Entries for June 2013

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Formula Drift Wall Speedway

Formula Drift 2013: Round 4 - Wall Speedway

by Justin Banner / photos by Dan Jenkins

With a year plagued with controversy and calls by the fans that the judges aren't doing a good job, you'd half expect that Wall Speedway would prove to be worse. A track known to eat drift cars and even retire them, Wall could have been either very spectacular or absolute hell. Did we see either? Read on to find out!


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Hotchkis Billet Aluminum Camber/Caster Plates For The FR-S/BRZ  

Industry Press Release

Thanks to a responsive platform, sports car looks, and an affordable cost of entry, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have been solidly cemented as the tuner car to have.  Among the first to buy and race these new imports were the suspension experts at Hotchkis, who have been developing a steady stream of go-fast parts to maximize the handling of these cars.  Now, with the release of the new CNC-machined, billet aluminum camber/caster plates, “86” owners can optimize their alignment for street, track, or anywhere in between.


 

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29

Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 175

Tech House and Speed: Episode 175 - The Guests: Jann Mardenborough, Mike Ryan, Ryan Dalziel & Alex Popow & Tyler McQuarrie

By Bill Wood

More diversity on Tech House & Speed this week including one Nissan driver who got his start on the PlayStation. We also have a record holder going up the mountain at Pikes Peak. We have a Starworks team that's looking to climb back on the winning train this weekend at Grand-Am's Six Hours at The Glen. And a drift team owner adding road racing to his schedule. He'll also be at The Glen this weekend. It's a lineup you'll only get on Tech House & Speed.


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29

Radium Engineering Releases Their Fuel Surge Tank Kit For The BMW E46 

Industry Press Release

Radium Engineering is proud to release a newly developed Fuel Surge Tank installation kit for all BMW E46 models (excluding convertible). Fuel starvation due to fuel slosh has long been an issue when performance driving the E46 BMW. This kit now gives owners a way to eliminate fuel starvation in a comprehensive and cleanly designed package. Furthermore, it is an easy way to upgrade the fuel pump without the need to open the factory fuel tank.


 

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27

Motovicity's Ticket To Ride Mustang Update- Stack Pro-Control Gauges

By Mike Kojima

Having a lot of trick parts on your car means nothing if you blow it up because you didn't know critical parameters were going out of range.  Of course we don't want that to happen to the Motovicity Ticket To Ride Mustang so we enlisted the help of Stack with a set of their Pro-Control Gauges to ensure we would not accidentally burn the house down.

What sets Pro-Control gauges apart from other gauges is their ability to control switched devices that can be triggered whenever a pre programmed high or low setting is surpassed.  Fans, pumps, nitrous, the list of things that can be switched on or off by a Pro-Control Gauge is only limited by your imagination.


 

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26

Project DBA R35 Nissan GT-R

By Mike Kojima

Our Project GT-R was originally going to be an early 2009 CBA model.  We had acquired a low mileage first generation CBA and were about to start applying the normal MotoIQ tricks when we got to drive a 2014 model second generation or DBA GT-R at a dealer and were pretty amazed at the difference in refinement and performance that the newer car had over the old car.

The CBA was no slouch at all but the DBA was much faster, handled noticeably better and was much more refined from a NVH standpoint.  Most of the differences came about during the car's mid cycle facelift in 2012 when the model changed from CBA to DBA.  Even though most of the major changes happened in the switch from CBA to DBA, Nissan has been hard at work refining the GT-R and each model year comes with a list of continual refinements.


 

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MotoIQ Radio

MotoIQ Radio: BJ Zacharias of Doran Racing

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

Tonight we talk to BJ Zacharias of Doran Racing joins us to talk about his 2013 season behind the wheel of the Continental Tirs Sports Car Challenge GS Class Nissan 370Z. Doran Racing is usually tied in with Fords with their Doran Racing Daytona Prototype powered by a Ford V8. We'll talk to BJ about that and more about his career as well. Got questions? Type them in the comments or on the MotoIQ Facebook Page!


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Posted in: MotoIQ Radio
25

Ask Sarah: BOV's and Accusumps

By Sarah Forst

Jury is still out.  Let's debate whether blow off valves are necessary and if Accusumps are effective enough at protecting your engine from oil starvation.


 

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24

SuperCar Sunday

By Khiem Dinh

The Los Angeles area covers a huge swath of square mileage.  To drive from top to bottom can take 90 minutes without traffic (when talking about driving around LA, you have to throw in this stipulation).  Everyone knows of Cars and Coffee, but it can be difficult to attend as Joe will attest to.  Issue #1: it’s at the very bottom of the LA area.  Issue #2: you have to get there at the butt crack of dawn.  For those who lived in the northern parts of LA and/or also didn’t particularly care for getting to a parking lot at 6am, SuperCar Sunday was born.


 

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23

Nerd's Eye View- The Hawk Performance CRP Racing Nissan GT-R

By Mike Kojima

We were lucky enough to get a close look at the only R35 Nissan GT-R being campaigned in a North American professional race series at the Long Beach Grand Prix.  Although the the R35 GT-R is being raced successfully in other countries it has not had much exposure in the USA.  Hawk Performance has teamed up with CRP Racing to change all of that by campaigning a GT-R in SCCA's Pirelli World Challenge series in GT Class with driver Tim Bell behind the wheel.

