Entries for October 2013

31

WTAC 2013: The King Is Dead!

by Greg Lysien - Photos Courtesy of WTAC

It almost seems like a tradition now that the SMSP (Sydney Motorsport Park) lap records get reset every time WTAC comes to town. Those who came to witness just that were not disappointed.
From the moment WTAC announced that Nemo was returning to defend its title all the industry talk honed in on the anticipated “title fight” between Nemo and Titlon.


 

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VIDEO:  Unboxing Your StopTech Big Brake Kit

MotoIQ Video 

When the nerd-herd decided to upgrade the brakes on our Project Scion FR-S, we of course turned to our partners over at StopTech and found they had their world renowned Trophy Kit available for the front and rear of our FR-S.  So of course we had to get our hands on a set to put it through its paces and document the installation process.  During the installation of the Big Brake Kit (BBK), StopTech was a huge help providing technical support along with some tips we found to be very useful...so we created a series of videos to help out all you DIY'ers out there.


 

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Project 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner: Part 1 - Suspension, Tires and Wheels

by Emily and Brandon Campbell

This 4Runner is a long time dream made true. It all started in 2007 when we sold my beloved ’99 SR5 4Runner to get two new cars – with the best of intentions.  While Brandon has always had a love for all things automotive, he began with building off road trucks, then on to drifting.  However, my passions were different, but crossed in some paths.  I enjoy being in beautiful places, travelling and appreciate a powerful looking SUV.  We discovered a place where out interests intersect - building an off road vehicle together and going on adventures to those said beautiful places.  

Our first off roading experiences together were in a 2000 Ford Excursion Diesel with an ICON 3’ Shackle Kit.  These took us to places nearby like the George Washington National Forest and the Outer Banks.  While the Excursion was capable off road, it was meant to just be our towing vehicle.  Well…we solved that in March, when we traded in the Excursion and came home with a 2013 SR5 White 4Runner 4WD. While this truck looks sharp and is quite capable stock, there was already a vision for it: to build a technically proficient off road truck while maintaining on road performance. We opted for the SR5 for the 3rd row seat as well as the lower cost.  Follow us now as we embark on Part 1 of this journey.


 

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MotoIQ Radio

MotoIQ Radio: Mickey Matus of Ford Racing and Oscar Jackson, Jr of Jackson Racing

by Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

On this Halloween episode of MotoIQ Radio, we only have treats for our listeners! First up will be Mickey Matus of Ford Racing to tell us about the future products that Ford Racing has to offer along with an end of season review of Ford Racing. Nothing more spooky for that Chevrolet or Dodge owner than that big blue oval passing them in the mirror and Mickey lets us in on what's in store! Then Oscar Jackson, Jr. of Jackson Racing brings in the tricks of his trade and the treats for you FR-S/BRZ owners! He'll also talk a little about their offerings and future products from Jackson Racing. It's a fun house of racing on MotoIQ Radio, but we won't scare the pants off of you!


 

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29

Rally America Title Fight - LSPR 2013

by Connor Harrison

Last weekend I went up to Houghton, MI for the finale of the Rally America championship.  I had never been to the Lake Superior Performance Rally before, or any rally for that matter, but I was invited by my friend Dylan Helferich who drives for the Relentless Rally Team.  To be honest, I’m fairly clueless about most things rally related.  I had thought that watching a rally race meant standing in a forest, in nearly freezing rain, and occasionally seeing a car go by while getting sprayed with dirt and gravel.  Which is exactly what happened, but it was a hell of a lot more fun than it sounds.


 

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Posted in: Races & Shows
28

GrimmSpeed Subaru top mount intercooler tested MotoIQ

Tested: GrimmSpeed Subaru Top Mount Intercooler

by Wes Dumalski

Around here we appreciate quality and well thought out parts that fill a void in the marketplace. Regardless of company size or the expanse of their market reach it is refreshing to see a company and its collective mindset introduce a product that doesn’t re-invent the wheel but goes a long way to making it much more efficient. In this case that company is GrimmSpeed and that product is their Subaru Top Mount Intercooler. 


 

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26

Behind The Smoke 3: Episode 27 - Saying Goodbye Is Always Hard

In a love story still better than Twilight, Dai says goodbye to his long time car the Discount Tire / Falken Tire S13. Watch the car compete in its last event at Irwindale as it takes on Chris Forsberg. The team says their goodbyes and look forward to a fresh start next year in their new Formula Drift competition car, the Subaru BRZ.


 

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Posted in: Magazine
26

Fluidampr Performance Damper For VW / Audi VR6 Engine

Industry Press Release

Destructive crankshaft torsional vibration accelerates the wear of critical engine components when performance upgrades are made.  VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles equipped with a VR6 engine can now protect their investment with the latest performance damper from Fluidampr® 


 

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25

Honda S2000 Big Brake Kits From Wilwood

Industry Press Release

Wilwood Disc Brakes announces improved good looks and braking performance for the Honda S2000.  These new front and rear brake kits are designed for easy bolt-on installation and are compatible with the OE master cylinder and ABS system.


