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THE UNRIVALED QUALITY OF THE VMR WHEEL

Automotive communities are able to regulate and assess the quality of newly manufactured automotive parts such as wheels and tires by setting standards in order to guarantee customer satisfaction. Since the emergence of the VMR brand its wheels have continued to improve in quality and sophistication. This has earned the VMR brand outstanding appraisals from gear heads such as the Audi automobile brand and the Audizine community, the E46 fanatic user and Yelp review. The VMR sets the pace with quality wheels, great fitting and finishing distinguishing itself from its competitors.

VMR wheels are produced at highly recognized ISO-9001:2000 certified facilities where research and development provides manufacturers with the most current technologies and application to optimize and enhance manufacturing processes. This helps in achieving superior wheels with attributes that appeal to today’s market. VMR wheels have a fitting that is equaled to original wheels and have no use for installation kits. It is also imperative to add that the VMR meets and exceeds strength requirements which are set by JWL/VIA/TUV. Built with strength and ability like no other, the VMR brand of wheels come in numerous colors and designs, from the simple to the most over-the-top complex.

VMR SERIES

The flow formed and the luxury series are two major series. The flow formed are exquisite designs with web like pattern which includes the V710FF, V803, V804, and the V810, while the luxury series are easy on the eyes with lavish of ostentation. Its series include the V701, V702, V703, V705, V706, V710 and the likes. Breaking boundaries in wheel technology and bringing innovation to the auto industry is the core value exhumed in the designs and finishing of the most recent wheels which portrays an extensive array of highly improved topnotch alloys. Yes, it is true that the performance and beauty of a vehicle is highly dependent on its wheel and tires. The VMR seems to have that covered and with increasing development in technology one can only expect unrelenting standards in durability, strength and quality of subsequent series.

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History of Porsche Auto-Cars

The name of Porsche has been synonymous with style and speed for as long as one can remember. And that’s what the founders Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferdinand was aiming at, making high performance sports cars. We have reached an age where most manufacturers have gotten absorbed into making profit. But amidst that, we have Porsche that has upheld its name as an independent manufacturer of staunchly and profitable sports cars.

Porsche senior whose engineering experience included Daimler-Benz which was established as an independent design and engineering firm. In fact, he was the one to design the Volkswagen Beetle. So while he brought a half-century worth of experience from a head turning four-wheel drive gasoline/electric hybrid vehicle that redefined innovation to the virtually unbeatable Auto Union Grand Prix cars of the 1930s; the younger Porsche facilitated the growth of the new company. He was instrumental in designing the first Porsche sportscar called the 356.

This sportscar sported just 40 horsepower from a slightly souped-up, rear-mounted, Beetle engine and as the first Porsche, it quickly made its mark in the world of agile handling vehicles. Porsche attributes almost all the unknown factors of today’s sportscars, comfort and reliability.

Porsche started manufacturing its own engines during the 1950s and came up with more powerful versions of the 356. Although the true legend among modern automobiles came after the 356, the Porsche 911. The Porsche 911 was way ahead of its time when it was first introduced in 1964. They improved the rear-engine over three decades before introducing a completely new 911 Carrera in 1999. The lineage involves the 911 S (1967), the 911 Turbo (1974), the first 911 Cabriolet (1983) and the 911 Carrera 4 (1990).

During the 1970s, Porsche introduced a series of front-engine cars starting from the four-cylinder 924 (1976) and the completely unrelated 928. The 928 was powered by the company’s first V-8 engine (1978). And it is said that this is one of the most important milestones for Porsche. Because from the 924 sprang the more powerful and erudite 944 and 944 Turbo. And finally the 968 came to the market in the early ‘90s and Porsche retired both the 968 and 928 in 1995. After that, they focused primarily on development of the mid-engine Boxster and the rear-engine 911.
There is a reason why Porsche is synonymous with racing. Porsche cars actually began competing almost immediately after it was released. Till today, Porsche cars have won around 24,000 auto races around the world which includes more than 50 class wins at Le Mans.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, more commonly known as the Porsche, is a German automobile manufacturing company that is unknown to no one. Starting from its 356 to today’s updated 911, Porsche is the literal embodiment of style and class. With Porsche’s current lineup of the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne, we can very well guess that Porsche is here not just to stay, but to dominate.

