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Oct 26, 2015
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Neuspeed VW Golf MK7 Hi-Flo Downpipe with integrated catalytic converter
Free up flow and add some growl to your Golf 7 with this bit of hardware from Neuspeed. It's constructed from stainless steel 3-inch mandrel-bent T304 tubing and comes with a stainless flex joint, integrated support brackets that attach to the factory locations, and a fetching brushed finish. The downpipe also features a 200-cell metallic substrate catalyst that is seemingly OBD II compatible-as in it won't trip a check-engine light (shut the front door!)-but it's still just for "off-road use" (wink, wink). Two versions are available, one that connects directly to the original exhaust system's 65mm connector and another that connects directly to the Neuspeed exhaust's 70mm connector. $1,099.95

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Vorsteiner BMW F32 Front Spoiler
Does anyone else think it's cool BMW's in an age of F-named chassis? It's like we're dealing with fighter planes now (F80! F82!) Aero maker Vorsteiner has a carbon-fiber front spoiler for the so-called F32, the 4 Series Coupe M Sport, an autoclaved, pre-preg body bit designed to hug the bumper and not dramatically encroach on ground clearance. What it does do is increase downforce as well as direct more air into the openings of the front radiators (like a good piece of aero should).

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AirREX 2012-Up Audi A6 Air Suspension Kit
We are still looking for an air-suspension kit that can impress us with handling. Is this it? The A6 kit is supplied assembled and leak tested from the factory. All primary control components-valve block, compressor, air tank, and purge valve-are contained in a composite wood casing with a smoked acrylic window. Once this case has been secured in position, two electrical connections and four plumbing connections complete the install. The AirREX system is digital, wireless in operation, and adjustable from a hand-held commander unit. Using this unit, each corner can be controlled individually, in pairs, or collectively. Ride heights can be configured at pre-set levels, while precise air spring pressures can be monitored from the commander unit's TFT LCD screen. In addition to minute ride height adjustments, AirREX struts offer adjustable damping. The struts adopt double convoluted bellows and twin-ply rubber construction. $5,200

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Milltek VW Golf MK4 R32 Exhaust System
This cat-back, hand-finished stainless steel setup sports 2.5-inch plumbing throughout and can be ordered in either resonated or non-resonated forms. The exhaust reportedly bolts right up, and buyers can opt for a cat-deleting bypass pipe or a high-flow catalytic converter. If you use either, they require the use of a Stage-2 remap or performance ECU software for best results. Prices range from $760 for the non-resonated system to $826 for resonated, while the bypass pipe sells for $307 and the hi-flow cat is yours for roughly $1,067.

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Pipercross Audi R8 V-10 Filter Kit
This induction setup attaches to the factory intakes but more than doubles the surface area available for filtration. Multilayered foam impregnated with oil within the unit is said to offer 30 percent more airflow than OEM filters and sifts down to a finer rate. Each unit features a MAF boss housing to allow the factory sensors to be fitted directly into each filter. $350

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Bilstein BMW 3 Series (E90, E91, E92, E93) B16 Coilover Upgrade
Each damper in the B16 kit sports nine steps of adjustment, with bump and rebound being changed together in a pre-set ratio. Via threaded steel bodies, the kits offer 0.78 inches of ride height adjustment from a lower starting point, which equates to a drop of between 1.18 and 2 inches. $1,994

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Remus BMW X3 F25/F25 Facelift Sport Exhaust w/Selectable Tailpipes
Install some performance into that X3 with this latest from Remus, a reportedly aggressive-sounding, power-increasing exhaust system with five different tip choices. Designed as a bolt-on replacement, the setup is made 100 percent from lightweight stainless steel and features a shot-blasted finished. Tips are all 3.46 inches in diameter, include adjustable spherical clamps, and come in variations of chrome, black chrome, and carbon fiber.

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Champ Survival Sidekick 8-in-1 Multitool
The end is nigh! We don't actually know that, but might as well get prepared with this emergency multitool disguised as a flashlight. The unit is outfitted with a glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, magnetic base, distress light, and LED flashlight. The Survival Sidekick can also charge your mobile device via hand crank (retro!), with a USB-to-micro cable included.

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Cyntur JumperPack Mini
For something only 6.0 inches long by 3.3 inches wide by 1.3 inches high and less than a pound, Cyntur sure crammed a lot into the JumperPack Mini. It's marketed to jump-start dead car batteries (makers claim it can bring back to life up to 25 dead batteries in back-to-back jumps), but apparently a fully charged JumperPack Mini can also juice up five smartphones and 1.5 tablets via onboard USB port, and will keep charge in its lithium-ion battery for up to a year. The weatherproof unit is also a 200-lumen LED flashlight and emergency strobe and features SafeJump Battery Clamps to prevent reverse charge and over-current when reviving that car battery. $99.99

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H&R TRAK+ Wheel Spacers
Alright, stance guys, now you can't say ec never did anything for ya-but these are good for the performance guys, too! H&R's aluminum-magnesium alloy spacers are engineered with a hub-centric design and come finished in a hard anodized coating. Pictured are spacers from the DR Series, which can offer from 6 to 40 mm of track widening and require longer wheel bolts (sold separately). H&R also has other lines of spacers, with thousands of applications available in thicknesses from 3 to 65 mm.

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Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flashlight
What's a bug-out bag without an all-purpose safety and lighting tool? (Not a bug-out bag, good sir!) The LightMate features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, five different lighting modes including a "lamp" mode, and a USB charge port. It's also endowed with an emergency glass breaker and comes waterproof in an aluminum-steel alloy body that apparently can withstand the weight of an average car. $29.99

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Scosche boomBOTTLE H2O
Maybe throw this in your bug-out bag, too, just in case a party breaks out at the Armageddon-the boomBOTTLE H2O sports a 50mm up-firing speaker and subwoofer in a waterproof frame. It also features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery for reportedly up to 11 hours of continuous music playback and integrated music controls. Best yet, this little guy is wireless (working with your mobile device's Bluetooth streaming) and will fit just about anywhere (bottle cages, cupholders, etc.) No streaming? No worries; it also comes with a 3.5mm aux cable. $99.99

Bob Hernandez
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