Preview: 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

Bride Japan Partners Up

Late 2016 Bride Japan partnered up with the Dome Corporation, a company that focuses on building race cars in the Japanese GT divisions. Their main goal is to work in conjunction to release the worlds most advanced racing seats. It did not take long for this partnership to release quite the stunner.img_5823The Bride Hyper is an industry leading FIA approved racing seat for high performance racing, think profession JGTC requirements. The CFRP shell and aluminum seat bracket come in at an industry leading 16.2 kilograms.

 

Beatrush TAS Debut

For the first time Laile Corporation, the parent company of Beatrush, will be show casing their Subaru WRX STI VAB in the tuner show-case. You can expect a range of new goodies so check back to see a full list of products up for release!24268262642_43964761c2_o

 

The Return of the TE37

dura_555Two years back Rays Engineering showed a TE37 prototype featuring machined spokes which made the 22×9 wheel only 17 pounds. After some adjustments Rays settled on the new TE037 DURA which is a little more extreme than the original prototype. Big note to point out is that this new TE037 is constructed from A7075 versus A6061, which makes it that much better. All in all expect the TE037 to make a lot of waves.

2015 saw the emergence of the TE37 ULTRA, probably the closest iteration to the original TE37 since it was released 20 years back. While 20 and 19 inch sizes got the new treatment, 18’s were left out. saga_557Enter TE37 SAGA, these are exclusively 18 inch and come in all the sizes under the sun. And best of all this is pretty darn close to the OG model and comes standard with a Bronze finish. Pictures and full details are still up in the air, but expect more info this upcoming week!

 

Player 2 (Weds Wheels) Has Entered

Weds Wheels has been quietly building up quite the arsenal in it’s performance wheel line-up. To this day the TC-105N is the lightest cast wheel in the market (topping the all mighty Enkei RPF1), however their entire line-up featured Flow Formed Cast wheels only. This kept them out of certain high-end performance markets with the lack of forged options. 15874781_1332836920071537_7828604514629935141_oThis year that all changes, as WedsSport released the FT-117 (a Closed-Die Mold Form Forged wheel comparable to the likes of Rays and BBS). Sizing is currently slated for large performance vehicles, 20-inch sizing, but a forged wheel from WedsSports bodes well for future designs!

Trust Power: GReddy Japan

GReddy has been teasing their Sirius gauges for a year now, but this year they will be debuting the production models. The gauges feature a futuristic look that will make any build pop. They also come in a range of displays to suit nearly every need!12440438_942185555817957_4014169174829916915_oGReddy is also debuting a series of revised products for the Toyota 86 Kouki. Expect a range of goodies for performance catered specifically for the new Toyota 86.

Yokohama Wheels: Advan Racing Wheel Updates

Yokohama Wheels is not releasing any new wheels this year but they are updating sizes on several of their wheels. The Advan Racing GT is being released in 21 inch sizes, the RS-DF Progressive is being revamped for 19 inch sizes, and the RG-D2 are being released in 15, 16, and 17’s. Exact specs aren’t out yet, but you can expect more details soon!photo_0000_tas2016.png

 

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Volk Racing TE37 ULTRA Tourer

Hot off the press! Rays wheels does it again with a new iteration of the highly successful TE37 UTRA. The new TE37 ULTRA Tourer are exclusive to non-Japanese markets (finally we get something Japan does not HA) and were deigned with the Nissan GT-R in mind.

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So what makes these new TE37 special? The Tourer carry the same technology as the ULTRA Track Edition (Forged JWL R Spec-2, knurled barrel for wheel grip,  shaved and cliffed center design, etc) with some added benefits to push it’s performance even further. The wheel is finished with the Rays exclusive Formula Silver and the lip portion is Diamond Cut to give it a polished 2 piece look. The Volk Racing insignia is 3D machines into the spoke along with other markers to ensure this wheels’ quality and authenticity.

