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HKS GT SUPERCHARGER KITS

APPLICATIONS: '03-'05 Nissan 350Z (Non rev-up engine); '03-'04 Infiniti G35C (Non rev-up engine);

'03-'06 Infiniti FX35 (Non rev-up engine) MSRP: $4,500.00 HKS GT Supercharger kits provide OEM-level engineering quality combined with best-in-class reliability, efficiency, and quiet operation. Power/ torque delivery is linear from any engine speed as a result of the GT Supercharger's Torque Response Traction Drive system. The GT Supercharger System is available for purchase through select HKS certified installers and pro dealers.

WWW.HKSUSA.COM / 310.491.3300

TRD SUPERCHARGER KITS

APPLICATIONS: Various MSRP: $3,200.00

The TRD supercharger kit for the Scion tC (pictured here) uses a compact shaft-driven centrifugal Vortech supercharger and includes new fuel injectors and a reflash of the factory ECU for supercharger recalibration. The TRD supercharger is developed in conjunction with Toyota to ensure that it is fully compatible with the OEM powertrain, with no compromise of the factory warranty, and includes its own warranty of up to five years or 50,000 miles when installed by an authorized Toyota or Scion dealer. WWW.TRDUSA.COM/ 800.688.5912

GREDDY BOLT-ON TURBO KITS

APPLICATIONS: '00-'08 Honda S2000 MSRP: $5,599.00

The Greddy Honda S2000 bolt-on turbo kit was engineered with drivability, reliability, and performance in mind. The complete, simple-to-install turbo kit includes a Type-28 front-mount intercooler and pre-programmed Greddy eManage engine management system for the ultimate in street turbocharged performance. WWW.GREDDYUSA.COM / 949.588.8300

STILLEN SUPERCHARGER KITS

APPLICATIONS: Various Nissan MSRP: TBA

Stillen's VQ37 supercharger systems for both the 370Z and G37 (seen here) is claimed to boost power from the stock 332 hp to over 500 hp on 91-octane pump gas. The kit features a quiet, self-lubricated Vortech V-3 centrifugal supercharger, cast aluminum intake manifold, air-to-water intercooler and all necessary hardware for bolt-on installation, and includes an ECU-reflash tuning option. The kit is currently CARB-pending, and comes with a limited engine warranty. WWW.STILLEN.COM/ 800.250.5542

HKS BOLT-ON TURBO KIT

APPLICATIONS: '07-'08 Honda Fit MSRP: $3,495.00

The HKS Honda Fit bolt-on turbo kit was developed with reliability and performance in mind. The simple-to-install turbo kit includes a front mount intercooler and a pre-programmed HKS F-Con IS engine management system to maintain the proper fuel and timing. WWW.HKSUSA.COM/ 310.491.3300

JACKSON RACING SUPERCHARGER KITS

APPLICATIONS: Various MSRP: $2,995.00 to $3,295.00 Jackson Racing supercharger kits ('94-'00 Integra kit pictured here) represent some of the most reliable aftermarket forced induction systems available. Each kit is based on a positive displacement Eaton blower that makes power from off-idle to max rpm without any spooling or lagging. All Jackson Racing supercharger kits come with all needed parts, including the blower, belts, fuel enrichment provisions, and hardware. WWW.SUPERCHARGER.COM/ 888.888.4079

VORTECH SUPERCHARGER KITS

APPLICATIONS: Various MSRP: $3,787.00 to $6,258.00 Vortech supercharger systems (like the S2000 unit seen here) include a compressor-matched, CAD-designed and machined Vortech centrifugal supercharger with SQ technology for "super quiet" operation, a calibrated fuel system for proper fuel management, a high-performance ignition system with boost timing retard for proper timing, custom ECU tuning, a high-flow air intake system with a K&N air filter, and all necessary lines, clamps, and hardware. WWW.VORTECHSUPERCHARGERS.COM / 805.247.0226

CT ENGINEERING NSX SUPERCHARGER KIT

APPLICATIONS: '91-'05 Acura NSX MSRP: $9,900.00

CT Engineering's NSX Bolt-On Supercharger Kit is the only CARB legal supercharger package for the Acura NSX, adding a claimed 70 whp in the most reliable street/strip package available. Enjoy the kit in stock form, or crank up the boost for an unbelievable NSX track star. WWW.CT-ENGINEERING.COM/ 916.635.4550

HANDS-ON REVIEWS BY DREW FARRINGTON

CONTINENTAL

EXTREMECONTACT DWS

AN EVERYDAY TIRE WITH NOT-SO-EVERYDAY PERFORMANCE

I was half convinced that Luke was going to call Child Protective Services on me. He'd borrowed my car (an '07 Impreza) for a few hours, and when he came back, he asked, "You don't drive your daughter around in that car, do you?" The scary thing is, I do. Long story short, my wheels and tires had come off now-defunct sister publication SCCs project WRX. This was after they'd beat them to hell. And then 20k or so miles through sub-par Santa Ana, CA, streets later, and my tires were bad. Had it only lookedlike it was going to rain, I would have careened off the road.

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So I called up our pals at Continental. Since the Impreza is my daily, they recommended the new(ish) ExtremeContact DWS. In all fairness, anything would have been an improvement to my beat-ass rubber. But after about three weeks, my DWSs (205/50R17) are much more than just an improvement. They're a revelation.

As far as traction during acceleration and breaking, and improved rolling resistance, the DWSs have done nothing but impress. My daily commute is only eight miles, but it's through downtown Santa Ana, and it can be pretty dodgy. Punching it, swerving, breaking hard—all part of my drive each and every day.

The DWS was designed with all-weather performance in mind. Not just all-weather driving, but all-weather performance. There have been plenty of all-season tires that have left us, let's say, underwhelmed. Not the DWS. Here comes the science. Their asymmetrical tread pattern and advanced tread compound mean the DWS really is made to work it in all situations. Their chamfered edges and solid outer shoulders create the largest possible contact patch, and they bite the road like . . . let's say a vampire. Those are big right now.

This is when the road is dry. And with other tires, this is where we'd be left disappointed. A tire might be super bitey and responsive in the dry, but throw it in the wet, and it's all slop and unresponsiveness. With the Contis, the wet responsiveness was unbelievably similar to the dry. This is because of their Enhanced Groove Curvature, which literally shoots water out of the tire's tread before it can break your contact with the road. We haven't had a chance to throw them around in the snow yet, but word is the grip is much the same story there.

The DWS is an all-around consistent performer and is the perfect daily-driven tire. Because of its Dynamic Temperature Distribution technology, the tread design distorts less, which means longer tire life, less rolling resistance, and less friction and noise. It works in all conditions, it can perform in the twisties, and it'll last a loooong time. Your search for tire Nirvana ends here.

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