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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Turbo Systems Installation Instructions Acura Integra / Honda Civic

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530-578-P PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer installation instruction

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For 93-97 Honda Accord SOHC, DOHC, VTEC, Non-VTEC, 2.2L

Please refer to a nitrous oxide system manufacturer for proper application for your vehicle.Be sure to follow the manufacture’s instructions & warnings when using

Parts List
(1) Power Plate
(2) Gaskets
(4) 8mm x 60mm Bolts
(4) 8mm Lock Washers
(1) Linkage Plate
(2) 6mm Flat Head Screws
(1) 3/16” Vacuum Fitting
(2) 3/16” Washers

Tools List
12mm Deep Socket
4mm Allen Wrench
Flathead Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
8mm Socket
Nut Driver
Vice Grips

Installation Instructions. Read Me!
2. Disconnect electrical connectors to throttle body & factory intake tube. See Fig#1
3. Using a 10mm socket, remove two bolts holding throttle cable bracket to intake manifold. Retain bolts for later use. See Fig#2
4. Remove throttle cable(s) from throttle body.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen hose clamp on factory intake tube & remove tube from throttle body & air box. See Fig#3
6. Remove (4) 12mm nuts from the throttle body. Retain (2) 12mm nuts for later use.
7. Remove throttle body from intake manifold & set aside. Note: leave coolant lines connected to throttle body.
8. Using the two original 12mm nuts or vise grips, remove the four (4) studs from intake manifold. See Fig#4
9. Clean gasket surface of throttle body & intake manifold.
10. Optional: Included in the hardware pack is one 3/16” vacuum line fitting, this may be used for a vacuum gauge. If power ports are
utilized, install necessary fittings before installing spacer on vehicle. Other 1/16” NPT fittings may be installed such as power adders.
Refer to “PowerPort” section on reverse.
11. Install power plate by placing the part number facing the throttle body with one supplied gasket on both sides of the power plate.
(Note: gaskets must be placed in correct orientation to line up with factory air passages.) Ref. A
12. Install the (4) supplied bolts and lock washers in throttle body, tighten evenly. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Ref. B
13. Install throttle linkage extender using (2) flat head bolts provided. Note: Some vehicles may require two 3/16 washers between the
intake manifold and throttle linkage extender to provide a flat surface for mounting. See Fig#2
14. Position throttle cable bracket over extender & install using (2) original bolts that were removed earlier. Install throttle cable(s) on
throttle body linkage. See Fig#2
15. Inspect & test throttle linkage for full open & closed travel before driving. Cables may require adjustment-Refer to service manual.
16. Reinstall air intake tube, all electrical connectors & negative battery cable.

2009 Baby Rolls-Royce

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Rolls Royce will develop a new model that will be priced between $250.000 and $300.000. The new model will be unveiled after the new BMW 7-Series will debut in 2008 and will go on sale in 2009.

The new model will be powered by the BMW’s 6.0-liter V12 engine and will deliver arround 500 hp. The design is expected to be more modern comparing to the Phantom.

By Simona Alina

A number of 2000 will be delivered in 2009

Porsche No1 to be displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

By Simona Alina
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Porsche will unveil at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Porsche No. 1, the first two-seat sports ever built by Porsche.

This legendary sports car and the lynchpin of Porsche’s design philosophy began life in June 1947 as engineering project Type 356 in the Porsche design office in Gmünd, Austria. Officially known as Type 356-001, Ferry Porsche’s design concept took shape through the leadership of Karl Rabe, Porsche’s talented chief designer who worked alongside Ferry’s father to develop the original Volkswagen.

It is powered by a Volkswagen air-cooled, 1.31-liter flat-four engine that delivers just 25 horsepower at 3,300 rpm. The Porsche team enlarged the bore from 70 to 75 mm, increased compression from 5.8:1 to 7.0:1, and added slightly larger inlet valves and ports and twin carburetors, boosting output to between 35 and 40 horsepower.

Is this the 2009 Mazda RX-8?

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The official debut of the 2009 Mazda RX-8 is slated for the Detroit Motor Show next year, however a magazine scan has surfaced - as they often do - of what is allegedly the new 2009 model RX-8.

If these shots are indeed that of the revised model, it seems Mazda are maintaining much of their highly acclaimed, award winning original design, with only subtle changes made to the front and rear bumpers, a slightly modified grill and revised lights.

The overall styling is reminiscent of the Mazdaspeed RX-8 concept which first debuted back in 2005.

