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Dai Yoshihara's 2018 Formula Drift Rebuild Continued!

by Mike Kojima

So the rush to freshen Dai's car for 2018 by Eimer Engineering continues. In our last story, the chassis had gotten acid dipped and the cage and a few other things had gotten some working over for improved stiffness and increased simplicity. 

Now the car is getting reassembled for a quick shakedown run at Irwindale and some more extensive testing at Willow Springs this week. So let's take a look! There are a lot of right ways to build a car here and anyone can benefit from looking at how our car is put together. 


 

Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 14 - Install it all, y'all

by Erik Jacobs

When we last left Project SC300 we had finished preparing all of the harnesses and refreshing the routing of our fire system. It was now time to actually get it all in. Get all the harnesses in, that is. Properly installing wiring harnesses isn’t all that terribly complicated, but there are a few odds and ends that some people forget. We made sure to properly handle them.


 

Team America BNR32 GT-R First Update in a Long Time!

by Mike Kojima

So most of you probably thought that the Team America GT-R was dead, long abandoned to the scrap heap or maybe left in a pile somewhere in Australia. Not so! After a humiliating first appearance at the 2014 running of WTAC down under, the car has been under reconstruction.


 

Squirrel Power: Making a Minibear Part 1

by David Zipf

It’s been a while since we talked about our little Suzuki FA50 runabout. You’d be forgiven for thinking it had been abandoned or sold. But fear not! Neither is true. In fact, this thing has been the perfect little around town commuter, running beautifully for the last year and a half. Aside from a minor oil pump problem, we’ve had almost no trouble with our little Suzuki. Unfortunately, it is still as slow as ever and we really need to fix that. And fix that we shall!


 

WATCH: MotoIQ Approved Feature Car! A Track Ready, Comptech Supercharged 1991 Acura NSX

We take a detailed look at Regan Yu’s very well built Acura NSX that he uses for frequent track days and casual street driving. How do you make one of the best Japanese classic cars even better? Grab a seat and get ready to learn from MotoIQ’s Editor-In-Chief and Engineer, Mike Kojima, as he goes step-by-step through this well thought-out build.


 

Project V8 E46 M3 Racecar: Adding KW Motorsport Suspension and StopTech Trophy Big Brakes!

by Mike Kojima

When we last left our E46 M3 Project, it was a body in white shell with a cage in it at Pure Performance. Pure started to build the car with an S65 V8 engine from an E92 M3 with a DCT transmission.


 

Quick Tech: Blowfish Brake Duct Install for BOSS 302

by Mark Gearhart

When it comes to track cars, there’s only so much heat dissipation a rotor can provide before itself becomes overheated. So how do you bring down the blazing braking temperatures even further? A fresh air duct system. We install a Blowfish Racing brake duct system on our Project BOSS 302Revival!


 

Project Porsche 991 GT3 RS: Dundon Motorsports Headers and Exhaust System

by Mike Kojima

It's tricky to attempt to improve the engine performance of a supercar, especially when its one that puts out 125 hp per liter like the Porsche GT3 RS does. When it comes to NA power, only the Porsche 918 hypercar and the Ferrari 458 Speciale have more punch per liter. With its screaming 8800 rpm redline, titanium internals and a sky-high 13:1 compression ratio, there isn't a whole lot more that can be done without serious engineering, beyond what most tuners can do.


 

Project Corvette Stingray C7 Z51: Remodeling the Interior

by Mike Kojima

The C7 Corvette's interior is a huge step up from its predecessors. Previous iterations of the venerable Corvette might have been awesome cars, but the interiors were plastic clad and had the look of a cheap rental car. Not so with the C7.


 

Doodlebug of Doom Part 2: Taming The Beast

by David Zipf

First we fixed the Doodlbug.  Then we rode the Doodlebug.  Then we changed our pants and parked the Doodlebug.  Now, we fix the Doodlebug again so we no longer need to ride with the brown pants.


 

Project GMC Canyon: Introduction and Icon Stage V Suspension

by Isaac Sandoval

I can't tell you how long I've dreamed of owning a mid-size pickup with a small diesel engine and 4WD. Living in Southern California, we are surrounded by plenty of great desert trails to explore. Another wonderful thing about living in Southern California is that our fuel taxes are high AF! Seriously, the taxes on fuel just went up again, and there is just no way I could justify having one of our two family vehicles be a complete gas guzzler. Enter the new 2.8 liter Duramax 4 cylinder diesel engine. This thing is a real gem when it comes to efficiency. The GMC Canyon Diesel is the highest rated MPG truck on the market. Period. No time is wasted with this project truck, and we install Icon Stage V suspension in this series. Read more to find out what we think!


 

We Test the Bimmerworld Exhaust and Epic Motorsports ECU Tune for E90/E92 S65 V8 BMW M3

by Pablo Mazlumian

When the S65 4.0-liter V8-powered M3 was released, enthusiasts loved the power, thanks to its 8000-plus RPM capability. However, many also deemed it not torquey enough for a V8. With this exhaust setup and tune, an M3 will make some torque, as shown in our testing at Modified by KC.


 

Improving Dai Yoshihara's Formula Drift Engine Wear With WPC Treatment!

by Mike Kojima

The world of Pro Drifting is a brutal place for machinery. Since I started my involvement with Pro Drifting 10 years ago, I have been amazed by the appetite for parts a pro car possesses. In all of my engineering career, I have yet to be involved with a motorsport that eats more expensive stuff on a regular basis.


 

We Visit the Nitto King of The Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries! Or, the Idiot's Guide on How Not To Go Off-roading

by Mike Kojima

So we were ecstatic when Nitto Tires and Hellwig Products, makers of cool suspension stuff and supplier for several of MotoIQ's truck project suspension goodies, invited us out to the desert to spectate the Nitto King of The Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries off-road race.  Although we are newbs to the whole off-road truck thing, we know enough to have heard of the event and know that it is an extremely tough test of man and machine combining the rigors of both off-road desert racing and bolder crawling together in one event.  


 

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