Hosetechnik Audi S1 Brake Hoses

Forge Motorsport’s Hosetechnik division has announced details of its new ultra-high performance brake hoses for all models of the Audi S1.

The S1 is a cracking hot-hatch, with many high-performance examples bound to be driven hard by enthusiasts. Rightly then, these lines, with their hand-finished frictionless braided stainless steel bodies and custom-machined stainless end fittings offer a marked improvement in braking performance and safety.

Forge’s unique production process combined with its exemplary levels of quality control and inspection mean that every single hose meets or exceeds all current FMV. ADR, LTSA, DOT and TUV legislation, making these upgrades totally legal in any market globally.

The original lines don’t offer the same pedal feel and confidence-inspiring feel as the Hosetechnik parts, due to their old-fashioned rubber-wall construction. Under load, and particularly after a few years and miles of use, the walls of the factory-style brake hose can ‘bellow’, losing efficiency and wasting some of the effort between pedal and pad.

All models and variants are catered for, but if your road or track car has a bespoke brake package, Hosetechnik’s in house production facility in Gloucestershire, UK can create virtually anything in just a day or two, either from a good photo or drawing, or by patterning the original parts. Any rubber hoses can be quickly and easily copied and remade into shiny new braided Hosetechnik hoses, carrying a lifetime guarantee.

The Hosetechnik range draws heavily from Forge’s thirty years of engineering excellence and these new hoses lead the market in terms of their specification. The lines themselves are No less than 12 hard-wearing 95PVC sleeve colours available to protect against dirt and water ingress… and best of all, you can actually ring up and speak to the technician who is building your hoses, whilst your order is pending – try doing that at your average brake-hose manufacturer!

More details can be found at www.hosetechnik.com.

Remus Launches Performance Exhaust System for Audi S1

Joining the firm’s already impressive range of performance exhaust systems, Remus’ latest offering is for the potent Audi S1, the German firm’s entry into the fiercely contested hot hatch sector. Consisting of a resonated cat-back stainless steel system with electronically controlled valves, the Remus system offers an increase in performance and a suitably aggressive soundtrack.

Audi’s S1 had a somewhat daunting task when it was launched: it had to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the mighty Mini Cooper S, the Renault Clio Renaultsport and the Fiesta ST, and it had to do it all while wearing the same badge as the flame-spitting S1 Quattro that powered Audi to so much WRC success in the early ’80s! Fortunately the S1 has proved itself to be a mighty car and one more than fit to wear the iconic badge.

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Augmenting their already impressive array of exhaust systems for Ingolstadt’s finest export, Remus’s latest offering promises to be one of their most popular products to date, managing to balance performance with a suitably aggressive note. The core of the system consists of a resonated 70mm stainless steel front section, leading to centre sports exhaust with matching diameter and a pair of integrated valves and electronic actuators. The system is crowned by a selection of dynamic quad tail pipes in a variety of styles and colours. All component parts have been extensively noise and performance tested, and all conform to EEC regulations governing both emission and decibel limits.

Three distinctive designs of quad tail pipes are available with the new S1 cat-back sports system, each designed to both enhance the performance and the visual appeal of the vehicle that they’re attached to. All three are 102mm in diameter and all come with an adjustable spherical clamp, but buyers can select from either an angled or a straight cut trailing edge, or between chrome or carbon finishes, the latter options even coming with titanium internals.

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As is the case with all Remus systems, the quality of the workmanship involved is second to none, even rivalling OEM levels of fit and finish. Extensive testing of the system on Remus’s own development cars has revealed a noticeable increase in performance across the rev range, plus the aforementioned exhaust note that manages to be aggressive without ever becoming overpowering or obtrusive.

Remus exhaust systems offer performance benefits thanks to their careful design and carefully honed gas flow properties, but owners of Audi S1s can take advantage of one of the company’s other significant developments, the Powerizer. Designed for those seeking more performance from their car without having to go to the trouble of extensively modifying their engine internals, the Remus Powerizer can boost peak power by as much as 25% and torque by a hefty 20%. These amazing improvements are achieved thanks to the Powerizer’s ability to toggle the engine management parameters in real time, optimising the nature of the map multiple times per second in order to ensure peak gas flow at any given time.

