Darton M.I.D. Sleeve Kit
Darton introduces a new patented M.I.D. Sleeve Kit for the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota FT-86. Sharing the same open-deck configuration of other popular smaller engines, the FA20 is limited by its stock bore size and the lack of room for a big stroke. The block can now support pistons ranging from 86mm to 90mm max in size.
The new patented M.I.D. Sleeve Kit allows you to convert the block to a closed-deck utilizing the M.I.D. wet sleeve. This will allow you to take the stock bore size out to a much larger bore size and still easily handle 50-plus pounds of boost at any compression. Since the kit is a wet sleeve design, this allows you to change individual sleeves or all four without needing to re-machine the block. So if you damage just one or two cylinders you can replace the damaged ones allowing you to continually use the block over again.
Hawk Performance-Official Brake Pad of Pirelli WC Championships
WC Vision announced that Hawk Performance, a subsidiary of Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) and provider for high-performance and severe-duty brake pads, has been named the official brake pad of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Hawk Performance, a staple within the motorsports market has been offering highly engineered friction products for nearly every type of racing, including applications for pavement circle track racing, drag racing, dirt circle track racing, open wheel/formula racing, rally racing, and sports car/GT racing. A number of Pirelli World Challenge teams already run Hawk Performance brake pads, most notably the No. 2 Hawk Performance CRP Racing Nissan GT-R of Mike Skeen.
The Pirelli World Challenge is one of North America’s top production car–based racing championships. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car, and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), each race features door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers—race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets.
Boomba Racing’s Motor Mounts Kit
Boomba Racing’s Motor Mount Kit aids in eliminating unwanted wheelhop while allowing the wheels to gain better traction and ultimately improve acceleration. CNC machined from lightweight aircraft-quality billet aluminum with solid polyurethane bushings, these mounts will also help to improve shifting response. Boomba mounts are available in aluminum, black, or red anodized finishes for ’06-and-newer Honda Civic R18 motor applications.
AEM Cold Air Intake System for ’13 Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ
AEM’s cold air intake system for the ’13 Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ with 2.0L Direct-Injected Boxer 4 engine features an enclosed rotational-molded plastic airbox, molded plastic air intake tube, and high-performance Dry Flow air filter. The enclosed airbox allows the engine to pull cool, fresh airflow from outside the engine compartment for increased horsepower and performance. AEM reveals that third-party dyno testing demonstrated an estimated increase of 10 hp over stock at 6,500 rpm.
AEM Induction Systems
As mobile technology continues to improve, so does Pioneer Electronics. Their latest and greatest AVIC-X950H is an example of smartphone connectivity advancements. IPhone (4 and 5) and Android will have the ability to control apps through the in-dash touchscreen. For those living in high-traffic areas, the unit can give you a heads-up on the latest traffic conditions with a built-in traffic tuner. It’s Sirius XM ready for an inexpensive solution to satellite radio. It comes equipped with popular features, such as Bluetooth connectivity and HD radio. Android users will be happy to know they can use a free app called Aha radio and have access to web content, such as Internet music, news, audiobooks, and restaurant information.
The AVIC-X950 will feature 8 GB of flash memory for quick access to mapping information. USB connectivity allows for audio/video playback via flash drive. Or if you’d rather use a card, users can access data from a micro SD card slot. The backup camera has parking graphic guidelines to aid in difficult parking situations. If thieves keep you up at night, rest assured that it does have a detachable face. The 6.1-inch screen is a high-resolution WVGA touchscreen, which is perfect for HDMI input or DVD outputs. You’ll always be entertained whether you’re stuck in traffic or on a long road trip with friends.
Clutch Masters Acura/Honda K-Series Performance Clutch Kits
Clutch Masters announces the release of the FX350 clutch line for the Honda/Acura K-Series applications. Clutch Masters FX350 friction disc features four large heavy-duty springs designed for durability and noise reduction while minimizing chatter. The disc also features the brand-new Fiber Button friction material, which combines longevity with durability. Also included is a high-leverage pressure plate, which provides an increase in clamping force while still maintaining a soft pedal feel. The high-leverage design reduces the amount of load against the crankshaft minimizing thrust bearing wear, throwout bearing wear, and crank walk.
The FX350 has been tested and proven to be the best option for street applications with its smooth engagement but at the same time being able to handle an aggressive driving style. The FX350 series clutch kit includes our Hi-Leverage pressure plate, heavy-duty disc, OEM bearing, and alignment tool.