Entries for October 2016

31

The Yost Autosport BMW M4: Part 1 – The Foundation of a Proper Race Car

by Mike Bonanni
photos by Garrett Wade & Eddie Long

Many of us out there, new or otherwise to our beloved car culture, don’t realize the difference between a track car and a race car and it has nothing to do with lap time. What makes a proper race car is not horsepower or giant tires it’s all about optimization of a given platform the only limitations being budget and a rule book. A proper race car has thousands of man hours into it on things that you’ll never see unless pointed out. A proper race car is re-built and re-imagined from the ground up.


 

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Level Motorsport BMW E30: Part 2 - Brakes and engine

by Pablo Mazlumian

We're back to check out Level Motorsport's great work on this little BMW racer, and this time we conclude with the brakes and engine components. How much power is this car (which is fully built with used or in-house fabricated components) putting down, you ask? We've got the dyno chart, too.


 

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30

Next Generation Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R Performance Turbo

Industry Press Release

Honeywell announced the release of the Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger, its most powerful turbo ever produced. The GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger features brand new and highly advanced GTX compressor wheel technology in a large frame turbo producing 1,000 to 2,500 horsepower.


 

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29

X-Series AEMnet CAN bus Digital Gauge Available Now!

Industry Press Release

The AEMnet CAN bus gauge connects to AEMnet-equipped devices through a 4-pin DTM connector and displays data in either US or Metric units. View multiple data channels from an Infinity ECU, Series 2 or EMS-4 standalone, view AFR or Lambda from X-Series Wideband Controllers or 4-Channel Wideband Controllers, or view vehicle speed and acceleration from a Vehicle Dynamics Module (see available Channels List). Users can program which available channels they want to see on the display, choose between displaying Lambda or AFR and clear peak values for channels by using the buttons on the faceplate.


 

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27

The Nürburgring Record Breaking GT-R NISMO N Attack

by GTChannel

The "NISMO N Attack Package" consists of the dedicated parts that were especially developed through the time attack project at Nürburgring in Germany, where the Nissan GT-R NISMO recorded a time of 7 minutes 8.679 seconds, the fastest recorded time for a volume production vehicle. Stillen has been appointed as the N.American installer of the N Attack.


 

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Posted in: Videos
26

Update: Spoon Sports USA Time Attack Civic!

by Mike Kojima

If you are a Honda fan or a follower of Time Attack then you are probably familiar with the Spoon Sports USA Civic, the little Honda that could. Last year the Spoon Civic with Formula Drift Champion Dai Yoshihara at the wheel, set the Time Attack world on its ear by surpassing the previously thought unbeatable FWD Unlimited lap record for Buttonwillow 13 CW.


 

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25

Level Motorsports E30 BMW: Part 1 - Safety, Aerodynamics, and Grip!

by Pablo Mazlumian

Take a look at this crazy E30 BMW, and learn the story of how it went from a street-driven rust bucket of a 325i to the time attack and hill climb racer it is today. And it was all built by one guy with second-hand parts!


 

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24

Project 5.0 Mustang (The White One) Making it Stop with Essex Parts AP Radi-CAL Brake System

by Mike Kojima

Our Project Mustang came stock with pretty decent brakes. From the factory our Ford features 4 piston Brembo calipers with 355x32mm one piece rotors. However, we still wanted to upgrade our brakes as our much wider tires, 20" wheels, upgraded suspension and engine would stress the brakes a lot more. Our Mustang also weighs a punishing 3700lbs with really cooks the brakes. The Ford factory has put larger brakes on some of the higher end SN197 Mustangs so we figured we should follow suit as well.


 

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23

Keep Drifting Serious - Vaughn Gittin Jr.

by Rathyna Gomer

What many fail to realize is that there is an incredible amount of passion and fun to be had in the competitive realm. Fun and competitive/pro drifting are not mutually exclusive. It’s not a decision between keeping drifting fun and competitive driving. There is not more passion in the grassroots world. The two are just very different. The point of this editorial series is not intended to further divide professional and grassroots drifting, but rather to bring the two together and showcase that there are many similarities in the passion, commitment, and enjoyment levels for those involved in either.


 

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Posted in: Feature Vehicles
23

StopTech Brake Components for 1989-2016 Mazda Miata

Industry Press Release

Centric Parts -- North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components -- has introduced a comprehensive new program of StopTech Brake Miata front kits and components for the 1989-2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The program covers all model year Miata/MX-5 variations and supplements the comprehensive range of OE replacement parts offered by Centric Parts – including rear components to pair with the front StopTech Big Brake Kits. StopTech brake components require no vehicle modifications and offer significantly improved braking performance, feel and modulation over stock systems, as well as reduced fade.


