Archive | July, 2010

So You’re Sad You Missed HIN This Weekend?

27 Jul

If this is indicative of the cars there then it looks like we all missed one hell of an event. One of the many reasons why the west coast has it ALL over the east coast when it comes to the show scene.

To each his own and all that, but seriously now….

If anyone else has pics of this thing, shoot ’em over to us.


Cobb Releases 3” FP Turbo Inlet Hose for EVO X

26 Jul

EVO X FP Turbo Inlet Hose

COBB 3” FP Turbo Inlet Hose for Mitsubishi EVO X
Austin, TX

June 10, 2010

COBB Tuning announces the immediate availability of the 3” FP Turbo Inlet Hose for the Mitsubishi EVO X. The COBB Tuning 3” FP Turbo Inlet Hose is designed for use with Forced Performance 3″ turbos. The bulge design of the COBB Inlet Hose increases the cross-section to 3.5” to maximize air flow delivered directly to your 3″ Forced Performance turbocharger, providing much more efficient power and response. The smooth inner walls of the COBB Turbo Inlet taper gradually at both ends and reduce the air turbulence that occurs in the factory accordion style inlet.

The COBB 3” FP Turbo Inlet Hose is constructed using four plies steel-reinforced silicone, eliminating the issue of hose collapse that other inlet pipes suffer while under suction at peak demand. While the steel reinforcement provides excellent stability, the silicone allows adequate torsional flex, allowing engine movement on the OEM engine mounts under hard acceleration without risk of separation.

Available in COBB Blue or Stealth Black, this system uses all factory fittings and clamps.

Cobb Tuning XPE BPV for turbocharged Subarus

26 Jul


COBB XLE BPV for Subaru
Salt Lake City, Utah

November 21, 2009

COBB Tuning announces the immediate availability of the COBB XLE BPV for turbocharged Subaru vehicles. The COBB XLE BPV is a compact and lightweight by-pass valve is capable of holding very high boost pressure without leaking and its unique design allows extremely fast venting of boost when actuated. It is designed to operate in multiple venting modes and can be quickly reconfigured using simple hand tools. Innovative engineering and precision manufacturing result in a compact package able to fit in the confines of a tight engine bay.

The XLE BPV supports three operating modes: full recirculation back into the intake tract, hybrid mode venting to the intake track and atmosphere and full atmospheric with all air vented to atmosphere. The spring preload adjuster
allows fine tuning of the pressure required to open the valve. Operating mode and spring preload are both adjustable using simple hand tools.


• Body, mounting flange and secondary outlet cover are constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum.
• The body is hard anodized for additional strength.
• The primary outlet is rectangular in shape to provide maximum cross sectional area for venting pressurized air as quickly as possible.
• The secondary outlet cover can be removed to enable partial vent to atmosphere or full vent to atmosphere modes.
• Unit height is only 3.5 inches from base of flange to top preload adjuster,allowing it to fit into the tightest of locations.
• Body to mounting flange interface is o-ring sealed, allowing flanges of different shapes to work on multiple applications.

• Lightweight aluminum piston allows faster reaction time than heavier pistons.
• The piston has been hard anodized and impregnated with Teflon for smooth movement, reduced wear and minimized maintenance.
• Rounded piston profile smooths air flow as it passes through they cylinder.
• The rounded piston profile mates with a rounded piston seat for superior sealing when the BPV is closed.
• Tight tolerance o-rings seal the piston to the cylinder bore at normal engine operating temperatures without sacrificing piston speed.

Preload Adjuster and Spring
• Adjuster allows adjustment of spring preload for fine tuning release pressure.
• Spring and spring seat are constructed of 303 stainless steel.
• Spring preload adjustment mechanism and fasteners are stainless steel.

• Valve vents pressurized air very quickly due to lightweight components, port shape and low sliding friction.
• Unique exhaust sound due to speed of air release.
• Construction materials make the XLE BPV compatible with alcohol/water injection due to inherent corrosion resistance.
• Lighter than most aftermarket BPVs and BOVs.

Cobb Tuning Releases Rear Adjustable Endlinks for 08+ Subaru WRX/STI

26 Jul

COBB Subaru Adjustable Endlinks

FOR Immediate Release:

COBB Rear Adjustable Endlinks for 08+ Subaru STI and WRX
Austin, Texas
June 23, 2010

COBB Tuning announces the immediate availability of the COBB Rear Adjustable Endlinks for the 08+ Subaru STI
and WRX. These endlinks are easily adjustable to remove all preload from the bar, provide consistent handling while
cornering in either direction and allow the freelength to be set according to driver preference. The spherical bearing
ends eliminate the compliance found in the stock endlinks, offering razor sharp response for both stock and aftermarket

These endlinks were designed and assembled in-house for optimal strength, performance and durability. Adjustment
is as easy as loosening the jamb nuts and turning the spindle to lengthen or shorten the endlink while installed on the
car. There is no need to unbolt either end of the endlink to adjust length.

The construction of these endlinks start with high-strength carbon-steel spherical bearing rod ends. They are treated
with a PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) self lubricating corrosion resistant coating which reduces maintenance while increasing bearing life. The CAD designed and CNC machined spindles are 6061-T6 aluminum and hard anodized
for a long lasting finish. All spacers are made of 303 stainless steel.

The COBB Rear Adjustable Endlinks are direct bolt-in replacement for the factory links. Supplies are very limited and once sold out, they will not be restocked. Sold as a pair.

