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What’s Your Favorite Make Modification?

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by autoracingpower

We have comprosed a few lists of our favorite vehicle modifications listed out by make and posted them up on the website. Send us your feedback or simply reply with a comment to the following questions:

What is the favorite mod that you have done to your ride?

What is the one mod that you wish you currently had?

Here are the modification ideas listed out by vehicle Make:

Ultimate NASCAR Gift Guide

Posted in Air Filter, Auto Parts, NASCAR with tags , , , on October 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

Believe it or not, the Holidays are right around the corner—leaving you only a limited amount of shopping days to find that special something for that certain someone in your life. Rather than pick up the not-so-creative, yet always thoughtful gift card, choose something just a bit more oriented towards the racing fan in your life.

Vintage Nascar Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser

This Vintage NASCAR Gas Pimp Liquor Dispenser is the fun-filled racing-themed gift for those 21 and over. It holds up to 32 oz and measures 17″ tall

Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper

Another great item for those over 21. This Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper blends a love of fine wines with the love of fast cars.

Replica Hoods are the perfect memorabilia for any racing fan in your life. Choose from an assortment of different racers, like Dale Earnhardt, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and more.

Performance Parts for the auto enthusiast in your life are an excellent gift. Find a great assortment of fuel systems, air filters, cooling performance, exhausts, performance chips and more.

In Case You Didn’t Have Enough: More Mufflers

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by autoracingpower

We all are not lucky enough to race faster than the posted speed limits in our souped up hot rods. Rather than sit around depressed we are not famous NASCAR or F1 drivers, install quality parts into your street machine and show the asphalt who’s boss.

One of the easiest changes you can make to your stock ride is adding a performance muffler from Magnaflow. Magnaflow has been the leading manufacturer of exhaust components for over 20 years, and their mufflers are developed and designed to pass quality and performance evaluations.

Your racing venue, also known as your neighborhood, may have some noise laws—keep your speedracer’s tone within an acceptable decibel without sacrificing power. The flow-through design of Magnaflow’s Steel Race Series Mufflers puts the extra punch at the pedal.  And, they are available in multiple inlet/outlet sizes.

Plus, these mufflers don’t lack in the style department. They come in oval or round designs, stamped with the Magnaflow logo. They are crafted with smooth welds and polished for an endless shine. And, if their quality and looks don’t sell you, the Lifetime Magnaflow Warranty does.

Not quite ready to make the plunge for the Magnaflow 14151? Is that 5″ x 8″ Oval Race Muffler  with the 3.5″ Inlet/Outlet, 14″ Body Length just not calling your name? Try one of Magnaflow’s universal stainless steel round mufflers: Magnaflow 14616 or Magnaflow 14619..

Command the Asphalt Jungle with Magnaflow

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , , on July 19, 2010 by autoracingpower

When your car hits the road, make sure Magnaflow’s on your side. With the help of Street Series Magnaflow Mufflers, your ride goes from driving in to commanding the asphalt jungle. The Street Series mufflers are designed for more power on your import engine. Plus, Magnaflow ensures these mufflers are restriction free for wide open power that results in a premium tone without domineering noise.

Ditch the chrome tips! Magnaflow’s muffler are crafted from stainless steel which lasts up to 5 times longer than those cheap tips from the local auto shop. Plus, these Magnaflow mufflers boast extreme polishing thanks to premium 400 series stainless steel construction and intense polishing from the inlet to the tips that puts other mufflers to shame. Plus, you can choose your tip option for the wide assortment of Magnaflow mufflers for a totally custom setup.

Interested in getting that deeper rumblin’ tone with a double tip setup? You’ve got a few options. The Magnaflow 14801 boasts a 2.5” Round DTM, or you could stick with the 2.5” inches but make it square with the Magnaflow 14802 2.5” Square DTM. When you need something a little bigger, check out the 3” double tips: 3” Round DTM (Magnaflow 14803) or 3” Square DTM (Magnaflow 14804).

