Entries for May 2012

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Project V8 RX-7: Part 11 - Finishing the Driveline

by Jeff Naeyaert

The end is in sight!  Only a couple of things left on the TO DO list and the most glaring is our driveshaft and rear end.  Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a really big deal; you just get up under the car, take a few measurements and head to your local driveline shop where they can either modify your old driveshaft or build a whole new one.  But we've got a few other things in mind! 


 

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Project V8 RX-7: Part 10 - Power Steering

by Jeff Naeyaert

We want power steering!  Even though our RX-7 is pretty light at 2,843 pounds with 3/4 of a tank of gas (to be exact), doing 3 point turns in the neighborhood or negotiating parking lots sucks.  That suckness is compounded by the smaller 330mm Sparco steering wheel we're using.  Some argue you get better steering feel at higher speeds without power steering, but the best argument for NOT having power steering in your V8 converted RX-7 is that it’s a buttload easier to just plumb a bypass line on your power steering rack and ditch the power steering altogether.


 

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MotoIQ Radio, William Cannady

MotoIQ Radio: Quirt Crawford and Crawford Performance

By Will Cannady

In this episode we will have the head of Crawford Performance, Quirt Crawford.


 

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Project V8 RX-7: Part 9 - The Exhaust

by Jeff Naeyaert

The title picture already gave it away, so I’ll save the prose, it’s time to build an exhaust!  This isn’t going to be a sissy grandma exhaust either like on Project G35 whose owner couldn’t stand how loud the Berk exhaust they originally installed was… in fact, it's the same folks at Berk that are gonna kick it up a notch and help us make a super bitchin’ set of pipes that’ll make children cry and leave no question in any Rotard’s mind that our dead Wankel was replaced with a big ol' hunk of American Iron aluminum!


 

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Behind the Smoke 2 - Ep 6 Atlanta Battle Formula D - Dai Yoshihara 2012

By GT Channel

Daijiro was off to a bumpy start in Atlanta turning his S13 drift car into a "row lider". Although in the end he nailed his 2nd run and qualified 9th. He goes up against Ryan Tuerck in the top 32 battle. Dai had won Atlanta two years in a row and has plenty of confidence to place high again. Daijiro, the 2011 champion heads into Formula D round 2 Atlanta only second to Falken Tire team mate and series leader Justin Pawlak.


 

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Project V8 RX-7: Part 8 - The Shifter & Some Engine Dress Up

by Jeff Naeyaert

Hey guys!  Long time, no write.. I'm sorry.  We've had a lot going on and recalling the last episode of Project V8 RX-7 I hastily titled it “Bringing the E-ROD LS3 to Life (Almost),” which unless we were going to do a lame “(REALLY Close Now)” followup article, committed us to have a running engine by the end of the story.  Unfortunately, there turned out to be a lot of things we still needed to cover before turning the key—so much so that our article woulda turned into a novella and lost the attention of even our most devout reader by page 12!  Thus, Project V8 RX-7 Week was born! 


 

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HRE bead-lock wheel, rhys millen, rx43, hre

HRE Teams Up With Rhys Millen to Create New Bead-Lock Wheel

Industry Press Release

HRE’s motorsports line has expanded with its first ever off-road specific RX43 bead-lock wheel. Rhys Millen Racing collaborated with the engineering staff at HRE in order to make a wheel that can be dependable and handle the abuse of head-to-head short-course rallycross competition on its Hyundai Veloster.


 

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aem universal trim pot

AEM Electronics - Universal 12-Position Trim Pot

Industry Press Release

AEM Performance Electronics' Universal 12-Position Trim Pot(Part #30-2056) can be used to adjust a number of trims including ignition timing, fuel, boost and more! It can also be used with virtually any programmable engine management system.


 

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Team America World Time Attack - ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R Part 4

Supposed to be by Eric Hsu, Really by Mike Kojima

In the last segment, Gary Castillo of Design Craft Fabrication was starting to work on the rest of the car's fabrication.  With the clock ticking away and a lofty early June completion date looming closer, it was decided to let the gutting of the rear section of the car wait until next year.  In my opinion this year will just be a development year for us to get some experience with the car and the World Time Attack format.


