Another 365 twists of the globe mean another SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. And another SEMA show means a few thousand new products, here whittled down to the top 15 that might have a chance at making it onto that whip of yours.
UNDER THE HOOD
GReddy ITB Conversion for Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ
GReddy wants you to know about all sorts of new things, like titanium exhausts to Civic turbo kits to signature steering wheels by way of drifter Ken Gushi. But it's the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ individual throttle body conversion kit you really need to know about, though, which features throttle bodies from Toyota's 20-valve 4A-GE engine along with a cast-aluminum manifold and piping, silicone couplers, and an air filter, all of which are designed to bolt into place and are compatible with the FA20's existing sensors. The system also has the ability to ditch its manifold and suck straight through a quartet of velocity stacks.
Vibrant Performance Titanium Components
When you're done fiddling around with more conventional fabrication materials like stainless steel, chrome-moly, or aluminum, it's time for you to explore titanium. Canadian-based Vibrant Performance now offers a full spread of titanium tubing, pie-cuts, tabs, U-bends, resonators, mufflers, and more, all of which you can use to put together the exhaust system of your dreams—provided you know how to handle that welder of yours.
Fujitsubo Super EX Exhaust Manifold for Nissan Skyline/Fairlady Z
High-end Japanese exhaust maker Fujitsubo's exhaust applications for classics like Nissan's S30-chassis Fairlady Z and Skyline, for example, aren't exactly new, but according to the company, a new push is being made to make sure people like you know these applications exist. That is, if you own an S30. Super EX exhaust manifolds are made from T-304 stainless steel and feature lightweight brackets and mandrel bends throughout for proper flow characteristics. The manifold's six-into-two design is made up of 45mm piping that merges into 45mm-50.8mm tubing and weighs just 8.7 kg. fujitsubo.co.jp
Borla Header for Subaru WRX
You still think of Borla as the American-made exhaust company that cares mostly about Camaros and Mustangs, and you're almost right. While all of that's true, Borla also wants to help cars like that Subaru WRX of yours breathe better, and to do that it's introduced its bolt-on header for '15-and-up models. The impending all-stainless-steel system is currently awaiting CARB-legality. borla.com
Injen Intercooler and Piping for Honda Civic Si
You don't have a Civic Type R, and that's entirely OK. Injen knows it won't take much to get something like, say, that 10th-generation Civic Si and its 1.5L turbo engine to beat that 306hp mark. It starts with its intercooler and piping kits that reduce heat soaking and intake air temperatures for more power and the ability to do so with less risk of detonation. injen.com
Deatschwerks Fuel Components
Fuel systems parts maker Deatschwerks let loose new goods ranging from its massively capable 415-lph in-tank fuel pump to compact-sized fuel pressure regulators to its own line of aluminum AN fittings, lines, and adapters. Deatschwerks says it currently offers more than 150 different part numbers, in NPT and metric thread pitches, and in -6, -8, and -10 sizes.
Optima Yellowtop Battery for H6/H7 DIN Sizes
Optima's updated the Yellowtop battery you've known about for years, this time offering it in DIN fitments, including H6 and H7. All that means to you is that, chances are, now there's a Yellowtop that's compatible with whatever it is you drive. And which means you can take advantage of Optima's flat-plate design that meets the same specifications that the brand's Spiralcell technology does and benefit from something that's three times more powerful than many OEM batteries.
INTERIOR AND ELECTRONICS
Bride A.i.R Series Seats
Remember that time you tried to fit aftermarket seats into a S2000? About that. Japanese seat maker Bride introduces a seat just for open-top two-seaters like Honda's roadster as well as other models, like the Miata. Bride's FRP-based A.i.R bucket seats feature an ultra-low design that suits taller drivers who'd otherwise have trouble with something like an S2000 and a streamlined shape that takes into account what happens to all of that airflow once that roadster's top has been let loose.
Hondata 50 State Legal FlashPro
For years, Hondata's FlashPro has been helping Honda owners do things like adjust fuel and ignition parameters and data log all of that and more by way of an OBDII diagnostic port connection and a laptop. The only problem is that tuning devices like FlashPro aren't always legal. Until now. The emissions-friendly version of FlashPro, which includes the same data-logging features as the original and is available for newer Hondas ranging from Accords to Civics to CRZs to Fits, is limited by what sort of tuning adjustments it's capable of making but still makes for a potent and entirely legal upgrade.
AutoMeter Ultra-Lite Digital Gauges
Chances are, if you bore witness to the import tuning revolution of the '90s, then you're familiar with things like uni-wipers, clear corners, and AutoMeter monster tachs, of which were often of the company's Ultra-Lite product line. The distinct, silver-faced instrument line was a mainstay among anybody who cared about things like knowing what their water temperature was or their boost pressure, and, today, is complemented by an all-digital replacement gauge that pays homage to the original.
FOOTWORK & CHASSIS
Tanabe Revel Touring Sports Dampers
Tanabe's latest entry-level coilover system doesn't sound entry level at all. The mono-tube dampers feature 32-way adjustability, pillow-ball upper mounts where applicable, Teflon thrust washers to help ward off spring binding during suspension travel, and what Tanabe says is a sporty yet compliant ride quality. Applications are available for everything from newer Civics and Accords to later model Zs, even the MKIV Supra. tanabe-usa.com
Honda HFP Parts
Your local Honda dealership isn't the first place you think of when you consider things like lowering springs and anti-sway bars for your 10th-generation Civic, but maybe it ought to be. Honda's HFP line of parts has matured from things like plastic trim garnishes to cross-drilled brake rotors, stiffened dampers and springs, even functional aero like front and rear spoilers that fit like you think they should.
TEIN EnduraPro Dampers
Bypass the stealership with TEIN's EnduraPro dampers. The OE-shaped shocks are designed to work with whatever factory springs you've got as well as your original upper mounts. Buy them by the set or get them one at time for replacing that lone blown shock you've been putting off. According to TEIN, even though its EnduraPro dampers look like your Civic's factory shocks (except they're green), they're valved to provide better ride quality and handling but without changing ride height.
SSR GT X03
What's SEMA without a new wheel release? We won't know so long as companies like SSR continue doling out new designs like its GT X03. The all-new, flow-formed wheel features two finishes—platinum silver and black graphite—and is available in 15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, and 19-inch diameters with bolt patterns ranging from 4x100 to 5x100 to 5x114.3 as well as in offsets that'll make just about any size fit the way they're supposed to. Complementing SSR's existing GT X01 wheel, the GT X03 features unique, weight-reducing cutouts along the spoke's internals and specialized notches along their faces, giving it a look exclusive to the wheel maker's latest five-spoke design.
Volk Racing released new takes on some of its classics, like the TE37 SAGA, TE037 Dura, and ZE40 Time Attack Edition, which pairs the already popular ZE40 with Volk's signature red pinstripe and black center. The SAGA simply modernizes the TE37 in terms of strength while the TE037 Dura is a wholly new design made of ultra-strong A7075 Duralumin and features strategically located pocket holes for weight reduction.