Entries for September 2010

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redline time attack spring mountain

Redline Time Attack 2010 Tour: Spring Mountain Nevada

MotoIQ Staff Report

The MotoIQ Staff attended Redline Time Attack's Spring Mountain stop on the 2010 tour, this time not as competitors but to announce our joint race series the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge at the 2011 season discussion meeting held over the weekend. This was a first visit to the facilities for us and we were pretty impressed by the country club like accommodations of Spring Mountain.  This was way better than golf!


 

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WRC B-series Honda CRX, Part 2

by Eric Hsu

Elmo makes some more progress on his bad ass CRX. AP Racing monobloc calipers, Recaro Kevlar buckets, and other goodies make this CRX probably the most baller CRX around.


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The Ultimate Handling Guide Part V: The One Unforgivable Sin, Overlowering Your Car

Hella Dumb

 

The Ultimate Handling Guide Part V: The One Unforgivable Sin, Overlowering Your Car

by Mike Kojima

I am not Jesus so I don't have to forgive you if you mess things up when setting up your car. I am talking about sin, pure dumb unforgivable sin. No it's not the one that’s talked about in the New Testament that gives clergy fits to explain to lay people, its a big mistake, one that nearly all enthusiasts are unknowingly guilty of that is the most common mistake when modifying a car's suspension.  It’s a sin which so thoroughly screws up handling that it gives engineers fits when trying to explain why this is so to automotive enthusiasts.


 

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Project Aprilia SR50 more power!

100 MPG Madness, Project Aprilia SR50 Part 5- More Power!

By Mike Kojima

We have brought our high tech Aprilia SR50 scooter from a fairly low powered urban runabout,  whose direct injection stratified charge 50cc two stroke was designed as much for greenness as for performance to a practical suburban commuter whose acceleration and 55 mph top speed are fast enough for serious riding in cut and thrust morning commuter traffic.


 

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Nurburgring sign

Technobabble - A Practical Guide to the Nurburgring

by Dave Coleman

A few months ago, Kojima told you what its like to do the Nurburgring like a rock star. Now I'm gonna tell you what its like without the helicopters, the luxury suites, and the long nights of trackside debauchery. This is how you pay your own way.

 

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1 Lap in the 1 - Berk Technology BMW 135i @ Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

VIDEO: 1 Lap in the 1 - Berk Technology BMW 135i @ Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

 MotoIQ Staff Report

Besides its lavish brothels where you can legally get some uh diversions from racing, Pahrump Nevada is known for its state of the art track: Spring Mountain Raceway. We are getting to know our new Traqmate GPS data acquisition system a little better and got to use it again at Redline Time Attack's stop at Spring Mountain.  

Data and Cool Stuff Inside!


 

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Inside ACT clutches

Industry Insider: A Look Inside ACT clutches

By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert


We have been familiar with the ACT clutch line for many years.  One of the race cars in the MotoIQ stable has been running an ACT clutch for the last 7 years which is probably over 20,000 racing miles with no problems at all.  This is real racing mileage on a track, punishing use probably 5 times tougher than street driving. Perhaps the motorsport that is the hardest on clutches is drifting. Our friends on the Formula D circuit Joon Mang and Tanner Foust use off the shelf ACT clutches in the brutal, abusive clutch kicking world of Pro Drifting. For street use, ACT clutches are known to be great at holding torque with good smoothness and light pedal effort.


 

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Project garage part 3, painting the floor with epoxy

Project Garage, Part 3:  New Flooring

By Sarah Forst

Last installment’s bright lighting only illuminated how horrible the concrete floors were starting to look. From oil changes and swapping brake rotors to cam installs and shock inserts, Project Garage was getting more business than a Pep Boys Fast and Furious sale.


 

 

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VIDEO: Dai Yoshihara helps us test the ContourHD and Traqmate GPS Data Acquisition System!

MotoIQ Staff Report

We tried out our new ContourHD cameras and Traqmate GPS data acquisition system on Dai Yoshihara's Team Falken Chevy LS powered S13 drift car at Formula D in Vegas... Unfortunately for us, it was hot.  Really hot even in the Nevada night. The heat on track was causing problems with the car's electrical system, the rear mounted battery's electrolyte was boiling even with heat shielding! This was causing the vehicle's line voltage to fluctuate wildly and in an effort to reduce electrical load, we disconnected the system after just the first couple of Dai's practice runs when he was trying to familiarize himself with the deceivingly technical Las Vegas course


 

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Project Miatabusa hayabusa wiring miata

Project Miatabusa Part 4.2 - Hacking the Hayabusa Harness

by Dave Coleman

Nothing on Project Miatabusa is finished, but plenty is happening. Prepare yourself for a barrage of updates on our unfinished business.


