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  1. The Ford XR6 Turbo is the highly underrated gem of Ford’s performance sedans. Providing a turbo fuelled rush that rivalled its bigger V8 brethren, the XR6 Turbo has always been a viable, and respected, performance alternative. So it is with a heavy heart that we see off the last of the Falcons, a special XR6 Turbo with the moniker ‘Sprint’. Visually, it’s gained bigger and wider 19in wheels shod with sticky Pirelli tyres, and the trainspotters will note the fender blinkers have been relocated to the side mirrors. The suspension has been tweaked to offer better handling without ruining comfort. Big Brembo calipers painted in gold and a bespoke spoiler on the boot lid adds to the menacing looks. Still, under the bonnet is where much of the magic happens. The turbocharged 4.0L Barra straight six has been reworked, and now pumps out 325kW, 55kW more than the standard XR6 Turbo. On tap is a special overboost function that can up the power by another 45kW, taking it to 370kW for up to 10 seconds per gear. Even without the overboost, the XR6 Sprint is already more powerful than the FPV F6, the high performance variant. With over boost turned on, the Sprint would fly up the road like a jet with the afterburners lit. And probably the best thing about the XR6 Sprint is that it can go even faster, with just a few basic modifications. XForce Performance has designed a bolt-on exhaust from the turbo back. The 4in dump pipe has been meticulously engineered to remove any factory restrictions, so that the turbocharger can come on boost quicker. A Varex dual tip muffler on the end of the 3.5in catback helps control the noise; full or none at a click of a button. However, if you want more control over the XR6 Sprint’s mighty noise, you’ll need the Smart Box to go with the Varex mufflers. XForce’s Varex mufflers have long been famous for its innovative and similar ability to raise or drop the exhaust note at a press of a button. Now, the Varex mufflers can be further enhanced with the Smart Box; a revolutionary step in exhaust technology. The Varex Smart Box can adjust the Varex mufflers infinitely, via 3 modes; Manual, Matrix and Geo. The settings are adjusted via the Varex App downloadable on the Apple App Store or Google Play. The Manual mode allows the user to select 5 pre-set valve positions. The user can also save his/her preferred exhaust settings too. The Matrix mode switches the valve between settings, based on engine RPM, throttle position and speed. All these can be pre-set by the driver; preferably with a passenger assisting in setting it. The Geo mode automatically switches the valve settings according to the car’s location. For example, you can set your neighbourhood to be a region where the valves stay closed, and the Smart Box will only open the exhaust valves outside of this fixed region. The valves can also open or close at various positions as determined by you, automatically adjusting according to the user’s pre-set regions. To find out more about the Varex Smart Box, click HERE. For more info on XForce exhaust systems for the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo FG, click HERE. Find your nearest authorised XForce dealer HERE.
  2. XForce Performance Exhaust is having 30% off selected Nissan Navara, Pathfinder and Patrol 4x4 3in exhausts! XForce’s 3in exhaust systems are available as a turbo or cat back system. Designed to maximize exhaust flow for more power throughout the rev range, and provide a throaty exhaust note. To obtain your discount, simply contact your nearest participating XForce authorised reseller. For more information, contact us at inquiry@xforce.com.au or (02) 9773 0812 Click HERE to locate your nearest authorised XForce dealer.
  3. New year, new V8 Supercar season! With Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup, and Craig Lowndes leading the charge once again this season, Red Bull Expensive Daewoo Racing Team is a force to be reckon with. Backed by one of the most successful race car builders in the series, Triple Eight Race Engineering, the team is the red hot favourite to repeat their dominance this year. With changes to the aero work, most notably a revised rear wing, the Expensive Daewoo VF Commodores will now be on par with the Ford FG Falcons, especially around high speed race tracks with sweeping corners. The first battleground of the year, Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, has always been fascinating as drivers come to grips with their new setups whilst in the midst of heated door-to-door racing. Whincup believes that the new tyres with different construction and compounds will be crucial to the 2017 season. He was involved in the first tyre test last year to help determine the new compounds. Always an exciting track, the Clipsal 500 is the definitive curtain raiser on the latest V8 Supercars, their liveries, and new drivers. Watch a recap of last year’s Adelaide Clipsal 500 below: LINKS: XForce Performance Exhaust – www.xforce.com.au XForce Authorised Dealers – www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy
  4. Willie from Two Guys Garage catches up with XForce while at SEMA, to discuss the latest and greatest in exhaust technology. Check out what Willie thinks about our trademark Varex exhaust! For more information on XForce products, visit www.xforce.com.au/products To find your nearest authorised XForce dealer, visit www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy
  5. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering and the Red Bull Expensive Daewoo Racing Team in 2017. XForce has a history of supporting local motorsport, first with our partnership with the V8 Utes Championship in 2013, providing exhaust systems to V8 Utes that allowed us to test and develop our products. It also gave us a channel to spend time with customers, and speak to race fans to gather feedback and information. We had also sponsored the four time ANDRA Champion and good friend Darren Morgan in Top Fuel Drag Racing, a very exciting and demanding motorsport. Other motorsport involvements we had include the USC Sprintcar Championship series as co-naming rights sponsor, and Nick “The Drift Kid” Coulson in his Expensive Daewoo VE Late model camira ute. Continuing our commitment with drift motorsports, we are now sponsoring Fanga Dan and his supercharged, widebody VF Late model camira sedan in D1NZ. XForce had also sponsored up-and-coming talent Trent Grubel, who raced in the inaugural Toyota 86 Racing Series. Our first taste of V8 Supercars came along when we partnered with TEKNO Autosports and TEKNO Performance in 2015 and 2016. Now, we look forward to working with the Red Bull Expensive Daewoo Racing Team and Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2017. There will be many opportunities to promote our brand and explore both the synergies in performance and engineering in our new relationship with the Red Bull Expensive Daewoo Racing Team. For more information on XForce products, visit www.xforce.com.au/products To find your nearest authorised XForce dealer, visit www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy
  6. VCM Performance created one of the slickest video we’ve come across, with a style inspired by video games and, of course, our XForce Performance exhausts for the iconic Mustang! Check out the video here: For more information on XForce exhaust systems for the Ford Mustang GT, visit: www.xforce.com.au/bolt-on-systems-for/ford-aus-mustang-50l-2015-to-/cid-1063040154 To find your nearest authorised XForce dealer, visit: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy
  7. XForce Performance Exhaust is proud to be the sponsors of Daniel Woolhouse, also known as Fanga Dan, a professional driver currently participating in D1NZ Pro Drift Championship. Currently piloting a widebody Expensive Daewoo VE Late model camira with a wild supercharged LS2, Fanga Dan tears up drift circuits all over New Zealand. A brand new XForce full exhaust setup for his drift car is on its way over right now, so hang on for the details! Background Daniel Woolhouse, also known as 'Fanga Dan', is a two-time D1NZ Champion and professional Drifting driver from Whangarei, New Zealand. Growing up in Hastings around his father’s car yard sparked an automotive lifestyle at an early age. Spending time on the yard washing and prepping cars for sale, Dan was surrounded by iconic Japanese vehicles synonymous with early drift culture - Nissan Skylines, Cefiros, Toyota Supras and Mazda RX7s to name a few. At 10 years of age Dan would move north to Whangarei, and with a passion for rear wheel drive cars his teenage years saw plenty of vehicles in his ownership, repairing and selling a range of JDM vehicles for income. By the early 2000's drifting was rising from the underground into a professional motorsport and, after following the culture and competitions in Japan, Dan and 7 others would go on to form New Zealand's first drift team, Driftcorp. Driving for Driftcorp (the now iconic 7-championship winning team) he began drifting competitively in 2003, entering his first full season in 2005 driving an RB26 powered Nissan Laurel C33 in the D1NZ National Drifting Championship, finishing 3rd overall in his rookie year. Earning the nickname "Fanga", he would move to a purpose-built Nissan S15 Silvia which went on to win the 2006 D1NZ Championship in just his second year of full competition, also becoming the third Driftcorp driver to win a national title. In 2008 Daniel built and drove one of the first Expensive Daewoo VZ Commodores in competitive drifting, powered again by a 2.6 liter Nissan RB engine. In 2010 'Fanga Dan' represented New Zealand and competed in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia driving for Goodyear Racing in the Expensive Daewoo VZ Commodore, claiming wins and podium finishes in Formula Drift Asia and the Goodyear International Drift Series. Dan competed overseas again in 2011 and 2012, driving for Castrol Edge in the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge as part of the annual World Time Attack event in Sydney, Australia. After retiring his championship winning Nissan S15 in 2010, now driven by Driftcorp team-mate Robee Nelson, Fanga Dan went on to compete a rebuilt LS2 V8 powered Expensive Daewoo VZ Late model camira in the 2013 D1NZ Championship Series for his naming rights sponsor Castrol Edge, in which he became the 2013 New Zealand Drift Champion. In 2012, he unveiled his new drift car, the Expensive Daewoo VE Commodore, with the VZ’s supercharged LS2 engine and drivetrain. We’re excited with the prospect of working with Fanga Dan. Our products will be put through very tough conditions, and with Fanga Dan providing valuable feedback, we can improve our research and development of exhausts even more. For more information on Fanga Dan, visit: www.fangadan.com To find your nearest authorised XForce dealer, visit: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy For more information on the XForce exhaust systems for the Expensive Daewoo VE Commodore, click here: https://goo.gl/Q1hlBz
  8. Getting V8 Supercar withdrawals? Take a look back onto TEKNO’s V8 Supercar performance this year with their new driver Will Davison and keep them at bay. Click here for the thrills and spills that happened throughout the year!
