With its new Azenis PT722 A/S, Falken Tire claims it intends to set the stage for a new category in ultra-high-performance (UHP) rubber. Since the company believes emphasis on tread life has been overlooked in the UHP category, the PT722 touring tire is targeted at drivers looking for a smooth and quiet ride without sacrificing either performance or tread life. To back it up the claims, Falken backs the tire with one of the best warranties available in UHP tires—60,000 miles in sizes featuring a 600-A-A UTQG rating and 40,000 miles for sizes with a 440-A-A UTQG rating. The Azenis PT722 A/S is available in 44 sizes encompassing series 30 to 60, and wheel fitment diameters from 16 to 20 inches, as either an original equipment replacement or a plus-sized aftermarket alternative.
Newly developed wide steel belts designed to be stronger than normal cord to offer better wear and performance.
Long lateral groove designed to resist hydroplaning and for excellent driving stability in wet road conditions.
Unique rib groove designed to inhibit irregular wear by enhancing the rigidity of the tread.
Deep tread depth to improve mileage and increase tire longevity.
Jointless nylon cap ply and layer designed to increase overall durability at speed and in wet conditions.
High-density casing ply engineered to improve overall wear resistance.
Integrated treadwear indicators designed to regularly inform users of proper tire rotation timing.
ECS Tuning’s big brake kit for BMW is put together to give E36 and E46 owners better braking performance in all instances, from shorter stopping distances to better pedal modulation and reduced brake fade under heavy use. The six-piston calipers were taken from BMW’s own Performance kit and have been paired with 325x25mm semi-floating rotors that are cross-drilled for optimum heat dispersion. The caliper brackets are engineered for ideal fitment, and stainless steel brake lines are included for improved braking feel.
Wheel of the Month
Modulare’s M18 is a three-piece forged wheel designed specifically for modern high-end sports car applications. It’s available from 18- to 22-inch diameters, and made in the USA of locally sourced T6-6061 aluminum. Custom widths, offsets and finishes are available, as well as an option to accommodate OEM centercaps.
AFE’s new power pulley for BMW M3 applications comes as a complete bolt-on kit that includes the pulley, all necessary hardware and belts. Each pulley is CNC-machined out of billet aluminum and black anodized for durability and good looks, and it is designed so that it does not alter factory harmonics or dampening. According to the company’s own testing, it netted 10 hp and 7 lb-ft of torque.
Amsoil Assembly Lube is specially formulated to provide wear protection against rust and corrosion in newly built or rebuilt four-stroke engines. This product dissolves in oil, helping eliminate oil port clogging and deposit formation. Assembly Lube also contains high levels of anti-wear additives to protect critical parts during initial startup, including camshaft lobes and bearings, lifters, rocker arms, rod and main bearings.