These have been quite popular lately, although they’ve been around for years. Although the sticker is laid out as an equalizer it doesn’t actually function as one, it’s merely just a sound wave sensor. The bars cannot move individually, they’re parallel but are set by default to begin and end at different levels. Think of it as a mono equalizer.
They cost roughly $30 – 90 depending on what size and type. If you are unsure of which one to go for I recommend you go for the “Sky Blue”, It’s the lightest blue of them all, it might be called Aqua by some retailers. They do not seem to have a white option available but this suits most colors.
Detailed Video – Del Sol- (Large file) 100 MB
MX-5 (Small Video)
Now like any other product the first generations were much better. The previous versions had a decent controller, the microphone seemed to be more directed at music rather than adopting road noise. We tried mounting this inside the glove box, behind a seat, near a speaker, towards the rear of the car near the subwoofer, behind the subwoofer (set to the minimal setting), on the ceiling, below the driver side dash. Unfortunately as the new version is poorly made, the microphone seems to have poor adjustment at one point it barely works, half a millimeter later it picks up wind and road noise.
In this video you’ll see the multi-colored “Not-so-good” looking version: Although this version actually has the retailers domain on it, which is quite interesting. It wouldn’t be a cheap modification when ordering these.
Now overall it’s nice, it looks cool, better than under car neons. These actually suit most cars, however the multi-colored version just looks ghastly. You can just tell it’s made in China. However the blue, green, sky-blue and red version are actually quite nice.
This is a Unique Model, it has speakers along the side and the equalizer is actually on an angle
Initial Product is just a sticker, along with a small module box about the size of your palm. Here’s an image of the initial product from gadget-review.
The overall issue with the device is, it’s sound sensitivity, either you need to re-adjust it constantly along with your head unit’s volume – Because if well.. let’s say you adjusted this while you were at 80% volume, when you listen to music at 20 or 30% volume it doesn’t hear it. Or like most car audio equipment just adjust it to the most common volume level you listen to and it’ll do it’s job. Another issue we encountered upon reviewing this product was that it actually draws a very large current, and the wires that come with it are just terrible, they pickup interference and interfere with everything else.
Be warned if you decide to use this product, avoid running it near RCA cables or power cables, it doesn’t seem to have any earthing issues. But it wouldn’t hurt it to earth it to a very solid point (maybe the handbrake or seat belts). If you have an amplifier, don’t bother even running wires near any of them as it will interfere with the sound dramatically (especially if you have tweeters).
The Bee-R Rev Limiter, is what it is. It is a 2-step rev limiter. It can help with the following:
- Launch Control
- Flat-Foot Shifting
- Shooting backfire
Here are a few videos of the BEE-R in action:
This product is quite good, although it has several different kinds of reviews on the internet. Some people say it’s bad for the engine although there seems to be no evidence of this. Others have electrical issues, the rest just enjoy it. From our review, this product does exactly what it has been designed to do, and that’s shoot flames, and provide launch control. It’s quite useless unless you have turbo, with a tune that allows you to build boost. Otherwise it’s not too bad!
Our verdict is, the Bee-R Rev limiter is quite amazing, it’s easy to adjust, small and looks quite nice. It’s made in Japan, not China. But it’s just too expensive! If you want flames, get a flame thrower kit. It’ll do a better job. If you want launch control, (frankly anyone who wants this, usually has already done a fair share of work to their car – usually any work done to a car involves an aftermarket ECU) Any aftermarket ECU these days can offer launch control.
Please keep in mind, as a system that does not cut fuel, the smoke that’ll be shot into your exhaust pipe will ruin your CAT. Be advised. We recommend fitting a test pipe.
Here’s an install guide:
You can purchase this product from a fair share of places, there are fakes and when you’re dealing with products that manage engine electronics, it’s usually not a good idea to cheap out! – Not sure about the eBay versions. Keep in mind, there are three types (H, H2 and B) The two H’s are for Honda and B is for the rest.
Meet the Drift Division 350Z. One of the most well known project cars on the drift works forum.
Click here for the original build thread. Please keep in mind, if you plan to reply, this is an old thread but one that i had personally followed up on. The owner isn’t loaded with money, everything was done at a nice calm pace. Most of the work himself by the looks of it.
As there isn’t much to explain about the initial car, we’ve decided to summarize the build thread into minimal text, along side images. And offer a personal salute to the owner on his successful build.
Turns out this bloke wasn’t really longing for one of these bad boys, but just came across a cheap bid!
“One lucky bid on a cheap ass 350Z! Picked this up accidentally (put a cheeky bid in on Ebay not expecting to win) for £5900 – ’03 import with 30,000 miles/Km in fair nick!”
The car seemed rust free, and was destined to become a dedicated daily driven vehicle.
The owner had bought the following parts, upon prior to posting in his build thread.
- Driftworks Suzuka seat with bride mounts
- Driftworks CS2’s
- Kinetix Alignment arms set
- Carbon Bonnet from a 2007 model
- Japspeed Exhaust (Single exit)
- De-cat pipes
- JWT Popcharger
- Defi BF Oil and water temp, and oil pressure gauges.
Front CS2’s and Kinetix A-arms:
Rear CS2’s and Kinetax camber and toe rods:
Eventually the bonnet had been fitted:
Carbon Fiber Trunk/Rear-End – Along with a set of 18×10 et.5 Rota wheels.
The Exhaust System:
It’s well known that in the 350z, you just don’t have all the room you need. This includes room for the small stuff like suspension adjustment etc. So a hole (although it doesn’t look too good), It is practical! With this modification the suspension can be modified without removing several parts.
Packed and ready for Drift Day
Here are some shots of the car “kickin it”!
DW Handbrake fitted.
