Latest Newsletter from SFS Performance
Latest Newsletters from SFS Performance
SFS Performance at Trax 2011
After an overcast start the rain started but it wasn't enough to deter the crowds and dampen the spirits. The show was full as was the SFS Performance, we were run off our feet all morning with only the drifting at 1pm giving us anytime for a break. With nearly 400 sqm and 11 show cars the stand was certainly drawing the crowds and some great comments about our new Carbon Fibre range. We would like to say a big thanks to everyone that came to see us and a special mention to all the drivers for bringing their cars and giving us such a great display of modified metal!
New Robot Production
For those of you that haven't visited our homepage for a while we now have a video of our new robot production system. This is an industry first and can produce hoses to a much higher exterior finish. This means SFS Hoses will have a better finish than other hoses on the market, check out the video today!!
More Reasons to choose SFS
Unlike other manufacturers we only use premium grade silicone rubber through-out the hose, and do not use cheaper compounds on the inside to cut costs. All hoses meet or exceed SAEJ20R1 Class A. To ensure that SFS hoses keep their vibrant colours, and do not fade over time, we use the most expensive pigments available. We manufacture all our hoses in our factory in Luton, ensuring we have total control of all aspects of quality. Some competitors are selling Chinese or Indian made hoses branded with their own logos. These might be cheap but are not produced to the strict quality we work to.
Show Season is here
Well after a winter in the garage the show cars are out of hibernation. Many fans will be putting the finishing touches to their cars and polishing them to within an inch of their lives. The season always creeps up on everyone and so we always get a rush of orders that people want yesterday. This year promises to be packed with shows so keep an eye out for the SFS team at one near you.
An Old New Face at SFS
Well after a 15 month sabatical an old face has returned to SFS! Anthony deCaux rejoins us as Sales Manager and brings 12 years experience of silicone hose and 20 years of tuning and building cars! So expect to see a lot more of SFS at shows and our regular newsletter to keep you up to date with all that is going on at SFS.
Double Whammy for SFS Performance
After four years of development, SFS Performance finally released hoses manufactured on our unique and revolutionary automated system, in two continents! To showcase our world-leading capabilities we simultaneously exhibited at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and the Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany.
Exhibiting at two exhibitions on two different continents is expensive, but we are so confidant that our products are now far superior to any other hoses produced world wide, that we felt it was important to present our new hoses to the global market. We were in-undated with positive comments on our quality, and we are very proud to be manufacturing a world class product in the UK.
The long development process was embarked upon, so that we could ensure that SFS Performance could continue to deliver the best quality hoses and give the best service to our customers. We were aware that low quality, cheap, Chinese and Indian imports were coming in to the market, and we had to address the price differential. Our customers still want to buy quality products, made from premium materials, so we knew we had to reduce manufacturing costs. Some of our competitors have decided to produce gimmicky products, or sell the cheap imports, but at SFS Performance we have concentrated on the most important thing – manufacturing excellence.
Not every hose can be manufactured with our new system, but for the ones that can there are the following benefits:
SFS Performance is commited to improving the quality of its products and services, and this is something we work on continually. So we are proud to announce that SFS is now fully ISO 9001:2008 accredited. This ensures that we follow procedures fully, which in turn means that you an expect a much better service from us overall.
We have continued to increase the range of products we offer and have over 340 kits available for cars and over 180 kits in our motorcycle range! Our latest editions include kits for the Peugeot 207 Turbo, Nissan Fairlady Z34, Suzuki Swift, Subaru Impreza new shape and VAG PD150's. Our new bike kits include Ducati 749, Honda CB1000R, Kawasaki KLX250, KTM SX65, LC8, Suzuki RMZ250, GSXR1300 and Yamaha R1.
We have spent the last 4 years working on a new production system; this will be a Worldwide industry 1st and will allow us to produce high quality products at very competitive prices with using the new production system will be cheaper than equivalent products manufactued by all other branded UK manufacturers. We will be sending out new pricing very soon.
THS170 For VAG Dyno Results
Another performance increase with SFS Performance products, the last product we tested was the AH07/12 for the TT/S3/Leon Cupra-R inlet hose which gave a 5bhp/5ftlb increase. This time we took a 2.0 TFSi Golf running a Revo remap and did 3 power runs then fitted out THS170 kit, then did three more runs to get a consistent before and after power figure. As you can see from the attached graph the kit gave a 10bhp/5ftlb increase overall!
