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Issue #5 - REV Magazine

ISSUE 05 / MARCH 2011One ofTheJoin Us At Facebook!Become A Fan And Stay Updated!Tuned Up EOS Turbo A Kia with European Styling Not your typical Lancer

CONTENTSListening, Applying& ChangingThis being our 5th issue, I’m sureregular readers of our magazine willbeen able to see we’ve changedour layout and presentation by quitea bit since our first issue. It’s alwaysa learning journey whenever a newpublication is launched. Listeningto feedback, then applying thechanges. But all these only can bepossible with the feedback of you,the readers.Content is probably regarded asthe most important aspect of everypublication. With enriching content,you’ll get readers, and with readers,you’ll attract advertisers. But it isn’tall that show when it comes topublications. Yes, we get to test drivethe latest cars, we get to attendmedia events in the industry andmingle with race queens. But thehours put in behind every successfulpublication is more than what you’llimagine. Late nights in the office,trying to find that writing inspiration,and designers pulling their hair outand screaming at everyone. Not tomention the extra weekends spentcovering events when required.What makes everything worth it is therecognition and pride we get whenwe see our publication’s circulationincrease. Positive criticism andencouragement from our readersplay an important part too. We takepride in our own work, and we hopeevery piece of our writing will appealto you. Talk to us, complain to us,maybe even rant to us! Here’s tomany more issues of REV!14 REV Feature>The Right FormulaC L O S E U P04091216202327NEWSUpdates & New happeningsEventsOWSModsGo Faster, Stop Quicker, Turn BetterPartsNew Gadgets & GizmosTalkQ&A with DynotechnicaI.C.E SpecialCool Sounds On the MoveI.C.EPump Up The Volume18 REV Feature>The Goddness Approves32343840424446ReviewMods Up Close26 I.C.E Cover Car>Tangerine DelightShopCoolnLite / ManCanDoAcross The CausewayTake Two, Mark TwoSportsDriven By PassionWheelsNot Just Any Other Brand of RimsClubAudi TTLifeCool Gadgets & GizmosCheersSamuelBig Bang Media Pte Ltd220 Tagore Lane #04-01 Singapore 787600Tel: 6455 8575 Fax: 6554 4875Email: Alan TanEditor Ferouz JeremiahContributors Cheryl Tay, James WongAccount ManagersAndrew Ting 9101 8406, Ivan Ong 8188 1825CreativeSenior Designer Emily NgDesigner Cai LishanPhotographyClement TanCirculation & ProductionP.PanirSales & Admin CoordinatorChristineSpecial Thanks tothe CarBuyer TeamREV Magazine is published in Association with CarBuyerMagazine. REV is available every 1st Saturday of the monthwith 20,000 copies circulated free around the island.Printed by Times Printers Pte LtdDistributed by Mediacorp Pte LtdAll rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproducedin any form without the written consent of the publisher. Opinionsexpressed in REV by contributors and advertisers are notnecessarily those of editors and publisher. Publication of an article oradvertisement does not imply that the service or product is endorsedby REV magazine, unless specifically stated. While all efforts are madeto ensure that the publication’s content are correct, Big Bang MediaPte Ltd cannot be held responsible for any error or omissions.All Apparel & Shoes are sponsoredby Nike & Limited Edition Vault respectively.[10]Cover Story• Photographer Bryan Law • Stylist Roger Chua • Make Up & Hair Alex Ho • Cover Girl Avalon Haloho

NEWSJetex Exhaust Leading UK Exhaust SpecialistJetex Sports, Europe’s leading supplier ofperformance exhaust systems is now availableright here in Singapore at Jeep Chee Exhaust. Highquality stainless steel exhaust systems are availableJetexTheSportsExhaustfor many popular makes and models. Jetex SportsExhausts are made to reduce back pressure andABT Audi A1High PerformancePocket RocketStamford TyresOpens a NewOutlet at Sin MingTyres has just added a new outlet to Incorporating an accessories section,their list of tyres megamarts. Located you can browse through rows of carin Sin Ming, their newest outlet has a accessories while you wait for yourwide selection of rims and tyres for the tyres to be changed. Head down anddiscerning consumer to choose from. check out their new outlet now!Stamford Tyres International Pte Ltd: Blk 28 MidView City #01-138/139 No. 18Sin Ming Lane Singapore 573972. Tel: 6284 3355Toda Racing40th AnniversaryABT has yet again outdone itself. Thenew cool ABT Audi A1 has been addedto it’s long line of performance variantsof Audi vehicles. This latest additionensures that premium ABT qualitycan be experienced in all classes.Emphasis is placed on the drivingexperience and agility and these makeup the important characteristics ofthe ABT A1. It goes without sayingincrease torque and engine performance. Each JetexSports exhaust system is designed specifically foreach model vehicle to ensure perfect fitting and abrilliant exhaust note. High quality finishing, coupledwith uncompromising performance makes Jetex anatural choice for users.Bizol NewAuthorized DealerShould you be a fan of Bizol’s widerange of high quality product rangewhich includes motor oil, gear oil tocoolant, you will be glad to know thatthey have recently appointed a newthat brute performance in the formof horsepower figures are increasedfor all models of the A1. If you alreadyenjoy driving your A1, the increase of20 – 29 HP for your respective modelwill make you fall in love with your ride.Aerodynamics, rims and suspensionare all upgradable with variousdifferent ABT parts which will suit eachindividual’s taste.authorized dealer in Singapore. Headover to Horizon Auto Enterprises PteLtd to get your fix for Bizol productsand expect nothing but top notchservice and workmanship from them.Horizon Auto Enterprises Pte Ltd: No 65 Upper Paya Lebar Road, #01-01, GuangMing Ind. Building, Singapore 534817. Tel: 62852883In celebration of Toda Racing’s 40thanniversary, Maximus Racing will behaving a promotion for the full range ofToda Racing products thru March andApril 2011. Head down to MaximusRacing for a quote on the Toda Racingproduct that you’ve always wanted toget for your beloved ride!

BIZOL GREEN OILMOVE FORWARD!State of art and unique technologies, German engineers wereable to develop a cutting-edge product, which corresponds tothe major requirements for the newest types of petrol, dieseland turbo diesel motors. BIZOL Green Oil Synthesis guarantiesthe highest oil stability. Its good wear protection and lubricatingproperties remain unchanged even in the extreme operatingconditions. The green colour of this product underlines itsincomparable technology and unique components.Green Oil 5W-40 (4L)- Reliable cold-start performance- Smooth engine running- Very good wear-protection, especially in the city transport conditions- Highly stable lubrication film- Optimum engine cleanliness- Rapid oil supply at low temperatures- Measurable fuel savingsFREEFashion Golf UmbrellaWith any selected Fully SyntheticEngine Oils(while Stock Last)Long Distance 0W-30 (4L)Formula 10W-40 (4L)Racer 10W-60 (4L)Sole DistributorCall 6848 4218 for free delivery to your Authorised Service CentresAKENO AUTOMOTIVE PTE LTDKaki Bukit Road 1, Eunos Technolink No 9, #B1-03, Singapore 415938Tel: +65 6848 4218 Fax: +65 6844 4218Website: Email: sales@bizolasia.comBIZOL Racing Development:• Fong Kim Racing Development LLP (Ubi) Tel: 6741 1121 Blk 3015 Ubi Road #01-200/02 S408704 • JMotowerkz (Ubi) Tel: 9875 5803 Blk 3007 Ubi Road 1, #01-402 S408701BIZOL Pro-shops:• Aoto Pte Ltd (Toh Guan) Tel: 6561 7057 36 Toh Guan Road East, #01-42 S608580 • Aoto Pte Ltd (Woodlands) Tel: 6365 2313 No. 184 Woodlands Ind Park E5 #01-01 Singapore 775555• Hussain & Sons Workshop (Eunos) Tel: 6744 9663 Blk 1068 Eunos Avenue 5, #01-221 S409747 • Kristrain Resources Pte Ltd (Defu) Tel: 6282 6392 Blk 6 Defu Lane 10 #01-554 S539187• People’s Auto Trading (Ubi) Tel: 6741 4646 Blk 3007 Ubi Road 1, #01-400 S408701 • Proswift Auto Services Pte Ltd (Ubi) Tel: 6841 9319 53 Ubi Avenue 1, #01-19 Paya Ubi Industrial Park S408934• RS Automotive Workshop (Ubi) Tel: 6749 3032 Blk 3006 Ubi Road 1, #01-394 S408700BIZOL Authorised Dealers:• Ah Chua (Bedok) Tel: 9666 8021 • Binter & Co. Pte Ltd (Kaki Bukit) Tel: 6280 2778 • Canserve Auto Repair (Toh Guan) Tel: 9765 8797 • C.W. Motor Service (Bukit Merah) Tel: 6272 1408 • Chin ChuanGarage (Ubi) Tel: 9673 6356 • Derrick Motor Works (Tampines) Tel: 6784 0602 • DKC Ji Dou Sha (Tampines) Tel: 6260 0256 • Elites Performance (Defu) Tel: 9841 9056 • Everdawn Auto Service (Defu)Tel: 6487 0828 • FT Garage (Sin Ming) Tel: 6458 8097 • Fullyon Motor Services (Tampines) Tel: 6785 5628 • Golden Hill Auto Trading (Jalan Kayu) Tel: 6482 0208 • H.S.L Auto Services (Kaki Bukit) Tel:9660 1395 • Heng Seng Motor Workshop (Tampines) Tel: 6784 4375 • Hin Lee Battery Service & Co (Lor Kilat) Tel: 6469 1817 • Hock Kiat Motor Works (Bedok) Tel: 6449 2838 • Hon Win Motor Trading(Defu) Tel: 6282 6395 • Horizon Auto Enterprises Pte Ltd (Paya Lebar) Tel: 6285 2883 • J’s Garage (Toh Guan) 9664 8646 • Jun Xing Motor Services (AMK) Tel: 6858 1074 • K H Power (Tampines) Tel:6782 7988 • Kah Tyres & Batteries Services (Lavender) Tel: 6296 9180 • Kai Motor Trading (Ubi) Tel: 6747 4006 • Koon Heng Motor (Kaki Bukit) Tel: 6748 7348 • Li Seng Auto Service (Defu)Tel: 62835322 • Low’s Motor Welding (Sungei Kadut) Tel: 6368 4616 • Motec Auto Accessories (Tuas) Tel: 9776 4040 • Nam Sing Battery Service (AMK) Tel: 6483 7230 • O.S.K Auto Spare Parts Trading (1994)(AMK) Tel: 6481 2575 • People’s Vehicle Recovery Service (Ubi) Tel: 6743 3246 • Providence Motor Pte Ltd (Kaki Bukit) Tel: 6741 8163 • Raymond Auto Service (Ubi) Tel: 9635 6526 • Richmotor AutoServices (Dunearn Road) Tel: 6741 8163 • Rui Chuan Car Repairing (Ubi) Tel: 6747 4143 • Silent Pte Ltd (Commonwealth) Tel: 6779 6383 • Soh Tyre Battery Enterprise (AMK) Tel: 6454 9071 • Soon LyeMotor Repair (Ubi) Tel: 9674 3237 • Soon Mei Vehicles Service (Defu) Tel: 6289 5457 • Sunguan Auto Centre (Aljunied) Tel: 6289 8923 • Super Modern (Ubi) Tel: 6256 8830 • T & S Motor Service (AMK)Tel: 6484 5518 • T.W. Auto Service (Ubi) Tel: 6743 1132 • Tong Luck Auto (Sin Ming) Tel: 6453 5104 • Trinice Automobile Services (Bukit Merah) Tel: 6271 6422 • U.E. Motor (Ubi) Tel: 6741 4448 • WilliamOng (Tampines) Tel: 9734 3928

