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Oct 5, 2015
European car gear tarox vw golf discs and pads Photo 2/13   |   European Car Gear Tarox Vw Golf Discs And Pads

Tarox VW Golf GTi Mk V Uprated Discs and Pads
Tarox's sweet-looking discs come in four different flavors: the diagonally vented G88, JDM-inspired Sport Japan, spiral grooved F2000, and the traditional, OEM-styled Zero. Each features a CNC-machined face and goes through a structural stress-relieving heat treatment at the end of each machining cycle. Match them up with Tarox's pads, which come in two varieties, Strada for daily driven vehicles and track-ready Corsa for more demanding, high-performance applications. Prices start from $456 for a front pair of any of the disc designs, while pads start from $175 for the Strada street pads. tarox.co.uk

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Vorsteiner Lamborghini Huracan Verona Aero Program
These latest carbon-fiber goodies for the Huracan apparently do more than just look good. Vorsteiner developed a bumper-hugging front spoiler that directs air into the openings of the front radiators but doesn't alter ground clearance too much. Meanwhile, the race-inspired Verona side blade extensions are designed to improve downforce and airflow around the supercar and behind the front wheels. vorsteinernero.com

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Hotchkis VW Golf GTI MK7 Adjustable Antisway Bars
In the name of flat cornering and defeating understeer, Hotchkis Sport Suspensions offers this kit for MK7 GTI owners, a setup that includes a 28.5mm tubular front antiroll bar and a 25.5mm tubular rear bar. The front stabilizer is adjustable, with rate increases of 95 and 125 percent over stock, while the rear bar delivers an increase in roll stiffness of 115 percent over OEM. Hotchkis' sway bars are made in the USA, include all hardware needed for proper installation, come with grease-able polyurethane bushings, and are finished in powdercoat. hotchkis.net

European car gear forge ford focus st induction kit Photo 5/13   |   European Car Gear Forge Ford Focus St Induction Kit

Forge Ford Focus ST Induction Kit
Help that Focus ST breathe a little easier with this intake system, which boasts a custom-wound silicone induction hose and a racing-proven Pipercross high-flow foam cone filter. Forge is claiming gains in the order of 17 hp over the stock airbox, with more available via tuned or remapped engines, and the kit contains everything needed for installation, including stainless steel clamps, inlet pipework, and instructions. Plus, it doesn't look half bad. $288. forgemotorsport.co.uk

European car gear xpel ultimate stealth bmw paint protection films Photo 6/13   |   European Car Gear Xpel Ultimate Stealth Bmw Paint Protection Films

XPEL Ultimate and Stealth BMW Paint Protection Films
The difference between XPEL's Ultimate and Stealth products appears to be finish-as in Ultimate ends up glossy while Stealth finishes matte. Both are characterized as virtually invisible, self-healing urethane films (thanks to elastomeric polymers-science!), and XPEL offers a range of computer-designed, precision-cut patterns to fit most BMWs. For front-end coverage or protecting the entire vehicle's paint, XPEL recommends pro installation; the company offers a network of sanctioned installers in 36 countries and 50 U.S. states. Both Ultimate and Stealth carry a 10-year warranty. locator.xpel.com

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Bilstein BMW E30 M3 Group N Dampers
Not strictly for Group N, so-called "showroom class" competition (a run group heavily limited in modifications), Bilstein's dampers are also suitable for track days or just flooring it through a twisty section on your everyday commute. Each unit is hand-finished in Bilstein's German factory, using the latest in gas pressure technology and inverted monotube construction, and goes through a full dyno analysis before getting signed off by test drivers and engineers at both the Nurburgring as well as the company's Papenburg test facility. bilstein.de

European car gear milltek sport bmw f32 428 performance exhaust system Photo 8/13   |   European Car Gear Milltek Sport Bmw F32 428 Performance Exhaust System

