Monthly Archives: January 2014

Some photos of our Chevrolet Cruze 1.4 Turbo with RS package.

Here are some quick photos of our Chevrolet Cruze that we are developing parts for.

So far we’ve developed a downpipe, exhaust, coilovers, intake and a few more goodies. In these photos you can see the Cruze is lowered and you can see our rear exhaust section.

This car has really improved nicely since we picked it up from the dealership. It sounds great with a really nice deep tone but not too loud. It handles amazingly well but isnt too harsh, and power has increased by nearly 20 hp at the wheels. All that, plus we get 33-35 mpg AVERAGE driving around in the city and highway.

Its surely not a high performance machine like our Cobalt SS is, but this car has shown some really nice improvement.

Modern Performance's Chevrolet Cruze with 1.4 turbo motor
Modern Performance's Chevrolet Cruze with 1.4 turbo motor
Modern Performance's Chevrolet Cruze with 1.4 turbo motor
Modern Performance's Chevrolet Cruze with 1.4 turbo motor

Announcing the first MP meet of 2011! 4-30-11 at Modern Performance in Houston, Texas.

Announcing the first MP meet of 2011!

On April 30, 2011 we’ll be holding a meet at Modern Performance in Houston, Texas. If your familiar with any of our past MP meets, you already know we regularly have over 100 Neons, Neon SRT4′s, Caliber SRT4′s, Cobalts and more.

We’ll have Douglas Wind with the Modern Performance/Windspeed Motorsports road race car (ALL the way from South Carolina!). Doug will give us some tips on Road Racing/suspension and how to get involved with road racing.

We’ll have food, drinks, and a great time! It will be from 11am-4pm rain or shine!

BE sure to put it on your calendar to come out!

For pictures of previous meets, check out our blog here:

http://blog.modernperformance.com/?s=mp+meet

Modern Performance announces sponsorship of 1LapSRT/Windspeed Motorsports SRT4.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Modern Performance
9531 Townpark Drive
Houston, TX 77036
(713)270-8520
www.modernperformance.com

March 29, 2011
(Houston, TX) – Modern Performance is proud to announce their association with WindSpeed Motorsports, a Greenville, SC based racing team tasked with running the new Modern Performance road racing program. Windspeed will be campaigning the MPx SRT-4 in the N.A.R.R.A. Time Trials (TT1) program as well as the GRM Ultimate Track Car Challenge, Redline Time Attack Finals and Super Lap Battle events.

In addition, WindSpeed Motorsports will be working closely with the MPx research and development team to test products which offer significant performance upgrades for domestic 4-cylinder vehicles.

WindSpeed Motorsports will be attending events up and down the east coast as well as selected events in Texas, Nevada and California. The WindSpeed Motorsports team has been racing heavily modified SRT-4 race cars in national road racing events for over 5 years. Along the way Windspeed has claimed numerous victories and several National Championships.

Windspeed has set a track record at all nine venues which they have competed in the Redline Time Attack series in the past two and a half years as well as the California home of the Super Lap Battle, Buttonwillow Raceway. Of these nine lap records, eight have yet to be broken.

The team members at WindSpeed Motorsports have over 40 years of combined racing experience in road racing. These members provide a comprehensive mix of experience in the development of racing components as well as the design, building, preparation and maintenance race cars. WindSpeed Motorsports have raced with NASA, NARRA, SVRA, SCCA and RTA and have trained under World-Challenge, Grand-Am (Rolex), Trans-Am and European Touring Car drivers and team personnel.

We are also proud to announce that members of the WindSpeed Motorsports team will be on-hand to unveil the Modern Performance SRT-4, during our upcoming meet on April 30, 2011 at the MP facility in Houston, TX.

BE sure to make it to the MP meet to see the new MP/Windspeed SRT4 in person!

Announcing the newest car to add to MP’s lineup. The FIAT 500!