 

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Redline Fluid

NEW PRODUCT: Red Line MT85 Fluid

Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation's new MT-85™ is the latest in the full-synthetic family of products for manual transmissions and transaxles. This 75W85 GL-4 gear oil is designed to fill the viscosity gap between MTL (70W80 GL-4) and MT-90 (75W90 GL-4).


 

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Project Miatabusa

Project Miatabusa Part 4.1 - It Goes to 11(,000 rpm)

by Dave Coleman

Nothing on Project Miatabusa is finished, but plenty is happening. Prepare yourself for a barrage of updates on our unfinished business.


 

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First Draft of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Rules!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Well you read about MotoIQ's new race series in yesterday's news.  Today we will give you a sneak peak of a draft of the rules.  Note this is a draft and the final details are yet to be worked out but we wanted to get something out to potential competitors as soon as possible.  Give us some feedback in the comments section.


 

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MotoIQ Pacfic Tuner Car Championship

Announcing the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship Series!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Are you bored with track days and HDPE events? Ever wanted to see what you have and go wheel to wheel with other tuning enthusiasts? Ever wanted to see who's the best driver and who could build the best car?  Ever then go to a legal sanctioned racing event only to find that your lovingly built street car is only legal in some super unobtainable class because of your tuning and the parts you installed?  Ever then find out that you can only race if you took off 80% of your hard earned parts only to race in some boring close to stock class?


 

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VIDEO: Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground

MotoIQ Staff Report

Our buddies at Mad Media have finally come out with the long awaited Gymkhana Three with Ken Block.  Check out the most impressive Ford Fiesta.  What interests us is that the AWD Fiesta can run a lot of angle in drift, sliding in backwards easily in many segments.  From our Formula D experience we know that this is pretty hard for a RWD car to do.

Please comment on what you think about the Gymkhana resurgence inside!


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Project Honda S2000 Koyo radiator and ARK Design MFD2

Project S2000 Part 5: Keeping it From Overheating

By Khiem Dinh

In keeping with the theme of making this car as reliable as possible, we’ve added ARK Design’s newly released MFD2 (Multi-Function Display).  The benefit of the MFD2 over the previous MFD is the ability to plug straight into the OBDII port whereas the old MFD required splicing into the ECU harness.  We hate electrical work, and this makes it about as plug-n-play as you can get! 

Read the Project S2000 Series Here!


 

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GT Channel Video of Dai Yoshihara at Formula D Las Vegas

MotoIQ Staff Report

Our friends at the GT Channel shot this cool video of Dai Yoshihara at Las Vegas. The team came in second here with some heat related issues stymieing the charge to the top of the podium.  Currently Dai is firmly in second place in the Formula D championship standings with an outside chance of winning it all at the season finale at Irwindale.

More inside....


 

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BNR32 Skyline GT-R Stage 1, Part 2

by Eric Hsu

The Stage 1 build of my personal BNR32 Skyline GT-R is a 500+whp, pump gas, street car designed for good throttle response and mid range torque for smokin cars on the street and track alike. Anyhow, this is part 2 of the Stage 1 build where I will break down in detail why I chose the parts I did.


 

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Temporary Service Interruption

Members and Guests,

We're extremely sorry for the site issues during the last day or so. Unfortunately we had a few problems with our database during routine site maintenance and had to revert to an older backup. We'll be adding the newer information back but in the meantime enjoy the older content again and some live action from Formula D Sonoma!

Thank you,
The MotoIQ Team


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Formula D Live Broadcast from Sonoma!

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Formula D LIVE Broadcast from Sonoma!

We are pleased to bring you the live Broadcast of Formula D Round 6 from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma today and tomorrow here on MotoIQ thanks to a media partnership with YoParts and DriftStream.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (NOTE: Pacific Time Zone)

Friday September 10, 2010

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - FD: OPEN PRACTICE: Session #1
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM - FD: OPEN PRACTICE: Session #2
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM - FD: QUALIFYING All Drivers, reverse ranking
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM - FD: OPEN PRACTICE: Top 32


Saturday September 11, 2010

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM - FD: OPEN PRACTICE: Top 32
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM - MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 32
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies / National Anthem
4:00 PM - MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 16 to Finals
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Trophy Ceremony

*Schedule is flexible and subject to change


 

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