AFE's New Stage 2
Intake For The '02-'-06 MINI Cooper S
Advanced Flow Engineering (AFE), an industry leader in performance intakes, filters, manifolds, and exhaust systems, released its Stage 2 air intake system for the '02 to '06 Mini Cooper S with a supercharged 1.6L four-cylinder motor, PN 54-10572 and 51-10572.
AFE Stage 2 air intake systems utilize specially designed polished intake tubes that maximize air velocity and improve horsepower, torque, and throttle response. The durable, one-piece, 18-gauge powdercoated heat shield blocks out engine heat and uses factory-mounting locations. This kit also comes with a brushed aluminum cover to keep out engine heat and provide an aggressive style. The first model (54-10572) includes the patented Pro-5R filter that utilizes five layers of progressive cotton media, producing excellent filtration and maximum flow while the other model (51-10572) includes the brand-new Pro-Dry S filter, which uses a synthetic media and requires no oil to recharge for maximum convenience.
In recent testing, part 54-10572 produced 5 hp and 6 lb-ft of torque and had 49 percent more airflow than the factory intake.
Advanced Flow Engineering / www.afefilters.com
22/RE Turbo Kit
Using the Steedspeed CNC-machined manifold as a foundation, LC Engineering's budget turbo kit for the 22R/RE motor includes a custom-spec T3/T4 ball bearing turbocharger, TiAL wastegate, stainless steel down pipe, and all supporting hardware, like oil feed and drain hoses, fittings, silicone connectors, and piping to the throttle body. The manifold is coated with a 1,200-degree graphite gray ceramic coating, and the down pipe and wastegate blow-down tube are both coated with 1,200-degree shiny silver ceramic. This kit is best suited for use with out LC Engineering pro fuel injection kits and aftermarket injectors. These kits are available in either high- or low-boost applications. Pricing starts at $2,495 each.
LC Engineering / www.lcengineering.com
'08 WRX Cat-Back Exhaust
A perfect factory exhaust replacement, the Cobb Tuning cat-back exhaust is engineered specifically to fit the unique rear bumper configuration of the '08 five-door Impreza WRX. The deep tone offers immediate audible satisfaction while at the same time offering easy installation by utilizing factory exhaust hanger locations.The system is also designed to allow maximum ground clearance by tucking the 3-inch stainless steel piping up away from the ground as much as possible. The 4-inch polished tip sits perfectly in the OEM bumper cutout, yet is modest enough not to attract any unwanted visual attention. The Cobb cat-back continues to impress by testing well under the California SAE sound requirements. An unmatched exhaust note, easy installation, optimal performance, tasteful looks, and unparalleled durability is a tough combination to beat.
Cobb Tuning / www.cobbtuning.com
OS Giken, a Japan-based high-performance drivetrain parts manufacturer, announced its exclusive distribution in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean through a new collaboration with Toyota Tsusho America's Los Angeles office. With roots as a race engine builder, OS Giken has been operating since 1975 and has since expanded its product line to include high-performance clutches, limited-slip differentials, and close-ratio gear sets.Known for its innovative designs, legendary durability, and track-proven performance, OS Giken has always focused on engineering and manufacturing products to meet the needs of the racing community and actively competes in venues like Super GT, Super Taikyu, Formula D, and World Speed Challenge. Through the developments engineered in-house and forged on the track, OS Giken products stand out as the finest in quality, performance, and driveability, whether the application is for your daily driven sports car or a fully built racing machine.
OS Giken / www.osgiken.net
Performance Shock Absorbers
Koni, the world leader in shock absorber technology, introduces STR.T (pronounced street), a new line of entry-level performance shock absorbers and struts. STR.T is an affordable solution for handling improvement or original equipment replacement that will exceed all expectations in performance, quality, and price. STR.T is available for popular applications, including Acura, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Pontiac, and Volkswagen, with pricing starting at just $60 each.
The STR.T is suitable for stock suspensions adding safety, stability, and reliability to daily commuting, as well as increased confidence for the spirited driver. It's also flexible and makes a perfect companion for many aftermarket suspension upgrades, like lowering springs and sway bars. STR.T is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Koni / www.koni-na.com
Mitsubishi Evo X Exhaust
The Buschur Racing 3-inch cat-back exhaust for the '08 Mitsubishi Evo X is made of lightweight mandrel-bent 304 stainless steel. It is a true 3-inch design. The system utilizes the standard Buschur Racing bullet muffler and twin functional 4-inch outlet round exhaust tips, which can be ordered in either rolled, straight cut, or angle cut. Everything needed for installation is included with this system. When tested on the Buschur Racing Mustang dyno, it picked up as much as 28 whp and 20 lb-ft of torque over the stock exhaust and offers 23 pounds in weight savings.
Buschur Racing / www.buschurracing.com
Nitrous Express has designed and manufactured the most reliable electronic nitrous activation switch available. The throttle position switch senses voltage and activates the nitrous system when it reaches a preset voltage level. The T.P.S. Autolearn configures wide-open throttle voltage with the simple push of a button. This T.P.S. switch design has built-in protection to guard against short circuit damage. It comes complete with an adjustable switch module, relay, wiring harness, and all necessary hardware for a complete installation.
Nitrous Express / www.nitrousexpress.com