AWE ColdFront System
Developed to minimize heat soak in B8 and B8.5 models of the Audi S4 and S5, AWE’s ColdFront System includes a larger-than-stock heat exchanger and cooler reservoir (above), plus a drain plug and bleed screw in the heat exchanger. The company claims its direct replacement system lowers coolant temps by a maximum of 24˚F and lowers air intake temps by 15˚F, virtually eliminating power loss from heat soak. $1349.95
The lightweight 17x7.5" wheels (above)from Neuspeed’s Fiat products division weigh just 16.5 lb apiece. When shod with 215/40 BFGoodrich KDW tires, the RSe05 saves around 3 lb over the factory Fiat 500 Abarth 17x7" wheel and 205/40 tire combo. The RSe05 is compatible with the stock Abarth wheel cap, TPMS and lug bolts, as well as all aftermarket big brake kits currently available. Color choices are black, red or white. $269.95 per wheel.
NM Engineering billet catch can
Fashioned from billet 6061 aluminum alloy and sporting an anodized finish, NM’s oil catch can was designed for the N18 engine in the 2011 Mini Cooper S and Countryman S. The catch can is intended to collect sludge and moisture that would otherwise go back into your engine, and the kit can be disassembled completely for thorough cleaning. Silicone hoses are supplied and the kit uses factory hose connections. $399.95
As long as an iPhone 4 or 5 user already has the Hitcase Pro waterproof and shockproof case, it’s now possible to mount the phone to various places like handlebars or rollcages for video and/or still images. The MotoR unit latches onto tubes between 0.5-1.25" diameter; the RollR mount snaps onto bars from 1-2.1" in diameter. $39.99 (MotoR) and $44.99 (RollR)
Wilwood billet master cylinders
We’ve got not one but two new 4oz billet aluminum master cylinder fluid reservoir kits from Wilwood. One is for direct mount applications and uses an 11/16-20 threaded adapter that connects to any one of Wilwood’s compact remote master cylinders. The other is a remote-mount version that includes a billet mounting bracket and a 3/8-24 thread -3 AN fluid connector (braided stainless steel lines are available separately). From $91.74.
Meyle stabilizer links
The German Meyle brand makes HD stabilizer links for all major European marques. What makes these different from OE parts is an integrated wrench attachment at the ballpin, making it easier to install and remove. The ball surface is also 50% greater, improving load capacity. And they’re tough: the company claims zero joint play after one million test cycles. Prices vary from model to model, but if we look at a 2004 BMW 325i, the front link is $43.43, $27.87 for the rear.
Using technology and experience gained from its involvement in the British Touring Car Championship, Milltek has revised its T304 stainless steel exhaust system for the VW Golf R. Using 3”, mandrel-bent tubing, the system is lighter and provides the optimum balance of gas flow and back pressure. The company hasn’t given any numbers, but claims a hike in performance and drivability, especially in the mid-range. The silencer box has no internal valving, for a richer exhaust note. It’s available in polished, black or titanium finishes. From $1350.
Injen air intake
Injen’s new aluminum Short Ram SO Series air intake, horn and nano-web filter is intended for the 2012 Audi A7 3.0L TFSI Supercharged. The company claims the resulting airflow is greater and smoother than the stock arrangement, giving improved fuel consumption and gains in output of up to 5hp and 6.75 lb-ft of torque. Also available in a black wrinkle finish. $254.60
Amsoil Miracle Wash
There’s a new look and a revised formula for Amsoil’s Miracle Wash Waterless Wash & Wax spray. Just apply to a vehicle’s bodywork and let the surfactants lift and trap all the dust and grime. Then the shiny finish is protected against ultraviolet rays and dirt. The price stays the same: $9.40 for 13oz can.
Turner/Bosch MS4.0 ECU
Turner Motorsport and Bosch Motorsport have collaborated on a plug-n-play tunable ECU for the E46 BMW M3. Designed for track use (no limp mode), it’s pre-loaded with dyno-tuned base maps for many popular modifications and is also updatable. The setup offers several levels of power output. It comes with Lambda sensors and works with the factory wiring and CAN system. Installation can be as quick as one hour. From $6495.
Plastikote caliper paint
This aerosol will spray brake calipers with paint that can withstand temps of 500˚F. It comes in a variety of colors including yellow, red, blue, silver and black. The company also claims that an innovative pressure pad requires 33% less finger effort while applying the high-gloss finish, if you were concerned about fatigue during the painting process. $8.49