Cobra Vectra C Spring Kit Out Now!
The launch of the latest Insignia range has caused ripples of excitement throughout the motor industry. Its elder sibling, the Vectra C, still has plenty of fight left in it however, and thanks to Cobra Suspension, now has the cornering prowess to run rings round the new upstart.
The new Cobra kit is available in different fitments to suit all variants and drops them all (5 door, Signum or Estate ) by a tasteful and practical 30mm – more on the lesser engined variants. By lowering the car’s centre of gravity, both turn and traction mid corner are greatly improved whilst driver feedback and enjoyment are considerably heightened. Those looking for a true pan-scraping stance can specify the -45m versions, which still feature a progressive wind for comfort and control.
All Cobra springs are pre-fatigued to avoid the ‘sag’ more commonly associated with aftermarket suspension. They’re also electrostatically powder coated for a long life and rust free existence. This quality is backed by Cobra’s comprehensive 5 year warranty.
Despite the quality, the price weighs in at just £126.19 + VAT. A great way to make your Griffin spiffin’.
For more details please visit www.cobra-suspension.com or call Cobra on 01530 517920.
Eibach Re-introduce Golf Mk1 Anti-Roll Kit. Back By Popular Demand!
Suspension guru Eibach has turned the clock back – with the re-release of its VW Golf Mk1 Anti-Roll Bar Kit.
Originally launched in the mid ‘80s, the kit quickly became the modification of choice for the discerning ‘dubber. Thanks to Eibach’s unique OEM experience, the kit greatly enhances handling by keeping the car flatter in the corners, without ruining the ride quality.
The line was then dropped in 2008 during Eibach’s usual production streamlining process, but thanks to an overwhelming number of requests from tuners and enthusiasts, the German factory has decided to press the button once again on a strictly limited production run… of just FIFTY units!
‘That’s what I love about this company!’ explained Eibach’s UK’s Managing Director, Julian Gill. ‘We may be a global manufacturer producing production runs of tens of thousands at a time, but we’re still able to respond to the ‘little guys’ – the true enthusiasts that make the tuning scene what it is. Although we’re not putting the bars back into full volume production, the unprecedented demand that we have had for this Mk1 kit meant that if was feasible to create a special ‘one-off’ run to keep our customers happy. It’s all about them, after all!’
So if you want your Mk1 to handle like it’s on rails, get to your nearest Eibach dealer, sharpish! The complete kit is priced at £301.67 + VAT for both the front and rear bars, but, as the old adage says, when they’re gone.. they’re gone!
For more information, please visit www.eibach.co.uk or call the team on 01455 285851.
Performance filtration specialists Pipercross have added yet another core tuner car to their 3,000-strong model portfolio; the latest Ford Focus RS.
The torquey hot hatch has already achieved legendary status in its launch year, making it one of the most popular bases for tuners everywhere. The combination of Ford’s impressive power delivery and its impeccable road manners means that the Focus is a competent all-rounder on road or track.
Being a high-output, turbocharged engine, the Focus RS really responds well to breathing modifications, with a panel filter and exhaust upgrade often being the first improvements that owners make. The Pipercross filter is designed to be an exact replacement for the rather asthmatic factory paper filter and uses multiple foam layers to allow up to 30% more air flow through to the engine, improving power, torque and drive-ability over the stock set-up. Best of all, it’s made here in good old Blighty!
The Pipercross filter uses a unique semi-conical profile to allow a free flow of air around the entire circumference of the filter. Without this design feature, air is drawn through a focussed spot near the intake, negating the benefit of the higher flowing foam – a fact that has been lost on many of the RS filters currently available. As well as increased flow rate, thanks to its unique multi-laminated open cell polyurethane foam construction, the Pipercross upgrade can actually filter down to a much finer rate than the OEM part, preventing any foreign particles from entering the induction tract, meaning even greater protection for the RS engine. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.
Best of all, despite these impressive abilities, the Pipercross filter comes with a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned again and again for re-use, providing decades of faithful service and paying for themselves many times over.
The price is a credit crunching £42.54 + VAT. Bearing in mind that it’s the only one you’ll ever need – what are you waiting for?
For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.