Archive | April, 2012

Alfa

18 Apr

Certainly don’t see these everyday. I kinda like the angular shape

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Air China (F1 Inside)

15 Apr

Mark Webber catching some air at today’s Grand Prix of China

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Good way to kill an hour

14 Apr

Bored at work? Wife dragged you shopping? Bored at your kids little league game? Then you’ll want to watch this

Inspiration

14 Apr

Courtesy of HRE Wheels

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An Evo (not the one you think)

14 Apr

In the auto world, everything starts with a name. The name a model receives can change depending on where it being sold, and it sets the tone for the public’s expectations. Perception is reality in this world.

Even the suffix means something. It’s an identifier. A ZR1 is, and always will be, a special Corvette. Type R’s are synonymous with some form or another of Honda product. Say the word Evo and most think of the daddy of the the Lancer range from Mitsubishi. But before there was that Evo, there was this one.

The M3 Evo was a special version of an already special car. Never offered for sale in the US, it was a limited edition, factory tweaked version of the E30 M3. And among those special models, one reigned supreme – the M3 Evo III. It came in 2 flavors, red or black. It was made for 4 months only, total production numbering just 600. It had the S14 engine, enlarged to 2.5 liters. More aggressive front and rear spoilers and different ring and pinion were among the other notable changes.

An amazing version of an already amazing car.

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80’s Baby

13 Apr

Years before RWB began tweaking 911’s to race like proportions, there was DP Motorsports. Unquestionably an 80’s car but it’s aged well I think. Makes lots of today’s “tooner cars” look, well, kinda lame.

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Cougar

13 Apr

She was born in ’73, but sure doesn’t look it

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Family Gathering

13 Apr

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Spotted (German)

11 Apr

Meanwhile I spotted this…needs some serious dose of coilovers though

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Swedish Royalty Inside?

11 Apr

Today, Jon spotted this epic example of automotive prowess.

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Interior Refresh

11 Apr

Personal Works Bell Steering Wheel Combo with Rapfix Quick Release

With the nice weather here, it’s time to do some freshening up. We spend so much time agonizing over the right set of wheels, or the right body kit, that the interior often goes overlooked. Yet this is where we spend all our time! A great way to breathe some new life into a tired interior is with a new steering wheel. We offer a wide range of wheels from Personal, Nardi, Momo, OMP, Sparco, and hubs and quick releases from Works Bell and Momo. No replica stuff, just the genuine articles at great deals. We firmly believe that this is the sort of stuff you do once, and do right. No sense buying a hub that requires you to ditch your clockspring, or renders your horn completely useless. Why bother installing a quick release that gets sloppy and develops slack after a few months of use. Works Bell stuff is all made in Japan, use consistently tight tolerances, and, in a word, lasts. I’ve personally got a Works Bell generation 1 quick release in one of my cars that’s been there for over 10 years and still works great. Buying this stuff correctly the first time is way easier and way cheaper than buying it wrong once and then correcting yourself.

We can help tailor the perfect setup for your needs, for nearly every car out there.

For the full range of steering wheels, hubs, quick releases or other interior parts, just click the picture above.

Solid Differential Bushing Kit 350Z and G35

5 Apr

Click the picture for details and pricing.

Torque Solution continues to push the limits of high performance aftermarket products with our “NEW” Nissan 350z & G35 Differential Mount. This system was designed to reduce movement of the rear differential. This helps to improve transmission feedback when shifting, and gives the car a more solid feel under hard acceleration. By replacing the OEM rubber with these solid billet pieces you are able to get rid of the unwanted slop and flexing of the stock units which allows for the power to go into rotating the tires, instead of flexing the rubber. Giving you better feedback, sharper response, more predictability on throttle input, along with eliminating annoying clunking during hard shifts.

– Improved 60fts / e.t’s
– Reduced Wheel Hop
– Eliminates excessive rearend slop
– Reduces rear end float under acceleration
– Solid feeling gear changes
– Street and track torture tested
– Anodized Black 6061 Billet
– Bushing Driver Tool Included to Ease Install
– Lifetime Warranty
– Made in USA

New Bushings for Evo X

5 Apr

Click the picture of each for respective details and pricing.

Brand new are these solid differential bushings and the differential side inserts for the Evo X.

The solid differential mount will eliminate movement of the rear end in the subframe. By replacing the rubber mount with this solid 6061 billet unit you are able to get rid of the unwanted slop and flexing of the stock units which allows for the power to go into rotating the tires, instead of flexing the rubber. Giving you better feedback, sharper response, more predictability on throttle input, along with eliminating annoying clunking during hard shifts.

These 6061 Solid Billet bushings are much harder compared to the OEM units. By replacing them with these Solid Billet Inserts you are able to get rid of the unwanted slop and flexing of the stock units which allows for the power to go into rotating the tires, instead of flexing the rubber. Giving you better feedback, sharper response, more predictability on throttle input, along with eliminating annoying clunking during hard shifts.

-Reduces the ” CLUNK ” when shifting hard
-Reduces wheel hop / traction loss
-Improved 60fts / e.t’s
-Road Race torture tested
-6061 anodized billet
-25% Lighter than Stock
-LifeTime Warranty
-Made in USA

These Solid bushings are much harder compared to the OEM units. By replacing them with these harder units you are able to get rid of the unwanted slop and flexing of the stock units which allows for the power to go into rotating the tires, instead of flexing the rubber. Giving you better feedback, sharper response, more predictability on throttle input, along with eliminating annoying clunking during hard shifts.

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Hallowed Ground

4 Apr

That’s one lucky garage floor (taken at Paul Ricard circuit in France)

All Business

4 Apr