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TOUGHNESS OF MEGAN RACING COIL OVERS

Apart from pricing which of course is a very important factor when it comes to making a change in coilovers, you definitely want a product with a great warranty and also durable. You have probably tested out a few options but still haven’t found the right pick. It is no news that some coilovers seem strong at first but when put under a little pressure usually succumb to wear and tear and over time the damper fails. There are a couple of questions that need answers before you can comfortably invest that pretty penny, two of which are:

Are the coil overs rebuild able and is it possible to purchase and replace any of the components from the coil overs rather than purchasing the full kit? A big Yes to these questions, especially when you are referring to the Megan racing coil overs. Megan racing coilovers are by standards, one of the best and a wide collection of products built with an adjustable danger kit. The Megan model has styles and a wide variety of structural compatibility that is applicable for over 250 vehicle labels such as the E-class Mercedes Benz and the Honda civic, built with quality materials. You can be rest assured that the strength and performance is close to perfection. The Megan racing brand earned its global popularity from the production of unbeatable high quality coil over which have gotten series of praises from enthusiastic and car owners. The label offers different series of coilovers to suit whatever brand of vehicle you own.

Megan racing coilover series

EZII coil overs- the series features is level of adjustments on the damper strength, aluminum bracket with rubber materials insert, dust covers, height adjustable spring rates, monotube with a single cylinder design. This serve was made to be affordable, covering the basic essential and still maintaining high quality.

Street series coil overs

– specially built for the street racing league and sport cars alike, the coilovers fully adjustable with 32 adjustment levels, giving you a wider option to change the appearance of your ride to whatever specification suits you best. They are also great on luxury cars and superb for tracks.

Street LP coil overs

This novelty represents the luxury line which does offer similar features with the racing series but differs with advanced appearance, conservative spring rates 32 levels of damper settings and great performance on tracks as well.

Euro street series coil overs

Designed specifically for European made luxury vehicles as the same implies such as the Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and fiat. Its 32 levels of adjustment give your luxury vehicle that desired suspension.

Street swift track coil overs

This is suited for brands such as Honda 32000, Nissan 350Z and Mitsubishi EVO8/9. Its spring rates are far above that of the street series with rugged valued dampers. This series is specially engineered for highly performance with a wide set of adjustment levels.

Other coil overs series manufactured by Megan racing are the track series and the spec-RS series.

 

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10 Iconic Engines Every Car Lover Needs To Know

Nissan SR20DET

The SR20DET is part of the SR family of engines from Nissan.

It is a popular  four cylinder engine fitted into a variety of cars, For example the 180SX  and Nissan Silvia . It also came in the Pulsar GTI-R and the Nissan Bluebird. This engine replaced the CA18DET that originally powered the Silvia and 180SX.

Mazda Wankel engine

The Mazda Wankel engines (a type of rotary combustion engine) comprise a family of car engines derived from experiments in the early 1960s by Felix Wankel, a German engineer. Over the years, power has been increased and turbocharging has been added.

Toyota JZ engine

The 2JZ-GTE is an inline-layout, six-cylinder, belt-driven dual-overhead camshaft, air-intercooled, twin-turbocharged, cast-iron block, aluminium cylinder headed engine designed and manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation that was produced from 1991 until 2002 in Japan. Development  of the engine was fundamentally  a response to Nissan’s relatively new and then-successful RB26DETT engine[citation needed] which had achieved palpable success in FIA Group A and Group N touring car championships.

Subaru Boxer Engine

At the heart of EVERY Subaru is the Subaru Boxer Engine; named for the horizontal movement of the pistons – much like boxers throwing punches.

