Friday, October 13, 2017

Bisimoto teams with Progress for SEMA 2017.

Bisimoto Engineering has created another amazing Hyundai vehicle.
It’s been dubbed the ‘Hyper Econiq’ Ioniq hybrid. Many systematic engine, drivetrain, aero and suspension modifications has placed this vehicle into the ‘Over 80 mpg’ eco-stratosphere category of specialty development vehicles. This innovative concept integrates the best hyper-miling, economy and friction technologies to amplify the outstanding Ioniq platform beyond the OEM limitations for outstanding efficiency and drivability.

Bisi has requested from The Progress Group suitable suspension modifications for the project, and we responded with a lower ride height, additional damping and increased roll stiffness. The suspension upgrades will help boost the incredible mpg figures by reducing frontal area and allowing less turbulent air under the car, therefore reducing aerodynamic drag. Also, notable improvements in overall handling potential will be readily noticable during aggressive driving. Progress engineers have provided a complete suspension system for the Econiq build, including a race-inspired CS Coil-over system, Race springs, and an upgraded Rear Sway bar, all scratch-built for debut at the SEMA Show 2017.

Bisi states "The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability," said Bisi Ezerioha, president, Bisimoto Engineering. "Leveraging the outstanding Ioniq electrified platform and powertrain, we’ve focused on a variety of technical elements to bring efficiency, aero and design to the highest level."

·   Bisimoto pulse-chamber exhaust system for enhanced volumetric efficiency
·   Racepak OBD-monitoring electronics with interactive OBD cluster
·   Bespoke eco low-friction PurOl Elite Synthetic Oil (0W20)
·   Low-rolling resistance, high-silica tires
·   ARP wheel studs
·   Buddy Club aluminum brake calipers
·   Recaro Pole Position racing seats
·   Carbon Revolution 19" x 5.0" CR-9 one-piece carbon-fiber wheels
o First one-piece OEM application
·   Bisimoto Dream Aero kit (front splitter, TA wing, side splitters, rear wheel covers)
·   Progress Performance coilover suspension
o Minimized ground clearance
o Optimized alignment settings
·   Progress Rear Sway Bar
o Minimized ‘body roll’
o Improved handling characteristics
·   Enhanced e-generators
·   NGK spark plugs
·   Optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap
·   Combined fuel economy well over 80 mpg (83 mpg in current Bisimoto-testing) 
·   Concept initial render by Matko Graphics

Progress contributes their skills to the Bisimoto Econiq project.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8/9th Gen Accords are going tubular!

New 25mm Tubular Rear Sway bar for 8/9th Gen Honda Accord!

Progress Tech has developed a new tubular Rear Sway bar kit for 8/9th Gen Accords. Now 2008-2017 Accord owners have a choice. Our 'standard' 22.2mm upgrade sway bar or a more aggressive tubular 25.4mm option.

Progress Sway bar #62.0107
Tubular bars provide the necessary rate with less mass than a equivalent solid bar. The new bar is a two-hole adjustable design with lateral stop rings for instant bar response. The larger diameter bar works well with wider wheels & UHP tires, as more grip requires more roll control. This larger option will suit more aggressive drivers looking for flat and balanced and 'closer to neutral' cornering.
Includes our beefy reinforced bushing brackets.

  • Progress 25.4mm diameter precision-bent tubular alloy sway bar.
  • Low-deflection poly bushings and lateral location rings for instant roll response.
  • New bushing brackets with TIG-welded gussets for maximum durability.
  • Powder-coated sway bar and brackets for superior appearance.
  • Complete hardware kit includes bushings, brackets and synthetic chassis lube.
  • Designed for use with OEM end links.
  • Developed specifically for the Accord platform.
  • NOT a Acura cross-over design.
  • Made in the USA.
Sway bar comparision:

OEM               16.0mm solid              Rate = 41 lbs/inch                           

62.0105           22.2mm solid             Rate = 138/153 lbs/inch

62.0107           25.4 tubular                Rate = 200/220 lbs./inch

25mm, 22mm and 16mm (OEM) sways shown above

So which sway bar should I choose? 
The 22m solid or the 25mm tubular sway for my Accord?

If your Accord has original or a mild wheel/tire upgrade, you are a moderate-driving commuter or you drive in a lot of bad weather, the 22.2mm sway bar is a best option for you. If you are an aggressive sporty driver running sticky tires and looking for max cornering power, the 25.4mm bar should be on your shopping list.

Available now!