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Ignition.my-RCA Speed Challenge Sepang 26/09/2010

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It was 1pm as I arrived at the Sepang F1 circuit. Just in time to catch the action. The turnout was reasonable, seeing that there weren’t really many big names involved. However the entire event was handled pretty well with the organizers constantly doing their best to stick to the schedule. The rain however caused some delays and also made getting track side to shoot photos a real challenge. Nevertheless, it brought some interesting action as we saw some drivers perform much better in the wet.

There were quite a number of Singaporeans (I assume the drivers match the registration plates) participating too. The variety of cars involved was pretty interesting. Most common models were the Honda Civics, VW Golfs, Mitsubishi Evo’s and Subaru Impreza’s. Other more uncommon ones were an APR tuned Audi TT, a Ferrari F430, a Mazda MX5 and a Proton Putra to name a few. Also present was an Ol Skool Corolla ke70 turbo, which was really fast! It was surprising that there weren’t many proton’s participating. It would have been fun to watch the local makes go up against the imports.

Overall, the event went on without a hitch. Hopefully, for the next one, there will be a bigger turnout with more variety of makes. I’m really looking forward to it!

More photos in our gallery here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173988&id=522416818#!/album.php?aid=38134&id=120489684646861&ref=mf

Checkout the results here http://ignition.my/2010/09/26/brief-summary-speed-challenge-sepang-2692010/

2016-04-20T01:47:30+00:00 September 27th, 2010|Motorsports, Random|0 Comments

Tuning Corner – Tomei Powered Turbochargers

Tomei Powered are at the very top of the game when it comes to turbocharged engine tuning and their range of snails reflect a dedication to perfectionism that has translated into real world performance over the decades…

This really stands out should you have the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes of this very well established company. Together with Eiji Mihara, Director of Tomei Powered Japan and Allen Lorenzo, Head of International Marketing, 7tune can bring you the latest news and information from one of the world’s most respected tuners.

It’s a funny story how I know Allen, here pictured with master engine builder Tahara san. Our relationship goes back to Junior high school in Australia back in the early 90′s and it came as a complete surprise to me to discover Allen was here in Tokyo and working for Tomei no less some 15 years later! And to think; there I was thinking I was the car nut out of the two of us.

Coming back to the “ARMS” range of Tomei Powered turbochargers, it is easy to see they reflect superior build quality and craftsmanship that is developed and then perfected in-house by dedicated and passionate people; all of whom consider themselves as a part of the Tomei Powered family.

The turbos are designed around “exhaustive” tests, with engine dyno rigs set up to assess real world effects; here an EJ25T is being put through a series of these punishing tests to measure the best balance for the turbo being developed.

Here you can see the varying exhaust housings used in the search of that ideal combination of torque and power figures for the particular application a client is looking for, whether it be street, track or strip related.

Tomei Powered have recently introduced a functional and attractive upgrade to their boost actuators, now available in blue aluminum.

If you are after specific high end application for example, Tomei Powered has the answer again – this ARMS M7960 for example is a perfect fit for the Evolution 8 or 9, and able to offer upwards of 400hp. Tomei Powered offer turbochargers for almost any modern Japanese engine and no stone has been left unturned in the pursuit of excellence.

Tomei Powered turbos definitely mean business when they dwarf your entire arm – and who wouldn’t be a big fan of Tomei Powered’s embossing?

No matter what you are after for engine tuning, Tomei Powered can supply the quality and satisfaction.

Words: Adam Zillin

Photos: Adam Zillin

Source: 7tune.com

2016-04-20T01:35:33+00:00 September 17th, 2010|Motorsports|0 Comments

Video – Gymkhana 3: New Ken on the Block

This is how it was always supposed to be – no music, no crappy slow motion bullshit, no kicking water balloons filled with green liquid and especially no idiots with flat brim caps packing paint ball guns trying to look like tough guys.
This is pure BLOCK.

Enjoy – this is THE best gymkhana video in the entire world… and probably the entire universe.
And the Segway guy totally rocks!


