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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..

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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.

Source: ITV-F1.com

Be an F1 Driver Everyday

Posted in Formula 1, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

F1’s McLaren is bringing “affordable” F1 racing style to your driveway. The newly unveiled MP4-12C is a high-performance sports car that fused the Formula 1 principles with the customer expectations. This supercar isn’t McLaren’s first attempt at a road car, the McLaren F1 was introduced 15 years ago, but only a rare 107 were built. This time around, this luxury sports car plans to be produced at a rate of 1,000 cars a year.

This super 2-seater is anticipated to sell for £150,000. Why so ‘affordable?’ Well, the lightweight one-piece carbon-fiber chassis allows McLaren to place the price tag about half as high as it normally would be expected for a car of its nature.

Auto Parts Suppliers – Bailout Needed

Posted in Auto Parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2009 by autoracingpower

The ripple effect from the decline in GM, Ford and Chrysler has been spreading. Auto parts suppliers have seen their business cut significantly and many of these auto parts companies don’t think they will be able to stay afloat without help from Uncle Sam. Two major auto parts supplier groups will soon make a formal request for a loan from the government. They are expected to ask for $25 billion in order to stay in business. The Original Equipment Suppliers Association states that auto parts suppliers employ about 600,000 people in the U.S. A collapse of this industry would be a major blow to the already difficult U.S. economy.

Companies such as FormTech Industries employs 44o people in Royal Oak, Michigan. They make shafts, gears and other components from raw steel. FormTech’s parts end up in about ninety percent of GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. Michael Ryan, President and CEO of FormTech, is almost out of cash and may soon be unable to purchase the raw materials the company uses to create their products.

Auto parts suppliers are normally paid 45 days after delivery of the products. This further adds to their current cash crunch.  The request for government assistance will include a $7 billion lump sum to be used specifically to help speed up the payments to suppliers.

All threats to the auto industry are also threats to motor sports. We have already seen racing teams such as Honda pull out of Formula 1 due to cost concerns. Formula 1 has started to significantly change regulations with cost cutting in mind knowing that auto manufacturers are hurting. Let’s hope the economy and auto industry turns around as soon as possible and this whole problem soon becomes a distant memory.

Source: The AP