A Dry Carbon Hood For The S2000
Get your S2000 in shape by saving some weight with one of Seibon Carbon's new dry carbon hoods. Seibon just released its new series of dry carbon products, including hoods, trunks, and fenders for a variety of vehicles that are both ultra-light and functional. Dry carbon products are manufactured through a dry process that consists of vacuum forging a pre-impregnated sheet of carbon fiber into a mold at pressurized high temperatures utilizing an autoclave. The process allows the carbon fiber to form into strong, lightweight composites and is the same used to produce panels for professional race cars in Formula 1, Le Mans, and NASCAR, as well as other race series.
Coilovers Even You Can Afford
Function and Form's Type Two coilover system didn't necessarily need any improvements, but that didn't stop its engineers from rethinking the already-popular design. The Function and Form team went back to basics, incorporating improved strength and reliability into the design. The lower mounts are now constructed of steel instead of aluminum, which won't flex under intense heat. The shock bodies were also improved upon in order to withstand elements like road debris and weather conditions. The all-new twin-tube shock design doesn't just help the Type Two suspension reach new levels of strength and reliability but also comfort, which is after all what we look for in the perfect street coilover. All of this means less downtime due to failed shocks and fewer backaches from a harsh ride. Pair that with 32 levels of dampening adjustability and you just might have the ideal coilover. Function and Form also plans on releasing its Wi-Damp (wireless dampening control) system, which will allow users to adjust dampening characteristics via remote control and, of course, there's also the Type One suspension that features similar construction and design elements as the Type Two but for less money. Function and Form: Proving that a true full-bodied coilover doesn't have to put you in the poorhouse.
Ram Air for the S2K That Works
Each one of Password:JDM's S2000 carbon-fiber intake systems are individually handcrafted at the company's facility. Password's cold-air intake, designed for either of the S2K's F-series engines, requires absolutely no OEM hood or bumper trimming, unlike most of its competitors' products. The system fits perfectly, every time, in any S2000. Like all of Password's carbon-fiber offerings, its S2000 intake system was designed in-house using intake design theories similar to those implemented in Formula 1 and ALMS cars. Moreover, the ratio between the air scoop's size and the inlet tube's dimensions were carefully calculated to provide optimal performance with a trouble-free fit. Installation time is less than an hour and kits currently retail for $999.99.
Newer, Better PowerBass Component Kit
Get ready to hear the improved sound quality in your car after installing a set of the new and improved L60C separates from PowerBass USA. The L60C is a two-way component kit featuring a 6.5-inch midrange and a full 1-inch aluminum tweeter. The latest release in the PowerBass Autosound lineup offers increased sensitivity and frequency response to enhance the system's bass output and overall audio quality-that means it'll liven up the music in any vehicle. An outboard, low-resistance Butterworth second-order passive crossover network is also supplied to ensure optimum performance. Your installer will also notice that tweeter mounting was improved and the new three-way mount kit allows listeners to angle individual tweeters for the best sound possible. A brushed, stainless steel-looking midrange basket, low-profile mesh grille, and redesigned crossover network also add to the list of upgrades. PowerBass' L60C retails for $169.95.
Look! A new Wheel From Rays
The 57Motorsports G07WT model, which is a racing derivative of the popular Gram Lights brand, is designed and developed for racing use as a cost-effective alternative to more expensive forged wheels. The G07WT was designed to absorb impacts equally throughout the entire rim to avoid stress concentrations. The design is derived not for form, but as a functional 15-offset spoke with details on the face, which aid in lightness and rigidity. The rim also features slits, which help absorb impact from bumps and debris and can absorb these forces throughout the entire rim. The G07WT was designed from RAYS' long-term racing experiences and passion, which stems from a combination of advanced technology through manufacturing and software, along with trial and error to offer a wheel that can compete with some of its best forged offerings. The J's Racing team in Japan is currently testing the G07WT at the Okayama International Racetrack with some impressive feedback: "I could feel more rigidity and strength compared to forged wheels, and it had better acceleration and direct feel from it." The G07WT is offered in sizes ranging from 15x7 to 18x9 inches with 4x100 and 5x114.3 bolt patterns.
Philips Automotive Lighting introduces its new CrystalVision 5000K, a powerful, high-performance Xenon HID headlamp bulb specifically developed as an upgrade for vehicles equipped with Xenon HID headlamps. The CrystalVision 5000K is the whitest, most brilliant automotive headlamp bulb available on the market. It's designed to dramatically improve night vision by producing a light that's 25 percent whiter than standard HID bulbs. While most Xenon HID headlamp bulbs operate at color temperatures, around 4,200 Kelvin, Philips CrystalVision bulbs operate at 5,000 Kelvin. As a result, the CrystalVision beam is whiter and closer to daylight than the light created by many other headlamp bulbs. Philips CrystalVision 5000K bulbs are also street legal and DOT compliant. Based on Philips' recommendations to always replace headlamp bulbs in pairs, kits are offered in two-bulb packages.
Silicone Hose for the Masses
HoseTechniques makes it easy to create an entirely new engine bay look by simply replacing the OEM vacuum lines with colorful silicone available in blue, red, black, or silver, with nine sizes ranging from 3.5mm all the way up to 25.4mm. HoseTechniques' platinum-cured silicone hoses can be used for anything from vacuum and boost control lines to radiator overflow and breather lines. The platinum curing process offers increased tensile and tear strengths when compared to conventional peroxide-cured silicone hose, so they'll last practically forever and can be reused again and again. All HoseTechniques silicone hose is sold by the foot and is available directly from the company's Web site.
Get Your Drink on: NOS 2-ounce PowerShot
NOS Energy Drink, the fastest growing energy drink in its category, now offers a little something for the energy shot market. When you don't have a lot of time or the patience to down a 16- or 22-ounce bottle of liquid energy, now there's the NOS PowerShot, a big caffeine punch with vitamins and amino acids but served in a 2-ounce shot. PowerShot contains the NOS Maximum Boost Formula, which concentrates into 2 ounces the same level of caffeine, Taurine, L-carnitine, Inositol, and Panax ginseng found in an 8-ounce serving of NOS' regular energy drink. PowerShot also contains a special formulation of elevated levels of Niacin, Vitamin B6 and B12. NOS PowerShot packs all the horsepower of regular NOS into a little bottle, providing consumers with hours of horsepower and the same mango-passionfruit taste. PowerShot is available at national retailers like 7-Eleven and Wal-Mart, with a suggested retail price of $2.99.