 

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22

Whiteline USA Roll Center & Anti Lift Kit Promotion

Industry Press Release

For a limited only, Whiteline end user customers receive any product, up to a $50 MSRP value, for free from Whiteline with the purchase of any Whiteline Roll Center or Anti Lift Kit. This promotion is applicable to orders made through a Whiteline Dealer/Retailer before 10/31/16.


 

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20

Driving Impressions: The CXC Simulator! 

by Mike Kojima

I am not a gamer, I have never liked video games and never gotten good at them.  I have always felt that I don't have the time for them.  I mean, I own a driving simulator chair with force feedback that my daughter plays with when she does Grand Turismo on our home big screen TV but I never got into it and when I have played it, I have always felt that it feels nothing like a car, not enough anyway where I could jump in and drive it.


 

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19

The Life of Opy: The Nissan Juke Multi-Purpose Racer Part 4 - To Laguna Seca and Beyond!

by Khiem Dinh

Opy is now set to venture away from the dirt and onto the tarmac before one last stint in rally. The Multi-Purpose Racer sees further evolution in the braking department and a few more details of the cage are highlighted.


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Features
18

Effort Equals Results: 50 Years of Penske Racing

by David Zipf

The greatest man to ever lead a racing team is Roger Penske.  NASCAR, Formula 1, Can-Am, Trans-Am, ALMS, IMSA, V8 Supercars, and of course IndyCar:  All are series where Roger has fielded cars; cars that have won.  In 2016, Penske Racing celebrates its 50th year and as the track that helped make Roger who he is, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has a special exhibit on Penske Racing to commemorate this golden anniversary.  Follow us on a journey of half a century of great American Racing.


 

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17

Machine-Motorsports: Porsche Hunters

by Frank Ewald

John picked up this Porsche 911S in what is a modern day barn find. He saw the vague listing for a Porsche on Craigslist in Toronto. Something about it told him to go see it without delay and, after going down five levels in an underground parking garage near the SkyDome (Go! Blue Jays! Go!), he observed a recognizable Porsche shape underneath a somewhat ratty car cover. Sitting for at least ten years it was covered with dust, all four tires were flat, and most tire kickers would have walked away. John and another potential buyer were both looking at the car. John confirmed the serial numbers and knew it was an 'S'. He left, stopped by his bank, and returned with cash in hand to cement the deal. The Porsche was his and he then towed it out of the underground garage, via the spiral exit ramp, loaded it on his trailer, and then spent the next two years working on it to bring it up race ready condition.


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Features
16

Project Lexus SC300 Road Racer: Part 4 - Beginning the Epic Rewire

by Erik Jacobs

Mr. Cooper was the teacher for my 8th grade math class, and he always used to say “there’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Army way.” When it comes to wiring, there are even fewer choices: right, and wrong. Here we begin an epic rewiring series on the MotoIQ Project SC300 Road Racer.


 

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Posted in: Project SC300
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Mad Mike Drifts BADBUL Around the Franschhoek Pass | Conquer The Cape

‘Mad Mike' Whiddett has drifted a car up a mountain in his native New Zealand and powerslid across a frozen lake in Japan. This time he took his 3 Rotor 20B Mazda RX8 BADBUL around the iconic Franschhoek pass in South Africa!   #ConquerTheCape


 

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Posted in: Videos
12

Zestino Gredge 07RS Race Track Tire Test

by Karla Pestotnik

It would be pretty comical if we saw Usain Bolt running the 100 meter dash in the Olympics without shoes. He would most likely not be breaking any world records or winning any gold medals without shoes on. Undoubtedly, a good pair of track spikes has helped Usain gain the traction he needs to push himself forward and eclipse the run in record breaking pace. The same can be said for someone looking to whip up some quick lap times with just wheels and no tires on. A good set of high-performance tires can make or break the handling capabilities of any vehicle. This concept applies even more so on a purpose-built vehicle designed to push the limits of lateral g's around a race track.


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11

Project M3: Part 15 – More Exhaust Testing and Weight Reduction

by Pablo Mazlumian

We test a new exhaust system and drop some weight in the process. We've got dyno graphs and videos in this one. Plus, we check out dad's new 8-Series BMW and drastically change its looks with a simple wheel upgrade. Check it out.


 

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10

Building the FR-S FA20 Engine with Stay Crushing!

by Mike Kojima

Our friend Robert Kochis doesn't seem like a typical MotoIQ reader. He is a cool guy, not a nerd. He is into show cars. His daily is a stanced out 350Z that is slammed to the ground and has a ton of negative camber. His other car is a show FR-S with a Rocket Bunny type 2 aero kit. He vapes and has sleeve tats.  He is even super insta famous as Stay Crushing.


 

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