HKS Hipermax coilovers
If you're still not convinced after decades of track supremacy, that HKS suspension components are the absolute best available for your performance import, refer to our coverage of the Super Lap Battle finals for yet another bit of iron-clad proof. Utilizing a variation of the very same Hipermax III suspension pictured here, HKS's CT230R EVO managed to not only dominate our Super Lap Battle finals, but to also break the standing Buttonwillow Raceway lap record by 5.243 seconds-a new record many are estimating won't fall for years. The Hipermax suspension will be released in three different variations for major platforms: The Hipermax III for aggressive street/track driving, the Hipermax III Sport for all-out apex-attacking track battling, and the Hipermax CLX for supreme handling in high-end performance/luxury platforms.
ENEOS 0w-50 Motor Oil
In case you ever wondered what the best engine oil for your high-hp, high-revving import is-don't. Japan's number one oil is one of your best options: Nippon Oil's fully-synthetic ENEOS 0w-50 is billed as the "ultimate oil for gasoline engines" for several reasons: Its wide 0w-50 viscosity range provides protection from start-up to extreme temperatures and loads, and it's synthetic base and optimized additives protect against foaming, viscosity breakdown and coking (burning into 'tar') that are essential for OHC, turbocharged engines. ENEOS 0w-50 oil also boasts superior cleanliness and sludge protection with it's increased oxidation stability-definitely a good thing.
S-Max Cool Can
If their renowned S-Max Intercooler and IceTube weren't reason enough for you to admit that Speed Max Performance are the masters of keeping your intake charge cool under pressure (or natural aspiration), the ice men drop their latest bomb to hammer home the point: Simply fill the Cool Can with your choice of cold substance-ice, chilled water, Wendy's Frosties, etc.-attach the unit in-line with your fuel feed supply, and voila: Colder fuel, more power and less risk of detonation. All without getting booted off the track for leaking water all over the place; the sealable unit ensures your coolant of choice stays self-contained at all times. Even sneakier-the Cool Can will accommodate a frozen 12 ounce b...uh...soda can. Note to east coast racers: Keystone Ice pounders won't fit.
Skunk2 Pro Series Valves
If you're in the midst of building a Honda engine and are in need of some serious race-ready valves, look no farther than Skunk2. Newly-released Pro Series valves are now available for Honda B, H and K series powerplants and offer higher strength, lighter weight, and greater heat resistance-meaning you can be sure they can handle all the sustained, high-revving abuse you can throw their way. Available in stock or over-sized variations.
Honda Insight K20 Mount Kit
Every month we get letters from eager enthusiasts wanting advice on how to build something radically new or different. While we might ridicule someone looking to swap a 4Runner engine into their '91 Probe, Innovative Mounts offers you a way to build something we won't make fun of. This Honda Insight K20 mount kit allows the combination of one of Honda's best engines with one of their lightest platforms. Constructed of billet aluminum with polyurethane inserts, each mount is guaranteed to hold your new hybrid's powerplant squarely in place-for life. How can that be a bad thing? Oh yeah-the loads of other work needed to get the beast to run...you're on your own there. Just make sure to let us know when its finished!
Completely redesigned for 2008 is Tubosmart's Ultra-Gate38 wastegate, featuring smaller design, lighter and faster acting forged stainless valve construction and excellent heat dissipation and flow characteristics throughout. The externally-mounted 38mm unit is ideal for race or street applications and comes equipped with a 7psi spring, two NPT fittings, gaskets, valve seat and all the necessary mounting hardware.
ProRacer Full Titanium Racing Muffler
Tuning legends 5Zigen offer one of the latest products of their race effort with the release of this racing after-cat exhaust system. Fully constructed of titanium (aside from its stainless muffler hanger), with 70mm piping only 1mm thick, its possibly the lightest full-size muffled system on the market today. Systems are available for the FD2 Civic Type-R, DC5 Integra (RSX) and CL7 Accord, with more on the way.