Entries for January 2015

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AEMdata Analysis Software Now With Video Encoding!

Industry Press Release

AEM has released its latest version of AEMdata analysis software (v4.01.01), which includes video encoding in the software for overlaying data onto videos, and multiple enhancements that improve functionality. AEMdata analysis software is free software and can be used with the company's standalone programmable engine management systems and data loggers, including the Infinity ECU, Series 2 EMS, AQ-1 Data Logger and Wideband Failsafe Gauge. 


 

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29

Unboxing the HPI Racing E10 Discount Tire Falken Tire S13

by GTChannel

Here it is, one of the most iconic cars in Formula Drift and you can race and drift it for yourself! Mike takes us through the unboxing video of this RC car with his unique dry humor and Dai himself makes a cameo appearance.


 

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28

Polystrand GT-Lite CRX: Part 3 - Simulating the Suspension

by Jonathan Spiegel

At the end of Part 2 of the Polystrand GT-Lite Project, we had finalized the preliminary design for the independent rear suspension (IRS), generated the CAD model, and sent our CRX off to the bodyshop sans rear suspension. Thanks to Rassini, we had our virtual computer model of the chassis courtesy of Chris Galea’s work with the FARO unit, and Tony Berlingieri prepared the car by removing the old rear suspension and a lot of the now unnecessary supporting structure. Additionally, before the car left on the flatbed, Tony added some framework to which we’ll install the new IRS unit when the car comes back.


 

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27

Industry Insider: Tein's shock service

by Mike Kojima

One of the markings of a better shock company is if the company can service their product by offering rebuilding and revalving if the the customer needs it for their usage.  We recently visited Tein Suspension since they are rebuilding and revalving the shocks on our Project Supra.


 

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26

Project SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S: Getting More Power with an HKS Supercharger and More Cooling with a CSF Radiator 

By Mike Kojima

Our SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge car's progress is coming along nicely.  With all of our other mods coming together we now will focus on getting serious power out of our FA20 engine with an HKS supercharger.  With power comes heat and we will be relying on a CSF racing radiator to take care of our cooling needs. 


 

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24

Performance Design's Carbon TRic Intercooled Intake Manifold for Boosted Applications

Industry Press Release

The Carbon TRic innovatively integrates an air-to-water intercooler into a beautiful carbon and billet intake manifold for improved packaging and performance for boosted applications. Shared with the Carbon TR, the uniquely sculpted plenum is constructed from high tensile strength carbon fiber in a high temp epoxy matrix with foam coring to increase the modulus of the structure.


 

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23

PTP Turbo Blankets VW MK5 and MK6 Heat Management Packages

Industry Press Release

Most vehicles now come equipped with underhood insulation, even cars that might have you wondering if such a measure is necessary. In addition to giving the vehicle a finished look, underhood shields prevent heat from soaking into the hood and ruining your factory paint, or even your custom paint or vinyl wrap. 


 

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22

Project S2000: Part 22 – Testing New Goods and More Intake Mods

by Khiem Dinh

The whole point of modifying cars with go-fast parts is to go fast right? So of course, Project S2000 required a good romping at Buttonwillow after the installation of the Blacktrax Performance/Kingpin Machine spherical bearing suspension setup and Hasport rear differential mounts. The car is also in a constant state of tweaking requiring adjustments along the way as lessons are learned. Everything is better with video too and Replay XD stepped in to help.


 

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21

Project Civic EF Racecar: Part 2 - First Track Shakedown

by Clint Boisdeau

In Part 1 of MotoIQ Project Civic EF Racecar, we familiarized you guys with the car's state when it was first purchased and how that purchase came about.  In Part 2 you get to see how the EF starts to come together in preparation for its first track shakedown and how it ultimately performed.  Was it slow? Was it fast? Do we even like the car?  All these questions and more will be answered.


 

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20

Project White 5.0 Liter Mustang - Bolting on More Power with Borla Long Tube Headers 

By Mike Kojima

In our last edition of Project 5.0 Mustang, we added some basic bolt on's being a cat back exhaust system from Borla and a cold air intake from AEM.  We got excellent results for these mods.  In this week's edition of Project Mustang, we are continuing to work on the engine with the addition of some long tube stainless steel headers from Borla.


