Entries for 'Annie Sam'

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Plugging and Playing with AEM's Series 2 ECM and B-Series Coil on Plug Kit

by Joe Popovits

In this installment of Project Honda Civic EJ, we tell our factory ECU to take a hike and get engine management fit for this build through AEM's Series 2 Plug and Play EMS.  In addition, we also bring our B18C1 into the new millennium by tossing out the outdated factory ignition system in favor of AEM’s B-Series coil on plug conversion kit.


 

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MotoIQ.com's Project 240SX LSR Claims Another Land Speed Record at the Legendary Bonneville Salt Flats!

By Annie Sam

MotoIQ.com's Project 240SX Land Speed Racer (LSR), driven by Editor Chuck Johnson, secured yet another land speed record this time on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats.   Facing adversity from seemingly every direction, Team MotoIQ managed to overcome a mixture of freak mechanical and electrical issues to qualify for its second land speed record this year.


 

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Video: Inside Project 240SX LSR's Land Speed Record Pass

So what's it like to accelerate from a standstill to land speed record smashing speeds on the dirt surface of the El Mirage dry lakebed?   Check out the in-car video below to see MotoIQ contributing editor, Chuck Johnson, doing just that in MotoIQ's very own "Project 240SX Land Speed Racer.


 

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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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Project Honda Civic EJ Gets a Full Body Makeover

By Annie Sam

What was supposed to have only been a simple six month project to boost Project EJ Civic's performance with basic bolt-on applications has turned into a two year journey down the long, long rabbit hole. Fast forward two years, and the light we were wondering if we would ever see finally manifested itself at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Project Honda Civic EJ was finally turning the corner to focus more on finishing the build. But then again… as any gearhead would question, are you really ever finished?


 

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Who Needs Sleep When There's Cars and Coffee?

By Joe Lu

I am an Orange County resident, and thus, located in relatively close proximity to a Cars and Coffee location at Mazda's HQ in Irvine, California.  This being the case, you'd think that dropping by this weekly event would be a pretty regular occurrence for me.  In actuality, I almost never make it out there, but this week was different.  Dive in to check out the cars!


 

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Sneak Peek: The 2012 LA Auto Show

By Annie Sam

MotoIQ had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the 2012 LA Auto Show which opens to the public November 30th through December 9th. The show will be featuring nearly 50 debuts and over 1,000 vehicles highlighting technologies from in-car electronics to newest breakthroughs in alternative energy. If you're in the LA area, you should definitely go check it out. Here's a small preview of what you will find at this year's LA Auto Show.


 

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Project Honda Civic EJ

Project Honda Civic EJ: Staying Cool with Koyo and HPS

By Annie Sam

Now that the motor was back in the car ready to be buttoned up, we decided to give it a little bit of a cooling upgrade to avoid another Buttonwillow incident. Although the stock radiator was reliable for over a decade for daily driving, our beefed up Civic would also need a beefed up cooling system. The radiator we opted for was the Koyo All Aluminum Racing Radiator tied together with some hoses from HPS Performance Silicone Hoses.


 

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bonneville speed week 2012 project 240sx lsr chuck johnson land speed racer

Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Bonneville Speed Week Results

MotoIQ Staff Report

Against all odds, the team behind MotoIQ’s Project Land Speed Racer managed to execute a Hail Mary play to make it to this year’s Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  On the fifth day of Speed Week, Project 240LSR piloted by Moto IQ editor Chuck Johnson, made its fastest pass of the event.  


 

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Want a Job in the Racing Industry?

By Annie Sam

JE Pistons is looking to tap into the brain trust of MotoIQ readers to fill an entry-level opening in their engineering department.  If you're competent with precision measuring equipment, know SolidWorks & AutoCAD, and have a passion for automotive or powersports performance then you should definitely read on.


 

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Project Honda Civic: Energy Suspension Bushings and ST Sway Bar

By Annie Sam

Now that we have completely beefed up the suspension and brakes of Project Honda Civic  with the Skunk2 Pro-C Coil overs and camber kit, and the Fastbrakes big brake kit, it's time to button things up with the last several suspension upgrades we had lined up for our little weekend warrior.


 

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Toyota's Legacy in the FR-S

By Annie Sam

Although the FR-S debut has been covered to death on every social medium and media outlet, we have to acknowledge that this was done for a reason. But, what wasn't covered were the other cars that made a cameo at this reveal.


