Project E36 323is: Building the Poor Man's M3, Part 4 - Exhaust
By Johnathan Lawson
Now that our E36 323is is hustling through the corners a bit more sure-footedly, there's one thing that seems to be missing. A soundtrack! While our car is not packing the most powerful engine in the world, it's still got a bullet-proof and (potentially) great sounding BMW M52B25 inline 6, yet it's almost as if the factory put the whole car on mute. The engine loves to rev, and is sewing machine smooth at any RPM thanks to the motor's inherent balance, but it really feels like it wants to sing a bit louder, and who are we to stop it?
Project EVO MR - Engine Bolt Ons Part 2
By Cheston Chiu
In the last edition of Project EVO MR, we were at Cobb Tuning SoCal in the middle of bolting on a bunch of parts. As you may recall, we are wanting to give our EVO a nice boost but don't want to get too much beyond the basic bolt ons because we don't want to stress our SST transmission too much. We want to be able to daily drive our car with occasional track use without problems.
So far we are working on getting the AEM intake, ARC intercooler, Cosworth intake pipes, AMS downpipe, MXP exhaust and the Cobb boost control solenoid with Access port all fired up before some tuning to make it all work. How much power are we gonna make? Let's take a look and see.
Formula Drift Round 3 - West Palm Beach - Dai Goes Too Hard - Behind The Smoke Season 3 - Ep 11
fter beating Danny George and his high-powered Mazda Miata, Dai earns a spot in the Top 16, where he faces Matt Field. Coming in a little too hot, Dai makes a mistake in their first run, but will it be enough to get eliminated or will he move on to the Top 8?
Nerd's Eye View - Inside 10,000 horsepower!
By Pablo Mazlumian
How do they make so much power? We get a MotoIQ-exclusive, close-up look at the fascinating engine details of the 2012 Championship winning Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster driven by Antron Brown.
Wilwood Disc Brakes New Direct Bolt-On Caliper For Honda/Acura
Industry Press Release
Wilwood Disc Brakes is pleased to announce a new direct bolt-on DynaPro Honda/Acura Caliper (DPHA) for Honda and Acura models originally equipped with 262mm diameter rotors. These calipers bolt directly to the stock mounts on factory spindles, fit over the OE 262mm diameter rotor, accept the OE brake hose, and clear many factory aluminum wheels including the EM1 Si 15” wheel.*
by Eric Hsu
Are you guys ready for the fastest Time Attack from all over the world, drama, suspense, controversy, and maybe some good old shit talkin? Check out WTAC's promotional video after the jump just released an hour ago.
Quaife - Sequential Trans for Honda K-Series Civic
Industry Press Release
Quaife Engineering has introduced a sequential 5-speed transmission for the K-Series Honda Civic and is now available for order exclusively through Motovicity in the United States. Ideally suited to road racing, circuit and drag racing applications, the Quaife QKE8J features wider gears along with an additional housing support bearing between the 4th and 5th gears to increase torque and horsepower capacity.
Nerd's Eye View: Rowe Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
By Khiem Dinh
Take one big V8, place it in a front-mid engine position in an aluminum space frame chassis along with a rear transaxle for great weight distribution, and what do you get? The SLS AMG GT3 which served as the basis for Rowe Racing to go endurance racing in the VLN series. The Mercedes-Benz division AMG for creating all things fast put in some significant work to make the car safe for endurance racing along with Rowe Racing showing some of their tricks being as efficient as possible over a race weekend. Follow along to see what makes the car and team tick.
MotoIQ Radio: Ryan Sage of Formula Drift Talks Controversy!
By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz
With two events in a row, Formula Drift has been in much of the buzz because of the calls that have been made. So, we decided to get Ryan Sage, Co-Owner of FormulaD and the man literally beside Jarod Deanda on the Driftstream. We'll ask him about those controversial calls and even get some facts straight, if they really need to be straightened. Got questions? Type them in the comments or on the MotoIQ Facebook Page!