NEW AND FUTURE CARS: 2009 Toyota Supra

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Toyota insiders recognize that, to go up against established sports cars, their entry needs a compelling differentiating quality. "We want to do something original," says Hunter. "We asked ourselves, 'What can we do that no one else can do?' The answer was a hybrid." The FT-HS is a hybrid sports car--the name stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sports. Its powertrain marries a 3.5-liter V-6 with a new-generation hybrid system to provide a combined output of some 400 hp driving the rear wheels. The transmission would be an evolution of Toyota's current planetary CVT with discrete ratios selected via paddles.

It's rumored that the upcoming Lexus LF-A sports car also could offer a hybrid powertrain (in conjunction with a conventional V-8 or V-10), but the FT-HS doesn't share the platform of the Lexus. Size-wise, the two-plus-two is almost an exact overlay of the Nissan 350Z, a car that would be an obvious competitor, although, if you take the Supra's price at the time of its departure ($40,000) as a ballpark starting figure, the Toyota would be considerably more expensive.

The FT-HS would be dramatically cheaper than its performance targets, however, which include the Porsche 911, the Ferrari F430, and the Chevy Corvette. At this early stage, Toyota is sharing only one performance target: 0 to 60 mph in four seconds. This while providing fuel economy in the mid-20s. Toyota concept planner Chiharu Tamura says the company aims to provide both on-road and on-track ability in the FT-HS. The latter comes in part from a more potent regenerative braking system, which would capture more braking energy than Toyota's current hybrid system and would make that energy available for propulsion more quickly.

Despite the obvious weight penalty of a hybrid's battery pack, the hybrid performance concept has more credibility than perhaps even Calty realizes: FIA president Max Mosley continues to discuss fitting regenerative braking and energy storage devices to Formula 1 cars by the end of the decade.

As with the powertrain, the goal of the design was to be unique. Again, Toyota took inspiration from its hybrids, namely the iconic Prius's peaked-roof profile. That triangular theme repeats itself throughout the FT-HS's dramatically creased exterior and into its cabin as well. The FT-HS further advertises its hybrid powertrain with its peek-a-boo hood, which features a hole through which one sees the engine cover with its Hybrid Synergy Drive logo. Calty's Erwin Lui likens it to the shaker hood scoops of an earlier era. Another styling element that relates to the hybrid system are the flying buttress C-pillars, which are similar to those of the Ferrari 599GTB. Here, they direct cooling air to the car's rear-mounted battery pack.

Like every other concept car, the FT-HS incorporates a number of gee-whiz features. The most obvious is the roof. A large, opaque panel slides rearward, like Porsche's 911 Targa, but it then pivots down to allow visibility to the rear. The two-plus-two becomes a two-place sports car when the roof is open.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Not the Prettiest Car You Are Ever Likely to See

By Shrawan Raja
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Anyone who loves his/her old car can almost sympathize with what this owner was trying to do. We all have got a tendency to give an aging car a new life by adding a decal, a new paint job, or even after-market parts like spoilers and scooped hoods. However, the owner of this wretched car likely had something else on his mind.

We don’t understand what he was trying to do, however exactly like us, he shouldn’t have been very pleased with the outcome. The car has been cloaked with the grisly paint and excess fat to such a degree that it’s unidentifiable and terribly frightening. If you have a name for this car, let us know by logging it in the comments section.

Top ten sexy car for women

By Simona Alina
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What do women want? it seems that not only Tom Cruise has an answer to the question, but also Road & Travel Magazine wich has has released its 10th annual "Sexy Car Buyer’s Guide,” which aims to identify the “sexiest, hottest, wildest wheels” on the road. The final cut includes cars like the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and a newcomer to the list — the newly released Pontiac Solstice.

How thwy were chosen, simple, by the pure sex appeal. Increasingly, women are buying sports cars, and in doing so they are making a strong statement about their independence, says editor in chief Courtney Caldwell.

“Years ago, the sports car was something that was way out of the reach of most women, but now those cars have become more affordable, and these days more women are college-educated, and they are earning larger salaries. So we are seeing more of them purchase sports cars instead of simply admiring them from afar,” Caldwell said.

10 Worlds Fastest Cars

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Supercars and high speed are a part of every car enthusiast’s fantasy. They are like endangered species rare enough to keep attracting our attention over and over again and never let us get bored with them. But, which ones are the fastest ones? What method should be used to classify their performances?
The top speed is one of the constant measurements, but most companies are not able to provide such data with absolute certainty, since it is hard to reach conditions for the maximum speed of the car to be measured. Other important elements are acceleration of up to 100 or 200 km/h, time needed for one kilometer or a quarter of a mile drive, etc.

