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Aug 5, 2004
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Camshafts Here
COMP Cams(r), the absolute leader in high performance camshaft technology, according to a study done by COMP Cams, announces the arrival of the new SC line-up of camshafts for Honda/Acura DOHC with VTEC engines. The new SC cams are engineered to make maximum power and torque from high revving Honda/Acura engines. Best of all, using technology learned from the creation of race winning engines, COMP Cams engineers understand how to make durable camshafts that deliver many years of service; a common problem with Honda aftermarket camshafts today. You don't say. One of the distinguishing ingredients of the SC Honda/Acura DOHC camshafts is the use of "all-new" engine specific cores, rather than stock regrinds. Most competitors regrind their camshafts, which can actually alter valve train geometry, reducing performance rather than enhancing it. These new cores are precision cut and then nitrided (nitrided?) to create a super hard finish that increases durability. SC Honda camshafts are state-of-the-art and provide the greatest horsepower increase possible. For more information about COMP Cams SC Honda Camshafts or any other products contact your local dealer or visit us online at www.compcams.com.

Tiny Bikes
Motorcycles! Yeah, I know we have a lot of cycle stuff in here, but bear with us for just one more shameless plug for motorcycles. You can now buy the incredible World Championship Team Moto GP, World Super Bike, Classic Race Bike and Sport Bike die cast replicas, produced by IXO Models in the popular1:24 scale. They are composed of precision die-cast metal, plastic and rubber components. These licensed models feature realistic hand painted racing schemes, decals, detailed body & frame work, wheel-sets and swing-arm with movable components and rolling wheels. These premium bikes are encased in an opening jewel-case for collector display. Available models include team replica bikes of Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Colin Edwards, Sete Gibernau, Troy Bayliss, Schwantz, Rainey, Doohan and Nicky Hayden. The ones pictured above are from the teams of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. These race bikes are a must for any true Motorsports collector and Racing Sport enthusiast involved in the highest form of world class racing. We know that includes you, so get 'em at www.motoreplicas.com or call (805) 340-6915.

Mount one in your car
If you've ever been in a situation where you wanted to watch DVDs on a small portable LCD screen-at the cottage (Oh Withers! Please get me COLD champagne!), on your boat (as if all that bikini ass isn't enough entertainment), in your car while stuck in traffic (now we're talkin'!)-you've probably wished you had the thousands of dollars it costs for those kinds of gadgets. Don't we all? Thanks to Merconnet-they're Canadian, eh!-you can have the same experience for about $500. Merconnet is offering a number of packages that include a portable DVD player and an LCD screen, including some that offer LCD screens designed to be mounted in a vehicle. For example, the seven-inch TFT/LCD monitor with TV tuner and car cigarette lighter adapter, designed for automotive entertainment and TV/display applications. The monitor can be coupled with a portable DVD player such as the NextBase 4 (yup, they sell those too), for a great entertainment combination. The NextBase 4 comes equipped with a built in Dolby Digital Decoder that will allow you to bring sound quality to higher levels.Don't Get so

Hipermax!
HKS is proud to introduce the all new Hipermax Racing Sport (RS) Suspension Line. I'm sure they are. The Hipermax RS coilover suspension kits are the first Hipermax line to be engineered as a truly global suspension system. HKS suspension engineers' spent over a year developing the Hipermax RS, testing on various race tracks and street testing in Japan, the United States and Europe. The result of all this testing and development is a coilover suspension system that has been precisely valved to dramatically improve handling at a competitive track level, yet still be comfortable even on the harsh road conditions in the United States. Yeah buddy. Harsh road conditions. Your girl's into that. You know cuz she won't take off that masochist mask you got her for Mother's Day. HKS was able to achieve this versatility by using an F1-inspired single tube structure coupled with an oversized piston. A shortened cylinder body allows suspension travel to be maintained when the car is lowered. The Hipermax RS also features 30-way dampening adjustability and ride height adjustability. The anodized aluminum upper pillowball mounts improve steering response, traction and offer a more direct feel to the driving surface. And they're included! All HKS Hipermax RS coilover suspension kits are built in-house at HKS Headquarters in Japan. Jump on it at www.hksusa.com.

IFD-600C you
Interfire's new IFD-600C class-D digital amplifier puts out big power in a tiny package-see? You're not the only one. Measuring just over nine inches in length (jealous?), the IFD-600 has a peak output of 900 watts and an RMS continuous power output of 600 watts. The IFD-600 is a true one Ohm mono stable class-D digital amplifier with all the bells and whistles: intelligent five-way protection circuitry, auxiliary line output, remote controllable 18dB bass boost knob, gold plated, CNC-machined four-gauge power input terminals and eight-gauge subwoofer output terminals. This little beast features high temperature handling capacitors, continuously variable low-pass crossovers, over wrapped terroidial coils and a high efficiency pulse width modulated power supply. If the IFD-600 isn't enough, check out his big brother, the IFD-1000! We knew there was a bigger one. Bigger is not always better. For more information, please visit www.interfireaudio.com.

