WALLPAPER: 30 years of Belltech @ SEMA (11/08/2013):
If you’ve been following the KW Automotive blog you’ll already know about our 30-year celebration of Belltech Sport Trucks this year. With five specially-modified examples built for display at SEMA 2013 there was just enough time for a full photoshoot to show off each model in all their glory. We’ve selected one of our favorite shots for a desktop wallpaper to download – simply right click, set as wallpaper and enjoy!
GALLERY: KW Automotive @ SEMA 2013 (11/07/2013):
SEMA is a show that packs plenty of performance wherever you look. From drift cars to road racers and everything in between, SEMA covers just about all motorsport disciplines and we’re hugely proud to have KW suspension products on a wide range of cars across the show. Yesterday we showed you Ken Gushi’s new Scion FR-S drift car running our Competition 3-way damper. Take a look at some of the other impressive machines running KW products in the SEMA gallery below. We will be taking a in depth look at some of these stunning cars very soon.
SPOTLIGHT: Ken Gushi’s 2014 GReddy x Scion Racing FR-S (11/07/2013):
It’s not unusual to see a car built especially for SEMA, but truth be told many of these wild and bespoke rides rarely see any road use after hours. Safe to say that isn’t the case with Ken Gushi’s new GReddy x Scion Racing FR-S which is set to compete in Formula Drift very soon…
Now running a monster 3.0-litre 2JZ-GTE Supra engine Ken’s FR-S delivers an earth-shattering 750bhp/730 lb-ft to the rear wheels thanks to a wide range of GReddy upgrades. Grip definitely isn’t a problem here either, with 19in Gram Lights laying down Hankook 235/35/19 tyres up front and 275/35/19 at the rear.
Big power and big tyres may be a great combination, but without the precise handling and setup the entire effort would be wasted. KW’s Competition 3-Way dampers have been installed allowing Ken to fine-tune his setup to suit a variety of circuits and conditions including adjustable damping, rebound and compression. These are a serious race-only setup! For FR-S/GT86 owners looking for fast round use KW’s Variant 3 offers the perfect solution.
It’s all about performance but just look at that exterior! The Rocket Bunny Version 2 aero kit is hugely popular right now, but with flared fenders, cooling vents and a monster diffusor/wing combo it just looks the part! We’re loving the clean Battleship Grey paintwork too, a change from the traditional ‘wild’ colors favored in drifting.
Power, style and race-tuned handling – what’s not to love? It looks amazing on the Scion booth we really cannot wait to see this being driven in anger by Ken very soon.
Make sure you keep up with all the latest Formula D news over at www.formuladrift.com
Belltech celebrates 30-years of sport trucks at SEMA (11/06/2013):
To showcase our dedication to this market, and the extensive Belltech product line, we have put together five unique trucks that define this lifestyle. Built with a common thread that runs throughout each model, we have partnered with top tier companies including Budnik, Wilwood, Magnaflow and Optima to deliver an exciting range of trucks which cover multiple generations of the Chevy platform.
Here at Belltech we are proud to be immersed in the sport truck market and excited to have all five trucks parked right outside the entrance of the main hall. Make sure you come and check them out this week if you’re at SEMA.
For those unable to make it, we’ll be exploring each truck in a bit more detail as the week progresses kicking off with the brand-new 2014 Crew Cab Silverado.
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Optima Batteries and Airaid partner with Belltech (Oct/28/2013):
The deadline for the SEMA builds looms closer each and every day. It seems like the little list of tasks grows every time you get one done, two more are added. In this round of our blog, we show off our Brand Spanking New Optima Batteries and Airaid intakes!
Both companies stepped up and helped out with product for all of our builds. Optima sent a pallet of the ever popular and world renowned Yellow Top. While Airaid sent Cold Air Kits and throttle body spacers.
We just can’t say enough about the quality of these two product lines. As anyone knows when doing a motor rebuild, you might have to crank the motor over a few times just to get things sorted out and running right, the Yellow Top Optima handled many, many engine starts with little to no real run time for a recharge.
The Airaid kits are complete as they come and installation was very simple. We were very impressed with the kit for our 2014 Silverado. The install only took about 20 minutes and the kit fits perfectly and looks fantastic. “I was very impressed with the kit, everything fit perfectly and every part they supplied was built with quality.” Belltech Brand Manager Roel Garza
With about a week to go before the show date, all of the trucks are in house and close to completion! Stay tuned for the final chapters in these amazing builds.