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A Guide To The Best New Products Unveiled At Waterfest 15.

Greg Emmerson
Oct 1, 2009
Photographer: Sam Du Writer: Sam Du

Every year, for the past 15 years, Waterfest has been the place where the country's top-tuners have unveiled their latest developments. Each year, we attempt to track down the most significant parts and bring them to you.

The NA Motorsports booth debuted the new BSH turbo kit. It's a turn-key solution for the Mk5 2.0T and includes a tubular manifold, 3" downpipe, dump tube and inlet. Both Revo and Unitronic will have software for the kit. A multitude of turbos have been tested for compatibility, including Garrett GT2860RS, 2871R, 3071R, 3076R and 35R. Expect power to range from 350-700whp, depending on the turbo chosen (www.bshspeedshop.com)

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C2 Motorsports had its 430hp stage 3 R32 turbo conversion that includes a 6265 Precision turbo with billet turbine, plug-n-play fuel pump kit, 450 lb/ft DSG software with launch control and faster shifting via direct port upload (similar to photo)






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Built to withstand 600-1200hp, the new oversize disc from Clutchmasters caught the eye of big-turbo Dubbers. Named 850-Series because it uses a 8.5" twin-disc, the clutch allows smoother engagement and holds more power with its larger size. There are also different friction disc combinations. Applications include VW/Audi 1.8T, 3.2 VR6 and S4 2.7T. Prices start at $1950 (www.clutchmasters.com)


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C2 Motorsports also had its new short-runner intake manifold for the 2.5 Rabbit motor. Mated with its new exhaust cam and software, expect to see gains of 40 lb/ft at the wheels and a 7200rpm ability. There was also a short-runner manifold for the Mk5 R32 (www.c2motorsports.net)


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Spec showed off its new twin- and triple-disc clutches for the Mk4 R32. The twin can handle 800 lb-ft, while the triple is estimated to withstand 1200 lb-ft! Prices starts at $1399 (www.specclutch.com)

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Famous for its 1.8T rods (see et 4/08), Integrated Engineering announced these 1.9 TDI rods. Forged from 4340 chromoly, with more webbing and 26mm wrist pins, they're designed for high torque applications. Look out for new Rabbit 2.5 rods as well, ideal for high-rev or turbo applications (www.intengineering.com)



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Expanding its broad range of coilovers, H&R showed off its Premium coilover line with aluminum front struts to reduce unsprung weight by 30-40%. Applications include VW Mk4 and Mk5, plus Audi A3, A4, S4 and R8 (www.hrsprings.com)







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New for '09, the Konig Swurve wheel has the potential to look good on any Euro. Available in 15-19" fitments, the Swurve comes in a matte black finish with machined faces(www.konigwheels.com)



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Black Forest Industries debuted the 42 Draft Designs catch can. It has CNC 6061 aluminum construction, stainless baffle plus inlet and outlet fittings.The two-piece item retails at $250 (www.blackforestindustries.com)







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NGP Racing was selling Vogtland's new Tecline coilovers. Priced considerably lower than their standard coilovers, they have fixed valving while the springs need less coils, making them lighter and reducing unsprung weight. The drop allows Mk3s to lower 4". Applications are available for Mk3, Mk4 and the Mk5 (www.ngpracing.com)







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Induktion Motorsport displayed two aluminum catch cans, which are V-banded with Aeroquip AN fittings and hose. The 2.5" can retails for $205, while the 3" can is $225 (www.4induktion.com)



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If you plan to turbo your Mk5 Rabbit 2.5, you might want to give Induktion a call for its impressive manifolds that retail for $1495. They also have six-cylinder manifolds at $1595 (www.4induktion.com)



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By Greg Emmerson
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