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POV IN STYLE WHILE MANY DIFFERENT ACTION CAMERAS CAPTURE EXTREME MOMENTS from mounted or handheld angles, a true point-of-view perspective makes for an entirely different viewing experience. Pivothead has introduced a lineup of eyewear that allows users to capture HD video and high-res images from their perspective with a simple push of a button. Multiple styles are available, each with interchangeable lenses. These units include 8GB of internal storage and a built-in lithium polymer battery provide for ease of use with micro USB connectivity for charging and file transfers. Records in 480p, 720p and 1080p at 30fps or 60pfs, and captures photos…

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Honda unveiled the sedan trim of its 10th iteration of the beloved Civic, and it’s not a simple rehashed update. The car manufacturer announced that this generation is the first to include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si model, a 5-door hatchback and the first ever Type-R for the US. Two new engines will be available, and we still await performance figures. However, Honda claims the new 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder in the Sedan LX and EX trims is the most powerful base engine ever offered on a Civic. A smaller 1.5-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged, 16-valve DOHC…

POWER EVERYWHERE A NARROW POWER BAND CAN MAKE A CAR DIFFICULT TO CONTROL WHEN on a racetrack and frustratingly uncomfortable when driving around town. To add some extra grunt without sacrificing the power band, AMS Performance offers the Alpha Performance R35 GT-R Carbon Fiber Intake Manifold. Utilizing lightweight, strong and CNC-precision machined construction, this intake is designed to deliver high performance without sacrificing reliability. The airflow design of this manifold intends to improve the overall driving experience. Includes manifold plenums, billet aluminum upper and lower sections, mounting brackets, gaskets, vacuum fittings and hardware, and adapters for stock throttle bodies. MSRP is $7,999.95.…

LEVEL UP FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES ARE WHERE BASIC CAR MAINTENANCE BEGINS. Wilwood’s new Master Cylinder Reservoir Caps with Electronic Fluid Level Sensors allow drivers to view the level of their brake fluid and to receive an indication when the fluid level requires attention, all from inside the car. The black caps are manufactured from durable lightweight Nylon with a high melting point to withstand the demands of engine compartment surroundings. The internal float is made from a proprietary material for extra dimensional stability to yield accurate readings. Electrical connection is accomplished through standard automotive 12V DC male terminals.…

KEEP IT SIMPLE IDENTIFYING ESSENTIAL ENGINE VITALS QUICKLY CAN BE A PAIN IF YOU CAN’T them amongst the clutter. Why pay for luxuries and features that you might not ever use? “Simple, Clean, Affordable” is the tagline for Prosport’s new lineup of 52mm Clear Lens Performance Gauges, providing users with everything they need and nothing they don’t. The 270-degree dial sweep provides essential information at a quick glance, featuring white numbers against a black face and bezel, with a red needle and white LED lighting. MSRP starts at $37.00. Prosport Performance 727.572.9011

SCOOBY SPRINGS THE MOST CRUCIAL VEHICLE COMPONENTS ARE THE ONES THAT LINK YOUR car to the road surface. For the 2015+ model Subaru WRX and STi owners, KW has announced its stainless-steel constructed Variant 1 and 2 coilover models. These coilovers are meant to enable owners to lower their cars 15-35mm on the front axle and 5-35mm on the rear, while maintaining enough travel to handle maximum loads and dynamic loads during driving. Variant 1 is built with preset dampening rates and allows for customized suspension lowing. Variant 2 allows for adjustments to both dampening rates and ride height. MSRP…

SMOOTH IT OVER THE PUSH AND PULL OF PISTONS AGAINST A CRANKSHAFT THOUSANDS OF TIMES A MINUTE DEMANDS a lot out of one spinning piece of metal. To counteract the resulting torsional vibrations, Fluidampr has released a performance crankshaft damper for the 2015 WRX and 2013+ FR-S/BRZ. This SFI 18.1 certified performance crankshaft damper is a direct bolt-on upgrade for the existing OEM elastomer style harmonic balancer and requires no modifications for installation. Given the SFI rating, the crankshaft damper is thus approved for competition in many racing series and sanctioning bodies. Fluidampr developed and tested this damper to provide…