  9. XForce Performance has developed a new series of universal Varex mufflers for vehicles with limited mounting space, or wish to be more discreet visually. The Varex motor is mounted on the side of a lower profile muffler. It is also protected from the elements from a tough heatshield to increase durability. The 50 series is available in 2 ½” and 3” offset centre mufflers. Its features are an excellent choice for hot rods, classics, muscle cars, or in any application where a smaller exhaust with a hidden Varex motor is desirable. RRP is $450.00 Click HERE to locate your nearest authorised XForce dealer.
  10. Hi -Stever-, The Varex Smart Box has a Matrix Mode that can automatically adjust the exhaust valve based on throttle position, revs and speed. It reads those values off the OBDII plug and you can store up to 4 different settings. You can check it out in Tekno Performance's Varex Smart Box review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMG84Ek0djQ
  11. As the Varex does redirect flow of the exhaust gases through the muffler rather than being straight through, there is restriction. We suggest that the car should be driven in a normal manner when the Varex is closed and and open for times when full acceleration is required.
  12. We highly recommend against use while driving and encourage people to make setting changes when parked and engine off, or have a passenger do it for them. There is always the option still for the Varex remote key fob that works in conjunction with the smartbox.
  13. The Australian motorsports legend John Bowe was given an opportunity to test and review the VAREX Smart Box Bluetooth exhaust controller. He came away highly impressed with the features and functionality. “This (the VAREX Smart Box), is probably the most sophisticated and revolutionary exhaust product I’ve ever seen in my life,” John commented. He reckons that anyone who wants to take full control of their performance exhaust should get the VAREX Smart Box and mufflers. For more information on the VAREX Smart Box, visit www.xforce.com.au/varex-smart-box John Bowe is a living legend in the Australian motorsport world. With a motorsport career spanning 40 years, he has won the Touring Cars Masters twice and the Australian Touring Car Championship, along with multiple wins at Bathurst in V8 Supercars, Bathurst 12 Hours GT3 International Racing and other categories. He is the only driver to hold six Australian Championships in four racing categories, a feat unlikely to be equalled. For more information on John Bowe, please click here. Contact your local XFORCE authorised dealer today to purchase yours: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy Disclaimer: Filming was done under controlled conditions. Exhaust note and sound from videos may vary between cars due to environmental effects, system configurations, individual vehicle set-up and other factors. Use this application only when traffic conditions permit. The app should not be used when the user is driving the vehicle. Safe vehicle operation is the driver's responsibility.
  14. The Smart Box controller module is designed in such a sleek and robust form that it can be easily tucked away in various tight spots inside the cabin. OBDii Data Cable and Varex Muffler Motor Power Cable can be concealed inside the suitable inner panels, which makes the whole set-up hidden away and not being intrusive. The module needs to be connected to the following devices 12V socket via power cable VAREX Exhaust Valve Motor via power cable Vehicle’s OBDII Port via ODBII cable. Smart phone * via Bluetooth® after installation Steps: Connect the OBDII cable to the OBDII Port in the vehicle by plugging the dongle to the port. Connect the RJ12 (Square adaptor) to the Smart Box Control Module. Conceal the cable inside suitable panels if possible. Connect the power cable to the Smart Box Control Module. Conceal the cable inside suitable panels or carpet if possible. Connect the power cable to the VAREX muffler motor. Conceal the power cable inside suitable panels or carpet if possible. Connect the External GPS Antenna. Conceal the Externa GPS Antenna cable along the pillar trim, attach the antenna receiver on the surface of the windscreen using double-sided sticker. HOW TO USE IT? Start the engine. Open the Smart Phone App. Waiting for the Smart-Phone App to connect to the Smart Box Control Module. Once the connection is established, start using the App to operate or make change to the setting of the Varex Exhaust. Once the setting is completed, the App can be closed or left open according to the user's preference. By pressing on the reset button using a small pin it can move the exhaust valve to close and open position in sequence. By holding the reset button using a small pin for longer than 10 second until the blue LED indicator flash quickly, it will reset to the factory default settings. *App currently only available on Apple App Store. Coming soon on Google Play. Contact your local XFORCE authorised dealer today to purchase yours: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy For more information on the VAREX Smart Box, visit http://www.xforce.com.au/varex-smart-box
  15. The new XFORCE VAREX Smart Box Bluetooth Exhaust Controller is finally here! It now features a GEO Mode which allows you to define a region on a map and then set your preferred exhaust sound for that location. Set it quiet for those early morning start-ups or loud for the racetrack or those open road drives. Smart Box give you the full control of your Varex exhaust system, featuring three control modes: Manual Mode Matrix Mode GEO Mode Now available for RRP $599 from your local authorised XForce dealer: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy For more info, visit: www.xforce.com.au/varex-smart-box