Aftermarket Exhausts

From our friends at the SEMA Action Network A substitute bill to ban the use of most aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in the Utah Legislature and passed by the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill now moves to the floor of the Senate for a vote by all members. Under the substitute bill, all vehicles must be equipped with an exhaust system that is 'installed by the original manufacturer of the vehicle and is not modified or meets specifications equivalent to the muffler...

Alpine Spx17pr0 Component Speakers

Alpine's top-of-the-line Type-X Pro Series component speaker systems were built from the ground up to deliver uncompromised sound guality using advanced technologies and exotic materials often found in high-end home audio speakers. The woofer's hybrid glass fiber cone uses a unigue cross-ribbed design that increases stiffness and controls resonance, contributing to the speaker's exceptional clarity. A natural butyl rubber surround provides a solid suspension for the woofer cone, while the cast...

Blackberry Presenter

Giving PowerPoint presentations is painful enough without having to worry about how the hell to screen them. And while it can't alleviate public speaking anxieties, yon accessory (designed to work with BlackBerry smartphones) at least makes controlling and displaying slides a snap. Just connect your mobile handset via Bluetooth, attach the widget to a projector or monitor, and voil . You can set automatically timed slide transitions, freeze images while lecturing, and even preserve most...

Crrs Deserve Better Mdtherscom

And just in case those big-wig D1GP Remix, an import car show lifestyle event USA backers' apparent pull-out of the organized by ex-HIN heads, which will pig- '10 season has you worrying that you gyback all XDC events for the '10 season, won't get to partake in nationally as well as launch a few solo missions of recognized, amateur drift compet - its own to take over where the nation's tion anytime soon don't. New from premier import lifestyle experience left off. the hardest-working grunt-men...

Damn It These Are Dope

01 Like the Doublemint twins, here's a two-for-one deal we can really get behind. Imagine a tablet PC (read touchscreen notebook you can scribble on like a pad of paper) that can also double as a fully-featured 11.6-inch laptop. Sounds crazy, but this curious hybrid works as a l.G-pound, Linux-powered handheld slate on its own, yet functions as a 3.71b Intel Core 2 Duo system running Windows 7 when docked. The only downside the Pad. www.lenovo.com 999 Never mind that there are sixty million...

Dirlup The Shine

Introducing Mothers FX' SynWax' paste, the same FX shine car guys know and love in an easy-to-use pre-softened formula Our engineered encapsulation process allows for effortless application, so the wax spreads quickly and easily. Plus, removal is a breeze, leaving behind super-tough synthetic polymers that bond to your paint's surface. Enjoy the depth, richness and superior protection that only Mothers FX SynWax can provide.

Dream

A genuine JDM Silvia, loaded to the brim with high-quality parts. And that's not even why we like it We're gonna let you in on a little secret The car spread out before you almost didn't make it as a feature vehicle in Import Tuner. Let's face it mildly modified 240SXs are a dime a dozen these days to most, an inexpensive beater car that can be built and driven for cheap, and all but thrown away when drifting practice goes wrong. They are the RWD Civic, with resale values so low you could total...

Extended Stud

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Fixing What You Broke

Looking at the photo to the right you may be wondering why Cosworth product planner. Sierra Sierra Enterprises tech, and all-around import tuning guru Eric Hsu is measuring an AN fitting with a digital caliper. He's not. When a reader sent that fitting to Eric this month, asking why it wouldn't fit in place of valve stem caps on his '87 Corsica. Eric demanded we snap a pic of him single-handedly crushing it with said calipers, to demonstrate what he's gonna do to the next kid who asks a stupid...

Found On Rally Dead

Does anyone else think Ken Block is an idiot I cannot believe he switched from Subaru to Ford Subaru makes the best rally cars, hands down, period. Not only that, but Subie has stood by Ken's side all the way X Games, his gymkhana videos, Rally America the whole nine. And now I hear his Pee-esta broke halfway through its first rally. WTF Smart move, Ken. Way to think it through. -Andrew McDonnell via importtuner.com Well, we gotta hand it to you, John Gorman's All-Trac is definitely quality....

Fuel The Passion

Petrol specializes in multi piece wheels for the discerning motorist who is driven by technology and precision manufacturing. Petrol makes great looking multi piece wheels but we are most passionate about producing the finest quality possible. We test every wheel to ensure both run-out and balance adhere to the strictest of tolerances. We are committed to providing our customers with highest level of service in the industry. This means keeping finished product on the shelf to ensure that when...

