Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Garrett Turbochargers! Best in the Business

Since 1954 Garrett's team of engineers continuously strive to bring the best technical product to the industry. Today Garrett's team of over 500 engineers are working worldwide to further enhance Garrett's ability to meet demanding engine needs.

The Garrett Performance team is bringing Garrett’s turbocharging technology to you for use in your applications. The Garrett Performance Product Catalog incorporates the technology utilized in today’s modern engines.

New compressor and turbine wheel blade designs have improved the overall efficiency of both sides of the turbocharger.

The result: the engine spools up to boost quicker and reduces losses in the engine system (i.e. your engine does not have to work as hard for the same boost level).

GT Product Line:
The Garrett GT product line has expanded to include:

•Engines from less than one liter to 10 liters with a range from 50 Hp to 2000 Hp
•Increased thrust bearing capacity
•Part count reduction resulting in higher durability
•GT products use the latest aerodynamics
•Separate backplates allow the user to upgrade the compressor without changing the center housing

Garrett Turbos for purchase Here.

ISIS Performance Products

With the extreme change in the market for performance parts, we have seen that there are two types of customers out there. The budget tuner that have limited funds yet feel the need to make changes on thier vehicle in hopes of better performance, then there are customers that buy top quality parts knowing to them the purchase is not an expense, but an investment. They are the ones that know quality over quantity. They rather buy a good part once, rather than buying the lower grade part multiple times.

However, those high quality part customers are fading out and the budget tuners are growing. We have to go with this change to be on top of the market at all times. This is why we brought in ISIS Performance Parts as another line up. ISIS is exactly what we needed for the "budget tuner". Cheap and gets the job done. Quality is there, but no where close to the quality of the higher brand names. But can you complain? In most cases parts are one third the cost of the higher brand names.

ISIS Performance Products Line Up

Monday, September 28, 2009

Carbonetics....Who are they?

Carbonetics.....when you think of LSD's, you problably have in mind KAAZ, OS Giken, Tomei, etc. Now you should be also mentioning Carbonetics in that list. As a new company to the scene (2001), Carbonetics had come aboard to offer 2 lines of Limited Slip Differentials for the Nissan S-Chassis.

The first model is the typical metal differential that offers the same quality and durability as the KAAZ unit we run in our S14 Time Attack car. It's tough and gets the job done. We recommend this unit for any customer doing any type of driving as they offer this in a 2-way and 1.5way.

Now we come to their second model they offer, the Carbon! The Carbon version is one of those things that you think "Ah, that's cool, but why would I want to spend the money on it". Well, let me just put it in perspective, our time attack car will be switching to this model. The most concerning part for any race car is reliability! Having one thing break on you while you are 2000 miles away from home on a track that you are competing on and invested so much in the car just SUCKS! I rather be practicing my racing line and trying to get speeds up in corners than be in the pits scratching my head. The Carbon LSD pretty much never needs to be serviced! Just change the oil regularly and you are good to go. And since it is carbon plated as opposed to metal plates, it is virtually silent when driving. The last and finally good point to mention here is that there is less heat with the carbon which means less thermo breakdown on parts which also inherently makes the unit more reliable than the standard Metal LSD.

Carbonetic Full Line Available Here

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The New Hotness - Greddy Full Auto Turbo Timer II

With endusers wanting a smaller compact and easier to mount components, Greddy redesigned their ever so popular Turbo Timer. This Greddy Turbo Timer uses the same wiring as the old version, but now has a small user interface that can easily be mounted using velrco or double sided tape.

Designed to prolong the life of your turbocharge, while adding connivance. GReddy Full Auto Turbo Timers allow a vehicle to idle the engine for a timed period, with the ignition key removed. This conveniently allows the engine oil and turbo center cartridge to cool down properly and prolong turbo and oil life. This can be done by two standard programmable count down presets (P-1, P-2), or the GReddy Full Auto Timer can use it’s two auto timer modes (A-L, A-H). The modes estimate the driving RPM according to the vehicle's alternator signal and then recommend a count down time. A stopwatch/lap time and attack modes along with a built in voltmeter and speedometer are also standard features. Safety options for the parking brake and speedo hook-ups can be used to disengage operation if vehicle is attempted to be moved without the key. There are also optional easy to install plug-in adapter harnesses available for most Japanese turbo vehicles.

