Project V8 RX-7: Part 6 - Installing the E-Rod LS3
by Jeff Naeyaert
In our last installment of Project V8 RX-7 we took a look at the T-56 Magnum transmission from Tremec we’ll be using for our swap, now it’s time to bolt it up to our E-ROD LS3 and get this engine in already!
We have a very full and busy webcast this week on Tech House & Speed, NASCAR Free Radio. Our content comes from the Vallelunga track in Italy to Vermont to Las Vegas. And, as we promise every week, there are winners, champions and legends. Tech House & Speed is the web's only topical weekly webcast with international content specializing in sports car competition including rally, drifting and time attack.
Spy Shots from Halloween Bash
By David Karey
Things get interesting at Willow Springs during Just Drift’s annual Halloween Bash drift event.
By Sarah Forst
Sarah, please help me! There is tar or something gooey and black all over the front and bottom half of my car. How can I get this off my paint?
Got a difficult tech question? Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
MotoIQ Certified Legit!
By Wes Dumalski
Let's face it.... There are a lot of shit products on the market and we here at MotoIQ make no bones about the fact that we hate crappy parts and knock offs. In a straight out rebellion against said polished piles of crap we have come up with a designation of sorts. When we find a product we like, one that is cutting edge, works well, makes sense, bests others in performance etc.... we will bestow it with the honor of being MotoIQ "Certified Legit".
Project Miatabusa Part 11:
Shorai Lithium Iron Battery (and Lots of Plumbing)
by Dave Coleman
Shorai doesn't technically make any automotive batteries, but they have a full line of motorcycle batteries. I can't think of any reason why a motorcycle battery won't work in a car, and certainly not one powered by a motorcycle engine and charged by a motorcycle alternator. Shorai's direct replacement battery for the Hayabusa (theoretically all we would need to start a Hayabusa engine) weighs only 1.7 pounds!
VIDEO: Chevy Camaro ZL1 Phase Two: Launch Control
Industry Press Release
Watch the engineers at GM perfect the all new Camaro ZL1's Performance Traction Management (PTM) system. First introduced on the Corvette ZR1, PTM is an advanced system that integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control and electronic stability control, to enhance performance on the racetrack and drag strip.
Wrench Tips #27: Restoring Plastic is (Sometimes) Easy!
by Dave Coleman
This is serious chemical voodoo magic in a can. Don't ask me why.
Basic Drift Chassis Setup Part 1
By Mike Kojima
If you have been following my series, “The Ultimate Guide to Suspension and Handling” on MotoIQ you have been getting a step by step education on the theory of suspension. Due to overwhelming demand, I have decided to take a step back from the theory side of things and give some simple and practical advice on how to set up a drift car due to the literally hundreds of requests I have gotten on this.
by Eric Hsu
Yokohama Australia just released the video of Tarzan's fastest lap at the World Time Attack Challenge 2011 this past August at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney, Australia. Video of Tarzan's record setting lap after the jump.
Building the B18C1 Engine Part 2: Improving Rod Ratio
By Chuck Johnson
Our main goal for Project Honda Civic EJ is to build a formidable, yet reasonably economical weekend warrior. However, we didn't want our "budget" project scope to limit us to merely rebuilding a stock configuration B18C1. Admittedly, we also wanted the challenge of trying something new rather than simply building another stroker B-series.
2011 SEMA Show Sneak Preview!
by Chuck Johnson
T-minus 24 hours 'til the doors open at the Las Vegas Convention Center to kick off the 2011 SEMA Show. We’re so close I can literally taste it in the air. The smoke filled casinos and the incessant sounds of a million slot machines, singing in harmony as they crush the life savings of our industry peers one dollar at a time. Anyhow, our black ops team has infiltrated the convention center early to bring you a sneak preview of the 2011 SEMA Show. Check it out inside!
Driver Profiles: Michele Abbate
By Amanda Martin
Get to know Michele Abbate, driver of the number 30 Crawford Performance 2011 Scion tC.
VIDEO: Chevy Camaro ZL1 Phase One - Track Tuning
Industry Press Release
See how GM engineers fine-tuned the Camaro ZL1 to be track ready straight off the lot - perfecting the electromagnetically controlled shocks that adapt to road conditions for a better drive.