Promo video for Cougar Race Parts – our partner for Cyprus / Greece.

Short promo video for our partner covering Cyprus & Greece  – Cougar Race Parts.

Master Shop :Cyprus , Paphos, Ithakis 13 str,8028, tel: 00357 99456986
Shop 2 : Cyprus, Nicosia , Aglantzias Avenuee 81 , 21122
www.cougar-raceparts.com

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Mikael Engbloms and his Evo V RS run by JRM Racing AB upgrade for 2013 Swedish Time Attack

Mikael Engbloms finished 3rd in the Pro Modified class in 2012 and plans to upgrade his car for next year. Continue reading Mikael Engbloms and his Evo V RS run by JRM Racing AB upgrade for 2013 Swedish Time Attack

Press Release: Jarkko Nikara and Toshi Arai victorious in IRC Production Cup rounds

Tommi Makinen Racing complete a solid season in 2012 IRC series

 

Jarkko Nikara and Toshi Arai victorious in IRC Production Cup rounds – TMR Subaru Impreza WRX R4 STi a strong car in all conditions

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Winter upgrade plan for Part-Box’s Budget Racer Ignis

Our Suzuki Ignis Sport race car will be updated over the Winter, the main plans being as follows:

  1. New fully tuned engine, including:
    1. Big valve head (SuperTech), with Kelford full race cams, lightweight shim-under followers
    2. Big bore, forged bottom end (1490cc > 1770cc, Wiseco pistons, Bridgeway rods, ACL race bearings)
    3. GSXR 750 bike carbs on Bogg Bros manifold
  2. MTX race clutch/flywheel
  3. Chassis Tuning, with negative camber rear beam and other set-up tweaks by EMC Motorsport
  4. Big brake upgrade, not yet finalised

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Mahle Motorsport pistons – what is the difference between PowerPak and PowerPak Plus, just the power rating?

No it’s not quite that simple (is it ever?!) 

Generally the Powerpak Plus Pistons are made of a different alloy. For PowerPak Mahle normally use M124 (similar to 4032) for PowerPak Plus they use MSP25.Their MSP25 alloy is very similar to aircraft spec.2618. Continue reading Mahle Motorsport pistons – what is the difference between PowerPak and PowerPak Plus, just the power rating?

Are Evo 5 & 6 speed clutches the same?

We often get asked if the 5 and 6 speed clutches for Lancer Evolutions are inter-changeable. The OE parts are quite different part No’s and the discs are quite different in appearance, with the 6 speed disc having much bigger springs than the 5 speed version (we used E9 GT 5 speed disc MN132206 for these images – that is the latest/best disc available for the E7/9 5 speed cars). Continue reading Are Evo 5 & 6 speed clutches the same?

Innovate OT-2 iPhone OBD All-in-one Wireless meter

In the office we have been trying out the Innovate OT-2 All-in-one wireless meter tool with our iPhones.

Turn your iPhone into a wireless gauge and data logger!! The OT-2 Gauge allows you to view and record your choice of critical engine information such as RPM, TPS, MAP, IAT, and timing advance and more! Share your data by emailing your logs instantly to friends, tuner or anyone else.

View all the data in one graph on your PC.

Or you can watch the gauges and see exactly how your run was.

All the data can be viewed ‘live’ on the road on your phone.

   

Buy online for only £152.23 at our online shop at PartBox.com and get FREE delivery.

Want to install winter tyres on your Evo ?

We’re getting more and more requests for winter wheels and tyres to fit Evos and in particular to fit over their big brakes. It’s not a problem though, as our good friends at Compomotive have wheels that will fit and clear the Brembo brakes – 16″ (x5, 5.5 or 6.0) for Evo 5~9 and 17″x7.0 to clear the Evo X’s standard brakes. We can also supply winter tyres too. Our friends in Germany have to fit winter tyres, or they can have problems with insurance or in case of a collision. If we keep getting winters like this year and last, maybe we should all start to think about having 2 x sets of wheels & tyres. One of our dealers in Germany offers a Wheel/Tyre Hotel service, with racks and racks up to the rafters of wheel/tyre sets, dutifully stored and exchanged with the seasons!

Suggested tyre sizes are;

Evo 5~9, OE is 225/45R17, so aim for 205/55R16 on a 16×6.0/6.5/7.0

Evo X, OE is 245/40R18, so aim for 225/50R17 on 17×7.0

Demand of wheels and tyres has been very high, so not always available next day, can be 7~14 days.

Remember the winter tyres are not just for snow, they are beneficial all winter, especially when the temperatures drop below +7°C, when their higher rubber content offers much better grip than summer tyres. But they still struggle on ice – then you need studs, ideally!