NEWSLadies’ Night at KartrightFor the first time, Singapore’s only go-kart facility Kartright Speedway will be hosting an all-female go-kartsession. An idea initiated by Cheryl Tay, 24, motorsports enthusiast and Singapore’s only full-time femalemotoring and motorsports writer, REV catches up with the lady behind this all-female initiative…Richard Bradley takes Cheryl for an orientation lap.Q: What is Ladies’ Night? Not a nightof booze and dancing at Kartright wehope?A: (laughs) Definitely not! No drinkingand driving! Ladies’ Night at Kartrightis an introductory karting course forwomen only. The track will be closedand participants of the of the event willbe karting on the track with only femalesaround them.Q: What made you decide to holdLadies’ Night?A: Ladies’ Night is actually part of theprocess of recruiting drivers for the allfemaleteam that I’m putting togetherfor the inaugural OCBC CorporateKarting Challenge. This platform is forwomen who have always wanted to trykarting but am too shy to be aroundmales. With only females on the track,they don’t have to worry about beinglaughed at men for being slow.Q: So you will be selecting driversfrom Ladies’ Night?A: There will be an official selection roundfor my all-female team but from Ladies’Night I might spot potential talent that Iwill invite back for the selection round.Q: What is the course about?A: Basically, for $90 (or $80 if they bringa girlfriend), ladies will go through atwo-hour session inclusive of a theorylesson and also a practical lesson withdemonstrations by multiple British kartracing champion Richard Bradley andnational veteran karting championKenny Yip.Q: Is it a one-off event?A: Ladies’ Night is intended to be amonthly affair.Q: What is expected of the all-femaleteam?A: I will be looking out for six drivers– four main drivers and two reserves.As long as they have an addiction tospeed and a passion for motorsports,they are welcome to step forward.Prior racing experience is not necessary,so long as they show promising talent,is a team player, is committed and hasthe required fitness levels. Don’t forget,it’s a four-hour kart endurance race weare talking about!Q: What led you to put together anall-female team?A: A combination of factors led me tothis: firstly, it has always been my aimto bring more women into the sport,whether it’s into the driver’s seat or asa spectator or cheerleader. Secondly,the timing of Kartright’s launch of theOCBC Corporate Karting Challenge ledme to think of putting together an allfemaleteam to take part.Then a kind sponsor MIndCHIC Club!( approachedme to sponsor two teams that I’msending in – an all-star team and an allgirlteam.Q: Who is MIndCHIC Club?A: It is a niche portal that specialisesin introducing and facilitating sports,games and hobbies to working adultsin bid of promoting a healthy worklifebalance as well as fan interest andincreased spectatorship.Q: Tell us a bit more about yourselfand your dreams.A: I made a bold move and quit mystable prospective job at an internationalhotel chain last year so I could pursuemy passion full-time.It hasn’t been an easy ride this fewyears and I thank each and every onewho has supported me in one way oranother. I share my experiences andthoughts on my website ( I hope to gather more likemindedenthusiasts, especially women.Q: How does it feel to be in a maledominatedindustry?A: The challenges I face are unusualbut no less tough; if only you knewwhat I have been through and am goingthrough. Nonetheless, that doesn’tmean there is no place for women inskirts.Ed.: We congratulate Cheryl on herbrave efforts to do something for theladies in our testosterone-heavy world!You go girl!Amin Noorzilanwins 2010 KartrightAcademy SportsmanshipAwardSingapore Karting Championship Juniorchampion Amin Noorziland was awarded the2010 Kartright Academy Sportsmanship awardfor his outstanding performance and attitude.right and other people recognised my efforts. Iwasn’t aware that there was such an award, butI’m very grateful to have been given it,” said 13-year-old Amin.This newly-established award was created toinspire young karters in their development forthe sport in the country and also to encouragethe development of good sportsmanship, strongcharacter and leadership.To be eligible for this award, one must be 18years old and below, a registered member ofKartright Speedway and have competed in atleast four of five rounds of the Singapore KartingChampionship in the year of selection. Qualitiessuch as leadership, perseverance, spirit, honesty,integrity and modesty are looked out for.“Winning the Sportsmanship Award made mefeel good, because I knew I had done somethingFor winning the award, he gets complimentaryKartright Speedway membership for 2011,complimentary unlimited track usage and 50 percent off kart storage fees at Kartright Speedwayfrom 1 January to 31 December 2011.“I hope I can be a motivation for others and Iencourage more people to pick up karting asit has thought me many things in life, not onlyabout the sport itself, but the mentality and alsothe focus, such as reaction and alertness,” Aminadded.“What I really hope to see is a one-build enginerace in Singapore so that everyone uses the sameengine, making it fair for all competitors.”06 MAR 2011

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EVENTSOWSturns 10!Text Andy HumAutomotive lubricant specialist, OWS, celebrated its10th anniversary recently with a dinner at the SwissotelFairmont. At the dinner, OWS also handed a chequefor $86,900 to the Straits Times School Pocket MoneyFund.The company has expanded significantly since it beganoperations 10 years ago and is now even supplying a largenumber of workshops and car dealers with its products.“Sales for our oils have been very strong last year,constantly improving. Now, we’re even taking on the bigcompanies,” Klaus Bosshammer, president of OWS, toldus in an exclusive interview last month.Judging by its success, the momentum for OWS has08 MAR 2011been increasing. Bosshammer also shared plans aboutgoing to the stock market and even getting OWS its ownbuilding.While the company is expecting to move into the newbuilding around the middle of this year, Bosshammeralready has set his sights on bigger targets.“We will have a small laboratory there with a chemist. Hedoesn’t have to produce anything, he can just performtests and hopefully, maybe in two or three years, maybehe’ll come up with a great idea.“In the next 10 years, I think I can make a huge companyout of oil and gas and this is the plan. I hope that in twoor three years’ time, we can go to the stock market,” saidBosshammer.

