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[16 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
VW Golf GTI MK5 AVS Intercooler Kit

We are now selling these awesome AVS bolt on intercooler kits for your Mk5 GTI’s. The AVS intercooler kit is made from high quality silicone hoses which connect the intercooler to the turbo piping and throttle body piping. The larger length and width core is designed to provide a better cooling capacity. this kit specifically fits the Volkswagen Golf MK5 GTI.

The purpose of an intercooler isn’t specifically only to increase performance, but to maintain existing performance consistently as heat rises from prolonged use. When modifying turbocharged cars to increase performance, …

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[16 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Mardigras 2012 – D1S Drift Exhibition

I attended the D1S drift session at the 2012 Madigras with my matie Mr Cothill and his super sleek Nissan Silvia which has just been resprayed a glossy black by Dragon Customs.
Mardigras 2012 took place over 2 weekends and seemed to be quite entertaining. This was the 1st year that D1S has been invited to exhibit at the Mardigras Carnival. There were loads of cars sliding around the parking lot and the crowd enjoyed every second of it.. The parking lot had to be wet regularly to protect the surface …

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Intercoolers explained – Modification Tips

We all know that cold Air carries more oxygen that warmer air. You may have noticed that when air is compressed it gets warmer. With forced air induction engines which us a turbo or a supercharger the air is much warmer than in an engine that doesn’t have forced induction.

Intercoolers work much like the radiator of a car. The cold air from outside is forced through the fins of the intercooler to where the warm charge air is contained. This has the effect of reducing the warm air stored in …

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[22 Nov 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Motown American Parts Chev Firenza Build

Over the years Motown has become one of those name that you associate with awesome V8 power. Motown is based down here in Cape Town. Ralph the owner has been rebuilding his 1000HP Chev Firenza Can Am over the last couple of months to hopefully brake into the 8 second bracket. His car used to run 9′s down the Killarney strip a good couple of times. So we managed to borrow a couple of the build pics of his rebuild, Ralph is now aiming a little lower down on the …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Drift Build – Nissan powered Hilux Drift Pickup

In Australia there is a guy by the man of Nigel that is in the process of building and developing a Toyota Hilux Bakkie powered by a Nissan SR20 motor. Over the last 4-6 months I have been following Nigel’s build on his website engineeredtoslide.com which was originally posted on a .blogspot domain. What makes this build completely different to others that you see posted all over the internet is that Nigel has built the drift machine from literally the ground up. He has built his own space frame to …

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[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
KILLARNEY DRAGS : SUNDAY 31st JULY

Be at the Killarney Race Track this coming Sunday the 31st of July 2011 to support the quarter mile professionals and see who will be the quickest over the 400 meter strip.

Various foods and refreshments are available at the facility or spectators are welcome to bring their own, skottel braais are welcome or use one of the various braai stands available on site.

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[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Random image – Subaru STI Wagon

If you guys aren’t aware yet I’m a HUGE Subaru fan and of late I have become really fond of the STI wagons, I came across this very hot looking lil lady this evening. Have you noticed how a lot of people are leaning towards the military colour schemes these days. Any way I think this green metallic Subaru STI wagon looks super hot, also notice the little touch of red wheel nuts.

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[28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Remapping your ECU

Most makes and models of cars these days can be remapped, with Diesel and Turbo Diesel models giving the best performance increases, both in the Torque and KW. This gives the car much better response than the usual factory settings. Basically this mean that after the remap your car will perform much better than it originally did. This includes having more power and an increase in fuel efficiency.