Entries for April 2012

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xs engineering bnr32

World Time Attack Team America - ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R Intro Part 2

by Eric Hsu

The team and I have been hard at work with ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R. You may remember this car as the old XS Engineering BNR32 GT-R, but that was the distant past. ARK Design now owns this car and it is being rebuilt from the ground up. Follow us as we convert this car from the glorified street car that it was to the world class Time Attack car that it will become. The team only has until June to have this car built, tested, and loaded into a shipping container for Sydney's 2012 World Time Attack Challenge with a limited budget and limited man power.


 

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Behind the Smoke Season 2 - Ep 3: Long Beach Battles - Daijiro Yoshihara Formula Drift 2012

By GT Channel

http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. http://www.facebook.com/gtchannel The tandem battles start in the Formula Drift 2012 opening round in Long Beach. The pressure is on Dai Yoshihara as the defending champion. Engine troubles arise in the morning practice session. Dai faces Matt Field first in the top 32 battle. http://www.netflix.com/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
 


 

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2013 Scion FR-S Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada Interview

By GT Channel

Two automakers, Toyota and Subaru, formed an alliance, integrating their advanced technologies and instilling their passion in the development of the "86"/Scion FR-S. The development keywords, "Built by passion, not by committee!" symbolizes the passion of each and every person involved in the project for creating an ideal sports car. The passion then led to the birth of a car that responds precisely and intuitively to the driver's intentions.  http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. http://www.facebook.com/gtchannel for exclusive content and free giveaways.


 

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KW Variant 3 coilover suspension for 2012 Scion FR-S & Subaru BR-Z

KW Variant 3 Coilover Suspension for 2012 FR-S & BR-Z

Industry Press Release

KW Suspensions announce their Variant 3 stainless steel constructed coilover for the 2012 Scion FR-S & Subaru BR-Z.  The KW Suspensions coilover for the 2012 Scion FR-S & Subaru BR-Z enables the owner to lower their vehicle 20-50mm on the front axles and 20-50mm on the rear axles and retains enough travel to handle maximum load and dynamic loads during driving.


 

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Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 117

Tech House and Speed: Episode 117 - Guests include Jan Kopecky, Jeff Westphal, Jeff Segal & John Pew!

By Bill Wood

Tech House & Speed has done a lot of globetrotting in recent weeks. We're more domestic this week but we do reach out to The Czech Republic for one interview. And instead of our own traveling we have a great conversation with a Rolex 24 winner who's sailed around the world several times. In fact, it was his sailing and downhill skiing that got him involved in motor racing. It's not that long a story but it's an interesting one that you won't want to miss.


 

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Global Time Attack and MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship

Global Time Attack & MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship - Round 1

By Justin Banner

So, how do you save Time Attack here in the US? You get us involved, that's how! The first round for both the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship and Global Time Attack tooe place at the home of American Time Attack, Buttonwillow Raceway where both records and cars were broken. Was it the heat, the track, or all of the above? Tune in to find out!


 

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Scion FR-S Test

TESTED:  2013 Scion FR-S

By Jeff Naeyaert and Steve Rockwood

Nearly every mass-produced car we come across today is governed, designed, regulated, or otherwise manipulated by a committee.  As a result, nearly all of them stink.  When Toyota and Subaru set out to design the FR-S in 2007, the first thing they did was throw out the committees.  Finally, after hearing about this car for seemingly a decade, MotoIQ gets a chance behind the wheel on the track and on the road.


 

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38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

by Martin Gonzales

Nothing like a little change to keep things exciting and interesting, right?  If that is indeed the case, then this year's Grand Prix of Long Beach was sure to be one for the books.  Every race group in this year's Grand Prix had some twist to their usual stories.  Bad weather, new cars, field wide penalties, you name it - it happened!


 

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MotoIQ Radio, William Cannady

MotoIQ Radio: MPTCC and GTA

By Will Cannady

In this episode we go over the action packed weekend of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships and Global Time Attack's season openers.


 

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Driver Blog: Tyler McQuarrie

By Tyler McQuarrie

People say "winning isn't everything", but in racing it is everything and the reason we are all out there. To win! Going into the Barber race, I feel like I have a very good shot at taking the top spot of the podium in the Insight Racing BMW for round 2 in the Continental Sportscar Challenge. We had a great test there a month before and we had our 128i dialed in!


