Mini Cooper Exhaust
Unlock the racecar in your new Mini Cooper S, JCW or R55 Clubman with a high-flow cat-back exhaust from NM Engineering. These cool tubes are constructed from T304 stainless steel and feature large diameter, metric-sized tubing with low-restriction stainless steel mufflers for minimal restriction, reduced weight and no freeway drone. Other noteworthy additions include a high-polished finish, CNC mandrel bends, TIG welds and precise-fit hangers.
Studie Photo Collection
MSRP: 3000 Yen ($34)
Regular readers will be very familiar with leading Japanese BMW tuner, Studie AG. It's long list of world-class project cars and even its extraordinary stores around Japan have singled it out as one of the most stylish and progressive BMW tuners in the world. Among its many activities, the company produces an annual photo collection, and the 2009 edition is called Studie Style - das Foto.
The 146-page, large format collection includes some wonderful photography that reflects the tuner's passion for all things BMW, from road cars to its exploits in the Asian Le Mans series where it competed with a Z4, as well sights from the famous Nürburgring 24hr race.
The collection, with text in both English and Japanese, is available in Japan for 3000 Yen (about $34) but, because demand for this collector's series has been so great in the past, they will ship it to the US. Estimates put the price at almost $90 shipped, but then you'll be the only kid on your block with this unique publication. To order Studie Style - das Foto, email firstname.lastname@example.org (several more photos can be seen on our blogs page at eurotuner.com)
The new Zolder wheel from TSW is looking hot thanks to its multi-spoke design that takes its name from the world famous Belgian racetrack. The design is clean and bold, as it plays up its one-piece construction. There are multiple color options, including gloss white/mirror cut face and lip, gloss gold/mirror cut lip and a gloss black/hyper silver with mirror cut lip. Available in 17-20" sizes and in an array of widths, they'll fit any Euro under the sun. Make your Euro bolder thanks to the TSW Zolder.
BMW e36 Racing Thermostat
Mishimoto has released a new racing thermostat for all BMW E36 applications. It promotes greater cooling efficiency by significantly reducing engine temperatures produced by modified and upgraded turbo applications. Once the engine is warmed up, the Mishimoto thermostat will open up at a lower temperature (62ºC) than standard OEM thermostats. This will allow the coolant to flow sooner, maintaining cooler engine temperatures.
Now you can catch your engine's blow-by in style with the new Mishimoto carbon-catch can. This lightweight piece will catch your engine's oil and prevent the slugdy build-up that can harm your intake manifold, turbo, intercooler or other important parts.
MSRP: $399 each
Now you can put yourself in the driver's seat at work or home, thanks to the PitStop furniture from Bavarian Autosport. The Grand Prix chair features a shift-knob to adjust ride height and tire tread-inspired arms offer plenty of grip when lounging around. The desk sports a tempered glass top, a spoiler, braided stainless steel lines, a cross brace and coilover supports. The lifetime warranty only sweetens the deal. Consider this the ultimate home décor
MSRP: Starting $310
Take your vision to the next level with TAG Heuer's new intensive high-definition sunglasses. These special spectacles are designed to deliver a truer image and enhance your outdoor vision. By using special vermillion-colored lenses that combine photochromic darkening ability with re-engineered, gradient "silver flash" technology, these lightly-mirrored lenses become reflective as they darken to enhance dimensional detail of the landscape rather than the flattening effect of polarized lenses.
Forget expensive trips to the dealer for things like a check-engine light, service light or a faulty electric window. Now you can unlock the onboard computer like the factory technicians thanks to the new ScanTool from AutoEnginuity. This must-have mod allows you tap into the ECU of your BMW, Mini, Audi, VW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche or other popular European cars. In addition to checking and clearing codes you can tune shift points and other trick stuff the dealer only wished they could. If you'd like the power to actually work on your car, AutoEnginuity has the answer.
DSG Performance Software
Several companies have finally got round to cracking Audi and Volkswagen's DSG transmission coding and Revo Technik recently deployed its new stage 1 and 2 software packages to optimize launch control, shift points and torque-limiter functions. The specifics include different launch control RPMs, higher torque limits, a gear shift indicator where applicable, flash counter reset, shift maps, while the auto-upshift/kickdown mode has been disabled for full control. Unlock your DSG's potential with one simple mod.
Stirling Carbon Sunglasses
Carbon is all the rage, but when you combine its exclusivity and feathery construction into some super shades you achieve optical nirvana. And that's just what Barton Perreria did when they created the new Sterling that features carbon and titanium construction, polarized lenses and six color options. If only the best will do, these are the best for you.