There’s an added benefit to the Powerizer, one that perhaps isn’t as obvious as the performance advances, and that’s improved fuel economy. The added torque created lower down the rev range means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard to propel the car along the road, resulting in improvements in MPG. Remus’s trained technicians optimize the Powerizer to suit the needs of the customer, though the instructions included with each kit allow for it to be adjusted at a later date should the need arise, and all by simply pushing the clearly defined buttons on the control unit.

Finally there’s the Remus Responder, another innovation that’s been designed to improve the driving experience and complement the firm’s exhaust systems. As the name implies, the Remus Responder improves throttle response by adjusting the accelerator pedal output signal, resulting in noticeably reduced response and reduced lag when when applied cars with an automatic transmissions. Easily and swiftly installed between the OEM pedal sensor and the OEM connector, the Remus Responder can be unpacked, fitted and up and running in minutes, and all thanks to the plug and play technology at its very heart. The Responder operates using sophisticated adjustable programming profiles, technology that can lead to improved fuel consumption and more efficient engine running, while the four user-selectable and customisable performance settings give drivers greater freedom to tune the system to their specific needs.

The fact that Remus has already designed, developed and produced a complete sports exhaust for this relatively recently launched model serves to highlight how seriously they take their work, with further Audi-based product launches already in development.

Further information on the Remus cat-back sports exhaust, prices and fitment options can be found at www.remusuk.com

Remus Audi S1 Performance Exhaust System

Audi’s S1 had a somewhat daunting task when it was launched back in 2014; it had to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the mighty Mini Cooper S, the Renault Clio Renaultsport and the Fiesta ST, and it had to do it all while wearing the same badge as the flame-spitting S1 quattro that powered Audi to so much WRC success in the early ’80s! Fortunately the S1 has proved itself to be a mighty car and one more than fit to wear the iconic badge, and a number of aftermarket offerings have sprung up to cater for it, the latest being a resonated cat-back sports exhaust system with electronically controlled valves from Remus.

Augmenting their already impressive array of exhaust systems for Ingolstadt’s finest export, Remus’s latest offering promises to be one of their most popular products to date, managing to balance performance with a suitably aggressive note. The core of the system consists of a resonated 70mm stainless steel front section, leading to centre sports exhaust with matching diameter and a pair of integrated valves and electronic actuators. The system is crowned by a selection of dynamic quad tail pipes in a variety of styles and colours, more information on which can be found below. All component parts have been extensively noise and performance tested, and all conform to EEC regulations governing both emission and decibel limits.

Three distinctive designs of quad tail pipes are available with the new S1 cat-back sports system, each designed to both enhance the performance and the visual appeal of the vehicle that they’re attached to. All three are 102mm in diameter and all come with an adjustable spherical clamp, but buyers can select from either an angled or a straight cut trailing edge, or between chrome or carbon finishes, the latter options even coming with titanium internals.
As is the case with all Remus systems, the quality of the workmanship involved is second to none, well above that of offerings from other manufactures and even rivaling OEM levels of fit and finish. Extensive testing of the system on Remus’s own development cars has revealed a noticeable increase in performance across the rev range, plus the aforementioned exhaust note that manages to be aggressive without ever becoming overpowering or obtrusive.

Remus exhaust systems offer performance benefits thanks to their careful design and carefully honed gas flow properties, but owners of Audi S1s can take advantage of one of the company’s other significant developments, the Powerizer. Designed for those seeking more performance from their car without having to go to the trouble of extensively modifying their engine internals, the Remus Powerizer can boost peak power by as much as 25% and torque by a hefty 20%. These amazing improvements are achieved thanks to the Powerizer’s ability to toggle the engine management parameters in real time, optimising the nature of the map multiple times per second in order to ensure peak gas flow at any given time.