Audi | VW | SEAT
Unlike our competitors we continue to develop products that replace and improve inlet and turbo pipe work rather than just copy OEM ones. We aim for them not only to look good but increase performance by altering flow paths and increasing diameters. Our next VAG dyno result will be for our popular PD150 hose kits…..
New Car and Bike Kits
We are continuing to expand our hose kit range and have added many new kits this to cater for Ford Fiesta and MK4 Golf drivers. Available to order now are coolant kits for the Ford Fiesta Zetec-S and the Ford Puma. We also have the first ever coolant kit available for the VW Golf R32 and PD150 boost, an industry 1st!
Not content with the new kits above we have been busy developing new kits for Japanese cars. Kits for the new Civic K20A Civic type-R coolant / induction EVO X boost / coolant another industry first!! We have also developed some new kits for our Scandinavian friends so available now are new kits for the Saab 9000 and Volvo T5's. This brings our total number of car kits to over 300!
Not forgetting our extensive range of kits for bikes, we have been busy inresing this range to over to over 125 kits for MotoX, Road and Quad bikes. Our bikes. Our latest additions include kits for Aprillia, Beta, Honda CBR, Kawasaki ZX6RR, KTM 450 EXCR, Sherco, Triumph and Yamaha R1 / R6.
Golf Mk4 PD130
We are continuing to expandour hose kit range and have added the only boost kit available for Diesel powered Golfs. The kits fits the PD130 powerplant and removes the OEM plastic carrier pipe and comes with machined alloy end fittings. A must for any chipped or modified car! Order your THS169 kit today these are in stock now!!
Available to order now are coolant and turbo kits for all 2.0TFSi cars. The turbo has been designed with performance in mind and are not just merely copies of the original hoses like other versions available. The kit contains two hoses that replace the assemblies between the turbo and intercooler and the intercooler to throttle body. We've worked with VW Racing to bring you the best solution available. The turbo outlet hose comes complete with alloy fittings which have a larger bore than the OEM parts, combined with a hi flow design that removes the restrictive cast aluminium discharge pipe you can sure of maximum air flow. The intercooler outlet hose again comes with a larger bore alloy fitting and also removes the restrictive OEM piece which is made of plastic. The hose has 60mm internal diameter to ensure maximum air flow. The kit is a must for any "chipped" or highly modified car. The kit is an easy DIY fit in around an hour and is not just a hose kit or a hi-flow turbo discharge kit or even discharge kit or even a hi-flow intercooler pipe conversion kit but is ALL 3 IN 1, saving over £250.00 compared to the other parts alone!! Order your THS170 kit today!
In between satisfying demand for our products we have been busy making more parts so we can carry stock. We are pleased to announce that we now carry most of the motorsport range of parts on the shelf for immediate shipping. But not just in BLUE, we have RED and BLACK as well!!
4X4 / SUV Kits
We are continuing to expand our hose kit range and have added some new kits this month to cater for 4x4 / SUV drivers. Available to order now are coolant and turbo kits for the 200/300 Tdi Land Rover Discovery as well as coolant kits for Chevy 4.3/4.8/5.3/6.0/8.1 Ltr engined trucks.
SFS Performance was proud to be asked to be an official technical partner to Prodrive for their P2 project. P2 was the idea of Prodrive chairman and chief executive, David Richards. He said “What we created is P2, a unique two-seater sports car, which has gone from concept to reality in just nine months and which is the perfect manifestation of what happens when our inspirational ideas combine with our innovative approach.”
Turbo inlet hose for the Audi S3, 225 TT and Seat Leon Cupra-R. The hose has been specially designed as an improvement over all the other versions currently on the market. The hose has a 16% larger bore than it's competitors allowing greater airflow with proven increases in both Bhp and torque. It's also wire re-inforced to prevent collapse. Audi S3 with re-map, high flow cat and exhaust. Power gain was 4.8bhp and 5.7lbft, power run by West Tuning.
Cold side dump valve relocation kit for the Audi S3, 225 TT and Seat Leon Cupra-R. Unlike other kits there is no need to cut your original hoses. It comes complete with a replacement throttle body hose, clips, connectors, vacuum tube and a blanking plug. We can also provide a choice of dump valve if required.