Watch out for Ken Block braking on the banked curves and controlling the slide of the car as it drops.
Mind numbingly awesome.

Words: Adam Zillin
Video and Images: DC Shoes and Ken Block
Source: 7tune.com

2016-04-20T01:38:24+00:00 September 17th, 2010|Motorsports, Random|1 Comment

JUST ADDED: Exterior Accessories, Interior Accessories and Car Care Products

6 NEW ITEMS @ www.12v.com.my

For more details, kindly visit us at www.12v.com.my

2016-04-20T01:41:54+00:00 September 12th, 2010|Products|0 Comments

JUST ADDED: 2009 TOYOTA ALTIS OEM 7″ HD DVD PLAYER

Just added to the 12volts store.

Toyota Altis Malaysia HD DVD Player from www.12v.com.my

Original fitting 7″ HD (800×480) touch panel DVD player for Toyota Altis (without GPS Navigation), ipod and blue-tooth ready, built-in TV feature.

Comes with original Toyota wire socket

Accessories:
Ipod cable (optional)
TV antenna (optional)
Reverse camera (optional)

For more details, please visit http://www.fasmoto.com

http://www.fasmoto.com

Original fitting 7″ HD (800×480) touch panel DVD player for Toyota Altis (without GPS Navigation), ipod and blue-tooth ready, built-in TV feature.Come with original Toyota wire socket

Accessories:
Ipod cable (optional)
TV antenna (optional)
Reverse camera (optional)

2016-04-20T01:39:39+00:00 September 11th, 2010|Car Stereo Receiver, Products|0 Comments

Top 10 Car Accessories

Compiled by www.independent.co.uk

RAC 1000 sat nav
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Remember when sat navs were impossibly expensive? As with the most coveted technology, sat navs have quickly became affordable, and for those who simply want to get form A to B, this RAC branded model may be the most cost-effective way to avoid getting lost. It is one of the cheapest on the market, but is still adequate for most drivers’ needs with a 3.5″ touch screen display; UK and Ireland street level mapping; and safety camera data. Plus 30 per cent off breakdown cover is included within the box.

£59.99, www.halfords.com

Kärcher K5700 compact pressure washer
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About the only way to make washing the car interesting is to invest in something that turns the job from a chore into play time. Kärcher’s new “X” design pressure washers are extraordinarily powerful and have a high tech water cooled motor. The range features a “plug and go” detergent system, variable length lances, cable storage and, on the top of the range K5700 model, a hose storage reel. Kärcher pressure washers produce from 120 Bar – 140 Bar maximum pressure, more than sufficient for your car, patio, driveway, garage door, house exterior and possibly civil disturbances (not recommended).

£299.99, www.karcher.co.uk

Autoglym surface detailing kit
autoglym - surface-detailing-clay-kitAs used by Jaguar, Aston Martin and many other discerning customers, Autoglym products have long enjoyed a reputation for excellence. Given the amount most of us spend on a car it seem churlish not to want to spend a little time, effort and cash on enhancing its appearance (and its resale value). Autoglym’s “deep clean” system uses clay to help lift contaminants bonded to the car’s paintwork, such as bird mess, tar, tree sap and industrial fallout. The kit contains everything to properly prepare your paintwork before waxing: surface detailing clay bar, rapid detailer spray, super resin polish, perfect polishing cloth and a microfibre cloth. To achieve the definitive and lasting finish after using the clay kit, Autoglym recommends that customers apply their high definition wax.

£25.99, www.autoglym.com

Navman Spirit V505 sat nav television system

For a remarkably good price, this navman system combines sat nav and digital television with built in freeview. It has a wide, flat display, and has auto-tuning, which should make it easier to set up. There’s a seven-day electronic programme guide, which may come in handy if you’re the sort of person who is so organised that you know when you’ll be in the car days ahead of time.

If you get bored with the television then of course you can enjoy the sat nav’s 3D Junction views and lane guidance, travel books and text to speech function that speaks the road name of your next turning.