 

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Honda Civic Skunk2 Suspension Upgrade

Project Honda Civic EJ: Skunk2 Suspension Upgrades Part 2

By Annie Sam

While Chuck Johnson goes to town on the internals of Project EJ Honda Civic, let's bring our attention back to the suspension modifications that we had lined up from Skunk2. You can find the first part of this insallment here where we talked about the Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers. For the weekend warrior, the following easy to install bolt on parts are a must-have. After all, bang for the buck, these upgrades not only improve suspension handling, they can potentially save you money by reducing abnormal tire wear depending on how you set the car up.


 

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Project EJ Honda Civic: Skunk2 Pro-C Coilovers

by Annie Sam

My Koni Yellows coupled with the Ground Control coilover kit served me well for street use, and I think I got more than my money's worth out of these shocks over the last eight years. Now that I am no longer a starving college student, my grown up self decided that I should upgrade to a grown up set of coilovers. After a little bit of research, we decided to go for a set of Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers for Project EJ Civic.


 

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Project Honda EJ Civic: Initial Driving Impression

By Annie Sam

Standing in the hot pits of Buttonwillow Raceway Park, I could still recall the first time that I had taken my little Honda Civic to the racetrack back in the winter of 2002. We were at the Streets of Willow, in Lancaster, California. Nine years and 200,000 miles later, my baby was battle scarred and war torn with years of daily abuse, adding to the list of things that plagued the back of my mind as I prepared for my hotlap at Buttonwillow. Slipping clutch? Yes. Faded front brakes? Yes. Nonexistent rear drums? Yes. Blown shocks? Probably. Be sure to check out the video at the end of the article!


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Project Racer Part 11: Grip Addiction; We Install Progress Sway Bars

Project Racer Part 11: Grip Addiction; We Install Progress Sway Bars

By Annie Sam

Modificum Racerium – a chronically debilitating disease which is characterized by the irrationally obsessive addiction to car modification and speed. “More!” we keep chanting, as we illogically pass up hot meals for cup o noodle in order to quell this addiction by buying more upgrades for our soon to be NASA PTD car.

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Annie Sam Project Racer

Project Racer: Back to the Track with NASA, Part Two

By Annie Sam

Our last article gave you a brief introduction to the learning curve for the average driver through the different stages of HPDE (High Performance Driving Event). As promised, this month’s article will give you a little more detailed tutorial on the basics of driving on the road course. Keep in mind that since this Project NASA PT car is an NX2000, the information given here pertains primarily to FWD vehicles, the typical drivetrain of many compact racing cars.

Follow Annie's travels in the world of Motorsports here!


 

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Annie Sam's Project Racer

Project Racer- Back to the Track with NASA

By Annie Sam

Of all of the various sanctioning bodies I have run with, I feel that NASA has the best program for the beginner driver by far.  NASA’s HDPE or High Performance Driving Event program can take a driver safely from a raw beginner to an experienced track driver ready for driving school and wheel to wheel racing.

Follow Annie's travels in the world of Motorsports here!


 

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Annie Sam installs JWT SR cams in her SR20DE

Project Racer Part 8: Nissan SR20DE S4 Cams from Jim Wolf Technology

By Annie Sam

So what was the cherry on top of our Nissan SR20DE horsepower upgrades? S4HL Camshafts from Jim Wolf technology. What are cams? First, let’s start off with the term “cams”. Cams are actually the lobes of the entire assembly, which is more formally known as the camshaft. But, for this article, we’ll stick to calling them cams, as that is the casual term for the part. So, let’s give a little introduction on the basics of cams.

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Sarah Forst's Turbo Sentra

Sarah's Ride

By Annie Sam

If you have been a fan of  MotoIQ, you have probably been reading The Queen of Questions, Sarah Forst's tech column from day one. Our statistical tracking software has shown that Sarah's works are the most highly trafficked of all of our features.  So some of you are probably wondering, how did she get to know all of this stuff.  Well if you know Sarah, you understand that she is very thorough and loves to research things. She has a financial background and complicated analysis and number crunching are natural for her. She learned much about extreme tech from building up her own car many years ago, meeting some of the countries top Nissan tuners and becoming a master of tuning herself in the process.  Now Sarah has several cars in her arsenal ranging from a G20 winter beater to a G35 daily driver and a NX2000 track car but none are as interesting as her super Sentra.

Read Sarah's Column Here!


 

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