That’s right, for the paltry sum of $12.99 you can measure your car or truck’s 0-60, lateral g forces, acceleration g forces, braking g forces, HP, TQ and much more.
Using the built in accelerometer housed in your iPhone or iPod Touch the Dynolicious Performance Meter makes this and more possible! Available from the iTunes app store!
This program is really cool, and the virtual skid pad alone definitely makes it worth the price of entry. We’ve been playing with it around the office and will post some updates as soon as we put it in a car and get some numbers.
It’s nice to know with new innovations in the automotive world, new technology, new products, pyretic gas prices, new anti-enthusiast laws, changing shifts in every industry, there are always the staples that never seem to change.
You might think I’m referring to such companies and products supplied by K&N, Eibach, AP Racing, Bilstein and many others.. but in this case.. not so much.
In this instance, I’m talking about the one and only Uncle Booger’s Bumper Dumper, the purveyor of the patented trailer hitch toilet, who has been around as long as I’ve been in the automotive industry. Crackpot? Genius? The debate has been open for years and years.. but the simple fact, they are around, and unchanged, and glorious in every way.. complete with the same website circa sometime in the late 90’s.. (be sure to click around.. even T-Shirts are available) and the telltale image that sells it all:
There is something to be said about longevity in the automotive aftermarket world, and in the specific case of Mr. Uncle Booger, I for one salute you sir.. well done and congratulations..
And to plug another internet staple, let’s all not forget about our friends at Zombo.com.. and yes, if you wait long enough, even ZomboCom T-Shirts can be had.. WELCOME!
On Saturday July 26th the STILLEN team headed out to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA with the STILLEN Ford GT to do some testing on the infield road course during the Speed Ventures open track day. It was a great day and we learned a lot about the new parts and were able to test out the new Michelins, we were hoping would provide the additional traction needed for the beast.
The car handled alright with the stock wood (I mean ummm….rubber?) After the first session we decided to throw on the new Michelin PS2’s. This is a nice tire and has quite a bit more grip. These tires are a little bit shorter and quite a bit wider (two inches to be exact.)
During the second session the car definitely liked the grippier Michelins but it was having a little trouble with oversteer. Steve reported that the car was loose getting into the corner and loose out of the corners. So, we brought the car back into the pits and lowered the Penske adjustable coil overs 1/4 of an inch in the rear. This made a huge improvement during the third and final session. Half way through the third session Steve brought the car in to make some rebound adjustments on the Penskes. By the end of the third session Steve was all smiles and is confident the car will be a solid competitor for the 2008 New Zealand Dunlop Targa Rally.
Some of the new goodies we were testing include:
New AP Racing Clutch- 30% smaller and lighter than factory, “rally-style” engagement. This means that the engagement is quicker than a normal clutch, but still needs to be able to handle street driving.
Front and Rear AP Racing 6 piston brake kits with the brake bias moved 2% to the rear brakes.
The front kit is expected to begin shipping by Mid-September (update 9/16 – Now Shipping!). The rear kit should be following shortly thereafter.
When these kits are combined they are a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving and track days. The combination of 6-Piston and 4-Piston Calipers, two piece large diameter rotors, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.
Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.
Nissan recently hosted their official Grand Opening and Dedication for their Corporate Headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan asked Steve Millen to be on hand for the festivities, including taking 25 lucky employees who had won an internal Nissan contest for a spirited ride in the new Nissan GT-R.
While at the event, Brian Sullivan from Fox Business sought out Steve to discuss the GT-R. Check out the video of the interview below:
At exactly 12:01am this morning on July 7, 2008, the first Nissan GT-R was delivered to the first consumer owner, and STILLEN was on hand at Universal Nissan in Los Angeles for this historic event.
Nissan asked Steve Millen to be on hand to present the vehicle, and deliver a specially painted replica helmet which included the date and details of the first GT-R delivery. And the first GT-R to be delivered is…..
A Black Obsidian Premium Model.
Video of the mini-event was captured from our friends at StreetFire.net:
Infineon Road Course in Sonoma, California is one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit. With 12 turns and high speed straightaways leading into 30 mile per hour corners these 3,000+ pound cars abuse their brakes to the limit.
On June 22nd Kyle Busch put his AP Racing brakes to the ultimate test and came from 30th starting position to win the race. This win moved him even further ahead as the points leader for the Nextel Cup Championship.
Immediately after getting out of the car the first company he thanked was AP Racing. This is even more significant considering he did not thank his PAYING sponsors until after he thanked the manufacturer’s of a product his race team pays over $30,000 to use. If AP Racing brakes can help Kyle Busch win in such a demanding environment, imagine what AP Racing street kits can do you for your car during the day to day grind.
“We unloaded here this weekend and we were absolutely horrible,” Busch said in his post-race press conference. “We were so bad we didn’t know what was going on. These guys worked their tails off and never gave up. We worked on it and worked on it – made changes to everything – and finally figured it out. I have to thank AP Brakes, MAC Tools, M&M’s, Snickers, Interstate Batteries, NOS Energy Drink and everybody that’s helped us here. For Toyota to win here at their home race, that’s pretty special, too.”
Founded in 1986, STILLEN is recognized as one of the premier tuners in the world. With Engineers and a full R&D department on location, STILLEN has long been engineering big brake kits with Brembo and AP Racing, developing superchargers with Magnuson, Edelbrock, Whipple, Vortech, and under the leadership of championship race car driver Steve Millen, trusted by thousands of enthusiasts, manufacturing STILLEN branded products and upgrades, as well as wholesale distribution and retail partners.