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 [ … ]

Summit Racing Oil

Here at PASMAG, we preach the valued of synthetic lubricants. Modifying nature’s molecules have resulted in a wide array of benefits for the enthusiast. Things like superior wear protection, longer drain intervals as well as resistance to oxidation [ … ]

SPEC Carbon Clutch

Stage 1 – high clamp load pressure plate with steel-backed woven organic disc and sprung hub

Stage 2 – high clamp pressure plate with Kevlar disc and sprung hub

Stage 2+ - high clamp pressure plate with Kevlar / Carbon Graphite disc and sprun [ … ]

Exedy Racing Clutch

When it comes to clutch selection, many enthusiasts overstate what torque they currently make and go all out insane when they speculate about future performance. I’m guilty of it myself having installed a triple carbon clutch that was rated for ar [ … ]

What Turbo is best for my Ride?

If you are looking to initiate a lengthy conversation with a turbo industry professional, just ask them what turbo is best for your car. Gone are the days of picking from a meager selection of…
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BACKSTAGE PASS RE Amemiya - ROTARY SPECIALIST

As big-shot magazine editors, we get an inside look at many of the world’s most advanced tuning shops and manufacturers that otherwise might never see the light of day. No matter how many connections you…
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Project R32: Whiteline Sway Bars & Endlinks

Photos by www.globalperformanceparts.com With all the advanced suspensions and electronic controls being pumped out by the OEMs, you might wonder why an upgrade is required. For example, the new Subaru STi may handle great out…
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