Specialty Products Company introduced adjustable lower rear lateral links for 2002-up MINI Coopers. The links allow +/-4 degrees of rear camber change, to either reduce unwanted negative camber from lowering or add a bit more for maximum cornering power. They are machined from billet aluminum and anodized silver, with red lock nuts.
A similar product is available in steel for BMW E36 chassis BMWs.
Specialty Products Company
KW showed three-way adjustable twin-tube competition dampers for the BMW E46 and Porsche 996, with an external reservoir that allows low- to mid-speed rebound and low- and high-speed compression damping to be adjusted independently.
KW's tuning philosophy embraces degressive valving, with more low-speed damping to control vehicle body motions, but less high-speed damping and softer springs and bars to allow large bumps to be absorbed without drama.
All KW race dampers are hand-built in KW's competition department.
KW Suspensions North America
Stoptech announced the second generation of its ST-40 caliper. It is produced using a squeeze-forge process, resulting in a more consistent product with greater strength and durability. Fatigue resistance and seal life are also im-proved. Stoptech's test of 25 leading caliper models show that the ST-40 Gen-II is the stiffest caliper available. The refined shape of the new Gen-II caliper has increased clearance to the wheel hub and spokes. The ST-40 Gen-II can use 11 different piston diameters. StopTech can ideally match the target vehicle's master cylinder for optimum force application and brake modulation.
Billy Boat showed a T-304 stainless-steel performance exhaust system for the all-new Audi RS-6. B&B claims documented horsepower increases at the wheels and a sound that complements the big-hammer nature of the twin-turbo, V8-powered luxury sedan.
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust
ATE introduced high-performance brake kits based on a 326x30mm two-piece disc and four-piston caliper, the first big-brake systems we are aware of having attained TV approval. Approved applications at the time of this writing include Golf IV, Mercedes W 203 (S and CL), W209 (C-Class and CLK), BMW E36, E46 and Z3. Pending approval are systems for the MINI, Passat platform, Audi TT and A3 Quattro, and Volvo V70.
Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG