BMW And MINI LSD
AC Schnitzer MSRP: Website
Put power to the ground and turn that horsepower into forward motion with AC Schnitzer's new limited-slip differential for the BMW 1- and 3-Series as well as the new Mini. Whether you're looking for better traction in poor conditions, to reduce understeer, or to improve handling on all fronts, the ACS LSD is perfect for your ride. In the event of lost traction, it can transfer up to 75% of the power to the other wheel to restore forward thrust.
VW TDI Exhaust
Techtonics Tuning MSRP: From $605
Go green and stay mean with a new Techtonics 2.5" exhaust for your new Mk5 Jetta turbo-diesel. These stainless-steel beauties are CNC machined and mandrel-bent for crush-free bends, then TIG welded in jigs for the perfect fit. TT is known for its top-line systems. Options include different polished tips and by adding one of their legendary downpipes, your diesel will make tracks. Stay tuned for installation guide and dyno results from our own Project TDI.
Solo Classic Subwoofer
Kicker MSRP: From $249.95
Kicker is taking it back to the old school with big sound in a little box thanks to its new Small-Box Solo Classic Subwoofer. With a maximum of 750 watts RMS from the one-piece SoloKon (cone) with continuous back bracing, this bad-boy will stomp the bass. Add the high-temp dual voice-coils, a T-cut top plate and polyimide voice-coil former, and you've got a killer sub. Sizes range from 8-15" and come in either 2- or 4-Ohm versions.
2.0T Fuel Pump
Awe Tuning MSRP: From $399.95
Increase the boost in your 2.0T and you'll want to crank up the fuel pressure as well. In order to keep this high-pressure motor fed with fuel, you'll need a high-flow pump like this one from AWE. Tested for thousands of miles, these units are machined to tolerances of just one micron. They use factory parts in critical places and come with a sturdy DLC coating for long-lasting, bind-free operation, meaning you've got a winner.
Afe MSRP: $161.25
Add some swirl to your twin-turbo Bimmer with Advanced Flow Engineering's Silver Bullet Throttle Spacer. While the term swirlie might rekindle memories of your older brother dipping your head in the toilet and flushing it to swirl your hair, this throttle-body spacer is said to add over 6hp and 5 lb-ft to your straight-six. By swirling the intake to produce the perfect mixture of air and fuel, the spacer is able to add power and throttle-response. To see what the spacer is all about, check out aFe's website for more info.
Vertini Wheels MSRP: website
Described as the perfect blend of form and function, the new Hennessey wheel from Vertini is a roller you'll want to consider. The lightweight multi-spoke design will flatter just about any fender well, and with sizes ranging from 19-22" it should cover most cars and SUVs. If you're looking to set yourself apart from the crowd, check out the Vertini Hennessey.
ABT Audi Q5
ABT Sportsline MSRP: Website
Think you're cool because you have one of the first Audi Q5s on the street? Well think again because if you don't have an Abt Q5, you certainly don't have much. German tuner Abt puts its signature moves on the new SUV in the form of a body kit, big wheels, uprated suspension and more power for the TDI motor.
Tire Mobility Repair Kit
Stop & Go MSRP: $149.99
Getting a flat tire in a remote area and being stranded for hours until the tow-truck arrives can be detrimental to your sanity. To curb your fears of such a nightmare, Stop & Go recently introduced its Tire Mobility Kit that should have you back from a flat in no time. The flat-free kit comes with a pocket tire plugger, an air compressor and matching Accu-Gage air pressure gauge. Now you can avoid those messy cans of tire sealants and fix your flats yourself.
Brute Industries MSRP: From $2495
Tired of rolling around on the floor whenever you need to service your ride? How about the agony as you rip off your front lip driving up some ramps just to change your oil? Don't have enough money or space for a Hydraulic lift? Well, the Portable Pit Stop Ramps from Brute Industries might the answer. These righteous ramps can support up to 6000 lb, raise your vehicle 14" and with a 10 approach angle, your lowered car shouldn't have a problem traversing the small incline. If working at home is your thing, you might want to check out this ingenious apparatus!
C2 Audio Systems
JL Audio MSRP: from $99.95/pair
Drawing cues from JL Audio's high-end C5 speakers, the new C2 range packs serious punch for its price. These new screamers feature edge-driven 0.75" silk dome tweeters and Mylar cones for highs above 20kHz, as well as deep, rich bass. Available in a myriad of sizes and either in co-axial or component form, we're sure there's a combo to meet anybody's needs.
Speedy Black Edition
Lorinser MSRP: Website
Take your cute and cuddly Smart car to the dark side with the Speedy black treatment from Lorinser. The conversion gives you some 17x7" wheels up front and 17x8.5" out back to harness the extra power they can squeeze out of your motor. If that's not enough to make you smile, the host of other Lorinser goodies will make just about any Smart Car as cool as it is economical.
Apikol Rear Differential Mount
034 Motorsport MSRP: $209/each
Curb that "clunk" you hear every time you shift your Audi by installing 034's high-performance differential mount. This bad-boy is a must-have for any high-power or high-mileage A4, S4 or RS4 owner looking to take their driveline to the next level. The stiffy is constructed from high-strength cast aluminum alloy with custom molded urethane bushings and should hold your rear-end in place, no matter what you throw at it.
2.0T Lightweight Crank Pulley
Agency-Power MSRP: $140
Custom CNC machined from 6061 aluminum for your 2.0T's pleasure, this lightweight pulley is 2.5 lb lighter than your stocker. Weighing a scant 1 lb, it's said to improve throttle response and add more power. The laser-etched masterpiece is also the stock size, which means you don't have to worry about an under-driven alternator or water pump.
One-Piece Forged Wheels
CEC Wheels MSRP: Website
Add some 19" forged goodness to your Porsche with a set of Techart's new Formula III wheels. They weigh only 21 lb up front and 24 lb out back. The split multi-spoke design is elegant and the forged one-piece construction means they'll be as tough as nails.
Konig MSRP: Website
The new Lace wheel from Konig is the latest in a line of bling-heavy hoops. Designed to give you that aggressive multi-spoke look, these rollers come in various sizes from 17-20" and are finished in gloss black with a machined face. cancelling technology and has the features, sound quality and battery life to keep you happy.
Premium Bluetooth Headset
Cobra Electronics Corporation MSRP: $59.95
Since many US states now require the use of a hands-free telephone device while driving, we've all had the unfortunate pleasure of increased static, lower volume and decreased clarity while talking on the phone. But fear not, with T5 Sonance Noise Cancellation, you're sure to hear every last word, and with 150 hours of standby time accompanied by 7 hours of talk time, you wont miss any banter. Other cool features include three-way charging from either home, a USB or your vehicle. We've sampled the CBTH2 ear-piece (pictured) and found it good but not quite on par with our Plantronics ear-piece. There's also a CBTH1 headset and, If you can ignore the fact you look like a telemarketer, this bad-boy incorporates noise-cancelling technology and has the features, sound quality and battery life to keep you happy.