COVER CARMore than justyour typical@Integra.ItsFinestPhotographer Bryan Law / Metamorphosis ProductionDecked out in striking RTESgraphics, it wouldn’t be hardspotting this car especially with itssignature VTEC exhaust note.The red Honda emblem adorningthe front of this car speaks volumeabout its pedigree. Throughout thehistory of Honda’s revolutionaryType R heritage, never has onecar failed to impress petrol headsaround the layout, it is an extraordinaryplatform that has limitless potential.Of course, the alluring lines of theIntegra were one of the reasons aswell, especially the menacing frontand rear lights.Having owned the car for 6 years, thefirst 3 years was driven in its stock Summit Racing rear strut in place to prevent body rollform. However, the work done overthe past 3 years has transformedit into a track ready, high revvingmonster. Work on the engine hasThis 2002 Honda Integra Type been tasked to R Engineering, aR, also known as DC5R, is no workshop situated across the borderexception. The second offering in Malaysia. Ah Lai has nothing butfrom the Integra lineup, this car has praises for their superb workmanshipundergone major transformations and dedication. A fully customizedto become what it is today.exhaust system and Simota intakeby RTES were used to ensure thatThe owner, Ah Lai from RTES, told the car breathes freely. Hondataus that what made him choose the K-Pro was the EMU of choice andcar was Honda’s signature high after careful tuning, horsepowerrevving Type R engine. With its even and torque figures were increasedweight distribution and front wheel dramatically. Of course, components10 MAR 2011No effort is spared in the handling department

BC Coilovers with external reservoirVTTR 6 pot BBK with sticky RE-11sHonda’s K20 VTEC powerplantin the handling department had tobe upgraded as well.RTES has a wide range ofaftermarket parts and Ah Lai chosea full range of products from their inhousebrand, Hard Race, to replacethe various control arms and partsof the under carriage. BC’s top ofthe line ER version was chosen tobe used as coilovers and front andrear strut bars from Summit Racingwere used to hold the shock towerstogether. Having more power thanFast Facts:Honda Integra Type RCHASSISVTTR 6-Pot Brake Kit with 330mmcross drilled rotors (Front), Oversizedrotors (Rear), Full Hard RaceUndercarriage, Summit Strut Bars(Front and Rear), BC ER VersionCoilovers, Auto FoamCABIN3 x Defi BF Gauges, Apexi RSM,MOMO Steering Wheel, BrideBucket SeatEXTERIORCustomized RTES VinylEXHAUSTFully customized exhaust systemby RTESits stock form, the original frontBrembo brakes were ditched anda VTTR 6 pot brake kit with 330mmcross-drilled rotors was put in. Thestock rear calipers were retainedbut oversized rotors was swappedin to achieve maximum stoppingpower. 17” Rota rims wrappedwith Bridgestone Potenza RE-11in 225/45 rubbers were used formaximum traction.The interior was stripped for thatextra weight savings. Interiorcarpeting and sound deadeningtar were removed painstakinglyleaving a bare yet functional interior.Holding the driver firmly when henavigates tight corners is a Bridefull bucket seat. A MOMO steeringwheel sits in front of it and 3 DefiBF gauges adorns the dashboard.Further to the left is an Apexi RSMand if you look carefully enough,you can spot signature Type Rdetailing such as the black shifterboot with red stitching.Ah Lai has plans to install a rollcage but he is putting that on holdfor the moment due to it beingillegal over here. As of late, thenumber of Integra Type R roamingthe streets has dwindled drastically.This would certainly be a gem ofa car and won’t be forgotten anytime soon.This interior went through a strict diet regimentMAR 2011 11

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Shadow E-DriveThis latest throttle controller by Shadow features a few unique and extremelyuseful features. Installation is a breeze with different connector socketsto suit different vehicle applications. Throttle response isincrease for both drive by wire and e-throttlecars. There are a total of 3 different modesand 12 different levels to suit your driving style.Available for a wide range of cars includingRenault, Saab, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, MercedesBenz, Opel, Skoda, Volkswagen, BMW and Audi!McWell Ventures – 6844 46404. Jetex DownpipeJetex Sports currently supplies a wide range of free flowing sports exhaustsystems for all kinds of cars. With Jetex’s direct fit high flow sportscatalyst downpipe, you can expect to feel an immediate increase inboth low and high end torque for your car which makes drivinga much more enjoyable experience. Made from high qualitystainless steel to ensure reliability and a long lifespan, it isa performance replacement for stock catalystand is LTA approved.Jeep Chee – 6745 4700Modifications 101Go Faster, Stop Quicker, Turn Better& Enjoy a Better Performance overall with these Products5. Bizol GL5The Bizol GL5 is a fully synthetic high performancemulti-grade and multi-purpose gear oil. It is resistant totemperature fluctuations and oxidation and enrichedwith agents which offers protection against corrosionand wear. A modern additive technology guaranteesa wide application range of this oil and optimumtransmission lubrication under extreme conditions.Transmission noise is also greatly reduced andswitching of manual gears is also made easier.Akeno – 6848 42189. HKS Hipermax 3Motec – 6265 35587. Violence V-Drive IIIncrease your car’s throttle response with the Violence V-drive II. Thisproduct not only enables you to program the throttleresponse according to your driving style witheither eco, sport and normal modes available,but it also comes with a new feature that cutsacceleration in emergency situations. It also hasa voltage display for easy monitoring of currentbattery voltage. Viewing of current mode is alsomade easy with the cabin mounted display.Sung Beng Auto – 9272 4879A leading name in the Japanese automotive tuning industry, HKShas debuted their Hipermax 3 suspension line. Designed and tunedfor street application and daily driving, it improves the handling of yourvehicle. The driver gains increased wheel control with improvedperformance of all vehicle dynamics and increased driver commandin all condition. Ride quality is not compromised despite greatlyincreased handling abilities. It also features a 30-waysimultaneous dampening and rebound adjustabilitywhich allows for precise suspension tuning.6. BC ER CoiloverBC Racings premium flagship coilovers are the externalreservoir ER Series with separate compression andrebound damping adjustment. The ER Series coiloversbring with them the high quality and unique features ofpast models but have the additional benefit of externalreservoirs and the ability to allow the end user to individuallyadjust and set compression and rebound damping rates.BR coilovers feature 30 way damping adjustment thatcombines both rebound and compression in one adjuster.RTES – 6844 464410. Techpro Coilover8. Snow Performance Stage 1Snow Performance, the experts in water-methanolinjection, brings to you their Stage 1 Boost Cooler. It isavailable for forced-induction applications which areeither fuel injected or carbureted. The system startsinjecting a fixed amount of fluid upon reaching a usersetboost pressure and stops when the pressuredrops below the set level. This makes it a goodchoice for low to medium boost setups looking foran octane enhancement and cooler intake charge.Dynotechnica – 6841 1304Techpro caters to owners of Korean cars who are looking to beefup the handling abilities of their cars and score some points in thelooks department. Due to the limited selection of aftermarket partsavailable for Korean rides, Techpro provides Korean car owners witha affordable, yet practical coilover system fortheir rides. A drop in ride hide does wondersto both handling, and cosmetics. With highquality Techpro coilovers, you will not have toworry about squeaky springs and absorbers.ManCanDo – 9001 488412 Mar 2011

• Increase engine power• Increase engine torque• Improve throttle response• Remove low-end lethargy• Remove high-end breathlessness• Remove engine flat-spot• Reduce engine noise• Reduce engine vibration• Reduce turbo lag• Enhanced overtaking powerWe will change the way you drive!The ONLY one of its kind in the worldSpecial Promotion!$230Free Installation,Free Trial and Full MoneyBacked-Guarantee.TestimonialsSuitable for all petrol, diesel and CNG engines.My wife was complaining about her car due to lack or power and response. She always gets ”horned” at by other motorists becauseher car lacks the response and acceleration to get her out of those embarrassing situations. On seeing the E-Power advertisement, Idecided to give it a try on my wife’s car and hopefully get the “nagging’ out of the way. When the E-Power System was installed onmy wife’s car, I could see the smile and joy on her face and I was thinking to myself, if it can do so much for my wife, will it be ableto improve my already powerful and economical car. I was really surprised at the improvement to the acceleration and response tomy car after installing the E-Power System. I have since enjoy driving my car even more and take every opportunity to “wack” mycar. What came to my surprise is that despite the constant “wacking” I do not experience any increase in fuel consumption. You donot know what you are missing till you give it a try.Mr. Hasnul HezryInitially, I had difficulty picking up speed, and experienced jerky gear changes. But after installing the E-Power System devices,my car’s journey has become smoother, more comfortable and definitely more enjoyable. And surprise surprise, my fuelconsumption improved significantly!! My car used to travel about 150km at the half-tank mark before I refill the tank. I am nowconstantly traveling about 200 odd km at the half-tank mark. I didn’t expect the latter to happen by so much, so soon!! Fromactually dreading to have passengers in my car, I now love zipping around with my loved ones and friends in my newly improvedpeugeot-1007 :) Thanks so very much Mr Lim and E-Power System for making this happen! It has changed the way I drive.Mrs. Hasnul HezryIn early 2008, before I knew about E-Power System, for many months I’ve been looking for petrol saving devices for my old Kia Rio 1.4L MT. It iswell known that this Kia model is reputed to have high consumption of petrol. I’m glad that I came across E-Power System advertisement. I calledMr. Lim for an appointment and from that day on when Mr. Lim fixed the devices I’ve never looked back! I like the response and power of my car.My most excited experience is that I’m able to beat all the Hyundai Sonata taxi in friendly drag at the traffic lights and that the taxis are always waybehind me.Driving my Kia Rio 1.4L MT at stage II is just like driving a 2L car. Smooth, responsive, powerful, reduction in engine noise and of course lots ofimprovement in my fuel consumption and drastic savings in petrol.Being a E-Power System user for 3 years, I’m still calling Mr. Lim to fix deviceson my new car Honda Fit 1.3L AT and with his new 3G devices I must say ‘WOW!’ Together with the 2G devices these new ones are even morepowerful hence petrol consumption on my Fit is so much improved on my already economical Fit. The other thing I like about the E-Power Systemis that it allows me to upgrade the System when my budget permits. So what are you waiting for? The trial is free! Give Mr. Lim a call and like me,I’m still smiling, you won’t regret it for sure! Thank You Mr.Lim for showing me the E-Power System!Mr. Burhan Bin Saleh - Auxiliary Police Officer / Email: very happy customer I am...... since Sept 2010..How selfish we human are by keeping the good stuffs to ourselves..... Not me. Please be informedthat I am a happy customer wish to share the information about my new joy ride everyday..... This happens when I browsed the net and saw E-Power... what? Driving a 7.5 seconds 0-100km/hr MRS 2007, I called and had an appointment that last several minutes to install the first stepand.... wow wow 6.5 seconds shock!! Decided to add on some magic stage II discovery by this man called Mr Lim, my car is flying smoothly... kindaexaggerating, but that’s how I feel... taking long route home because this system does safe your petrol too.Mash Sarpowan Director of Precision Golf Academy.Being a car owner, you must actually take care of your performance car parts. And taking good care of your car parts will surely save you from spendingon unnecessary expenses. I’m a very satisfied customer now on E-Power Systems. Got to know this E-Power System from one of the month’s issue onautomotive magazine. Searching the website and to know better, and i decided to make a call to Mr Lim for an appointment. I just afford to have thebasic installation, fix in and that’s the test drive begin. And that’s giving me a different feelings. In just three and a half months, i’ve installed to stage III,it is nothing much i can describe but to thanks Mr Lim for his passion and experience. It’s really great to know the E-Power Systems x Looking forwardto upgrade till Stage 6...That’s my dreams!Andy Chok Banquet Manager Fairmount Singapore Subaru TsClose-up of Ultrasonic Airchargerin a Lamborghini GallardoE-Power System as installedin a Lamborghini GallardoScalar Ionic ChargerScalar WrapAero-MeshUltrasonic AirchargerFor enquiry, appointments and on-site installation at your convenience:E-mail: • Website : http://epowersystem.comTelephone: 65-63001911 • Mobile Phone Number: 65-90011086