Purchase ONLINE Here.

Eneos Oil to the Rescue!

With more than 120 years of experience in the oil industry, Nippon Oil, the manufacturer of ENEOS OIL products are amongst the top oil companies in the world. With the collaboration it has with numerous major Japanese car companies, Nippon Oil (Eneos Engine Oil) has the know-how and experience to formulate top quality motor oil for both Japanese and other vehicles alike.

ENEOS products are formulated for individuals that care about their motor vehicles. ENEOS products does not generalize consumers as a whole, but instead targets the specific need for individual driver. ENEOS 0W-20 is formulated for individuals that are looking for to reduce fuel consumption and C02 emissions as well as achieving higher fuel efficiency. The quality 0W-20 offers make this an exceptional eco-friendly product.

When high-output cars with large engine displacements are driven for long periods at high temperatures and heavy loads, they demand the outstanding heat resistance and oxidation stability that only fully synthetic motor oils can provide. ENEOS motor oil is made from 100% synthetic oil, it has an ultra-wide 0W-50 viscosity range that ensures superb starting performance even at the coldest winter temperatures as well as excellent oil film retention in the hottest summer conditions.

Outstanding High-Temperature Oxidation Made from a carefully engineered blend of 100% synthetic base oils and optimized additives, ENEOS 0W-50 provides high-temperature oxidation stability vastly superior to motor oils made from mineral base oils. ENEOS 0W-50 also has outstanding coking resistance, an essential property for protecting turbo rotors operated at high temperatures and speeds.

Superior Drive-Train Wear Resistance and Excellent Cleanliness The synthetic base featured in ENEOS 0W-50 allows it to maintain a strong oil film even at high temperatures, speeds and loads. This anti-wear protection is particularly effective in the drive trains of overhead cam systems, where lubrication conditions are especially challenging. In addition, ENEOS 0W-50 delivers superb thermal and oxidation stability, so it maintains excellent engine cleanliness by suppressing sludge formation, which can cause engine seizures and pump clogging.

Eneos Oil Available Here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Package Deal for Electronic Boost Gauge

Greddy Boost Gauge and Stand has been added to our collection of "package deals" where we combine parts at a "package" price to give more savings to the end user. We are offering for a limited time only, a Greddy 52mm White face gauge teamed up with a 52mm stand and we are throwing in a free t-shirt also.

Now the Greddy boost gauge is easy to read, sized at 52mm (2"dia) and features new and improved Red LED backlighting, for a new look and long life. White face meters now have Red lettering. Also new is pressure values are displayed in standard (PSI) values.

Stand is a simple double sided tape or a four screw mount to hold the gauge down to the dash. A metal band that compresses when tightened is used to secure the gauge down to the stand. Wiring the gauge is very easy and also illuminates when hooked up to the cars lighting signal.

Greddy Boost and Stand Package Deal - Click to Preview

Monday, September 21, 2009

Brembo Brake Fluid, Legit?

Braking systems on any race car are top priority and should never be overlooked. Over the last time attack season, I played greatly with different pad compounds to suit my liking. However, through out the season I was dealing with some break fade, atleast I thought I was. It wasn't until South Carolina that I tried to switch from an "on-shelf" no name brand Dot4 Brake Fluid to the Brembo Brake Fluid. My first impressions was shocking. I had no idea a brake fluid could make such a drastic change. After getting the pads warmed up, the brake pedal feel was exactly the same! It could have been the 2nd lap or the 15th lap on the track, no matter how hard I was hammering on my brakes, they always felt the same. And consistancy makes a huge difference when trying to make the best lap time. Two Thumbs UP!!

Here is some info that describes brake fluid and Brembo's product.

Due to the extreme operating temperatures of a high performance brake system, standard 'off-the-shelf' brake fluids are not recommended. Of critical importance in determining a fluids ability to handle high temperature applications is the Dry Boiling Point and compressibility.
The Dry Boiling Point is the temperature at which a brake fluid will boil in its virgin non-contaminated state. The highest temperature Dry Boiling Point available in a DOT 3 fluid is 572 F

The Wet Boiling Point is the temperature a brake fluid will boil after it has been fully saturated with moisture. The DOT 3 requirement for wet boiling point is a minimum temperature of 284 F.