There’s an added benefit to the Powerizer, one that perhaps isn’t as obvious as the performance advances, and that’s improved fuel economy. The added torque created lower down the rev range means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard to propel the car along the road, resulting in improvements in MPG. Remus’s trained technicians optimize the Powerizer to suit the needs of the customer, though the instructions included with each kit allow for it to be adjusted at a later date should the need arise, and all by simply pushing the clearly defined buttons on the control unit.

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Finally there’s the Remus Responder, another innovation that’s been designed to improve the driving experience and complement the firm’s exhaust systems. As the name implies, the Remus Responder improves throttle response by adjusting the accelerator pedal output signal, resulting in noticeably reduced response and reduced lag when when applied cars with an automatic transmissions. Easily and swiftly installed between the OEM pedal sensor and the OEM connector, the Remus Responder can be unpacked, fitted and up and running in minutes, and all thanks to the plug and play technology at its very heart. The Responder operates using sophisticated adjustable programming profiles, technology that can lead to improved fuel consumption and more efficient engine running, while the four user-selectable and customisable performance settings give drivers greater freedom to tune the system to their specific needs.

The Audi S1 has already staked a claim as one of the all time hot hatch greats, a reputation that’s sure to grow as these cars become more commonly modified and embraced by the aftermarket tuning community. The fact that Remus has already designed, developed and produced a complete sports exhaust for this relatively recently launched model serves to highlight how seriously they take their work, with further Audi-based product launches already in development. Further information on the Remus cat-back sports exhaust, prices and fitment options can be found at RemusUK

AirREX UK releases Audi A1/S1 High-Performance Air Suspension Kit

Audi A1 and S1 owners looking to equip their car with totally transformable suspension will be delighted to learn of AirREX’s fully comprehensive – and fully reversible- air-suspension kit for almost all variants of that model. This new kit will fit both models, offering a near ‘plug and play’ fitment to enthusiasts that want the look and convenience of a fully adjustable air-ride kit, but without the usual hassles of fitting that go with custom installs.

Until now, AirREX has perhaps best been known as the preferred supplier of air suspension systems for exotic Liberty Walk projects – the radical supercars frequently seen at the Tokyo Auto Salon and SEMA shows. No doubt this result was partly based on the ISO-certified quality of AirREX kits. Ideal for UK roads, these kits are tough, reliable and durable – offering great ride quality with the ability to change any suitably-equipped A1’s ride height at will. Perfect for that super-low stance at shows, with a variety of ride heights for road use.

Audi A1 Airrex

As with all AirREX digital air management systems, the Audi A1/S1 kit is supplied fully assembled and leak-tested from the factory, saving up to ten hours installation time compared to rival systems. All the primary control components – valve block, compressor, air tank and purge valve – are contained in a composite wood casing with a smoked acrylic window. Once this case has been secured in position, two simple electrical connections (power and ground) and four ‘plug and play’ plumbing connections (one to each air spring) complete the installation. Because of this, these Audi kits can be fitted in just one full working day (compared to several for a custom build!)

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The AirREX system is fully digital, wireless in operation and minutely adjustable from an intuitive, hand-held commander unit. Using this unit, each corner can be controlled either individually, in pairs, or collectively. Ride heights can be configured at pre-set levels to allow for a perfect road geometry setting to be achieved, while precise air spring pressures can be monitored from the commander unit’s backlit TFT LCD screen. The electronic stability of AirREX systems is evidenced by the use of 20A fuses within the power feed – half that normally found in competitor systems. This means AirREX systems are less likely to overload the electronics of the host vehicle.

airrex stance

In addition to minute ride height adjustment, the well-engineered AirREX struts offer adjustable damping force for precise control of handling and feel. The struts adopt double convoluted bellows and twin-ply rubber construction for improved control and strength over traditional sleeved bags. Unusually for this market, this setup has been proven in the heat of competition – both on and off the track. This is good news for the many daily-driven A1s out there.