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TALKTune intothisHaving the best parts for your car means nothing if you haven’t given it a proper tune-up. The only way to get your carand mods performing the way you want it to, and to the best of its abilities is to visit a tuner so that he can work hismagic and get everything grooving to the right beat. REV speaks to Benny of DynoTechnica to find out more.What is tuning really all aboutand what does it really do?To put it simply, tuning is about gettingwhat you have put onto the car, e.gexhaust, intake, fuel pumps etc, to runoptimally with the ECU.Why or when would your carrequire tuning?A car will require tuning whenmodification has been done to theexhaust or intake that will affect the VE(volumetric efficiency) of the car. Forexample, let’s say you have decidedto install a bigger exhaust to your car.What this bigger exhaust does is thatit will make your car run ‘richer’ (toomuch fuel burnt). And this will affectyour acceleration and fuel economy.This is where tuning comes in.So is tuning suitable for everycar?Most definitely. You see, when cars areexported, the mapping that is with thecar is generally set for low octane fuel.For example, if you are using 98ron,you can expect huge gains in powerafter a tune up.How did you get your start intuning and how long have youbeen tuning for?Wow, let’s see. Tuning first started outas a hobby and interest for me as I wasinvolved in car park rally cars then. Andlooking back now, I would say it’s beenalmost 15 years that tuning has been abig part of my life.What inspired you?Personally, I’d go as far as to say thattuning is akin to the finishing toucheson a cake. And it is this finishing touchthat makes or breaks a cake. When it’sdone right, it will be delicious.You can have all the best ingredientsin your cake but if the finishing is poor,the result will still be a terrible cake.It’s the same for tuning really. To me, adyno machine is an absolute necessityto ‘finish’ a car, and that would be mymost important inspiration so far.So how is the tuning scenelike locally? Is it comparable tooverseas tuners?Locally, the mindset of the public andowners in general have slowly beenchanging. People nowadays are moreopen to the idea of tuning. It’s no longerviewed as something that wanna-beracers indulge in.And I can confidently say that there isa growing market in the tuning industryas more and more people get informedabout the benefits of tuning. Generally,the interest in tuning is building up inSingapore. And we’re not really faroff compared to overseas tuners. I’vepersonally gone over to Brunei, KualaLumpur, Miri and Japan to visit othertuners and see how they conduct theiroperations, and I’m glad to say thatwe’re definitely on the right track.Having tuned countless cars, doyou have any favourites?Well, if I have to single out favourites,I’d say that for Japanese cars, I enjoyworking on WRXs and EVOs, andfor Continental cars, definitely theVolkswagen Golf GTi and the BMW335i. And Audis. They’re really nice towork with.Could you share with us a littleon the capabilities of the dynomachine you’re using?I’m currently using the DynaPack 4WDmachine. It’s a tool I definitely cannotdo without as it enables me to get thecars tuned right.After all, a tuner’s best friend has gotto be his trusty tool and the DynaPackhasn’t disappointed at all. And toensure that tuning is kept as accurateas possible, we change the BorscheWide Band Sensor weekly to maintainthe highest standards of tuning.What are the different types ofECUs are you able to tune?I have tuned a variety of ECUs overthe years and something I’ve realisedalong the way is that you can neverlearn everything.Tuning is like a process that neverstops. Even now, I’m still learning moreand more each day. ECUs from Motec,Autronic, AEM, Power FC, UniChip,E-Manage, ECUTek and Dimsport areamongst the many I’ve tuned so far.Do you have a rough idea of thenumber of cars you’ve tuned todate?I can’t really remember in detail theexact numbers, but according to thedata from the Dyno, I have tuned atotal 6,000 cars, plus or minus.And till today, right now that number isstill growing!Any advice for our readers onwhat they need to know beforethey get their cars tuned?Tuning is pretty much dependent onthe car and the different modificationsyou might have added onto it. Thebest advice I can give for anyonewho is interested to learn more is tosimply pay me a visit so that they canunderstand what tuning is all aboutbefore they begin.After all, tuning is an experience you’llnot regret, so it definitely helps to bemore informed.20 MAR 2011

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ICE NEWSPioneerDJM-900NexusaudisonBit TenAll DJs out there, rejoice in the newsof the launch of Pioneer’s DJM-900Nexus. It is a high performance, fullydigital DJ mixer for professional DJsand clubs. In recent years, more andmore DJs are performing using PCsand DJ software. Along with thistrend, the demand for full-scale effectsfunctions that allow a wide range ofmusic arranging capabilities is alsoincreasing. In response to this demand,Pioneer is introducing to the marketthe high performance, fully digital DJMixer, DJM-900 Nexus, featuring avariety of onboard effects that bringscompatibility with PC to the next level.Riding on the success of the 2009release of bitOne, the first signalinterface processor by Audison, theguys have outdone themselves byreleasing the brand new bitTen.Audison bit is a series of multifunctiondigital processorscapable of interfacing with anyanalog and/or digital source,transforming ordinary “audio” intohigh-performance integrated system.The bitTen processor features apowerful Digital Signal Processormanaged by a simple and intuitivecomputer software.This ensures a wide arrayof adjustments to improve the signalthrough each phase of its path; frominput to output.JVC CW-AWArsenal CarSubwoofersJVC has introduced a new line upof car subwoofers – the ArsenalSubwoofers. Ranging from 10”to 15”, it features a total of 10different models and has twopatent-pending technologies: theMulti-Mount Smart Trim Ring andthe Dual Diametric ProgressiveSpider Woven Tinsel Lead. Thetwo 15” inch models, CS-AW8540and CS-AW8520, has a KevlarLaminated Hemp-Fiber Cone.Another innovative feature is theRapid-Fire Impedance Selector(Patented Technology), which easilychanges the resistance rating of thesubwoofer’s voice coil with a singlemotion switch.JL Audio W7Anniversary EditionCar SubwoofersTo celebrate 10 years of success,JL Audio has introduced the W7Anniversary Edition Car Subwoofers.Ten years ago, JL Audio introducedthe award-winning component that hasreceived praise all over the world. Tocelebrate the subwoofer that changedit all, JL Audio has introduced the“Anniversary Edition W7” models toreplace all of the original W7’s.Changes are cosmetic-only and consistof a distinctive Satin-Black Basket, a“W7 Anniversary Edition” badge on thecone, a brighter outer trim ring, as wellas new labels and packaging.FEb 2011 25