Garrett Gtxr Turbochargers

Garrett unveils a new era of turbochargers with the release of the GTX-R series, featuring all-new compressor wheels with state-of-the-art aerodynamics to deliver optimal performance. Garrett GTX-R turbos provide a 10-percent improvement in flow and boost pressure ratios compared to their GT-series compressor wheels, by using 11 forged, fully machined, billet blades per wheel for improved efficiency and ultra-guiet operation. Garrett Performance 310.530.1981 www.turbobygarrett.com 02 '04-'05...

Harbor Freight Tools

HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS LIMIT 1 These valuable coupons are only good when presented al I your nearest Harbor Freight Tools store. Offer Ends 8 13 10. Coupons vahd in Retail Store Only. Coupon not valid on pnor purchases. Coupon canaot be bought. . . I sold, or transferred This coupon cannot be duplicated in any manner mciuding photocopies I 1 and computer pnntouls. Original coupon must be presented m order to receive the discount HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS - LIMIT 1 These valuable coupons are only good...

Heritage Car Collection

Inside the Nissan Heritage Car Collection (part i of z) JUNE20IO ISSUE 135 IMPORT'TUNER MAGAZINE A cross between an automotive museum, Barrett Car Show, Antiques Roadshow, and history lesson, my experience inside the Nissan Heritage Car Collection was both profound and spiritual in the most exclusive way. The thing with Zama (as it's often referred to) is that it's not open to the public. While the cars are all pristinely showroom maintained (and supposedly all in running condition), it's not...

Hooking Up With Us

Scion IC Performance Master Set Shown. Sway Bar Bushings-Get better handling under the most demanding cornering conditions Makes the sway bar system much more effective. It's like installing upscale higher performance sway bars. Specific vehicle and universal applications. Control Arm Bushings- They better maintain alignment while cornering, stopping and hard launching. OEM rubber ones are too soft, twist and tear, until they soon wear out Strut Rod Bushings-Controls unnecessary free play in...

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Interview By Carter Jung Photos By Carter Jung

Besides being able to look up traffic reports, used C.I. Joe pricing, or epic beard man fights, it has been the greatest enabler of stalking. Prior to the web, digging up 411 on a person required powerful binoculars, rummaging of trash, and questionable ethics, ail of which could lead to potential legal repercussions. Now, all one needs is an ISP, Google, a first and last name, and voil , instant 100-percent legal info. Thanks to Myspace, Facebook, Friend-ster,...

Kicker Compvx Subwoofer

Kicker allocated many successful features from its patented sguare-woofer technology in the design of their newest cylindrical-shaped CompVX Subwoofer. The CompVX woofer consists of a one-piece SoloKon cone with complete back bracing for ultra rigidity, high-temp dual voice coils to withstand potentially damaging heat, a solid pole piece providing more mass to subdue additional heat, and a T-cut top plate for a wider magnetic field. The CompVX series is available in sizes from 10 to 15 inches,...

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Longshots

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Lose Connection

My name is KerriBBBl and I think I'd be a perfect fit for the cover of your magazine. I'm 5'6, 120 lbs, and am 36-24-35, with beautiful blue eyes I love cars and going fast. Who should I contact about modeling for y'all -Anonymous via postal importtuner.com (no photos attached) Hey guys, just got done reading the NSX vs. GT-R issue, and my friend has a Civic that totally kills the white one in there. Lemme know what you think via postal importtuner.com (no photos attached)...

Mothers

As car shows goes, I'm like the son of a candy shop owner. Some days I'll crave the occasional Snickers or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but having grown up around it all my life, you've got to come up with some pretty sweet candy to think I'll take notice. I still go to car shows regularly, but these days it's more to see how my fellow car guy (and gal) friends are doing than to see what they're building chances are it's but a mildly tweaked version of something I saw at the last show. Except if...

Professional Drifter

Snowboarding, drinking wtf OUTPUT 449.5 WHP 344.6 LB-FT OF TORQUE OUTPUT 313.1 WHP 307.2 LB-FT OF TORQUE Ti-C dual 70mm exhaust Tuner Turbo Kit TD06SH-20G turbochargers fx2), Type 32 front-mount intercooler, cast turbo manifolds (x2), external wasteqates (x2), racing downpipes (x2). weldable dump pipes (x2). Airinix intakes (x2), optional Fuel Enrichment Set baffled oil pan DRIVETRAIN Spec clutch, flywheel Carbonetic two-way limited-slip differential SUSPENSION Tein Mono Flex coilovers (XXX...

