Category Archives: Announcements

iPhone is Dynolicious

Since playing old school NES on you iPhone has become passé it’s time to start using your iPhone the way it was intended – as a Dyno.

Dynolicious Screen Shot

Using the iPhones built in accelerometer, the guys at Dynolicious have developed an application that will allow you to measure your vehicles performance without all the fuss of strapping your car to rollers. Dynolicious measures the following, and reports including some very cool graphs:

  • 0-60 MPH
  • Other Speed Tests (0-10 MPH through 0-100 MPH in 10MPH increments)
  • Quarter Mile Elapsed Time
  • Quarter Mile Trap Speed
  • Elapsed Time and Trap Speed for standard intervals (60′, 330′, 1/8 Mi, 1000′)
  • Lateral G’s (current and peak)
  • Braking G’s (current and peak)
  • Wheel Horsepower
  • Estimated Engine Horsepower

You can also store runs, max speeds, peak horspower and more.


You may be the JDM Master around your crew, but I bet you haven’t heard of the Japanese Tuner ASI – until now. The new ASI Tetsu GTR is a Bentley Continental GT in True VIP Fashion; new front end, rear end, oversized wheels, and finished off with a slew of carbon fiber – hood, trunk and rear wing.



This project isn’t just looks, oh no, ASI is claiming some performance upgrades that push this monster over 800HP. So just get out that pocketbook, write that $800,000 check and we’ll arrange delivery. :)

The Evo X Parts have Landed!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up to tell you what I see. In the past week we’ve been hit with a barage of Mitsubishi Evolution X parts and more are on the way.

ARC Evolution X


  • HKS Legamax Exhaust (31021-AM002)
  • HKS Bumper Protector (34005-AM003)
  • HKS IC Piping (13002-AM003)
  • HKS Super Hybrid Filter (70017-AM007)
  • HKS M-Series Spark Plugs (50003-M40XL & 50003-M45XL)


  • GReddy Racing Ti-C Exhaust (10137906)


  • ARC Induction Box (AIDBCZ4A)
  • ARC Front Mount Intercooler (AM073CZ4AG)
  • ARC IC Piping Kit (AICPCZ4A)
  • ARC Carbon Hood Inlet Cover (AEDCCZ4A)
  • ARC Titanium Exhaust System(ATSCZ4A-A & ATSCZ4A-B)
  • ARC Suction Pipe Titanium/Name Plate (ATIPCZ4ANP)
  • ARC Suction Pipe Titanium/Etched (ATIPCZ4AEC)
  • ARC Suction Pipe Aluminum/Polished (AAIPCZ4A)

Car & Driver GTR Road Test


Wow, Car and Driver just tested the new GTR and the results stand up to the hype.

Here’s what the ‘at a glance’ numbers look like:

  • Horsepower: 480 bhp @ 6400RPM
  • Torque: 430 ft/lbs @ 7000RPM (!!!)
  • 0-60: 3.3 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.5 @ 124MPH
  • Top Speed: 191MPH
  • Lateral Gs: .99
  • 70-0 Braking: 145ft

Here’s what gets me, and makes this vehicle so open to modifications – All the was achieved @ 10.7PSI. With an Intake, Downpipe Back Exhaust, some Fuel and a Reflash – is a mid 10-second pass plausible? With more then just basic Bolt Ons are we going to have a handful of 9 Second GTRs running around.

ACT PR: New ACT Clutch for Evolution X


Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released new high performance clutch kits and components for the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR 5 Speed. ACT’s new clutch kit for the Evo X feature a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate or Xtreme Pressure Plate that incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 42% increase in clamp force over the stock unit on the HD Pressure Plate and 58% increase over stock with the XT Pressure Plate. The ACT Street Clutch Kit combines the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate or Xtreme Pressure Plate and a Performance Organic Disc, a disc that features special performance organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel backed linings for high burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement, significantly improved durability and increases the torque capacity to 512 ft. lbs. for the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate and 573 ft. lbs. for the Xtreme Pressure Plate ACT Race Clutch Kits will hold 655 ft. lbs. of torque with the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate and 734 ft. lbs. with the Xtreme Pressure Plate. Metallic Ceramic Xtreme Discs are available in 4 and 6 puck sprung and un-sprung hub designs and are very durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Discs are design for high power engines and is recommended for track use only.