Brembo Sport.EVO 500++ Brake Fluid is a premium specification motor vehicle brake and clutch fluid formulated to meet brake system performance requirements for the street and the track. As a U.S. FMVSS No. 116 DOT3 or DOT4 blend, Brembo Sport.EVO 500 is suitable for use in cars (especially those with ABS braking systems), commercial vehicles and motorcycles for which a petroleum-based fluid is specified.

500ml bottle
Typical dry boiling point 520°F
Typical wet boiling point 336°F
Mixes safely with DOT3, DO4 and DOT5.1 brake and clutch fluids
Not suitable for vehicles with mineral oil systems (e.g., certain Citroen models)


Friday, September 18, 2009

Canton Racing Products Available ONLINE

How many of you are hardcore about racing? Or know how to build a race car on a hardcore level? Well I can tell you that my mind-set has always been on top notch quality parts for a top notch quality race built. Check out any Professional Race series (IRL, Nascar, Grand-AM, ALMS) and see what parts they have on their cars. I bet you won't see brands like Megan Racing, XS Power, or Ksport on their race cars. When you invest thousands and thousands of dollars into a race car, you depend on reliability and longevity. And thats the type of product we like to carry. If it works for race teams that abuse and put to the test the extreme nature the product is exposed to, then thats the product I want to keep on my shelf for racers, drifters, and street cars.

So we got in touch with a Connecticut based company called CANTON Racing Products. They produce the original Accusump! Here is a brief description of Canton and what are Accusumps.

Canton Racing Products has been building oil pans and engine related products for racing and high performance applications since 1981. We began in a small Connecticut garage building specialty oil pans for local auto racers. The unique oil pans provided racers with the power and quality they demanded. As popularity for the specialty oil pans grew so did our selection of products. Today we offer a wide range of high performance products for racing and the street

Accusumps are oil reservoirs that connect to the engine's oiling system. They are designed collect pressurized oil from your engine and store it so it may be discharge when oil pressure is low. Our Accusump Oil Accumulators deliver oil before starting to eliminate dry start scuffing (pre-oiling) and discharge oil during low oil pressure surges to protect against engine damage during demanding racing conditions. Our Accusump Turbo-Oilers deliver oil to turbos after shut down to lubricate and cool hot turbo components and prevent coke build up and turbo damage.

Our Accusump units are the original and most innovative automotive oil accumulators on the market. All units are built to the highest standards...

- Precision built from heavy wall, roller burnished aluminum tubing with a Teflon hard coated interior.
- Billet aluminum internal piston and screw in end caps.
- Equipped with a pressure release valve.

Canton Racing Oil Accumulators

Thursday, September 17, 2009

*NEW* Haltech Platinum Sport 1000 Plug and Play Engine Systems for SR20DET

Newest product for Fuel Management that we offer for the Nissan SR20DET

We use the same unit on our Time Attack car and love it!. This is a plug and play system for the SR20DET. Takes minutes to install and the tuning software is very detailed. The internal datalogging is also very helpful for tuning and racing which we found to be very dependant on with our time attack race car. Here is the links to the plug and play unit and the universal unit for those DIY builders.

SR20DET Haltech P1000 Unit

Haltech P1000 Unit with Flying Lead Harness

Haltech Universal Platinum Sport 1000 Fuel Management System w/Long Flying Lead Harness

High Performance Fuel and Ignition ECU

With 8 channels capable of controlling injection and ignition duites, the Platinum Sport 1000 can support most modern engines (including 2 rotor engines) with multi-coil or conventional distributor ignition systems as well as aftermarket CDI systems.

It is capable of controlling sequential injection on engines up to 4 cylinders, or semi-sequential up to 8 cylinders, combined with direct fire ignition for engines up to 4 cylinders or wasted spark ignition on engines up to 8 cylinders.


