AEM Infinity ECU
AEM has added to its state-of-the-art but affordable ECU range, introducing the Infinity-6 for six-cylinder and Infinity-8h for V8 racing engines using high-impedance injectors. Both include the advanced features of the bigger -8/10/12 iteration, including the latest generation 200MHz processor. The ECU works on airflow-based (VE) tuning to eliminate the need to look up the many correction tables that previous generation ECUs required. It's also compatible with flex fuel and multi-fuel, has on-board wideband control, map switching and knock control. Engine protection strategies include coolant temp, oil temp, AFR vs MAP, intake air temp, knock or fuel pressure. What's more, it has control circuits for factory drive-by-wire, variable cam timing, boost and traction control systems included.
AWE Tuning has released a version of its stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit for the 2013/14 B8.5 Audi S4 and S5 3.0T equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. In its own testing, AWE has seen 473hp on 104-octane with the pulley and additional tuning, where the S Tronic could only achieve 458hp with the same parts. The kit was developed by AWE and GIAC, track tested at New Jersey Motorsports Park and is now available in black electrocoat for a factory appearance.
Mini digital gauge
Now available for the R56, R57, R58 and R59 Mini Cooper platforms, the P3 Cars Integrated Digital Interface allows Mini owners to interact with their vehicles in a whole new way. The digital display truly harmonizes with the Mini's interior, fitting neatly into the cockpit to have a factory appearance. It can monitor boost and vacuum for forced induction models as well as coolant temp, oil temp, voltage and has peak recall on all functions. There are also three additional analog inputs. Made in the USA, it includes color-matched LED illumination.
Koyorad BMW radiator
Koyorad has introduced a direct replacement all-aluminum performance radiator for 1988-99 six-cylinder E30 and E36 BMW 3 Series models with manual transmissions. The application features Koyorad's 48mm "HH Series" radiator core, which was developed to increase coolant volume and promote better airflow as well as coolant circulation. Koyorad has engineered the part with precision, directly replacing the stock OEM plastic/aluminum radiator, bolting easily into the factory fan shroud for a quick and simple installation. Koyorad has also integrated a 1/8 PT female accessory fitting (supplied with a threaded plug) to accept temperature sensors typically included with most aftermarket temperature gauges.
Dinan BMW springs
Dinan's new performance springs were designed for the latest F30 BMW 335i and 328i. They're said to offer a lower stance, reduced body roll and sharper handling. They will also provide an aggressive look and increased driver control. The springs lower the F30 by 20mm front and rear, preserving suspension geometry and lowering the car's center of gravity for enhanced handling without sacrificing the ride quality. The 30% increase in spring rate will reduce the rear suspension compression under acceleration and front suspension compression under braking, giving the driver more control.
Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 Performance
Goodyear has released its new premium line of ultra-high performance all-season tires. The Ultra Grip 8 Performance features a tread design with multiple biting edges to enhance traction on wet surfaces as well as in ice and snow. The top-tier tires boast consistent grip in low temps thanks to an optimized polymer blend and silica tread compound to maintain flexibility in the cold. The tires were developed in Europe, where high-performance winter tire use is often mandated by law, and the UG8P is now available in North America in a range of sizes for high-performance European vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz air filters
aFe Power has introduced performance filters for current Mercedes-Benz models with the 4.6, 4.7 and 5.5L V8 engine including the E63, E500, E550, GL450, SL550, etc. Constructed with 100% polyurethane casings, the high-flow, oiled filters are a direct replacement for the OE elements but will reportedly outflow them by up to 29%. This results in improved horsepower and torque. aFe employs a rounded pleat design, which provides more surface area for increased flow and greater dust retention. The pliable sealing surface conforms to the filter housing and eliminates the need for gaskets or sealants. aFe replacement filters have a limited lifetime warranty.
EZ Oil Drain Valve
Available for all passenger cars, the EZ Oil Drain Valve replaces the standard drain plug on all oil pans for clean and trouble-free oil changes. Simply replace the oil drain plug with the EZ valve, and no special tools are required. Once fitted, just move the lever a quarter turn and drain, then return to the original locked position to close. The valve also features a removable hose-end option, with a choice of connectors to drain oil away. There's even an L-shaped hose-end, offering an adjustable 90? elbow to prevent hose kinks. Hose ends may be removed after oil changes where clearance is an issue.
Odyssey Performance battery
The new Odyssey Performance Series 65-760 battery features 762 cold-cranking amps, 129 reserve capacity minutes, and deep-cycle capability up to 400 cycles at 80% depth of discharge. It's specifically built for consumer applications and engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead technology to provide rugged construction, reliability and its deep-cycling capability. In short, it should deliver more power and longer service life than the competition. Boasting a three- to 10-year life and two-year storage life at 77?F, the 65-760 is vibration-resistant, classified as "non-spillable" by the DoT and includes a limited four-year replacement warranty.
M5 carbon fiber engine cover
aFe has a hand-crafted, carbon fiber engine cover for the 2012-14 F10 BMW M5. It's constructed from 2x2 twill weave carbon fiber and finished in a high-gloss clearcoat, while the underside has a smooth finish to avoid scratches. The stock "M" emblem and rubber grommets are easily removed from the factory cover in order to be installed on the aFe carbon cover, providing factory appearance and fitting.
Mothers Trim Cleaner Kit
Maintaining the appearance of plastic trim is made simple by the Mothers Back-to-Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner Kit. The drip-free gel formula is said to provide unmatched penetration in order to deep clean any vehicle's trim. Unsightly oxidation, dirt, road grime and even stubborn embedded wax are no match for this heavy-duty cleaner, which promises to renew your exterior trim and textured plastics of any color to their original appearance. The kit includes a 12oz bottle of Trim Cleaner and a Deep Cleansing Trim Brush.
Mothers Headlight Renewal Kit
The Mothers NuLens Headlight Renewal Kit was developed to reduce the amount of time it takes to safely restore, maintain and protect plastic headlight covers. This kit allows simple removal of yellowing or stains, and is a good solution for scratches. The NuLens kit includes everything you need, and even works on other types of transparent plastic surfaces. The kit comprises a 3" soft-flex backing plate, quick-change PowerBall 4Lights Polishing Tool, restoration discs and an 8oz PowerPlastic 4Lights polish to restore clarity. Using the polish regularly leaves a tough, protective and oxidation-inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation.
Eagle One Wax
Eagle One has released Wax-As-U-Dry. It's a spray wax with a patented formula that will mix with water so it can be used on wet or dry surfaces. Simply spray on your wet ride and wipe dry for long-lasting protection and shine. It apparently requires no buffing and won't haze, streak or leave residue. Featuring carnauba wax, Wax-As-U-Dry provides a protective barrier on your car's paint that will last for months. Anti-corrosion additives protect the paint from acid rain, salt and rust.