 

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MSD ignition

Ask Sarah: "Linked In"

By Sarah Forst

We'll give you the low down on upgrading to an MSD ignition and external coil on a 200SX, converting to metric units on DashCommand software, and what's up with a coolant surge tank/swirl pot system?


 

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Behind the Smoke Season 2 - Ep 2: Streets of Long Beach - Daijiro Yoshihara Formula Drift 2012 Season

By GT Channel

Formula Drift 2012 kicks offs at the Streets of Long Beach. Dai and team had issues during testing which needed to be addressed before heading into Round 1 Long Beach. With so little seat time in the off season and with no room for error on the streets of Long Beach, will Dai be able to compete at the same level he did last year when he finished 3rd in the first round? 


 

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Avon Tyres British GT Championship : Round 1 – Oulton Park

By Nat Twiss

The weather was the showcase feature at the opening round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this past weekend; forecasts of heavy rain certainly lived up to their expectations! However, the drivers apparently couldn't care less as they put on a stunning display of driving on one of the most challenging circuits in the UK. Full weekend coverage inside!


 

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Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 116

Tech House and Speed: Episode 116 - Guests include Tommy Milner, Klaus Graf, Jack Baldwin, Joey Hand & Juho Hanninen!

By Bill Wood

It's a diverse week on Tech House & Speed. There's a first, a repeat, a return and an expansion of history. Much of the attention is paid to the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend where the ALMS and World Challenge races brought out their own sports car racing fans. At the weekend was an open-wheel champion who's expanded his career to German touring cars. And, finally, we reach to the Czech Republic where we find a Finnish champion who's battling for a chance at another intercontinental championship. It's a busy week of Winners, Champions and Legends. But, what would you expect from Tech House & Speed?


 

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Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach

by Efrain Olivares

You knew this one was going to be wild even before the race went green.  For starters, most of the cars had had no practice in dry conditions. The ALMS' only practice session was held in a total rain storm, with many teams electing not to practice as the weather forecast for the two-hour race called for cool but sunny weather. 


 

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Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: KW Suspension

By Chuck Johnson, Photos by Joe Lu

To accomplish our 200 MPH goal, we need a suspension system that can confidently dampen the imperfections of a blemished, dirt and salt covered racetrack.  On top of that though, we also need a suspension system that can endure the hostile environments that come with land speed racing.


 

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2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review

TESTED:  2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

by Greg Vogel

The all new Lexus GS 350 F Sport shines in a lot of the right places. Park and walk away and you find yourself looking back at it more than once. Slip inside the cockpit and you find it very comfortable and easy to enjoy. Mash the loud pedal and the car jumps and screams with a very pleasing wail. This car could be driven quite sedately to the track, flogged for the day, then brought home and sported to the club for a night out. It really is that versatile.


 

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The Art and Science of Racing in the Rain

By Dave Pratte 

Hidey ho my fellow MotoIQ readers. My name is Dave Pratte and you may know me from such Driver's Ed films as "Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass" and "The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot". No wait, that's Troy McClure. My bad. Lets try this again. You may know me from Modified magazine, where I used to be the Senior Editor and where I still write a monthly Tech column (ingeniously called 'Tech Talk') and contribute all sorts of other content on a regular basis (I've also contributed to Super Street, Grassroots Motorsports, Modified Luxury & Exotics, Modified Mustangs, S3, AutoGuide.com and Hairy Bears Quarterly...ok, maybe not that last one). But unlike most magazine editors, I didn't get into this business for the free tires or cool press events. I fell into it because I'm a racer and the magazine happened to be looking for someone who could provide them with the type of insights that only come from breaking parts and the occasional track record. 


 

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MotoIQ Radio, William Cannady

MotoIQ Radio: Forged Performance and Duncan Ende

By Will Cannady

In this episode we will have returning guest, Sharif Abdelbaset and ALMS Challenge Prototype driver, Duncan Ende.


 

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Project Miatabusa part 15

Project Miatabusa Part 15: AEM Datalogging (& Some RC Plane Parts)

by Dave Coleman

As we inch ever closer to getting Project Miatabusa on a dyno, more and more unfinished business keeps revealing itself. Ok, the car starts and runs now, but it still has lots of disconnected hoses, gauges not working, and untested changes waiting to blow things up.


 

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