Who: Chaser Aerodynamics
What: Carbon-Fiber Dashboard and gauge Cluster Cover
Rides: '00-present Honda S2000
Source: www.aerokits.net, 866.360.Kits
Having a convertible means everyone can see your interior, so make sure it's dressed to impress. This new S2000 mod is exclusively from Chaser Aerodynamics and replaces your stock gauge cluster surround with a real hand-laid 2x2 twill carbon-fiber piece. Complete the look and cover your entire dash with the same 2x2 twill. The gauge cluster surround retails for $200 and the dash cover retails for $600.
Who: Greddy Performance Products
What: Type R Coilover Suspension
Rides: Honda S2000, Mitsubishi EVO9, Nissan 350Z, Nissan S14, Subaru WRX (GDB)
Source: www.greddy.com, 949.588.8300
GReddy introduces its Type R suspension systems specifically for circuit racing with popular late-model high-performance vehicles. The new system features a double-adjustable damping mechanism that delivers 32 positions of damping compression and rebound adjustability. Each strut features a thin-walled steel case for strength and lightweight durability. A lightweight external-forged aluminum reservoir enables the system to increase damping fluid displacement. The range of dampening even allows for adjustability for street driving. Coilovers with external reservoirs we're in love.
Product Of The Month
Who: Carbonetic/ATS & Across
What: Carbon nine-Disc Triple System Clutch
Rides: Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE, Nissan Skyline RB26-DETT
Source: www.carbonetic.net, 310.635.3555
Carbonetic takes clutches to new heights. This new triple-system clutch design has a total of nine carbon discs grabbing each other. From the floating disc to friction disc to the pressure plate, everything is carbon. With drag racing in mind, it is built to handle 1,500 whp and 1,500 ft-lb of torque. Yes, only for the truly hardcore, so, of course, it is currently only offered for 2JZ and RB26 applications. Carbonetic does offer the six-disc triple clutch kit for other cars like the EVO. And if they don't have your particular application, they can custom-build you one. Carbon clutch systems are available in single, double or triple systems.
What: Plug & Play EMS With ElectronicThrottle Control
Rides: '04-'06 Subaru WRX STI
Source: www.aempower.com, 310.484.2322
AEM's Engine Management System now has ETC to control late model WRX STI cars with factory drive-by-wire systems. Factory drive-by-wire (DBW) systems are designed so the accelerator-position to throttle-position transfer functions for optimum emissions and fuel economy, resulting in a lag of power. In other cases, the OEM drive-by-wire systems will deliver a sense of "perceived performance" by providing more open throttle than actual pedal input (for instance, 30-percent pedal input with 70-percent throttle opening event response). AEM's ETC unit was designed with throttle response as a priority. It is calibrated to deliver direct 1:1 throttle opening response. It's about time the aftermarket world caught up with DBW cars.
Who: Pioneer Car Electronics
What: Pioneer TS-D Series Speakers
Rides: Yours source: www.pioneerelectronics.com,
Pioneer's new generation of TS-D series speakers boasts a newly developed speaker cone made with basalt, a type of volcanic rock, to increase rigidity and strength. A total of 13 speakers in both the Pioneer and Pioneer Premier brands incorporate the newly developed Dual-Layer IMX Aramid/Basalt fiber composite cone to deliver accurately detailed sound reproduction. The new generation TS-D speakers are available in sizes from 4" to 6" X 9" and, starting at only $100, you can't go wrong.