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Category Archives: Racing

K03 vs K04 Turbo for the Audi & Volkswagen 1.8T

What’s the last time you saw an Audi on the road older than a first-generation A4? The B5-chassis A4 was a turning point for the brand, and it’s probably the reason Audi is still around today. It was also the first vehicle to use the 20v 1.8T engine, which soon found its way to the…
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What is a T3/T4 Turbo?

The T3/4 is a common hybrid turbocharger for custom, high-performance applications. There are different turbine/compressor wheel and bearing options available, but the one thing they have in common is the use of a Garrett T3 exhaust housing, and a larger T4/T04 compressor housing. The smaller exhaust housing (hot side) retains the responsiveness of a small…
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The High Performance Parts Holy Grail Shortlist

Are you getting the most out of your car’s performance? Whether it’s better gas mileage, increased horsepower or overall better engine efficiency, there’s always something that could use improvement. Aside from handing over your car to a master mechanic for a complete overhaul, the next-best way to optimize your car is to consider performance auto…
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Virtual Windshields

Most of us are familiar with Google Glass. They’re glasses you wear which basically put a computer screen right in front of your face. You can still see through the glasses but the lenses will show you destinations, calendar appointments, allow you to take photos and so on. The glass in front of your eyes…
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Should Race Car Drivers Be Considered Athletes

Retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb recently riled up the racing and automotive communities by declaring that professional race car drivers should not be considered athletes because they “just sit there and drive”. During a Fox Sports Live debate about the world's most dominant athletes, McNabb was asked if he considered Jimmie Johnson worthy of the…
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The Speed Channel, Gone Forever

Every car enthusiast loves fast cars, it is an integral part of the fascination we all have in these man-made machines. Recently, the multi-billion dollar media giant, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. decided to cut out their television channel built around the love for fast cars; The Speed Channel. Check out our performance parts What happened?  The…
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Is NASCAR a Sport?

Many people debate about whether or not NASCAR is a sport.  Die hard NASCAR fans would agree that there’s a certain level of sportsmanship involved in auto racing, however people more interested in traditional sports think otherwise.  The biggest argument between NASCAR fans and non-fans is that being a NASCAR driver doesn’t require one to…
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