ICE CARGTR-styled front bumper.Feast your eyes on a car that shows you what can be achieved with a bitof imagination and the determination to get it done. With stunning exteriordesign and a bold interior makeover, this is truly a dream ride come true.“Heavy traffic along PIE at Lornieexit...” a familiar message the momentyou switch on the radio on your wayto work. The plight of local drivers canbe seen in the bored and frustratedlooks in the driver’s seat. Unless ofcourse, you are Desmond, owner ofthis uniquely styled Lancer.To have warbled tunes emanatefrom your stock sound system inthat jam is something unfathomablefor Desmond. The original head unitwas very promptly stripped out andan alternative was sought. This wasin the form of a Sony double din unitthat is more stable, and can supporta wider range of speakers. Of course,it will be pointless getting an upratedhead unit if you decide to hang on toyour OEM speakers. In this respect,a pair of 6.5” JBL speakers took overfrom the ones in the front door, whileanother pair of 10” JBL subwooferswere installed to add more oomphto the sound. For this photo shoot,the crew knew Desmond had arrivedas we heard the thumping bass waybefore we saw the car!“(I wanted) something aesthetic inthe beginning but Ah Boy from SuperModern advised me to go accordingto my preference rather than thestandard mods.” These are wisewords to go by when trying to makeyou ride stand out from the myriadothers logic our shores, and withthe constant gawks and stares thisLancer attracts, I’d have to say it’s ajob well done.The exterior is without a doubt thehead turner of the modifications. Thescreaming orange paintwork and eyecatchingcustom made bodykits wasnot exactly what Desmond had in mindwhen he first planned on modifying hiscar. But since Super Modern allowedhim free rein in creativity, he felt theconcept of ‘The louder, the better’made a lot of sense, and the effect issimply astounding.Taking a peek into the cabin, the sightsimply overwhelms the senses. Thewhole interior has been done up bySuper Modern. Not a single panel wasoverlooked in order to maintain a lookof continuity within the car. Desmondfound a fabric design of choice, andthe whole interior was stripped outin order to coat every single possiblepanel. With such a level of detailedworkmanship, it did not take us longto find the rigt angles to shoot the car.In all, this is one show stopping ride,with it’s pronounced exterior andrewrapped interior. Not to mentionthe booming bass bursting from boot.It was an aural and visual pleasureto have this ride as a part of ourmagazine.19” rims to make it hella-flush!You can never tell what car it is by its rear end.A total of 4 x 6.5” JBL speakers provide thejuice for the setup and bright dome lightsadd to the disco effect.2 x 10” JBL Subwoofers in a customenclosure box.Fast Facts:Mitsubishi lancerText Lee Kenn ji • Photographer Roger Chua / MonstrosityEXTERIORSuper Modern Custom Aero Kit, Bonnet,Headlamp & TaillampINTERIORBadman Designed Steering, SuperModern VIP Custom Wrapped Seat &DashboardHANDLINGWheelsFront - 19” X 9J / Rear 19” X 9JTyres - 225x35 x19I.C.E2 x JBL 10” Subwoofer, Sony DoubleDin Headunit, JBL front & rear 6.5”26 MAR 2011

I.C.E1. Sony XAV-70BTGive your car the audio system it deserves with the XAV-70BTmotorized double DIN A/V Center. A 7” WVGA TFT touchscreen display provides incredible picture quality and control,while USB 1-wire delivers full access to iPhone, iPod or otherportable digital music players. You also have the option ofplaying your MP3, WMA or AAC song files on CD. Bluetoothfunction is also supported for the answering of phone callsand the unit is satellite radio/HD radio ready as well.GT Auto Sound - 6280 66362. Vision Head-Unit for Hyundai Tucson i35View videos and movies in crystal clear soundquality with this customized 7” touch screenDVD head-unit. It is packed with plenty ofentertainment features as well as a host of otherutility features including a built-in GPS navigator.Connectivity is no issue here since it supportsboth USB devices and SD card. Bluetooth callingfunction is also included with the package.Autoform – 6294 55003. Alpine SPR-17SThe SPR-17S is one of the top quality speaker availablefrom Alpine’s Type-R line up. Type-R speakers deliver solidperformance - superior linearity, efficiency, clarity, andgreat bass response. Cranking up the volume on thesespeakers won’t sacrifice the clarity of your music. These6.5” component 2-way speaker comes with matchingcrossovers and tweeters and installation is made easy dueto it’s unique shallow mounting depth and basket design.Dynasty Sound Craft - 6276 22304. Panasonic CQ-D1703For drivers who do not wish to get a separate amplifier topower your speakers and subwoofer, you can consider gettingthe Panasonic CQ-D1703. Not only does it have a powerfulbuilt-in amplifier (4 x 50W), it also supports DVD-R/RW andWMA/MP3 playback. The front panel is fully removable andhas a front AUX input for your media players.Nam Huat - 6454 22625. Hertz HE4For car audio enthusiasts that are looking to upgradetheir sound system, Hertz amplifiers are the best choice.The HE4 is a 4 channel, 800W amplifier that can bebridged in dual or mono mode.Pre-amplified inputs as wellas hi-level inputs offer thepossibility for the HE4to be interfaced withany head units.The advancedelectronics andcooling system ensure theHE4 is able provide high power,even under difficult conditions.In-Phone – 6382 2262CRANK UP YOUR VOLUMEMake yourself heard with all the latest innovations from around the globe6. Clarion VZ709AClarion’s 7” touch screenoffering comes in theform of the VZ709A.The intelligent VZ709Adisplays the samecontrols as your iPod onits touch screen makingoperation intuitive.Bluetooth fuctionalityallows you to listen tocalls through your car’saudio system. It also hasa 6-channel audio pre-outand a RCA input.Audioedge - 6763 94427. Audison SR4The new SR amplifiers were created for both the enthusiastsand experts in mind. High level inputs allow the amplifiers tobe connected directly to a factory fitted head unit’s speakeroutputs and an array of switches and controls along thefront edge allows fine adjustment and configuration. SR4is a 4 channel amplifier that can be used for various setupsand configurations based on your preference.In-Phone – 6382 22629. Vision Head-Unit for Lancer EXThis is specially designed head-unit that has beencustomized to fit the Mitsubishi Lancer EX. A large 7”touch screen capable of supporting DVD, MP3 and variousother multimedia media formats, you will have endlessentertainment in your vehicle. With a built in GPS, you willnever lose your way again. Calls can be answered via thehead-unit using the built in Bluetooth receiver. This headunitalso supports iPod/iPhone, SD card, and USB devices.Autoform – 6294 55008. Pioneer AVH-P5350DVDMade to deliver exceptional audio and video quality, Pioneerslatest DVD Multimedia AV Receivers are set to augmentyour automotive environment. The AVH-P5350DVD is a indashDVD multimedia AV receiver with 7” widescreen touchdisplay. It also has a SD memory card slot and USB directcontrol for iPod and iPhone. The innovative user interfaceallows smoother and simpler access to desired functionsby eliminating complicated layered selection displays.Xquisitew@rks - 9229 200910. Monitor Precision M5The people at Monitor Precision have always soughtto bring you the latest innovation and the best ofsound ever. The M5 speaker from Monitor Precisionconsist of 2 x 6.5” woofer, 2 x 3” mid-range tweeterand a 3 way crossover. Enjoy sound at its highestquality with these set of speakers. Designed withstyle in mind, the polished chrome plate adds atouch of luxury to the interior of your vehicle.Amici – 6560 1296MAR 2011 27

I.C.E. Review1. Pioneer AVH-P4350DVDThe AVH-P7350DVD is latest to join Pioneer’sgrowing line up of DVD Receivers. Like itspredecessors, exceptional video and audioquality is exceptional and is set to changeyour in-car entertainment experience.Interface is cleaned up and what you getis simple and smoother access to desiredfunctions without going through complicatedmenus and layered selection displays.Dual Zone audio/video allows the rearpassengers to enjoy their multimedia content via rear screens and headphones even whilethe front passenger and driver listen to audiofrom other sources. Frequency phase andacoustic characteristics can be adjusted,achieving centralized and focused soundstage.Should you wish to fine tune your acoustics,there is a 8-band graphic EQ at your disposal.It all comes with a SD memory card slot,and USB direct control for iPod and iPhone.Xquisite W@RKS Tel: 9229 2009The perfect iPod or iPhone interface for manypopular 1995 – 2007 automobiles, the iSimpleSoundByte allows you to keep your factoryradio intact while providing you with totalcontrol over your iPod/iPhone. Many cars fromthe factory have their head unit inbuilt intotheir console for aesthetic reasons and manyof them are do not have an aux input. Thiscauses a headache for owners who wish tolisten to music from their multimedia devices.The SoundByte uses your vehicle’s CDChanger connection to provide digital qualitysound and basic pause/play, track forward/track back control of your iPod. Audioquality is crystal-clear and uncompromised,and you can enjoy CD-like track forward/track back control of your device throughthe radio. Charging is also support formost iPod/iPhone so you will not have toworry about your device’s battery going flat.SQ Image Tel: 6566 525328 Mar 2011PUSHINGBOUNDARIESPush the tempo and take your party on the roadwith these aurally powerful systems2. iSimple SoundByte

