Entries for December 2014

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DRIVER DEVELOPMENT: Car Control

by Billy Johnson

Braking late, hitting apexes, and powering out of corners:  The goal of driving a car quickly requires keeping the tires at their limit at all times.  Having good car control is a crucial skill in the development of a driver to not only drive a car fast, but also to have the ability to get up to speed quickly in a new car and on new tracks.  However, without self control and discipline, having good car control can actually work against you.


 

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Project Miatabusa Part 17: EVO II is Finally Here!

by Dave Coleman

If you’re one of the 6 people in the world who isn’t familiar with this car, step back, go HERE, and read every word of the drama (or comedy, or tragedy, we won’t really know until the end) that is Project Miatabusa. For the rest of you who have been waiting to hear what we did about the sackfull of hammers trying to beat their way through the bottom of our car, wait no more:

Step 1: Redesign everything...


 

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ARK Design Team America BNR32 GT-R Update

by Mike Kojima and Eric Hsu

The Team America crew has been busy and the car has really come together in the past couple of weeks.  The goal is to be able to have the car dyno tuned and track session tested before it has to go into a shipping container and hopefully end up in Australia this time (if you have been following our story, two years ago, instead of going to WTAC, the car ended up in China for a few months due to the freight forwarder making a huge mistake).

Eric Hsu and Gary Castillo have been working around the clock to get the car done with everyone else on the team pitching in on the weekends. The major fabrication is nearly complete and the engine has been started and run.  What's left is to finish up the top secret Andrew Brilliant designed aero package, do the final installation of the wire harness and to clean up and work on the cosmetics of the car like the Team America inspired wrap.


 

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28

The Fabulous Flog: A Look Inside Dai Yoshihara's Falken Tire Subaru BRZ

by Mike Kojima

What is the Flog?  It is the nickname that the Falken team has given their BRZ drift car.  Driver Dai Yoshihara, commented when he first saw the completed car that it looked like a frog but with his Japanese accent it came out Flog and no one knew what he was talking about.  Dai had to pantomime a sitting frog and say riibit, riibit before anyone could understand that he meant Frog. 

The Falken Tire Subaru BRZ has been featured by a few other media outlets in the recent past but not like this.  Let us take you beyond the pretty pictures for a look inside the car which has been one of the most anticipated builds of a drift car to date.   One of the best looking cars on the Formula Drift circuit, the BRZ was built on a compressed time schedule by SPD Motorsports, the same folks who built Dai's iconic Discount Tire/Falken Nissan S13.


 

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27

Centerforce Debuts Clutches For 6-Cylinder Nissan/Infiniti

Industry Press Release

Nissan and Infiniti have a long tradition of making powerful and torquey 6-cylinder engines. Within this pantheon, the VG30 and VQ30 engines hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts. The VG and VQ engines have always been capable of making big power, but finding a clutch that would put all that power to the ground has been a challenge. Not anymore thanks to Centerforce.


 

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AEM Releases Plug & Play Infinity ECU For 2007-'09 Porsche 997 Turbo And 2001-'05 Porsche 996 Turbo

Industry Press Release

AEM has released its Infinity ECU and Plug & Play Adapter Harness for the 2007-'09 Porsche 997 Turbo and 2001-'05 Porsche 996 Turbo. When combined with AEM's Plug & Play Adapter Harness, the Infinity completely replaces the factory Porsche ECU and does not require any additional accessories, sensors or modules for proper operation.


 

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CRX 2000: Turbocharged & Rear Wheel Drive

by Frank Ewald - with Aaron Weir

I cannot imagine how Aaron felt when he pulled out the plasma cutter and watched it bite into the firewall. A combination of excitement, adrenaline, and pure fear that the car may never see the road again would be what most of us would experience. And most of us would have never made it to the point of having it on the road. That confidence in his own knowledge and creativity is what I am sure allowed Aaron to move forward with a massive hole in the CRX’s firewall and floor. Using a custom support that bolted to both the intake and exhaust on the S2000’s engine, Aaron was able to hang the drivetrain – both engine and transmission – into position in the car to make the necessary fitment.


 

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Reviewed: F1 2014 For Playstation 3

by Nick Betz

With the Forza franchise dominating XBOX and Gran Turismo the defacto race game for Playstation, the F1 series from Codemasters gets little to no attention from people outside of Formula One nerds. That doesn’t mean there aren’t gamers out there running laps at Monza, COTA, Dubai and the rest of the Formula One circuit, they just seem to be less vocal about it than the Forza/Gran Turismo crowd. 


