23 June 2011
I just want to quench a rumour in the bud- we are the sole
Unichip distributors in
Since last year we have been lifting the speedlimiter on the KB 360. I doubt that there is a car where we cannot do that :) The KB 360 & 6L Lumina share a similar ECU= tricky to chip. For both cars we have done Cams, Heads, Exhausts with headers & K&N. I need a KB 360 for development to get the fuelling right as the timing component has been sorted. The 6L Lumina I am not worried about, as they are few...
As is usual with any vehicle we do development on, is that the person has to work together with me, as we might see the "check engine" light coming on and possibly other weird things. Of course I will not charge for the development time but only the usual fees.
Some time ago I got in a Cruiser that had received a
full-house conversion in
years we have been offering upgraded Brakes & suspension to discerning
have realised there is a market for slightly
upgraded Brakes, as I have done on my Bantam & then there is a market
for the best, as we use on our Racing Vehicle.
Those who have supplied me the best in the past are now also supplying a
compound called Bendix Heavy Duty for the 4x4 market. I believe that I could be
doing good business in
Bendix Heavy Duty – is a premium Semi-Metallic compound that is designed to offer strong performance, excellent durability and good fade resistance for hardworking vehicles that drive in heavy city traffic, carry heavy loads or tow regularly. This compound is ideal for any vehicle that experiences frequent braking under load. The pads feature an insulation layer between the friction material and the backing plate that reduces heat transfer to the caliper and brake fluid under heavy braking. Also featured is a unique titanium layer on the surface of the friction material that raises the friction level during the initial bed-in period for the first 50-100km’s (30-60 miles) after fitment and speeds up the bed-in process. Bendix Heavy Duty is a premium workhorse material that offers strong brake performance over a wide temperature range while often lasting up to twice as long as many original equipment or aftermarket pads.
The All Terrain™ discs feature six curved slots in the friction face of the disc. In cross-section, the slots are wider and feature a radial profile, when compared to the parallel walls of the narrower slots on the Pro Street™ and Die Hard™ disc designs. The result is that dirt and mud, that may be encountered in off-road conditions, is far less likely to clog up the slots and reduce brake efficiency. The discs are directional and the curved slots are designed to move debris such as sand, mud, water and ‘dead’ pad material to the outside diameter of the disc. The slots run out at the edge of the disc to allow for this debris to be efficiently cleared from the disc / pad interface. The result is excellent brake consistency in wet, dusty or muddy conditions. Serious off-road enthusiasts will really appreciate these details when tackling steep descents after driving through wet or muddy terrain!
Of course 4x4 / SUV owners tend to drive long stretches of open road in order to get to their off-road destinations. Often these vast open spaces are covered at considerable speed in vehicles that are loaded to the limit with passengers, luggage, accessories, fuel and water. It is also common for 4x4 owners to substantially increase their vehicle’s power outputs. This additional weight and power places massive strain on the vehicle’s stock brake components and can result in dangerous brake fade when braking from high speeds.
Brake fade is predominantly caused by two factors. The first being friction gasses that form when pad bonding agents burn up and turn to gas at high disc temperatures. These gases can form a barrier layer between the disc and pad, hereby reducing brake efficiency. The second cause of brake fade is pad friction materials that are simply not designed to operate at the elevated disc temperatures (above 350 deg C) encountered under heavy consecutive braking with a heavy vehicle. The slots machined into the face of the All Terrain™ discs act as gas relief pathways that efficiently channel away friction gasses resulting in substantially reduced brake fade. These discs should cost between 950 and 1300 N$ for most common 4X4’s
New Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara All
Terrain kits. Improve braking and extend disc and pad life by a considerable
margin over the OE components. This kit will provide a genuine 20-25%
improvement in braking and is perfectly usable both on and off-road. The
carefully designed All Terrain slot pattern is designed to keep the discs
clean in muddy off-road conditions.
Nissan Navara - R4,275 incl VAT for the kit
Available now for Chev Lumina 5.7L, Subaru WRX/STI, Focus ST225, Mazda3 MPS, Alfa 147 and Alfa 156.
R19,500 incl VAT for the complete kit (excluding pads)
Brake pads and discs available for:
Alcon, Alfa, AP Racing, Audi, BMW, Brembo, Chev, Chrysler, Citroen, Daihatsu, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Landrover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Smart, Ssangyong, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen, Wilwood ....
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A lot of people are now asking why the tips of their spark plugs are coloured bright red.
This is caused by a additive called mmt.
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My mom recently had this accident where somebody jumped a red light & totalled her 280E Mercedes 123 series. None of the Panelbeaters I know want to fix it. Anybody wants to buy it ?
Now she is looking for a RAV 4 and also wants to sell her immaculate 1999 Colt 3L AT DC with 55 000 Km’s on the clock.
Can anybody help or steer me in the right direction ?
Till next time
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