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To say we're happy to have XDI around is an understatement. Before XDI, the Focus ST and many of it's other GDI fueled counterparts were limited to the factory fuel systems. Granted, many GDI systems are capable of fairly large flow increases unlike some other port fuel injected vehicles where you have to replace injectors and/or pumps almost immediately if you start modifying. But we all know mild power increases aren't going to cut it for many of us.Read More
When it comes to upgraded turbos on the ST, it seems like everyone immediately wants 400whp or more. If it can't do that, to many people it's a waste of money, time, or both. There is some merit to that. But just like anything else, when you're modifying, it's about your goals.Read More
HOLIDAY SEASON 2021 And just like that, the holiday season is upon us... but what to buy your gearhead loved ones?! We have some tips for the best automotive gifts for 2021, check it out: --Read More
After enthusiasts began modifying the 2016 and newer 10th Gen Honda Civic models, it was pretty apparent that Honda didn't equip the 6 speed manual transmissions with a clutch that could hold much more than stock power and torque levels, at least in the 1.5T engine. Even for us with our 10th Gen Civic Si project car, we only reached the point of putting on a turboback exhaust, intake, and a custom ECU tune with our KTuner V2 before we were forced to replace the clutch if we wanted to move forward with the build since it was starting to slip. At that time, ACT hadn't released their clutch yet but now that it's available and we're going to try to get you up to speed on what their kits include and some basic info that'll help you decide which ACT kit is right for you and your 10th Gen.Read More
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