Modern Performance's Fiat 500

Now that Chrysler is owned by Fiat, we’re going to start seeing a lot more Fiat parts in Mopars lineup, and more Mopar parts in Fiats lineup. The first change we’ve seen is that the Fiat 500 is now in the USA, sold by Chrysler dealerships, and parts are distributed through Mopar for the Fiat 500.

For those of you who know Modern Performance as being a strictly American 4 cylinder specialist, we realize this is not a American 4 cylinder car, but its now built in Mexico in the Toluca plant where a lot of Chryslers were built including the 95-99 Neon! Furthermore, because parts and the car are distributed through Chrysler dealerships, this is like our Italian cousin!

Lastly, the Fiat 500, although its smaller than anything we have ever dealt with, its a very fun car to drive, its small, lightweight, just like all of the other American 4 cylinder cars we have specialized in.

Expect more updates from us on this car in the future!

Synapse blow off valve is now an option for Caliber SRT4 MPx uppipe!

Caliber SRT4 Blow off Valve package

We’re now offering a Synapse flange for use with the MPx uppipe and Caliber SRT4.
This means that if you want to get a Synapse blow off valve we’ve made it easier for you to get one for your Caliber SRT4!

This pipe is still offered with HKS and Greddy flanges, but now you have an additional choice for blow off valves.

With our special package of uppipe and Synapse blow off valve you can get BOTH for $305 !

Caliber SRT4 MPx uppipe by itself:

http://www.modernperformance.com/upper-hard-pipe-with-flange-0809-caliber-srt4-p-1902.html

Caliber SRT4 MPx uppipe package with Synapse blow off valve:

http://www.modernperformance.com/upper-hard-pipe-with-flange-0809-caliber-srt4-p-1902.html

Forge Diverter Valves in stock at MP for 08-10 Cobalt SS Turbo

 Forge Diverter Valve for 2008-2010 Cobalt SS Turbo
Forge Diverter Valve for 2008-2010 Cobalt SS Turbo

Want to have more of a blow off valve type noise without expensive pipes, and blow off valves? The Forge Diverter valve does the trick and its easy to install, and affordable !

Review and demo of the Forge Diverter valve from a Cobalt LNF Turbo owner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTn4AydrsTY

 Link for more info and pricing:

http://www.modernperformance.com/forge-diverter-valve-0810-cobalt-turbo-p-2211.html

http://www.modernperformance.com/forge-diverter-valve-0810-cobalt-turbo-p-2211.html

Announcing the winners of our SRT4 Road Race Design contest!

OK guys, we received a LOT of really cool designs, and sketches for our DESIGN OUR ROAD RACE CAR GRAPHICS contest.

We’d like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated, and without further adue, its time to announce our winners for our contest.

Here are the prizes – 1st place $250 worth of MP product. 2nd place $150 worth of free product.

We graded these entries based on the following criteria:
- Easy to read MP font and signage
- Utilizing MP official colors – blue and silver
- Use .com to express our website address.

Our first place winner – was Joan Diaz. Joan used an eye catching blue silver and white color scheme. We dont like the font, because we feel its not bold enough to be viewed and read from a distance, but everything else was top notch.

Our second place winner – was Jason Day. Jason used a simple approach and extended our traditional logo to the side of the car. We really didnt want to use our traditional logo, and wanted something more like Joan’s design above, but Jason executed his design and colors well. We liked it.

We didnt have a third place spot, but we were so impressed with the amount of work that Brian Findley did that we decided to give him a special prize for his effort. He really spent a lot of time and effort drawing out all of these sketches and layouts. It was a little too detailed to win our (viewable from distance) metric, but still looked awesome. Here are his sketches.




Two new products for Cobalts! K&N Oil Filter and GM Oem SS Badge!

We’re now stocking the worlds best oil filter! The K&N oil filter!

K&N Oil Filter for Chevrolet Cobalt

Link for more information and to order:

http://www.modernperformance.com/filter-0510-cobalt-202224-p-2212.html

We’re also stocking the GM OEM Cobalt SS Badge.

