Author Archives: Phil Harbec

New Xclutch options for the FK8

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  We are seeing more and more Honda Civic Type-R FK8’s dominate in motorsports. All of them making huge power gains over the K20C1’s modest 300hp powerplant from factory. Many drivers struggled early on to put the power down however Xclutch has resolved this issue. XClutch, has recently launched a new range of performance clutch […]

The Smart Exhaust is the future!

Lots of gadgets are going smart in our time, our vehicles and their components are no different. Xforce released one particular device that will change the way we use aftermarket exhaust systems altogether. The VAREX muffler or VAREX exhaust system is a smart exhaust that adapts to your driving inputs. The Varex smart muffler is […]

The IHI IS20, an OEM turbo meant for big power!

If you own a MK7 Golf or Golf Sportwagen you are most likely very familiar with the IS12 turbos from IHI Turbo. Today we are going to breakdown why the IS20 is the best turbo option for your MQB powered vehicle. IHI is a bit of a new name in the VAG community, some enthusiasts […]

Titanium Now Rules the World of Fabrication!

In the past 5 years or so our crew has seen and interesting upward trend in the automotive aftermarket world, more and more builders are opting for titanium as their material choice. You may have stumbled across some wild builds at SEMA or seen them grace the cover of your favorite automotive magazines; screamer pipes […]

Start Building your own Intercoolers!

There are thousands of intercooler options with very popular vehicle applications like the Subaru STI or the Golf GTI but when it comes to custom builds or vehicle models that have less aftermarket support intercoolers become hard to source. For those building twin turbo LS builds or enthusiasts boosting an old W124 Mercedes C-Class custom […]

IHI VF48 the turbo of choice for your STI

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If you are shopping for a turbo for your Subaru you may have come across the brand IHI Turbo. IHI Turbo is the OEM manufacturer for many automotive manufacturers including Nissan, Subaru, Mercedes and Ferrari. The Company is also a smaller subsidiary of IHI Corp., a large conglomerate involved in heavy industry and manufacturing. IHI’s […]

TUBI STYLE

Artisanry born from passion & performance For 30 years Tubi Style has been the gold standard in exquisite sounding exhausts for the exotic market. With an unrivaled attention to detail, superb craftsmanship and a bespoke exhaust note Tubi has garnered the attention of many Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Maserati owners all over the world. Tubi […]