BOOST PARTY STOCK BLOW-OFF VALVES LIKE THOSE THAT COME STANDARD WITH THE FIESTA ST OFTEN suffer from a range of problems. They are plastic, and they leak, and if you want to up the power, they have trouble holding the extra boost. For those who want extra zip from their EcoBoost engine, Turbosmart designed the Fiesta ST Kompact Shortie Blow-off Valve (p/n TS-0203-1066). The aircraft grade aluminum alloy construction means cracking and leaking even under increased boost levels will never be an issue. The Fiesta ST Shortie gives razor sharp valve response, and a serious increase in performance over stock…

Bottle Warmer NITROUS HAS A SWEET SPOT, AND THAT TEMPERATURE MUST BE MAINTAINED for the system to work most effectively. To get nitrous bottles ready to perform, Nitrous Express developed its Express Hot Water Bottle Bath (p/n 15935). This bottle bath features a high-strength composite tank design that will never rust or oxidize. Inside, a separator shelf keeps the bottles from sliding into the heating element during transport. Carrying slots are flush molded into the side of the tank to minimize the overall footprint of the bath. Furthermore, the digital control circuit is easy to set and automatically maintains water temperature…

TIGHT SPACES INCLUDING BEHIND AN INTAKE MANIFOLD, INSIDE A CROWDED ENGINE bay or under a dashboard can be challenging and difficult to work with. Sometimes the lack of space can make it tough to even tell where the wrench goes. Fortunately, Milwaukee has a solution for those tight spaces with its new M-SPECTOR M12 cordless lithium-ion digital inspection camera kit. This digital camera features a 2.4-inch, 320×240 color LCD displaying the feed from a small, 17mm camera. A three foot long flexible cable allows the camera to fit through holes as small as ¾-inch and up and under tight spaces.…

The last decade has experienced a dramatic change in the landscape and direction of the import performance industry. Exciting platforms packed with new technology have brought with them new challenges too. Gone are the days of chipped ECUs, easy horsepower from simple bolt-ons and piggyback electronics. Today, tuners have harnessed the power of factory ECUs, powerful stand-alone systems and custom tuning techniques. They’ve also dissected every relevant platform, remedied weaknesses and exploited strengths to take import performance to tremendous new heights. These import performance pioneers have persevered some of the most challenging times in the history of our industry. Meet…

AVOID SLIPPIN’ WHILE ADDING FORCED INDUCTION TO THE FR-S MAY GIVE IT MORE GO, IT CAN ALSO wreak havoc on the factory clutch. The increased torque output may cause the clutch to wear prematurely or slip under high load. Fortunately, Centerforce developed its dual friction kit for the FR-S/BRZ to withstand increased heat and abuse. According to Centerforce, the dual friction clutch kit is rated up to 300 lb- . of torque and has a 32 percent greater clamping force than the factory unit. The sprung-hub clutch disc utilizes di erent friction materials on each side. On the pressure-plate side,…

For those looking to upgrade their GoPro carrying, protecting, and storage needs will find the new Kelly Slater Collection from Incase an ideal solution. Designed with GoPro users in mind, the collection builds on the benefits of Incase’s Action Camera Collection while adding performance benefits for use in and around water environments as well as wet weather conditions. Kelly Slater Pro Pack The Kelly Slater Pro Pack is the ideal solution for carrying, storing and protecting gear and accessories during shoots with GoPro® cameras. The Pro Pack’s large volume main compartment includes a customizable divider and can house multiple GoPro®…

FRESH SCENT OLDER CARS OFTEN DEVELOP AN ODOR THAT LINGERS, EVEN AFTER THE scent of an ordinary air freshener fades away. Designed to cure the smelliest of interiors, Meguiar’s Air Re-Fresher is unlike other conventional air freshener products that temporarily mask smells. Instead, this revolutionary odor eliminating product works at the molecular level, bonding with foul-smelling molecules to permanently eliminate their odor. Furthermore, the aerosol dispersion technology provides a solution for the whole car by using the car’s air-duct system to find and neutralize unwanted orders immediately throughout the vehicle’s entire cabin. Meguiar’s Air Re-Fresher is available in Summer Breeze,…

FEED THE THIRST ALTHOUGH PUMPS AND INJECTORS COME TO MIND WHEN UPGRADING a fuel system, the factory fuel rail can keep all of that extra fuel from reaching the cylinders. To remove this bottleneck, Aeromotive engineered a billet fuel rail solution for the Volkswagen 1.8-liter turbo engine. This rail features -8AN inlet and outlet ports, an internal diameter of 5/8-inch all the way through and CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminum alloy construction. All rails come finished in a bright dip red anodize and include all necessary brackets and hardware for installation onto a variety of applications that use the Volkswagen 1.8-liter…

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