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Hey guys,

Improved Racing has just started accepting group buy pre-orders for our V8 swap aluminum FD strut tower bar. These bars are made in batches through group buys every couple of years, so they are difficult to get and if you don't pre-order you're not guaranteed to be able to get one.

Pre-orders close February 28th and the new bars are expected to ship around April 12th.

These bars provide more engine clearance than any other strut tower bar while still clearing the factory hood. That means they will clear most V8 and 20B swaps. The optional integrated brake master cylinder brace helps improve brake feel by preventing the firewall flex issues these cars have under braking. With pre-orders only, you have the option of LHD, RHD, or no brace. Pre-orders also get the option of black anodized finish or plain aluminum finish.

You can read more details and place your pre-order here: http://www.improvedracing.com/strut-bars/strut-tower-bar-and-master-cylinder-brace-for-mazda-rx-fd3s-p-37.html

One change we are working on for this batch is making the brake master cylinder brace compatible with the 929 master cylinder. Currently it will clear but the brace is not useful as there is no space for the adjustment screw.

Please note we only make a handful of extras, and the extras are usually all LHD, with brace, and black anodized. So if you don't pre-order you might have to wait a couple of years to get one, especially if you want custom options!

Post up if you have any questions and I'll be happy to answer them!


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Valid for Cyber Monday only, ends at midnight EST. Use discount code BMRSBF18.


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Improved Racing / Cyber Monday Deals
« on: November 27, 2017, 12:55:11 PM »
Please see our Cyber Monday deals below. Ends tonight at midnight.

Get a free kill switch tag with every order, and a free T-shirt with every order over $49.

Blowout sale: 50% OFF all Jiffy-Tite Dry-Break Fittings!
While supplies last only. We only have a handful left in each size, so hurry!
http://www.improvedracing.com/an-fittings-hose/dry-break-fittings-c-61_75.html

Buy three exhaust heat shields, get the third free
Discount code C7SHIELD
http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-cooler-adapters/c6-c7-corvette-oil-cooler-heat-shield-p-853.html

20% OFF RaceFlux Aluminized Kevlar Heat Shield sleeves
Discount code: KEVLAR
http://www.improvedracing.com/heat-shielding/raceflux-125-id-stitched-aluminized-kevlar-hose-sleeve-p-666.html
http://www.improvedracing.com/heat-shielding/raceflux-34-id-stitched-aluminized-kevlar-hose-sleeve-p-741.html
http://www.improvedracing.com/heat-shielding/raceflux-58-id-aluminized-kevlar-hose-sleeve-p-564.html
http://www.improvedracing.com/heat-shielding/raceflux-78-id-aluminized-kevlar-hose-sleeve-p-566.html

15% OFF Improved Racing remote oil filter take offs (clearance sale, while supplies last)
On sale to make room for a new, updated design.
Discount code: ENV-16X
http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-cooler-adapters/universal-billet-remote-oil-filter-take-off-plate-p-644.html

5% off Marco Electric Oil Pumps
For fluid circulation for transmission and differential cooling. These are the best electric pumps we've tested.
http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-pumps-electric/marco-up2-088gpm-electric-oil-circulation-gear-pump-p-795.html
http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-pumps-electric/marco-up3-145-gpm-electric-oil-circulation-gear-pump-p-796.html

Improved Racing Oil LS Oil Sensor Adapters on sale for $79.90
http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-accumulators/multi-port-oil-sensor-and-accumulator-adapter-for-ls-engines-p-339.html

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Jiffy-Tite dry break fittings are on clearance for 50% off! Cyber Monday clearance sale, while supplies last only. We only have a handful left in each size, so hurry.

Link: http://www.improvedracing.com/an-fittings-hose/dry-break-fittings-c-61_75.html

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Improved Racing / Heat Shield for Oil Cooler Adapters
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:34:20 AM »
We now have a heat shield available to help insulate our oil cooler adapters from exhaust heat. This can also be used to shield the factory water-to-oil coolers on some LS motors from the cats as well. It can also be used longways on smaller pipes. You can use it to insulate your transmission or diff and lower fluid temps, for example.

