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Super Studs Have you ever gone to remove a nut and had the stud snap right off with it? You aren’t alone. Factory studs often shear due to extreme heat, fatigue, corrosion, rust and a number of other factors. Many engine builders, tuners and sport compact enthusiasts utilize ARP’s “bulk” M8 studs that come in a variety of lengths and are ideal for both intake and exhaust applications. To complement its M8 stud offerings, ARP developed a series of M10 studs that can be employed for a number of tasks. They are available in 48 or 55mm lengths, and sold…

Slow Your Roll Upgraded brake pads can improve the stopping performance of a vehicle, but usually at the expense of disc wear. Many popular high-performance street pads make compromises in terms of drivability as well. To this end, PFC Brakes now offers its CarbonMetallic pads for the 2013+ Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ vehicles (p/n 0929.XX.17.44, 1124.XX.16.44). PFC offers these high performance, race-ready pads in both its 08 and 11 compounds for different duties. The 08 compound gives excellent release and modulation with low abraded disc wear. The 11 compound is a sprint and medium distance friction material that features…

Keep Cool For any full racecar, there’s never such a thing as too much cooling. While some see aftermarket radiators with polished tanks as no more than a flashy upgrade, CSF Radiators¬†recently released its R35 GT-R radiator (p/n CSF7041), designed with purpose. This twin-core heat exchanger features an all-aluminum construction with polished end tanks and an OEM fitment for bolt-in ease. This vertical flow radiator utilizes all of the factory mounting points and hardware and includes an aluminum drain plug. MSRP is $499.00 CSF Radiators (800) 827.1991

Full Flush The best way to avoid cooling issues is to preempt the cause of them. Keeping your radiator free of deposits, build up and contamination helps to ensure that your engine does not suffer from overheating due to a clogged cooling system. Royal Purple’s new Royal Flush cooling system treatment was formulated for just that purpose. Composed of industrial grade cleaning agents first used in large scale heat exchangers, Royal Flush is said to clean the coolant pathways in the engine, radiator and piping by removing oils, accumulated scum, gel, corrosion byproducts and other contaminants. This flush features a…

Thinking Cap For data geeks – Turbosmart’s Wastegate Sensor Caps use an EGR position sensor to “see” into the wastegate, allowing you to log the wastegate valve position and know exactly what it is doing at all times. Available for all Turbosmart wastegate models. Turbosmart USA www.TurbosmartUSA.com

Pan Handler Canton Racing Products’ Honda S2000 oil pan features its diamond-shaped road race baffle, an additional one-quart capacity over stock and two 1/2 NPT ports for oil return and a temp sensor. Canton Racing Products www.CantonRacingProducts.com

Bladed Booster The brand-new Garrett GTX4594R turbocharger features the GTX 11 blade compressor wheel aerodynamics for great response and the ability to create power throughout the power band. Ideal for high-flowing engines such as the Honda K-series. This turbocharger is capable of 1,250hp and upwards. Multiple turbine housing A/R sizes available. Honeywell/Garrett www.TurboByGarrett.com

Boosted Boxer Rods Forged from proprietary 4330M for strength, fully machined and shot-peened for stress relief. These connecting rods include premium silicone bronze bushings for full floating pins and CARR multiphase fasteners. Retains 18-degree split line for easy assembly. CP-Carrillo www.CP-Carrillo.com

Brace Yourself An unsupportive seat without adequate bolstering can leave you slipping and sliding during hard cornering. Unlike most factory seats that lack support, a properly mounted fixed-back bucket seat can hold you tight on the street and the track. For 2015, Sparco introduces its latest Grid bucket seat. The Grid features a unique design that incorporates individual padding that is attached by Velcro, allowing for ventilation channels and a customized fit. In addition to the unique and shell design, the Grid seat is the first seat to utilize Sparco’s Lightened Fiberglass (LF) technology for an average weight savings of…

Mission Control While physically building a car can be challenging, making the thing run right is usually an entirely different headache. Thankfully, Hondata has this problem solved with its newest KPro4 for the popular Honda K-series. Building on the KPro3, the version 4 includes additional features such as digital inputs, outputs, access to CANBUS, flex-fuel capability and more. In addition, users can now connect the KPro4 directly to most aftermarket dash displays. A number of additional failsafes have also been added to safeguard your engine. KPro4 also interfaces with Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth to monitor the engine and…

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