 

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Project Gen 3STi: Testing the COBB Down Pipe and Exhaust Project STi AccessPORT COBB Tuning AMS automotosport rallysportdirect proto down pipe GR cat-back exhaust MotoIQ Certified Legit

Project Gen 3STi: Testing the COBB Down Pipe and Exhaust

By Wes Dumalski

When last we left off we were singing the praises of AMS and the Cobb AccessPORT, what we left out was the fact that on the way home from AMS we were already making phone calls for more go fast parts. Yes, I had been in the car for all of 10 minutes enjoying the new found power only to realize that more power was just a phone call away. HMM what should I do next? Easy, free up horsepower through less exhaust restriction. The call was to Cobb and it was to discuss the downpipe in particular. I honestly had no plans to replace the stock exhaust as I am a stick in the mud when it comes to loud street cars and quite frankly every Boxer engine with a fart can sounds like Project 200SX with a blown head gasket... (No really they do). 


 

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Project 240SX Land Speed Racer

Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: SPL Pro Suspension Bits and More!

By Chuck Johnson, Photos by Joe Lu

Since the beginning, the plan for project 240LSR was to address the chassis and safety requirements first, and then afterwards, take care of corralling enough ponies under the hood to make it scary fast.  So the first milestone in this project is to get this heap of metal to the point where it’s a caged out roller with the complete suspension and brake bits to suit.  We just need to finagle together a few, small finishing touches… like sway bars, bushings, brakes, a 5 lug conversion, and a smorgasbord of other suspension links.  Who am I kidding?  We’re like eons away from reaching this milestone!  Or are we?


 

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MotoIQ Radio, William Cannady

MotoIQ Radio: Modern Automotive Performance and AMS Performance

By Will Cannady

A pair of top notch companies, Modern Automotive Performance and AMS Performance.


 

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Matt Powers 2012 Formula D ride Part 3

By Mike Kojima

When we last left off, Matt's crew chief Costa Gialamas had just begun the heavy fabrication and had just about finished the cage.  The team's funding had come in quite late from title sponsors and with a late start there were only six weeks to finish the car!


 

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Motion Show Industry Awards, MotoIQ Media Award

MotoIQ Wins Motion Show Media Award

MotoIQ Staff Report

Yaaay for us!  If you didn't catch the breaking news on the MotoIQ Facebook Page yesterday afternoon, MotoIQ.com was named The Best Media Company IN THE WORLD EVAR at this year's Motion Show!


 

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Team America World Time Attack - ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R Part 3

Supposed to be by Eric Hsu, Really by Mike Kojima

In our last segment we had a look at the entirely new front suspension of the Team America/ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R.  With a tight deadline, Eric can not get around to writing these updates so I am doing them for him.  The car is scheduled to be loaded in a container to Australia by early June and the clock is ticking.  I don't know how we are going to make it but everyone on the team is cranking in all of their free time.


 

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Behind the Smoke 2 - Ep 5: Drift Atlanta Qualifying Formula D

By GT Channel

Daijiro has won two years in a row in Atlanta and it being one of his favorite tracks, everyone thought he would do well again this year.. Especially with plenty of practice the week before and the car set up for track there was no stopping him. To the contrary the team was off to a bumpy start as he ended up hitting the rims in practice and breaking the car in his first qualifying run. Check out where he will stand after day one of FD Round 2 Atlanta. 


 

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THS Radio

Tech House and Speed: Episode 120 - Guests include Klaus Graf, Andreas Eriksson, Marcus Gronholm, Toomas Heikkinen, David Binks, Brian Deegan & Tanner Foust!

By Bill Wood

Tech House & Speed this week takes you partying at the Olsbergs MSE Global Rallycross Launch. We talk with maybe the strongest team entered in the upcoming GRC. The championship debuts Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The team includes World Champions, series champions and the GRC defending champion from last year. As a bonus, though, we also have a visit with the ALMS winner from Mazda Raceway last weekend. Winners. Champions. Legends. Every week!


 

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Motion show 2012

MOTION Sport Compact Auto Show & Expo

Industry Press Release

Motion Auto Show & Expo is extremely excited to announce its 2012 show date.  Returning for its 6th year, Motion will occupy the entire Long Beach Convention Center with over 260,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.  Motion will spotlight over 125 of the Industry’s most technically advanced manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations.


 

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Removing engine

Project Garage: Making it Messy

By Sarah Forst

Project Garage is faced with its biggest job yet- swapping in everything from one car to another.  Is it up to the task?  Can it stay organized and will it ever be as clean again???


 

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Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta

By Justin Banner

The fastest in North American Time Attack take on the Fastest Natural Terrain Road Course in the Southeast. Global Time Attack visits Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA the same weekend that Formula Drift comes to town. Will Chris Rado top over 200 MPH? Can Jeff Westphal show that Unlimited AWD cars are still the fastest way around a course? High speeds and high stakes, this is Road Atlanta!


 

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