- 8 additional user-definable auxillary inputs
- Up to 9 additional user-definable auxillary outputs (Depending on configuration)

Features and user-definable outputs available as standard include, but are not limited to:

- Fully user-definable 32 x 32 mapping ( Up to 1024 points)
- Wideband "Auto tuning" using user definable target AFR table
- Narrow and Wideband closed loop O2 control
- Staged injection control for multiple injectors per cylinder (inc rotary)
- 3D mapped rotary engine ignition split
- Soft and hard cut rev limiter
- EGT fuel correction
- Tuning via TPS with manifold pressure correction
- Dual map switching for fuel/ign/boost
- Anti-lag (Rally and Launch style)
- Rotational idle
- Launch Control
- VTEC cam timing control
- VANOS cam control (intake cam only)
- True variable cam control supporting late model Toyota's, WRX's and EVO's
- Dual intake runner control
- Onboard 2.5 BAR MAP sensor (or use with external MAP up to 10 BAR)
- Custom sensor calibration (Use your own sensors for temps or fuel/oil pressure etc)
- Open or closed loop boost control ( Road speed, RPM or gear based mapping)
- Closed loop idle control (Stepper motor and BAC type)
- Extra injector control
- Thermo-fan control ( Duty cycle or on/off )
- Intercooler fan/spray
- Alternator control (Mazda)
- Engine control relay function
- Nitrous switching with fuel / ignition correction
- Staged shift lights
- Aux fuel pump control
- Tacho output (5v,8v,12v)
- Turbo timer
- Torque converter lock up
- Air con request idle up
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista compatible software
- "In the field" updatable Firmware provides all the new features as soon as they are available
- Onboard and laptop data logging with Data Viewer software
- USB communication with laptop/PC
- CAN Bus port for direct plug in communication with Racepak and Aim Dash system.

Typical Applications:

- Control of fuel injection on modified engines
- Conversion from carburetion to fuel injection
- Race and rally applications of all description
- Design and development purposes
- Educational use by universities and technical colleges
- Original equipment in cars and motorcycle

Reminder About Our Deals Ending Sept. 09

Just want to post a reminder to everyone out there that we are giving out a free T-shirt to any ONLINE order that exceeds $500.00 So if your online purchase amount is over $500, please post the size you and color you would like to recieve in the "Comments" box. This is just one of many specials we have in the works for 2009. Check back here frequently as we will post any specials on this blog first before posting it online.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Seibon Carbon Products for S-chassis now Online!

We recently uploaded all the available products that SEIBON CARBON offers for the Nissan S-chassis. Their quality of product does not go unnoticed. Fitment is flawless and overall aero functionality are superb. Please check out the section and see what they offer.

Full List of Seibon Carbon Products for the Nissan 240sx

Here is a description of Seibon Carbon

Seibon Carbon, a division of Seibon International, Inc., specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality carbon fiber automotive body components such as hoods, trunks, fenders, and aerodynamic body additions such as rear spoilers and side skirts.

Our company was founded by genuine automotive aficionados, and debuted in the automotive aftermarket industry in 2003. We realized that there was a demand for top-quality, durable carbon fiber components among other like-minded enthusiasts, and we set out to create the best products in the industry. Our products are stylish and functional. Everything is made from deluxe French or US-made carbon fiber, and is rigorously-inspected during our multiple-step quality control process. Our in-house design team introduces and maintains proprietary designs for a wide and growing variety of sport compact applications.

Our quality shows; Seibon Carbon components have been featured in television shows, in movies, at racing events, on magazine covers, and at national and regional auto shows. More importantly, Seibon carbon fiber parts continue to be demanded by knowledgeable enthusiasts on all five continents. With active dealers located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Korea, Greece, Russia, Switzerland, Dubai, Singapore, among others, we compete successfully on a global basis. We are proud members of the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association, and participate in the SEMA show each year.

We understand how important satisfied customers are to our continue growth. We strive for accurate and rapid turnaround on all orders. Our clear-coat warranty and fitment guarantee ensures satisfaction and confidence. Our team has worked tirelessly to bring only the best to our industry. We are deeply committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology and listening carefully to suggestions so that we can continue to meet the needs of this ever-changing market. We have a passion and a pride here at Seibon, and it’s evident in every carbon fiber part we produce!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Royal Purple Break-in Oil, Needed?

In this industry, we notice a buyers trend, Seasons you can call it. Fall and winter brings down time to auto enthusiast to bring on the big projects they wanted to do in the spring and summer. Usually that intails an engine rebuild as one of the things "to-do". So we thought that we should gear up for the items that may need to be used during their projects.

So after some research, we found that there is a product that sounds promising. There have been MANY MANY engine builds we have done in house and always worried "what-if" on the first crank of the motor. Standard oil sold on the market now usually don't take into consideration the wear protection needed when starting a motor for the first time. So we found that there is a product that exist now!

