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Built For ComfortDentists won't be happy, but everyone else with fillings can thank KW for developing its Street Comfort coilover suspension.
It lowers ride height incrementally up to 45mm and reduces body roll. Yet, as the name suggests, it provides a comfortable ride over both country roads and interstate freeways, and is easily adjusted to personal taste. Applications currently include Golf (Rabbit), Audi A3 and A6 (not the most uncomfortable of cars in stock form), but check the company's website for a full list.www.kw-suspension.com
Load And LockTotally Stainless has combined vibration-proof, heat-resistant 316 stainless steel wedge-lock washers with high-strength stainless steel ARP bolts. The result is the Total-Loc locking header bolt. The special two-piece washers are installed on the bolts prior to thread rolling so they won't fall off. Total-Locs are claimed to be as easy to install as standard header bolts and are competitively priced.
Get Some AirSpectre Performance offers a way for any car, regardless of make, model or year, to get a better air intake system with its PowerAdder products. Featuring three-inch polished aluminum induction piping, four choices of angles (from 22 to 90 degrees), and four- or six-inch lengths, PowerAdder also has applications for turbocharged engines. Couplers, worm clamps and filters are also available.www.poweradder.comwww.spectreperformance.com(800) 821-4868
BoostyliciousWorld Electronics has released its Pro Boost Controller, the PBC-1. With easy set-up-and-go features, this unit eliminates the complexity of other electronic boost controllers and utilizes the same highly-regarded and track-proven software found in the company's top-of-the-line TBC-1. The PBC-1 can control boost up to 50psi by using a high-tech transducer and fast-acting solenoid, has two stages of boost settings, and 20 seconds of boost per time data recording with scramble. It also features a backlit digital LCD.www.world-motorsports.com(610) 929-1982
Packing A PistonWho hasn't been waiting for someone to come up with a ready-to-install dome piston assembly kit for the Toyota Celica GT-S's 2ZZ-FE engine? Mahle now delivers the goods and includes steel nitride 1.0mm, 1.2mm, and 2.8mm low-drag ring sets, 20mm high-quality steel pins (weighing 84 grams each), and race-proven round wire locks. The pistons themselves are forged from 4032 aluminum, deburred and performance-coated for strength and reduced piston-to-wall clearance. Weighing 317 grams, each piston is machined with radiused valve pockets, forced pin oiling and 12.3 to 1 compression.www.mahlemotorsports.com(888) 255-1942
Harness The ForceHMS Motorsport calls the Schroth QuickFit Pro four-point safety harness the "ultimate solution for street-legal cars that also run on the track." Since HMS is the US importer of this hot new product, you might think it was biased, but the QuickFit Pro does have some handy features. It uses factory mounting points, requires no vehicle modification, and still allows use of the stock seatbelts for those times when you're not tearing up the track. Yet it also offers a high degree of safety and security and works in conjunction with the HANS device to help reduce neck injuries. Designed for most Audi, BMW, MINI Cooper, Subaru WRX and VW models, it's a cent shy of $300.www.hmsmotorsport.com, www.schrothracing.com(888) 467-3269