by Mike Kojima
In a flashback Friday we're taking you back to when we turned our Tundra into a "Huge fast house" and showed an Evo driver who's boss. We have been building our Project Tundra into the ultimate towing machine over the past year with the help of Toyota and TRD. Toyota and TRD’s accessories including the supercharger are great in the fact that they do not affect your warranty and can even be financed at the dealer at the time you purchase your car if you are so inclined.
When we last left off, the GT-Lite Project CRX was being loaded onto the big orange transporter and headed to the Detroit area and into the capable hands of SANLUIS Rassini. We’re about to take a trip into a place where absolute state-of-the-art hardware and software is used daily in the design and development of suspension systems used worldwide by most of the major OEMs.
Our first step in extracting more power from our FR-S's FA20 motor was to add an Unorthodox racing crank pulley which went pretty well. Now we are going to take another baby step along the path of bolt on modifications by testing out a Ganador Exhaust system from Japan.
I’m often of the philosophy of replacing things as they wear out. And when they wear out, I might as well upgrade! It all started with a slight banging noise while going over bumps. Over a bit of time, it got progressively worse. Eventually, going over any type of bump including creeping over speed bumps caused a loud banging noise. What was the source?
by GT Channel
We're stepping back in time a moment to bring you the install of our first horsepower modifications in the form of a Ganador Exhaust and Unorthodox Racing crank pulley. We were pleased to see both modifications produce solid power gains on the dyno. In the second half of the video we also cover some cosmetic updates from TRD and install LED mirror overlays.
In the last installment of Project Mustang, we freed up the engine's breathing with an AEM intake. Now we will work on the other end of the car by reducing backpressure with a free flowing ATAK exhaust system from Borla
Our Project Supra is back! We finish the fuel system, install a new AEM Infinity EMS, break-in the engine, refresh the suspension, make initial dyno pulls, and more!
I’m sure some of you are curious as to how a 1990 Civic hatch has now become a part of the MotoIQ project car fleet. Others who are fans of the 88-91 model range of Honda front wheel drive cars might be excited to see the old and gold econo car on the pages of this very site. Regardless of your preference, this former grocery getter is going to make a run in the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship for 2015, but that wasn’t always the plan.
Our Project Mustang has been doing just fine with its new suspension and tires which have drastically improved the car's handling. With the chassis doing a lot better and with the car's factory Brembo brakes adequate for now, we decided to do the classic Mustang thing and tackle the engine. Our first step will be the addition of an AEM air intake.
I’m sure the first question that you are asking yourself is, “What is an Aurora? I thought that was a crappy Oldsmobile!” Well you aren’t wrong, but there was also another type of Aurora that was originally manufactured by a Canadian automotive company from 1981-1983 designed to be a limited production replica to the slab-side Shelby AC Cobra.