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    Report: Counterfeit parts overwhelm China, include fake airbags, oil seals
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    According to Automotive News China, the shady side of the People's Republic is set to sell $45 billion worth of counterfeit auto parts this year. Those include high-volume pieces like spark plugs, brake pads and steering components as well as oil seals and airbags. All told, the report says that ...

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    Xplore turns its attention to the Jeep Wrangler
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    Xplore is on a mission to roll out more of its Adventure Series vehicles. We previously saw the Xplore FJ Cruiser, and now the company is showing off its plans for the Jeep lineup. Stage 1 packages are available for the entire Jeep family of vehicles while Stage 2, 3 and 4 upgrades are only ...

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    Hurst super-sizes its efforts with 2011 Ram Hemi Hauler
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    Hurst is thinking bigger for its next automotive offering. Rather than turning wrenches on the Camaro, Challenger or Mustang, Hurst has focused its attention to the 2011 Ram 1500 pickup. Starting with a 2011 Ram 1500 R/T regular-cab, Hurst adds its signature white-and-black paint scheme, ...

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    Saab officially teams up with Hirsch Performance for high-performance parts
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    Saab and Hirsch have made it official: The Swiss producer of go-fast parts will now offer a full line of upgrades for Saab vehicles in North America. Beginning in the spring of 2011, customers will be available to order Hirsch Performance products at select Saab dealers around the country. A ...

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    Väth V58 turns up the wick on Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG to the tune of 565 HP
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    Väth V58 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is already a fierce little roadster, what with its 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 cranking out 355 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. But for those who want something a bit more bonkers, the folks at ...

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    Is the Utah legislature moving to ban all aftermarket exhausts?
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    According the SEMA Action Network, a bill has been introduced in Utah that will "ban the use of aftermarket exhaust systems." The organization is urging people to contact Utah Senators immediately to protest the substitute bill (S.B. 106), introduced by Senator Patricia Jones, for the following ...

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    Active Autowerke BMW M3 headed for an Autobahn near you *UPDATE
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    Active Autowerke BMW M3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The BMW M3 is already one of Germany's best Autobahn burners, but U.S.-based tuning company Active Autowerke has taken BMW's pride-and-joy M car to the next level. Active Autowerke has made a few minor tweaks to the engine by ...

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    McChip introduces Ford Focus RS with 401 horses - Are you lovin' it?
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    401-hp Ford Focus tuned Mcchip-dkr – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are few things we love more than hooning around in a vigorous, purebred sports car – and that's exactly how Mcchip-dkr describes its 401-horsepower Ford Focus RS. That's the Stage 2 version delivering ...

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    Tornados Touch Down: Gemballa releases another pair of tuned Porsche Cayennes
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    Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS/4 and GT 500 Aero 3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aha – so that Enzo MIG-UI wasn't the only duotone beast that Gemballa was hiding. For an encore, try this: the Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS/4. Based on a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the German tuner adds new ...

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    Gemballa-tuned Enzo MIG-UI waiting for The Empire to strike back again
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    Ferrari Enzo MIG-UI by Gemballa -- Click above for image gallery
    The black and white menace you see above was created for Gemballa's Middle East distributor, the Illyas and Mustafa Galadari Group, using Mustafa's personal Enzo as the subject. The roof scoop, jet-thruster-surrounds for the ...

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    Cargraphic brings Airlift system to Audi R8
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    Cargraphic Airlift Audi R8 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi R8 is undoubtedly awesome. It is also undoubtedly low, as in to the ground. Not low enough to prevent you from getting around, but you pay close attention anytime the word "driveway" comes up. Cargraphic has engineered ...

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    FAB Design makes the Ugliest. Panamera. Ever.
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    FAB Design Full Broadside Panamera -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    It took us a while, but we have finally realized what's going on: tuning companies are overstocked with Butt Ugly. They didn't ration their supply properly, now they've got unused cases of Butt Ugly lying around, ...

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    Onyx slams 2010 Range Rover, lets the boys be boys
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    Range Rovers by Onyx – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since we're getting close to the time frame seen in the movie Demolition Man, you might want to start shopping for a car that can prepare you for Stallone and Snipes blasting it out in the streets. Irish tuning house Onyx could ...

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    MEC Design takes another (eyeball) stab at the SLS AMG
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by MEC Design - Click above for image gallery
    Germans are generally so conservative that we sometimes wonder if their aftermarket scene exists only to provide for the anomalies that every society needs. Not many of you fell for MEC Design's first attempt at visually ...

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    Autotechnik + Tuning brings the rain with its Thunderstorm BMW M3
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    Autotechnik + Tuning Thunderstorm BMW M3 -- Click above for image gallery
    Autotechnik + Tuning has done a job on the BMW M3, but if you don't look closely, you might miss it. Echoing a sentiment we love, they declare "At first glance you cannot estimate the scope of retrofitting." However, while ...

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    Gah!x2: Kicherer Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG rendered
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    Kircherer SLS 63 CP -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    To put it kindly, we'll call the attempts to tune the appearance of the Mercedes SLS AMG gilding the lily. Although the folks at Kircherer were obviously not doing the same amount or potency of drugs procured by the gents at MEC ...

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    Lumma Design shows bizarre black-and-white BMW M5 with 730 HP
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    Lumma Design CLR 730 RS - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With its latest creation, the CLR 730 RS, it seems that Lumma Design is making a play for the title of Europe's most garish tuner. However, this two-tone widebody BMW M5 is actually subtle compared to previous Lumma Design models, ...

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    SEMA 2009: What we didn't get to cover
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    2009 SEMA Show Las Vegas - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every year at SEMA, we fill the week with posts featuring special vehicles and products that we felt were important enough to share. Generally, they are the most newsworthy projects and new model introductions, but sometimes they ...

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    SEMA 2009: Honda Accord Crosstour straps on some factory accessories
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    2010 Honda Accord Crosstour factory accessories -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda's 2010 Accord Crosstour doesn't yet appear on the Japanese automaker's accessories site, but a few images of aftermarket bits have been shared with an Element owner's forum (viewable below), and we ...

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    Introducing the Expression Motorsport Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Widebody
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    Expression Motorsport ML63 AMG -- Click above for high-res gallery
    Those of you well heeled Halo players looking for an upmarket version of the Warthog, here you are: the Expression Motorsport ML63 AMG. Hailing from Belgium, the gents at Expression planned to "differentiate this ML from those of ...

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