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Chilled MiniAdvanced Flow Engineering has completed a cold-air intake system for the MINI Cooper S that does not require changing the supercharger pulley. Its new cold-air intake system (PN 54-10572) has a powder-coated heat shield and brushed-aluminum cover that encloses a high-flow conical filter. AFE claims the filter adds 5 hp at 5000 rpm and 6 lb-ft of torque at 3700 rpm in addition to improving fuel economy. The air box cover eliminates objectionable induction noise and the system is compatible with other performance upgrades.
* For more information, contact Advanced Flow Engineering at (951) 493-7100, or online at www.afefilters.com.
Boost RevisitedHKS's EVC Boost Controller is now available in a new limited-edition version, dubbed the Black Limited EVC. The Black Limited EVC Boost Controller carries all the same features as HKS's EVC kPa Ver. 2 Boost Controller, but features a positive-lit liquid crystal display (black foreground, white background) and a black control unit. The EVC kPa Ver. 2 Boost Controller is still available with its negative-lit LCD display and silver control unit, but now has a reduced MSRP from $725 to $599.
* To get the full scoop, contact HKS at (310) 491-3300, or online at www.hksusa.com.
Upper ManagementAEM has designed a plug-and-play programmable engine management system "swap box" for manual transmission 2001-2004 Honda/Acura K-series engines (excluding all Elements, TSXs and Accords) and manual transmission 2001-'04 D17A1-A2 engines. AEM offers two versions of its plug-and-play system: a base stand-alone unit (PN 30-1070), or a stand-alone unit that includes a built-in wideband UEGO air/fuel controller (PN 30-1070U). A wideband UEGO controller is an essential tuning tool for monitoring air/fuel ratios (AFR) on heavily modified high-performance engines. AEM will offer both separately so that users who already have an AFR monitoring device do not pay for something they don't need.
* To learn more, contact AEM at (310) 484-2322, or on the Web at www.aempower.com.
Cool WiresNow even your spark plug wires can look like carbon fiber with Nology's new CoolWires ignition wires. Nology claims that the wires improve ignition performance while adding a high-tech look to your engine. The manufacturer states that the high-temperature silicone construction makes CoolWires ideal for high temperature turbocharged applications. CoolWires have 300 Ohms of resistance per foot, so there is virtually no radio interference and a hotter spark to the plug, reports Nology. The wires are OBD-II compatible, feature a limited lifetime warranty and are available in red, yellow, blue and traditional gray carbon-fiber look. Suggested retail price starts at $123 and applications are available for most foreign and domestic four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines.
* For more information, contact Nology at (760) 591-0089, or log on to www.nology.com.