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STAY SAFE ROLLING WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC CAN LEAD ANYONE ASTRAY TO HOW FAST they’re really going. For those who don’t want to be caught off-guard, Escort now offers its all-new PASSPORT radar detector with a SuperWide Ka-band and “instant-on” protection. This unit features a multi-color OLED display with brilliant new graphics and intuitive icons that identify the type of threat at a glance. In addition, user-selectable backlit colors allow the user to choose a color that matches the vehicle’s interior gauges. The ESCORT Live app expands user protection by providing instant alerts for active police and real-time speed traps reported by other drivers in…

Boxer Boost WHILE MANY ENTHUSIASTS LOVE THE FR-S/BRZ FOR ITS LOOKS AND CHASSIS, its lack of power leaves most enthusiasts longing for more. Although some companies already offer forced induction solutions for the FA20 engine, few have taken the staged approach to its power level offerings. Developed by Cosworth’s expert engineering team, the Stage 2.0 Cosworth FA20 Power Package (p/n 20046685 (LHD) and 20046679 (RHD)) is a fully validated system that combines intake manifold, intercooler and positive displacement supercharger. According to Cosworth, this Stage 2.0 kit delivers an increase of up to 80bhp. The calibration kit is sold separately. MSRP is $6,495.00. Cosworth, LLC. 310.534.1390

POCKET TUNE EVEN IF HARD PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, A LACK OF TUNING SOLUTIONS CAN TURN any capable platform into one that never becomes popular. Fortunately, COBB Tuning now offers its Accessport V3 for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost. This flash tuner allows users to flash maps easily via the OBD2 port and can deliver immediate power gains and increased gas mileage through a simple tune. With COBB exclusive features such as Flat Foot Shifting and on the fly 5-way Map Switching, the Accessport enables the driver to go from economy to maximum performance with the push of a button. Accesstuner custom tuning so ware is available…

ECOBOOST SLUGS UNDER INCREASED BOOST AND CYLINDER PRESSURES, EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CYLINDER LEAN condition can cause a melted hole in any factory piston. To help alleviate this stress, MAHLE developed its PowerPak Plus pistons for the Ford EcoBoost 2.0-liter. These pistons are machined from MAHLE M142 alloy, slipper skirt forgings and feature 3D-shaped crowns specific to the needs of EcoBoost combustion chambers. The pistons first undergo a triple-coating with a phosphate dry film to protect the pin bores from galling followed by application of MAHLE’s proprietary anti-friction Grafal® which is applied to the skirts. To withstand the higher cylinder temperatures and pressures associated with boosted, direct injection…

Connect Six Above 700 ft-lbs. of torque, the factory connecting rods of the VR38DETT engine begin to quickly bend out of shape. Achieving a 9-, 8- or 7-second E.T. simply requires the internals to be fortified, beginning with the rods. To meet the needs of high-horsepower R35 GT-R’s, Manley Performance introduced its new connecting rod for Nissan GT-R applications made from its 300M material (p/n 15424-6). According to Manley, its proprietary 300M material and ARP2000 bolts make this rod the strongest connecting rod on the market for the VR38DETT. The rods are precision machined at Manley’s Lakewood, NJ facility to…

Cooler Charge Factory intercoolers simply aren’t designed to withstand repeated abuse at the track, suffering from heat soak and hindering engine performance. To help increase the amount of cool, dense air rushing into the intake, Buschur Racing developed its Race and Street intercooler kits for the R35 GT-R. The race kit consists of a core 22x14x4.5-inches thick core while the street core measures 22x12x4.5-inches. The included upper and lower piping kit is mandrel bent 2.75-inch 6061 aluminum. Keeping the same piping diameter from the throttle body inlets to the turbo outlets creates a smoother and more consistent airflow. Both kits…

Flex Solution Worn rubber bushings offer too much deflection while spherical joints can cause an unbearably harsh ride on the street. To help address the needs of the street, SPC now offers its proprietary xAxis joints in both forged receiver assemblies and sealed flex joints. xAxis flex joints joints are recommended for use when higher performance or joint angularity is desired. Available in a wide variety of sizes, xAxis joints can be easily retrofitted into many stock configurations plus several ‘standard inch’ sizes ideal for custom projects. xAxis Forged Receiver Assemblies include an xAxis flex joint, forged receiver, jam nut…

Maximum Strength Whether it is fatigue of the bearing overlay or improper clearances and bearing crush, almost all engine bearing issues require a complete engine teardown. Selecting an engine bearing that can meet the needs of a high-output engine is imperative to both performance and longevity of the engine. To this end, King Engine Bearings engineered its XP line of main and rod bearings. XP Race bearings incorporate King’s proprietary pMAX™ black overlay that it claims is 24-percent stronger than other race bearings. In addition, XP Race bearings benefit from geometric features for better oil flow and a U-groove to…

College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. College scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: For more information, visit the SEMA Automotive Scholarships page here: http://goo.gl/oxkLTj SEMA Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association www.SEMA.org

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

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