It's made from basalt, ceramic insulation, and silica fabric and can withstand temps up to 2,462F.

Here's the link: http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-cooler-adapters/basalt-silica-exhaust-pipe-and-catalytic-converter-heat-shield-p-854.html

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We just released a new thermostatic adapter with oil lines that exit out of the front and bottom of the adapter. This provides more clearance for certain headers, allows clearance for the LSX and LS Next engine blocks, and does not interfere with the knock sensor in Gen IV LS engines.

Link: http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-cooler-adapters/lsx-and-ls-oil-cooler-adapter-with-thermostat-rear-sump-p-785.html

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Improved Racing / Compact Dual Inline Sensor Adapter
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:43:02 PM »
We just released a new compact sensor adapter. It features 2 1/8" NPT ports for sensors or turbo oil feed lines while minimizing the space required. Just plumb it inline with an oil or fuel line.

Link: http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-sensor-turbo-feed-adapters/compact-dual-inline-oil-sensor-adapter-block-p-788.html

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Improved Racing / Thermostatic Remote Oil Filter Mount
« on: March 04, 2017, 01:13:06 PM »
We just launched a remote oil filter mount with a built-in thermostat. If you're running a remote filter and a cooler, this will save you space and cost!

An oil thermostat is critical for any vehicle running an oil cooler and driven on the street. Without it, your oil may never reach operating temp, resulting in premature engine wear and damage.

The filter mount is available with a 185F or 215F thermostat. It has female -10AN ORB ports with optional adapter fittings for -6AN, -8AN, -10AN, or -12AN lines.

The large M22x1.5 filter thread accepts a large number of filters in many different sizes. It also includes a mounting bracket for multiple mounting options.

More info here: http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-filter-relocation/remote-oil-filter-mount-with-thermostat-p-781.html

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Improved Racing / C5 Corvette Trap-Door Oil Pan Baffling Inserts
« on: January 30, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »
We now have trap door oil pan baffling inserts available for the two-piece C5 Corvette "batwing" oil pan.

These inserts snap right into the factory pan and are very easy to install, requiring only the removal of the bottom oil pan access panel.

Adding these trap doors around the pickup significantly reduces oil starvation. These can typically handle up to 1.4 G's without any loss in oil pressure.

Note this kit will not work with the earlier single-piece C5 Corvette oil pans.

Check it out here: http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-pan-baffles/trap-door-inserts-for-chevrolet-c5-corvette-oil-pan-p-743.html

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As most of you know, Improved Racing makes a high-clearance strut tower bar for the FD Rx-7 that will clear V8's and other common swaps while still clearing the factory hood. We typically organize a group buy every couple of years to make more strut bars and it's that time again.

If you want one of these strut bars, now's your chance to get one. To sign up just visit our website and place a pre-order. Here is the pre-order link: http://www.improvedracing.com/strut-bars/strut-tower-bar-and-master-cylinder-brace-for-mazda-rx-fd3s-p-37.html

Pre-order's close on January 31st, 2017. In the unlikely case we don't receive enough pre-orders to justify a production run, we will either extend the deadline or issue full refunds to everyone who ordered. You may also cancel your pre-order at any time for a full refund with no penalty.

These strut bars are made from solid 6061-T6 aluminum yet only weigh 4.5 lbs. They feature an optional brake master cylinder brace, which solves the firewall flex issue these cars have.

By pre-ordering you get several custom options:
  • Left-hand drive, right-hand drive, or no master cylinder brace
  • Black anodized finish or plain aluminum
  • Custom laser engraving of your choice on your bar. By customer demand, we will likely abandon the separate plaque in the center of the bar and laser engrave the bar directly instead.