Brian Crower VQ35HR and VQ37HR Stroker Kits

26 Jul

  • BC 4340 billet steel crank (86.4mm stroke for VQ35HR and 92mm stroke for VQ37HR). Avail. balanced or self-balanced.
  • BC 4340 Pro Series steel billet connecting rods w/ARP 220,000 psi fasteners.
  • CP aluminum forged pistons (any bore size, any compression ratio).
  • 9310 nickel carbon steel alloy wrist pins available as a standard feature.
  • Ductile iron plasma top rings, tapered second ring, low tension oil rings.
  • 86.4mm and 92mm stroke req. block clearancing & removing piston squirters. Plugs incl.
  • Kits are available fully balanced ready to install or unbalanced.
  • ACL Race Bearings sold seperately.
  • VQ35HR Kit available up to 4.1 liters with 100mm bore (86.4mm stroke)
  • VQ37HR Kit available up to 4.3 liters with 100mm bore (92mm stroke)

Please Contact Us for Pricing and Availability!

Subaru’s Bold New Marketing Campaign for the WRX and STi…

21 Jul


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Wide Load

15 Jul

Just got these pics from a long time client in France. He’s been through alot of project cars, and always does them up fully. This one is no different, but a bit older than usual.

EJ257 engine, JDM 6 speed – he is still contemplating which turbo to go with.

Weds Sport Wheels In-Stock Inventory…

15 Jul

The mother ship has landed, well not really.

In any case this is our current inventory of Weds Sport Wheels. Shoot us an IM or email for pricing or if you would like to special order any colors or sizes that you don’t see listed below.

Our Contact Information


17 x 8.0…ET42…5×114.3…Ts Titanium

17 x 8.0…ET49…5×114.3…Ts Titanium

17 x 9.0…ET49…5×114.3…Ts Titanium

18 x 9.5…ET10…5×114.3…Ts Titanium

18 x 9.5…ET35…5×114.3…Ts Titanium

18 x 10.5…ET12…5×114.3…Ts Titanium


18 x 8.0…ET45…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

18 x 9.0…ET20…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

18 x 9.0…ET36…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

18 x 10.0…ET18…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

19 x 8.5…ET35…5×120… Matte Gray

19 x 9.0…ET38…5×114.3…Matte Gray

19 x 9.5…ET15…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

19 x 9.5…ET24…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

19 x 9.5…ET24…5×120…Matte Gray

19 x 10.0…ET40…5×114.3…Matte Gray

19 x 10.5…ET15…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray

19 x 10.5…ET24…5×114.3…Blue Black or Matte Gray


18 x 9.0…ET20…5×114.3…Ts Gunmetallic

18 x 9.0…ET36…5×114.3…Ts Gunmetallic

18 x 10.0…ET15…5×114.3…Ts Gunmetallic

19 x 9.0…ET35…5×114.3…Ts Gunmetallic

98 x 9.0…ET42…5×114.3…Ts Gunmetallic


18 x 8.0…ET42…5×100…Ts Bronze

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More Volk TE37 Super Lap Pictures

14 Jul

I know I wanted to see more actual pictures of these wheels besides what I’ve seen in the press releases and I’m sure I am not the only one.


13 Jul

So Kwame got off his lazy ass today and dropped his damaged, stock subframe. A brief encounter with a guardrail in the rain left this one with a fracture. Next up, swap the new one in, complete with the Whiteline and SPL bushings, as well as convert all the remaining rear rubber bushings to the Whiteline urethane ones as well. Rome wasn’t built in a day, this car sure as hell won’t be either (in fact it’s been exactly 1468 days since the car has been driven!)….but it will be worth it when it’s all done. There won’t be another Z33 out there as well balanced as this.

Tomei Titanium Exhaust 350Z – Follow Up/Results Inside!

13 Jul

Thanks Shino

So what do you think guys? Is it something you want? Tomei is still on the fence whether to actually produce it. It’s really up the consumer. MSRP is $1300, street price is bound to be less than that. This is FULL titanium, ultra light

“Dyno results: Dynojet, 7/12/2010 run type RO, run conditions 79.69°F, 1021.77mBars, humidity 20%, SAE 0.97

max horsepower: 264.08hp (baseline 250.98hp)

max torque: 228.08ft-lbs (baseline 211.31ft-lbs)

the engine is complete stock. not even a aftermarket air filter in. gasoline is 91 octane from Chevron, and the engine oil is 5W30 from ENEOS. other here and there is the HKS suspension and the OS Giken LSD only. “

Asset Z34

13 Jul

I came up upon one picture of this car and fell in love with the race livery. I then proceeded to spend the better part of the last hour scouring the net for more pictures of this ST-3 race class Techno First built Z34. Sharing is caring…

All White Everything…

13 Jul

A good friend of ours, Mike, just posted up some new pics of his “daily driver”, E92 M3. This isn’t Mike’s first go at this and I’m sure it won’t be his last. He is an O.G. in the 350z community and an all around awesome guy.

Mod lists:

20″ Alloy Technic Mesh
380mm 6 piston Brembo GT brakes
Vorsteiner GTS3 CF hood
Ericsson Amuse Boot Lid
Ericsson Amuse Rear Bumper
Ericsson Amuse M480 Ti Exhaust
Dinan Intake
Dinan Reflash
Dinan F Anti-Sway Bar
Eibach Springs
Hamann Replica CF Front Lip
Turner Motorsports 90mm Stud Conversion
…and lots of other little things.. more to come in 2011

Kim Kardashian @ 2010 Bullrun Rally

10 Jul

So this morning was the start of the 2010 Bullrun rally. Last year Adam and I attended to show our support for our good friends over at Performance Outfitters Group but this year due to other obligations we were not able to make it. In any case I spoke to my buddy Dave who is the head installer over at P.O.G. to see how the event went and to grab some pics for the blog and he sent me both of the pics that he took.

Lol, without further adieu Dave’s two pics…(Sorry for the crappy quality)


No Bueno

9 Jul

If you currently own a Ferrari or ever plan on owning one don’t do this…