Project 350Z- Improving the Brakes with Stoptech

In our last edition of Project 350Z, we upgraded our wheels and tires to Motegi TrakLites and Nitto NT01’s.  When Sera went back to the track she reported much more grip and good basic balance, which complemented the Whiteline Swaybars and KW [ … ]

Injen Cold Air Intake: 2012 Honda Civic Si

Remember how easy performance modification was back in the OBD-1 or pre-OBD days? Slapping an intake on your '95 Civic's non-MAF-equipped engine resulted in power increases you could actually feel. Well, the moment we took our 2012 Civic Si for a s [ … ]

Spec Clutches & Fly Wheels: Mini and Super Twin Clutches

Deciding which clutch to install in your power monster should be based on much more than just price and how elaborate the setup is. This is truly a case where more is not necessarily better. Sure, you can believe the self-certified engineers on the [ … ]

Project S2000: Keeping it from Overheating

A major factor towards building a reliable car is keeping it from overheating.  This requires instrumentation beyond the super inaccurate factory coolant temp gauge (generally three settings: cold/warm/blown head gasket).  Keeping track of oil temp [ … ]

Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: KW Suspension

If racing wasn't already hard enough on a racecar and all of its components, replace the well-manicured tarmac of a road course with a few hundred tons of salt and then racing becomes even more brutal.  Salt is hygroscopic, meaning that it attracts [ … ]

http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_articles/id/2453/testing-the-nitto-motivo-all-season-ultra-high-performance-tire.aspx

"Hey, want to do some tire testing for Nitto next week?" is what the voice on the phone says. "Hey, want to come with us and shred some tires driving someone else's car" is what I hear.  I'm at max vacation days at work, and this is a great excuse [ … ]

38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Nothing like a little change to keep things exciting and interesting, right?  If that is indeed the case, then this year's Grand Prix of Long Beach was sure to be one for the books.  Every race group in this year's Grand Prix had some twist to thei [ … ]

Moto IQ: The Physics of Tires

In Part I of his Ultimate Guide to Suspension and Handling, Mike Kojima says that one of the biggest ways to improve a car's handling is to improve its tires.  I experienced this first-hand recently when I upgraded the wheels and tires on my Mustang. [ … ]
Sneak Peek: COBB Tuning's 2012 Ford Focus

The new Focus has finally brought Ford the sport compact they had been looking for since the introduction of the Focus over a decade ago.  Eager to get a head start on the platform, COBB Tuning partnered with Ford to build up a Focus SE to turn so [ … ]
Project 370Z, Testing the AEM ETI Cold Air Intake

Nissan’s 370Z is a pretty damn good car. It is a nice improvement over the already good 350Z; it is more powerful, handles better, is lighter, stiffer and faster. We wonder why it doesn’t sell all that well as we feel that it is a class leading car [ … ]

United Speed Racing FK2/FK8 Civic Type R Turbo Blanket

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type-R has won many magazine "Car of the Year" awards and is a blast to drive, but heat management in the engine bay is an issue. The tight location of…
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Hawk Performance Talon Brake Calipers

Most people know how important a strong and effective brake kit is when upgrading your vehicle. Your control and overall speed around a circuit depends heavily on your braking. More importantly, it’s an area of…
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Shining Monkey Unveils $24,000 Wax at SEMA 2010

The world had its first look at what is now officially the World's Most Expensive Wax!!  Shining Monkey Corp. debut its Couture Culture Wax at SEMA and at $24,000.00 (usd) is a bargain when you…
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