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The right air and fuel ratios are essential to making power and saving your engine. If you start pushing your car’s limits, you want to keep a close eye on this vital information. Innovate Motorsports introduces its MTX-L PLUS wideband gauge, featuring the company’s patented DirectDigital technology and Advanced Sensor Control design. The gauge comes with a large digital readout with a programmable digital needle in a 52mm body. It offers the ability to calibrate the Bosch LSU 4.9 wideband O2 sensor for better accuracy, and displays the data in AFR or Lambda. MSRP starts at $219.00. Innovate Motorsports 714.372.5910

Quick Test: GoPro Hero5 Black and Karma Grip Over the course of a decade, GoPro went from being the single dominating action video camera in the industry to a drop in a pond filled with countless other options. The world-famous company has since steadily introduced updated models on a regular basis, a must-do in order to stay ahead of the many competitors entering the market. Now, we find ourselves with GoPro’s latest iteration, the Hero5. The new model sports updated hardware and interface, rolled into market alongside the Karma Grip gimbal in an attempt to lasso users into the GoPro…

The current Ford Focus RS only recently made it Stateside, yet tuners and enthusiasts are already finding ways to make this hot hatch even quicker. Pedders aims to cover handling improvements on the Focus RS with its eXtreme XA Adjustable Coilover kit. This kit is tailored for street tuners and weekend racers alike, providing the ability to change ride height and 30 positions of valving adjustment. The coilovers are gas-pressurized, and utilize a monotube body and alloy steel coils. The hardware goes through intensive quality assurance processes, including stress testing, load height testing and more. Pedders’ eXtreme XA Adjustable Coilover…

IRVINE, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – Mazda Motorsports today announced open registration for the 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge featuring a $110,000 prize pool, with $75,000 going to the overall winner. The two-race, total points event will be hosted at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 12-15. Registration is now open at MazdaMotorsports.com to all racecar drivers around the world, excluding Mazda Motorsports’ factory drivers. – Second Annual Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Post-Season Event Offers $75,000 to Win, $110,000 Total Prize Pool – Text  and Photos by: Mazda North American Operations 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge Announced Previously…

NRG Innovations offers its RST-022S-Y reinforced steering wheel.  The race-type, two-spoke wheel features thick materials and additional welding on an alloyed halo that spans the entire steering wheel, ensuring strong and reliable hardware. The wheel is wrapped in suede for extra grip and accurate feedback, shaped with a 3-inch deep dish. The diameter measures at 350mm (13.78 inches) with a 5mm spoke. The yellow stripe on top helps drivers keep track of the straightened position, while the NRG arrow cutouts in the spoke add to its aesthetic. MSRP is $159.99. NRG Innovations 626.369.2668

Vibrant Performance offers its Adjustable AN Wrench, designed to provide a convenient and secure solution for working with a wide range of AN fittings. The wrench features V-Grip jaws with excellent surface area contact, ensuring a strong grip without damaging fittings. It offers adjustability from -4AN to -16AN to cover most popular sizes without having to use multiple wrenches. The wrench is made from aluminum and comes with an anodized black finish. MSRP is $79.95. Vibrant Performance 905.564.2808

Flex-a-Lite introduces the Flex-a-Lite 1000 Airmover, a tool for the track or in your garage. The unit is designed to be lightweight and compact, with only a 2A power draw that enables it to run off of most generators. Its exterior design allows it to lay flat or stand on its side, so that you can position it to properly cool a race car between runs. It is capable of 900 CFM of airflow, providing the ability to cool your car or garage effectively, or for clearing fumes out of an enclosed area. The Flex-a-Lite 1000 carries an electrical outlet…

