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We get it. You just got your paycheck, inheritance, tax return money, yearly bonus or other source of income that can't leave your wallet soon enough so you can go burn more rubber while burning your new greenbacks. Too many times though, the judgement gets cloudy with all these flashy parts. You see what looks like an incredible deal for something and you jump on it to make your money go further. Maybe you can afford another part since you saved so much on the first. You squeeze as much as you can into your digital shopping cart, get free shipping, and wait impatiently for the the big brown truck to show up.Read More
As a preview to the release of the Accessport for VW (finally!), we've compiled a little info to help familiarize you with the device and software. Ask any MK6 GTI owner about a stage 1 tune, and they’ll tell you it’s how their VW should have come from the factory. There is definitely some merit to a set it and forget it kind of tune. However, it does change the way you are able to mod the car. With a set it and forget it tune, you can’t really make any major changes to bolt on parts without going back to get the tune updated and paying for it. You have to mitigate that by either dropping all the money at once, or you spend more money over the modding process to keep your cars tune on point with the mods you are running. You can also just risk it and run untuned, but we definitely don't recommend that. The set it and forget it tune also limits you to only run parts which that tune supports. While this will be perfectly fine for most people, for some people it puts a limit on your creativity and what you can accomplish with your car.Read More
BNR Turbos have come a long way in the last few years. During this time, it's been common to compare them to a bolt-on ATP turbo setup. They're very similar in actual functionality at the end of the day. I have always been a proponent of the ATP turbos. I personally had the first ever bolt-on style GTX3071 for a Mazdaspeed on my '08 MS3 which I installed in August of 2011. That turbo is still running around putting out 380whp on the guy’s car (twin-charged MS3) who I sold it to when I upgraded in 2012 to an HTA3586. It is now going on six years old, and if that doesn’t speak to the quality of ATP/Garrett turbos, I don’t know what does.Read More
There are a lot of people that buy a performance car with the immediate intention of modifying it and having fun. However some people are more concerned with maintaining the complete factory warranty and are therefore more cautious when it comes to modifying their car. There is nothing wrong with either approach and it really just comes down to personal preference. But for those of you who want to modify your car without running into any warranty issues, you should keep reading.Read More
A few clutches have been released for the Ford Focus ST starting several months after the car was released but ACT hadn't shown much development for this platform, until now. We figured they had something a little different planned with how long it took to get a clutch out for this popular platform and it turns out we were right. Here's what you need to know about ACT's new Ford Focus ST clutch kits.Read More
Most people in Mazdaspeed 3 and 6 aftermarket community are well aware of the turbo manifold that CP-E offers in multiple configurations. Since it's release a few years ago, it has been available as an independent manifold outside of the turbo kit it was originally designed around with 3 different flange options. All being stock location setups, it's available with the Tial V-Band turbine housing flange, the Precision V-Band flange, and the very popular stock turbo flange for many bolt on style turbo upgrades.Read More