The Spirit has a 4.7in widescreen, slim, lightweight design and TruMap views. It switches between exploring and walking modes, and boasts economical routing, photo navigation, capture features that identify your location and journey, high-speed GPS fix and road speed limit data. It also offers the latest guaranteed map data.

£179.97, laskys.com

Digital alcohol breath tester
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Obviously you should not drink at all if you intend to take charge of a vehicle and that includes the morning after the night before. However, for those borderline cases where you have taken all reasonable precautions and may still be unsure about your alcohol levels, this gadget could help you determine whether you are safe to drive. However, the result of this test is for reference only; no-one will take responsibility if it is wrong, so you need to apply common sense as well as abstinence, and obey the law. As ever, don’t drink and drive!

£12.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com

Murray Comet pedal car
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A vision of Fifties pink excess, and a classic design. This is a rather old school machine, based on a Fifties design, made in China and redolent of times past. Whereas most pedal cars are plastic nowadays, this one is built from heavy gauge steel, and features chrome windshield, grille ornaments, headlights and hubcaps, as well as solid rubber tyres on 8in steel wheels. The body and undergear are finished in lead free, child safe powder coating.

It’s a big toy at 17in wide, 39in long, 21in tall and comes fully assembled – just take it out the box, and start pedalling. Mind you, although it’s recommended for children from two to six years old, its heavy and not always that user-friendly.

£149, www.classic-pedalcars.co.uk

Sony DVPFX730R-red DVD player
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A proven method of quietening fractious juveniles, this Sony has the great advantage that its batteries are likely to last more than the movie they’re watching. Some five hours of battery life ought to buy some peace for most journeys, and this machine is commendably compact: less than 8in wide, 6in high (when fully opened for viewing) and an inch and a half thick when closed. It works with a variety of media, including most DVD formats as well as DivX encoding, plus it can display pictures and play MP3s through its USB slot. The car battery adaptor and AC adaptor are useful recharging options.

Sony helpline: 08705 111 999

£149, Very.co.uk

England dice

Will England throw a double six in South Africa? By the time the World Cup kicks off in June, car-related England memorabilia will be a possibly too-familiar sight once again. Halfords are slightly ahead of the pack on this one, and their version of the traditional furry dice uses the cross of St George to add a patriotic touch. They are so immensely tacky that the space-time-taste continuum collapses in their presence, and they appear cooler for it. But where’s the Brazilian version?

£2.99, www.halfords.com

Alfa art

Did you know Alfa Romeo had an “official art collection”? Its to celebrate the marque’s centenary, and their limited edition prints seem as stylish and tasteful as some of the wonderful car s the firm has produced in those 100 years. This one caught our eye, featuring an Alfa Romeo Montreal, circa 1975, is by Akiko Yodogawa and part of an edition of 150 items. Even if you’re not especially into Alfas or indeed cars, they look pretty funky. Not so much Milan as Shoreditch, we reckon.

Around £200, www.alfaromeoart.com

Mini cuckoo clock
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Whether the 1959 original or the new, bigger model, the Mini’s big central speedometer has always looked a bit like a clock. Indeed, some Minis were so slow that the speedo needle seemed to move at the same pace as a timepiece. Anyway, under its new BMW owners, the speedometer has fulfilled its destiny and been turned into a wall clock. Perhaps unsurprisingly given BMW’s Bavarian origins, a cuckoo clock version has been released. On the hour, a Mini emerges from a “garage” and makes car engine and hooter noises as it drives “round the clock”. It deserves to be as big a hit as the car. (There’s also a digital version you can load onto your computer desk top, for free).

£79.95, from Mini dealers

www.mini.co.uk/accessories/merchandise.html

2015-04-09T03:19:13+00:00 September 8th, 2010|Random|1 Comment

Speed Trap Zones

Via MyAltis.com:

Place of offence Speed Limit Office/Station
Central
KM 15 JLN KL-RAWANG-KL 90KM/J Gombak (Selayang)
KM 32 L/RAYA KL-KARAK 90KM/J Gombak (Selayang)
KM 433 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Gombak (Selayang)
KM 444 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Gombak (Selayang)
KM 447 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Gombak (Selayang)
KM 400 L/RATA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Hulu Selangor (KKB)
KM 13 L/RAYA CHERAS KAJANG 90KM/J Kajang (H/Langat)
KM 289 L/RAYA JB-KL-JB 110KM/J Kajang (H/Langat)
JALAN IPOH 80KM/J Kuala Lumpur
JALAN MAHAMERU 80KM/J Kuala Lumpur
KM 6.2 KL-SBN H’WAY 80KM/J Kuala Lumpur
MRR2 BKT JALIL 90KM/J Kuala Lumpur
KM 59 T/INTAN-KLANG 60KM/J Sabak Bernam
KM 62 T/INTAN-KLANG 80KM/J Sabak Bernam
KM 64 T/INTAN-KLANG 60KM/J Sabak Bernam
KM 11 NKVE 110KM/J Shah Alam
KM 5.5 L/RAYA ELITE 90KM/J Subang Jaya
KM 8.5 L/RAYA ELITE 90KM/J Subang Jaya
KM 35 L/RAYA KESAS 90KM/J Subang Jaya
KM 44 L/RAYA KESAS 90KM/J Subang Jaya
Upper North
KM 13.2 K/PERLIS-CLN 90KM/J Kangar
KM 13.4 K/PERLIS-CLN 90KM/J Kangar
KM 8 JALAN KULIM MAHANG 60KM/J Kulim
KM 72 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Pendang
KM 12.6 BORR BAGAN AJAM 80KM/J SPU (Butterworth)
Lower North
KM 23 JLN IPOH-LUMUT 90KM/J Batu Gajah (Kinta)
KM 6 TK INTAN-BIDOR 60KM/J Hilir Perak (T/Intan)
KM 6 TK INTAN-S/BERNAM 60KM/J Hilir Perak (T/Intan)
KM 19 T/INTAN-BIDOR 60KM/J Hilir Perak (T/Intan)
KM 58 IPOH-T/INTAN 60KM/J Hilir Perak (T/Intan)
JLN TASEK IPOH 70KM/J Ipoh
KM 11.5 JLN IPOH-C.HIGHLANDS 60KM/J Ipoh
KM 32 JLN IPOH-KL 80KM/J Kampar (Kinta)
KM 301 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 90KM/J Kampar (Kinta)
KM 26.5 JLN IPOH-K/KANGSAR 60KM/J SSU (K/Kangsar)
KM 77 IPOH-GRIK 90KM/J Kuala Kangsar
KM 239.7 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Kuala Kangsar
KM 38 JLN IPOH-LUMUT 90KM/J Perak Tengah
KM 365 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Slim River (B/Padang)
KM 388 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Slim River (B/Padang)
KM 214.7 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Taiping (L/Matang)
KM 223.8 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Taiping (L/Matang)
KM 10 JLN BIDOR-T/INTAN 60KM/J Tapah (B/Padang)
KM 46 JLN IPOH-T/INTAN 60KM/J Tapah (B/Padang)
KM 81 JLN IPOH-KL 60KM/J Tapah (B/Padang)
KM 339 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Tapah (B/Padang)
East Coast
KM 40 L/RAYA KL-KARAK 90KM/J Bentong
KM 45 L/RAYA KL-KARAK 90KM/J Bentong
KM 64.6 L/RAYA KL-KARAK 90KM/J Bentong
KM 66 JLN K/TRG-KTN 70KM/J Dungun
KM 120 K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 90KM/J Gua Musang
KM 123 K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 80KM/J Gua Musang
KM 97 JLN K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 60KM/J Kuala Krai
KM 98 K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 60KM/J Kuala Krai
KM 14 JLN LIPIS-MERAPOH 70KM/J Kuala Lipis
KM 41 JLN LIPIS-MERAPOH 70KM/J Kuala Lipis
KM 21 JLN KUANTAN-GAMABANG 80KM/J Kuantan
