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Tired of Stripped or Broken wheel studs?

ARP extended wheel studs

Are you tired of broken, or stripped wheel studs? That moment you realize you only have four and half holding your new wheel on. That gut wrenching feeling that more will be breaking at any time. Aftermarket wheel studs are one of the most over looked modifications. Over time your current wheel studs will be subjected to repeated torque cycles, laterally forces from cornering, thousands of heat cycles, and the possibility of improper torque. Most aftermarket studs will exceed the tensile strength of the factory 10 fold. Experts in the aftermarket fastener industry are ARP. They produce a 8740 chromoly steel, cadmium plated, tensile strength of 200,000 psi replacement, to ensure your safety during harsh laterally driving situations. Also ARP wheel studs have a “bullet” end to ensure you do not cross thread your lug nuts. Found here This is experienced in hard cornering, and launches. Also it is advised with wider wheel widths, to replace your factory wheel studs due to the increased stress they will cause. Keep in mind factory wheel studs are designed with the intention or using factory wheel sizes, tire sizes, and offsets. Like most performance modifications, supporting modifications are recommended to ensure safety. That way you can drive with confidence ripping through the canyons on those weekend cruises, or just whipping around some corners on your daily drive. For those more track focused, there is now a 1.5 thread option instead of the standard 1.25. So what does that mean.. well it means the threads are further apart and not as fine. Giving you more bite for when you torque down you lugs. Learn more 

Links to products

Shop Extended 1.25 ARP Studs (Normal FR-S/BRZ/86 Thread Pitch)

Shop 1.5 Thread Pitch (Not Standard , Will require new 1.5 Lugs)

Shop Lug Nuts

 

ARP extended wheel studs

ARP extended wheel stud

Individual throttle bodies, and more boost for 2018.

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Sema 2017 recently rolled through our home town of Las Vegas. Bringing together the industries leading manufactures displaying innovating new products. Our Team got a first hand look at what is in store for the 86 platform. Leading the charge is Greddy Peformance.

Greddy has conducted extensive R & D to find new ways to improve the performance of the FA 20. One example are these individual throttle bodies.

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The individual throttle bodies have shown dyno proven gains on both N/A, and boosted applications. The individual throttle bodies are synchronized to one another to ensure optimal air flow. Ken Gushi has been conducting real world testing with his daily driven, Greddy turbo charged 86 for the duration of the R & D process. Release is slated for 2018, we will have these available for purchase as soon as Greddy launches them.

Check out more images here on the ITB

For those seeking a new turbo option that can accommodate stock internals, greddy has the  answer in their Tuner turbo kit GTX 2871R. At first look, we noticed the manifold piping has changed from its predecessor, also the turbo size. This is a top mount turbo set up, suitable for fully built motors, and stock internal motors. Currently this kit is Installed on Noel Barnum’s Varis FRS, which was displayed in the spyder auto booth at SEMA 2017. Release date is slated for 2018, this kit will be available on our website at launch.

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Greddy has also fired back at the increasing number of titanium cat back options with their new RS Ti. No extensive information yet, but these cat back exhaust are slated to be released in 2018 as well.

Learn more….

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For those of you looking for a steering wheel replacement with style. Greddy has released an auto graphed series signed by Formula D driver Kenshiro (Ken) Gushi. These steering wheels are as stylish as they are functional. Currently live on our site, and ready to ship to your door.

click here for more info …

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Another company that caught our eye is Voodoo13. The parent Company (Autoline) is an Arizona based company Specializing in aftermarket performance suspension solutions for multiple platforms (K-Sport). All Voodoo13 products are made in the USA to MIL-SPEC standards to ensure the highest quality.

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1 example are these LCA for the 86 twins, they also offer trailing arms, end links, and a few other suspension components to ensure you have the best handling possible. These are also available in 3 color options

Mil Spec grip click here

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Shop our store for an extensive list of products for the 86/BRZ/FR-S Shop 86 Speed

 

 

Subie Invasion 2016

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Come see us!  We will have some giveaway items including banners and shirts and stickers. Subie Invasion is the place to be on Saturday After 2016 SEMA and After our Dyno Clinic Friday night

Hello everyone and welcome to the 13th annual Subie Invasion! Come join us this year on Saturday, November 5th, with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts as we race the day away with our host, Fast Lap Indoor Karting! This year we will have DJ Speed spinning the tunes, plenty of family fun contests throughout the day, and a go-kart Time Attack Tournament with custom trophy! Don’t forget our annual car show and raffle! We have an awesome list of vendors joining us this year so be sure to browse down vendor isle and grab a bite to eat from a few of our local food trucks. If you are unfamiliar with who we are, this event has been hosted by our home grown grass roots community, Flat4LV, since back in the middle of the 2000’s. We can’t begin to thank everyone enough as we’ve grown and flourished throughout the years, and we definitely can’t thank the thousands of people whom have continued to show support! Without all of you, none of this would be possible. Again, be sure to mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen as this is truly going to be a show you don’t want to miss! Bring your best, these trophies are calling your name!

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Schedule of Events: 8AM: Registration opens/Fast Lap Time Attack Tournament Begins 10AM: Registration closes! 11AM: Contest: Name That Part (w/ trophy “Know It All!”) – A bunch of random parts from various subaru makes, models, and years will be displayed. Contestants will fill out a sheet with a certain amount of time to do so. No help with cell phones, etc. Contestant with the most correct answers wins! 12PM: Exhaust Competition! 1PM: Contest: Best Rumble Rendition (w/ trophy “Sound of My People!”) – Contestants will sit on an old subaru car seat, have a steering wheel and a shift knob, and they must do their best to impersonate a subaru banging through the gears and the sound of the rumble, exhaust, etc. Best rendition wins! 1:30PM: Fast Lap Time Attack Tournament Ends 2PM: Awards and Trophy Announcements 3PM: Raffle Time!

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Competition Classes

Best ’93-’01 Impreza/GV

Best ’02-’03 Impreza/WRX/STI

Best ’04-’05 Impreza/WRX/STI

Best ’06-’07 Impreza/WRX/STI

Best ’08-’14 Impreza/WRX/STI

Best ’15-’16 Impreza/WRX/STI

Best Legacy

Best Forester

Best Outback

Best BRZ/FRS

Best Other (Tribecca, Crosstrek, XT, SVX, Justy, Brat, etc.)

Best Old School

Best Rally/Race Car

Best Wheel and Tire Packages

Best Club Representation

Down and Dirty! (Dirtiest Subaru)

Time Attack Tournament 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Exhaust Competition Champion

Smarty Pants! (Name That Part Contest)

Sound of My People! (Best Rumble Rendition Contest)

 

For more info Visit SUBIE INVASION hosted by Flat4LV