“Our new flagship is the Super Carbon,” said Norton. “The Super Carbon is an all-business twin or triple carbon plate clutch that will handle up to 1500lb-ft of torque and drive great doing it. But that is only one segment of our vast line of SPEC clutches.  We have an application for all modification and drivability combinations.”

When searching for a clutch, it is a commonly held belief that going with the highest horsepower rating will be more than sufficient. Well, there is such a thing as too much clutch and mounting a triple carbon up to your 4-banger with basic perform [ … ]

A Midwestern parts retail powerhouse, Summit Racing has come to market with many different house label products. We reviewed some last year that were both innovative and convenient, but this time around they have a new take on a popular product: semi-synthetic lubricants to protect your motor.

Here at PASMAG, we preach the values of synthetic lubricants. Modifying nature’s molecules have resulted in a wide array of benefits for the enthusiast. Things like superior wear protection, longer drain intervals as well as resistance to oxidation [ … ]

The Optima D51R is a full-featured deep cycle battery that will run most Sport Compact cars, within reason. If you have a banging system with two amps and four subs that you drive in Alaska, you’ll need a bigger Optima. However, if you have an occasional use car with a moderate audio system and not a massive power draw, the D51R will handle your needs.

We have been preaching the virtues of Optima Batteries in a variety of applications for years. Their versatile design makes them a hit for custom applications and when it comes to power, they always deliver. Whether it is a RedTop as a single under [ … ]

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We’ve all done a brake job and been slammed by the final bill when a lot of parts need to be replaced. Well, consider a brake job on the Nissan R35 GT-R to make you feel better – it costs over $5,000 to complete. The OEM Brembo rotors perform well [ … ]

During a two-hour conversation I had with the BorgWarner Turbo Systems team and their PR reps at HP Prose, I realized they were about to start a revolution. Turbos from the EFR series are high performance units that requires no additional wastegate or even a blow-off valve! Everything is integrated into a compact frame constructed of exotic materials.

Each year we see some improvements in materials and overall efficiency from turbo manufacturers, but nothing prepared us for what we found at the BorgWarner Turbo Systems booth at SEMA recently. BorgWarner Turbo Systems have been manufacturing turb [ … ]

Constructed of a smooth 1-piece polished aluminum tube, the air flow is unobstructed and offers a significant visual upgrade to the engine bay. The intake tube is capped with aFe’s new Pro Dry S filter which requires no oil for the utmost filtration. Blocking 99.2% of the particulate, this synthetic media prevents all kinds of direct and debris from entering the motor, yet hauls in all kinds of fresh, clean air.

When Lexus took a serious swing at the BMW M cars, their first attempt was nothing short of spectacular. To run with the Germans, the interiors had to be luxurious, suspensions had to be on-point and the power output had to be comfortably in the 40 [ … ]

The kit features Wilwood’s popular Dynalite 4-piston calipers for some serious clamping force. The caliper can be ordered in either red or black for a personalized look. The rotors are Wilwood’s 2-piece design featuring lightweight aluminum hats bolted to cast iron discs to resist warping. The compact 11-inch rotors can be ordered in regular or slotted and drilled surfaces to dissipate heat.

When it comes to dirt-cheap auto-crossing and tracking, you can’t do much better than a Mazda Miata. If you can get past the whole “chick car” thing these roadsters are agile rockets around quick tight courses. Add R-Compounds and [ … ]

One wheel that we were really impressed with was the Privat Legende. This wheel reminds us of a classic Kinesis wheel from years past which cost $1,200 each. Since that wheel was cost prohibitive, the Private Legende is a great design with a simple machined 2-step lip with a 5-spoke face. The spokes gently taper towards the rim and feature a slight kink in the side profile to clear calipers. The rim is available with the machined lip and a Matte Graphite face for that upscale look.

 

It seemed like only yesterday that Konig was one of the few manufacturers on the market with impressive wheel designs at affordable prices. Well, today the wheel marketplace is a crowded one and Konig has done their homework to stay ahead of the [ … ]

The T5001 Cerametallic discs have a 6-puck design that offer extreme heat resistance versus some of the other materials out there. The discs are sandwiched between the billet steel plates to provide a huge amount of surface area for engagement. Depending on vehicle the center hub can be ordered either with a sprung hub for smoother daily driving or a solid hub for an all-out assault on the strip or track.

When it comes to clutch selection, many enthusiasts overstate what torque they currently make and go all out insane when they speculate about future performance. I’m guilty of it myself having installed a triple carbon clutch that was rated for aro [ … ]

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The coilover marketplace has indeed become a very crowded one. It wasn't so long ago that there were only a handful of JDM companies offering coilovers and the European applications were both expensive and in short supply. It is well known that man [ … ]

Takeda USA Releases Their New Takeda Momentum Intake System for the 2012 Honda Civic Si L4-2.4L

Takeda by aFe, is pleased to announce the release of their new Takeda Momentum Intake System for the 2012 Honda Civic Si L4-2.4L, part numbers TM-1018P-D (Polished w/Pro DRY S), TM-1018P-R (Polished w/Pro 5R), TM-1018B-D…
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Wilwood’s New Front Big Brake Kits for Toyota Scion xA, xB, and tC

Wilwood has introduced front Big Brake kits to fit the popular Scion models xA, xB and the new tC. This kit features forged billet aluminum four piston Superlite calipers. These large rotors and calipers enhance…
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Philips Headlight Restoration Kit Reconditions Lenses To Like-New Condition

Philips New Headlight Restoration Kit brings back headlight clarity for improved nighttime vision and enhanced driving safety. The new kit introduced by Philips Automotive Lighting North America, can restore the clarity of clouded plastic headlight…
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