Available in two different series, the DSD-series and X-Line, both provide hardcore enthusiasts with the features and accuracy they demand. The precision, performance and durability of the new STRI gauges are elevated, yet the price-point remains very competitive.

It wasn’t so long ago that choices for gauges were severely limited. Sure, low-cost units were available, but they were more for show and lacked accuracy and features. If you are not on the ragged-edge of tune a slight variation might slip by, but [ … ]

As with every intake, K&N thoroughly dyno-tests its products for maximum gains. In the S2000 AP1 chassis, it makes the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated 4-banger that much more powerful. Considering Honda already jams 140 hp per liter into this powerplant, K&N was pleased to announce they found and extra 9.55whp at 6500 rpm! Pushing the worlds most potent inline-4 past 145 hp per liter!

If you are in the tuning game for any length of time, chances are you have owned a K&N filter at some point over the years. The legendary filtration company has literally built something for everything with a motor. Its slogan couldn’t be mo [ … ]

SCAT is extremely proud to announce the newest addition to their prestigious customer base, Honda Racing! SCAT’s business evolved from Ford, Chevy and Chrysler, but SCAT has and continues to develop the most exhaustive line of crankshafts and connecting rods for Sport Compact, in the automotive aftermarket.

SCAT Enterprises, Inc. has been making high performance crankshafts and connecting rods for the automotive aftermarket for more than 40 years. Its customer base includes some the most respected names in the business, multi-billion dollar companies [ … ]

Project R32: Whiteline Sway Bars & Endlinks

Photos by www.globalperformanceparts.com

With all the advanced suspensions and electronic controls being pumped out by the OEMs, you might wonder why an upgrade is required. For example, the new Subaru STi may handle great out of the box and leave [ … ]

For more than 22 years, Thermo-Tec has been developing and manufacturing products for the Automotive Performance, OEM, and Aerospace industries. Its technology manages heat effectively and prevents heat soak inside the vital systems of your engine.

So, you have a hot car with upgrades such as an intercooler, oil cooler and aluminum radiator. You think your temperatures in and around the motor have come down as much as possible. There is, however, one often overlooked ‘cooling’ upgrade available [ … ]

Takeda, a division of advanced FLOW engineering, is a manufacturer that specializes bolt-on, aftermarket, performance products. It recently released a new short ram intake system (#TR-2001P) for the popular 2008-2009 Scion tC. The 2.4L 2AZ-FE inline-4 in the coupe is a solid performer with 160hp and 163lb-ft of torque from the factory but what power was left on the table?

Most of you are here because you want your car to look better, handle better and make more power. Nothing beats investing a few short hours into your car in order to unlock some real power. It is widely known that factory air-boxes are restric [ … ]

Powdercoating is a durable finish for parts that is very different from traditional painting. Painted parts require a cleaning, priming and few coats, then a clear to seal the finish. Powdercoating is essentially the application of a dry powder color as opposed to one mixed with a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts as a liquid.


When you add expensive aftermarket parts to your ride, you want to protect your investment and keep it looking new for years to come. For most enthusiasts, adding upgrades is a long process and by the time they’re complete, they’re staring to lo [ … ]

The cutout is a simple piece of engineering. It is a 6061 T6 aluminum housing drilled to interface with a 3-bolt flange. A competent exhaust shop will be able to weld a 3-inch dump pipe just for the cats out of the same material your exhaust is made from and bolt it on.

With emissions standards becoming stricter, it is a challenge to keep many high horsepower cars on the road. Sure, methods exist for beating the system but it can catch up with you and the consequences can be dire. A car that doesn’t meet emission [ … ]

“We developed a line of twin and triple plate carbon fiber clutches that debuted at SEMA '09” says Marketing Manager, Shelly Norton. “The need was there in the market because there are so many high horsepower cars needing low inertia and manageability.”

It is a common misconception that when searching for a multi-plate carbon fiber clutch, you must find out what the Japanese manufacturers have them. While they may offer wide applications lists and are well-positioned as carbon racing clutch suppli [ … ]


There are only a handful of American tuners that focus specifically on Sport Compacts. Sure, there are many who have done well, but one tour of the Skunk2 facility in Norco, California and you’ll understand the scope of its success. The enormous b [ … ]

Honda GEAR Concept Makes Global Debut at the Montreal International Auto Show

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Clutch & Drivetrain Buyer's Guide - 2010

SPEC High Performance Clutch Stages and Billet Flywheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T and 3.8L V6. The clutch kits are available in 7 different single disc stages, supporting power levels up to 660-pound feet torque for…
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