Project Honda Civic EJ: Building the B18C1 Part V
By Chuck Johnson
In our last installment of Project Honda Civic EJ, we thoroughly explored the Harlem Shake phenomenon and also partially completed the assembly of our B18C1’s valvetrain. Now equipped with Skunk2 valve springs and titanium retainers; the cylinder head of our B18C1 engine is ready for completion. Next on this list? A set of Pro1+ camshafts, Skunk2 adjustable cam gears, and an ARP stud kit.
By Mike Kojima
I am old enough to have been around during what I consider to be the golden era of American road racing in the 80's. In this time we saw the rise of IMSA with the outrageous GTP prototypes and the exotic sort of production based GTO and GTU cars. SCCA had Trans Am and even CART Open wheelers were sporting awesome technology rivaling Formula One but with closer more exciting racing. I was lucky enough to have been a fan during this time and later on in the decade a participant.
The Project Evo X MR is back!
By Cheston Chiu
Just when you thought all was lost, the MotoIQ Project Evo X MR is back on track.
As previously stated back in the November 2011 article Project Evo X GSR - Testing the K&N Cold Air Intake. "The owner", aka. ME, was fairly reluctant to venture beyond simple engine bolt-ons mainly due to concerns with the twin-clutch SST transmission and its ability to hold power. The other excuse, which I think would supersede anything else, was the fact that the project stalled because my wife and I were trying raise our one-year old daughter at the time. All we did was go to work and then come home to take care of her (and the dog)—which didn't allow a whole lot of time for hobbies. Now, let's fast forward to today, I have a little bit more free time since Mike wrote that article, my daughter is getting easier to manage, and during the hiatus I've stockpiled a bunch of awesome parts that I'd like to chronicle for MotoIQ.
Tested: TiC WRX Suspension Components
By Wes Dumalski
Here at MotoIQ we really love our jobs; despite the pay or lack thereof we get the chance to play with some really cool toys, see some really cool cars, and test some cutting edge parts! One of the difficult things we face is having parts we really want to test that do not apply to one of our immediate project cars. When we have those scenarios we are forced to improvise by finding a guinea pig vehicle and having our way with someone else's ride for our own sick pleasure and for the sake of filling this web-site with real world content. In this case the bovine friendly folks at Turn in Concepts wanted us to put some of their latest products through the proverbial MotoIQ paces and report back with our rants and raves.
For this test TiC wanted our review on the CarLabs Development X Brace and Super Sexy bushing set for the 02-07 Impreza Sedan platforms.
Dora the Explorer has a magic back pack that holds just about anything she might need. I have a back pack too, except it's not magic or cool. I often wish it had the ability to come up with stuff I need, like a spare engine, corners of a car, a frame table and other things for tricky situations when I am out in the field.
Project E36 323is: Building the Poor Man's M3, Part 2
-Suspension Overhaul Completion
By Jonathan Lawson
The Assembly: Tony Angelo's Scion FR-S
By Justin Banner, Photos by TAngelo Racing
When we last left Tony Angelo and the Scion FR-S, it was getting down to the wire. The car was taken apart one last time to be primered and finally painted. Now, the chassis has just come back from the paint shop and the car needs to be put back together and loaded for Formula Drift Round One at Long Beach. Did our intrepid Drift Alliance Ace make it? Guess you'll have to keep reading, eh?
The Slasher: Traxxas Slash 2WD Short Course Racer
By Justin Banner
So, what do nerds do when it's too cold to race pavement or want a new challenge in Motorsports? They go RC Racing! I recently bought a 2WD electric Short Course Racer from Traxxas called the Slash. Follow along as I start to modify this little truck into the ultimate Open Short Course truck!
Quenching and Tempering: Tony Angelo's Scion FR-S - Part 3
By Justin Banner
Coming down to the wire, Tony Angelo's FR-S is starting to look more like a professional Formula Drift car. Just a few weeks ago, this was once a stock FR-S that was a Sandy Salvage car. Now, it is nearly the perfect head for the axe. However, before you can sharpen it, you must first quench the head to harden it, then temper it to keep it from being too brittle. See now, the quenching and tempering of the FR-S!
DIY Tech: A guide for the rest of us: KW Variant 3 Installation
By Tatsu Tsuchida
When Mike Kojima extols the virtues of a particular coil-over kit, or discusses what spring rates it has, how the valving works in the shock body, or what sort of proprietary hydraulic oil makes the shock respond well to undulations in the road, I sometimes feel these concepts require an engineering degree. Much of it is over my head, but I know well enough that when a smart guy raves about some product I'm better off following suit than trying to understand it. We all know Mike and Daijiro's relationship with KW is a strong one, and Mike has put these KW V3s on the MotoIQ FR-S, so that's endorsement enough for me.
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