Please note that we only plan on making as many bars as we have orders, and won't be making them again until at least a year from now. We may have some extra bars left over if someone cancels their order.

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Improved Racing / Get RaceFlux Hose and Fittings at Wholesale Prices!
« on: December 16, 2016, 10:18:57 AM »
We have just launched a new website together with RaceFlux that offers hose and fittings at wholesale prices to the public!

We are offering three tiered discounts depending on order total as follows:

Order total $49-$98.99 - Get 10% off your order
Order total $99-$148.99 - Get 20% off your order
Order total $149 or more - Get 30% off your order

The 30% discount is the same discount our dealers get! You save almost $50 on a $150 order.

In addition to the discounts above, we are also offering:

  • FREE USA shipping (including Alaska and Hawaii) on any order quantity
  • 365-Day Returns (returns after 30 days returns will be issued store credit instead of a cash refund)
  • The only fittings with a Lifetime Warranty. If any fittings starts to leak, send it back to us and we will replace it.

Check out the new site here: https://www.anhosefittings.com

Since we've just launched the site, we are still tweaking and optimizing it. If anyone finds any issues, please let us know! We are announcing it on this forum before anywhere else so we can get your guys' feedback before announcing it to the general public.

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Improved Racing / New! Gen V Small Block Oil Cooler Thermostat
« on: December 05, 2016, 07:57:26 PM »
New! Oil Cooler Thermostat for Gen V LT1 / LT4 Engine

Improved Racing's thermostatic oil cooler adapter for the C7 Corvette oil pan is now available!
 
We will also be offering an optional kit for plugging the ports left after deletion of the factory kit.
 
  • The built-in thermostat ensures the engine oil isn't overcooled on the street and allows for quick warm-up times.
  • Maintains a minimum oil temperature of 180F (82C) (part # EGM-132) or 212F (100C) (part # EGM-133) in most conditions
  • 100% bolt-on in place of the factory heat exchanger, just above the oil filter
  • Rebuildable
  • Auxiliary port can be used for a sensor, turbo oil feed line, or oil accumulator with optional fittings
  • May also fit other applications with GM Gen V small blocks, except the 2016+ Camaro SS
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-cooler-adapters/oil-cooler-thermostat-for-c7-corvette-lt1-lt4-engines-180f-212f-p-737.html

We are also working on complete oil cooler kits for the C7 Corvette that will use this adapter and a custom cooler.


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Improved Racing / Improved Racing Black Friday Sale
« on: November 24, 2016, 01:33:42 PM »
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Save 5% on your entire order with discount code BF2016. Applies to all brands and products, even OEM parts. No exclusions.

This is our only annual sale, don't miss it!

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We are now offering custom, professionally made RaceFlux brand hose assemblies. They are available in sizes from -4AN to -12AN. We assemble these in house and turnaround is typically just 1 business day for in-stock fittings.

The fittings are dual-swivel, black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum. The hoses are lightweight racing hoses with a Nylon outer braid and Viton rubber inner bore. They are compatible with oil, fuel (including E85), coolant, air, water, etc. We also offer optional pre-installed head shielding.

Please note pre-assembled hoses are not returnable (unless defective), so be sure to measure carefully.

Available hose assembly sizes and more info here: http://www.improvedracing.com/an-fittings-hose/an-hose-assemblies-c-61_59.html

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Improved Racing / Single Piece Replacement LS Oil Pan Gaskets for Only $24
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:29:48 PM »
We now have replacement LS oil pan gaskets available for $24. Unlikely the factory gasket, which is made like a jigsaw puzzle of 4 pieces, these are made from a single piece of aluminum. The gasket seal is silicon like the factory gasket. Designed using original GM CAD models for a perfect fit.

At $24 bucks these are less costly than the factory gasket and won't give you any sealing issues.

Available here: http://www.improvedracing.com/gaskets-seals/single-piece-replacement-oil-pan-gasket-for-gm-ls-engines-p-660.html

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