  • ACT Heavy Duty ‘HD’ Clutch Kit (Street Disc) – ME1-HDSS
  • ACT Heavy Duty ‘HD’ Clutch Kit (4 Puck) – ME1-HDR4
  • ACT Heavy Duty ‘HD’ Clutch Kit (4 Puck Sprung) – ME1-HDG4
  • ACT Heavy Duty ‘HD’ Clutch Kit (6 Puck) – ME1-HDR6
  • ACT Heavy Duty ‘HD’ Clutch Kit (6 Puck Sprung) – ME1-HDG6
  • ACT Xtreme ‘XT’ Clutch Kit (Street Disc) – ME1-XTSS
  • ACT Xtreme ‘XT’ Clutch Kit (4 Puck) – ME1-XTR4
  • ACT Xtreme ‘XT’ Clutch Kit (4 Puck Sprung) – ME1-XTG4
  • ACT Xtreme ‘XT’ Clutch Kit (6 Puck) – ME1-XTR6
  • ACT Xtreme ‘XT’ Clutch Kit (6 Puck Sprung) – ME1-XTG6

All ACT Pressure Plates and discs for the 2008 Lancer Evolution X are SFI certified. All kits include a new release bearing.

Want a GT-R? Got $129,000? You May Need It.

I’m all for free market economics. If a dealer wants to charge $60,000 over the sticker for a car and some idiot wants to pay it I’m all for it. But who is going to pay $130k for a Nissan?


Sure every tuner in the US has been cursing Nissan for not bringing it sooner. Sure every tuner in the US has lusted after the GT-R at some point or another. Sure there are some ridiculously wealthy people out there. But $60,000 over sticker?

Tesla Roadster Begins Production


These past few days have had a flurry of information regarding Tesla’s transmission woes – however it was recently reported by Inside Line that Tesla has discovered a solution for their transmission problems and productions WILL begin March 17th. The Tesla Roadsters will be fitted with temporary two-speed transmissions and later upgraded to what Tesla is calling ‘DriveTrain 1.5.’ Production of the Tesla Roadster will take a while to get into full swing; initially the company will only be able to product one vehicle per week, but will creep into 40 cars per week by the end of the year.

In case you were wondering on the specs of this Electric Roadster:

  • 0-60 in Under 4 Seconds
  • 13,000 RPM
  • 135MPG
  • 220 Miles per Charge

SEIBON PR: SEIBON Edition Volk Racing TE37’s


The newest hotness from SEIBON Carbon, isn’t even Carbon!

Check out the SEIBON Edition Volk Racing TE37’s! SEIBON Edition Volk Racing TE37’s are the perfect compliment to any vehicle, but especially one already dressed up with a SEIBON Hood and Trunk.

SEIBON Edition Volk Racing TE37’s are not some wanna be Volk wheel, these are legit TE37’s made by Volk for SEIBON. Flat Gunmetal Grey Face, Red Ring and Stickers.

Available for Vehicle Specific applications in sizes ranging from 17×7.5 up to 19×10.5.

Official Nissan GTR Images Leaked!!!




Looks like Official Nissan GTR Images have been leaked!

A few specs have also been leaked, including:

  • PowerPlant – 3.8L Twin Turbo
  • Power – 473HP/434TQ
  • Weight – 3792lbs
  • 0-60 – 3.5 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile – 11.7 seconds
  • Top Speed – 192MPH
  • GR6 Dual-Clutch, 6Speed Transmission
  • Price Tag – Under $80,000 Low $70’s


ACT PR: New ACT Flywheels for 3SGTE Motors


Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce a new lightweight, forged, Certified SFI Spec. 1.1, XACT ProLite flywheel for 90-95 Toyota MR2 Turbo & 87-93 Toyota Celica All Trac.

ACT ProLite CNC machined flywheels are made from high quality forged Chrome-moly and feature an induction hardened integral ring gear for increased durability. All ACT flywheels are heat treated for strength and precision balanced for smooth operation. Driver and spectator safety are top priority at ACT. Each flywheel is tested and certified to meet SFI Spec 1.1 standards, which means that all XACT StreetLite and ProLite flywheels are legal for competition when SFI Spec. 1.1 is required or recommended. XACT flywheels come complete with an official SFI sticker and a serial number as required for certification.

The new XACT ProLite flywheels for 90-95 Toyota MR2 Turbo & 87-93 Toyota Celica All Trac offers significant weight savings from the factory part. The weight of this new flywheel is 10.5 lbs and offers significantly improved engine response.