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Dai Yoshihara's 2018 Formula Drift Rebuild Conclusion

by Mike Kojima

So if you have been following along with our mini-series on what an end of season refresh on a Pro Formula Drift car looks like, you have followed us from stripping the car to a bare chassis, to additional updates, and lastly, the final assembly of the car.


 

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Team America BNR32 GT-R First Update in a Long Time!

by Mike Kojima

So most of you probably thought that the Team America GT-R was dead, long abandoned to the scrap heap or maybe left in a pile somewhere in Australia. Not so! After a humiliating first appearance at the 2014 running of WTAC down under, the car has been under reconstruction.


 

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Project E39 M5: StopTech Front & Rear Trophy Kit Installation

by Martin Gonzales

In our Brake Refresh Article we maximized the capabilities of our E39 M5's OE braking system by using StopTech's Sport Axle Pack, which includes slotted rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines and Sport brake pads. Front brake ducting was also added in order to improve on our project's susceptibility to brake fade. Though these improvements left us with a braking system that performed better than stock, the E39 M5's brake system has a lot of room for improvement. We will turn the knob to 11, with StopTech's Trophy kit!


 

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Japanese Cars That Don't Suck

by Mike Kojima

I pissed a lot of people off with my Japanese Cars Suck article a few weeks ago, where I expressed dismay at the boring state of the Japanese car industry. Japan Inc. seems to be producing either the uninspired transportation device or the trying too hard, over the top stuff that seems like something out of the Fast and the Furious or Transformers franchises.


 

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StopTech Brake Options for Early Porsche 911

Industry Press Release

StopTech has introduced a comprehensive new program of StopTech Big Brake Kits for the iconic 1969-1989 Porsche 911 model range. The program covers the most common stock wheel sizes such as the 15" Fuchs, all model year variations, and supplements the comprehensive range of OE replacement parts offered by Centric Parts. StopTech brake components require little-to-no vehicle modifications and offer significantly improved braking performance, feel and modulation over stock systems, as well as reduced fade.


 

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Building a NASA NP01 Prototype the Right Way with Stoptech! Part 3

by Mike Kojima

We have been following the Stoptech's team build of their NP01 in the MotoIQ Megashop for the past quarter. Although we stretched out the coverage for editorial scheduling, the actual build took about a month. Although the NP01 can be built relatively quickly as a multi-weekend project, we are showing the right way that Stoptech is going about it to build a first class, reliable NP01 that is going to win some races.  


 

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StopTech Brake Components for 1989-2016 Mazda Miata

Industry Press Release

Centric Parts -- North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components -- has introduced a comprehensive new program of StopTech Brake Miata front kits and components for the 1989-2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The program covers all model year Miata/MX-5 variations and supplements the comprehensive range of OE replacement parts offered by Centric Parts – including rear components to pair with the front StopTech Big Brake Kits. StopTech brake components require no vehicle modifications and offer significantly improved braking performance, feel and modulation over stock systems, as well as reduced fade.


 

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Building a NASA NP01 Prototype the Right Way with Stoptech! Part 2

by Mike Kojima

Ever since we laid eyes on the conceptual drawings and parts of the NASA/Elan NP01 at the PRI Show 2 years ago, we have been enamored by it.  Since we have loved the exotic cars in the various Prototype classes throughout history, we saw the NP01 as the affordable Prototype.  The fact that it looks like a contemporary P class car seals the deal!


 

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Project Integra DC2: Brake Upgrades and Maintenance for the Street

by Clint Boisdeau

As eager as we are to do big upgrades to Project DC2, a good amount of basic maintenance was required.  Since our goal was to drive the car regularly on the street, we wanted the confidence of knowing we wouldn't be left stranded because of an avoidable failure.  Some of the items on the list of such upgrades were the brakes and wheel bearings.  The pads and rotors on the car were not necessarily in poor shape, but they were of unknown origin and brand.  There were no familiar markings present on the brake pads and the previous owner had no idea either.  We decided to start fresh with brake related parts, since it's the most important safety item on any car. The left rear wheel bearing was making a very audible humming noise so we knew it was on its way out. Erring on the side of caution, we will be replacing all four wheel bearings with new Centric Parts bearings.