This is a simple adhesive badge that you can stick on the front of your car to show everyone its an SS!

GM Chevrolet Cobalt SS Badge

Link for more info:

http://www.modernperformance.com/gm-oem-ss-badge-p-2214.html

MP is holding a design contest! Design our graphics for our new Road Race car!

Ok guys, MP is holding a design contest for the graphics on our new Road Race car.

We’re giving out prizes for 1st place and 2nd place designs. 1st place wins you $250 in goods from MP (your choice) and 2nd place wins you $150 in goods from MP (your choice).

Heres a side profile to work with.

Link to file:

http://blog.modernperformance.com/neonsrt4sideprofile2.jpg

Front profile to work with:

Link to file:

http://blog.modernperformance.com/neonsrt4frontend.jpg

What we are looking for:
1) Clean graphic – no flames, tribal graphics. What we are hoping for are easy to read, Modern Performance.com lettering. We’d prefer silver and blue lettering. Keep in mind it will be on a black car.
2) The sides are pretty much open except for the front part of the door. The hood BEHIND the scoop and in front of the windshield is open.

After you come up with your mockup, email your design to us at info@modernperformance.com as a .jpg attachment. Please keep files below 1 meg a piece.

Any questions? Shoot an email to us at info@modernperformance.com .

This contest will end Wednesday, March 16th, 20011 at midnight and we’ll announce the winners on thursday morning.

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount now available for 05-10 Cobalt!

Mpx Steering Column gauge pod for 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

MPx steering column gauge pod mount for 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

If you own a 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt and you’ve encountered either of these two problems:

You want to install a single gauge, like a AEM Uego Air/Fuel mixture ratio gauge but dont want a install a full A Pillar Gauge pod mount.
You want a discreet way to mount a gauge that cannot be easily seen from outside the car.
Modern Performance has stepped up to solve this problem with our new MPx steering column gauge pod.

This gauge pod has some very unique features, unlike the poor quality, ill fitting universal gauge pods out there on the market.

-American made.
-Curved mounting base matches the 5-10 Cobalt steering column perfectly for super strong adhesion! (We do NOT give you a FLAT mounting base to install on your curved steering column!)
-Adjustable neck so you can angle the gauge to your liking.
-3m diecut adhesive mounting pad.
-Anodized hardcoat for great looks and durability.
-Rubber grommet to pass wires through on backside.
-Allen keys and alcohol surface cleaning wipes provided.
-Instructions provided.

Link for more details or to purchase:

http://www.modernperformance.com/steering-column-gauge-0510-cobalt-p-2208.html

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount now for sale for 03-05 Dodge SRT4!

If you own a 2000-2005 Dodge SRT-4/Neon and you’ve encountered either of these two problems:

You want to install a single gauge, like a AEM Uego Air/Fuel mixture ratio gauge but dont want a install a full A Pillar Gauge pod mount.
You want a discreet way to mount a gauge that cannot be easily seen from outside the car.
Modern Performance has stepped up to solve this problem with our new MPx steering column gauge pod.

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount for 2003-2005 Dodge SRT4

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount for 2003-2005 Dodge SRT4

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount for 2003-2005 Dodge SRT4

MPx Steering Column Gauge pod mount for 2003-2005 Dodge SRT4

This gauge pod has some very unique features, unlike the poor quality, ill fitting universal gauge pods out there on the market.

-American made.
Curved mounting base matches the 00-05 SRT4/Neon steering column perfectly for super strong adhesion! (We do NOT give you a FLAT mounting base to install on your curved steering column!)
-Adjustable neck so you can angle the gauge to your liking.
-3m diecut adhesive mounting pad.
-Black anodized hardcoat for great looks and durability.
-Rubber grommet to pass wires through on backside.
-Allen keys and alcohol surface cleaning wipes provided.
-Instructions provided.

Link for more photos and details.

http://www.modernperformance.com/steering-column-gauge-0005-dodge-srt4neon-p-2207.html