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SEAL IT UP MORE POWER REQUIRES EXTRA STRENGTH TO MATCH. AIMING TO replace stock VR38DETT head gaskets with a stronger solution, JE Pistons’ Pro Seal offers its MLS Head Gaskets. Every JE Pro Seal gasket utilizes AISI 304 stainless steel with in-line laser precision cutting and multi-stage embossing to ensure high quality. JE’s coating process encapsulates exposed metal with a layer that includes fluoroelastomer (FKM) to better endure extreme temperatures and chemicals. JE Pistons 714.898.9763

COOL TO THE CORE COOLER AIR MEANS DENSER AIR, DENSER AIR MEANS MORE POWER. To better harness cool air to make power in the 2015 Subaru WRX, Mishimoto designed its 2015+ WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit. The kit centers on a 28-inch intercooler core intended to provide improved cooling capability without excessive pressure drops. The intercooler features four mandrelbent, large-diameter aluminum pipes for improved airflow. Contains all parts needed for installation without a need for cutting or drilling. MSRP starts at $1,370.00. Mishimoto 877.466.4144

UNDER PRESSURE THE FEEL OF THE CLUTCH PEDAL CAN MAKE OR BREAK A DRIVING EXPERIENCE. Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) released its spring centered performance clutch kits that aim to provide moderate and consistent pedal feel and smooth engagement while maintaining high strength and durability. The Street kit combines the heavy duty pressure plate with a spring centered performance organic street disc, designed to better withstand heat and abuse. The Race kit combines the heavy duty pressure plate with a spring centered cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, available in six-pad configuration only, further benefiting durability and quick shifting. These clutch kits fit…

POWER UP A DEAD BATTERY ISN’T THE END OF THE WORLD, BUT IT CAN MAKE YOU LATE for something. Getting the most out of a battery on any car requires special care and maintenance. In order to help maximize the life of your car battery, CTEK developed the MUS 4.3 Test & Charge. The device combines a micro-processor controlled battery charger with integrated test functions to provide battery testing, charging and maintenance options. Featuring programmable settings for battery types and sizes, environmental conditions, and different levels of testing and treatment, the CTEK MUS 4.3 Test & Charge aims to coverbattery…

This is the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe – Honda’s first ever turbocharged coupe. At the heart of the new 10th generation Civic is a 1.5-liter direct injection turbocharged engine that produces 174hp TORRANCE, Calif., November 17, 2015 – The newest member of the completely reengineered and reimagined 10th-generation Civic lineup – the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe – will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Launching in March, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe delivers an even sportier and emotional take on the new Civic design while benefitting from the multitude of upgrades to the…

REX INTAKE INCREASING POWER STARTS WITH IMPROVING AIRFLOW. EVEN THOUGH THE 2015 Subaru WRX comes equipped with an efictive intake, Extreme Turbo Systems developed an intake for the FA20DIT engine to improve airflow even more. The ETS 2015 Subaru WRX Air Intake Kit uses a K&N filter to increase surface area and a custom billet 5-inch velocity stack to help accelerate air flow. The filter placement takes advantage of the already effective stock ram air duct. To maintain bolt-on simplicity, the intake system includes a stock size MAF housing that does not require tuning. The optional air box helps to…

GETTIN’ AIR THE OLD SAYING, “THERE’S NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT” HAS BEEN LOSING relevance as forced induction technologies improve. Taking steps to get even more out of forced induction, BorgWarner expanded its product line with the Airwerks SX-E series super core assemblies. BorgWarner developed these core assemblies to create more performance options in the motorsports market, providing a broader operating range in a compact package. The S200SX-E and S300SX-E feature a forged milled compressor wheel and pre-machined speedsensor and boost port. Inducer sizes available range from 52mm to 69mm. BorgWarner Turbo Systems www.turbodriven.com

KEEP IT CLEAN BORN OUT OF PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORTS, MOLECULE ONCE SPECIALIZED ONLY in racing suit cleaning solutions. The brand now covers a broad range of products for daily commuters, pro racing drivers and everyone in between. The Cleaner lineup fulfills the role of a heavy duty cleaner to target dirt, oils, rubber, tars, insects and more without streaking or leaving a residue. The Detailer products serve the purpose of removing lighter soils and grime while polishing and protecting surfaces. Molecule designed these products to be safely used on paints, clear plastics and decals. MSRP starts at $5.95. Molecule Motorsports 858.752.9992