 

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PRI 2015: Part 1

by Pablo Mazlumian

The Performance Racing Industry 2015 show was back in full force at Indianapolis once again, and there was so much cool stuff that we've separated our coverage into five different articles. Take a peek at what's hot in the performance aftermarket and racing industry, especially if you love turbos, brakes, suspension systems, and electronic gadgets as much as we do!


 

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Project VA WRX: Upgrading the Brakes with Stoptech Part 2 - Getting it Done!

by Mike Kojima

In our last edition of Project VA WRX we showcased some of the preliminary testing involved for the design validation of our new big brake kit by Stoptech.  A baseline for the stock brake system was established using Stoptech's test protocols. The brake testing establishes the brake balance, stopping distances and fade characteristics of the stock brakes so improvements can be measured and there is a record of the validation testing.


 

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Project VA WRX: Upgrading the Brakes with Stoptech Part 1 - Getting a Baseline

by Mike Kojima

Our Project VA WRX does not have the trick Brembo brakes that come standard on its big brother the STI.  It does however have brakes that would have been considered to be great just a few short years ago. Although the front and rear calipers appear to be pedestrian sliding calipers with two pistons on the front and a single piston for the rear brakes, the rotors are big. The front rotors measure in at 316mm in diameter and 28mm thick while the rear rotors are 288mm in diameter and 8.5mm thick. The pads are also large for OEM type calipers.


 

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New StopTech Big Brake Kits for 2015 Subaru WRX

Industry Press Release

Centric Parts®, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components, has introduced front and rear StopTech® Big Brake Kits for the 2015 Subaru WRX with stiffer calipers, larger rotors, higher friction pads, stainless steel lines and application-specific mounting brackets and hardware


 

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New StopTech Big Brake Kits for 2015 VW GTI 

Industry Press Release

Centric Parts®, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for domestic and import vehicles in every driving condition, has introduced a range of front StopTech® Big Brake Kits for the 2015 Volkswagen GTI. 


 

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New StopTech Big Brake Kits for 2014-15 Chevrolet Corvette

Industry Press Release

Centric Parts®, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for domestic and import vehicles in every driving condition, has introduced a range of front and rear StopTech® Big Brake Kits for the 2014-15 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) Z51.


 

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Performance Racing Industry: Part 2

by Pablo Mazlumian

In our second part of this amazing show, we showcase more suspension setups, more big brakes and turbos, our dream steering wheel, some killer formula racecars, what it’s like to walk the show with Mike Kojima, and a whole lot more!


 

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Project E39 M5: Part 1 - Stopping the Ultimate Driving Machine

by Martin Gonzales

With almost 400 horsepower and weighing in at a little over two tons, slowing down the BMW E39 M5 safely and consistently is definitely no easy task. Aside from ensuring all stock braking components are in tip top shape before we start on the inevitable road of power and handling mods, we will also be making a few improvements to the already well engineered braking system of our new/used Bavarian fun machine.


 

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StopTech Introduces Big Brake Kits And Lines For 2007-2013 BMW 128i

Industry Press Release

StopTech®, the  high performance and racing brand from Centric Parts®, is now offering front and rear axle StopTech Big Brake Kits for the 2007-2013 BMW 128i (E82), as well as independently available stainless steel brake line kits for those who only wish to upgrade their lines.


 

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Nerd’s Eye View: 2013 Performance Racing Industry Show

by Wes Dumalski 

If you were one of the more than 40,000 sets of eyes that had a chance to read through our first PRI article, here is the sequel. In our previous article we slaved from 8:00AM to 1:30AM to bring you 16 pages of goodness! That meant a whirlwind tour through specific booths and a map of what we needed to cover from start to finish. It also left ZERO time to walk around the show and soak it all in on Thursday. So on Friday and Saturday we strolled to bring you what WE thought was cool, the things that caught our eye, our Nerd's eye....


 

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Performance Racing Industry 2013

by Wes Dumalski

Someone had the genius idea to move the PRI show from Florida to Indiana for 2013 right around the time the entire nation was giving Florida the middle finger for being one of the only states above freezing temperatures. Fitting given that this was my first PRI show, why send the midwest frozen tundra guy anywhere warm? Regardless, more than 1200 exhibitors braved the cold to display their wares and latest performance goodies at the show. Step inside for a taste of what MotoIQ's partners had on display and stay warm...


 

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