| » RSS FEED |
| » Stats |
Members: 33,790 |
Top Poster: Haltech (78,611)
|Welcome to our newest member, mtbarber85 || |
| » Welcome To Mazdaspeed Forums |
| » Mazdaspeed Product Reviews |
| Corksport Brakes Pads - Mazdaspeed 3 |
May 11, 2013 - 4:17 PM - by Haltech |
For anyone who has owned a Gen 1 or Gen 2 Mazdaspeed3 for any amount of time who enjoys spirited street driving will tell you, the stock brakes can fade quickly and give you an E ticket ride. Although our cars come OEM with top rate Ferodo compound, our floating single piston calipers do not properly apply pad pressure to the rotor. We also see a lot of fade when you push the car hard with increased braking.
Ferodos OEM compound is not as aggressive as... [Read More]
12 Replies | 1,832 Views |
| SURE Motorsports - StreetUnit.com - Design Flaws,Danger And Part Failures! |
Feb 28, 2013 - 3:14 PM - by Haltech |
Hi, i'm Kevin Pugh, owner and founder of Mazdaspeed Forums. I created this forum in January 2008 for the purpose of providing an actual performance oriented tech site for force inducted Mazda's. MSF was created and still operates, as a NON Agenda site for the hardcore performance enthusiast. My overall goal was to create a site that keeps true enthusiast engaged, informed and TEACH them that damn near anything related to these cars, can be tackled in your own garage,... [Read More]
277 Replies | 40,773 Views |
| JBR Motor Mounts |
Mar 04, 2012 - 10:41 PM - by Sacrilicious |
| Introduction |
James Barone Racing is a relatively new name to the Mazda aftermarket. Jamie has been making quality products for the Mazda market since September 2009. Today, we will be reviewing a full set of his 80a durometer motor mounts for the Mazdaspeed 3 (Gen 1 and Gen 2). Since there has already been a MSF review done on the CP-E mounts, this review will only have limited coverage of the installation process. In addition to the installation tutorial in the existing MSF review, very thorough instructions are available here at the JBR... [Read More]
4 Replies | 14,981 Views |
| Custom Performance Engineering Billet Motor Mount System |
Mar 27, 2011 - 11:36 AM - by MSF Editor |
Review Written By Lenny127 | Edited By Haltech
We have finally received the much anticipated set of motor mounts from Cp-e. The set consists of the Rear Motor Mount (that has been out on the market for a while) and the newly released... [Read More]
15 Replies | 19,859 Views |
| » News |
| Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Viper Defender from '90s TV show |
May 24, 2013 - 4:50 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Coupe, Auctions, Chevrolet, Dodge, TV/Movies |
As car lovers, it's always hard to find a good television show with decent cars, but what the 1990s show Viper lacked in acting, scripting and plot, it more than made up for with cool cars. For starters, the lead car was a Dodge Viper RT/10, but, on screen, it was able to morph into its "Defender" mode making it an armored coupe with a full arsenal of weapons.
Fortunately, you don't have to be a fan of the bad show to love its lead car, and if you really want one, a Defender is up for auction right now on eBay. According to the listing, this car is the real deal - not a clone - and it comes with a V8 engine (not sure what happened to the V10?) and plenty of swag and memorbilia. No word on its actual asking price, but with a day left and 42 bids already, the reserve has not been met at $133,400. The listing does add that this same car was listed at Mecum back in 2010, but did not get sold, even with a bid of $270,000.eBay Find of the Day: Viper Defender from '90s TV show originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 May 2013 19:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink | Email this | Comments
0 Replies | 11 Views |
| Report: Strong auto sales predicted for Memorial Day weekend [w/poll] |
May 24, 2013 - 4:10 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Car Buying |
Generally speaking, holiday weekends are always good for auto sales, but the Detroit Free Press says that dealers are expecting to do exceptionally well during this year's three-day Memorial Day weekend. Even better, forecasts have 2013 new-car sales being the best the industry has seen since 2002 - predictions are hovering between 15 million and 16 million units for the year.
Leading this rebound is the fact that construction and home-building industries are picking back up, which is an especially good sign for truck sales. The article points out that truck buyers tend to fare particularly well during Memorial Day weekend, as prices are usually discounted around 20 percent. The final bit of good news in the story - for the industry - is that this year's average price of newly purchased vehicles is $28,921, which is not only up from last year, but also the highest total ever for the month of May.
Strong auto sales predicted for Memorial Day weekend [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 May 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink | Email this | Comments
0 Replies | 4 Views |
| Report: Automakers donating money, vehicles and supplies to Oklahoma tornado relief effort |
May 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Etc., Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen |
Judging by the destruction the Oklahoma City area experienced earlier this week, residents are going to need a lot of help in coming months. Fortunately, a number of automakers - including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Honda and Toyota - have stepped up to donate money, supplies and vehicles to aid in the recovery and rebuilding processes.