If you're in the market for new shoes, checkout the Voxx TU3 wheel because these split-seven-spokes are clean! Constructed in one-piece with innovative undercut machining techniques, these wheels are both light and strong. They're available in gloss black, matte gunmetal and matte silver machined finishes, in 15-18" sizes to fit just about any ride. So don't leave home on your stock rollers, let Discount Tire Direct take your Euro from zero to hero.
HD Motorsports Hero Camera
You'd have to be living under a rock not to know the popularity of the original GoPro video camera - hell, even we've used it for some of our online videos at eurotuner.com. But the best just got better with the new HD model. This cool camera is said to be the world's smallest professional on-board HD camera offering 1080p/960p/720p true HD video at 30- and 60-frames per second. If that's not sweet enough, it also captures both 170° and 127° wide angle HD video with professional sound recording thanks to the industry's most advanced recording system, engineered specifically for motorsport. The tiny camera mounts to any vehicle, helmet or person thanks to a versatile quick-release mounting system with a wide range of accessories. So go on, be a hero!
Flexible Led Lighting
Grote's new LightForm introduced at SEMA is claimed to be the world's first commercially available flexible LED lighting. The ultra-thin film is less than 1mm thick and can be used in tight places previously inaccessible to standard LEDs. If that's not cool enough, it can even be sewn into fabric. These slick sheets come in various colors and can be used to create anything from custom tail lights and markers to interior accents and under-hood lighting. All you need is power to provide light on any surface.
Vintage Vw Radios
Mid America Motorworks
Now your vintage Veedub can rock modern sounds thanks to the new Retrosound Vintage Radios from Mid America Motorworks. This hi-tech stereo offers modern technology with flexible mounting options thanks to the Infinimount shaft/bracket system. The new rear-mounted USB input also allows MP3/WMA digital file playback. It's also compatible with USB flash/thumb drives and the player's small chassis fits a wide variety of older vehicles.
ABT Mk6 Golf
German VW/Audi tuner Abt Sportsline is often among the first to modify the latest cars, and the Mk6 Golf is no exception. The company has a complete body kit as well as lowered suspension, huge wheels and quad tailpipes. This particular example is the GTD model and thanks to software tuning it gets 190hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. With a 0-60 time of 7sec the bite definitely matches the bark.
Brake upgrade kits
MSRP: $239 a pair
Big brakes are great, but only for the monetarily blessed... until now. Apikol is offering high-performance brake upgrades for Audi applications using cost-effective OEM rotors, Brembo calipers and stainless steel braided lines. All brake applications are available as complete kits but can also be purchased on a piece-by-piece basis. So now you can get your stop-on for a fraction of the price.
Contitech Air Springs
Are your coilovers not going low enough? Do you have to remove your wheels every time you want to change the ride height? Well Mac Springs, the US distributor of Continental/Contitech equipment, has introduced these new air springs. The bags are German engineered for less ballooning and more extension. Quality is in the detail, and they deliver with crimped bead plates, standard 1/2" ports and measure 2.9" collapsed and 10.5" extended.
Bowers & Wilkins
Proving a large sound can come from a small package, Bowers & Wilkins has introduced its new Zeppelin Mini music system. Plug your iPod into the herculean sound thanks to full-range, 3" fiber-glass drivers that offer a long-throw "motor" to deliver unprecedented range and dynamics in a compact package. Backed by 18 watts of power, this sculpted beauty looks great and performs better. Other cool features include a mini-USB plug, an aux input and the ability to charge your iPod while it plays.
MSRP: $299 each
Stand out in a crowd with Rotiform cast aluminum BLQ wheels. The multi-spoke design is classic yet fresh, and the black, silver, gunmetal or machined finishes mean they'll work on any car. Available in 19" diameter with varying widths, these massive rollers will fill your wells but won't break the bank thanks to meager prices.
Now you can leave the hot-box days of old behind with the AWE CCB (Cold Cone Box) Intake for the Mk5 2.0T. This cold-air snout features a fully enclosed carbon fiber box and larger diameter tubing after the MAF for the best intake solution. More than just hot air, this kit is claimed to boost power by 8hp, improve throttle response and last forever thanks to the durable carbon/aluminum construction and washable filter.
Titanium T4 Turbo Shield
It's no secret that when turbos make big power the tradeoff is serious heat. In fact, under-hood temps can rise to several hundred degrees, bubbling paint, cracking wiring and wreaking havoc in the process. By using the power of titanium, Design Engineering's new T4 turbo shields will keep the heat in and the power up. Thanks to special construction, these shields can withstand direct continuous temps of 1800°F and up to 2500°F of radiant heat.