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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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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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Go fast Bits G-Force boost controller!

By Wes Dumalski

Our mates overseas at Go Fast Bits have been hard at work perfecting a new feature packed boost controller called the G-Force that has hit our shores! This cutting edge unit has all the bells and whistles any boost junkie could ask for. We recently put the G-Force through it's paces on Project 200SX in an effort to share our feedback with Go Fast Bits themselves..... Here are our impressions of the unit they sent us.


 

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A Look Inside Tanner Foust's Rockstar Scion Formula D Drift Machine

By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert

The Rockstar/Scion TC built by Papadakis Racing and driven by Tanner Foust is one of the most feared machine/driver combinations on the Formula D circuit. Tanner is currently sitting in Second in the 2010 Formula D points chase in a good position for the championship.


 

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VIDEO: 24H of Nurburgring - Falken Tyre Takes 3rd in Class

MotoIQ Staff Report

This video was shot and edited by our buddy Skylar Smith of Falken tires.  We spend a lot of time with Skylar on the road, especially this year and he is one hell of a funny guy who helps make being on the road for long periods of time more bearable or even fun.

More inside....


 

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Good Bye Richey Watanabe 6/30/2010

Goodbye Richey

We are writing the thing we had hoped we would never have to write. Our good friend Richey Watanabe passed away peacefully this morning after a long fight with Pancreatic cancer. Richey was Technosquare's ace fabricator, a man of metal, and he had a hand in most of MotoIQ's projects and editors personal cars, building everything from cages and brackets to complete cars.


 

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Rays Forging Process making a Volk TE37

Industry Insider: A Look at the Technology Behind RAYS Wheels

By Mike Kojima

It's no secret that the staff of MotoIQ is really into Rays Volk brand of wheels. You will find Volks on nearly all of our racing projects and most of our personal street cars. No, it's not because we get an endless supply of sponsored Volks, we pay for our own. It's not because we are fans of the styling either although we do like it. It's not because we are fashion snobs that want the latest high status wheels on our cars either. In typical MotoIQ fashion, we really value function over form. We like Volks due to their performance.


 

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Eurotrip 2010: Geeks on a CHOPPER!!!

By Jeff Naeyaert

With our super tight schedules everyday we rarely have time to get back to the media center to download photos and spend any meaningful time writing, so we apologize our day-to-day coverage is more day-to-every-other-day-or-so…  But I'm taking a break from shooting today to stay back and write about the lap we just took of the Nordschleife--IN A FUCKING CHOPPER!!! 


 

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ACT Releases Xtreme Twin-Disk Clutch Kit for 2010 Camaro SS

MotoIQ Staff Report

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new twin-disc kits for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS equipped with 6.2L LS3 V8 engine. 


 

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IMSA ALMS GT3 cars

Yokohama Kick-Offs 2010 ALMS Season at Sebring

MotoIQ Staff Report

Yokohama partners with JaguarRSR in GT2 class and expands its “eco-racing’ with revolutionary orange oil-infused tires in the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and ALMS GTC class


 

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Nissan Silvia S16?

Merry Christmas From Nissan!  New S16 Silvia?  Oh God We Hope Not!

MotoIQ Staff Report

It is rumored that the new S16 Silvia will be front engine and rear drive which is good but it will be powered by a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine with a class trailing power output of 200 hp.  Come on Nissan, with a turbo you gotta do better than that.  It has been our contention that Nissan has forgotten how to build a proper 4 cylinder engine ever since the demise of the SR20DE and its variants. 


 

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Fastbrakes Nissan 370Z two piece rotors

Fastbrakes Nissan 370Z Superlight Rotor Upgrade!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Big brake upgrade specialists, Fastbrakes is pleased to announce their upgraded high performance super light two-piece rotor for the Nissan 370Z Sport Models with the Akebono 4 piston caliper. Although the 370Z is blessed with great brakes, they can be made better.


 

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Annie Sam at Industry Track Day 5 12/20/2009 at Willow Springs

Industry Track Day 5

MotoIQ Staff Report

Photography By Steve Mitchell

On Sunday Dec 20th Mackin Industries, the people who import Volk wheels held their 5th semi annual Industry Track Day.  This is a semi-private invitation only event for people who work in the performance industry to bring out there personal cars to play.


 

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motoiq at sema 2009, motoiq team, jeff naeyaert, martin gonzales, mike kojima, annie sam, sara forst

MotoIQ at SEMA 2009

By Sarah Forst

No other city in the United States besides Las Vegas could possibly host the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association) show without being upstaged.  This amusement park for autophiles displays some of the most extreme car builds and aftermarket products.  Crazy concepts surround attendees at every direction.


 

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Get Well Richey!

Our dear friend and Master Fabricator Richey Watanabe of Technosqaure was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer right after the Las Vegas Round of Formula D and has been hospitalized ever since.  Richey has had to endure major surgeries in the last few weeks and faces a long and difficult recovery.


 

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Nitto NT05 Tire Review

MotoIQ Staff Report

Although the Nitto NT05 was released a few months ago and is now somewhat old news, we would still like to report on it as we were part of the team that help conceptualize the tire from when it was proposed a few years ago.  Because of this attraction we are proud to see it on the market. Although Nitto has always had good product in its DOT Race and street tire market classes, Nitto was notably absent in offerings in the highest niche of ultra high performance near race, street legal tires.


 

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