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Priced at £3332.50 + VAT, the AirREX kit doesn’t pretend to be the cheapest on the market. After all, quality never came cheap! That said, when you begin to factor in the massively reduced labour charges in fitting an AirREX kit, when compared to the vast majority of its competitors, plus the integrity of factory-assembled hardware, then the value for money becomes readily apparent.

CONTACT: www.airrexuk.co.uk

Pipercross launches Audi A1 1.4 TSi Panel Filter

Filtration expert Pipercross has released a high performance foam panel filter for Audi’s fun and frugal 1.4 TSi A1. This new, OEM-sized filter fits directly into the original inlet system, featuring the two factory-style ‘eyes’ and offers huge improvements in flow, balanced with significantly longer life and greater engine protection.

Owners of any of these cars can improve the breathing of their engine thanks to this new, direct replacement panel filter, which drops directly into the factory airbox. The dry, triple layer foam used draws heavily on Pipercross’ BTCC experience, as the firm supplied almost every leading team on the grid for the 2015 season.

The vastly improved surface area, carefully selected multi-layered foam within the unit offers 30% more air-flow than even the most efficient of OEM filters. As well as providing a far better rate of flow, the ingenious multi-layer design also filters down to a far finer rate, protecting the engine against damage. With a comprehensive lifetime warranty it makes huge financial sense, especially when you factor in the reasonable £29.99 + VAT (£35.99 Including VAT) price tag. Best of all, each kit is lovingly hand-crafted in Pipercross’ UK factory.

Although designed with performance and longevity in mind, a useful by-product of this optimised induction is that, in most cases, fuel efficiency is often marginally improved too, adding the Audi’s already excellent reputation for useable power, balanced by half-sensible fuel economy. Although, perhaps best not to talk about VW Group emission levels at the moment!!

This Pipercross panel filter provides a very subtle improvement in induction noise combined with a genuine airflow improvement, making it an essential enhancement for anyone running any incarnation of these 125 bhp models. Whichever VW Group car you run, with over 3,000 applications covered in the range, there’s a good chance they have one to enhance and protect your engine.

For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.thepipercrossshop.co.uk

Hosetechnik Audi S1 Brake Hoses

Forge Motorsport’s Hosetechnik division has announced details of its new ultra-high performance brake hoses for all models of the Audi S1.

The S1 is a cracking hot-hatch, with many high-performance examples bound to be driven hard by enthusiasts. Rightly then, these lines, with their hand-finished frictionless braided stainless steel bodies and custom-machined stainless end fittings offer a marked improvement in braking performance and safety.

Forge’s unique production process combined with its exemplary levels of quality control and inspection mean that every single hose meets or exceeds all current FMV. ADR, LTSA, DOT and TUV legislation, making these upgrades totally legal in any market globally.

The original lines don’t offer the same pedal feel and confidence-inspiring feel as the Hosetechnik parts, due to their old-fashioned rubber-wall construction. Under load, and particularly after a few years and miles of use, the walls of the factory-style brake hose can ‘bellow’, losing efficiency and wasting some of the effort between pedal and pad.

All models and variants are catered for, but if your road or track car has a bespoke brake package, Hosetechnik’s in house production facility in Gloucestershire, UK can create virtually anything in just a day or two, either from a good photo or drawing, or by patterning the original parts. Any rubber hoses can be quickly and easily copied and remade into shiny new braided Hosetechnik hoses, carrying a lifetime guarantee.

The Hosetechnik range draws heavily from Forge’s thirty years of engineering excellence and these new hoses lead the market in terms of their specification. The lines themselves are No less than 12 hard-wearing 95PVC sleeve colours available to protect against dirt and water ingress… and best of all, you can actually ring up and speak to the technician who is building your hoses, whilst your order is pending – try doing that at your average brake-hose manufacturer!

More details can be found at www.hosetechnik.com. Prices start at £66.00 + VAT (£79.20) for a four line set.

Whatever classic you own, whatever the year or braking type, as long as it’s hydraulic, if you fancy improved braking performance – and aesthetics – visit the website or call the team on 0845 838 5364.