Royal Purple Break-in Oil.

Engine builders have grown increasingly concerned that many modern motor oils do not provide adequate wear protection for new engines, particularly those using flat-tappet cams. Royal Purple has addressed this issue by developing a new engine break-in oil.

Royal Purple Break-in Oil is formulated to allow optimal ring seal and protect rotating assembly components such as the camshaft and valve train from initial start up wear. Royal Purple combines highly refined mineral oil, preferred for engine break-in, with advanced additives containing high levels of zinc and phosphorus to optimize protection in flat-tappet and roller engines.

Royal Purple Break-in Oil is fully formulated and does not require the use of any other chemical additives. Royal Purple recommends using their high performance motor oils after the engine is broken in for maximum engine performance.

We are selling this by the Case or by the Quart.

Royal Purple Break In Oil Sold Here

Monday, September 14, 2009

Used Parts Section Updated

So I finally took the time to put together some parts that have been sitting around the shop for awhile. I had Andrew snap some pictures of these so we can clear them out. Pretty much, I don't have use for these anymore since we either changed the setup on the Time Attack car or we just don't need them as "back-up".

This is the Link to the Used Parts section

My buddy Rob also stopped by with a box of parts that he has been trying to get rid of for awhile. Rob used to have a S13 that he was building YEARS ago, but just never finished the project. So he asked me to help him out and have me post his parts online to see if I can unload them for him.

Thats it for now.


Stance LX+Plus Coilovers for the S-Chassis

Stance LX+PLUS Coilovers were just released as a new product to the Stance lineup this summer. Alot of feedback from the community addressed the idea that some of the Stance end-users want a softer, streetable ride on their S-Chassis while maintaining the full adjustablility of their track version "GR+PRO".

Stance LX+Plus Coilover Kit for Nissan 240sx S14 95-98

The LX+ is designed for the enthusiast that wants greater performance than their standard dampers without sacrificing ride comfort. The LX+ uses twin-tube technology to give a unique, luxurious ride quality. 15-way adjustable damping allows the driver to tune the shocks for any condition or handling characteristic.

Spring Rates: 7k Front 5k Rear

15-Way Damping Adjustable
Adjustable Camber Uppermount
Pillowball Uppermount
Cold Wound Linear Spring
Twintube Shocks
Aluminum Collars & Upper Mounts
Height Adjustable Lower Bracket

S14 Coilovers - Click Here
S13 Coilovers - Click Here

Clevite 77 Race Brearings

Now available for the engine builders out there, Clevite Race Bearings!

Just added to the website for online ordering.

Clevite Bearings

Brian Crower Now Available for Online Ordering

Today we finished uploading some new parts to the website. After numerous calls and email interest in the Brian Crower brand, we decided to carry the line up to our customers. You can now shop online conveinetly for Brian Crower Products.

Shop ONLINE for Brian Crower

Here is a brief description of who is Brian Crower:

Brian Crower, Inc. was created to fill the need for high quality, high performance, late model internal engine components, in stock, at very affordable prices. Stroker kits for all popular Sport Compact applications and camshafts and valve train to match. Complete packages designed to work together to deliver more horsepower and torque as well as greater reliability. Brian Crower, Inc. employs state-of-the-art CNC grinding machines to insure exacting tolerances. Small diameter camshaft grinding wheels on certain BC cam part numbers like Honda B and K Series, Nissan SR20 and Mitsubishi 4G63 deliver added valve action for greater cylinder fill rates. All BC crankshafts and connecting rods are made from the highest quality 4340 steel alloy, CNC machined and finished to the tightest industry specifications. Premium grade 6AL4V titanium retainers, 100% RC checked for hardness, and super clean chrome silicone spring wire for the highest rpm range possible. Every product line is tested on precision measuring instruments for accuracy, imperfections and metallurgy. Dyno tested and tuned for optimum results.

Brian Crower grew up at Crower Cams & Equipment Company, where he headed up the Crower Sport Compact division since its inception. With Crower Cams heavily focused on the V8 market, Brian saw an opportunity to truly support the needs of the Sport Compact community. With the support of his family, Brian Crower Inc. was formed to deliver the highest quality internal engine components for a variety of popular engine platforms.