Exhaust System – Again purchased from eBay
Then it turns out, the part of all parts had arrived: Meet the second hand supercharger.
So the intake had been removed, the crankcase breather relocated back around the fuel rails to make room the Supercharger pulley. The Stage 4 pulley was eventually installed.
Fuel Pump & ECU all setup.
- As you can see the vehicle has made 338.4 HP at the flywheel.
- 7 PSI Boost
Here’s another sideways images:
Checkout this C10 Skyline GT-R Hakosuka Replica!
Built by Kevin San, from Sydney, Australia. An amazing project with a huge build thread on JDMST (click here to visit the thread), We’ll do a quick write up here.
It’s not hard to sit here and just post up a thousand photos. But the work and fine detail that has gone into this
project/build is just amazing. Hands down here at SCRM (Scream Garage). We would like to personally congratulate and salute you on your work. It’s people like you who keep the rest of us G’d up!
Anybody here familiar with the Mercedes S550?
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t exactly look amazing. More like just an average, everyday luxury benz sedan.
But when you have a set of Vossen wheels, this car becomes something new, something amazing! Just a take a look at some of these shots:
Now when you’ve got a ride that sits this nice, looks this clean. You can’t sit there and say “Oh yeah, it’s an AMG it’s fast”. It needs work! And that work is by RENNtech. They’re a well known company that sells both performance modifications and ready-tune kits for most European model vehicles. If you click their logo, you can take a look at their site!
A fair share of Ferrari 458 owners have modified their Ferrari, whether it was by changing the exhaust system, adding minor accessories or having the interior done. At the end of the day, just about anyone with money could do these.
It takes balls, skill and a hell a lot of money to change the appearance of one.
This wide body kit will set you back around $26,000 USD (this does not include shipping and import taxes). As it’s a widebody kit, you’ll need a decent set of new wheels with that “stanced” offset to make it look any good. Expect to pay another $5,000 – 10,000 depending on your fancy for a set of those (without tyres). Last of all of course is the installation. Let’s be honest after spending that much money, another few thousand for installation (depending on your country) is nothing! However be warned, a widebody kit will take a hell of a long time to install, expect symmetry issues and a lot of stress!
Interested? Well.. they’re available here:
From the words of Masaru Hasegawa, this car “is not just a high performance road car, it’s a race built for the road”. Although, there’s barely any information on what the production car will have or be like we’re confident Honda will not disappoint.
We believe that it looks quite good, sure it does have it’s fair share of “fake air vents” in the front. But from what we understand it should be TURBO! Probably having a smaller back window would give it more of a sporty look, at the moment it looks like a failed attempt at building a sportsback. Those headlights are hot though, it’s quite hard to see a decent looking set of Honda headlights.
The Honda Civic has always had a place in everyones heart, at the end of the day they were fast and cheap. Unlike many of the other competitors. Of course one the most important factors is the reliability of these cars (or more so.. there engines). Most of the Honda’s from the 80’s are still on the road today! Why? Because they’re built to last. The B series, The K series and the rest, were all highly reliable and fast.
Infiniti has announced that it’s new Q50 Eau Rouge, will be getting a major transformation. Most people would say, it’s about time Infiniti adopted “the big guns”.
As you will read in the press release below, you’ll notice the most important fact here is that it is more powerful than the Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 2014 Edition. Even though it’s a single digit difference, the fact is. This thing will take down any BMW or MERC you throw it at it! It’s not only fast, it’s a practical vehicle, completely suitable for families of 4-5.
Take a look at this video from TFL Car, back when the M6 was first released. As you’ll see in the video, the most important difference is, the GT-R R35 just wasn’t practical, nor was it a family car of any kind. This Infiniti just filled that gap!
The new Infiniti, looks great! We can’t wait to see this thing in action!
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge roars into life – 560-hp engine revealed
Twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine, 7-speed gearbox, all-wheel drive Power output of 560 hp and 600 Nm of torque
Q50 sports sedan to receive 2.0-liter turbo charged gasoline engine in Europe
Geneva / Hong Kong – Infiniti has boosted excitement in the high-performance premium sports sedan segment at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show by revealing a powerful engine for the Q50 Eau Rouge concept. The beating heart of the Eau Rouge – a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine – was revealed on the Infiniti show stand today.
The Q50 Eau Rouge – a high-performance concept car based on the premium manufacturer’s award-winning Q50 sport sedan – was first revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a Formula One inspired, carbon fiber aero- enhanced concept. Q50 Eau Rouge now tells a compelling power story with a full 560 hp and 600 Nm of torque on demand.
“Building on the extremely positive feedback on the Q50 Eau Rouge at its recent Detroit Auto Show launch, we decided to further whet the appetite of performance sports sedan fans by engineering this powerful heart into our blood-red beast,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.
“A car with such pronounced styling treatments demands the very best in terms of high-performance powertrains, which is why we installed this V6 twin- turbocharged, 7-speed combination as an example of what a potential powertrain for the Q50 Eau Rouge may look and sound like.”
The 3799cc V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged gasoline engine partners a full- time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. Predicted acceleration of 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and a top speed close to 180 mph would put the Q50 Eau Rouge firmly into the premier league of super- sports sedans.
The most powerful and exhilarating gasoline-powered Infiniti model has not been confirmed for production, but the unveiling of the latest iteration of the Q50 Eau Rouge in Geneva underlines the company’s determination to create engaging performance cars for a premium segment.
Q50 sports sedan to receive 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine
Expanding the Q50 powertrain range, and also on display in Geneva, was a new turbocharged 4-cylinder, powerful yet highly efficient gasoline engine that displaces 1991cc and develops 211 hp and 320 Nm of torque. Driving the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission, the engine comes to China in the spring and Europe in autumn before rolling out to other of Infiniti’s global markets before the end of the year.