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A New Boost Controller that Multitasks!!

8 Aug
Innovate SCG-1 Boost Controller with Integrated Wideband, Shift Light, and Datalogger

Innovate SCG-1 Boost Controller with Integrated Wideband, Shift Light, and Datalogger

If you have a turbo charged car, the 2 most important gauges you can install are a boost gauge and a wideband air fuel ratio gauge. In the past, this generally meant individual gauges stacked up on your a pillar, or on top of the dash. Let’s face it, that look went out even before the original Fast and Furious movie.

Innovate Motorsports came up with this thoughtful, intelligent solution. An all in one gauge that combines a powerful electronic boost controller with a wideband air fuel meter. It even includes an integrated shift light! Housed in a convenient 52mm (2 1/16″) body. The boost controller portion will control up to 44 psi (4 bar map), has programmable waste gate reference pressure threshold, has programmable solenoid duty cycle (with separate gain control function), and the best part, a user-programmable boost cut safety using Air/Fuel and Pressure as as data reference points!

The wideband portion is compatible with ALL fuel types, gives you the bility to calibrate O² sensor for maximum accuracy
has one configurable linear 0-5v analog output and gives you 4 channels of log-able data (MAP, RPM, A/F, WG duty)

We are offering Free Shipping to ALL 50 states on this through 8/15/2014!! Click here to contact us to get yours on the way

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That Black 964

6 May

This is unquestionably not only one of the nicest 964s I’ve seen, but one of the coolest modified cars, period.

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Like a Glass of Sangria

4 May

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Gorgeous FD3S with Rando Sports aero, running the long-since-discontinued, sorely missed, bronze beauties otherwise known as SE37K

Cusco Roll Bars Explained

29 Apr

There seems to forever be a debate about Cusco roll bars and cages. They are often used in Japan, and as such, customers here want them for that reason alone. Secondly, they have a tremendously broad range of applications, so one is available for a ton of different cars. However, what many people don’t realize, is there are more than 1 type of roll bars and cages. Each has a specific purpose, a specific construction. With this entry, I hope to clear up some of the confusion, so people understand each one in a clearer way.

First up, you have the often-seen “Blue” rollbar and/or cage. This is called their D1 Spec. As you may have guessed, it is named as such because they are legal for use in the D1 Drift events. Granted, they are offered for a wide array of cars, and many of these cars will likely never drift. But this is what their design, manufacturing, material selection and mounting is geared towards. They also can be ordered in many other colors besides blue, but of course, for this part, that is the signature color. These are made of 40mm diameter chromoly, they bolt in, and are offered in 4 point through 8 point mounting.

Next up, are the Safety21 line of roll bars and cages. These differ significantly from the blue D1 spec units, in that they are made of 40mm cold drawn seamless carbon steel. They are available in 4-14 point in both bolt in and weld in mounting. The Safete21 units are used in Cusco’s GT300 efforts as well as in many of their club level rally cars. Some have FIA approval, depending on the number of points, and the application. These generally come finished in black, though again, custom colors are available. They have larger mounting and reinforcement plates vs the D1 spec units as well.

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Lastly, you have Cusco’s ASN-FIA Spec cages.These are full Regulation J spec cages, weld in only, and used in WRC as well as GT class racing.

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If you have any questions about the right unit for your car, just drop us a line at z1sales@z1auto.com

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Wedge

29 Apr

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Email Outage

18 Apr

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We apologize, but we have been experiencing an email outage during the last several hours. Our provider has been notified and they are currently working to research and resolve the issue.

The Irony of Racing

6 Apr

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Courtesy of @racedepartment

Flugplatz!

3 Apr

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The word means aerodrome in German. It also is the name of the famous spot of the Nurburgring where cars catch air. The bright blue was inspiration for Aston Martin when they named this beautiful bright blue color shown on the Vantage S. Anything but subtle.

The Harder Rocking Pantera

2 Apr

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Designed by an American, built in Italy, powered by good old USDM iron – the De Tomaso Pantera was always a bit of an anomaly of the sports car world. Only about 7200 were ever made, from its debut in 1972 till the final one rolled off the line in 1991.

Our customer contacted us with a unique request for his even more unique Pantera. His car has a host of very custom parts, including some carbon fiber components. To compliment this updated look, he wanted to update the aerodynamics as well. We spec’d out a custom made APR GTC-500 spoiler, with bespoke offset mounting brackets to allow it to custom blend with the rear hatch lines.

This isn’t some show queen though, as it has plenty of brute force under the Italian bodywork. A Roush Yates engine powers this redheaded stepchild. Future plans call for a custom carbon rear diffuser, which is already in the works, and a custom front carbon splitter as well.

Improving the View in Paradise

2 Apr

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Dmitri recently sent us pics of his gorgeous STi, all the way from New Caledonia!

He received a set of Ganador mirrors from us, which he had painted to match the car.

New Tanabe OLED Gauges

18 Mar

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Tanabe has just released a new product, a series of gauges! They are of course known for their excellent exhaust, spring and coilover setups. The nice thing about these gauges is they are complete. They offer a wideband 02, oil pressure, oil temperature, water temperature and of course, boost. Ranges on the gauges are awesome. Boost reads up to 45 psi and shows vacuum too. Temperature reads in Imperial measurement.

Contact us for best pricing!

Sebring 101

12 Mar

This weekend marks the 2nd important sports car event in North America this year, the 62nd running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. If you enjoy sports car racing, and the history of this event, this is a neat video. And any true racing fan can never get enough Sam Posey!!!

If you aren’t up to speed (bad pun) on the Sports Car racing world, you’re not alone. It’s all kinds of messed up. Such is life.

On Friday, from 1-3:30, the IMSA Websitewill have live streaming coverage of the Continental Sports Car Championship

For Saturday’s 12 Hour race, TV coverage is on Fox Sports1 (since Speed is now defunct…blech), but that’s only from 10am-1pm. All is not lost though, since coverage continues online at least from 1-10:30pm on IMSA’s Website

Motor Racing Network will also have their live radio stream going through the event too, and they broadcast on both terrestrial and satellite radio too. CLICK HERE FOR MRN’s LIVE STREAMCLICK HERE FOR RADIO STATIONS

Thanks to @RACERmag for the above resource list, and to Steve for the blog title

The Evo vs the F1 Car

10 Mar

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Tilton Evo vs 2013 Redbull F1 car at Sydney Motorsport Park. This was part of some demo runs that also featured a Mercedes SLS GT3 car, a former Toyota WRC car, an E63 MG from the V8 Supercar series, and a Ducati from the Superbike series.

I know the Redbull car set a new track record at some point during the day; haven’t found times for the Tilton Evo yet

Thanks to Steve for the heads up and pic

Takata Tow Straps

18 Feb

Now available: Takata Racing tow straps in black or green. Will support a 4000 lbs vehicle.

$53 shipped in all 50 states. Contact us to order click here

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A Warning to All Ankles

16 Feb

Watch out when in pit lane!

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(pic courtesy of Voltex Japan