H&R has released a set of RSS+ coilovers for the Audi R8 that includes Mono-tube shock design for precise control, high-tech lightweight aluminum threaded shock bodies, and external shock damping. Clad in a black hard-anodized finish for good looks and corrosion resistance, they feature damping adjustments that simultaneously fine-tunes rebound and compression damping for optimum balance and control. Special lightweight H&R HF ID race springs contribute to reduce the unsprung weight and further enhance performance. The kit is height adjustable, allowing lowered ride height by approximately 0.30 to 0.75 inches in the front and 0.75 to 1.3 inches in the rear. And as with all H&R components, these coilovers are 100 percent made in Germany under ISO 9001 quality assurance standards.
Euro Sport now offers a Cool-Flo Race Air intake for the Mk VI VW GTI. This system utilizes 3-inch mandrel-bent steel tubing along with laser-cut brackets. Other features include all TIG-welded construction. An ITG Maxogen air filter is supplied for the best possible flow and filtration, along with all mounting hardware. Factory mounting points are utilized for a simple do-it-yourself installation without the need for modifications. All Euro Sport Cool-Flo intakes are offered with a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. Available in wrinkle black or silver powdercoat finish. $179.95.
Euro Sport Accessories
Eagle One Trim Protector Gel is formulated with a unique emulsion technology that provides unmatched protection, durability and a long-lasting satin finish, unlike traditional or general protectants. It quickly penetrates rubber, vinyl and plastic to restore trim and bumper color and keep them looking like new, even after many washes. It cleans, protects and removes dirt build-up with one application. Trim Protector Gel is water-based, uses no harsh solvents, and features powerful conditioners and UV protectors that withstand harmful outside elements. Regular use will protect against weathering. Available in an 18 oz. spray bottle at leading auto parts retailers with a suggested retail price of $5.49.
PowerflexUSA has recently released a full line of polyurethane suspension bushings for the latest E9X 3 Series and E8X 1 Series BMWs. They are resistant to wear and can replace fallible rubber units that can be prone to failure. Poly bushings also offer a higher level of performance than factory rubber bushings, without the added noise, vibration and harshness of excessively hard "track only" performance parts. Bushings are available to replace all factory rubber locations. Other European applications are available. Made in the UK, and available for BMW applications in the USA through Bimmerworld.
Wheel of the Month
This is Modulare’s B15 design. It’s a forged alloy monoblock wheel with a classically tasteful 10-spoke array. Said spokes extend all the way to the wheel’s edges for a dramatic full-faced look. It is available in diameter increments from 19 to 23 inches, with custom wheel widths available on demand. A painted satin silver is pictured, with custom finishes like satin black for the taking. Available through Wheel Experts.