CrystalVision Ultra bulbs
Philips * MSRP: Website
Want the look and intensity of HID lights but can't afford it? Well, look no further than CrystalVision Ultra bulbs from Philips. These tiny suns are DOT-approved and filled with xenon gas that allows them to emit light almost as white and bright as HIDs for a fraction of the cost. Available for most applications, these puppies will turn night into day.
High-Performance Synthetic Oil
Royal Purple * MSRP: WebsiteInfo:
As the lifeblood of an engine, oil is cheap insurance for any motor since it cuts down on friction and heat, two of an engine's worst enemies. In case you live in a cave, Royal Purple has slid its way toward the top of the oil industry with its slippery purple wonder that's claimed to increase mileage by 4.5% and power 3-5% compared to other oils.
2.0T cold-air intake
AEM * MSRP: Website Info: www.aempower.com
Mention AEM and car guys know you mean power. No matter the application, AEM intakes are said to increase ponies, look good and are easily installed. And its new CAI for all 2.0T-equipped GTIs, Jettas and Audi A3s is no different. In fact, AEM claims a 14hp and 13 lb/ft increase by installing the intake. Designed to pull air from outside the hot bay, these CARB-legal suck-sticks should increase performance while keeping you out of trouble with the ol' black 'n white.
DB Drive * MSRP: $699
Crank it up with the new line of Platinum amps from DB drive. When mediocrity isn't enough, DB serves a host of amps with peak power as high as 1200W with a range of 20-50Hz. These Class-D amps sport features like fan-forced cooling, remote bass level control and a variable sonic filter to allow them to perform under even the most tremendous heat.
Fine Sports Concept wheels
AME Wheels * MSRP: Website
While people strive to wring the last ounce of power from their motor in pursuit of speed, true gearheads understand how much a set of lightweight wheels can improve performance. Capitalizing on more strength and less weight, Enkei's latest company, AME Wheels, introduces the FS-01. This one-piece wheel is constructed using MAT technology that combines the elements of cast and forged construction, all wrapped in an attractive package. They're available in silver, black and bronze, while sizes vary from 17-19".
Coustic compressor speakers
Coustic Car Audio * MSRP: Website
Bringing gut-wrenching sound to the masses, Coustic introduces its new line of affordable speakers said to provide expensive sound for less coin. Offered in different sizes and both coaxial or component forms, with RMS ratings extending up to 75W, these thumpers should pack serious punch.
Rebuildable G-Series subwoofers
MSRP: Starting at $279
Bridging the gap between the audiophile's wet dream G5 subs and the more inexpensive G1 and G2 subwoofers, the Boston Acoustics G3 subs are said to match the G5's performance at a fraction of the price. Featuring Soft Part Systems that allow the entire cone, coil, surround and spider to be replaced, and excursions approaching 3", these subs mean business. And with the ability to handle power and shine in different enclosures, the subs are hard to beat.
Type 368 BMW-specific wheel
Miro Wheels * MSRP: Starting at $435 per wheel
Take your Bimmer to a new level with a pair of shoes from Miro Wheels. These BMW-specific hoops are designed to fill the arches of an E36 M3, E90, E92 and E60. Available in 19" with staggered widths of 8.5 and 10", these hub-centric rims will add some bling to your Bavarian steed. With polished lips and Hyper silver, Mirror black or gold finishes, you'll blaze a style all your own.
Portable Premier deck and subs
Pioneer and Pioneer Premier
* MSRP: Website
Pioneer has pulled out the stops and is looking to dominate with its new line of portable audio-enhanced head units and Pro Series subwoofers. Pioneer's latest decks feature USB inputs that allow you to transfer music from your computer to your deck via a flash drive. New features also include direct iPod access, Bluetooth audio streaming, XM-readiness, auxiliary inputs along with class-leading power and sound quality. In addition to the new decks, the new Pro Series subwoofers offer huge sound in small enclosures at an affordable price.
Radio-Controlled MP3 VW Bus
Audiobanh and Maisto International
* MSRP: Website Info: www.audiobahn.com
Are you crazy about old school air-cooled VW memorabilia? Car audio giant Audiobahn and toy manufacturer Maisto International have teamed up to produce one of the hippest toys yet, a 1:10 scale radio-controlled VW Bus. Available in either electric blue or purple, the Bus features an Audiobahn sound system that even plays music from a connected MP3 device. The fully functioning vehicle also has working low-beam and high-beam headlights, glowing engine and air suspension. For a limited time only, et will be giving these bad boys away to our Readers' Ride of the Month (p102).
Britalman performance exhaust
* MSRP: Website
Aiming to create affordable, world-class exhaust systems for high-end Euros, Creative claims to improve on the look, sound and performance of the factory systems with 100% handmade T304 TIG-welded stainless steel systems that offer a lifetime warranty.