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Features
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Performance Racing Industry 2014: Part 1

by Pablo Mazlumian

If you like to the latest and greatest in performance parts, as well as high performance streetcars and racecars, you're going to want to flip through the many pages of our PRI 2014 coverage.  In fact, we covered so much that we had to split this up into three big articles!


 

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20

Whiteline Winter Appreciation Promo - Customers AND Dealers

Industry Press Release

As the Winter Holidays appreciation we wanted to Thank you for your support with this exclusive offer to customers and dealers of Whiteline! 


 

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Holley Debuts New HydraMat Fuel Reservoir

Industry Press Release

Holley debuted the revolutionary HydraMat™ Fuel Reservoir on December 11th, 2014 at the PRI trade show in Indianapolis. The HydraMat is a patent-pending fuel reservoir system designed to reduce fuel starvation issues present in hard cornering, acceleration, stopping, inclines, and low fuel conditions.


 

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Wrench Tip: Cheap Breaker Bar

by David Zipf

The saying goes “the right tool for the right job.”  And it is 100% correct.  But what happens when you don’t have the right tool?  Sometimes you need to improvise.  See how we make a piece of plumbing pipe do things it was never intended to do.


 

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Polystrand GT-Lite CRX: Part 2 - Designing an Independent Rear Suspension From Scratch & A Composites Primer

by Jonathan Spiegel

When we last left off, the GT-Lite Project CRX was being loaded onto the big orange transporter and headed to the Detroit area and into the capable hands of SANLUIS Rassini. We’re about to take a trip into a place where absolute state-of-the-art hardware and software is used daily in the design and development of suspension systems used worldwide by most of the major OEMs.


 

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15

Project SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S, Getting More Power with a Ganador Exhaust

by Mike Kojima

Our first step in extracting more power from our FR-S's FA20 motor was to add an Unorthodox racing crank pulley which went pretty well.  Now we are going to take another baby step along the path of bolt on modifications by testing out a Ganador Exhaust system from Japan.


 

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Project S2000: Part 21 - Getting Rid of Squish

by Khiem Dinh

I’m often of the philosophy of replacing things as they wear out. And when they wear out, I might as well upgrade! It all started with a slight banging noise while going over bumps. Over a bit of time, it got progressively worse. Eventually, going over any type of bump including creeping over speed bumps caused a loud banging noise. What was the source?


 

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Announcing GRAMLIGHTS 57XTREME CJ SPEC (Couleur Japanesque) Coming Soon!

Industry Press Release

The new 57Xtreme is the latest model out of the Gram Lights line and is one of the most concave wheels that Rays has produced to date! This wheel features a prominent split 6 spoke design that is sure to enhance the look and performance of any vehicle!


 

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Style For The Fast Lane:  KW Coilovers For The New Audi A3 Notchback Sedan

Industry Press Release

The launch of the Audi A3 as five-door sedan in the classic notchback design meets a positive response. And we already offer our stainless steel KW coilover suspension kits for the new A3-model (Type 8V). It does not matter whether the A3 notchback sedan has a front- or the recommendable quattro drive. With the coilovers, a continuous lowering of up to 60 mm is possible. Customers who purchase the kit from a certified retailer and let it install there, can also apply for the well-known KW-5-year extended warranty directly from KW.


 

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Project White 5.0 Liter Mustang - Bolting on Power with a Borla ATAK Exhaust

by Mike Kojima

In the last installment of Project Mustang, we freed up the engine's breathing with an AEM intake.  Now we will work on the other end of the car by reducing backpressure with a free flowing ATAK exhaust system from Borla


 

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09

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MotoIQ: DRIVEN – 2015 Ford Mustang GT

by Billy Johnson

I’m a little late to the party since there are already plenty of reviews on the all-new 2015 S550 Mustang GT, but this review will take a slightly different angle written by a MotoIQer for MotoIQers.  Just the information you care about, how it compares to previous Mustangs, and how it stacks up as a sports car and not just a muscle car.


 

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Project MKIV Supra: Part 9 - The 2JZ's running!  Plus more fuel, new suspension, tires, dyno runs and much more!

by Pablo Mazlumian

Our Project Supra is back!  We finish the fuel system, install a new AEM Infinity EMS, break-in the engine, refresh the suspension, make initial dyno pulls, and more!


 

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