Kicker RS-Series Components
800/256-0808 * www.kicker.com
Kicker's RS Series components are perfect if you've stripped the hatch for speed and are just looking for a simple set of kick-ass speaks to throw in the front doors. The mids feature tough cone material, while the tweets are 25mm bullet-shaped DuPont Tetoron pieces designed for wider dispersion of the highs. Sensitivity is rated at a solid 87dB and frequency response ranges from a lowly 40Hz all the way up to 21kHz. Peak power handling is rated at 200 watts, but recommended continuous power is 100 watts. The speakers work together with a two-way (18dB/octave high, 12dB/octave low) crossover network with three-position tweeter attenuation to deliver stellar, focused sound. The 6.5-inch component set lists for $499 (also available: 5.25-inch, $449).
Centerforce DFX Clutch for '90 to '91 Integra
928/771-8422 * www.centerforce.com
Centerforce's DFX product line expands with the addition of two clutch kits for DA/DB chassis Integras. The Level 1 kit (P/N 01909807) consists of a sprung hub dual-puck clutch disc and billet steel pressure plate with ball-bearing design. Stepping up to the Level 3 kit (P/N 03909807) offers a four-puck clutch disc instead of the dual design. Pressure plates include drive stop limiters to resist breakage under hard downshifting. DFX products exceed SFI 1.1 specs with testing up to 9500 rpm. Pressure plates and clutch discs are also available independently.
Extreme Dimensions Duraflex Aero Parts
888/611-AERO * www.extremedimensions.com
The newest aero kits and components from Extreme Dimensions feature Duraflex, a material that combines fiberglass, plastic and flex resins. ED states Duraflex products offer better durability than standard fiberglass, reducing the odds your front bumper will arrive on your doorstep in multiple pieces by 75 percent. All ED Duraflex parts feature a glossy black gel coat, metal mesh, hardware and an installation guide. Check the Web site for video clips of Duraflex and its capabilities.
PIAA Super Plasma GT-X Bulb
PIAA's new line of Super Plasma GT-X bulbs feature a purple low beam and PIAA's noted Xtreme White highs. Available in H4 and H3 (headlight) and HB (factory fog) bulbs, the Super Plasma GT-X provides a bluish-purple cast when operating normally, and a penetrating laser white when you want to piss off that douche who cut you off so he could jump into the carpool lane. All three bulbs use the manufacturer's patented XTRA technology, offering greater bulb output without increasing amperage draw. This bulb is primarily useful for headlamps in '92 to '03 Civics and '92 to '95 Del Sols, which are compatible with the H4 spec; 1990 to 2001 Integras can use the H3 bulb as a fog light bulb replacement.
Vibrant Performance Streetpower Cat-Back Exhaust for 2004-up TSX
905/564-2808 * www.vibrantperformance.com
Those in the market for a cat-back exhaust for their TSX need to check out this piece from Vibrant Performance. Manufactured entirely from polished T304 stainless steel, the system features mandrel-bent 60mm piping, a smooth Y-pipe for less restricted flow, and two large oval mufflers and bullet resonator to limit exhaust noise to 95dB. Exhaust gases exit into two four-inch diameter angle cut tips, offering a near-stock look. Comes with all necessary hardware.
Crower All-Motor Rod
619/661-6466 * www.crower.com
Crower's new Maxi-Lite All-Motor rod features a unique Radial Beam format, the company's proprietary design, and is said to remove excess material without compromising overall strength. How light? Crower states it sheds 100 grams off of its standard forced-induction/nitrous designs, offering a lighter reciprocating mass and greater throttle response. It can also be used in mild boost/NO2 scenarios, with 15-psi or 75-shot capacities, respectively. Specify "ML" when ordering.
HKS RSX Type-S Turbo/Intercooler Kit
310/491-3300 * www.hksusa.com
Now available after a long wait, HKS's kit uses a GT2835 ball-bearing turbocharger as its foundation, then surrounds it with cast ductile iron exhaust manifold, straight-through downpipe, SSQV blow-off valve, internal actuator, Super Mega Flow intake and intercooler piping. Combined with the S-Type intercooler, HKS Hi-Power exhaust, EVC boost controller, big injectors (unspecified), F-Con VPro engine management and 100-octane fuel, HKS's DC5 put down 315 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque at 14 psi of boost. The GT2835 bolt-on kit lists for $3995. The optional S-Type intercooler, featuring a 600mm x 250mm x 65mm core and polished aluminum piping and end tanks, goes for $1295.
5Zigen Exhaust Manifold For 2000 to 2005 S2000
310/608-5575 * www.5zigenusa.com
5Zigen's S2000 header is designed with midrange and high-rpm power gains in mind. Manufactured at 5Zigen's Osaka, Japan, headquarters, these 4-2-1 design headers are made of high-grade stainless steel and TIG-welded for best durability. Size: 42.7mm x 50.8mm x 60.5mm. Fits both F20C and F22C engines. Lists for $880.
Royal Purple Purple Ice Synthetic Coolant Additive
281/354-8600 * www.royalpurple.com
Overheating, especially as the weather gets warmer, is the leading cause of preventable breakdowns. Anyone who's fried an engine knows it's one of the least enjoyable ways to spend money on repair. Try Purple Ice, Royal Purple's synthetic coolant additive, in your radiator this summer. RP cites independent tests that show Purple Ice can reduce engine temps as much as 30 degrees, perhaps one reason why it's popular with some Top Fuel drag teams. It works by reducing the coolant's surface tension, improving heat transfer throughout the cooling system, protecting against the formation of scale deposits and lubricating water pump seals. Compatible with traditional ethylene glycol ("green") antifreeze.