Milwaukee’s M12 102×77 Infrared Camera enables users to monitor heat in great detail. The camera features a 7,800+ pixel image that delivers real-time measurements, which can be measured from a distance thanks to its 83:1 distance-to-spot ratio performance. The 2.4-inch color LCD display utilizes dual sense pixels that adjust individually to eliminate blurring of hot and cold details. Its two-stage trigger activates lasers for quick scanning or to capture images onto an SD card. The infrared camera measures surface temperatures from 14-degrees to 626-degrees Fahrenheit, and has a run time of more than 10 hours on battery power. MSRP is…

Champion Brands introduces its Globaltrans full synthetic multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid. The fluid is designed to deliver high performance in low-temperature flow, wear protection, frictional stability and resistance to thermal breakdown. It is made up from a full synthetic fluid base selected for resistance to oxidation and viscosity change. The friction control additives help prevent slip and shudder, while ensuring smooth shifts and high durability. Champion recommends Globaltrans fluid for a wide variety of vehicle transmissions, including makes like Audi, BMW, GM, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and more. Champion Brands 800.821.5693

Meguiar’s is adding its mirror bright polishing paste wax to its recently launched line of automobile appearance care products. This new wax offers motorists the more traditional paste version of the three-in-one, clean polish/protect performance found in the liquidMirror Bright Polishing Wax. The waxcleans, polishes and protects, removing light swirls and oxidation to provide the paint with lasting protection in one easy step. The cleaning agents make light colors pop, while polishing oils provide deep glossy reflections in darker paints. This paste wax is suitable for all shiny paint colors and types, including lacquers, enamels and clear coats.It can be…

Waylens captures the benefits of onboard video and driving data in a single unit, the Horizon. The Waylens Horizon offers a simple way to capture video and record data from your car, in a compact and unique looking package. The unit features a 157-degree wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture in a metal barrel housing. An OLED display sits on the rear, providing live data like lap times, boost, speed and more. Data transmits to the Horizon wirelessly from the OBDII transmitter, with the ability to start and stop recording via the included steering wheel remote. Sensor data like GPS, motion…

Buddy Club’s new sport spec dampers are designed to provide comfort on the street and performance on the track. The Sport Spec’s 44mm inner shock piston, mono-tube construction and precision-machined high tensile steel springs optimize ride quality while improving handling performance. Buddy Club Sport Spec Dampers offer the user the ability to separately adjust ride height and spring pre-load settings. This, combined with the Sport Spec 21-way adjustable dampers, gives users the ability to set up their suspension in accordance with their driving style. Newly designed top hats, bump stops and shock boots were designed to extend the life of…

Deatschwerks unveiled the DWR1000 Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator in 2016, offering an effective fuel pressure regulator for builds producing up to 1,000 horsepower. DeatschWerks is raising the bar with its next offering, the DWR2000, in order to support builds capable of 750 to 2,000 horsepower. The unit is designed with E85 compatibility, making use of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and nitrile materials. It supports up to 1,000 liters per hour of flow, and includes two -10 AN ORB inlets and a -8 AN ORB outlet. The DWR2000 is available with an anodized black or titanium finish, as well as a…

Red Line synthetic oil now offers its own high performance brake fluid for street or track use. The RL-600 High Performance Brake Fluid is engineered to maintain viscosity, lubricity and compressibility at extreme temperatures to help safeguard against brake fading and vapor lock in racing, performance and street applications. RL-600 blends with and meets specifications of DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5.1. Available now in 16oz bottles from Red Line Oil dealers nationwide. Red Line Synthetic Oil Corp 800.624.7958

BC Brian Crower releases its new series of aftermarket cam cores for the Toyota 1JZGTE VVTi engine. The 1JZ cylinder head is growing in popularity and so is the tuning capability available in the VVTi intake cam. Cams are available in two stages. The BC0334 (Stage 2 – 264 spec) is a plug-and-play application that does not require elaborate tuning or aftermarket valve springs. The BC0335 (Stage 3 – 272 spec) features a longer duration profile and added li for an extended RPM range and peak power above the factory rev limit. The tuning and aftermarket valve spring kit (BC0300)…

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