Project Gen 3 STi: Suspension upgrade with M7
by Wes Dumalski
When last we left off with Project Gen 3 STi we were enjoying the power and up to this point the only modifications we had done so far were to make the car go faster. It was time to change that as the GR STi is a bit soft around the middle. Our friends at M7 came to our rescue with their Super Street Performance Coilover setup. We were eager to put this new suspension through its paces to see what type of performance it really offered so step inside and read all about it.
Nerd's Eye View: Inside Fredric Aasbo/Papadakis Racing's Amazing V8 eating 2AR Toyota Engine
By Mike Kojima
A couple of years ago, a lot of knowledgeable people, myself included declared that the turbocharged small displacement 4 cylinder engine was dead in the sport of Pro Drifting. Dead, uncompetitive and obsolete. We sung the praises of the latest new generation of domestic V8's like the Chevy LS, the Chevy SB2 and the Ford Coyote. For a while it seemed so even though others like our own Eric Hsu predicted otherwise.
This year things are changing, turbochargers are coming back to the delight of fans and challenging the rule of the V8. One of the most intriguing and successful applications of new turbo technology is the Toyota 2AR engine developed by Papadakis racing and driven by Fredric Aasbo.
The 2AR is a 2.5 liter all aluminum inline 4 that is both lightweight and stout at the same time. Papadakis racing has proven that it can operate reliably for a long time at exceedingly high power levels. It's taken about 2 years for Papadakis racing to hone and develop the 2AR into the potent package it is today and the story and parts behind it are interesting indeed. Check it out!
MotoIQ Garage Fabrication: Introduction to Fab
(and how to mess with your friends)
By Steve Rockwood
There comes a time in every car nut's life where no one sells that much-needed part and it must be fabricated from raw materials. Taking it to a local machine or fabrication shop is an obvious choice, and can definitely yield excellent results. However, many times the scheduling doesn't pan out, the work is unsatisfactory, or the fabricator is extremely proud of his work with pricing to match. Most of us, to one extent or another, begin to realize that making parts at home makes sense from an economic standpoint. Unfortunately, in many cases our first attempts at "fabrication" are met with booger welds, frustration, pain and unwanted fires. Enter MotoIQ's Garage Fabrication Tips: helping you make probably safe parts at home.
Road Trip: 24 Hours of Nürburgring
By Sarah Forst
One of the world's most awesome motorsports events is more like car racing at Fusion Festival, Germany's version of Burning Man. The cars, the camping, the bonfires, and this year, the deluge of rain and fog that caused a red flag to the race. Follow us as MotoIQ visits Germany for Beer and Soaking at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and search for Bill Caswell.
Project Civic SI Wilwood Front and Rear Brake Upgrade
By Aaron LaBeau
Big brakes are car porn at its best. More than anything else, this upgrade to our project has elicited the most conversations from drooling valet attendants who also drive Civic SI’s We've even received a brief glance from a Turbo Porsche owner who was eager to show what 300 more horsepower could do on an open stretch of road.
Formula Drift 2013 Round 3 - Palm Beach International Raceway
By Justin Banner
Florida has always been crazy; crazy humidity, crazy weather, crazy drivers, crazy results. With another round down in the 2013 Formula Drift Pro Championship presented by GoPro, would it mean another controversy filled event or would things calm down after "Hot-lanta"?
Stadium Super Trucks Main Events Coverage – Qualcomm Stadium 2
By Justin Banner
We’re now over halfway of the inaugural season of the Stadium Super Trucks Series. Round 4 saw action on and off the track but Rob MacCachren would take the win over Robby Gordon in a last lap pass. We’re at Qualcomm Stadium once again for Round 5, but it’s not the same track! Improvements were made and changes were brought in. An additional class made for an even bigger event with USA Pro Supermoto and the Trophy Karts were back in action! This meant there were 5 classes run this night along with lots of action in each. Follow along as I review Qualcomm Stadium 2.