Vauxhall Insignia Free Flow Panel Filter

Performance filtration specialists Pipercross have provided the perfect breathing solution for all Vauxhall Insignia models; their bespoke panel filter.

Designed to fit into the factory airbox as a direct replacement for the OEM paper unit, The Pipercross filter has been designed up to a desired quality, rather than down to a designated price. Flowing over 30% more air than the factory part, this beautifully made filter can make significant improvements in power, torque and driveability and comes with a full lifetime warranty to give decades of faithful service.

The unique multi-layered foam construction not only means a higher rate of flow, it also mean that, compared to even the leading cotton-gauze replacements, Pipercross foam filters can go for up to three times longer before needing any servicing or cleaning. This can be done indefinitely for the life of the filter.

Priced at just £34.11, it makes the perfect first modification for any Vauxhall, and flows stronger.. for longer!

For more details on the 3,000 vehicles covered by the Pipercross range, please visit or call the team on 01604 707750.

Lexus IS200 Lowering Springs – Lex Appeal

The Lexus IS200 is widely regarded as the car that showed the BMW 3 series the way home. A superb mix of refinement, equipment and ride wrapped in a great looking package. To that list of credentials, you can now add ‘handling’ thanks to the latest performance spring kit from Cobra Suspension.

The precision-wound kit drops the lofty Lexus down by approximately 40mm, making it look rather more suitable for the track than the golf club. Thanks to its new found lower centre of gravity, turn-in and handling are greatly improved, with ride quality left almost untouched.

The manufacturing process behind each kit sets it apart from the competition. Each spring is cold-wound from high tensile Chromium–Silicone wire before being shot-peened for longevity and then finished with a phosphate treatment and baked-on resin powder coating, for a hard corrosion resistant shell. The Cobra kits also come with an unparalleled lifetime warranty against breakage, making them unique in the UK marketplace.

For enthusiasts searching for the pinnacle in handling and adjustability, Cobra also offer their Evo 3 coilover kit for the car which offers massive ride adjustments of up to 60mm, plus full bump and rebound incremental damping on a stainless steel body for just £1311.18 + VAT. This kit is aimed squarely at the fast road and track day enthusiast and offers the ability for full corner-weighting and precise chassis set-up.

So if you want the luxury and refinement of Toyota’s finest marque, combine with tenacious road-holding and an all-important improvement in stance and visual appeal – and for just £146.00 + VAT, click to or call the team on 01530 517920.

New Alloy Wheel for the GTR from Dotz

Automotive artisan Dotz has released yet another stunning wheel design into the market. The GTR, their latest deep-dish design, offers a stunning 6-spoke profile, combined with the perfect dish and the all-important deep lip.

As its Eastern good-looks suggest, the wheel is aimed squarely at the Jap and tuner markets, but its superbly understated visage means it will doubtless be a hit in the VAG scene, with fitments being available for all of the usual suspects.

Size wise, you’re spoilt for choice, with staggered 18” offered in either 7.5” or 8” widths and 19” diameter available in both 8.5” and 9.5”. All are available from stock immediately here in the UK. Prices start from £118 + VAT for the 7.5” x 18”

For more details of the Dotz range, or Alcar’s extensive portfolio of wheel designs, please click to or call 01622 713800