Still, the best speed test proved to be the time needed for a car to accelerate from the standing start to 100 miles per hour (160km/h), and then to stop immediately. Such measurement enables an ideal ratio of necessary performance which characterizes a car as the fastest one.

10. Lamborghini Gallardo 13.65 secs

In the 0-100-0 mph race Lamborghini Gallardo is faster than its bigger and stronger brother by three hundredths of a second, primarily because of its lower weight. Gallardo is powered by 5.0 liter V10 engine which provides 520 hp, which scorches it from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds.

9. Porsche 911 Turbo 12.5 secs

Thanks to its sophisticated integral drive which limits wheel sliding, new ‘turbo’ successfully transfers its 480 hp to the ground and proves that power is not the most important.

8. Caterham CSR260 11.95 secs

British Caterham has always been known as one of the fastest cars in the world (0-60 mph in 3 seconds). It is not surprising since its mass and power ratio wouldn't put super sports motorcycle to shame. CSR 260 is powered by a 2.3 liter engine which provides 250 hp and weighs 555 kilograms which is approximately 0.5 hp per kilogram.

7. Pagani Zonda 11.8 secs

An Italian with a German heart is one of the most extravagant supercars of a mass production. Its Mercedes AMG 7.3 liter V12 engine provides 555 hp, sufficient to accelerate from standing start to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and develop maximum speed of 220 mph.

6. Porshe Carrera GT 11.6 secs

The strongest mass production Porsche of all times with the centrally positioned 5.7 liter V10 engine is one of the technologically most advanced GT cars ever made. The car is almost completely made out of carbon fibers and composite materials, and after 1,270 cars were soled recently it became one of the most successful super cars of all times.

5. McLaren F1 LM 11.5 secs

A car created for only one reason – to be the fastest one. The uncompromising creation process provided it such title for ten years during which it remained unbeatable by the competition. Its BMW gold-plated V12 engine (for better cooling) provides 627 horsepower. The maximum measured speed is 240 mph.

4. Ferrari Enzo 10.9 secs

The fastest Ferrari of all times was named after the founder of a legendary Italian manufacturer. Until recently the fastest car in the world was first beaten by the legendary McLaren F1 in all categories from acceleration to maximum speed. Only 399 Ferrari Enzos were produced.

3. Ariel Atom 10.88 secs

For the price of one Carrera GT you can buy a dozen of this auto brand. Atom is manufactured by a small British company from Somerset with only about ten employees. Its Honda engine, taken over from Civic Type-R, is supplemented by mechanical supercharger which provides 300 hp. Having in mind that Atom weighs only 456 kilograms, its acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds is not surprising.

2. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 9.9 secs

A car which redefined the terms used to describe supercars. While its competitors have narrow, noisy and too heated interiors, Veyron provides comfort and enjoyment to two passengers, characteristic of the most luxurious limousines. Veyron weighs almost two tons, which makes it the heaviest car on the 10 fastest cars list. Still, its weight does not prevent it from giving 0-100-0 mph a time of less than 10 seconds with the maximum speed of 253 mph, which is why until recently it was the fastest car in the world. It is all because of its sophisticated integral drive and unique W16 engine which provides 1001 horsepower.

1. Ultima GTR 9.4 secs

Less than a two months ago a small British car company represented its version of ultimate race car for the road drive based on Chevrolet V8 engine which provides 730 hp and entered the Guinness Book of World Records beating the Veyron’s time by five hundredths of a second. 720 GTR scorches from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in 5.3 seconds, and brakes to 0 in 3.6 seconds (not including drivers reaction time). No traction control devices or ABS braking aids were used.

Top 10 Scary Cars

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi, Car Talk
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1969 Ford Mustang - Scary for: Bystanders and other drivers

Looks like an early Ford Mustang, right? It is, on the outside anyway. The inside, however, is all Ford Falcon, a pedestrian vehicle if ever there was one. So what, you say? Well, drop a Boss V-8 into a Ford Falcon and what do you get? An overpowered car that doesn't have the shocks, brakes or structural rigidity to turn or stop well. In other words ... look out!

