The Best Performance Accessories for the Honda CRV 2005 now available at Parts TrainWritten by Jenny McLane
The Honda CR-V has a new look for upcoming model year with newly designed front grill, cylindrical-shaped headlights and aerodynamic front bumper. A new side sill and side protector adorns side of CR-V, while newly designed rear combination lights and rear bumper enhance rear of vehicle.
The CR-V is offered in three trim levels. All come with a four-cylinder engine. All are available with a five-speed automatic transmission; a five-speed manual is available on mid-level model. All models now feature new retractable grab rails and larger seatback pockets. On EX trim level, steering mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge has been added.
Added features for new Honda CRV includes redesigned lamps, front bumper, headlight, side still and front grille, standard five speed automatic transmission,16" wheel for all trim levels, plus new EX alloy wheel design and LX steel wheel design, new arch flare with one-piece mud guard, improved ivory interior color, new integrated keyless remote entry. It also has a new cam-driven Real Time' 4WD mechanism on all models (replaces hydraulic pump-type system), new Special Edition trim level that includes heated leather seats and door mirrors, leather steering wheel and shift knob, body-colored bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover. It also has ABS, VSA and front side airbags standard on all trim levels.
GM’S 2006 Cadillac XLR: Cadillac Performance Parts, Aftermarket PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
The 2006 Cadillac XLR-V is newest addition to high-performance V-Series vehicles for ultra-luxury class of high-performance roadsters.
The 2006 Cadillac XLR is equipped with a supercharged 4.4-liter Northstar V-8 engine, good for 440 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque--120 horsepower. The 32-valve V-8 is backed by a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission.
The car has recalibrated Magnetic Ride Control, 13.4-inch dual-piston front brakes and 13.0-inch single-piston brakes in rear, a larger front stabilizer bar, and addition of a rear stabilizer bar. Styling cues include a wire-mesh grille, 19-inch wheels, and wood and aluminum accents in interior.
This Cadillac is first to be equipped with Adaptive Forward Lighting, which uses sensors that read steering wheel angle input and vehicle speed to determine how quickly and how much to turn headlights. The Cadillac XLR has polished wire mesh upper and lower grilles; unique nineteen-inch, ten-spoke aluminum wheels; a hood bulge; and four stainless-steel exhaust tips.
The XLR chassis is sharper than SL500's, however, and Cadillac has enhanced it with a stiffer front anti-roll bar, addition of a rear bar, and a sportier Magnetic Ride Control calibration. The brakes have been uprated, with bigger diameter 13.4-inch front and 13.0-inch rear cross-drilled rotors, a setup that is essentially same as Corvette Z51's. The StabiliTrak stability system now has four positions. The larger diameter wheels are accompanied by wider Pirelli run-flat 235/45 front and 255/40 rear tires.
A full complement of performance enhancements such as new 19-inch wheels and tires, a recalibrated suspension and stronger brakes gives Cadillac a serious performance entry in luxury convertible segment.