Revenge Of The Nerds

After reading Going Postal in the April '10 2NR, I'm a little upset that you guys turned down the chance to print a feature of a Celica. I just wanted to let you know that CelicaTech.com is fully prepared to show you our love for these cars, and we have a slew of high-quality models for you to pick from, like the Atlanta-based Celica here -Christopher Thomas Newnan, GA

Scosche Ipfmrds Ipod Interface

The Scosche IPFMRDS iPod interface connects directly to your stereo's FM antenna, automatically interrupting the FM broadcast signal whenever your iPod is connected, for an easy-to-use setup. Operation reguires simply connecting the IPFMRDS interface from your iPod to your head unit, using the included 30-pin connector. Choose one of four FM freguencies to further protect against any static interference, while scrolling through the iPod's click wheel to control your tunes and show song info on...

Secretaudio Sst Audio System

Pioneer's new AVIC-X920BT head unit integrates navigation capabilities as well as ground-breaking features, including a revolutionary 3D touch slide interface and Pioneer MusicSphere, which analyzes an entire music library and creates specialized playlists based on attributes such as genre, rhythm pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year the song was published, and or date it was added to the device. Moving toward a more friendly environment, the X920BT also features an ECO Graph which provides...

Subie Does Us Dirty

They make one of the best street cars probably ever (the STI, of course) used it to destroy WRC competition and introduce rally to X Games set back-to-back vehicle long-jump records re-wrote gymkhana and now they pull out of the WRC and let go of one of their most marketable drivers. Where's the sense in that Here's to hoping they get their heads on straight and don't let the STI get fat and lazy in its old age. -Devin Wilshire Potomac, Ml

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Turbo Vs Super

With our Greddy twin-turbocharged 370Z outputting 136.4 whp more than Dai's HKS GT-supercharged 350Z, comparing the forced induction options of each seems like an apples-to-oranges comparison at first glance. But the torque differences only 37.4 Ib-ft in our favor tells there's more to be considered. In the spirit of competition, Greddy USA sent over dyno data generated when tuning their 350Z bolt-on turbo kit at low boost on a test car, comparable to Dai's 350Z outfitted with the HKS GT...

Lean On It

1 own a '00 Celica with basic bolt-ons that include an intake, header, and exhaust. The car has 125,000 miles and has been flashing a lean cylinder bank 1 check-engine light (CEL). My friends and I sprayed soapy water around the engine while running to see if there's a vacuum leak, but the results were inconclusive. The engine doesn't stall, but I'm beginning to suspect the problem lies with a faulty 02 sensor or a bad catalytic converter. I figured I would ask the pros before buying any...

Good Exposure

Art Director Davis may have left the Import Tuner building for greener freelance pastures (at least, he hopes), but don't think that means Longshots will be going anywhere. Think your automotive photog skills are on par with the best Probably not, but all the same, we'd love to see them. Send guality photos of badass cars to longshots importtuner.com and keep your ThumbDrives crossed. www.journal-plaza.net & www.freedowns.net

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Bosch Spark Plugs

Bosch Spark Plugs with surface air gap technology deliver the most powerful spark you can buy. They're engineered to ignite fuel instead of letting it smother performance and blow out your tailpipe. That's no place for unburned fuel. Discover the true power of Bosch. Install a new set today. Learn more at Lightemup.com 2010 Robert Bosch LLC. USA all rights reserved. TSW is dedicated to being the world's premium provider of staggered wheel applications and has more one-piece...

Z Track Test

Even with the massive Greddy Type 29 front-mount intercooler snapping up the Z's entire radiator inlet, coolant temperatures stayed within acceptable tolerances. Oil temperatures were the problem. Even stock 370Zs overheat their engine oil after a few laps on the track, noted Tyler. I could get about one, maybe two fast laps in before the turbocharged Z got too hot. And the differential was getting hot by then, too. This time, the work-around was a bit more...

Twin Turbo Z34 Challenges Supercharged Z33

Undisclosed hangar. This is our latest collaboration with Cartel Customs. Based on the Release Series 6.0 xB, this project car is loaded with TRD performance parts to satisfy any enthusiast. Visit your local Scion dealership or scion.com to start your very own xB project car. These race-inspired shocks enhance your xB's performance by helping to provide a firm, well-managed ride without excessive harshness.