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Mitsubishi EVO X 4B11T on Engine Dyno - Video

by Eric Hsu

Video after the jump!

Sarah Forst Project Garage

Project Garage Part I: Introduction

By Sarah Forst

When I was looking for a house, I knew I needed a bathroom, a kitchen, and a bedroom, but right up there with those priorities was a large garage. Since Monster Garage, freebie style, isn't too probable, thus begins Project Garage, budget style.

Project Garage Part I covers installing additional electrical outlets, insulation, and drywall in an unfinished garage space.


Mike Kojima Yam

Revenge of the Nerd - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Top Fuel Fun!

By Mike Kojima

A couple of weekends ago I took my 9 year old Daughter Christa to the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.  Being the jaded 9 year old she is, she loved the Top Fuel cars, liked the funny cars and thought the 6 second Pro-Stock cars were lame because they were "too slow".  In between runs I explained how the inner workings of Top Fuel and Funny cars tick.  She was pretty amazed at some of the facts I told her about the cars and wanted to know how I knew so much about them.  I told her the story of how I was a crew member for a Top Fuel Funny Car last year during SEMA week.  I learned a lot about these amazing cars that day and I'll tell you the story I told her.


PWL Nissan Titan High capacity oil pan

Nissan Titan Large Capacity Oil Pan, Cure for Transmission Overheating?

By Annie Sam

Without forcing you to read about our Nissan Titans transmission woes, basically the trucks major problem is that the transmission temperatures get very high when towing going up long steep grades such as the notorious Baker grade and the Grapevine, especially in the summer time.  We have experienced this transmission overheating even though our Titan has the factory tow package which has two oil coolers, one in the radiator and an oil to air unit in the front of the truck.


Mitsubishi EVO X 4B11T on Engine Dyno - Stage 1

by Eric Hsu

Stage 1 of the Mitsubishi 4B11T engine dyno testing begins at Cosworth Torrance. Click the image above to check out some details and pictures.

DSM Injector

Ask Sarah- DSM Fuel System Tips

By Sarah Forst

Dear Sarah

I read your last article about using a properly sized fuel system and wondered if my fuel system is adequate enough for when I finish my engine build.  I have a 1995 Eclipse GS-T that I’m upgrading to the 16G turbo.  Is there an easy way to determine how big of injectors or fuel pump I need so I don’t run out of fuel at full boost?  Any other helpful hints?

David H.

Got a Tech Question?  Email Sarah at asksarah@motoiq.com


Project Honda Ruckus modified high performance big bore racing engine

Project Honda Ruckus Part 7: Building the Engine

By Jeff Naeyaert

In our efforts to build the ultimate Honda GET 50cc engine for our Honda Ruckus, we have learned a few things with our first iteration of our modded engine, lessons to make our second one better we hope.  In our quest to get even more power out of our little Honda we are going to build another engine, this one is going into another Ruckus in our stable. Our goal for engine number 2 is to surpass the 58 mph of our first engine and reach 60 mph with the Honda engine that came with the Ruckus.

To read about our previous engine build click here for part one and here for part two.  To see all of our Honda Ruckus stuff click here.


The Progress Group Scion TC coilover suspension kit

Project Scion TC Part 4: Suspension and Brakes

By Mike Kojima

With our cage and safety equipment done on our Scion TC race car, it is time to do stuff to increase performance!  The suspension on a road race car is critical for it to be competitive and we need to so some serious stuff on our car.  Since our Scion TC is being built in its first stage for NASA's PTD class, we have some interesting factors that we have to consider.


ACT six puck sprung hub clutch disc

Clutch Technology Part 3, Clutch Disc Construction

By Mike Kojima

Read Part 1 about how the clutch pressure plate works here!

Read Part 2 about clutch disc friction material here!

The clutch disc isn't just a simple round and flat disc that rubs against stuff to help transfer the engines torque to the wheels.  It is actually a very sophisticate component that has many design features to help it do its job.  The clutch disc has a very important set of functions.  It must engage smoothly and predictably to help get a car underway, it should help cushion the drivetrain from excess shock and should have low inertial mass to speed shifting.  Of course like all mechanical things there are many compromises that need to be considered with the design of clutch discs.  To learn more, read on.


Mazdaspeed3 SEMA

Wrench Tips #11: Welding Plastic

by Dave Coleman 


Christa Kojima's Top Kart

Christa's first Racer

By Mike Kojima

What does a 9 year old girl want, a pony? An all-you-can-carry gift certificate from Hello Kitty?  No, apparently she likes carbon fiber.  OOOH! Carbon fiber!  My daughter Christa squealed when she saw the Noonan Racing foot box that I got so she could reach the pedals on her Top Kart, racing go kart.


 Josh Herron’s Synopsis of the 2009 Formula D Season

Moto IQ Staff Report

The 2009 Formula D Pro Drift Season is wrapped up and in the can. While we are waiting for the end of the 2010 Silly Season and busying ourselves for Formula D’s 2010 opener in Long Beach, we spotted this video overview of the 2009 season by Josh Herron. We at MotoIQ have been longtime fans of Josh’s work. His capability with a camera and post production magic not only captures the motion and rapid fire action of Pro Drifting but also strikes a genuine emotional chord that great video can do.


MotoIQ Project Ducati Hypermotard

Project Ducati Hypermotard Part 1

By Jeff Naeyaert

 We would like to introduce our first motorcycle project, Project Ducati Hypermotard. The Hypermotard is the opposite of a Supermoto bike.  Where the Supermoto bike is a Motocross bike modified for the pavement, the Ducati Hypermotard is more like an ultra high performance street-touring bike modified for dirt use with some full on road racing technology thrown in.  Its like the parts from a Honda CRF 450, a Ducati Monster naked street performance bike, a Ducati Multistrada sports touring bike and a Ducati 1098 sports bike were thrown in a pot to create a very unique bike that doesn’t really fit into any category other than its own.


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