HKS Legamax Premium Exhaust for Civic Type R

We are now accepting pre-orders for the HKS Legamax Premium Exhaust for Civic Type R! Arriving late March / Early April 2018.

HKS has released details of the new Legamax Premium Exhaust for the Honda Civic Type R. The Legamax features low resonance, minimal drone, while increasing horsepower and adding a sporty sound.

Main Piping Diamter: 75mm to 60mm x 2
Tip Outer Diameter: Dual 97mm
HKS Sound Rating: 88dB (@Idling: 67dB) compared to OEM Exhaust Sound Rating: 82dB (@Idling: 58dB)

Overwhelming Low Exhaust Pressure – 50 percent of Original Pressure:

75mm large diameter pipe and full straight structure reduce the exhaust pressure to 50 percent of the stock exhaust. This significant exhaust pressure reduction enables the turbine to run smoothly from low RPM range, which results in the engine output increase in an entire speed range. Also, this pressure reduction effect is enhanced as the tuning level becomes more advanced; the engine output can be increased to 540ps without engine power-loss.

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Recaro Pole Position SL

The RECARO Pole Position (SL) Edition 2018 is a limited-edition, high-performance seat created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of RECARO’s first lightweight shell seat for road use – the RECARO Rallye in 1967. The new Pole Position (SL) has a slim singlepiece shell made of GRP and provides perfect performance ergonomics and optimum body support.

Its headrest and side bolsters are covered with carbon black leather with a green leather stripe and black stitching around the edges to outline and emphasize the seat’s contours. The seat cushion and backrest are covered with black fabric that provides a pleasant feel and optimum hold.

Only 300 will be made. Each seat is numbered for authenticity. Sold as a complete pair. Production begins January 2018. Now taking pre-orders!

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WedsSport TC105N – 17×9 / +35 / 5×100 (Circuit White)

**Arriving in October**

One of the lightest wheels on the market today, WedsSport has introduced a new special edition Circuit White color. These wheels will fit on most 5×100 applications, but was geared mainly for FRS / BRZ. Limited sets available.

– Lightest wheels available
– N-Frame spoke rigidity technology
– AMF Flow Formed Cast
– Track Tested for quality and performance
– Special Edition size and finish
– Made in Japan

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WedsSport SA72R Wide Spec in 17″

WedsSport SA-72R 17″ Wide Specification is developed through the request of our motor sport racing customers. The SA-72R’s triangular spoke profile provides strength and rigidity while keeping the weight mass low. The requested 17″ wide specification, it is available from 9.0J ~ 10.5J. Available in Circuit Black and Circuit Silver colors.

– 100% Designed and Manufactured in Japan.
– Weds Advance Metal Forming (AMF – Flow Form) Process. Creating strong inner rim shape for strength without sacrificing weight.
– JWL / VIA Tested to assure load strength and cornering force.
– Lug hole diameter can accommodate M14 lug size.

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1ST LOOK: 2017 Honda Civic Type R on track at Buttonwillow Raceway

We take the latest 2017 Honda Civic Type R to Buttonwillow Raceway for a quick shake down. Mike from Evasive Motorsports talks briefly about his impression running CW13 configuration.

The car was quick out of the box, however as the day got hotter we started to experience overheating and heat soak issues. It got so bad to the point where we couldn’t even finish 1 lap.

We plan on addressing the cooling issues with this car and bring the car back out for further testing, stay tuned!

Honda Civic Type R on the Mustang Dyno

We recently had the new Honda Civic Type R (FK8) come in to get measurements for future parts development. Since we had it for the day, we decided to put her on our Mustang dyno for a power check. The car is completely stock and came straight from the dealer.

Our final numbers were 260whp and 253ft-lbs of torque. Keep in mind, Mustang dynometers generally read lower than other dynometers. From our experience with the Mustang dyno, power to the wheels will read about 15% lower than a car manufacturer’s published power numbers, most commonly measured at the crank. Therefore, we find that the results are in line with Honda’s horsepower rating of 306. See our dyno graph below.

NOTE: Boost was not measured during dyno run. Final numbers: 260whp / 253ft-lbs.

Overall, we’re pleasantly impressed with the car and are excited to see the Civic Type R come to the U.S. There’s been a lot of talk about the car, and we can’t wait to see it on the track! Keep visiting our site for future updates and all the new aftermarket parts currently in development.

Alcon OE Replacement Rotors for F8X M2 / M3 / M4

Brake performance has always been one of the weak links of the BMW M Cars since the E36, E46 and E90/E92 M3 models came with single piston sliding calipers and heavy one piece discs. Chances are if one takes their M3 to the racetrack and needs significant braking improvement, the only option is to completely upgrade the braking system.

On the new F8X M3 and M4, BMW has upgraded the OE calipers to Monobloc 4 piston front and 2 piston rear units which are significantly better than the previous models. Since the role of the brake discs is to be a thermal heat sink, as they absorb most of the “load” in the braking system, one of the most cost effective brake upgrades one can do for their BMW F8X M3 or M4 to improve disc life and overall performance is to upgrade the OE drilled discs to Alcon Motorsport 2-piece discs.

The OE drilled discs found on the M3 and M4 are designed for maximum comfort, low noise and to be cost effective to the vehicle manufacturer. However, they are not suited for track day or heavy duty use since drilled discs are more prone to fatigue and heat related cracking. Since the new BMW M3 and M4 are considerably faster out of the box (3400 lbs, 425 horsepower) compared to the older BMW M models, and easier to upgrade (raising the boost, changing suspension, swapping to larger tires), the brake discs will be the first to get taxed. Alcon Motorsport discs are slotted instead of drilled and feature a stronger proprietary cast iron blend compared to the OE discs which makes them more suitable for higher demand usage.

This Alcon 2-piece disc assembly upgrade also works with the OE brake system components, needing no additional modifications, which also makes the upgrade very cost effective long term.

One of the main consumable costs involved when running any car aggressively on the street or on the race track is that of the brake components (brake discs, pads, fluids). The current generation BMW M cars are significantly faster and more demanding on brakes compared to the previous model BMW M models (E46, E92, etc…). Running the OEM discs and pads at elevated temperatures (like those found on the racetrack) will almost always result in brake fade, loss of performance, and excessive wear rates of the discs and /or pads.

While it is possible to simply keep spending excessive amounts of money on replacement OE discs, the metallurgy and design of the OE discs are designed for maximum comfort and cost savings to the vehicle manufacturer, not for maximum longevity or performance. Swapping the OE discs to Motorsport grade brake discs, which are designed for use under the most severe braking conditions, will reduce the overall long term costs of brake consumables on the track and improve the overall performance of the brake system.

Multiple BMW teams have relied on Alcon Motorsport discs in professional racing categories such as IMSA, Grand-Am, and Pirelli World Challenge for their longevity, resistance to thermal cracking, and improved performance. The same Alcon Motorsport discs used in professional racing with BMW Motorsport teams such as Fall Line Racing and Turner Motorsport are also used in the Alcon 2-piece disc program.

Front Axle Set
Rear Axle Set