Entries for July 2013

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Project DBA R35 Nissan GT-R: Front End Protection with Premium Shield

By Mike Kojima

We have written articles about getting the paint on our various project cars protected with various films in the past with a great amount of success.  Like all things protective film technology is continuously improving and we were lucky enough to sample one of the latest in protective films on our Project R35 GT-R.

Our friends at Service Group Distribution are into film technology and they are the ones that introduce us to new stuff.  We got a call from them where they wanted to demo their new Premium Shield film for us.  What better car to try it on than our new DBA GT-R?


 

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MotoIQ Radio: Stephan Verdier for GRC, Andrie Hartanto, and Nads Talks Gymkhana Grid

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

A little X-Games/MPTCC Special is what we have going down tonight! First up is Stephan Verdier who will be racing as a privateer at the X-Games GRC round at Irwindale Speedway, Then Andrie Hartanto comes on to talk about MPTCC and what the rest of 2013 has in store for him. Could we see him at the 25 Hours of Buttonwillow again? Finally, our Nerd Herder and Gymkhana Grid Marshall, John Naderi will talk about how Gymkhana Grid is shaping up for the X-Games and if he has scaled the Mega Ramp that is set up for Big Air Vert.


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Daijiro Yoshihara - Formula Drift Seattle - GoPro Edition - Behind The Smoke Season 3 - EP 15

By GTChannel

Daijiro heads up to Formula Drift Round 5 in Seattle with hopes high. With the season winding down, Daijiro and team know the importance of every point. There is no room for error now. Will they manage to qualify high? Will the car be in one piece? Will Dai learn how to say Creme Brulee? Some of these will be answered in this dramatic episode of Behind The Smoke Season 3.  


 

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Banks Power Freightliner

Nerd’s Eye View: Mike Ryan’s Banks Super-Turbo Powered Pikes Peak Freightliner

By Khiem Dinh

A 2008 Freightliner Cascadia is usually not the first choice when deciding to build a Pikes Peak Hillclimb vehicle. Mike Ryan is not your ordinary racer though and he likes his big trucks. This truck is unlike any other truck in the world, not even like those racing trucks out of Europe. Your basic semi-truck uses a turbo that most time attack cars would laugh at for being comically small. Not this truck, no siree Bob! To make this truck exceptionally special, Mike Ryan enlisted the help of Gale Banks to boost the power to hill moving levels. It’s not easy making around 2400hp and 4000+ lb-ft of torque, but we’re going to show you how it was done along with the tricks and components required to make a 5-ton semi-truck turn and stop.


 

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Formula Drift Seattle Evergreen Speedway

Formula Drift 2013: Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway Full Coverage

Written By Justin Banner, Photos by Fuel Culture

You’ve seen the results, now we’ll dive into the full story of Round 5 of the Formula Drift Pro Championship presented by GoPro at Evergreen Speedway. How did the drivers end up where they did? Who did they face? How tough was their weekend really? We’ll break it down and give you the details as only MotoIQ can!


 

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Turbosmart Introduces Game Changing High Pressure Wastegates

Industry Press Release

Turbosmart is proud to announce the release of the new HP (high pressure) wastegate series – available for the UltraGate 38, CompGate 40, and HyperGate 45 models. The new Turbosmart HP wastegates are the highest pressure external wastegates on the market.


 

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Enkei RPF1, Tony Angelo Black Edition Enkei RPF1, FR-S & BRZ

Turn 14 Exclusive:  Tony Angelo Black Edition Enkei RPF1 for FR-S & BRZ 

Industry Press Release

Turn 14 Distribution is pleased announce the release of their exclusive Tony Angelo Black Edition RPF1's for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. This special edition RPF1 commemorates Turn 14's partnership with Formula D driver and team owner Tony Angelo and the TAngelo Racing Scion FR-S and is exclusively available at Turn 14 Distribution. 


 

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Motovicity's Ticket To Ride FR-S Update- HKS Supercharger Kit!

By Mike Kojima

Just about all of us can agree that the Scion FR-S is a pretty fun car, a car that has been a long time coming and that the market has been hungry for for years.  Most of us will also agree that the FR-S is really hurting for more power.  More power would make the car more balanced and better able to reach its full fun potential. 

Well we are going to bring more power to the Motovicity Ticket To Ride FR-S in a big way by adding forced induction.  We're not talking about your typical forced induction turbocharged power infusion either but rather with a centrifugal supercharger kit from HKS!


 

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Project FR-S: Getting Stopping Power with Stoptech Brakes!

By Mike Kojima

Our FR-S isn't the fastest thing but it has inspiring handling and best of all it's rear wheel drive.  Some of our friends that have have been doing track days with the car have reported to us that the brakes are woefully inadequate for track use.  Cracking and warping rotors, fade and even warping and leaking calipers have all been suffered by the hard driving.


