Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Power Gear
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Power Gear

Sep 4, 2004
0409_impp_02_z+power_gear+autoloc Photo 1/1   |   Power Gear

Five O'clock Shadow
Here is another solid addition to the already stellar line of AutoLoc custom auto accessories. The six-channel, 75 lb, remote shaved door kit is a must for any auto enthusiast. Do me a favor, go look in the mirror buddy, cuz that's you! So wait a minute? You shave the door handles off of your car and then what? How the hell do you get in it?! They're smart enough to have figured that out. At the heart of the shaved door handle system is the 75 lb Autoloc solenoid. The kit also includes six-function computerized remote control system with two long range remotes, self-grounding bracket, 10 gauge wire, heavy duty back up button, 3 heavy duty Keep It Clean(r) 40-amp relays, 1/16 pre-stretched stainless steel cable, retention springs, code rolling technology and detailed instructions. The SVPRO7 is also backed by limited lifetime warranty. How can you go wrong? You know you want to be just like everyone else! Drive over to www.autoloc.com for your new door kit.

Not Too Young To Vogt
Vogtland is a manufacturer of high quality performance springs and now offers car audio springs, which are the first products of their kind to bridge the gap between the 12-volt enthusiast and performance suspension markets. Vogtland Audio Spring Kits are manufactured in Germany, utilizing the highest quality suspension grade spring wire. Vogtland's engineers and technicians specifically designed these kits to provide the necessary load capacity to properly lower your vehicle when it's loaded down with the latest car audio gear and electronics. The kit accepts additional loads up to 110 lb in the cargo area of the vehicle. This allows for a drop that provides an aggressive appearance yet still maintains the appropriate level ride height for the suspension to function properly. All I can say is it's about time. The car audio suspension kits provide a completely tuned suspension package that significantly improves the vehicles dynamic behavior and safety. Vogtland Audio Spring Kits are designed to provide a level drop of 1-3 inches (25-70 mm), provide an additional load capacity of 110 lbs. (50kg) and are a complete suspension upgrade. Head to www.vogtland.com or contact them directly at (909) 694-6981.

Where's My Swatter?
ColorMorphics. Yet another very cool name from an automotive company. These guys have what they call an "Intelligent Digital Car Lighting System." With 16.7 million colors and dozens of remote-controlled effects, ColorMorphics offers unrivaled lighting options. The lights can even interact with your stereo system. Say what?! With kits starting at $249, this LED based system offers extraordinary durability. ColorMorphics was engineered for strength, with up to 100,000-hour (11.4 years) LED life rating and a weatherproof polycarbonate housing. ColorMorphics is expandable, with new components and programming already being developed. It's designed for both exterior and interior use. ColorMorphics is an interactive alternative to the static lighting systems available today. I saw these little deals at SEMA-they gave out necklaces of neon bugs that you can attach to your valve stem and they blink while you drive. It has a neat effect when in motion, that's for sure. ColorMorphics is now available at Best Buy, Circuit City and at www.colormorphics.com.

Not Your Mom's Car
Sound the trumpets! There is now an Accord non-VTEC camshaft available to you. Yes, you! And this little baby adds up to 15 hp to the wheels. It's even a direct bolt on; no cam gears, retainers or springs needed. That's all the information Performance Accord gave me. If I knew more about these things, believe me, I'd fill you in. But I don't. So go to their Web site listed below for more stuff to chew on. Accords. Nice cars. I see them every time I drive into work. Usually moms are driving them, but they still look nice. And hey, just because your mom sports the same car as you doesn't mean you're not cool. Well yeah, it probably does, but either way, you can now have more power. Here's to having more horses than your mom! Oh yeah, and they're available for '90-'97 2.2-liter non-VTEC and '98-up 2.3-liter non-VTEC motors. Chew on this: www.performanceaccord.com or (909) 755-1488.

Carbon Yourself
After much testing, MacLean Quality Composites (MQC) has developed a process that allows the manufacture of ultra high quality carbon-fiber panels. See, carbon fiber is this new technology. It's this material that's really lightweight and can reduce your total curb wieght by like, a lot. RacePlates are now available in several sizes and two different thicknesses, Rigid and Flex, designed with the tuner car market in mind. The Rigid plates are .055-in thick and can be cut to shape with a Dremel tool, making them perfect for custom applications. The Flex plates are made from a single ply of carbon fabric that can be cut with scissors, curved and attached to any surface using double-sided tape. Examples include custom gauge panels, interior trim, inner door panels, under hood trim and exterior wings. These plates are a great benefit for those individuals who own a vehicle that does not have a large after-market supplier base, or for that individual who wants a unique vehicle that stands out in a crowd. Up until now, the majority of the carbon fiber products in the tuner market have been of low quality. RacePlates feature a deep-looking, glossy twill surface on both sides. The inner plies are designed with unidirectional carbon, making these plates strong, as well as beautiful. Dude, I think this carbon fiber stuff is going to be the next hot stuff out there. What a nifty idea. Call the man personally at Adam Weeks at (801) 565-8003 ext. 124.

