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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014: Hot New Parts

Full recap of the latest and greatest style to performance products

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Tokyo Auto Salon Part Details:

  • Annual aftermarket parts show in Japan
  • Numerous wheel releases from Work, Volk, Enkei, BBS and Homura
  • Performance parts from Varis, Blitz, Endless, Cusco, Recaro, Tein and Top Secret
  • Trends included widebody kits, track-ready street parts, and 86/BRZ and R35 focus

Highlighting brand new aftermarket parts is the heart of Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS). Past the giggling models of this year's Auto Salon and general tuner car coverage of the event that blew up your social feeds this past month, we also placed heavy focus on the latest product unveilings. Whether it be new aero installed on a Varis Nissan GT-R parked for display or glass encased electronics from Blitz, tuner wish lists for the new year start here. If money for a project car is burning a hole in your pocket take a gander at the recent product releases from Japan's big tuner show below.

For general Tokyo Auto Salon coverage: Tokyo Auto Salon 2014: Total Coverage

Unfortunately, some of the tastiest items such as the Recaro Hans-ready Ultima 1.0 bucket will not make it to stores stateside – unless you have the cash and time to import. Nonetheless, a range of aesthetic to performance upgrades never before seen and to be later available in the U.S. of A got us excited.

Countless new wheel designs or sizing/application updates were highlighted at booths like Work Wheels, Homura, Rays Engineering, Enkei, BBS, and Volk Racing. Brands like Tein pushed its new Mono Sport everyday aggressive coilover and EDFC II electronic damper control unit while Cusco brought out a new Street Zero suspension line to compliment its many chassis stiffening/control and performance parts - many of which tailored to the 86/BRZ.

More unlikely part findings included the Sparco floor jack and baby booster seat, Blitz lightweight lithium-ion battery and Smart B.R.A.I.N info and radar unit with mobile connectivity, Top Secret R35 headlights, and the Spoon Sports Honda S2000 Hard Top Concept featuring new production bumpers.

Hardcore race capable parts were seen at the Endless booth where its new R35 OE disc-only replacement removed the need to spend extra money with Nissan for brake hardware when all you need are standalone rotors. Endless also showcased composite pads and an all out RacingMono6GT complete braking kit that made us wish our credit cards had no limit. Other notable mentions on the go-fast end included the Top Secret R35 titanium exhaust and suspension components, Cusco 86/BRZ supercharger with updated mapping, Exedy carbon or composite clutch kits, and Carbon Revolution’s fully carbon fiber 15-pound racing wheel. We also learned Trust will be distributing Garrett turbos and AEM product.

For a full run down on the parts that grabbed our attention see the gallery of photos with captions on this page. After the conclusion of the show we headed out to Fuji Speedway for HKS Premium Day 2014, which showcased some new products in action from the likes of the Yaris Nissan GT-R.

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