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smartbomb  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:45:50 AM(UTC)
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I would like to know this as well, it will help us plan and seek out stuff.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:41:30 AM(UTC)
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An RWD dogcar like an E46M3 - learned alot by following Mikes trail ...
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#3 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:21:52 AM(UTC)
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The Dog Car is a great example - I love seeing what knowledgeable people are doing to build race cars when they're doing it on their own dime. The G20 and S2000 are of the same sort of thing to me; people who have a pretty good knowledge base doing things creatively because they're on a more limited budget.
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#4 Posted : Friday, December 26, 2014 3:35:56 AM(UTC)
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As others have mentioned, the Dog Car was legendary. It was a neglected chassis without much support or previous development, so it was great to see it go as far as it did. Its a tough sell though, as something like that has a limited readership with whom the platform is shared, and its tough to market to advertisers as no one makes parts for it.

I think my Legacy GT wagon would make a great project daily driver unicorn, haha!
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#5 Posted : Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:55:29 AM(UTC)
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The Dog Car as an FWD Nissan I'm not enthralled with. The Dog Car as a platform without aftermarket support that was then made to work, yes please. Like, I know KW is good stuff, but when there's a bolt on application for those or something similar, it's just a bit... "oh, okay, so this wasn't that hard of a problem after all".
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:25:48 AM(UTC)
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Modernization of something old. I know E36s and MKIV Supras are now considered old (and are in reality), but I have a 1972 Celica built as a race car in the mid 1980s that I need to return to full race-ready glory. It will be powered by something more modern and possibly forced induction, but on a shoestring budget. No LS swaps if you can avoid it. They are great, but originality counts for something.

Anything that is a real racecar has my full attention. The less compromises the better.

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:02:01 AM(UTC)
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While I know there is already the MotoIQ FR-S, the Autocross BRZ, the SEMA FR-S, and the Motovicity FR-S, none of them have been turbocharged. I'd like to see a project BRZ turbo, as that is a route I plan to go in the future, and I'd be interested to see what route MotoIQ would take with marrying the BRZ and a turbo.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:15:41 AM(UTC)
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I really like projects that have massive surgery. driveline swaps, switching from FWD to RWD or complete suspension design changes (i.e. ser spec v with honda irs) it doesn't have to be really high dollar to get my attenention but to make (whatever has a motor) much faster or better handling does it for me. like project ruckus was cool, but i would have been much happier with a crf450/cr250r motor/swingarm swap with much butchery would have done it for me, gas milage be damned the main deciding factor for me if a motorcycle is fun is if it will drag the front wheel off the ground whenever i want with just throttle, no clutch dumping or yanking back (cbr919f is a ball to ride
I also don't mind one bit testing really expensive race parts, even if they are completely non streetable, i always wondered why someone wouldn't want to see a detailed review of whats out there even if you can't currently afford it. I love the stuff motoiq does stories on, and check everyday to hear news about my favorites. 2 things that id like more of is long travel off road suspension and motor swaps, CA legality doesn't concern me one bit even though i live here, but switching to DOHC 4 and 6 cylinder motors won't be as outwardly obvious as say an ls1 powered rx7, in all the non ca. states i think updating old cars is the thing to do.
I love motoiq and have been reading dave and mikes articles for years since the scc days, after that publication folded I've had no where to go until i found here googling "dave coleman"

Thanks!

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 4:20:37 AM(UTC)
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We will be turboing our FR-S.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:02:07 AM(UTC)
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Ive seen it in the background of a couple of pictures, but who has the E30 M3 and will there ever be a feature on it?
Would rather drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:04:27 AM(UTC)
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Just because I drive one, why not a Dodge SRT-4? Fun FWD platform, comes turboed, is reasonably lightweight, and could use a MotoIQ suspension treatment.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:30:42 AM(UTC)
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Since you guys have been doing more domestics lately, why not try your hand at The American Sports Car, the Corvette? In particular, I would be interested in a C5 or C6 Z06.

Along the same lines as SRT4ACR, I'd love to see you guys do an Audi S4 or S5 because I have a B6 S4. :)
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 7:09:44 AM(UTC)
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I'm a big fan of the low buck modifications for track cars, as well as how to set things up and dial them in... while in the field.

The vast majority of my car money normally goes to gas and entry fees; what's left for mods is often very scarce. Because of that, approachable fabrication methods and home depot materials are always a hit for me.
Not an engineer. Can read good though.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:14:02 PM(UTC)
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I'm with SleepySteve. Project Scion tC was by far my favorite MotoIQ series because it spent money where it was important and saved it where it wasn't. The decision to buy non-adjustable Progress coilovers and revalving them was a key example of spending your budget (of both dollars and PT modification points) wisely. I point people to the MotoIQ Project tC section all the time because I liked the build direction so much.