 

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24

ChumpCar World Series at CTMP (aka Mosport)

by Frank Ewald

Two seven-hour endurance races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), formerly known as Mosport. That was the ChumpCar location on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I joined 'No Budget Racing' as they fielded two cars. A 1990 Civic DX was car one driven by Rob Pacione, Afshin Montazeri, Sergio Inclima, and Steve Carageorgopoulos and car two was a 1997 Miata driven by John Dattomo, Pat Telanti, Ralph Gilles, and then myself. Saturday was an absolutely beautiful track day with lots of sunshine and a temperature in the seventies. It was a good day for our team with the Civic finishing fourth and the Miata eighth. Sunday the Civic placed third but, sadly, an incident took the Miata out of the competition. Months of planning for these fourteen hours of racing and they were over in, well, fourteen hours. Here’s how we got there.


 

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23

Project E36 M3: Part 2 - Wheel Studs, Motorsport Bracing and... Cup Holders?

Project E36 M3: Part 2 - Wheel Studs, Motorsport Bracing and... Cup Holders?

by Jonathan Lawson

We managed to get the handling of our E36 M3 back up to a stock-like feel in Part 1, so the car has been feeling almost new.  With some exciting parts on the way, we decided to keep ourselves busy while we wait by adding a bit of convenience which the Germans didn’t seem to have as a priority.  We also wanted something a little fun to help us pass the time, so we increased the crisp feel of our chassis with a simple but effective part from the BMW Motorsport division... 


 

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MotoIQ Radio

MotoIQ Radio: MPTCC End of Season Review

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

At the same time that the 2013 Formula Drift Season ended, the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship crowned its Champion. We'll talk about the season closer of the MPTCC and look into the final race at Buttonwillow. Justin then gives a quick report on the world famous All Star Bash. There was more than just some fun drifting and showing off; there was a world record to be set, too! Listen in tonight!


 

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22

MPTCC Round 4: Buttonwillow 2013 Season Finale  

by Martin Gonzales

After six hard fought races the teams of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul entered the final race weekend of the season with a couple of season championship positions up for grabs.  As in any form of motorsport, season championships depend on more than just fast lap times.  They require experience, consistency, reliability, strategy...and a little bit of good luck. 


 

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22

Dai Blows the Engine of his S13 at Irwindale - Behind The Smoke 3 - Ep 26

By GTChannel

The final round of the 2013 Formula Drift season has arrived. Daijiro Yoshihara and his team arrive and prepare to take on Irwindale. Unfortunately, they run into a large problem, the Discount Tire/America's Tire S13 blows its engine. Watch as the team feverishly push to get the car together and make it through qualifying. Like, Comment, and subscribe!  


 

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Posted in: Videos
21

Project FR-S: Getting More Grip with Whiteline, Cusco, Rays Wheels and Achilles 123S Tires!

by Mike Kojima

In our last suspension installment of Project FR-S we were rushing to get the car in rolling condition for the SEMA show. We had installed the stuff you could see, like lowering the car with KW Variant IIIs and installing the excellent Stoptech big brake system.

Now we are back to working on the car, focusing on the things you can't see. We knew we were going to be upgrading the wheels and tires for much bigger ones and we knew bigger tires were going to load the suspension a lot more due to greater grip. More grip equals more body roll.


 

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20

The Heart of a Record Breaker II:  The Doctor Is In

by Chuck Johnson

In our last story, we covered the basic design of our land speed record breaking engine we've dubbed the SR15VET 20V.  This time around, we'll take a deep look inside the engine and detail its build with none other than our resident Nissan guru, Nick Hunter of 5523 Motorsports.


 

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19

CUSCO Releases New Increased Volume Rear Differential Cover For The Subaru Impreza R180 Carrier

Industry Press Release

Protect your investment! The increased oil volume promotes heat build up and dissipation and the fluid capacity keeps the moving components well lubricated at all times. Increased capacity is ideal for use in competitive motorsports or overall aggressive driving to ensure LSD and final drive longevity. 


 

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17

Formula D Irwindale: Behind the Lens

by Emma Yvette

There is something special that surrounds Formula D Irwindale. For some, it marks the end of a long fought season full of questionable calls, for others it is a chance to make their dreams come true. For this enthusiast turned media, it was the most incredible weekend of the entire season!


 

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Lockton Motorsports Cayman R

Lockton Motorsports: HPDE Insurance

by Jonathan Lawson

Back when I first became a track junky in the late-90s, it was very a different scene.  High-performance driving events (HPDEs) would sell out within hours of being announced, and people were starting to show up in brand-new cars instead of their old track rats.  Most of them didn’t think for a moment about the chance of losing their car in an on-track incident.  They were golden times for some.


 

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MotoIQ Radio

MotoIQ Radio: Formula Drift End of Season Review

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

The Formula Drift Pro Championship is in the books and came to an exciting, if not controversial end. Sounds like how most of the season went and we'll review it starting with the first half hour with Co-Founder of Formula Drift, Ryan Sage, and the Voice of FD, Jarod Deanda. We'll not only review the final round at Irwindale, but talk about the season as a whole and what to expect for next year. Finally, we get friend of the show and the 2013 Formula Drift Champion Mike Essa on. We'll talk about his 2013 season and see what's coming down for 2014? Another new chassis? You won't know unless you listen in!


 

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