Additional double tip variations also include:

Magnaflow 14815 – 3” Round Double-Wall Straight-Cut
Magnaflow 14805 – 3.5” Round Double-Wall Straight-Cut (3.75” tip length)
Magnaflow 14816 – 3.5” Round Double-Wall Straight-Cut (6.5” tip length)
Magnaflow 14807 – 4” Round Double-Wall Straight-Cut

Plus, each Magnaflow Street Series Mufflers is backed by a Lifetime Warranty!

Make Your Daily Driver Purr Like a Race Car

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , on July 7, 2010 by autoracingpower

Want your daily driver to rev with a more dignified tone? Does your rickety old truck need to be silenced? Need more power so you feel like you’re on the track next to Dale Earnhardt Jr.? If you do, these aftermarket exhaust pipes are worth checking out! Plus, they are manufactured by one of the industry’s most well-known brands—Magnaflow.

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Race Like a Pro

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , , on June 3, 2010 by autoracingpower

It’s only a guess, but we’re willing to bet that your daily driver is driven like a race car—of course only when the kids aren’t in it. But, your safety is important too, no matter what your spouse says in their fit of anger over how many performance parts you just bought for your speedy ride. And, to make sure you’re race-car-ready, be sure to install EBC’s Yellow Stuff Brake Pads. Remember, just like what goes up must come down…what speeds up must slow down. Slow your race car down safely with these direct replacement brake pads.

Who Will It Be? Michelin or Pirelli?

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2010 by autoracingpower

With Bridgestone’s decision to leave Formula 1, they are still in need of a tyre supplier for the 2011 season. The two main contenders are Michelin and Pirelli.

Both have previously been in F1, 2006 was Michelin’s last year and Pirelli in 1990.

In Monte Carlo on Sunday May 16th, The Formula One Teams Association met in hopes to make a final decision, but no agreement was made.

There are no indicators as to which supplier has an upperhand. Michelin has the most recent F1 experience, but Pirelli has poised a very good proposal.


Williams Toyota Still Toying with KERS for 2010

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Williams Toyota is still considering running KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) in the 2010 Formula 1 season. This would conflict with the FOTA’s ban KERS in 2010 but Williams is not apart of FOTA as they chose to break ranks and sign up for the 2010 Formula 1 season during the FOTA vs. FIA battle.

The FOTA KERS ban is considered a gentleman’s agreement among the FOTA members but Williams has continued to develop their flywheel KERS system throughout the year as the technical regulations will permit teams to use the controversial hybrid system in 2010.

One FOTA member that may want to consider reviewing the KERS ban is McLaren, who have built a reliable system and used it in many races this season.

Source: MSN Sports

Clutch Test – Formula 1 Auto Parts

Posted in Auto Parts, Clutch, Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2009 by autoracingpower

This test shows the extremes that clutch on a Formula 1 racer can endure. This clutch can handle temperatures up to 1400C and beyond. Your everyday car clutch would not be be able to take this type abuse, unless of course you splurge and go for the Carbon-Carbon upgrade.

todpoli” (Youtube alias) explains:

“The idea in this testing is to determine if the Carbon-Carbon friction coefficient remains stable during this simulated slipping. The problem most F-1 cars have is the initial take-off from the start line. Because of the high RPM and total energy input, many materials cannot withstand the 1400 C temperatures without fading or losing friction completely. For this reason we test new materials to make sure the friction coefficient is stable through all conditions including initial humidity effects on C-C composites. Since C-C absorbs moisture when not used at high enough temps, the initial engagement may have a low friction coefficient at the beginning of the torque curve which is extremely important at the start of the race. C-C can be heat treated and doped with other materials to enhance the properties to ensure stable friction throughout the acceleration.”

Formula 1 Steering Wheel Picture and Guide

Posted in Auto Parts, BMW Sauber, Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by autoracingpower

This Formula 1 steering wheel from BMW shows how much input a Formula 1 driver deals with on race day.  The steering wheels have an amazing amount of functionality, from setting the differential, to having a drink to even confirming the tire choice at the upcoming pit stop.

Formula 1 steering wheels are hand made and cost around $30,000 each. They weigh less than three pounds and are made from carbon fiber and electrical components. Although it would be a great addition to any motorsport-loving guy or gal’s vehicle, good luck trying to find a steering wheel cover that fits it.