There are a select few tire companies that can deal with the stresses and the speeds of today’s exotics and luxury cars. You will find Pirelli products underneath some of the fastest cars in the world as original equipment. More recently, Pirell [ … ]

The end tanks are durable cast construction with the HPF logo raised along the side. The entire unit is high polished and clear-coated to a mirror-like perfection you can fix your hair-do in.

As you crank the boost the air intake temperature that is headed into your manifold rises with it. Some factory intercoolers are completely undersized junk that heat-soak immediately, while others are fairly decent like those found in the Mitsubish [ … ]



If you have been in the Sport Compact game for a while then you or someone you know has run an ACT clutch at some point. Back in the day, there wasn’t the wide selection of clutches available and ACT realized there was a void in the market when [ … ]


While many enthusiasts believe the only way to achieve effective braking is to use some ridiculously huge multi-piston system with a rotor that won’t even fit inside an 18-inch wheel, there are better options available. There is such a thing as too [ … ]


We have all heard the praise given to BC Racing and their ever improving line of coilovers but weren’t sure what to expect when we heard they had a new wheel line coming to North America. Well, the proof was at SEMA where BC Racing North America Ma [ … ]

“Our new flagship is the Super Carbon,” said Norton. “The Super Carbon is an all-business twin or triple carbon plate clutch that will handle up to 1500lb-ft of torque and drive great doing it. But that is only one segment of our vast line of SPEC clutches.  We have an application for all modification and drivability combinations.”

When searching for a clutch, it is a commonly held belief that going with the highest horsepower rating will be more than sufficient. Well, there is such a thing as too much clutch and mounting a triple carbon up to your 4-banger with basic perform [ … ]

A Midwestern parts retail powerhouse, Summit Racing has come to market with many different house label products. We reviewed some last year that were both innovative and convenient, but this time around they have a new take on a popular product: semi-synthetic lubricants to protect your motor.

Here at PASMAG, we preach the values of synthetic lubricants. Modifying nature’s molecules have resulted in a wide array of benefits for the enthusiast. Things like superior wear protection, longer drain intervals as well as resistance to oxidation [ … ]

The Optima D51R is a full-featured deep cycle battery that will run most Sport Compact cars, within reason. If you have a banging system with two amps and four subs that you drive in Alaska, you’ll need a bigger Optima. However, if you have an occasional use car with a moderate audio system and not a massive power draw, the D51R will handle your needs.

We have been preaching the virtues of Optima Batteries in a variety of applications for years. Their versatile design makes them a hit for custom applications and when it comes to power, they always deliver. Whether it is a RedTop as a single under [ … ]


We’ve all done a brake job and been slammed by the final bill when a lot of parts need to be replaced. Well, consider a brake job on the Nissan R35 GT-R to make you feel better – it costs over $5,000 to complete. The OEM Brembo rotors perform well [ … ]

During a two-hour conversation I had with the BorgWarner Turbo Systems team and their PR reps at HP Prose, I realized they were about to start a revolution. Turbos from the EFR series are high performance units that requires no additional wastegate or even a blow-off valve! Everything is integrated into a compact frame constructed of exotic materials.

Each year we see some improvements in materials and overall efficiency from turbo manufacturers, but nothing prepared us for what we found at the BorgWarner Turbo Systems booth at SEMA recently. BorgWarner Turbo Systems have been manufacturing turb [ … ]

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