The WC GT GT-R is very interesting technically, the car has a front mid engine mounting configuration with a rear mounted transaxle and has been converted to rear wheel drive, much like the Sumo Racing GT-3 GT-Rs being campaigned in Europe.  CRP has come up with plenty of innovations in an effort to bring the big GT-R up to speed.  These things make for a pretty interesting car, read on and check out what's inside it!


 

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22

Hondata Releases a Direct Fire Coil Pack Retrofit System

Industry Press Release

The Hondata Coil Pack Retro Fit (CPR) allows the use of “coil on plug” individual ignition coils on engines with distributor based ignition systems (D, B, F and H series Honda engines). This exciting modification gives more spark energy than a single coil and distributor, improves overall reliability, and offers greater performance for forced induction applications.


 

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MotoIQ Nerd-O-Vision: New Car Review - 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

By The Nerds at MotoIQ
 
It seems everyone is producing car reviews these days (we hear Miss Utah is in development talks for a DIY educational series). Rather than jump on the rolling Russian Arm bandwagon we set out to produce a series of car review videos featuring our own special brand of nerd herd perspective. Allow us to present to you our first episode of MotoIQ Nerd-O-Vision, featuring the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition. Please give it a watch and let us know what you think in the comments.  

 

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MotoIQ Radio

MotoIQ Radio: Ken and Robert Stout of Robert Stout Racing and Formula Drift Wall Speedway Preview

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

Tonight we have Ken and Robert Stout of Robert Stout Racing. You may recognize Ken Stout's name from the Lucas Oil On The Edge program while his son Robert drives the Lucas Oil/Scion Racing FR-S in the World Challenge GTS Class. Kerryann and I will then talk about Wall Speedway. The track has changed, so we'll look into it and see if we can't get a special guest on to talk, too! Got questions? Type them in the comments or on the MotoIQ Facebook Page!


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Project E36 323is: Building the Poor Man's M3, Part 4 - Exhaust

Project E36 323is: Building the Poor Man's M3, Part 4 - Exhaust

By Jonathan Lawson

Now that our E36 323is is hustling through the corners a bit more sure-footedly, there's one thing that seems to be missing.  A soundtrack!  While our car is not packing the most powerful engine in the world, it's still got a bullet-proof and (potentially) great sounding BMW M52B25 inline 6, yet it's almost as if the factory put the whole car on mute.  The engine loves to rev, and is sewing machine smooth at any RPM thanks to the motor's inherent balance, but it really feels like it wants to sing a bit louder, and who are we to stop it?


 

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17

Project EVO MR - Engine Bolt Ons Part 2

By Cheston Chiu

In the last edition of Project EVO MR, we were at Cobb Tuning SoCal in the middle of bolting on a bunch of parts.  As you may recall, we are wanting to give our EVO a nice boost but don't want to get too much beyond the basic bolt ons because we don't want to stress our SST transmission too much.  We want to be able to daily drive our car with occasional track use without problems.

So far we are working on getting the AEM intake, ARC intercooler, Cosworth intake pipes, AMS downpipe, MXP exhaust and the Cobb boost control solenoid with Access port all fired up before some tuning to make it all work.  How much power are we gonna make?  Let's take a look and see.


 

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17

Formula Drift Round 3 - West Palm Beach - Dai Goes Too Hard - Behind The Smoke Season 3 - Ep 11

By GTChannel

fter beating Danny George and his high-powered Mazda Miata, Dai earns a spot in the Top 16, where he faces Matt Field. Coming in a little too hot, Dai makes a mistake in their first run, but will it be enough to get eliminated or will he move on to the Top 8?  


 

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Posted in: Magazine
15

 Wilwood Disc Brakes New Direct Bolt-On Caliper For Honda/Acura

Industry Press Release

Wilwood Disc Brakes is pleased to announce a new direct bolt-on DynaPro Honda/Acura Caliper (DPHA) for Honda and Acura models originally equipped with 262mm diameter rotors.  These calipers bolt directly to the stock mounts on factory spindles, fit over the OE 262mm diameter rotor, accept the OE brake hose, and clear many factory aluminum wheels including the EM1 Si 15” wheel.*


 

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15

RFJP.ORG To Auction A Pair Of Tickets To Formula Drift Rd4, and more! 

Industry Press Release

RFJP.org (Relief for Japan) is auctioning a pair of tickets to Formula Drift Round 4 - The Gauntlet (June 21st - June 22nd) along with a pair of Faken VIP access passes, Dai Yoshihara's HPI remote control drift car, a Sparco backpack, and some Dai and GT Channel apparel.  All proceeds will go to help the earthquake and tsunami victims of North East Japan.  Start bidding!


 

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wtac 2013

It's Almost That Time Again - World Time Attack Challenge's 2013 Promotional Video

by Eric Hsu

Are you guys ready for the fastest Time Attack from all over the world, drama, suspense, controversy, and maybe some good old shit talkin? Check out WTAC's promotional video after the jump just released an hour ago.


 

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14

Quaife - Sequential Trans for Honda K-Series Civic

Industry Press Release

Quaife Engineering has introduced a sequential 5-speed transmission for the K-Series Honda Civic and is now available for order exclusively through Motovicity in the United States. Ideally suited to road racing, circuit and drag racing applications, the Quaife QKE8J features wider gears along with an additional housing support bearing between the 4th and 5th gears to increase torque and horsepower capacity.


 

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