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1 Lap in the 1 - Berk Technology BMW 135i @ Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

VIDEO: 1 Lap in the 1 - Berk Technology BMW 135i @ Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

 MotoIQ Staff Report

Besides its lavish brothels where you can legally get some uh diversions from racing, Pahrump Nevada is known for its state of the art track: Spring Mountain Raceway. We are getting to know our new Traqmate GPS data acquisition system a little better and got to use it again at Redline Time Attack's stop at Spring Mountain.  

Data and Cool Stuff Inside!


 

Inside ACT clutches

Industry Insider: A Look Inside ACT clutches

By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert


We have been familiar with the ACT clutch line for many years.  One of the race cars in the MotoIQ stable has been running an ACT clutch for the last 7 years which is probably over 20,000 racing miles with no problems at all.  This is real racing mileage on a track, punishing use probably 5 times tougher than street driving. Perhaps the motorsport that is the hardest on clutches is drifting. Our friends on the Formula D circuit Joon Mang and Tanner Foust use off the shelf ACT clutches in the brutal, abusive clutch kicking world of Pro Drifting. For street use, ACT clutches are known to be great at holding torque with good smoothness and light pedal effort.


 

 

Project garage part 3, painting the floor with epoxy

Project Garage, Part 3:  New Flooring

By Sarah Forst

Last installment’s bright lighting only illuminated how horrible the concrete floors were starting to look. From oil changes and swapping brake rotors to cam installs and shock inserts, Project Garage was getting more business than a Pep Boys Fast and Furious sale.


 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Dai Yoshihara helps us test the ContourHD and Traqmate GPS Data Acquisition System!

MotoIQ Staff Report

We tried out our new ContourHD cameras and Traqmate GPS data acquisition system on Dai Yoshihara's Team Falken Chevy LS powered S13 drift car at Formula D in Vegas... Unfortunately for us, it was hot.  Really hot even in the Nevada night. The heat on track was causing problems with the car's electrical system, the rear mounted battery's electrolyte was boiling even with heat shielding! This was causing the vehicle's line voltage to fluctuate wildly and in an effort to reduce electrical load, we disconnected the system after just the first couple of Dai's practice runs when he was trying to familiarize himself with the deceivingly technical Las Vegas course


 

Project Miatabusa hayabusa wiring miata

Project Miatabusa Part 4.2 - Hacking the Hayabusa Harness

by Dave Coleman

Nothing on Project Miatabusa is finished, but plenty is happening. Prepare yourself for a barrage of updates on our unfinished business.


 

Project Miatabusa

Project Miatabusa Part 4.1 - It Goes to 11(,000 rpm)

by Dave Coleman

Nothing on Project Miatabusa is finished, but plenty is happening. Prepare yourself for a barrage of updates on our unfinished business.


 

First Draft of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Rules!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Well you read about MotoIQ's new race series in yesterday's news.  Today we will give you a sneak peak of a draft of the rules.  Note this is a draft and the final details are yet to be worked out but we wanted to get something out to potential competitors as soon as possible.  Give us some feedback in the comments section.


 

MotoIQ Pacfic Tuner Car Championship

Announcing the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Series!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Are you bored with track days and HDPE events? Ever wanted to see what you have and go wheel to wheel with other tuning enthusiasts? Ever wanted to see who's the best driver and who could build the best car?  Ever then go to a legal sanctioned racing event only to find that your lovingly built street car is only legal in some super unobtainable class because of your tuning and the parts you installed?  Ever then find out that you can only race if you took off 80% of your hard earned parts only to race in some boring close to stock class?


 

Project Honda S2000 Koyo radiator and ARK Design MFD2

Project S2000 Part 5: Keeping it From Overheating

By Khiem Dinh

In keeping with the theme of making this car as reliable as possible, we’ve added ARK Design’s newly released MFD2 (Multi-Function Display).  The benefit of the MFD2 over the previous MFD is the ability to plug straight into the OBDII port whereas the old MFD required splicing into the ECU harness.  We hate electrical work, and this makes it about as plug-n-play as you can get! 

Read the Project S2000 Series Here!


 

GT Channel Video of Dai Yoshihara at Formula D Las Vegas

MotoIQ Staff Report

Our friends at the GT Channel shot this cool video of Dai Yoshihara at Las Vegas. The team came in second here with some heat related issues stymieing the charge to the top of the podium.  Currently Dai is firmly in second place in the Formula D championship standings with an outside chance of winning it all at the season finale at Irwindale.

More inside....


 

BNR32 Skyline GT-R Stage 1, Part 2

by Eric Hsu

The Stage 1 build of my personal BNR32 Skyline GT-R is a 500+whp, pump gas, street car designed for good throttle response and mid range torque for smokin cars on the street and track alike. Anyhow, this is part 2 of the Stage 1 build where I will break down in detail why I chose the parts I did.


 

How to rebuild your M3 calipers

How To Rebuild Brake Calipers

By Billy Johnson

Rebuilding the brakes is not as challenging as it may seem.  There are only a few more steps beyond simply changing out brake pads and rotors.  This is an information only step-by-step guide, undertake it at your own risk.  If you do not feel comfortable with the below steps, I would suggest getting help.  If you are remotely mechanically inclined and do oil changes and maintenance yourself, it really is not that bad at all.


 

ARK Design MFD

Project EVO IX Part 5: ARK Designs and Mitsubishi Products

By Mike Kojima

Every car with aspirations of track driving needs accurate instruments, the EVO is no exception.  Factory gauges are very inaccurate, often lagging far behind what is actually going on.  In the case of the EVO, most of the important gauges are simply missing.  The EVO only has a water temperature gauge, ridiculous for a high performance car.  We installed an ARK Designs MFD To fix this.


 

Redline Time Attack MotoIQ

Redline Time Attack Announces Direction for 2011 Season, Partnership with MotoIQ.com

MotoIQ Staff Report

Series to introduce “All Star” competition, new weekend format, support races and Pro Track Challenge.

With a successful fifth season of the Redline Time Attack Series coming to a close this November, the Series is charting the course for the future of the sport. To best prepare current and future competitors, the Series is releasing the most important details of their future plans.  Beginning with the 2011 season, Redline Time Attack will re-format the weekend of racing activities to better showcase the top-level talent and premiere teams that are involved in the sport of time attack.

MotoIQ will be the series' official online media partner and will be covering the events from an insider's view and as a participant. MotoIQ will feature driver and team profiles as well as our trademark in-depth tech dissections of the machines!  MORE


 

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