AWE TSI KO4 Turbo Kit
AWE Tuning has developed a K04 Turbo kit for the 2012 Jetta and 2012 CC 2.0TSI. The kit is reportedly capable of producing 370hp and 360 lb-ft at the crank, while maintaining factory safety and emissions standards. Essentially giving you a more responsive turbo, it also produces smoother power delivery. The factory fuel injectors and pump are retained.
Euro Headlight Switch
The Europeans always seem to get more features than US-bound vehicles, and ECS Tuning aims to right some of these wrongs with its Euro-Spec headlight switch for F-chassis BMWs. Some of these vehicles were equipped with rear foglights by the manufacturer, just like their European cousins, so this plug-in ECS switch might allow you to gain some hidden features.
Black Forest Transmission Mounts
Now available for your Mk5 and Mk6 GTI or Jetta, both manual and DSG, the BFI transmission mounts are a must-have upgrade. The stock mounts are fine for stock levels of horsepower or low mileage, but eventually the rubber gets old, creating excessive movement, which equates to lost power. There are two stages available, one at 65a durometer for quieter street duty, and stage two at 85a durometer for track abuse. BFI mounts are said to have good driving characteristics thanks to the large bushing surface area, so maximum vibration is absorbed instead of being transmitted throughout the car, and worse, the interior.
AEM Wideband Failsafe Gauge
Instead of the usual wideband air/fuel gauge, AEM’s new Failsafe unit not only monitors the air/fuel ratio but is programmable to prevent you blowing the motor in a lean fuel situation.
Most computers can’t act fast enough to protect the motor if something goes wrong during a full-throttle pull, but the AEM gauge can react quickly to communicate with a piggyback system or other unit. Let’s say you run lean, you can set the gauge to retard timing, cut revs, bleed-off boost or trigger a warning light. For something so small, the AEM Wideband Failsafe gauge goes a long way.
Forge motorsport Intercooler & Reservoir Caps
Forge builds some of the industry’s best intercoolers and machined parts. Its new Spec XXL Intercooler and windscreen washer reservoir cap for the first-gen Audi TT add to the impressive catalog. Their intercooler measures 23.6x11.8" with a 2.75" core, which should lower charge temperatures while also maintaining the OEM fitment.
Forge is also offering a CNC’d washer reservoir cap in either black or polished finishes with both 52mm or 54mm diameters.,
Brabus MonoBlock R Wheel
As one of the leading Mercedes-Benz tuners, Brabus is known for powerful performance, and the release of its new MonoBlock R wheel is aimed at adding even more style to th catalog. First seen at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, the MonoBlock R is available from 18-20".
Starting at $851
Bavarian Autosport Sway Bars
Available for the BMW 3 Series from 1992-2011 as well as the 1 Series, Bavarian Autosport sway bars are a good option if you’d like to increase the rigidity and handling performance of your ride. These bars are pre-tuned for optimal performance, so there’s no guessing if you should go stiffer, softer, or adjust back and forth. An added benefit is compatibility with the OEM BMW end-links, so installation is as simple as swapping out the old for the new.
Bavarian Wheels BC5 Concave
The wheel industry is hot but concave wheels are even hotter. So Bavarian Wheels has released its latest design, the BC5. This one-piece low-pressure cast wheel is said to offers exceptional performance at a competitive price. It’s available in either 19 or 20" diameters and finishes include charcoal, matte black or matte black with a diamond-machined face. Of course, custom finishes can also be created for an extra charge.