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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

1| SR20-Powered Datsun Sunny Ute Merging the best of many worlds, this Datsun Sunny mini pickup truck has a Hakosuka Skyline front-end conversion from 09 Racing in Japan, is powered by a turbocharged SR20 engine and sits on 15×11-inch TE37V wheels by Rays Wheels.

1| Unidentified Rolling Object It took us a moment to figure out that this canary spaceship is actually a Scion iA sedan. Inspired by the old-school lowrider movement, this Scion iA was subjected to a yellow paint job with root beer accents, a chain-link steering wheel, faux engraving and other atrocities disguised as upgrades.

A NISMO GT-R Rocking the latest Volk Racing G25 Wheels Advan Racing GT Centerlock Wheels on a Porsche 911 Redbull BMX Rider Coco Zurita’s Rocket Bunny R35 GT-R The first OS Giken TC24-B1Z equipped S30Z in the USA Mad Mike Whiddett’s MADBUL 4-rotor, twin turbo MX5 C&R’s Air-to-Dry Ice Intercooler It wouldn’t be SEMA or GRC without the Golden Boy, Tanner Foust The DSPORT Fiesta ST Project won a Project Excellence Award

We stopped by the BorgWarner booth for some turbo talk about their new technologies Rays Engineering booth 2016 Lexus RCF GT3 Mike Burroughs’ 500hp, S38 powered BMW E28 5-series coupe conversion Will Au-Yeung’s BorgWarner turbocharged Civic Si making 660hp The 1993 Acura Ludacris Legend-featured on the album “Ludaversal” and built by Acura’s Torrance Design Studio UMS Tuning EVO w/ 2.3L 800hp- ’13 GTA unlimited champion and 15′ NASA western states national TTU champion The Rywire turbocharged K-series DC2 Integra Corey Hosford’s 2016 Formula Drift S14 with Rocket Bunny Boss wide body kit, 408 chi LSX engine, GTX5008R turbocharger making…

DSPORT’s own project Fiesta making it’s public debut in the Ford booth Center stage at the SEMA show.  GReddy Racing s30 240z with engine built by club DSPORT The newly anticipated Acura NSX 1200 horsepower 2012 GT-R with HKS 4.1L stroker engine, GT1000 turbo kit, HKS transmission upgrade, new gears and clutch pack. OS Giken and Z Car Garage w/ TC24-B1Z s30z.  376 whp, 281 lb-ft torque, on conservative tune with 91 fuel Mishimoto brought out the big guns to SEMA this year 750 HP Nissan GT-R by Road Race Engineering for Redbull BMX rider Coco Zurita Cosworth-built supercharged Scion…

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…

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