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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    SEMA can best be described as sensory overload.  Literally thousands of builds are packed into one location, with very little time to really take it all in.  Because of this, builders need to go bigger and better each year to ensure that they'll be remembered.  Although this aftermarket arms...
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    HPA unveiled for the first time State side the results of over a half decade collaborative R&D on the VR6. In an unassuming MK6 Golf R 4 door is a power plant that delivers 740HP and a daily drivable 700 ft/lbs of TQ. This 3.6L twin turbo VR6 is mated to a highly modified 7speed DSG gearbox from...
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    In the years since 2008's financial disaster, SEMA has seen a massive amount of growth.  So much, in fact, that the more than three million square feet of display area inside the Las Vegas Convention Center just isn't enough space.  The parking lot just outside of the facility isn't quite enough...
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    Tanner Foust has become pretty attached to the Volkswagen Beetle over the past year.  Aside from beating the snot out of his Beetle GRC during the last few months, he has also quietly been working with world-famous Porsche specialist Akria Nakai from Rauh Welt Begriff (RWB) and the minds at LTMW...
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    Porsche has always been and remains very much an enthusiast brand.  Sure the Cayenne is technically their largest volume product, but the company's commitment to models like the 918 and countless 911 variants proves that they still take performance very seriously.  It goes without saying then...
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    You have to hand it to the bag scene and their aesthetic. To the common guy on the street, the ant high (or less) resting ride height may seem impossibly low, but the aesthetic that goes along with that look is more-often-than-not incredibly tasteful. This Chattanooga-built Passat sedan is a...
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    In the late 1960s, dune buggy conversions were quite popular in the Volkswagen aftermarket due to their cool factor and relatively low entry price and have remained somewhat of a cult icon ever since.  Buggy and Air-Cooled specialists EMPI were in attendance at this year's SEMA show, and brought...
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    BILSTEIN has announced the release of their full line of suspension components for the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf and all-new Audi A3 and S3 models.  The lineup is comprised of BILSTEIN staples like their PSS10 Coilover kit, B6 and B8 Sport Struts as well as their double-adjustable...
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    SEMA has always been more about the wild side of the automotive aftermarket, but that does not mean that tame vehicles (or at least cars that seem that way) aren't welcome.  Case in point is Jason Crouch's Volkswagen CC. Starting with arguably one of the best looking sedans on the market...
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    There's a coy side to Roland Graef, head of H&R suspensions in the U.S. The guy's got probably the best display location at the gargantuan SEMA Show and, on top of that, he always has cars built from unobtainium... like this Golf 7 Sportwagen. Whereas the outgoing Jetta Sportwagen was a...
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    Akrapovič has developed a fantastic new concept Slip-On Line exhaust system for the already outstanding Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 that will further enhance the performance and reputation of this already exemplary machine. This beautiful precision-crafted titanium system has benefitted from...
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    Funny thing about the SEMA Show. It may be the nation’s and maybe the world’s largest aftermarket industry trade show filled with truly impressive and insane builds, but we so rarely see the amazingly built earlier water-cooled Volkswagens on display… cars like Matt Vincent’s 1.8T-swapped Mk2...
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    For one week out of the year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association brings key players from the Automotive Aftermarket and OEMs together to showcase the trends and components that will become industry standard for the next twelve months.  While the show has historically been overwhelmingly...
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