Archive | August, 2010

Bagged

22 Aug

Stumbled across these pics of one of our customer cars from MA. I know the whole hella-whatever scene isn’t for everyone, but that’s one of the great thing about the hobby. The car is a blank canvas, and we get to mold them into something that we as enthusiasts want. The guys who love how this type of setup looks are no less passionate about their cars as the guys who hit the track every weekend. Just like the American guys have the purists who want to restore a car to factory condition, the perfectionists who want better than new condition, the rat rod guys who use old beer cans for master cylinder resevoirs, and everything in between. There is room for everyone. If you love your car, and you work hard to turn it into something you want, with quality parts, then it’s all good to us. Pics courtesy of Jesse Godin

I don’t think Corey (owner) necessarily wants me to spill the guts about the specs, but they are the venerable Work Meister S13P in gold, 19’s 🙂 They took awhile to get in from Japan, as it was a totally custom order, and not the usual specs, but the net result was well worth the wait I think. The clean white exterior with the contrast of the gold works so well, and Meisters and 350Z’s are like peanut butter and jelly. Corey also was outfitted with the full range of SPL alignment parts, allowing him to dial in the camber and toe to whatever he wanted.

Evo Content

22 Aug

Just a couple nice shots I found of Naj’s and Daniel’s cars from the Stanceworks meet a few weeks back. Looking sweet and props to the photographer!

Bride Zeta III Japan Series

20 Aug

In the spirit of the Japan Series seats introduced last year, Bride Japan has now put together a special version of the Zeta III. This features a carbon back, lightweight (16.5 lbs) shell, full FIA approval, and the special Japan Series logo and fabric. We have a limited number of these available, and package deals are being offered with the required bases/sliders. Contact us for details!

NISMO/Rays-Volk Wheels for Your Truck!

20 Aug

We’ve got one set of these in stock and ready to go for immediate pickup/delivery. These were a limited run and no longer available. They are 16×7, 6-139 bolt pattern, finished in silver, and are 14.4 lbs each. Includes center caps, valvestems and are ready to go!

Priced to move at $1450 shipped in the 48 states! To order, just give us a call at (631)863-3820

Simply Amazing

15 Aug


Was at a local book store yesterday and came across an all BMW magazine that featured this amazing E30 M3 by Piper Motorsports. I know it’s been featured before in other publications, but since I don’t really travel in the Euro scene, this was news to me. This is a car I’d love to have in the stable. The level of work is right up my alley. The classic lines of the E30 coupled with the modernity and silky smoothness of the V10 from a late model M5. There is just too much work done to this thing to describe

5ZIGEN Super Lap Exhaust System

12 Aug

5Zigen USA, INC. proudly announces the debut of the new exhaust system for sports compact cars.  5ZIGEN Super Lap exhaust system is now available in North American market.

5Zigen Super Lap exhausts give clear crisp exhaust-note and extra power which every driver in the competition needs.  The Super Lap successfully absorbs the unpleasant range of noise without loosing exhaust efficiency by placing the escape-hole which has unique angle and size at the most suitable position in the silencer instead of using conventional punching mechanism.  It is the perfect exhaust system for racers in time attack, auto-cross, etc.  All exhaust systems are made in-house at our factory in Osaka, Japan and meet JASMA standard quality.

Application: Acura RSX, Honda Civic, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Nissan 240SX, etc.

Contact Us for Availability and Immediate Pricing!

SPL Compression Rod Bushings

11 Aug

These just arrived from SPL today for both my car and Kwame’s. Can’t wait to put them in. Kwame’s car is still on his original set, but my car is already on the second set. The first set was trashed about 2 years ago, and I replaced both sides. Unfortunately Nissan doesn’t sell just the bushings alone, you have to replace the complete arm. SPL thoughtfully released these bushings recently, and we’re eager to try them out ourselves. You can see where they install in the 3rd pic.

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Playdate…

11 Aug

We just got some pictures back from a good customer of ours after the recent installation of the Zeal coilovers we sent out to him for his Z33. Evidently he could help but to include one of his good buddies in the photoshoot and I can’t say that I mind.