I also loved the fact that you continued covering the car as it raced throughout the season. But that's just me. I love touring car racing, especially when it involves unusual cars.
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, February 04, 2015 1:21:36 AM(UTC)
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Oh! I forgot to mention something that i would love to see, and it could be done to any 4x4 pickup truck from 1990 and up, foreign or domestic. I would like to see the motoiq crew alter the front drive/suspension (i.e. 95 toyota tacoma/ford ranger) to a center mount front differential and the benefits of added a arm length without adding to the track width. all of the long travel kits on the market seem really good, but they have the fundamental flaw of having the inner control arm mounting points are about 3 feet apart! I own a yamaha Banshee, which is great i love the motor and all that, but compared to all the new quads the front suspension is awful, and the biggest problem/difference between the two is the new quads have almost center mount a arms and considerably more travel out of a lighter and narrower package.
I always hated the front wide look of the pre runners. And this would give you the excuse to front half a truck frame!
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#16 Posted : Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:05:08 PM(UTC)
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I'd like to see more cars that could be fun if only "X" were dealt with. Fragile transmissions, weak brakes, oil flow issues, insufficient cooling, bad suspension geometry, and the like, with industry fixes (or ingenius parts selection/modification would put more fans of oddball cars on deck, and emphasize the IQ part.
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#17 Posted : Saturday, February 07, 2015 8:51:21 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: smartbomb Go to Quoted Post
I would like to know this as well, it will help us plan and seek out stuff.


Thanks for asking the question!

I've always wanted to see an MR2 electric-drive conversion. I bought a 1991 Toyota MR2 NA last year with the intention of doing an electric conversion and entering this competition:
http://www.refuelraces.com/

The car is currently on non-op, even though it still runs and drives fine. I'm in the process of selling it, but I think it'd be WAAAAAAAAAAY more interesting to see this project move forward than make the money off the sale. It's just sitting on the street in front of my house waiting to be sold, and I'd be willing to donate it to the project.

I think it would also be a pretty cool advertisement for MotoIQ.

I've done a bit of research on electric motors, controllers, accumulators, and storage, so if you think you might be interested in the project, let's talk!

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#18 Posted : Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:12:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Connor Harrison Go to Quoted Post
As others have mentioned, the Dog Car was legendary. It was a neglected chassis without much support or previous development, so it was great to see it go as far as it did. Its a tough sell though, as something like that has a limited readership with whom the platform is shared, and its tough to market to advertisers as no one makes parts for it.

I think my Legacy GT wagon would make a great project daily driver unicorn, haha!


You are 100% correct the aftermarket scene for the b14 chasis was highly neglected ....if you had the se-r with the SR20DE you were fortunate because JWT and Stillen made/still make parts for the SR20 motor line.....now if you had a GA16DE ( which i was soo fortunate to have in mine) you were for the lack of better words shafted with sandpaper.....custom fabrication was quite the normal term used since all the companies that DID support the GA were out of business( Hot Shot) or discontinued support ( JWT, Stillen) for the GA series due to a limited market/interest.......my buddy has a 96 Se-R that is his track toy with minor mods ( basically suspension and handling mods) and he constantly surprises people with how nimble and quick his car is.....i give Mike props for having the balls to take one as far as he did and make people give "the Dog" a second look.....just to hear someone say dude....YOU just got passed by a SENTRA! would be priceless

As far as future MOTO IQ projects go i would vote for a Subaru Legacy Wagon but more specifically the Second Generation( EJ20H) maybe Third Generation before the new major redesign took place....from the looks of things there could be alot of potential in one even being a wagon especially with parts from the European/Japanese Market....

better yet....heres a GOLDEN IDEA...do a DMC Delorean...THAT would DEFINATELY have a WOW factor as well as a WTF?!? Factor...I can see it now...."Project Stainless" MotoIQ goes back in time and builds a DeLorean"

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#19 Posted : Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:13:53 PM(UTC)
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I would like to see more projects of the underdog variety, similar to project black flag was it? the b13 sentra se-r. There are a lot of older cars that I see competitive in racing that aren't exactly popular platforms, but with the right homebrewed ingenuity can give more popular cars a run for there money. Here are the obvious cars that bore me.

Supra
EVO
newer subarus
S2000
BMW M3
anything with an LS1
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#20 Posted : Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:23:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SRT4ACR Go to Quoted Post
Just because I drive one, why not a Dodge SRT-4? Fun FWD platform, comes turboed, is reasonably lightweight, and could use a MotoIQ suspension treatment.


SRT-4's are really cool cars, the only trouble is that they are rare. You never see one for sale around here.
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