The saying goes “the right tool for the right job.” And it is 100% correct. But what happens when you don’t have the right tool? Sometimes you need to improvise. See how we make a piece of plumbing pipe do things it was never intended to do.
When we last left off, the GT-Lite Project CRX was being loaded onto the big orange transporter and headed to the Detroit area and into the capable hands of SANLUIS Rassini. We’re about to take a trip into a place where absolute state-of-the-art hardware and software is used daily in the design and development of suspension systems used worldwide by most of the major OEMs.
Our first step in extracting more power from our FR-S's FA20 motor was to add an Unorthodox racing crank pulley which went pretty well. Now we are going to take another baby step along the path of bolt on modifications by testing out a Ganador Exhaust system from Japan.
I’m often of the philosophy of replacing things as they wear out. And when they wear out, I might as well upgrade! It all started with a slight banging noise while going over bumps. Over a bit of time, it got progressively worse. Eventually, going over any type of bump including creeping over speed bumps caused a loud banging noise. What was the source?
In the last installment of Project Mustang, we freed up the engine's breathing with an AEM intake. Now we will work on the other end of the car by reducing backpressure with a free flowing ATAK exhaust system from Borla
I’m a little late to the party since there are already plenty of reviews on the all-new 2015 S550 Mustang GT, but this review will take a slightly different angle written by a MotoIQer for MotoIQers. Just the information you care about, how it compares to previous Mustangs, and how it stacks up as a sports car and not just a muscle car.
Our Project Supra is back! We finish the fuel system, install a new AEM Infinity EMS, break-in the engine, refresh the suspension, make initial dyno pulls, and more!
Did I mention that the cars are getting better built and more insane every year? Better cars need better parts. Here are a few of the more interesting and better engineered parts I saw around the show. Plus a few things that are just plain cool!
This episode features the installation of an HKS GT Supercharger to really boost the power under the hood and a CSF radiator to help handle the resulting extra heat. HPS hoses are also featured for their added pressure and thermal capacities. Mike and Taro discuss the selected components in depth while our man Howard handles the install at the MotoIQ megashop.
When thinking of the 24 Heures du Mans that takes place at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe, Gainesville, Georgia is not the first place that comes to mind. Even though Georgia may conjure associations with the Petit Lemans, a 12-hour enduro that takes place in the fall of each year at Road Atlanta, the storied French endurance event and metro-Atlanta aren't exactly synonymous. Those who fail to make the association between Mulsanne and Gainesville Highway are overlooking a crucial part of Ford's GT racing history, as this is where you will find the current home of Robertson Racing.
I’m sure some of you are curious as to how a 1990 Civic hatch has now become a part of the MotoIQ project car fleet. Others who are fans of the 88-91 model range of Honda front wheel drive cars might be excited to see the old and gold econo car on the pages of this very site. Regardless of your preference, this former grocery getter is going to make a run in the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship for 2015, but that wasn’t always the plan.
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We're stepping back in time a moment to bring you the install of our first horsepower modifications in the form of a Ganador Exhaust and Unorthodox Racing crank pulley. We were pleased to see both modifications produce solid power gains on the dyno. In the second half of the video we also cover some cosmetic updates from TRD and install LED mirror overlays.
Our Project Mustang has been doing just fine with its new suspension and tires which have drastically improved the car's handling. With the chassis doing a lot better and with the car's factory Brembo brakes adequate for now, we decided to do the classic Mustang thing and tackle the engine. Our first step will be the addition of an AEM air intake.
Another SEMA has come and gone and the vehicles get crazier and better built every year. Tuner track cars, all-out race cars, off-road vehicles, you name it and it has been taken to the next level. After walking a couple dozen miles fueled by much caffeine, here is just a small collection of a few of the cool things I saw. Please excuse the fuzzy pictures… too much caffeine I tell you.