GT2 RS Genesis

8 Aug

A neat video on the baddest mamma-jamma to come out of Germany in recent years

BMW Art Cars… An Informative Video

8 Aug

By now you know that I’m totally down with this idea…

@ Stanceworks Meet

6 Aug

Kwame and I drove up to the Stanceworks meet at Bear Mountain last Sunday. Other than a quick bit of wet weather crossing the GWB and getting my nice clean car sprayed by that bus, we enjoyed the drive up north – nice weather, windows down and good tunes are what the summer is about. The original meeting spot was decent with the exception of the quarry-like pavement 🙂 Would have worked out had the park police/troopers decided we couldn’t be there (and the required permit been secured). Then someone had the idea to go to one of the huge lots at an area shopping mall – but the cops/security there didn’t like that either. Aside from the guy playing his techno music at the original meeting spot, no one was doing anything to elicit being asked to leave by anyone. Oh well…that’s how meets out here tend to go. We aren’t really part of the “hella-anything” scene/movement/revolution or whatever you want to call it -we just like meeting cool people and the cars they are passionate about.

Here are a few shots I found of my car – thanks to those who took them!

Turbo XS Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Exhaust Pieces In Stock!

6 Aug
Lancer Ralliart Cat-Back Exhaust System – Part No. LRA-CBE

The Lancer Ralliart is built on the same chassis as the Evolution X, just because of it lower price point we did not want to offer a lesser exhaust for the great platform. Our goal was Sound, Looks and Power. This means being able to keep exhaust note tolerable and exhaust gas velocity high. The result is true High Performance Stainless Steel 3 inch exhaust system that is polished to a show quality from the flange to our muffler which has been complimented with blue heat treated tips. Expect 6-10 whp from the catback and 30-40 whp with full turboback.

Lancer Ralliart Front Pipe (Downpipe) (LRA-FP)

The Lancer Ralliart Front Pipe was designed to remove the 1st catalytic converter. This will free up the majority of your horsepower gains. Simply installing this bolt on part you will see a gain of 15+whp. As an additional upgrade we offer the ability to use our 2nd o2 sensor bung for your wideband 02 sensor.

Lancer Ralliart Cat-Pipe (LRA-CP)

The Lancer Ralliart High Flow Cat-pipe allows you to bolt on horsepower while staying 50 states legal with a Catalytic Converter on the car. Designed to be used with our LRA-FP & LRA-CBE. A must have if the vehicle will need to taken through emission testing.
Specs: 100 cell Metal Matrix

Lancer Ralliart Race Pipe (LRA-RP)

The Lancer Ralliart Race pipe is the key to big horsepower gains. Removing the 2nd catalytic converters on the vehicle will give you an additional 10whp gain when used our EVOX-FP & EVOX-CBE and no other mods. The results only get better when running higher boost pressure and proper engine management.

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TRD2000GT

4 Aug

In my opinion one of the coolest “factory-tuner” cars to ever come out. This is what all regular sw20 mR2S wanted to be when they grew up. Supposedly some of these were pushing 490 crank hp and weighed as little as 2,425lbs!

In 1998, Toyota Racing Development offered an official kit body conversion and tuning program for MR2 owners to transform their existing SW20 MR2 into a wide-body TRD2000GT replica car. This was to pay homage to the TRD2000GT wins in the GT-C Japanese racing series, since the TRD2000GT racing series cars were based on the SW20 floor pan. Toyota also did the same with their Supra Twin Turbo model, offering a conversion service to transform these cars into a TRD3000GT.

In order to ensure exclusivity, a high price tag was charged and total of just 35 factory car conversions were completed by Toyota Technocraft Ltd. Each official Technocraft-converted car was made using lightweight fiberglass components (front fenders, trunk lid extension, rear quarter panels, gas door, front and rear bumpers, 3-piece wing) and re-classified as completely new cars (with their own specially numbered TRD VIN plate riveted to the body to indicate their authenticity and rarity).

The Toyota Technocraft Ltd. TRD2000GT had a 60 mm (2.4 in) wider front and rear track (due to the addition of wider wheels and tires). Virtually every car converted also had other TRD parts fitted too, including extensive changes to both the suspension and engine. Most cars left the factory making more power due to TRD bolt-ons, some cars even left the factory boasting up to 500 metric horsepower (370 kW; 490 hp) and less than 1100 kg (2425 lb) for a very impressive power to weight ratio. While TRD Japan only offered a small number of kits with all body parts required for third-party conversion, Toyota Technocraft Ltd. offered complete car conversions.

It is unknown how many original Toyota Technocraft Ltd. cars still exist today, but it is rumored that a small number of conversion kits were imported from TRD Japan into the US for conversions. In many respects the extended body can be compared to that of a Porsche Turbo wide body. The car’s width is extended and body dimensions dramatically changing the car’s overall visuals. Very little is known about these cars outside of Japan.

Here is the Original Sales Brochure.