Turbo me this
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the HKS GT Sport Turbo Upgrade for the 2002-and-later Subaru Impreza WRX, HKS has decided to re-introduce the Off-Road use only bolt-on kit with one of HKS' newest turbochargers, the GT-RS. This kit features the same straight through downpipe, up pipe and Super Mega Flow intake as the previous kit, but the GT2540R turbo has been replaced with the GT-RS and the split housing extension housing is now manufactured from polished SUS304 stainless steel. The ball-bearing GT-RS turbo's outstanding power potential and responsiveness is an excellent match to the Subaru Impreza WRX's flat four engine design. This GT Sport Turbo Upgrade combined with an HKS Hi-Power exhaust, EVC, F-Con S, and larger injectors produced 246.3 wheel horsepower and 203.6 lb-ft of torque. Dude, it MSRPs at only $3895.00. What are you waiting for? For more information regarding the HKS GT Sport Turbo Upgrade for the 2002-and-later Subaru Impreza WRX visit www.hksusa.com.

Back that ass up. But be careful!
Stellar's advanced At Ease back-up sensor sends ultrasonic waves into the space behind your vehicle when you are reversing. Stellar's revolutionary tri-sensor system will automatically warn you against any obstructions that you may run into by emitting a sequence of pulse tones. The closer together and louder the tones get indicates the distance of the object from your car. Simple right? It works like your woman. The more the damn thing screeches at you, the closer you're getting to the planter. It includes detailed instructions to ensure easy installation, even for the weekend mechanic. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Now, If only all the moms in giant SUVs had these things!

Carbon fiber is better
Check out this new line of carbon fiber and fiberglass hoods in either OEM or racing styles. All Erebuni hoods are grade A 3D carbon fiber with fiberglass inner frames and all the necessary hardware for a bolt-on installation. Hoods are available for the following vehicles: Acura Integra, NSX and RSX; Honda Accord, Civic, CRX, Del Sol, Prelude and S2000; Hyundai Tiburon; Lexus IS300 and RX300; Mazda Miata, MX6, Protg and RX-7; Mitsubishi Eclipse, Galant, Mirage and Lancer; Nissan 240SX, 300ZX, 350Z, Altima and Maxima; Subaru Impreza and Legacy; Toyota Celica, Corolla, Matrix, MR-2, RAV4 and Supra. I'm so glad they cover them all. Now I can me that carbon-fiber hood for my Subie Legacy. For further information about our product line please call (888) EREBUNI or visit our web sites at www.erebuni.net or at www.spoilers.com.

What's with the seven-inchers?
Dual Electronics just announced it will soon ship the company's first in-dash mobile receiver to feature a seven-inch LCD monitor, plus a built-in TV tuner and full DVD playback capabilities. Yeah, I know. Those other guys are doing it too. And they're from Canada. Give these guys a break. Scheduled to ship later this month, the XDVD8170, sold for $1,599-yeah, it's a bit more than the Mounty version on these pages, but it's also a lot fancier-is a single-DIN AM/FM/CD/DVD/TV receiver that produces a fully motorized seven-inch TFT LCD screen at the push of a button, allowing passengers to enjoy razor-sharp images and full range audio through the vehicle's existing speaker system. Dual Electronics' XDVD8170 is a full-featured mobile audio/video entertainment center with Dolby Digital(r) and DTS(r) outputs to play literally all commercial DVDs, whether they are produced for North American (NTSC) or European (PAL) markets. In addition to DVD discs, the XDVD8170 plays all standard compact discs, as well as CD-R/RW discs encoded with .wav and .mp3 files. The TV tuner section spans VHF channels 2 through 13 and UHF channels 14 through 83. Users can pre-program up to 30 stations in the receiver's memory with an auto station store feature. I can't even list all the features of this one. Call Adam Sohmer with SOHMER ASSOCIATES at (347) 512-0066 or email him at adam@sohmerassoc.com. Anybody up for a spam session?

Don't forget the calipers
And I mean it. The last things you want to be without are your racing calipers. Mackin industries has a newly redesigned Project Mu racing caliper kit. This new caliper design has individual pads for each piston, enabling optimized bite and heat resistance, making this one of the most efficient kits on the market. This new design is similar to those on high-end race cars, used in the jgt500 series. Oh. You were in that? Well you know about these then. This kit comes with scr pro, two piece rotors and also teflon brake lines. Dial them at (562) 946-6820 or dial up at www.mackinindustries.com.

Protect yourself with eduratex
Enduratex has just launched a beautiful new Jetstream series of metallic-sheen vinyls. Available in 26 vibrant colors, these vinyls look great and are made to last. These vinyls provide 500 hours of UV protection and have been treated to protect against mold and mildew, however, what they probably won't protect against is yoru filthy habit of leaving greasy burrito wrappers all over your backseat. They are backed with standard Enduratex backing and have some stretch quality and a soft touch. These vivid colors really grab your attention and look great in all types of applications. For some stylish applications of this new vinyl, check out their website at www.Enduratex.com. Want samples? Call them at (800) 243-2472.

