-quality and long-lasting diverter valve. The 2.0T engine is factory-equipped with an electronic-type diverter valve that's prone to failure. Forge Motorsport has developed a kit that replaces this with a more reliable mechanical unit, while remaining compliant with the factory ECU. $250

Forge Motorsport
407.447.5363
www.forgemotorsport.com

0709epcp_08_z+the_goods+ecs_short_shifter Photo 8/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

A short shifter is high on the list of must-install upgrades for any manual transmission. Most common concerns are whether it will be too short or too notchy. ECS tuning has developed a short shift system for 02M six-speed Audi/VW transmissions that addresses both issues. The shifter features threepercentages of adjustment (49, 28, 7) as well as a stock setting and a seven-piece weight set to provide proper feel. $189.95
ECS Tuning
800.924.5172
www.ecstuning.com

0709epcp_09_z+the_goods+pac_aduio Photo 9/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Audio controls are a common feature found on almost every late-model VW and Audi steering wheel. Most owners do not want to upgrade their stock stereo system since they would lose this ability. PAC Audio has developed a series of modules that allow for the retention of OEM steering wheel controls with most aftermarket head units. $79.80 each
Pacific Accessory Corporation (PAC)
714.835.3022
www.pac-audio.com

0709epcp_10_z+the_goods+milltek_turbo_back Photo 10/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Milltek has developed a full 2.75-inch stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system for the 2008 MkII Audi TT 2.0T FWD. The system features a 200-cell high-flow metallic sport catalytic converter for optimal flow without the pesky 'check engine' light. Milltek offers three different rear muffler sections, each with a different tip design: standard twin, dual single, or quad-tip. $TBA
Milltek
866.533.1777
www.stratmosphere.com



0709epcp_11_z+the_goods+jbt_brakes Photo 11/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

When upgrading the front brakes, a nice forged caliper is always a thing of beauty. But it leaves the rear brakes looking small and un-attractive. So JBT Motorsport has developed a 13-inch rear brake kit to complement its 13- or 14-inch front brake kits. All JBT big brake kits feature four-piston calipers, two-piece rotors, street pads, brackets and DOT braided brake lines. Applications: Audi A3 and VW MkV. $1,995
JBT Motorsport
714.966.8338
www.jbtmotorsport.com

0709epcp_12_z+the_goods+motul_oil Photo 12/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

VW/Audi has established a rating system to ensure that the oil used in their engines is of the desired quality, so you have to be concerned about using type-specific oil. Modern engine oil does more than just lubricate, it plays a role in emissions and mileage. Motul has developed oils to comply with 505.01, 502.00, and 505.00 requirements. $9.20 per liter
Motul
909.625.1292
www.motul.com

0709epcp_13_z+the_goods+harmann_rim Photo 13/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

The closest most of us will get to an Audi R8 is at a dealership or an auto show. Thanks to Hartmann, at least we can spring for a set of R8 wheels. These replica rims are 100-percent Italian cast. Available in 18- and 19-inch sizes. Applications: most Audi and VW models. $TBA
Hartmann
425.895.0000
www.hartmannwheels.com

0709epcp_15_z+the_goods+powerflex_suspension Photo 14/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Factory suspension bushings are soft and often distort when subjected to stress, preventing the tire from making optimal contact. Powerflex's urethane bushings make a smart addition when upgrading the stock suspension. Applications: VW MkV. From $24
Powerflex USA
540.639.9648
www.powerflexusa.com

Tested on the daunting Nrburgring, the TEIN Euro Damper features an inverted mono-tube shock design with 16 levels of damping force adjustment. The shocks use Micro Speed Valve (MSV) technology for improved steering response and traction. The Euro Damper system is compatible with the TEIN Electronic Dampening Force Controller for in-car control. Applications: Audi A3 and VW MkV. $1,900
Tein USA
562.861.9161
www.tein.com

LCT has developed a module that takes readings from the stock VW 2.0T boost sensor and displays the information on the vehicle's multi-function center display. Along with boost, this module has many additional features. $549
LCT
www.l-c-t.com

0709epcp_18_z+the_goods+autotech_tranny Photo 15/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

The ultimate transmission needs the ultimate differential. The DSG/S-tronic transmission can shift faster than humanly possible and it would be a shame to lose traction. The CAD-designed Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing differential gear system has several benefits over the standard open differential, including maximizing traction and minimizing wheel spin, and eliminating torque steer. $1,495
Autotech Sport Tuning
949.240.4000
www.autotech.com/quaife

0709epcp_19_z+the_goods+patec_iss_coilovers Photo 16/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Patec has developed a cockpit-adjustable shock-absorber system that, with the turn of a dial, gives a driver the ability to choose from four different valving characteristics: Comfort, Autobahn, Sport and Race. The Patec ISS coilovers feature dual-stage progressive springs for low-speed comfort and responsive handling. Applications: Audi A3 and VW MkV. $2,259
Dynamic Motorworks
845.986.6220
www.dynamicmotorworks.com

0709epcp_20_z+the_goods+stramosphere_suspension Photo 17/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Stratmosphere and V-Maxx Suspension offer a high-quality coilover system at a reasonable price. The system features twin-tube gas shocks with precision-wound, racing-style springs, designed for a sporty feel and comfortable ride. Applications: Audi A3 and VW MkV. $649
Stratmosphere
866.533.1777
www.stratmosphere.com

0709epcp_21_z+the_goods+apr_llc_piston_valve Photo 18/18   |   New Car Products - The Goods

Dissatisfied with current aftermarket piston-type valves' maintenance requirements and the friction created, APR introduces its ultimate diverter valve solution. The aluminum body is made using an investment cast process, maximizing internal surface area and optimizing airflow. Diaphragm strength and durability is always a concern, so the high-temperature material in the diaphragm is reinforced with Nomex. $159
APR LLC
800.680.7921
www.goapr.com

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