Volvo Standard engine

This is a great engine.It is a part of straight-four, five and six automobile piston engines produced by Volvo Cars in Skövde,[14] Sweden from 1990[15] until 2016. All engines feature an aluminum engine block and aluminum cylinder head, forged steel connecting rods, aluminum pistons and double overhead camshafts.[15]

BMW S85

The BMW S85B50 is a engine known as a unique engine.It is known as DOHC V10 which replaced the S62 and was produced from 2005-2010. Used in the E60 M5 sedan, E61 M5 touring and E63/64 M6 coupé, it was inspired by BMW’s previous Formula 1 involvement.[1] As the S85 was BMW’s first V10 engine, it was given a new series in the nomenclature. While V8 engines are designated by “60s” and V12 engines labeled as “70s”, the S85 was badged with an “80” despite it having fewer cylinders than the “70”-series engines.

Alfa Romeo V6 engine

Alfa Romeo’s in-house V6 engine  design made its initial debut in 1979 in the Alfa 6. It was Introduced in 2.5 L guise. Production engines would eventually range from 2.0 L to 3.2 L displacement.This is a engine which was developed by  Giuseppe Busso .He developed it in the early 1970’s, the original SOHC 12-valve design employed short push-rods to operate the exhaust valves in a design similar to that of earlier Lancia Fulvia engines.

Honda F20C engine

Honda produces inline four engines,For example F20C and F22C1. They are one of the few Honda 4-cylinder automobile engines that are designed to sit longitudinally for rear wheel drive.

These engines are a distant relative to the F-series engines found in the mid 1990s Honda Accord and Prelude.[1] To get most out of the compact sized engine, Honda engineers utilized technology derived from Honda’s racing engines.[2] The F20C and F22C1 have two overhead cams with roller followers, a ladder-frame main bearing stiffener, a VTEC system for both the intake and exhaust camshaft, Fiber-Reinforced Metal cylinder liners (FRM), molybdenum disulfide-coated piston skirts for reduced friction, and uses a timing chain.

Nissan RB engine

The RB engine is a 2.0–3.0 L straight-6 four-stroke petrol/gasoline engine from Nissan, produced from 1985-2004.
Aluminium is present in both SOHC and DOHC versions. There are two valves per cylinder on the SOHC version and 4 valves per cylinder on the DOHC version; each cam lobe moves only one valve. .Most turbo models have an intercooled turbo (the exceptions being the single cam RB20ET & RB30ET engines), and most have a recirculating factory blow off valve (the exceptions being when fitted to Laurels and Cefiros) to reduce compressor surge when the throttle quickly closes.

LS based GM small-block engine

This is a LS based GM small-block engine.It is is the primary V-8 used in General Motors’ line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks.It was Introduced in January 1995, it is has a “clean sheet” design with only rod bore and rods spacing in longstanding with the common.

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Technology and wheel engineering of the Forgestar

For years the wheel industry have produced quality cast and forge wheels that have performed satisfactorily until new problems began to emerge. The need to be able to navigate unfavorable road types and the need to reduce the overall vehicular weight in order for the vehicle to attain greater speed led to the breakthrough in the wheels engineering: manufacturing a wheel with a special technique to make it lighter and stronger at the same time. The special production process involves a low pressure casting at the beginning, heating up the outer part of the casting, then using steel rollers to drive the rim to a final width. Heat, pressure and spinning are the three elements involved in this state of the art technology. The mechanical strength and capacity of this new production supersedes that of the old version. Hence, the Forgestar need not worry about thickness of rims to achieve the desire results.

The overall strength and resistance to external force has greatly increased since the development of these new manufacturing processes without compromising standards.

The production steps of the rotary forged flow forming process are as follows:

  • Spinning of cast while heating outer portion
  • Use of hydraulic rollers to form barrels through application of pressure and heat.
  • Mechanical properties of aluminum changes it compresses and stretched with the extended rollers on the barrels.
  • The resultant product is a rim with super strength and light weight.

Accreditation of quality

Quality product is a priority for the Forgestar brand. This is proven through its membership in the SEMA wheel and tire council and its possession of certifications such as JAPAN light alloy wheel standard (JWL) and the VIA which establishes standards and parameters for tested wheels before a stamp of certification is issued.

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