KM 197 JLN KTN/KTRG 90KM/J Kuantan
KM 33 JLN K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 60KM/J Machang
KM 50 JLN K/BHARU-G/MUSANG 60KM/J Machang
KM 30.5 JLN K/BHARU-TERENGGANU 60KM/J Pasir Putih
KM 334-333 JLN K/L-K/B 80KM/J Raub
KM 349-348 JLN K/L-K/B 80KM/J Raub
KM 73 JLN K/BHARU-JELI 70KM/J Tanah Merah
KM 41 JERANTUT-TEMERLOH 90KM/J Temerloh
KM 42 JERANTUT-TEMERLOH 90KM/J Temerloh
KM 101 LPT KTN 110KM/J Temerloh
KM 126 JLN KTN-KL-TEMERLOH 60KM/J Temerloh
Upper South
KM 209 L/RAYA KL-JB 90KM/J Alor Gajah
KM 178 L/RAYA 110KM/J Jasin
KM 181 L/RAYA 110KM/J Jasin
KM 4 JLN MELANG-K/PILAH 70KM/J Kuala Pilah
KM 32 JLN SEREMBAN-K/PILAH 70KM/J Kuala Pilah
KM 5 JLN MALIM-MELAKA 70KM/J Melaka Tengah
KM 12 A/KEROH-MELAKA 80KM/J Melaka Tengah
KM 4 JLN SBAN-PILAH (PETRONAS) 70KM/J Seremban
KM 250 L/RAYA KL-JB 110KM/J Seremban
KM 256 L/RAYA JB-KL 110KM/J Seremban
KM 268 L/RAYA KL-JB-KL 90KM/J Seremban
Mid & Lower South
KM 100 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Batu Pahat
KM 12 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Johor Bahru Utara
KM 13 JLN J/BHARU-SENAI 80KM/J Johor Bahru Utara
KM 21 J/BAHRU-PTN 70KM/J Johor Bahru Utara
KM 14 J/BAHRU-ULU TIRAM 70KM/J Johor Bahru
KM 15 JLN KLUANG-T.W.HENG 60KM/J Kluang
KM 37 J/BAHRU-MERSING 60KM/J Kota Tinggi
KM 44 J/BAHRU-MERSING 60KM/J Kota Tinggi
KM 19 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Kulai Jaya
KM 31 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Kulai Jaya
KM 46 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Kulai Jaya
KM 49 L/RAYA UTARA-SELATAN 110KM/J Kulai Jaya
KM 170 L/RAYA 90KM/J Ledang
KM 172 L/RAYA 110KM/J Ledang
KM 9 JLN MUAR-MELAKA-KESANG 80KM/J Muar
KM 236 L/RAYA J/B-KL 110KM/J Rembau
KM 135 JLN J/B-SEREMBAN-CHAAH 60KM/J Segamat
2016-04-20T01:19:41+00:00 September 8th, 2010|Random|0 Comments

12v.com.my’s first blog post!

Welcome to AudioTech.12v.com.my!

The business concept is formed by 2 young entrepreneurs from Johor Bahru in early 2009, and later released to the public on Apr 2010.

The concept is rather simple – a truely dedicated online shop offering all sorts of car accessories, car audio, spare parts at wholesale prices.

Through strong relationships with both local and overseas largest manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, 12v.com.my is able to provide the largest selection of products at the lowest price – a true ONE-STOP SHOP.

Whereas compared to other online automotive shops, our items are priced wholesale. This gives you an opportunity to get the part you want without going over your budget. Our mission statement, “Buy with Confidence”, means you get the privacy, security, and customer care you need when purchasing online. Not only do we offer fast, easy, and hassle-free online shopping, but we also have a dedicated team of real customer service people to lend a helping hand.

Why do we call ourselves Twelve Volts Online?
As general cars has an output power of 12 volts, and to just simplify it, we sell almost everything related to Cars!

We aim to provide the Malaysian car audio and styling enthusiasts the ultimate shopping experience- quality products and competitive pricing!

2016-04-20T01:17:54+00:00 September 4th, 2010|Random|0 Comments