1969 Pontiac Trans Am - Scary for: Bystanders and other drivers

Garish? Sure, but that's not our complaint. This was the height of muscle-cardom. This was when American car manufacturers figured out how to make humongous, powerful engines. Sadly, they hadn't yet figured out how to do handling, so you had an overpowered rear-wheel-drive car with no weight in the rear end. As a result, when there was half a drop of rain on the ground this thing spun around like Dizzy Dan from the Battling Tops. Anything but perfect weather, and it was totally uncontrollable.

1971 Ford Pinto - Scary for: Firefighters and plastic surgeons

What could possibly be scarier than a car endorsed by both the Shriners' Burn Ward Fundraising Division and the League of Asbestos-Clothing Manufacturers? These cars had an unfortunate tendency to explode when hit from behind, since that's where the gas tank was located. Ford did eventually fix the problem, but the damage was done, so to speak. Being anywhere near a Pinto still gives us visions of Robert Duvall calling in airstrikes in "Apocalypse Now."

1973 Volkswagen Microbus - Scary for: Drivers

Here's a scary idea: Design a car so the occupants' legs are the very first line of defense in a frontal crash. Then add poor stability. Shaped like a pizza box standing on end, the Microbus blew around on the highway like Calista Flockhart in a wind tunnel. Drivers never had time to worry about these issues, though; they were too busy trying to keep themselves warm in the chilly Bus.

1974 Volkswagen Thing - Scary for: Onlookers

Just take a gander at this. No wonder they named it the Thing; it was styled by the same guy who invented the cookie sheet. Thankfully, they rusted quickly enough that few remain to invoke PTSD for former owners.

1980 Chevrolet Monza - Scary for: Mechanics

The Monza was designed as an economy car, so it was built to have a four-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, when sales slowed down, some geniuses at Chevy decided that what the Monza needed was a V-8, so they shoehorned one in there. The result? Half the spark plugs are almost impossible to reach; to get at them you need rappelling equipment and an air chisel. Whenever one of these beauties reared its ugly grille in front of the garage, every mechanic with more than six weeks' experience would go running for the men's room and lock the door

1986 Suzuki Samurai - Scary for: Drivers

Rolling over is fine if you've got personal knowledge of Knuckles Goldberg's wrongdoings and you're heading into the witness protection program. Rolling over at 70 miles per hour on asphalt, when you're swerving to avoid an errant chipmunk? Not so good. These cars were cheap, so they were purchased mostly by young drivers — the people most likely to end up hanging from the seat belt with four wheels in the air. Scarier still, the Samurai wasn't that much worse than other SUVs of the era.

1987 Ford Festiva - Scary for: Drivers

Take a good look at this car. Kind of small, wouldn't you say? Now imagine yourself in a Festiva surrounded by amphetamine-snacking tractor-trailer drivers. Going 75 miles per hour. At night. In the rain. Scared yet? We sure are. We once got in trouble for saying this car came right from the factory with a funeral wreath on the grille.

2004 Hummer H1 - Scary for: Society, the environment and therapists

When you stop to think about what kind of person would buy a Hummer, you begin to worry about the future of our country. This is a person who feels so inadequate inside that he has to drive around pretending the 82nd Airborne will be backing him up in his next argument over a parking space. On the environmental side, the Hummer burns through resources like there's no tomorrow. And if enough idiots keep driving them, there won't be.

2005 Pontiac Aztek - Scary for: Onlookers

Well, now we know where the designers of the Volkswagen Thing went to work after VW canned their sorry butts. Take a good look at this vehicle — it's a tribute to the art of unfortunate compromises. Someone at GM said "take a minivan, whack off a few corners and make something we can call a utility vehicle." The car itself was not bad — rather utilitarian, actually — but it pinned the needle on the visual pollution scale.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

2009 Lexus ES 350

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The 2009 Lexus ES 350 should see no major changes after adding a new trim level to the lineup in 2008. The Pebble Beach Edition will offer three exclusive colors and seven-spoke 17-inch wheels along with special badging and interior trim. The ES remains essentially a luxury version of the Toyota Camry; Lexus is Toyota's premium division. The ES 350 is powered by a 272-hp 3.5-liter V6. The sole transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, an antiskid system, front side airbags, curtain side airbags, rear side airbags, and front knee airbags. Lexus's Pre-Collision System, which readies airbags, seatbelts, and brakes when sensors detect a skid or imminent crash, is optional. It's paired with adaptive cruise control.

Wood interior trim and a sunroof are included, but leather upholstery is optional. Other options include the Ultra Luxury Package with a "panorama" glass roof, a navigation system with a rearview camera, and steering-linked headlamps. This report is based on evaluations of the 2008 ES 350.