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2nd Inning Drifting:  Southern Style

By Amanda Martin

Atlanta is known for many things, baseball, Ludacris, awesome episodes of Cops (and Bait Car), Road Atlanta and its amazing grassroots drifting scene. Some may say that Atlanta is the place to be if you are someone who wants to learn the fine art of drifting and living in the southern part of the country. Atlanta's drift scene started way back 2004 and out of that has come many drivers that are recognized across the country.


 

Aeromotive's New Drop-in 340 Stealth Fuel Pumps

Industry Press Release

Although the 340 is similar to other OEM replacement fuel pumps in its fitment into factory fuel tanks and hanger assemblies; the 340 blows away the competition, boasting over 340 lph of flow at 40 psi.


 

Project S2000 - Guest Test Drive

By Vic Y.

I am what you'd consider an auto enthusiast, with a few track days and quick karting times under my belt. I love taking advantage of the fun roads in the Hill Country near Austin (but probably not often enough). On the technical side, I come from an engineering background and the backing of a dozen auto RSS feeds.  When the random opportunity came up to visit Khiem in Los Angeles (and drive his tuned S2000), I couldn't turn it down. Having originally driven the car in stock form back in Austin before it made the cross-country trek on I-10, it was good to be reunited with an old friend (and Khiem too).


 

ACT Clutch Kits Scion tC

ACT Releases SFI-Approved Clutch Kits for the 2011 Scion tC

Industry Press Release

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released 10 new clutch kit combinations for the 2011 Scion tC, including  Heavy Duty and Xtreme clutch kits.


 

DashCommand Product Review Cover Shot

Tested: Palmer Performance Engineering's DashCommand

By Steve Rockwood

Technology is amazing.  Back in the heyday of the import scene, people who had serious setups – or wanted to look like they had serious setups – had rows on rows of gauges.  The closer the resemblance to the cockpit of a Boeing 747 your Civic's dash looked, the more street cred you had.  These days, however, products like Palmer Performance Engineering's DashCommand takes those rows of gauges, and puts them into a device that fits in the palm of your hand.


 

Turbo Tech: Turbo Troubleshooting

by Khiem Dinh

FACT: most of the time, the turbo is not the source of the problem.  Out of all of the turbos that get swapped by dealers and shops (think diesel big rigs, work trucks, construction equipment, etc), an average of 90% of them have absolutely nothing wrong with them.  Of the remaining 10%, about 5% or so of the failures were due to user error.


 

THS Radio

Tech House and Speed: Episode 92 - Guests include Gunnar Jeannette, Will Orders, Bjorn Waldegard and Jari-Matti Latvala!

by Bill Wood

It's a very international show this week on Tech House & Speed, the web's only topical weekly webcast with content specializing in sports car competition including rally, drifting and time attack. We talk with drivers in Finland, Sweden, Australia and Birmingham, Alabama. It's a truly worldwide look at the sport!


 

Bulletproofing a Ring and Pinion Gear

Bulletproofing a Ring and Pinion Gear

By Mike Kojima

Our friend Pro Drifter Walker Wilkerson was having a problem.  As of late he has been plagued by drivetrain failures in his Fatlace Nissan S13.  Part of the reason has been that because he competes in Formula D against the big V8’s of other pro teams, with a small displacement boosted SR20DET, Walker must do a lot of clutch kicks to keep the pipey turbo engine in its powerband.


 

Funny skyline ad

Best Craigslist For-Sale Ad EVER!!!

by A Genius

This has been going around for a few days now and we usually don't post things like this, but this is far too good not to share or give it a permanent home on MotoIQ.  You're welcome for the laughs...


 

 

wrench tips

Wrench Tips #25: How to Clean Up That Nasty Butyl Tape Vapor Barrier Goo 

by Dave Coleman

butyl tape gooIt's worse than Aunt Jemima's. That nasty butyl tape goo that's used to hold the plastic vapor barrier sandwiched between the interior door panel and the the door itself. The goo gets on your fingers and tools and follows you around for weeks. Try to clean it up with Simple Green or even brake cleaner and it will laugh at you. It turns out there is a simple, if a little tedious, way to clean this stuff off your doors. 

 


 

Red or Blue threadlocker?

Ask Sarah: Red or Blue thread locker?

By Sarah Forst

I just recently completed Eibach lowering springs and anti-sway bars upgrade on my 08 Infiniti G37S Coupe.  My question is when and where should I use threadlocker (red/blue) or Loctite? Different sources say different things, but is there a rule of thumb for applying these adhesives?

Thanks,
Kelvin

Got a difficult tech question? Email Sarah at asksarah@motoiq.com


Behind the Smoke Ep 27: Irwindale Final Fight

By GT Channel

http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. Formula Drift's 2011 boils down to the final event in Irwindale. Dai enters this event leading Justin "JTP" Pawlak by only 19 points. With JTP breathing down his neck and even a chance for Chris Forsberg, Darren McNamara and Matt Powers to take the championship depending on the outcome of this final event, how will Dai do? He only crashed his S13 on Thursday one day before the event...
 


 

Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon Fatally Injured at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (October 16) -- Sunday’s season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was cancelled after a multi-car crash on Lap 11 resulted in fatal injuries for two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon.


 

Beth Chryst

Driver Profiles - Beth Chryst

By Amanda Martin

Get to know Beth Chryst, rookie driver in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.


 

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