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REVIEWSSUPERSPRINTFOR CERATOWith strict rules governingthe modification of cars,it has always been verydifficult for car enthusiaststo soup up their carswithout getting on thewrong side of the law.For the more popular Japanesemakes, LTA approved performanceparts are widely available from mostworkshops. One particular owner ofa Kia Cerato wanted an approvedexhaust for his vehicle as well, so hedecided to approach Jeep Chee, awell-known workshop in Singapore,to help him with his quest.What started off merely on paper,turned out to be a lengthy journeyfor one particular Kia Cerato.Being the authorized distributor forSupersprint Exhausts in Singapore,Jeep Chee decided to worktogether with both Supersprint,and the owner to custom make aexhaust system for his vehicle.For over 55 years, Supersprint hasthe worldwide market referencepoint for its real performance andhigh quality exhaust systems. Acustomer’s Kia Cerato was actuallysent to Italy, where engineersdesigned from scratch a custommadeexhaust system. They had toensure the exhaust met Singapore’shigh emission standards, yet notcompromising on performance atthe same time. The entire processtook quite some time, but finallywhen the car was back in Singapore,the satisfaction felt by the ownerwas priceless.How it first looked like, This looks like it should be replaced! Finally it’s out.When fellow Cerato owners heardabout the good news, they flockedto Jeep Chee to enquire more aboutthe Supersprint exhaust. It is not hardto figure out why. Being a renownedbrand in the industry for over 50years, the Supersprint name is wellknown with Singapore car ownersand such news would be music tomost ears.A side by side visual comparison.In goes the Supersprint.Making sure everything is tight and sturdy.Installation is a simple, fuss freeprocesss. Jeep Chee’s well trainedmechanics would first remove theoriginal exhaust from the vehicle.Next, the custom-made Supersprintexhaust will be bolted on without anymodifications or additional weldingrequired. Exhaust hangers wouldbe inspected for wear and tear andgaskets checked to ensure there isno leakage of poisonous exhaustfumes. Fitting is to the tee as it iscustomized fully around the KiaCerato and features a stylish chrometipped muffler with the Supersprintwords engraved on it.Final adjustments and checks being done. There you go! High quality finishing chrome exhaust tip.For the Cerato owners who feelleft out when it comes to legalaftermarket exhausts, fret not. Youcan now get your LTA approvedSupersprint muffler at Jeep Chee!MAR 2011 31

REVIEWS1. VPM Nano ChargerThis product is based on the latestUSA technology and made byVPM Carspeed. It incorporateswhat every driver is looking for insuch a car enhancement product.The long list of features includesincreasing responsiveness of yourvehicle from 2000RPM onwards.Charging by the alternator is alsostabilized and battery and electricalcomponents’ lifespan is alsoincreased. Mounted in the enginebay and being exposed to heatand moisture, it is important thatthe product is waterproof and heatresistant. You feel will an instantincrease in battery power uponinstallation and auto gear changesare also smoother. With customerservice in mind, a warranty periodof 1 year is also included with everypurchase.Sung Beng Auto – 9272 48792. SupersprintSupersprint has been producing highquality and real performance for thepast 55 years, and without doubt,it’s latest addition for the Kia Ceratois no let down as well. Many Ceratoowners have been asking for a LTAapproved exhaust for their belovedrides, and Jeep Chee heard them.Being an authorized Supersprintdistributor in Singapore, they wroteto them and requested for a custommade exhaust system for the KiaCerato. On first looks, you can tellit apart from the stock muffler by it’schrome exhaust tip and engravedSupersprint wording. But it’s justnot a cosmetic enhancement.Performance is also enhanced inthe mid and higher rev range andlow end is not compromised as well.It has a slightly bassy note to it atidle and when you floor the pedal,the sound from the exhaust will bemusic to the ears of most drivers.Jeep Chee – 6745 4700UPCLOSEGet a close up view of these productsthat caught our eye3. D1SPEC 7 DriveWhat makes a good throttlecontroller is it’s ease of usage,functionality and design. TheD1SPEC 7 Drive combines all ofthe above 3 into one small, sleekpackage which appeals to alldrivers who are looking to be ableto control their throttle response onthe go. It allows the driver to set 3different modes, with a total of 13different throttle response settings.Throttle response and accelerationare improved upon installation andeven new users will find it a breezeto use the product. There is alsobuilt in digital voltmeter monitorsyour battery voltage. Uponengaging the reverse gear, thedevice will automatically set it backto normal mode for safety reasonswithout affecting the previouslysaved mode.Fabulous X – 6841 93294. Hage Power ECUThe Hage Power ECU is definitelyin a class of it’s own. Despite beinga piggyback, not a fully standalone ECU, it boost features thatwould make other piggybackspale in comparison. It is a fullyprogrammable engine managementsystem which allows controlover numerous fuel and ignitionparameters through the vehicle’sstandard ECU. Suitable for mostEFI cars regardless if it’s runninga NA, turbo charged, or supercharged application, installation isa breeze if there is a Plug & Playharness available for your vehicle.In the hands on an experiencedtuner, the power band of the vehiclecan optimized according to yourpreference. With better control overthe fuel and ignition system, youcan expect a smoother engine andbetter response which allows betterfuel efficiency at maximum output.Hage Distribution – 8488 699832 MAR 2011

SHOPTHE REALSLIM SHADYWe love the Sun, but no one enjoys getting into a hot and stuffy car, or riskbeing blinded by the brightness of the Sun’s rays. Luckily for us,we have Cool N Lite to the rescue!First established in 2003 with amission to provide solar control filmswith a distinctive service at affordableprices. Cool N Lite has since grownby leaps and bounds, building upa strong team of well-trained anddisciplined pool of certifiedapplicators. Their workhas gained them immenserecognition from leadingautomotive and buildingdevelopers in Singapore andaround the region.With a firm belief in continualinvestments, especially inR&D and innovation, CoolN Lite has managed tomaintain its current lead onbrand positioning by offeringever improving technologyand improvements infilms for all customers.With a 2,500 sq ft showroom cuminstallationg centre in Toh GuanCentre and a 2,000 sq ft branchlocated in the East, Cool N Lite hasmanaged to provide customers withthe ease and convenience of getting34 MAR 2011their rides done up.COOL N LiTE® high tech filmsare designed and developed formaximum performance and durabilityto withstand extreme temperaturesand reject vast amounts of directsun exposure that automobilesand buildings receive on a dailybasis, especially under our intensetropical heat. Taking great pride inour products and installations and toprove it, all films from COOL N LiTE®are backed with one of the strongestwarranty programs in the industry,providing up to lifetime coverage onselected films and applications. WithCOOL N LiTE® seal of warranty,each and every customer can besafely assured that the vehicle/property resale value will beenhanced.Cool N Lite is looking forwardto expand their market sharein the commercial/residentialsegments with more notableprojects and to set a foot hold inthe regional solar film industry inthe next 3 years.Cool N Lite can be found in twolocations:• Cool N Lite Toh Guan Centre( West Branch) – 21 Toh GuanRoad East, #01-15, Toh GuanCentre, Singapore 608609,Tel: 6762 9885• Cool N Lite Solar Film ( EastBranch ) – 53 Paya Ubi IndustrialPark, #01-45, Ubi Ave 1, Singapore408934, Tel: 6741 9885


SHOPManCanDo,so can you!Bringing various different Korean car products to the shore of our sunnyisland, ManCanDo believes in providing unique and quality car products toour local car owners.With the growing population ofKorean cars in Singapore and aroundthe world, ManCanDo spotted anopportunity in the market to provideunique and quality Korean carproducts to owners of such cars.ManCanDo International Pte Ltd wasestablished in March 2003 and theyhaven’t looked back since.Korean cars are have recently beengaining popularity with Singaporeansmainly due to their value for money,high performance figures andattractive outlook. But some carowners are not satisfied with having afactory looking car.Due to the rising petrol costs, manyowners are unwilling to spend onperformance parts which may translateinto higher fuel consumption. So whynot spruce up both the exterior, andinterior of your vehicle!ManCanDo’s list of accessoriesavailable for your Korean ride seemsnever ending. Owners looking fora cosy and stylishly lit interior can36 MAR 2011purchase their LED room and doorlight. Aftermarket body kits, carbonfiber bonnets and boots and even LEDhead and tail lamps are all availableshould you wish to spruce the exteriorof your car.For the performance orientatedcustomers, you would be glad toknow that ManCanDo are able tocater to your needs as well. Handlingupgrades such as coilovers and strutbars are readily available.And those into ICE would be able toget voltage stabilizers and groundingwires installed as well. Walking intotheir showroom, customers would betaken aback by the huge variety ofaccessories available.You will certainly be spoilt for choice.Should you require professional adviceas to which items are available for yourcar, their friendly sales representativeswill be more than willing to answeryour questions. Making sure you willget accurate information and makeinformed purchases.Installation works are done by a teamof professional mechanics who havehad years of experience working onKorean cars. Your car will certainlybe in good hands as you see thetransformation of your car from anormal, stock looking one, to a eyecatching, gorgeous work of art.Whether you’re driving Hyundai, KIA,Chevrolet or Ssangyong, ManCanDowill do their best to dress up yourcar to it’s prettiest. Owners of othermakes, fret not They carry a largeselection of items that will fit your carsuch as HID conversation kits, alarmsystems and even in-car surveillancesystems! Regardless if you're lookingto dress up your interior or exterior, youwill surely be able to find something toyour liking at ManCanDo.ManCanDo International Pte Ltd islocated at Block 34 Sin Ming Drive,#01-118, Singapore 575708.Call 6458 5649 for more informationor visit http://www.mancando.comOperation hours:10am – 7pm (Mon – Sat)

