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How To – Exclusive Distribution Agreements In The Aftermarket Automotive Industry

With the world becoming smaller and customers being able to buy products direct from you, is the exclusive distribution business model still valid? This article outlines the pro and cons and tells you if it is the right decision for your business. Continue reading

JS Race Engineering

Formed in 2009 after ten years of engine machining/modification, engine build and trackside engineering experience. 2009 saw a relentless campaign in Lotus Cup Europe winning every race bar one. 2010 saw premises secured and a two car campaign in Europe, multiple wins and the formation of a very successful rally engine supply and development program.

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RML Motorsport

RML made their name in the BTCC preparing various cars for the big manufacturers including Nissan with whom they won the BTCC title.

RML’s involvement with Nissan has led to them being commissioned by Nissan to product 2 one off cars, the Nissan Micra with a 350Z engine and most recently the Nissan Juke-R which uses the Nissan GTR R35 drivetrain and engine.

RML Group have built an enviable reputation over 25 years of motorsport competition for creating winning solutions. The organisation has frequently worked its own brand of motorsport magic on behalf of major motor manufacturers, and it was only a matter of time before they were receiving requests to look at non-motorsport projects. 

EVO Magazine

EVO Magazine is the premier car magazine for high performance cars.

The writing is the better than anything else I have ever read from any other magazine by a big distance.

The photography is exceptional without exception.

The stories are always interesting, car reviews usually take place in some sort of context.

And in recent months the layout and appearance of the mag had taken a quantum leap forward from a position where it was arguably already the leader.

In short no other car magazine comes close to the reviews in EVO Magazine and to cap it all, the magazine is also reviewing more modified cars which is something that really makes the mouth water.

In short, EVO Magazine is well worth the price of a subscription if you are even remotely interested in cars.

Akrapovic

Akrapovic is a manufacturer of performance exhaust systems based in Slovenia.

Along time manufacturer of performance exhaust systems for motorbikes and has now moved into making exhaust systems for cars.

Akrapovic exhausts are made from titanium which means huge weight savings are available but power gains could be seen as disappointing.

Hugely expensive but excellent quality

From the Akrapovic website

An exhaust system looks simple at first glance. But a closer look shows that it is a complex system that has a significant effect on the performance of a racing or a regular sports car.

The experience in racing that we acquired over many years, taught us how to combine high performance, a long-life cycle and the lightest possible weight. Our numerous world championship titles and countless international and national titles are a testament to our continuous ability to fulfil our clients’ highest expectations.

Demon Tweeks

Demon Tweeks are probably the largest dealer of performance car parts and motorsport equipment in the UK.

Demon Tweeks specialise in mail order sales and their yearly product catalogues are the most comprehensive of any company in the industry.

Although the Demon Tweeks part business was built on the back of their mail order catalogues they now have a website which has an even larger range of parts than their paper catalogues.

From the Demon Tweeks website

OUR HISTORY – Demon Tweeks was established and founded in 1971 by Alan Minshaw to service the needs of the Motorsport Competitor. Alan, an accomplished racing driver since 1958 and former motor trade salesman, identified the opportunity to supply everything the racer could need from one source. His principles of offering top products, quality, service and rapid availability are as important to Demon Tweeks today as they were in the beginning.

Thor Racing

Thor Racing is based in Coventry England.

Specialising in all Japanese cars and especially Toyota Supra and Nissan Skyline

Services offered include the full spectrum of electronics work from installing stand alone ECUs to engine mapping.

On the mechanical front Thor Racing offer full workshop facilities as well as engine building.

Thor Racing’s website carries a wealth of information on the services they offer as well as prices and a range of parts from the top name manufacturers

Thor Racing have a Dynopack dyno on site that is available from anything from power runs to all out hire for use by your prefered engine mapper/tuner

Trimat Brake Pads

Trimat is a specialist UK manufacturer of friction materials that offers premium quality products and service to a worldwide customer base.

Established in 1962, Trimat produces a broad range of friction products that are used on an expansive range of brake and clutch applications. Recognised for their high quality and performance, Trimat brake and clutch linings are the natural choice for original equipment manufacturers and replacement spares

Brake Components, Friction Materials and Brake Pads. rimat produces a broad range of friction products that are used on an expansive range of brake and clutch applications. Recognised for their high quality and performance, Trimat brake and clutch linings are the natural choice for original equipment manufacturers and replacement spares

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D2 Racing Sport

D2 Racing Sport Website

D2 Racing Sport is a Taiwanese manufacturer of performance suspension and performance brake kits.

D2 Racing Sport offers a variety of coil over suspension systems to suit many uses. Their range starts off with “Street” and climaxes in their “Racing” suspension kit which utilises remote reservoir technology.

Many D2 coil over suspension kits come with camber adjustment by way of adjustable top mounts. D2 products have proved to be very popular throughout the world both for the quality of their product and the price.

D2 use a modular system for their coil over suspension systems which greatly reduces the cost some rebuild time. Unlike many coil over suspension kit manufacturers D2 utilises a system where all the major components are separate from the main damper unit.

Although this does make D2 suspension kits heavier than kit from other companies it does mean that instead of requiring a rebuild the damper cartridges are simply replaced. If you have ever inquired about getting your TEIN suspension kit replaced you will know what we mean when we say they are not cheap to rebuild.

Another benefit of the modular system that D2 uses is that parts can easily be replaced if the unit is damaged at all. The top bottom and centre sections are all separate on a D2 suspension kit which means if you damage the bottom mount you do not need to buy a complete suspension unit, you simply replace the part that is damaged.

D2 big brake kits have been popular for many years. D2 offers probably the largest range of big brake kits on the market today, both with regards to the variety of discs sizes available and also in the number of cars that are covered by it’s application list.

Unlike most companies which use a 4 piston caliper, D2 front brake kits start with a 6 piston caliper. The greater the number of pistons the more even the pressure across the brake pad giving more effective braking.

For their 330mm and bigger kits, D2 uses 2 piece brake discs which save considerable weight versus one piece discs used by most big brake kit manufacturers for this size.

D2 brake kits come complete with all mounting hardware required to fit and the packaging and instructions are first rate.

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