Although the R56 Cooper S is loads of fun to drive around town with or hit a canyon road, it is a touch underpowered. For many drivers, the amount of power it has it plenty, but enthusiasts always want a little more. Thankfully, Mini used a turbocharged engine in the R56 instead of a supercharged engine like the previous R53 Cooper S. The turbocharger might not have the same instant throttle response as the supercharger, but it opens up more opportunities for tuning. Vivid Racingâs tuning division, VR Tuned, has developed an ECU flash which squeezes an extra 30 horsepower out of the R56 while still maintaining excellent driveability and reliability.
HRE has long been one of the leaders in the wheel industry, and theyâre very well known for producing extremely strong wheel that racers know and trust. Of course, to stay on top HRE must continue innovating and bringing new designs to market. In conjunction with the celebration of its 40th anniversary, HRE Wheels announces the new Series RS3. Giving it a unique and elegant design, the all-new Series RS3 three-piece forged wheels feature a unique lightened-bowl and floating twisted-spoke design. In the Series RS3, there are five unique twisted-spoke styles in sizes ranging from 19 to 22 and 24-inch diameters.
Customer Spotlight: Porsche 987 with Advan TCIII Wheels
July 16, 2018
Although the Porsche 987 Cayman is an excellent sports car, itâs not perfect. As with most cars, the stock wheels have very conservative fitment and arenât anything special as far as looks go. Of course, the wheels can always be replaced with a set of aftermarket wheels. If you want something good looking, lightweight, strong, and relatively affordable, Advan TCIII is a great option. These wheels are typically found on JDM cars, but they look absolutely killer on a Porsche, and thatâs exactly what our customer @usernameisrob did with his Porsche 987.
New Stainless Works Exhaust for 2018 Mustang GT + New 2″ Primary Headers
July 16, 2018
The S550 Mustang is the best Mustang ever made. From the independent rear suspension to the 5.0L Coyote engine, itâs better than every Mustang before it in nearly every way. For 2018 Ford began offering valved exhaust systems, something many Mustang owners have wanted for quite a while. Although the valved exhaust is a good step in the right direction, itâs very heavy, has a relatively small piping diameter, and isnât loud enough for many owners. Of course, the 2018 models have a quad tip exhaust, meaning 2015-2017 exhausts wonât work. Stainless Works has just released their new 2018 Mustang GT exhaust systems, and they are sure to be a big hit.