Slap On Some Stickies
ScrapVinyl.com is a very cool name for a company. And after they sat around a table coming up with that moniker, they started developing the industry's first 360-degree, C.G.I.-based Web site-that's Computer Generated Imaging, for you schmucks who didn't know. Hollywood-style computer generated imaging allows you to view cars like the 350Z, Skyline, Focus and many others as if you were walking around the ScrapVinyl showroom. Over 300 full body graphics have been simulated onto the Scrapvinyl.com cars to help you decide what decal kit sticks to you the best. For more schtuff, get a hold of ScrapVinyl Signworks and Apparel at (859) 624-4441 or visit www.scrapvinyl.com.

Them's Some BIG Brakes!
Rotora is a major manufacturer of high-performance brake systems and components including calipers, rotors and pads ranging from O.E. aftermarket replacement parts to racing and high-performance upgrades. We don't use O.E. do we? R&D is handled in-house and strict quality control inspections ensure that all components meet worldwide ISO 9000 quality standards. Rotora has just announced the release of a six-piston caliper front big brake kit for the '00-'03 Honda S2000. Rotora's high-performance brake system is comprised of two-piece cross-drilled/slotted directional vane discs, six-piston calipers, carbon steel mounting brackets, Rotora ceramic friction brake pads, and stainless steel braided brake lines. This is a direct bolt-on replacement with minimal modifications required. Calipers are red or metallic blue. Ooh! Ooh! Pick blue! Rotora components are proudly distributed by Pro-Motion Distributing. Please contact them at (626) 333-1400 or www.pmddistributing.com.

Breathing Fire
Pretend you're driving down the street and you're checking out those honeys on the strip. Let's say you are in Hollywood, or better yet, Santa Monica. You don't want to be squinting into the California sun in this fantasy, do you? No, you don't. Because then you would look like an ass. Dragon Optical introduces the REVERB, a stylish new fashion sunglass that captures the essence of style, while providing ultimate protection. Equipped with the highest-grade polycarbonate, crystal clear lenses and nylon frame that is flexible and durable at all temperatures, the REVERB is the perfect eyewear. Like, for sure, you know! And hey, polarized lenses are available and they are made from shatter proof, scratch resistant polycarbonate. They MSRP around $75.00. See www.dragonoptical.com or call Scott Sorensen at (888) DRAGON8.

Who You Callin' Short?
Since 1953 (1953!), B&M has been building performance shifter components for the street and racing industry. B&M Precision Sport Shifters are CNC machined from 303 stainless steel or 6061T6 aluminum depending on application. These shifters provide the strength and performance enthusiasts demand. All B&M shifters are CAD designed to install in about an hour, using easy to follow instructions and simple hand tools-which is good considering the collective I.Q. of all of you. All B&M products are backed by a Million Mile Warranty! So you're out of luck when you hit 1,000,001 on the odometer, buddy. B&M is proud to announce the release of their Sport Shifter for the hot Nissan 350Z. Turn to Pro-Motion Distributing for all your B&M shifter needs. Please contact Pro-Motion Distributing at (626) 333-1400 for all the latest B&M Shifter applications.

Splish Splash
The Splash Security Equipment quick release steering hub has a combination of three different features. The Splash Boss is the adapter that attaches to the steering column. It comes with the airbag canceller and is available in normal, racing and short lengths. But come on, you still want that airbag, don't ya? The Splash Rapfix attaches to the Boss and steering wheel. The Rapfix uses a ball lock system consisting of 10 ball bearings to ensure proper alignment of the steering wheel every time. The Rapfix can be used with either MOMO or Nardi steering wheels. You thought this could fit on stock, didn't you? Refer to I.Q. statement in another part of this column. The Splash Security Lock is a precision component that goes over the Splash Boss and provides the ultimate in security. All components are precision engineered and manufactured and assembled in Japan. Pro-Motion Distributing is your exclusive West Coast Distributor. That Pro-Motion place is crazy cool! Call them at (626) 333-1400.

Ooh. You Makin' Me Hot
Hotglow Neon and Accessories is a one-stop manufacturer for custom automotive neons and aftermarket accessories. They offer the only neon kit that is 100% manufactured in the USA. Next time you see Hotglow, they'll be wearing the American flag, driving a Dodge Ram and singing "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" at the top of their lungs-I'm not judging. In order to continue to improve and maintain a better standard, and better customer service, Hot Glow manufactures all products in house. Hotglow in da house! Now they have Wheel Glow, a patented circular mount that provides lighting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Neato. Wheel Glow will provide car enthusiasts the opportunity to expand their customization abilities and catch the eye of show judges and street people alike. Yeah, those wiley street people. You better catch them! Hurry! They're getting away! The LED kit consists of a universal bracket that fits wheel sizes of 12 inches to 27 inches-back to those Dodge trucks again. The LEDs consist of 10 vibrant colors: purple, blue, yellow, teal, white, green, red, ruby and orange. It allows the wheel to spin freely while producing a neon glow from within the wheel. Wheel Glow, a one of a kind lighting product that will revolutionize illumination standards in vehicles. Mmm. This product plans to be launched in the Summer of 2004. They are accepting preorders now. Calm down, no more than 100 units per person. For more information call Aaron at Hot Glow Neon at (407) 426-7700.

