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KW - New State of the Art Variant 4 Coilovers

Industry Press Release

The experience of numerous refiners and sports car drivers shows that most vehicles rarely create the balancing act between everyday convenience and maximum performance. Often the standard suspension is the weakest link, and even with numerous assistance systems, the driving behavior at the vehicle dynamics limit can often be marginal. The transverse dynamics either take place at the expense of driving comfort or suffers from the intervention of various assistance control systems.


 

MotoIQ Wrench Tip - How to Gap Piston Rings

by Mike Kojima

Setting the gap on your piston rings is an important step to building an engine that performs at its best.  Getting your piston rings to have the optimal seal is perhaps the most critical aspect of good engine building.  Of course you want to spend time assuring that your machine work and cylinder wall finish is correct for the type of rings used but a lot of people neglect blueprinting the ring gap.


 

SEMA Sneak Peek 2016 - An Exclusive Chevrolet Event

by Karla Pestotnik

One of my uncles who lives in western Nebraska just bought a brand new Silverado to replace his old Silverado that he bought brand new when I was a child. However, he didn’t get rid of the old Silverado- he still has it. When he first bought the old Silverado, he was so proud of it. It was the first vehicle that he and my aunt were able to buy brand new. As humble, hard-working Americans with three kids in an area and a time where you could buy two or three houses for today’s cost of a new, decently optioned full size truck, this was a big deal. He let my cousins, my sister, and myself stop for ice cream while driving us home when he first got it- being the cool uncle that he is and as long as we promised to not spill any of it in his truck. Well, I was the one that accidentally spilled a drop of ice cream on his brand new bench seat in his brand new truck. Little eight-year old Karla felt so terrible, and honestly, I still feel bad about it today- the little ice cream stain is probably still there. It's possible that perhaps karma will have revenge on me if I end up taking his grandson out for ice cream when he is old enough.


 

RX-8 Daily Driver: Tune-Up!

by Frank Ewald

My 2004 Mazda RX-8 is great to drive and I love it. That is, until it will not start, at which time like everyone else who has a problem, I wish that I had anything else. Of course, over the span of five years this car has only let me down twice. And both times it was the dreaded rotary flooding issue. Now, it’s really not that dreadful; it is just very different than flooding a piston engine. Here is where I have to admit that I know that the tune up for my RX-8 should have probably happened a year ago. I am aware of purists who change the coils/wires/plugs annually. The mileage on my RX-8 certainly is not high enough annually to warrant that. Plus seat of the pants has shown me that it is running well – except for the past couple of months where my mileage has been dropping. Of course, I attributed that to the all city driving that the car has been doing.


 

Building the Naturally Aspirated Honda K Engine with Drag Cartel! Part 2

by Mike Kojima

In the last edition of building the naturally aspirated K24, we were showing some of the detail of building a solid dry sumped bottom end for an Ariel Atom track car with a lot of aero. In this edition, we will be getting rid of the K24 Z7's main performance bottleneck.‚Äč


SEMA 2016: Nerd’s Eye View – Revolution Mini Works Project Mini

by Khiem Dinh

Every once in a while, there’s a vehicle that really catches my eye at SEMA. A vehicle that is something different than everything else at the show that year. A few years ago, it was Texas Dave’s Pikes Peak Evo. This year, it was the Revolution Mini Works Project Mini situated in the Dynapack booth.


 

PRI pMaxKote(tm) New Polymer Coating Release!

Industry Press Release

King Engine Bearings will discuss the effects of coated bearings on race engine performance at King Racing’s technical seminar "Coated vs. Non Coated Bearings" that will be held at the 2016  Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. This free event will take place on Thursday, December 8th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 239 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.


 

GReddy Performance Coilovers by KW Suspension

Industry Press Release

Building on the success of our Formula Drift racing program with technical partner, KW Suspension, GReddy is pleased to announce the introduction of our new performance coilover line.  By collaborating with renowned  suspension manufacturer, KW, GReddy can offer high-quality, tuned systems at an affordable price to enthusiasts.  


 

MotoIQ's SEMA 2016 Coverage

MotoIQ Video

Did you not make it to the 2016 SEMA show? MotoIQ has you covered! This year the show was full to the brim. So much so, that temporary halls had to be created outside the main venue in order to fit all of the companies displaying. We stopped by the booths of many of our supporters to give you an insider's look at their new products and technologies on display. Here are all the videos in one place, enjoy!


 

Project M3: Part 16 – Koyorad All Aluminum Radiator Installation

by Pablo Mazlumian

Until now, Project M3's benefitted from increased power, braking, and handling performance, as well as nice improvements to the interior and exterior aesthetics. But keeping things cool under the hood is something we haven't touched on yet, and we do so today with an all aluminum radiator from Koyorad!


 

The Spoon Sports Center Seat Civic at Super Lap Battle!

by Mike Kojima

We hope you've been following our progress in updating the Spoon Sports USA Time Attack FWD Unlimited Civic here on MotoIQ.  The idea behind this round of modifications was to mildly update the car, improve its safety and reliability, clean up the aerodynamics, and to try some new ideas that will be incorporated into a possible new build by Spoon Sports with the Type R Civic due next year.


 

Project Fried Turkey

Project: Fried Turkey

MotoIQ Staff Report

Well, the holiday season is upon us and we decided we were going to cook something MotoIQ style which means it has to be technical and dangerous.  What better thing to cook than a fried turkey?  Frying a turkey gets the job done in only 45 minutes and leaves you with a succulent and tasty bird with very little hassle and an easy clean up.


 

Project 5.0 Mustang (The White One) Building the Bottom End

by Mike Kojima

In the last segment covering the engine build on our 5.0 liter Mustang, we addressed the top end with CNC ported heads and camshafts from Ford Motorsports. Now it's time to fortify the engine's bottom end so we can have a screaming high-revving naturally aspirated Coyote engine that is still reliable. 

Our target for this build is to have a safe 8000 rpm redline, wheel horsepower in the high 400 range and run on 91 octane California pump gas with reliability and track car endurance. We feel that this stuff is all pretty easily done.


 

Motorcycle Track Day: Prep and Action

by Khiem Dinh

The last time I took the good ol' CBR to the track was somewhere around eight years ago. A group of friends were going to Autoclub Speedway and they had space available in the trailer, so I decided I needed to shake off the rust and get back on track. However, before hitting up the track, a couple upgrades were required.


 

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