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Part of the perks of being on the staff of MotoIQ.com is that we get to go to all of the cool media events and get some free food and drinks. So we found ourselves at the launch party for Forza 4, the newest version of the Forza series for XB [ … ]
Moto IQ: The Kid Rocks! A Look Inside Walker Wilkerson’s Nissan S13

Walker Wilkerson has suddenly burst upon the Pro Drift scene.  At the Long Beach season opener, the 21 year old College student made a sudden appearance on the 2011 Formula D tour in his striking lavender hued Nissan S13, qualifying well and bea [ … ]

Concept Chameleon Headrest Video Screens

When it comes to adding cool accessories to our cars, convenience counts for a lot. And realizing that, the good folks over at Concept Enterprises have added the ultimate in convenience to their lineup of popluar high demand headrest monitors [ … ]

Moto IQ: A Look Inside - APD's MPTCC TU Class Killer Acura TSX

Race Car Fabricators APD had a goal in mind when building their Acura TSX, to build a car that would be competitive in MotoIQ’s Pacific Coast Tuner Challenge in the TU class.  Currently most of the cars competing in the series were built to be c [ … ]

Does Length Matter?


Someone recently asked, “Why a longer rod?”  Someone else answered, “Longer dwell time.”  I never really thought about it before, so I thought I’d look into it.  Using some basic math, we can prove that a longer rod does indeed create a longer dw [ … ]

Skyline GT-Rs, RB26s, and the XS Engineering BNR32


To be completely honest, it's my turn to write something on MotoIQ and I am neither prepared since I'm in a hotel room without my external hard drive nor have anything to write about. My half written stories aren't finished because more pics need [ … ]

Cosworth's 400th Subaru Engine

Cosworth builds short blocks and long blocks for racers all around the world. The short blocks start at US$5562 for a stock stroke engine and up to $9269 for an engine with a billet 81mm stroke crank. The long blocks start at $12359 and as much [ … ]

Turbo Bearings

We like turbos at MotoIQ.  Why?  In the phrase made famous by Tim Allen, "more power!"  In order for a turbo to cram air into an engine, it has a pair of wheels and a shaft spinning at incredible speeds.  Depending on the size of the turbo, they [ … ]

Project Infiniti G20 Racecar - Suspension & Handling Goodies

Manufacturers of econoboxes – in our case, luxury econoboxes – don’t seem to have racing in mind when designing suspensions.  Instead, they tend to focus on ignoble things like making cars ride smoothly and quietly while simultaneously neutering [ … ]

Professionally Awesome

We first spotted Team Professional Awesome's EVO VII at last year's Redline Time Attack at Cal Speedway.  To be honest, it was not the car that first attracted us but the name of the team.  After looking the car over, we knew at once that this w [ … ]

Batteries Buyer's Guide - September 2012

Stinger SPP1500DC Battery stingerelectronics.com The SPP1500D – part of the Power2 Series of high-performance mobile audio batteries from Stinger – boasts 1500 amps of cranking power, a 3-year full-replacement warranty, spill-proof AGM construction, and corrosion-resistant…
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XS Power L545 Lithium Powerpack

XS Power introduces the L545 Lithium Powerpack, an ultra lightweight racing battery for 12V applications.  This product joins the ranks of the track proven lithium ion batteries from XS Power used by top racers in…
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New Research Shows $31 Billion in Automotive Parts, Accessories Sales

Sales of automotive specialty equipment products continue to climb, with sales in 2012 reaching $31 billion according to the 2013 SEMA Annual Market Report. The figure represents a four percent increase over the previous year,…
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