ACROSS THE CAUSEWAYTAKE TWO, MARK TWOA few thousand quid, a 1990 Volkswagen Mk2 GTI and an owner with a mission. Readwhat little money can do to transform a battered hot hatc`h back into its glory days again...If you’ve read the previous issuesof REV, you would have known thatI made a life-changing decision: Ibought a car in the UK. The car itselfis cheap – it’s like what I would pay fora turbo-back exhaust for my MkV GTI– but the real cost is in the insurance. Ifyou’re anything under 25 and need tobe insured for anything that is movingand has wheels, you’d be classifiedstraightaway as high-risk.Anyway, insurance aside, the sunkcosts have been sunk and now it’s thepart where you can actually plan howyou’re spending the rest of the money– the restoration process.In restoration, I’ve learnt that you shouldalways start with the basics first. I’vegot people asking me ‘So when are youmodifying your car?’ and I will give alook of indifference, because if they hadknown how much work the car neededto even get into stock condition, theywouldn’t even want to suggest it. Simplyput, the stock condition is usually andmost of the time, the most reliable stateof the car.There is a reason why the manufacturersdidn’t add an extra 10bhp to your car,or why your car weighs as such, or whythe exhaust doesn’t sound as loud asyou would want it. There are safety &emissions regulations to be met. Butsometimes, the manufacturer detunesa car for other, more lucrative reasons –marketing, product placement or profitsin the form of options. Regardless, Iwould be aiming for a stock conditionfor now – and even that seems likequite an uphill challenge.If you’re first starting out looking for anoldie, remember that choice is nearlyalways available and you should takeyour time in choosing the right one. Ina haste – a young man’s one – I boughtthe first car I saw. Quite a mistake, as Irealised later, that the car sprung morefaults than the first test drive would38 MAR 2011

ever reveal. I should have been a bitsuspicious when the car couldn’t startat the garage and the tyres were all flat,but hey, it’s not that much money afterall, so what did I expect, I thought. Well,I thought wrongly.A car that has been sat for a long timecan either mean it is well looked afteror totally neglected, and mine leanstowards the latter. Why it didn’t seemobvious to me then was a mystery, butmaybe it was the good paintwork andspotless interior got me sold. But youshould now by now that looks are onlyskin deep.The drive back home was perfectly fine,although I did notice that the 2nd gearsynchro crunched quite often (a notedproblem on Mk2s). Unfortunately, thereisn’t much of a fix to this unless onewants to replace the whole gearbox, soI am sticking towards changing gentlywhen using the 2nd gear.Any of you intending to buy an oldcar to drive hard or track would wantto think twice if you have even aninkling of mechanical sympathy – stufflike a cranky 2nd gear would meanyour heel-and-toe downshifts wouldbe interrupted, and you should beprepared to accept it as part of ageing.Unless of course, you want to spend abomb fixing it.After a few hours of parking, I wasdismayed to find that 3 out of 4 ofmy tyres were deflating. No wonder– the sidewalls were all frayed due toprolonged deflation. Unfortunately, Ionly realised this was a problem whenI was driving and started to hear aregular ‘klonk-klonk’ noise, signallingthat the rims were only separated fromthe road by a layer of rubber. I pumpedthem up and got them patched up, sitthem properly on the rims with a costof GBP10 per tyre. So far, the tyresaren’t leaking as much air as before,so maybe the investment was worth it.Only time will tell.First of the more noticeable problemsis that the instrument lighting is prettymuch knackered. I could only seemy tachometer at night and as aconsequence, I used pure intuition tocheck my speed (the limit of 30mph isvery strictly enforced in urban areas) fora few days before I got those changedalso.Nothing quite prepares you for thefirst time the full set of lights turn on,illuminating the whole instrumentationperfectly. This is one of more visibleimprovements which made mesmile from ear to ear. Yet, this is justthe beginning of a restoration that,among other things, almost led to anabandonment of the project.More about new brakes and its first miniroad trip in the next column…MAR 2011 39

SPORTSHKS PREMIUM DAY 2011:WHERE THE TRUE ENTHUSIASTS GATHERThis HKS-tuned GT-R R35 is blazing fast!Text & Photos Cheryl TayTypical Japanese manga designs!I have attended several car meet-upsbefore and been to some trackingevents, but I have never seen a trackday with more than 300 cars. Eachand every of the 328 cars at the HKSPremium Day tracking session wasthere to have a go at Fuji Speedwaywith their precious vehicles.There were all sorts of cars present –Ferraris, the Nissan R35 GT-R, SubaruImpreza WRX, Mitsubishi LancerEvolution, Nissan CR-Z, Subaru Legacy,Nissan Fairlady Z and more – and theywere so eager to get onto the track onceit was time for the stipulated owners’session.Since the day president and founderHiroyuki Hasegawa designed and builtthe first aftermarket turbocharger forpassenger cars, HKS went on andbecame one of the pioneers in theJapanese aftermarket performanceindustry. They kept innovating anddeveloping new products such as thefirst commercially available electronicturbo timer and boost controller.It all began in 1973 when Hasegawa– former engineer for Yamaha MotorCompany – his partner Kitagawaand Sigma Automotive Co., Ltd whoprovided the start-up capital theyneeded. HKS picked its place at thebase of Mount Fuji from day one andis still there today, with a huge 100,000square-feet production facility.40 MAR 2011

HKS Engine Oil branding within the bonnetJoy rides in these sick cars!HKS anyone?HKS Engine Oil branding within the bonnetCelebrating their 35th anniversary in2008, HKS Premium Day was createdthat year as an appreciation event forcustomers. Preferring to have an eventthey can call their own, HKS PremiumDay is held at Fuji Speedway, which isthe nearest circuit to their factory.on the decline these recent years, HKShas done well to diversify. At the HKSPremium Salon – an extensive displayof HKS products – one can see theamount of research and developmentthe brand has undertaken to reachwhere it is today.The first event was such a success thatHKS decided to have it again until theirfourth edition this year where a totalof 5,012 visitors attended. Other thana track day for owners, the paddockwas littered with vendor booths whilethe track had Time Attack battles goingon and the skid pan had a novice driftcompetition.Although the Japanese tuning market isHKS has successfully expandedworldwide and has quite a significantpresence in Singapore too, throughthe HKS Technical Factory locatedat Fong Mui Garage R, a leadingautomotive and performance hub thathas strong motorsports involvementtoo. In addition, Hasegawa has alreadydeclared that HKS Premium Day willreturn next year, a sign of commitmentto its customers.Intricacy is key for HKSGet HKS, see HKSMAR 2011 41

WHEELSNot Just Any OtherPick of the MonthBrand of RimsKyowa Racing rims are a leading brand in it’s class. Featuring numerous designsto suit all kinds of cars, you will certainly find something that is to your taste.Model: KR735Size: 15 x 6.5Colour options:Black with Red TrimmingAvailable at JT GlobalDespite being in an industry that hascountless competitors, Kyowa Racinghas been able to not only survive, butflourish in this highly competitive market.It isn’t a fluke, but pure hard work thatattributes to this success.Wanting to stand out from theirprocess is done in-house at their factoryin Taiwan. Through this, we guaranteethe best control over all stages of themanufacturing process and the excellentquality of the finished product. To betterunderstand of how each Kyowa Racingrim is produced, let’s take a look at theentire behind the scenes process.process. These include the temperatureof the mould during casting and thefurnace temperature. Safety controlsalso prevents unprogrammed machinemovements or metal injection throughoutcomplete casting cycle.Post production testing done by a seriescompetitors, Kyowa Racing madeof controls which include also authenticsure that their rims are made from thehighest quality materials, through themost stringent manufacturing processImported raw materials are first carefullyinspected and test based on internationalstandards requirements and customercomputerized and real simulation of“crash-testing” helping the products toreach a level of absolute excellence. AModel: KR756Size: 17 x 7.5, 18 x 7.5Colour options:and quality control, and at the same specifications. Improvements are special technique of surface treatment Blsck with Hyper Silver Trimtime, keeping up with the latest designsthat will appeal to the mass crowd. Notresting on its laurels, Kyowa Racing isalso planning to expand their best sellingline up – the tuner style rims. Cateringto the continental cars market, they’vecome up with massive 18” and 19” rimswhich feature a deep lip and staggeredconstantly being made to the productionmethods. Investments are continuouslymade for new technology and machinery,enabling the usage of the latest castingtechnology.Before production, all final design drafts areexamined by high-capacity computers.used by KYOWA is “diamond polishing”:The rim surface is polished withdiamond-tipped tools on a high-speedlathe to obtain an unmistakable, intensivebrilliance.Should you wish to take a look atKyowa’s top of the line rims, feel freeAvailable at JT Globaloffset.Computer-based solidification and to head down to the local authorizedFrom the initial design sketches, tothe packaging of the final product,form-filling simulations are carried out toensure precise casting. Various controlsare in place during the productiondistributor, JT Global. They are locatedat 23 Defu Lane 12, Defu IndustrialPark E, Singapore 539130. For morethe entireinformation, call 6457 7330.Model: Enkei RS 05Size: 16 x 7 – 4 x 100Colour options:Black ChromeAvailable at Chuan Lee HinModel: M278Size: 17 x 7.5 x 114.3Colour options:Black/PolishedAvailable at Chuan Lee HinModel: S819Size: 16 x 7.4 x 100, 4 x 114.3 +40Colour options:Black with Gold lipAvailable from Chuan Lee Hin

