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Dai Yoshihara's 2018 Formula Drift Rebuild

by Mike Kojima

After 3 years of Formula Drift competition, our team had pretty much developed the BRZ chassis to where we were satisfied with its performance. After some post-season testing to try out a few new ideas we decided that with the development stable, it was time to completely go through the car, repair some minor damage incurred during three seasons of hard use and to rethink the car's layout.


 

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Building an FA20 Race Engine for Michele Abbate: Part 2

by Mike Kojima

So when we last left off, we were putting together some awesome parts for Michele's engine and were about to embark on assembling it. In the interest of long-term durability, we added a few tricks to our build over the last one we did for the Stay Crushing car.


 

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Unpimp My Ride: Transforming a Modded BRZ Into a Civilized Daily Driver with Pedders, Verus Engineering and ARK Designs

by Mike Kojima

Not all of us want a race car for the street. Although many of us are hardcore track day participants, autocrossers or canyon runner nuts, there are a lot of enthusiasts who don't want a super edgy race car with a license plate as a commuter or daily driver.  


 

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Building an FA20 Race Engine for Michele Abbate: Part 1- Planning the Internals

by Mike Kojima

We have known Michele Abbate ever since she was a college student doing track days with her trusty Mazdaspeed Protege and have followed her career as friends as she has progressed up the ranks from recreational driver to a Scion Sponsored driver in SCCA's GT1 class. 

Up to now, Michele has been running her car with a bone stock FA20 engine at a very low boost street blower drive ratio. Although this is decent power, she needs a lot more to be competitive in one of SCCA's fastest classes for production-based cars. 


 

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Daily Driven, HKS Supercharged Scion FR-S Autocross and Track Car

by Frank Ewald

Simon Chan's Scion FR-S attracts attention. Just sitting in a parking lot or driving by on the street, you will take a second look. We certainly did - and then contacted Simon and asked if he was interested in doing an article for MotoIQ. He was and so a meeting was set up at River's Edge Road Course, part of Mission Raceway Park in Mission, B.C. where he would be participating in a track day. A nice balancing point from the Autocross event that first brought this FR-S to our attention. The weather was initially overcast with some light rain on the way to the track, however, by early afternoon the sun was drying off the track and, by mid-afternoon, was out in full force. This was certainly a more balanced day than the early spring autocross event which blew us away with snow in the first few hours before the sun also came out to stay.


 

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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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Building the FR-S FA20 engine with Stay Crushing, Assembling the Engine!

by Mike Kojima

In our previous installments of the Stay Crushing FR-S engine build, we have been accumulating the parts to build the supercharged FA20 engine. Now we have everything, and it's time to put it all together!


 

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Extreme Engine Tech, Technosquare's Monster Naturally Aspirated Toyota 4AG - Part 3 (VIDEO INSIDE!

by Mike Kojima, Photos & Video by Jeff Naeyaert

Way back when the third and final installment of this build was part of our best of 2010 series. It's still a great article presented here for you to check out one more time. Follow the links, read all three parts and enjoy!

When we last left the Technosquare crew, they had completed the stroker 4AG engine's bottom end and assembled the cylinder head.  Now it was time for the engine's final assembly and installation into an AE86 time attack car.

Click Here for Part One

Click Here for Part Two


 

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Extreme Engine Tech: Technosquare's Monster Naturally Aspirated Toyota 4AG - Part 2

Extreme Engine Tech: Technosquare's Monster Naturally Aspirated Toyota 4AG - Part 2

by Mike Kojima

In our last edition of the building of Technosquare's monster Toyota 4AG, we mainly looked at the details of the bottom end.  Now we will finish our tour of the bottom end and delve into the engine's cylinder head which is the heart of any high performance engine.

The 83mm x 83 mm stroker motor gives 1800cc.  The 200 extra cc's makes a huge difference, fortifying the 4AG's notoriously narrow power band. The engine cranks out over 250 crank hp, more than the most highly developed Formula Atlantic engines of yore and 30 more hp than the previous 1600 cc version of this motor. Here it is, re released again for your reading pleasure!


 

 

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Technosquare Howard Watanabe 4AG Engine Build

Extreme Engine Tech:  Technosquare's Monster Naturally Aspirated Toyota 4AG - Part I

by Mike Kojima

The Toyota 4AG is a historic engine, one that was essential in launching sport compact car culture in the USA.  In 1985 the 4AG first rocked the automotive world.  It was the standard engine in the Toyota Corolla GTS, the famed Hachi Roku AE86.  The AE86 was the last of the RWD Corollas and Toyota made history by equipping it with the revolutionary 4AG engine.  Not to be forgotten, the AW11 MR2 mid engine sports car was also powered by the 4AG.


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Impulse N2 Spec Racer

Impulse N2 Spec Racer - Drift made it popular again, but wait there's more…

By Tatsunori Tsuchida

Homologated track cars in a "one-make" race; your choice of tires, brakes, suspension, how many points a roll-cage, what modifications to the engine… be it the rule book, it's all designed to make everything fair, in some cases affordable, and most importantly safe.


 

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Modern Classic:  Impulse's Street-Tuned AE86

by Tatsunori Tsuchida

They’re usually very anal about their cars here. One can probably attribute this to the lack of necessity for private transportation. As much as cars in our society are a status symbol, it takes on a different plateau in a country where busses and trains are accepted as being normal modes of transportation. Couple that with a real estate market where homes always depreciate in value; and you get people living in shoddy homes with trick rides in the driveway.


 

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Taka Aono Profile

Driver Profiles: Taka Aono

by Justin Banner

Want to know about the Nexen Tire/Megan Racing Drifting Ace, driver of the "Flying 86," and really nice guy Taka Aono? Here's your chance with this new feature for MotoIQ.com, Driver Profiles! Read on to learn a little more about Taka Aono and sense some of the personality that is the "Corolla Master!"


 

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Motegi Racing's Killer AE86 Corolla GTS

Motegi Racing's Killer AE86 Corolla GTS

By Mike Kojima

The Iconic Toyota Corolla AE86 is one of our all time favorite cars.  The last of the RWD econoboxes, the AE86 had timeless styling which still looks good today 26 years after it was first created.  The rare GTS variant had the then radical 4AG engine which had an unheard of for its time, 4 valves per cylinder and dual overhead cams with a 7500 rpm redline.  Its 1600cc's pumped out 114 hp at a time when your typical econo car revved to around 6000 rpm and put out 80 something hp.


 

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