Forge Intake Pressure Compensation Valve

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Forge Motorsport has long been associated with clever, ground breaking innovations, but the company’s latest design is one of the smartest ideas to appear onto the automotive aftermarket for quite some time; the Intake Pressure Compensation Valve (IPCV) – an idea so ingenious that we have patented it!

Dump valves, Blow-off valves, call them what you will, but hopefully, we’re all reasonably familiar with the concept these components are a safe way of allowing excess boost to escape harmlessly when off-throttle, and holding the boost system tightly in check when mashing it into the carpet. Excess boost vents either to the atmosphere, with its familiar metallic sneeze, or for those that prefer their journey to sound a little more subtle, back to the low pressure side of the turbo circuit, depending on the type of valve you run.On cars with low or factory boost pressures, the spring or diaphragm inside these valves only has to be a fairly weak affair. This allows the valve to move quickly and freely, but with the downside that the valve is useless on a tuned or high-boost car. That lack of resistance simply won’t be able to keep the valve gas-tight as the boost pressure increases.

For tuners, the solution to that problem has been simple for many years now, simply up the spring rate inside the valve (diaphragms tend not be up to the job on tuned vehicles) to allow it to cope with the higher internal pressures created by the tuning process. This keeps the valve shut under load, but with the downside that response time is reduced thanks to the spring being stiffer, and therefore physically harder to compress.The fitment of the stronger spring can also limit the opening of the valve which restricts the volume of air it can flow. For this reason, most quality valves come with either a choice of springs or some kind of internal pre-load adjustment, in order to allow the tuner or owner to set the internal spring pressure to match their boost settings. (Want more? Click READ MORE) (more…)

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WCI MT-10 Cast Wheel

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The MT10 is a directional mesh wheel that is available in 18 and 19 inch. The wheels are directional and come with 2 lefts and 2 rights. Once on the car the wheels will face the same direction. This means that you can have the wheels point forward or backward once on the car. The wheel features an extreme concave design. The MT10’s that are 9.5 wide are more concave than the 8.5. Offset and bolt pattern do not change the concavity of the wheel, only the width. The MT10 is VIA and JWL approved. The MT10 features a sleek machined finish face with hyper silver powdercoated windows.

For more details visit – http://www.urotuning.com/MT10

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3sdm 0.04 Wheel Announced

Check out the latest wheel design from 3sdm, classic multi spoke design with a “twist”. The all new 0.04 3SDM wheel is a directional wheel which means the left and right wheels face opposite directions! This is unprecedented for a cast wheel.

Available in 18″ and 19″ diameters in 5×100, 5×112 and 5×120 bolt patterns.

We are currently expecting all 5×112 sizes to be available to ship late February or early March.

For more details on the all new 3sdm 0.04 visit : www.urotuning.com/3sdm004

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Volkswagen Golf Family Named Motor Trend 2015 Car of the Year

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Herndon, VA / Los Angeles, CA — Motor Trend, one of the world’s premier automotive authorities, today named the Volkswagen Golf family—Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI® Clean Diesel, Golf GTI and e-Golf models—as the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year.

“VW floored our judges by reimagining the seventh generation Golf for nearly every need and want,” said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Ed Loh. “From the value-laden Golf 1.8T and high-MPG Golf TDI to the legendary hot hatch GTI and all-electric e-Golf, there truly is a Golf for everyone.”

The 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year award was presented to Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, during an announcement Thursday morning.

“Volkswagen is extremely proud to receive this prestigious award,” said Horn. “This recognition from Motor Trend is a testament to the versatility of the Golf family and the quality and value these cars offer in the compact hatchback segment.”

Motor Trend’s Car of the Year program is open to … (more…)

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VW Golf R420: why Volkswagen is readying a super-Golf GTI

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Yes, you read that right: next year you’ll be able to buy a super-Golf with more than 400bhp. And you can read more about this story in the November 2014 issue of CAR magazine out now.

VW Golf R420: the lowdown

Although not yet officially confirmed by Volkswagen, CAR magazine can reveal that the muscular Golf R400 will enter full series production in 2015.

This will be the first road car in the VW empire to premiere the high-output 2.0-litre turbo engine already seen in Audi’s TT420 concept car.

Final power outputs are not yet known, but CAR expects somewhere between 400-414bhp, sent to all four wheels to stop the front wheels lighting up at every traffic lights.

Design, spec of new 2105 Golf R420

Don’t worry: there is no Max Power bodykit …. (more…)

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AWE Tuning Exhaust System, Mk7 GTi

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Producing an exhaust system for Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI was no easy feat. Luckily we already have four generations of GTI under our belts.

Merging decades of experience with hundreds of hours of prototyping, engineering, dyno testing and daily usage evaluation has output an exhaust system that is the ultimate compliment to GTI lineage. With options to go around, this is AWE Tuning’s finest GTI exhaust to date.

What may look like a simple design is actually one of our most comprehensive engineering feats to date. The exhaust is three simple parts, making it one of the easiest systems to install. The reconfiguration of the flex pipe on the Performance Downpipe ensures that stress goes where it should. And no spacers. And no exhaust paste needed. The list goes on. This exhaust offering is something special.

More details about the AWE Mk7 GTi Exhaust here – http://www.urotuning.com/AWE-Tuning-Exhaust-System-Mk7-GTi-p/awe-mk7gti-exhaust.htm

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Volkswagen E-Golf Recognized as Most Efficient Compact EV

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the compact, fully electric 2015 e-Golf has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent* (MPGe), and given a range of up to 83 miles. Compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make the e-Golf the most efficient car in its class for the 2015 model year.

The 2015 e-Golf is Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. market. Although Volkswagen has sold more than 30 million Golf models worldwide, this is the first zero tailpipe emissions, fully electric version of the car. It is also part of Volkswagen’s Think Blue® holistic approach to sustainability and efficiency…. (more…)

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