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LIFEDocking for your appleRoth Audio introduces4 new hifi speaker dockwhich supports your latestApple products from theiPod to the iPadIf you’re tired of hearing the tiny scratchysounds crawling out from your laptop orPC speakers and you want to surroundyourself with high fidelity music from yourMP3 player, Roth Audio is a new name inthe market for you to consider. They’re anaudio high fidelity brand which specializesin highend hifi speakers and are nowbringing their expertise to the media playermarket with a new range of hifi speakerdocks. Roth Audio has released 4 newhifi products: the Roth Dock, Roth 2.0/Roth 2.1 system speakers and the RothCocoon MC4 tube amplifier. You will notface compatibility issues as the entirerange docks with all generations of iPods,iPhones and iPads. Other media playersand audio sources are also supportedas the systems also accepts audio inputthrough a 3.5mm headphone jack orauxiliary input jack.Charlie 2.1 WhiteCharlie 2.0 BlackThe RothDock is an iPod/iPhone dockwhich wirelessly transmits music to otherspeaker systems which accepts thestandard audio input. You can place iton your bedside table whilst your soundsystem sits on your desk TV console.There’s no wired clutter and you also havethe convenience of a remote control.Charlie 2.1 BlackThe Roth Audio 2.1 consists of 2 hifispeakers and a large, tube shapedsubwoofer while the Roth 2.0 consists ofthe 2 speakers without subwoofers butthey all come with the convenience ofthe RothDock. The wireless link is simpleto set up, just turn on the dock andspeaker systems and they link themselvesautomatically without any controls to fiddlewith. The sound is crystal clear and warmwhile bass reproduction is faithful to itssource- ranging from mellow for jazzytunes to the strong thumping thunder forrock star wannabes.Oli 10 Speakers 4Text Calvin TanCharlie 2.0 WhiteCocoon Mc4 Tube Amplifier FrontThe award winning Roth Cocoon MC4is a vacuum tube amplifier which addsnaturalness and warmth to the sterilesound of digital music formats like MP3sand CDs. When paired with the optionalRoth Audio hifi speakers, you get beautifulnatural sounds you would expect fromexpensive, high end audio systems fromyour media player at the proverbial fractionof the cost of such a system. It produces 13watts of sound over 2 channels and has arange of 20hz-30khz and input impedanceof 100Kohm. It also accepts input fromCD and video player audio input and ofcourse comes with its own remote control.For audiophiles who have avoided storingtheir music collections in iPods or othermedia players because of the poor soundsystems in the market which play fromthese media players, the Roth Cocoonis the perfect choice. The Roth Cocoon has given fussy audiophile holdouts areason to consider finally getting an iPodor similar gizmo as they can finally get thesound quality they want without too muchcompromise of the MP3 sound format.Roth Dock With RemoteEmjay Enterprises (1984) Pte 6338 894844 MAR 2011

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LIFEDocking for your appleRoth Audio introduces4 new hifi speaker dockwhich supports your latestApple products from theiPod to the iPadIf you’re tired of hearing the tiny scratchysounds crawling out from your laptop orPC speakers and you want to surroundyourself with high fidelity music from yourMP3 player, Roth Audio is a new name inthe market for you to consider. They’re anaudio high fidelity brand which specializesin highend hifi speakers and are nowbringing their expertise to the media playermarket with a new range of hifi speakerdocks. Roth Audio has released 4 newhifi products: the Roth Dock, Roth 2.0/Roth 2.1 system speakers and the RothCocoon MC4 tube amplifier. You will notface compatibility issues as the entirerange docks with all generations of iPods,iPhones and iPads. Other media playersand audio sources are also supportedas the systems also accepts audio inputthrough a 3.5mm headphone jack orauxiliary input jack.Charlie 2.1 WhiteCharlie 2.0 BlackThe RothDock is an iPod/iPhone dockwhich wirelessly transmits music to otherspeaker systems which accepts thestandard audio input. You can place iton your bedside table whilst your soundsystem sits on your desk TV console.There’s no wired clutter and you also havethe convenience of a remote control.Charlie 2.1 BlackThe Roth Audio 2.1 consists of 2 hifispeakers and a large, tube shapedsubwoofer while the Roth 2.0 consists ofthe 2 speakers without subwoofers butthey all come with the convenience ofthe RothDock. The wireless link is simpleto set up, just turn on the dock andspeaker systems and they link themselvesautomatically without any controls to fiddlewith. The sound is crystal clear and warmwhile bass reproduction is faithful to itssource- ranging from mellow for jazzytunes to the strong thumping thunder forrock star wannabes.Oli 10 Speakers 4Text Calvan TanCharlie 2.0 WhiteCocoon Mc4 Tube Amplifier FrontThe award winning Roth Cocoon MC4is a vacuum tube amplifier which addsnaturalness and warmth to the sterilesound of digital music formats like MP3sand CDs. When paired with the optionalRoth Audio hifi speakers, you get beautifulnatural sounds you would expect fromexpensive, high end audio systems fromyour media player at the proverbial fractionof the cost of such a system. It produces 13watts of sound over 2 channels and has arange of 20hz-30khz and input impedanceof 100Kohm. It also accepts input fromCD and video player audio input and ofcourse comes with its own remote control.For audiophiles who have avoided storingtheir music collections in iPods or othermedia players because of the poor soundsystems in the market which play fromthese media players, the Roth Cocoonis the perfect choice. The Roth Cocoon has given fussy audiophile holdouts areason to consider finally getting an iPodor similar gizmo as they can finally get thesound quality they want without too muchcompromise of the MP3 sound format.Roth Dock With RemoteEmjay Enterprises (1984) Pte 6338 894846 MAR 2011

Tech TimesThe latest technology to keep you fit,entertained and ear-waxed1. Apple iPad 2$tba Apple fans, the day you have beenwaiting for is now here: the iPad 2 hasbeen revealed in all its glory with adual-core 1Ghz chip, thinner case andlonger battery life. It still doesn’t have aUSB port but that didn’t stop millions ofpeople from buying the first iPad…2. Garmin Edge 800$800’re willing to bet a few of you out thereare avid cyclists too, so here’s the thingfor you: Garmin’s latest, top-of-the-linecyclocomputer/GPS. Use the 2.6-inchtouchscreen for navigational ease and pairit with cadence, power and heart sensors.3. Fujifilm X100$tba (arriving March) it’s not a Leica, but it looks just as goodas one with that brushed magnesium alloycasing and retro-styled dials. It looks justlike an old 35mm but that’s because it’smeant to replicate their user-friendliness.Oh and it takes pretty good photos too.4. Gavio Amped$29.90, Gavio 2WIN$49.90,’s pronounced ‘twin’ and doesn’t involveGillian or Charlene or anybody. These littlepowerhouses have a combined 10W outputso they are pretty damned loud and you canrotate the housing to use them as a soundgun. Party at gunpoint!!!A cute little sound-making mushroom is what theAmped is. It’s meant as a compact portable speakersolution for general use, and inside its 6cm chassislies a 3W speaker with neodymium driver for goodsound reproduction and clarity.6. Polar FT7$199 training is all fine anddandy but you need somethingto log your progress. If you needa general heart rate monitor thenthis is the ticket – Polar’s FT7 logsup to 199 records and uploads yourdata to a website where you can planmore self-torture.MAr 2011 47

LIFEMAR 2011ITE CW KARTING &MOTORSPORTS CLUBStudents from ITE College West will now get a chance to learn about the various aspects ofmotorsports through the “Racing Team Technical Training Course”,the first of its kind in Singapore.With Singapore hosting the first Formula 1 nightrace, and the completion of Changi MotorsportsHub, interest in motorsports in Singapore has beenevolving rapidly. Crowds enjoy the fast speeds of suchraces and the detail and technology invested in suchFormula 1 machines.However what goes on behind every motorsportsevent, from the planning, to the logistics, to theoperation of the race team, is something that mostpeople would be interested in finding out.Not every layman will get a chance to experience themotor sports event and much to the conjecture isoften misconstrued. ITE College West will now set thisright by teaming with Kartmaster to conduct a “RacingTeam Technical Training Course” for ITE students. Thiscourse will help would-be motor sports aspirants togain a foothold into this glamorous sport.The course will be conducted by a renowned instructor,Mr Roland Chong. Mr Chong has been involvedin motor sports events for many years in both localand international arena. Being an official in SingaporeText & Photos James Ling

MAR 2011Motor Sports Association (SMSA), Mr Chong hasofficiated in the Singapore’s Formula 1 event.The scope of this course will include classroomsessions, rules and regulations, driving theory and kartpreparation before embarking on the practical aspectof the course. Those who make the grade will have achance to experience the real thing.They also will learn about the race management.Outstanding students will be engaged by other teamsin the Singapore Kart Championship (SKC) & Asia KartOpen Championship (AKOC) events.This event participation is considered on-job-trainingwhich is difficult to attain in daily life work experiences.This invaluable learning opportunity is the first of itskind in Singapore. On completion of this course, thestudents will be able to function in various team roles.Mr Chong is delighted that ITE sees the benefits ofthis course. It is not an easy task to train a traineeto be proficient in motorsports as they will experiencedealing with stress under a competitive environment.This will indirectly teach them invaluable lessons andnurture their ability to handle life situations.Karting is often used as a foundation for motor sportsactivities with Formula 1 being the pinnacle. This locallytrained pool of talents may one day become a “TeamSingapore” in the Formula 1 racing scene.

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