Slippery when wet
Tires that is. To clean and protect every type of tire, from the narrow-profile rubber on a sports car to the extra wide-profile tire of an SUV, Meguiar's, Inc. introduces its new Hot Shine(tm) Tire Spray, with a revolutionary, adjustable trigger spray. Gasp! Not a new trigger spray! The new trigger spray complements the hot-selling Hot Shine Aerosol Tire Spray, which introduced the exclusive variable spray nozzle. And variable spray?! What is this world coming to?!A high-gloss formula delivers a deep, black, wet look that lasts for weeks. Hot Shine Tire Spray, offers a two-way sprayer applicator that provides maximum control over the spray pattern, and can be adjusted for different tire dimensions. Engineered with water-resistant polymers and combined with Meguiar's patented anti-ozonant technology to protect tires, Hot Shine Tire Spray is an easy-to-use spray-and-walk-away formula. It protects sidewalls and prevents cracking, browning and premature aging, while delivering that desirable wet-look shine. Don't go trying to spay your mama's face with this though, people. It's for rubber. In that case, use it on your buddy's girlfriend. You know the one I mean; all plastic, no brains. Meguiar's Hot Shine Tire Spray formula will keep tires looking new not just for days, but for weeks at a time between applications. Each 24-ounce bottle will treat approximately 50 average size tires. For more information, please call Kim Milman or Jarrod Holland at JMPR at (818) 992-4353, or see Meguiar's at www.meguiars.com or www.carcrazycentral.com.

Support your local Motor
These fantastic, wonderful, fabulous, freak show-exciting engine dampers mount in between your vehicle's engine block and firewall to effectively control horsepower and torque. Keep your motor supported as you slam through those gears while adding a nice show piece under the hood. What more can we say? Dampers are good. Everyone needs a good pair of Dampers, for those messy leaks. Oh shit, there I go again. Not Pampers, dampers! Head to www.getnrg.com or email the chaps at info@getnrg.com.

Bounce Bounce
Boston Acoustics, Inc.-their NASDAQ is BOSA, in case you care-is a premier audio systems manufacturer and they have a new revolutionary G5 automotive subwoofer. G5 woofers are available in 10-inch or 12-inch versions with either single or dual four-ohm voice coils. The G5 design is highlighted by a field-replaceable assembly containing the cone, spider, surround and voice coil on a precision, self-aligning chassis, greatly reducing the service time and shipping costs associated with damaged drivers. In addition to efficient serviceability, the G5's replaceable cone/voice-coil technology also makes system upgrades less complex, enabling the installer to change voice-coil configurations compatible with any system architecture. Besides all that other mumbo jumbo, these babies have SureSet(tm) impedance selection, which provides positive voice-coil engagement as well as overdrive protection. For more product information or the location of the nearest Boston G5 dealer, bounce to www.bostonacoustics.com or call (978) 538-5000.

Customize Your Car-Without Paint!
Skinz Wraps Inc. has launched a truly new alternative for applying custom graphic designs to cars and other applications-minus the prohibitive expense of a custom paint job. Unlike other cut vinyl that damages the vehicle's finish, Skinz Wraps Inc. uses 3M and Avery vinyl, guaranteed to leave auto paint intact when removed. In fact, the wraps actually protect the car's paint and finish from fading. The standard five-year quality warranty includes protection from color fading, peeling and cracking. Skinz Wraps Inc. has catered to icons and manufacturers who demand the best. These include, Jotech Motorsports, Street Glow, Turbonetics, APC, Nitrous Express, Disney Radio, Grifter Records, Ruff Ryders and many others. A variety of vehicles using Skinz Wraps Inc. designs was showcased at the 2002 SEMA Show, 2003 CES, NOPI Race Wars, Import Expo 3, Dallas Autorama and TNN's Speed Vision. Several award-winning designs were selected as the next MatchBox model cars from the SEMA Show. Skinz Wraps Inc. is a 3M certified company with award winning designs and acclaimed artists It's affordable, so why wouldn't you try it? Between this and some of that hot pink vinyl earlier on these pages, you are bound to be a star at the next HIN. Get customized now and show us your skinz at www.SkinzWraps.com or call (800) 707-1008.

Hi-Ho Silver, Away!
The PX4SB (no, that's not a crazy bra size) features fog and driving beams in one compact space featuring reinforced die-cast aluminum housing available in a silver finish. Protocol's Dual Beam Light includes two heavy duty Keep It Clean(tm) 40-amp relays, color-coded wiring plugs for easy installation, sturdy adjustable mounting brackets with hardware and an OEM quality rocker switch. All Protocol(tm) auxiliary lighting products possess a unique SuperX(tm) multi surface kaleidoscope optic reflector that increases light output while lowering the bulb temp. This results in greater light output, and longer bulb life. Protocol's all-metal body design insures a long life of maintenance free operation. Protocol's fog/driving light systems offer a sharper and brighter super blue light similar to HID that can be seen for miles. So basically, what that all means is that these lights are pretty damn cool. All of Protocol's fog/driving light systems are CAD design and ECE certified. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Whoohoo! Light yourself up at www.thehoffmangroup.com.

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