 

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19

Nerd’s Eye View: LA Auto Show 2014: Part 2 – Race Cars and Engines

by Khiem Dinh

It’s an auto show, so race cars are displayed. Race on Sunday, sell on Monday right? The manufacturers also like to show off their new engines on stands. This is great for us geeky nerd types as we can see many details that we would otherwise be unable to see with the engine crammed in the car. The manufacturers are getting very efficient at stuffing as much engine as possible into the smallest engine bay possible making a lot of the cool stuff hard to see.


 

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18

The CSF Radiator Challenge!  CSF vs Masiv

by Mike Kojima and Khiem Dinh

During the summer CSF radiator launched a bold ad campaign with MotoIQ: the CSF Summer Challenge.  CSF boldly challenged the entire radiator industry to s shootout to see who makes the most effective radiator with us conducting the test.  CSF's only rule was that a radiator for the challenge had to be an off the shelf part built for a given car available to the general public, not a one off bespoke radiator designed just for the test.


 

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17

New GReddy Exhaust for January

Industry Press Release

Contact your favorite Authorized GReddy Dealer or visit our new online store, ShopGReddy.com, for our Special Introductory Pre-order Offer on these new GReddy exhausts. Pre-Order before Monday, January 26th and Save $ with introductory pricing and free ground shipping. Exhaust due in and ready to ship by January 30th!


 

 

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16

Holley Announces Carbon Black Ceramic Coating Option For Intake Manifolds

Industry Press Release

Holley and Weiand are proud to announce the new Carbon Black ceramic coating option for intake manifolds.

The coating provides an aggressive, yet subtle look that goes perfectly with the understated build styles that are popular today.


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16

Pioneer Video Producer Taro Koki is Now Using Social Media to Distribute Videos

By Jeff Kawano

Taro Koki was born in Japan but grew up most of his childhood life in the United States. As a child, he learned that Japanese pop culture was well received among his American classmates. Anime, manga books, figurines, funky snacks and of course cool cars. Japan was the land of all things “cool.” So when he moved back to Japan for college and several years later started his own video production company, he knew there was a demand for Japanese pop culture in the US. 


 

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15

GarageLove How To: Tire Testing

by Per Schroeder

The neck-twisting grip that modern performance tires deliver was once the territory of just limited-production race compounds. Couple that delightful evolution with the rise of affordable data acquisition systems and more track-capable cars than ever before—and you just have to wonder—are we in the era where anyone can find the absolute best tire for their car? Can the hardcore enthusiast simply buy several sets of tires and figure out which brand works best for their car, track and driving style?


 

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MotoIQ: DRIVEN – 2012 McLaren MP4-12C (With In-Car Video)

by Billy Johnson

We spent two days with the McLaren MP4-12C on the street and hot lapped it around Buttonwillow’s 13CW configuration to see if the 12C really is the best supercar that you can use as a daily driver.  Is it a modern day NSX in this regard?  Did it turn the fastest production car lap at Buttonwillow?  Read on to find out…


 

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Nerd’s Eye View: LA Auto Show 2014: Part 1 – Street Cars and Show Stuffings

by Khiem Dinh

So it’s the LA Auto Show. Cool stuff is there. Some famous people show up. I eat a lot. Oh, and I take blurry pictures as I’m distracted by food and beverages and too much caffeine. And my camera battery died. I have to say, I was particularly impressed with one German make this year for their cars and another Asian make for their booth during the Media Days.


 

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11

Performance Racing Industry: Part 3

by Pablo Mazlumian

As we wrap up the show’s three-part coverage we're left with only one regret—that we couldn’t show you more.  Still, we’ve got plenty to see here in Indianpolis, Indiana, so please follow us once again as we walk through the greatest aftermarket car show in America.  Big turbos, big brakes, and big engines here we come!


 

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10

WHITELINE Exclusive Mustang Customer Loyalty Offer

Industry Press Release

Start 2015 Strong, Finish Stronger! For a limited time only, end user customers with purchases of WHITELINE KDT916 Watts Link for the S197 Ford Mustang will receive their choice of KTA141a Upper Control Arm or KBR37 Relocation Brackets through WHITELINE by submitting the rebate form. This offer reserved for end users ONLY.


 

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