Road Essentials Spring 2013

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Brembo Gran Turismo Braking System
Brembo Gran Turismo Braking System

Often overlooked as one of the most important vehicle upgrades, the Brembo GT Braking system is built for double duty on the street and the track. The monoblock aluminum calipers come in four, six, or eight piston options to adequately meet your needs. The ventilated discs come either cross-drilled or slotted and improve cooling and resistance to cracking by as much as 40 per cent. Rotor sizes are available up to 405 mm and the kit comes with DOT steel-braided hoses, adaptors and high-quality fasteners.

Visit www.brembo.com for more information.

Garrett GTX3067R Turbocharger
Garrett GTX3067R Turbocharger

With a fully machined, high-flow 10-blade compressor wheel, the GTX3067R turbocharger features dual ball bearings and an oil and water-cooled center hub assembly for optimal surge-resistance. The housing is also interchangeable with the GT2860RS and GTX28 R. Sold without the turbine housing (same as GT/GTX30R model), it is capable up to 500 hp.

Visit www.turbobygarrett.com for more information.

Project Kics Wide Tread Spacer Conversion Kit and Universal Spacers
Project Kics Wide Tread Spacer Conversion Kit and Universal Spacers

Whether you have 5x100 bolt spacing and want 5x114.3 spacing, or need spacers to properly set your vehicle stance, the Wide Tread Spacer Conversion kit and Universal Spacers from Project Kics are a great option. The Conversion kit comes in M12x1.50 and M12x1.25 thread sizes and 10 to 30 mm spacing options. The Universal Wheel Spacers range from 3 to 10 mm.

Visit www.mackin-ind.com for more information.

Bilstein B12 Sportline suspension kit
Bilstein B12 Sportline suspension kit

A complete suspension kit built with race-grade dependability, the B12 Sportline features the company’s Professional Cornering System Sport (PCSS) and has been fine-tuned to work specifically with Eibach’s Sportline Performance springs. The kit can be lowered up to 50 mm and features Bilstein’s gas pressure and mono tube/upside-down technology, for dependable driving characteristics and German-built quality.
Visit www.bilstein.com or www.bilsteincanada.com for more information.

 Porsche victory, Le Mans, 1970
HJC Motorsports AR-10 II and HX-10 II (SA2010)
HJC Motorsports offers helmets for drivers of any skill level, in both full and open face designs. The AR-12 features a fiberglass shell and plush, removable/washable Nomex padding. The ACS ventilation system keeps things cool and it comes in black and white with pre-drilled holes for a head restraint device.

The HX-10 II is built of super lightweight carbon fiber with a removable/washable Nomex interior, double D-ring retention system and comes pre-drilled for a head restraint device in a clear coat carbon finish. Sizes range from XS to XXL for both helmets.

Visit www.hjc-motorsports.com for more information.

Sabelt Safety Harnesses
Sabelt Safety Harnesses

The official safety harness of the Red Bull F1 and Citroen WRC teams, Sabelt has been a leader in safety and top-level comfort and construction. The Gold, Silver and Steel series highlight different construction materials, while multi-point quick release buckles are made of high-quality aluminum, magnesium and titanium components. The fire-resistant straps are made of ZY-TEX-49 and matched with new aluminum adjusters for a belt that is extremely strong and one of the lightest around.

Visit www.sabelt.com for more information.

Sabelt GT-200 and GT-300 Seats
Sabelt GT-200 and GT-300 Seats

When the new FIA 8862-2009 safety standards came into effect, manufacturers struggled to provide durable, lightweight seats. While some seats increased weight as much as 50 per cent, Sabelt developed carbon and fiberglass resin seats that provide ultimate lightweight protection. The GT-200 and GT-300 feature Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) for uniform structure and stiffness, Hybrid Carbon Framing, dual harness slots and air vents in the back and for the ultimate in lightweight safety and comfort. Available in M-XXL, the seats are also designed for any vehicle application.

Visit www.sabelt.com for more information.

Snap-on HBBD Ball Peen Hammer Series
Snap-on HBBD Ball Peen Hammer Series

Built for maximum striking force and shock resistance, the Snap-on ball peen hammer series comes in eight-ounce increments up to 40-ounces. The polished steel head and internal steel canister provides accuracy and power, while a molecular grip conforms to your hand shape, providing a secure grip and reducing harsh vibrations.  

Visit www.snapon.com for more information.
 

Snap-on ¼-inch Recessed Square Driver Micro-Cordless Screwdriver
Snap-on ¼-inch Recessed Square Driver Micro-Cordless Screwdriver

While it might be a mouthful to say, the CTS661SK is an impressive tool. Compact, comfortable, durable and powerful, temperature protection keeps the drill operating at it’s 100 lbs. of torque output, while a built-in gauge shows the battery charge. Over current protection and a screened motor ensures the drill will operate trouble-free for years to come.

Visit www.snapon.com for more info.

Carbon Revolution CR-9 Wheels
Carbon Revolution CR-9 Wheels [EDITOR’S PICK]

Carbon Revolution has developed a one-piece carbon fiber wheel for the aftermarket that has passed all OEM, SAE and TUV certification tests. Weighing 40 to 50 per cent less than comparable OEM wheels, the CR-9 helps with significantly better acceleration, steering and chassis feedback.

Available for the Porsche 911 in 19x8.5 and 19x12 sizes, with Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo and other applications to follow this year, a set of CR-9 wheels will set you back $15,000 (USD) and guarantee you instant membership into the cool guy car club.

Visit www.carbonrev.com for more information.

LIFESTYLE CORNER

Porsche Design P’6612 Dashboard Limited Edition (Homage to Le Mans 1970)
Porsche Design P’6612 Dashboard Limited Edition (Homage to Le Mans 1970) [EDITOR’S PICK]

The P’6612 Limited edition is a tribute to the 1970 Le Mans-winning Porsche KG Salzburg 917K, combining form and function with the same colouring as its inspiration. Taking design cues from the car’s dashboard instrument panels, the automatic chronograph also features luminescent hands and a red-stitched, leather sport strap.  

Visit www.porsche-design.com for more information.

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing (Edited by Darwin Holmstrom and Melinda Keefe)
Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing (Edited by Darwin Holmstrom and Melinda Keefe)
Motorbooks

Filled with stories spanning the last 100 years, Life is a Highway is broken into five entertaining chapters. The book covers The Thrills and Spills of Car Ownership, Developing a Vehicle and Developing an Industry, Dream Cars and Dream Tips, The Racing Bug Bites Fast and Law Makers, Law Enforcers, and Safety… or Lack Thereof. Contributors include J. Edgar Hoover, Jeremy Clarkson, Peter Egan and Jay Leno.

Visit www.motorbooks.com for more information.

Autocourse: Grand Prix Who’s Who by Steve Small
Autocourse: Grand Prix Who’s Who by Steve Small

Icon Publishing
One of the most intricate historical compilations of Formula One racing ever,  Steve Small provides full race statistics and biographies for every driver from 1950 to 2011. It also features pictures and race notes, giving you a single resource for all the information you will ever need. Available in hardcover with a solid sleeve case.

Visit www.autocourse.com for more information.

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