Price has not been released but you can expect something very soon!

2017 Preview: Enkei NT03-RR

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For 2017 Enkei has the new NT03RR in the works. The standard version is still available in the USA, but has been discontinued in Japan for over two year now. Given the popular design, Enkei decided to revive an old wheel program designed for the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 where special NT03 were engineered for the chassis. Code named the NT03-RR, these wheels took the engineering design to the limit, but due to the design limitations and technology at the time (about 15 years ago) the wheels were never mass produced.

The RR code name was eventually revived with the RS05-RR and GTC01-RR, so it’s only fitting that the NT03-RR be made. After all, they are the original design. Plus given the advancements in tech and manufacturing, the production can finally match the design!

OG Volk TE37: Special Batch

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20 years ago, RAYS Engineering debuted the original Volk Racing TE37 forged mono-block wheel. Little did they know this would become their flagship design and usher in an incessantly successful line of iterations; SL, RT, and ULTRA just to name a few.

However, despite all the in-house spin-offs and illegal imitations, the OG TE37 design still holds a certain je ne sais quoi that has never been replicated. Celebrate 20 years of success and own a set of iconic wheels with this limited run of 19-Inch TE37 Wheels!

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We are working with Rays Engineering to produce 10 sets of 19-Inch staggered Original TE37 Wheels. The specifications are staggered: 19×9.5 +22 5×114.3 and 19×10.5 +12 5×114.3 (370Z / G37 specs) with max concavity on both sizes and a slightly larger lip in the rear. These are original factory specs and discontinued a few years back so we are the only source for these now!

5 Sets are spoken for so if you are interested please let us know! The order has already been placed so it’s not an if, but when they will arrive. These are currently scheduled for January/February but we are expecting to be sold out well before then!  So don’t wait!

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The Case for Lowering Springs

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When lowering your vehicle, sometimes the cost effective solution is the best solution.

Aftermarket springs provide advantages that stock coils lack, primarily because manufacturers are more concerned with cost as opposed to performance. Just like coilovers and airbags, lowering springs provide improved aerodynamics by reducing the amount of air that passes below the car. A lowered car has a lower center of gravity which in turn improved tire traction, handling, and stability.

A lowering spring kit from KamiSpeed provides you with the the balance a set of coilovers or air bags can’t provide. Apart from the improved performance aspects, springs will maintain OE-like comfort all at an affordable price. Coilovers maximize performance but comfort and affordability is lost. Air bags maximize comfort and improve some performance but affordability is completely lost. Most importantly however, springs are readily available to fit most types of car models. Lexus, Honda, Infiniti, Subaru and Ford are just some of the name brands we cater to. Buy our high-quality lowering springs and give your car the OEM Plus boost it needs!

Why shop Kami Speed Exhaust Systems

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Are you looking to allow your engine to breathe easier and produce more power? Our aftermarket cat-back and turbo-back systems allow exhaust gases from your engine to escape quickly and more efficiently. There are a number of variables to consider when shopping for exhaust systems, and we have systems for everyone that include both cat-back exhaust and turbo-back exhaust. Each system frees up horsepower and is more durable than factory exhaust systems.

The stainless steel exhaust systems are made to last the lifetime of the car so you don’t have to worry about repairing or buying a replacement. Our selection of systems has something for all brands of car, including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru and more!

Shop our store for cat-back exhaust systems, and rest easy knowing you are getting the best in aftermarket performance quality. Whether you want an increase in horsepower or you’re just looking for a deeper growl in your exhaust note, we’ve got you covered.

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August Sales: GFB & SPC

Now until the end of the month save on Go Fast Bits and SPC Performance parts. There’s free shipping on orders over $149 from both brands, making that free shipping threshold $101 less than the usual rate!

Click on the banners bellow to proceed to the KamiSpeed site. And like always if you don’t see a product you need feel free to shoot support@kamispeed.com an email and we will make sure to add if for you!

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