ACTION! THE YOUTUBE AGE CREATED A BREEDING GROUND FOR HOMEMADE Internet stars. GoPro jumped onto this opportunity and became one of the leading names in action cameras. Now on its fourth generation of cameras, GoPro introduced its latest addition to the HERO4 series, the HERO4 Session. This new form factor claims a 50-percent smaller and 40-percent lighter package than the current HERO4 Black and Silver, capturing up to 1440p resolution video and 8-megapixel images. The Session features a waterproof design without the need for a separate housing, plus a one-button control to make the recording process easier. This makes the HERO 4…

TOYOTA ANNOUNCES S-FR CONCEPT Source : Toyota Press Site JP Tokyo, Japan, October 8, 2015 – The Toyota S-FR is a concept vehicle that continues the proud heritage of Toyota’s fun-to-drive lightweight sports cars. Pitched as an entry-level model, the new concept emphasizes responsiveness, and aims to make a whole new generation fall in love with driving. Compact and Simple The concept’s compact body is incredibly light, yet offers a smooth driving style. Not just a sports car, it pairs the simplicity of an entry-level model with an intimacy that brings human and machine closer together. Fun to Drive Benefiting…

QUICK TO ADAPT ACTIVE SUSPENSION HELPED BOLSTER THE WILLIAMS FW15C FORMULA ONE car to win the Constructor’s Championship in 1993. The concept was then banned the very next season for being an unfair advantage. While this advantageous design may not be allowed in some tiers of pro racing, the TEIN EDFC Active Pro is available for your personal street and track cars. The EDFC Active Pro turns your damping adjustable coilovers into a fully adaptive suspension based on your driving conditions. Playing on its integrated g-sensor, damping changes are made to each corner independently based on g-force loading. The included Signal Converter allows you to access your ECU’s…

LOSING POUNDS LESS WEIGHT ON A VEHICLE MEANS LESS RESISTANCE TO CHANGING DIRECTION, but there’s more to it than the final number that shows up on the scale. When jumping on the brake pedal, not only are the brakes trying to stop a couple thousand pounds from rolling, they are also fighting the inertia of the spinning wheels and rotors. Yokohama’s Advan RZII wheels designed to save weight without sacrificing looks or rigidity. The RZII lineup features a twin five spoke design, 5D scalloped pockets and Advan Racing Flow Forming technology for improved lightness and strength. Available in Semi-Gloss Black, Racing…

RETURN OF THE NSX Aug 14, 2015 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. On display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering was a trio of all-new Acura NSX models, two of which were shown for the first time. As the first build-to-order vehicle for Acura, the all-new NSX will feature an extensive array of factory-installed options. The following features and options were displayed at the prestigious event: Exterior Features and Options* Exterior Color Valencia Red Pearl Nouvelle Blue Pearl Berlina Black Interior Color Red Orchid Saddle Exterior Package n/a Carbon Exterior Package: carbon fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and exhaust finisher…

Mazda Announces Global MX-5 Cup Race Car Pricing – Initial Orders Being Accepted for the $53,000 Ready-to-Race 2016 MX-5 Miata – SOURCE Mazda North American Operations IRVINE, Calif. (October 1, 2015) – The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the most road-raced production car in the world. The reason is simple – great performance at an affordable price. The new Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car follows that formula, and will be Mazda Motorsports’ first-ever ready-to-race MX-5 Miata. The new race car will be available at the special introductory price of $53,000. The race car ordering process begins on www.MazdaMotorsports.com with first…

TURN IT UP WHEN IT COMES TO IN-CAR AUDIO, THERE AREN’T MANY OPTIONS THAT EXCEL IN quality while remaining aesthetically subtle. OEM Audio Plus specializes in providing both: an optimized listening experience from hardware that looks like it came factory equipped with the vehicle. The company’s latest installment is designed, engineered and tuned specifically for the 2015 Subaru WRX/STI. Now, WRX and STI owners can carry the cleanliness of a stock look, while sporting an audio system with serious punch. Features factory speaker optimization, front 1-inch so dome tweeter upgrade, a flashable multi-channel 32-Bit DSP amplifier, plug-and-play quick-sync wiring harness, and 8-inch dual-voice coil carbon…

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