Performance And Quality?
Sprint Performance Suspension has just released their legendary performance lowering springs for the 2004 Lexus ES330. The springs provide an aggressive lowering height of 1.75 inches in the front and 1.5 in the rear. Handling and cornering characteristics are also improved without sacrificing a near stock ride. Along with the ES330 application, Sprint springs are now available for the 350Z, EVO VIII, Neon SRT-4, Mazda 3, Scion xA and xB, and '04 and up Solaras, just to name a few. As with all Sprint Performance Suspension lowering coils, they are ISO 9001 certified and backed by a Lifetime Warranty. Sprint Springs, the perfect mix of performance and ride quality! For more info check them out at www.sprintspring.com or give them a call at (909) 364-2440.

This Wheel Is Toxic
Check out this new Toxic wheel from ZE Forged. Just using its looks it will kill the competition. This universal wheel exudes that racy look for sport tuning vehicles. Not only is this wheel lightweight and strong, it's also designed to accept the largest brake package. Whew. We were worried for a minute there. Toxic is available in a two-piece or three-piece wheel in sizes 18 through 22 inches. Custom fitments for aggressive and staggered set-ups are available. There are plenty of finishes to choose from, including Millennium Chrome, Black Chrome, Brushed Satin, Polished and Painted Center. Ring these guys at (866) 634-4626

Arc You!
Check out this new ARC Super Intake Chamber Kit. The ARC super Intake Chamber Kit is a high-powered model that brings out the best in normally aspirated vehicle. So we all know that adding air to the engine allows you to gain power, but air can get blocked along the way and you might get lag. Lag? We don't need no stinkin' lag! This intake chamber has a chamber where excess air is kept. Like your woman: all that extra air. This piece of equipment allows the intake to blow in air directly from the chamber, instead of waiting for air to flow through from the pipe. Ingenious. This increases torque to your car and that faster response. Well, duh. This unit is also a direct bolt on and it's best to use it with an ARC Super Induction Box-but that's optional, of course. The ARC Super Intake Chamber kit is offered in the most popular Japanese vehicle applications. Please contact Mackin Industries at (562) 946-6820 or hit them at www.mackinindustries.com.

We Smell A Skunk
For the street or the track, replacing your factory upper control arms with Skunk2 adjustable Camber Kits provides the added adjustment range needed when fine-tuning your vehicle's suspension. Skunk2's new mounting plate (patent pending) features quick-adjusting sliding plate that allows adjustment from the bottom, allows increased clamping load, will not slip, and the ball joint is cad plated to improve corrosion resistance. Skunk2 front camber kits accurately dial in your suspension setting with quick adjusting sliding ball joints. Don't you hate it when your balls slide? The Skunk2 Racing camber is the choice of most SCCA Pro Racing teams. For more information, contact Skunk2 Racing at (909) 808-9888 or dial up www.skunk2.com.

The Key To Your Car's Heart
Now this is a hand tool for every man to have. It helps you with all your everyday manly duties. Made by Keeper-Eeze Tools, this key tool outperforms console spring compressors on the bench and also works with the engine in the vehicle. Most cylinder heads can be assembled in minutes, without much setup time. It's safe, efficient and effective. Think about that! It's a threesome! This tool can easily install high-performance springs and retainers, without removing the cylinder head. That's what I'm talking about! You don't need tweezers or other clumsy tools, and it works on all Japanese engines with recessed valve trains. It will work with 5-, 5.5-, 6-, 6.5-, 7- and 8mm diameters. Not sure why you are still sitting there picking your nose. Get up and go to www.ketool.com or call (877) Keeper1 for info.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE HOW TO

E85 is a wonder-fuel when it comes to boost, but optimizing a turbocharged/supercharged vehicle for it takes special tuning consideration.
Richard FongOct 16, 2017
There's more than one way to tame that boost; learn which one is right for you
Aaron BonkOct 11, 2017
Owning a R32 GT-R might seem like a dream but there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Learn how to fix them and, better yet, avoid some of them.
Aaron BonkOct 5, 2017
Bolting on a few parts to see if opening the airflow in and out will net a positive gain.
RodrezSep 27, 2017
The VR6 engine was love at first sight, or sound, but we found ourselves loving the entire VW Passat in a short time.
Michael FebboSep 18, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP