Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution, once a highly coveted Japanese Domestic Market only vehicle, graced North American shores in 2003. Since then the Evolution, or Evo as it is commonly called, has undergone two significant redesigns. Each generation Evo is designated by a Roman numeral. 2008 saw the debut of the 10th generation, or Evo X. Featuring a newly designed all aluminum 2.0L turbocharged engine, and Super All Wheel Control, the Evo X is capable of producing nearly 300 horsepower in stock trim. Always hungry for more power, K&N engineers took one look under the hood and decided that more could be done.
That’s exactly what K&N did with Performance Air Intake System 69-6546TWR. Much consideration was put into the design of part number 69-6546TWR for the 2008 and 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with a 2.0 liter engine. Unique features include a powder coated aluminum upper intercooler and turbo inlet tubes replacing the stock pieces for improved air delivery. 69-6546TWR incorporates a unique heat shield, which retains the use of the factory fresh air scoop. The result of this hard work and enthusiasm for performance is an incredible 21 horsepower gain at the wheels for the 2008-09 Lancer Evolution.
K&N’s Research and Development Department tested a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Turbo L4 on our in-house dynamometer. Results showed a shocking peak horsepower gain of 21.42 horsepower @ 6,100 RPM! The 69-6546TWR provides improved performance with an attractive wrinkle-red powder coated aluminum intake and intercooler tubes to enhance the Evo X’s engine bay.
K&N intakes are designed to dramatically reduce intake restriction as they smooth and straighten airflow. This helps to feed denser air to your engine for more power and torque when you need it. With a K&N Performance Air Intake System, you can count on extra horsepower whether enjoying a lonely country road, or competing in a Time Attack racing event.
This air intake system uses a conical shaped, carbon fiber topped, high-flow air filter (RF-1047) and powder coated aluminum heat shield in place of the vehicle’s stock air box. The result is an air filter that captures harmful particles, has high air flow, and has long service life. This K&N air filter performs for up to 100,000 miles before service is required, depending on driving conditions. Improving the air path between the filter and the engine are the powder coated aluminum intake and intercooler tubes. Our powder coated aluminum tubes offer power and a stylish appearance. The 69-6546TWR takes about 90 minutes or less to install using stock mounting points. It requires no cutting or drilling and it is covered by K&N’s Million Mile Limited Warranty.
Check out the full Press Release at K&N Engineering
HKS USA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW EVC-S BOOST CONTROLLER
– New Electronic Boost Controller Provides Precise Measurement and Control –
HKS USA announces the arrival of its newest boost controller – the EVC-S. By including the most popular features of the EVC, EVC-S offers performance enthusiasts an affordable solution to accurate electronic turbo boost control.
The EVC-S features a solenoid valve specifically designed to accurately control boost pressure up to 250kPa or 36 PSI, 2 boost level settings as well as settings for offset and boost response. Also included are: overboost warning with drop boost feature; peak hold boost readings after-image display; data lock and an internal diagnostic function. Designed to be compatible with both internal and external wastegates, the EVC-S also complements the current HKS Turbo Timers and AF Knock Amp.
The first generation EVC was released by HKS in 1987 as the first commercially available electronic turbo boost controller for performance enthusiasts. Since that time, HKS has continuously improved boost controller technology to make this fifth-generation boost controller possible.
Available worldwide, the HKS EVC-S boost controller will retail for $375.00 and is available through HKS authorized dealers.
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – HKS PR – EVC-S – 45003-AK009
An engineered masterpiece! Nothing was spared with the all new SP1837. The only system on the market equipped with the world famous patented step-down process, MR Technology and Air fusion. Give your ride the competitive edge with the power of 20HP and 17ft/lbs of Torque. In addition, Injen now offers the all new Ea nano-fiber performance dry filter (no oil required). Injen Technology, the company that brought you “The World’s First Tuned Air Intake!”
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – Injen PR – SP1837
KW Suspensions announces their Hydraulic Lift System (HLS) Universal Application for Sports Cars equipped with coilovers. Enthusiasts are able to retrofit their existing KW coilovers kit or similar coilover kits with the HLS system. The HLS provides additional road clearance for lowered vehicles. A hydraulic cylinder unit is installed between the spring perch and the main spring. When expanded, a range of 30mm to 45mm of lift is produced, thereby helping sport cars avoid road clearance difficulties. The HLS pump is installed in or near the spare tire location. Change in height is activated remotely by a small keychain transmitter avoiding the need to run additional wires through the vehicle.
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – KW Press Release – HLS Universal
Introducing a truly revolutionary engine damping component to provide more power to the road
and give your Mazda3 a competitive edge! The Ingalls Stiffy is a self-contained adjustable elastomeric damper that mounts between the engine and the chassis. Ingalls’ NEW Stiffy engine torque damper (ETD) for the Mazda3 reduces or eliminates power-robbing movement, greatly improving the overall performance of your vehicle.
- Comes with precision, laser-cut brackets that are formed (not welded)
- Dramatically improves handling and off-the-line acceleration
- Minimizes wheel hop
- Greatly improves vehicle stability
- Relieves shock loads on driveline components compared to straps and chains
- Promotes smoother shifting
- Reduces shock loads when tires lose and regain traction during drifting
- Decreases wear on exhaust system
- Controls vibration transmission to the driver, compared to polyurethane motor mounts
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – Ingalls PR – 93054
KW suspensions announces their stainless steel constructed coil-over for the Volkswagen Jetta V, (includes 2.5l and 1.9 TDi and Wagon models.) All 3 Variants of the KW suspension line up will be available. Important characteristics such as safety, quality and performance are all taken into consideration with each KW coilover design. Each vehicle application is specifically designed and engineered for a proper range of motion, min/max weight loads and min/max lowering. All these requirements are met while retaining it’s performance handling characteristics. Each KW coilover suspension is produced with unique stainless steel “inox-line” technology. The stainless steel construction internally and externally provides long term durability and corrosion resistance from the elements.
The KW coilover suspensions for the Volkswagen Jetta V enables the owner to lower their vehicle 35-65mm on the front axle and rear axle and retains enough travel to handle maximuim load and dynamic loads during driving. Variant 1 with it´s preset dampening rates permits customized lowering of the suspension and creates an optimized balance of sportiness, comfort and safety. Variant 2 is the ideal system for sporty drivers, who also wish to make modifications in ride height and rebound dampening. Drivers are able to adapt the suspension to their driving style. Variant 3 permits an even higher degree of customization to the suspension. Adjustable (and independent reacting) rebound and compression damping allows a truly individual performance driving setup for those technically demanding drivers. Compression dampening adjustment is conducted in the low-speed range, while the high-speed set-up, so decisive for driving comfort, has been pre set by KW engineers. All KW coilovers pass stringent German TUV safety and quality testing standards. Each kit is sold TUV approved.
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – KW PR – VW Jetta Variant 1-2-3
AEM INTRODUCES PLUG AND PLAY F/IC FOR 05-06 SCION TC RACECARS!
AEM Performance Electronics is pleased to introduce its first ever plug and play piggyback Fuel and Ignition Controller (F/IC) for 05-06 Scion tC racecars (Part # 30-1960). This kit combines the power and drivability of the F/IC with a plug and play harness, start up calibration, and “quick start guide” for fast, easy installation and simplified tuning.
The AEM F/IC is an economical solution for controlling fuel and ignition on vehicles that do not require stand-alone engine management, including variable cam timing engines like VTEC, VVTi and MiVEC. The F/IC gives users with OBD-II race vehicles and non-factory forced induction systems the ability to retard ignition and deliver accurate amounts of fuel without the need for outdated FMUs or “boost hiding” controllers. This system works parallel to the factory ECU preventing tuning limitations due to complex factory timing patterns. 21×17 maps with configurable load and RPM breakpoints are easily accessed with the F/IC’s Windows-based tuning software. The F/IC draws power from PC USB interface for quick and easy calibration changes.
MORE APPLICATIONS COMING SOON!
AEM will continue to develop plug and play F/IC solutions for popular applications, and will be releasing application specific start up calibrations, quick start guides, and Patch/Extension Harnesses for most applications currently covered by the F/IC. Visit www.aempower.com for an up to date list of releases.
PLUG AND PLAY F/IC KEY FEATURES
- Plugs directly into the factory harness. No rewiring necessary.
- Includes start up calibrations.
- Enables MAF-clamping/ recalibration.
- Runs in conjunction with factory ECU. CAN-BUS not affected.
- Among the only piggyback systems which can decrease pulse-width, allowing larger aftermarket injectors while maintaining proper air/fuel ratios.
- 64kb of internal data logging.
F/IC INSTRUCTION VIDEOS
Visit the video gallery at www.aempower.com for F/IC overview and instruction videos.
AEM F/IC is legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used upon a highway.
For more information check out AEM Scion tC F/IC
What do you get when you combine Injen’s patented “MR” step-down process with the “Air Fusion” tuning technique? You get 11hp and 10ft/lbs of torque. The all new SP1836 is the only cold air intake on the market that brings together the latest in technology. Also new to the line is the Injen/AMSOIL Ea nano-fiber dry filter, the most advanced, oil-free filtration media ever developed. Who would you trust; the company tat invented the step-down process or the copy-cats trying to figure it out? Injen Technology, the right choice!
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – Injen PR – SP1836P
KW suspensions announces their Variant 3 anodized aluminum body constructed coilover for the Audi R8.
The KW suspensions coilover for the Audi R8 enables the owner to lower their vehicle 0-20mm on the front axles and 0-25mm on the rear axles and retains enough travel to handle maximum load and dynamic loads during driving. Adjustable (and independent reacting) rebound and compression damping allows a truly individual performance driving setup for those technically demanding drivers. Compression dampening adjustment is conducted in the low-speed range, while the high-speed set-up, so decisive for driving comfort, has been pre-set by KW engineers.
Important characteristics such as safety, quality and performance are all taken into consideration with each KW coilover design. Each vehicle application is specifically designed and engineered for a proper range of motion, min/max weight loads and min/max lowering. All these requirements are met while retaining it’s performance handling characteristics. Each KW coilover suspension is produced with unique stainless steel “inox-line” technology. The stainless steel construction internally and externally provides long term durability and corrosion resistance from the elements.
All KW coilovers pass stringent German TUV safety and quality testing standards. Each kit is sold TUV approved.
To Download this Press Release in its entirety – KW PR – Audi R8 Variant 3
Mishimoto is giving you the chance to win a FREE trip to meet Chris Forsberg at the Championship Round of Formula D! The final event will be held on October 16-17, 2009 at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California.
The winner and their guest will receive complementary airfare, hotel accommodations and two tickets to Round 7: Judgment Day. At the event you and your guest will get to go behind the scenes to personally meet pro drift driver, Chris Forsberg. As a bonus the winner will also receive two cases of NOS Energy Drink.
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