Here's a quick rundown of which automakers have pitched in and what each contributed so far:
Continue reading Automakers donating money, vehicles and supplies to Oklahoma tornado relief effort
- Ford Motor Company has donating $250,000 and a Transit Connect to the American Red Cross, and it will match all other donations made to the Red Cross (up to $250,000) using a special URL tied to the latter's website (link here). Additionally, its local Oklahoma dealers have thrown in an extra $150,000 for the United Way and the automaker will be offering an extra $500 toward the purchase of a new Ford vehicle.
- GM has given $50,000 and a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado to a Detroit-area charity called Forgotten Harvest, which has set up a campaign called "Help 4 Oklahoma" to bring food, medical and hygiene products to the area.
- Chrysler is donating $100,000 to First Response Team of America - a nonprofit that assists first responders and helps with disaster cleanup.
- Toyota has announced that it is donating $250,000 to restore food service to the area, small businesses revitalization and home rebuilding, and in addition to this amount, it will also be matching employee contributions.
- The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Honda is donating generators to the Red Cross - a big advantage of having a power equipment division.
- Volkswagen says it made a $250,000 donation to the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, but it isn't clear if that was a combined donation or that much was given to each organization. VW is also matching the funds of its employees.
Automakers donating money, vehicles and supplies to... [Read More]
0 Replies | 8 Views |
| Official: Need For Speed Rivals announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4 [w/video] |
May 24, 2013 - 2:20 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Videos, Ferrari, Toys/Games |
Fresh from critical praise for the last installment in the series, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Electronic Arts has formally announced that Need For Speed Rivals will be the next title in the series. Set to hit stores on November 19, the game will also be the first Need For Speed to be available on next-generation consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4, as well as the current Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
The "rivals" in question for this NFS title are, of course, cops and street racers - nothing new there - but the gameplay is apparently getting a makeover. Players may choose to be racers, and live the life of evading cops, gaining infamy, videoing their slipperiest moves and earning Speed Points. They might also choose to play on the side of law enforcement; attaining higher ranks and faster police cars with more and increasingly challenging busts.
One big innovation in Rivals will be the use of a new play system called AllDrive. The concept is that a player can seamlessly move from playing in single player mode, to playing online with friends, without having to wait in a lobby or move through a menu interface. The game will merge one's play from single to multiplayer as your friends across the web go on and offline, and you can choose to interact with them or not, as you like.
One more item of note: Ferrari will be making its return to the NFS world in Rivals. The following press release mentions that the game has booked Ferrari for this new title, specifically calling out the F12 Berlinetta as being invited to the party. Continue on below for the official press release, as well as a short video teaser of the new game.Continue reading Need For Speed Rivals announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4 [w/video]
Need For Speed Rivals announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4 [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 May 2013 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink | Email this | Comments ... [Read More]
0 Replies | 17 Views |
| Spy Shots: Next-gen Toyota Prius spied inside and out |
May 24, 2013 - 1:50 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Spy Photos, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota |
Toyota has built itself into the industry's standard-bearer when it comes to hybrids, and it isn't going to let the poster child for gas-electric vehicles get stale on the market. These spy shots captured in California are our first good look at the next-generation Prius, which could come to market wearing a 2015 model year designation.
Even though it looks like Toyota may have blown its annual camouflage budget on this mule, we can clearly see that it will have the same iconic half-moon design that has been with the car since 2003. If so, this goes against reports from last year that suggested the car would be getting a different look inspired by the 2013 NS4 Concept. Although, this could also indicate that the Prius family will continue to grow - adding a new sedan - to the existing Prius C, Prius V and Prius Plug-In lineup.
These spy shots also give us an indication as to what the interior will look like, with a more stylish three-spoke steering wheel and an instrument panel design that sort of reminds us of a BMW. On the other hand, all the tape, cobbled together pieces and lack of space for a center stack display screen has us thinking this isn't what the final product will resemble.
As for what will be powering the 2015 Prius, we hear that updated versions of the current electric system and engine will be employed, but it will carry over the nickel metal hydride batteries found in today's model. Still no word on the rumored possibility of all-wheel-drive system, either. In addition to a new design and updated powertrain, it sounds like production of the next-generation Prius could be making a move to the US, joining the line at Toyota's Tupelo, MS plant.Next-gen Toyota Prius spied inside and out originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 May 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink | Email this | Comments ... [Read More]
0 Replies | 33 Views |
| Video: Aston Martin teases something very fast |
May 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM - by Haltech |
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Aston Martin, Luxury |
Aston Martin has released a short teaser video entitled Coming Soon that features the image above near its close. Based on the profile and the hood intakes, the short money is on this being the V12 Vantage S, since the standard model has yet to earn the addition of the 19th letter of the alphabet. It looks like there might also be a new roof treatment on the car in the video, but that could merely be a trick of the light.
It probably won't be long before we get another teaser or the genuine article revealed. For now, there's the video below provided for your sleuthing.Continue reading Aston Martin teases something very fast
Aston Martin teases something very fast originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 May 2013 15:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Permalink | Email this | Comments
0 Replies | 21 Views |