Milltek Sport BMW F32 428 Performance Exhaust System
This hand-finished stainless steel exhaust comes in a couple of different configurations. For max power gains, you'll want to go with the large-bore downpipe, "de-catted" version (as in no catalytic converter), which can be ordered with a high-flow sports cat if you're interested in staying within the law when you're off the track; additionally, it features 3-inch plumbing. A cat-back system is also available, which upgrades the rear of the car to include a dual exit GT90 trim set. This 435i-style dual-outlet can be ordered either resonated or non-resonated and requires the 435i M Sport rear valance from a BMW dealer to fit; tailpipe trims can be ordered as either Cerakote black or polished. Those looking for a more OEM look and who wish to keep the original 428 valance can select the twin outlet cat-back style, complete with GT76 trims, again in either Cerakote or polished.

European car gear kw porsche 911 gt3 coilover suspension Photo 9/13   |   European Car Gear Kw Porsche 911 Gt3 Coilover Suspension

KW 2014+ Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport Coilover Suspension
These bad boys are geared for users looking at a more aggressive setup for racetrack events with mild street use. Offering 0-10 mm of ride height adjustment fore and aft, Clubsports boast stainless steel construction, racing top mounts, increased spring rates, tuned valving, and large diameter piston rods. All applications feature adjustable (and independent reacting) rebound and compression damping. $6,999.99 kwsuspensions.com

European car gear fondmetal wheels Photo 10/13   |   European Car Gear Fondmetal Wheels

Fondmetal STC01 and STC02 Wheels
Dear Fondmetal: Thank you for your wheel press releases. We super appreciate it, but please send us more details! The STC01 and STC02 are one-piece alloy rims made in Italy and TUV certified. Both are available in 20x9-inch and 20x11-inch sizes, and the STC-01 starts at $484, while pricing for the STC-02 starts at $408. fondmetalusa.com

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DeWalt 20V MAX Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench
DeWalt has launched a new line of professional-grade impact wrenches that are designed with automotive mechanics in mind. The new 20V MAX lineup features powerful brushless motors and 5Ah 20V lithium-ion batteries for up to 700 lb-ft of torque and 1,200 lb-ft of max breakaway torque in the 1/2-inch format (3/4-inch format is also available). The impact wrenches have three speeds for a variety of applications, along with a built-in LED work light. The impact wrenches weigh in at roughly 7 pounds each and are just 8.9 inches long, making them the perfect size to both fit in tight spots and carry along to the racetrack. From $349 with battery or $229 bare. dewalt.com

European car gear bendpak md 6xp mid rise lift Photo 12/13   |   European Car Gear Bendpak Md 6Xp Mid Rise Lift

BendPak MD-6XP Mid-rise Lift
Most of us would love to add a car lift to our home garage, but cost, space, and practicality all seem to get in the way. The BendPak MD-6XP is a mid-rise lift that is able to lift your car up to 48 inches in the air in just 45 seconds, while being compact enough to fit entirely underneath most vehicles when not in use. The MD-6XP has a max capacity of 6,000 pounds, making it heavy duty enough for most family sedans or SUVs-a good bargaining tool when convincing your significant other. The lift runs off a standard 115V electrical socket (a nice bonus) and the hydraulic pump stows on a cart that doubles as a jack to move the lift around your workspace. $1,955 bendpak.com

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Race Ramps
Offering a number of solutions for getting a car up in the air, Race Ramps products are built using patented high-density foam coated in an anti-skid material. This allows the company to make lightweight, portable vehicle ramps that are weather resistant and work on any flat surface-even grass or dirt. Race Ramps makes products to help with regular servicing as well as getting low-profile vehicles up on scales, lifts trailers, and even steep driveways. The company also makes elevated static vehicle displays for shows. Custom applications are available as well and most ramp sets hold at least 6,000 pounds. Best of all, all of Race Ramps' products are made in good ol' Michigan, USA. From approximately $140. raceramps.com

Bob Hernandez
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