Mike Kojima posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 12:38 AM
The guys at Motovicity have been singing the praises of HKS's new Max IV coilover systems to us for a while. While we have generally always been impressed with HKS's tidy OEM like engineering, it was a while since we had experienced their coilovers. In the early 2000's we had tried some of the original Hipermax suspensions on a few of our cars and although we found them to be of high quality and smooth riding, they did not have enough spring rate and damping for serious performance with big sticky tires and especially track use. We sort of regulated the brand as nice for street use only and looked toward other places for suspension for our projects.
Fast forward 10 years and 4 generations of Hipermax suspension later, plus Motovicity's raving about them made us eager to get our hands on the Hipermax or Max 4 suspension system for another review.
Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:29 PM
by David Zipf
Most CR-V owners will go to their nearest dealership or trusted mechanic’s shop and get whatever brake deal is being offered. But this is MotoIQ…why would we put boring old Honda or off-brand parts on one of our cars? Besides that, the plan for this CR-V was to be a useful trucklet. It needed to be able to go off-road, haul people, drive cross country, and tow small trailers. With that in mind, it seemed prudent to install something better than what Honda originally gave the car. Civics and Integras are popular platforms and have a seemingly endless supply of brake options. The CR-V? Not so much. Luckily EBC came to the rescue.
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 3:57 PM
In Part 1 we gave you tips on how to make an older car a keeper with simple, universal upgrades that can add better performance and fuel economy to any ride. This time we finish up the two-part series with parts that add safety and further enjoyment. Honest.
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:31 AM
You might have read our previous articles on how easy it is to set up the AEM Infinity EMS on the BMW M3 with great results in the heat of competition. Well the AEM Infinity is not just for BMW's, it works great on just about anything and we would now like to show you just how easy it is to set up on a Honda S2000.
Colin Holte posted on Monday, June 09, 2014 8:33 PM
For me, it probably started around middle school. Up to that point, I wanted to be a fighter pilot after having watched Top Gun. Then my vision went blurry around 5th grade being Asian and all. So then my interests transitioned to cars. I had that poster with the garage containing a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche on the wall. Since that time, it has been a dream to take a super car and drive the absolute piss out of it on a track with the engine screaming and tires squealing. Dream no longer as all you have to do is visit Exotics Racing in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. (Video from Khiem & Martin's track session on page 5!)
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:15 AM
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:22 PM
by Pablo Mazlumian
This is not your everyday battery charger! After nearly throwing away two expensive batteries we thought were dead, and wouldn't charge on two other chargers, the Digital 1200 brings them back to life overnight.
Mike Kojima posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:11 AM
Last week we got a text message from Subaru tuner extraordinaire Quirt Crawford. Quirt was pretty excited about one of his company's, Crawford Performance's new products, a set of Power Blocks intake manifold spacers for the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ FA20 engine.
Colin Holte posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:42 PM
Tires on a truck are often ho-hum items. Most truck owners aren’t interested in shaving tenths off of lap times, nor are they generally interested in how well they perform at the limit of adhesion. Generally speaking, as long as it’s comfortable, doesn’t feel too dangerous, lasts long enough and generally holds air, most are happy to let them be. For our Nissan Xterra, while we’d like to say otherwise, we were of about the same mindset. When Nitto approached us with a set of their new Dura Grapplers, however, we were amazed at what happens when a manufacturer strives to make something better than just "good enough".
Pablo Mazlumian posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014 3:39 PM
"So you guys are really going to test that thing?"
"Of course, we're from MotoIQ. Now make like a tree."
With five simple steps that will work for any car, we take a high-mileage minivan and make it run better on the dyno and in the quarter mile. Yes, really.