Neuspeed RSe52 Wheels
Weighing a mere 19.5 lb, the Neuspeed RSe52 lightweight wheels were created with advanced flow-forming technology for weight reduction. Compatible with big-brake kits, the RSe52 claims to be the ultimate track wheel for VW/Audi owners. They come in 18x8 and 18x9" sizes with the correct stud pattern and offset for your car. They also accept factory TPMS sensors.
SuperPro Control Arms
Australian suspension specialist SuperPro has introduced alloy control arms for the BMW 1 Series coupe and E9X 3 Series. Available separately or as a kit, the front radius arms and lower control arms allow up to 1° of camber change and 0.8° of caster adjustment while on the car. They come with SuperPro polyurethane bushings to provide more control, particularly on modified cars. If you visit the website, click "Where to Buy" and it will take you to a map of the US with a list of dealers that can provide pricing.
Corbeau Sportline Seats
The Sportline RRS seats were created for sports driving and feature a fingertip reclining mechanism that allows the seat to be infinitely adjusted, but can be returned to the full upright position with a separate lever for track use. Designed for comfort, the seats hug the body, resulting in a reduction of driver fatigue. The Sportline has harness slots for three-, four- and five-point harnesses and the seats are wrapped in vinyl with a carbon-look center section.
AWE GLI Exhaust
AWE Tuning announced the release of its complete exhaust solution for 2013+ VW GLI and its third-gen EA888 2.0T motor. Engineered, developed, and handcrafted in-house, it includes a downpipe constructed from mandrel-bent 3" T304 stainless steel with a V-band turbo flange and a 200-cell HJS catalytic converter. The Track and Touring exhaust system was designed with Helmholtz resonators to eliminate unwanted frequencies while maintaining an aggressive tone. It uses mandrel-bent 2.5" T304 stainless and comes with either 90mm black diamond or chrome tips. The full system is claimed to gain 24hp and 23tq when used from the turbo-back without software.
IE Camber Plates
Integrated Engineering has stepped away from its usual internal engine components to produce these camber plates. Designed to allow maximum camber adjustability, they provide a stable front suspension by replacing the OEM rubber mounts with steel bearings. The camber plates will maximize grip levels while eliminating unwanted movement under heavy loads. To combat the spring "popping and binding" issues common with many camber plates, the IE design incorporates a heavy-duty thrust needle bearing and the bearings are completely sealed from the elements.
Mk3 1.8T Swap Kit
After months of R&D, Black Forest Industries has introduced its "basic" drop-in kit, allowing a quick and easy swap of the 1.8T engine into the VW Mk3 ABA chassis. The conversion kit now features all the key components, including a 3.5bar fuel pressure regulator. There's also BFI's custom-machined distributor, ignition wires and billet throttle cable bracket. The final component is C2 Motorsports' custom software, ensuring the engine will run smoothly.
CTEK Test & Charge
This new battery charger was designed to give users a full diagnostic report on their vehicle charging system. By combining an advanced microprocessor-controlled battery charger with a battery and alternator test function, the CTEK MUS 4.3 provides critical feedback in battery testing, charging and maintenance. The device is said to have superior performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 11OAh and solves a broad range of problems thanks to features like the patented automatic desulphation program and a special reconditioning function that revives and restores deeply discharged and stratified batteries. We've had a chance to sample the charger and found it to be easy to use and reliable, although we've not had any severely depleted batteries to deal with as yet.
Forge Big Brake Kits
Forge Motorsport has released its new brake kits for BMW and Mini, designed for bolt-on simplicity. Fitting many BMW platforms including E9X, as well as every generation of Cooper and Countryman, the Forge kits come in two sizes; four-piston/330mm for cars with 17" wheels, and six-piston/356mm for 19" or larger. The rotors are track-quality and utilize separate bells for optimum heat dissipation. Machined from solid aluminum, the calipers feature 7075 billet aluminum and use heavy-duty weather seals. The brake kits come with all necessary hardware, including Hosetechnik teflon-lined lines and EBC fast-road pads.
Pioneer's latest NEX interface was designed specifically for smartphone users, allowing them to control a combination of onboard features with connected services via large touchscreen displays. The benefits include connectivity with AppRadio Mode, AVICSYNC Networked Navigation, iDatalink Maestro support, MirrorLink compatibility, Siri Eyes Free mode, expanded Bluetooth capabilities, Pandora, SiriusXM, HD Radio, FLAC file playback, dual camera input and pretty much anything else a smartphone-user would need. All this technology means your phone and its apps become part of the entertainment system, allowing a versatile and upgradable experience.
Advan GT Wheel
Now available in North America by popular demand, the 18" Advan Racing GT wheel by Yokohoma features a five-spoke design cut from a single piece of A6061-T6 aluminum. It's offered in European and Japanese bolt patterns in three finishes: Machined and Racing Metal Black, Racing White or Semi-Gloss Black. There are three different rim depths to suit your stance requirements, as well as two different center cap designs.
From $771 each
Milltek Black Tips
Milltek is now offering a Cerakote "Black Velvet" coating on its GT 100 exhaust tips. The ceramic technology offers better scratch and impact resistance while being able to maintain its finish for longer, even under grueling heat cycles. It will be available on Milltek tips for cars like the Golf R, Audi S6, Panamera, etc as a no-cost option.
Here's a phone charger with a difference. It's designed for users who go off the beaten path. Made possible by Kickstarter funding, the PowerPot X from Power Practical is an upgraded version of its original PowerPot that converts energy from heated water to generate electricity to charge your personal devices. PowerPot X got a boost in size and strength but maintains its minimal weight, making it a great solution for backpackers or weekend camping. It can emit 10 watts of power, and hold up to one gallon of liquid, keeping everybody refreshed and devices charged.