 

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MotoIQ Radio: MotoIQ Land Speed Record S13 Project driver Chuck Johnson and Godspeed Driver Ken Suen

By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

Tonight, we'll talk with MotoIQ's very own Chuck Johnson about Project 240SX LSR, his recent land speed record, and his upcoming attempt to enter the Bonneville 200 MPH club. If you want to know what it's like going as fast as you can with no stops, cops, or curves; you'll want to listen to Chuck tonight. He'll also explain what it takes to reach the speed in a SR-Powered S13, too. Then we have Godspeed Project Driver, Ken Suen, join us live while he's on the road to Buttonwillow for an open test day. We'll talk about Dark Knight and Big Red and we don't mean the movie and the chewing gum. We're talking Garrett Turbo powered RSX and his famous 9th Generation Civic SI.


 

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Project FD RX-7 Part 1 - Regenesis

Project [Rotary] FD RX-7:  Part 1 - Regenesis

By M-P Spierer

The 3rd generation Mazda RX-7, often simply referred to as the FD from its chassis code FD3S, is a world renowned platform for both street cars and race cars alike. Combine its weight, suspension geometry, driving position, and power potential and you have a 100% performance oriented machine. While it has become popular over the past decade to ditch the rotary engine and replace it with Chevrolet LS V8 as seen with our very own Project V8 RX-7, this project vows to keep it real with the triangles!.


 

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Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

By Chuck Johnson
Photos by Joe Lu
 
The last chapter of Project 240SX LSR left Team MotoIQ sleep deprived and malnourished with just a handful of days to spare before Speed Week 2012.  However, the ever persistent team had just completed the install of a donor SR20DET and the fabrication of the Spearco air to liquid intercooler system.  In terms of the powertrain, things were looking up.  On the chassis side though, there was still a long list of modifications that needed to be completed to meet SCTA rules.  While we are currently preparing for Bonneville Speedweek 2013, read on to see the final push we made for last years' Speed Week.

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Daijiro Yoshihara - Formula Drift Seattle - GoPro Edition - Behind The Smoke Season 3 - EP 15

By GTChannel

Formula Drift Round 5: Seattle has just concluded. Enjoy this collection of GoPro shots of Dai at his finest, drifting around Evergreen Speedway.  


 

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Inside 10,000 horsepower!  Part 2: Putting the Power to the Ground

By Pablo Mazlumian

Part 2 of "Inside 10,000 horsepower". Find out how they manage to transfer the power to the rear tires and make them stick to get from 0-100mph in 0.8-seconds!


 

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2013 Evergreen Speedway Chris Forsberg

Formula Drift 2013: Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway Results

Written by Justin Banner, Photos by Joey Redmond

While the controversy seems to have died down in Evergreen, when compared to previous rounds, the excitement of drifting was in full swing at Evergreen Speedway for Round 5 of the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championship presented by GoPro. Would there be a surprise winner? Would a favorite get knocked out? What about the chances someone could beat Diago Saito to the Championship, could begin to walk away from everyone or could someone step up and take away his points lead?


 

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Tech House & Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 178

Tech House and Speed: Episode 178 - The Guests: Andy Lally, Leh Keen & John Dagys

By Bill Wood

There are so many changes underway in the world of sports cars that Tech House & Speed this week decided to look at one of the largest; the new effort to rank drivers from Platinum to Bronze. We talk with two multiple champions who don't qualify for the Platinum ranking. We wondered why? We also go to one of the best journalists in the sports car world who is following these stories to find out what's right and what's rumor. This is a conversation you'll only get on Tech House & Speed.


 

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Wilwood’s New Brake Kit for the Nissan 370Z and G37

Industry Press Release

Wilwood Engineering has recently introduced a  front brake kit for the new 370Z and G37 sports cars that features the latest in Big Brake Technology.


 

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Davies, Craig Launches The Higher Flow Alloy EWP®150 Electric Water Pump

Industry Press Release

Iconic Australian automotive cooling technologies manufacturer, Davies, Craig Pty Ltd has launched the new lightweight, high pumpin’, street-smart EWP®150 (150 l/min or 40 US gal US/min) aluminium Electric Water Pump and EWP/Fan Digital Controller Combo Kit.


 

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igloocase igloo case iPhone 5 MotoIQ review Wes DumalskiTested: Igloo Case for iPhone

By: Wes Dumalski

As much as we like fast cars and sano builds here at MotoIQ we also love tech gadgets! Messing with cameras, microphones, cell phones, instatwittergrambook uploads; all of these things are what we do on a daily basis to bring MotoIQ to the masses. It should go without saying that when new items hit the market that offer us the ability to do those things in a more efficient manner, our pointy nerd ears perk up and our fingers buzz the web in search of said future altering technical goodness. In this case the gadget of mention is the Igloo case for the iPhone. Click on is as we put the case through its paces…


 

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MotoIQ's Project 240SX Sets a Land Speed Record at El Mirage!

By Annie Sam
Photos by Joe Lu and Sharry Lai

After three years of building and chasing a dream, MotoIQ's Project 240SX Land Speed Racer claimed the Southern California Timing Association's (SCTA) H/PS class land speed record for El Mirage!


 

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