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In the journey of bringing you the most extensive forced-induction testing for the 86/FR-S/BRZ platforms, we would like to introduce one of the challenge participants: GReddy. GReddy was founded in Japan in 1977. Ever since its inception, GReddy has been a dominant force in the automotive performance industry. Brought to life by racers and motorsports enthusiasts, GReddy is in a constant state of evolution. For their newest addition to their turbocharger family, GReddy collaborated with Garrett to bring you the all-new GTXR Tuner Turbo Kit for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota 86. Stay tuned as we shine more…

86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS Have you ever wondered which forced-induction kit is best for your needs? Are you curious about what kind of power you can gain from the turbochargers and superchargers on the market? Do you care about CARB-legal kits? Do you want to track your FR-S/86/BRZ? Or do you want a forced-induction kit for your street car? We’ve created the FR-S/86/BRZ Challenge Presented by ENEOS to bring you the most extensive forced-induction guide for that application. Forced Induction Testing The FR-S/86/BRZ is becoming more affordable, which makes it a great platform for tuning. Although power can be…

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION HOSTING ANNUAL CAR MEET ON JUNE 16, 2018 Horsham, PA (June 8, 2018) – Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in automotive performance parts distribution, will be hosting its 2nd Annual Car Meet presented by KW Suspensions on June 16, 2018. The event is scheduled to take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at its ultramodern warehouse, located at 3035 Campus Drive, Hatfield, PA. Text & Photos by Turn 14 Following the success of last year’s event, Turn 14 Distribution has partnered with well-known event promoter Canibeat to share their experience and community reach with respect…

For true automotive enthusiasts, the right tool can be the difference between a job well done and complete failure. At Club DSPORT, we use the best machines and tools to build high horsepower engines. Being tremendously picky when it comes to tools resulted in a 100-percent success rate for every single engine that came out of our machine shop. Milwaukee Tool invited us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for their NPS18, where they displayed hundreds of new groundbreaking products. If you’re a tuner, a DIYer, racer, or you just appreciate quality tools, Milwaukee Tool is out to impress you. Text by Bassem…

Subaru Rally Team USA Welcomes Idemitsu Lubricants America  as Technical Partner and Sponsor for 2018 Cherry Hill, N.J., May 11, 2018 – Subaru of America Inc., together with Subaru Rally Team USA technical partner Vermont SportsCar are pleased to announce Idemitsu Lubricants America will be joining the Subaru Rally Team USA as a Technical Partner and sponsor for the 2018 race season.  Idemitsu Lubricants America will be represented by both the stage rally and rallycross programs of Subaru Rally Team USA in 2018 and the team will reveal a special Idemitsu livery on one of their competition cars this summer as…

In 2017, charity organization Lemons of Love gave away a complete, ready-to-race Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car as part of one of their fundraisers. The generous organization is back on it again for 2018, following the same rules of $100 per entry, with proceeds going toward Lemons of Love’s charitable efforts. The non-profit organization provides care packages for cancer patients, complete with gifts and personal care items to bring them comfort. Win a Turn-Key Race Car Would you like to donate to the cause, with the added benefit of being eligible to win one of the most raced platforms in the world? There are less than ten days…

How many icons can you fit in one room? For the Nissan Heritage Museum, squeezing legendary cars in their Tokyo, Japan museum is no issue. On the 2018 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon tour, we were able to stop by the museum and experience the history of the legendary Japanese automaker. Nissan has been one of Japan’s most notable manufacturers for over 80 years, producing some of the most capable cars in the compact performance market. The Nissan Heritage Museum displayed historic cars dating back to 1933. Also on display was the start of the legendary Godzilla, from the very first…

Owners of Toyota’s GT86 can improve the pedal feel, engagement and performance over their stock clutch with McLeod Racing’s latest performance offering. The Mag Force Street Edition clutch system is capable of handling extremely high horsepower engines in street and race vehicles. This clutch system will provide the strength and durability you have come to rely on in all of the McLeod Racing family of products. McLeod Mag Force clutches are the perfect choice for racers looking for a lightweight, high-torque capacity unit. The Mag Force SE features an easy engaging ceramic friction material and a strapped floater design to…

The Tokyo Auto Salon is the mecca for the best and latest Japanese performance vehicles.  The aisles are filled with thousands of modified car enthusiasts along with the most iconic tuning shops in the world. With another DSPORT TAS tour in the books, let’s take a look at some of the best cars at this years Tokyo Auto Salon. Text by Tyler Hirashima // Photos by Tyler Hirashima, Michael Ferrara, Bassem Girgis  and Henry Hoang

TOMEI POWERED introduces its Turbo Suction Hoses for the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7, 8, 9, and 10 models. One variant fits 7, 8, and 9 models, while the other variant fits only the EVO 10. TOMEI’s enlarged turbo suction hoses offer up to 140 percent greater capacity than the factory equipment for better air flow efficiency and more power. The hoses are made using heat resistant, fiber-reinforced four-ply silicon infused with steel wires for extra durability. They also include a blind plug that can be used in place of the boost solenoid return nipple if using an aftermarket boost controller/solenoid.…

Seats are one of the most important upgrades for when you start tracking your car. Not only do they serve as a safety upgrade, they can also vastly improve your driving. A racing seat holds the driver securely in place, providing a much better sense of the car’s capabilities and limits. Bride introduces the ZETA III, a fixed bucket seat designed not only for racing but also for comfort. It features a narrowed-down waist line, a lower seat position, and FIA safety compliance. The ZETA III is available with carbon aramid, super aramid black, or FRP silver material with a variety…

Formula DRIFT Announces 2-Year Title Sponsorship with Link Engine Management for the PRO2 Championship Text By Formula D // Photo By Joe Singleton Long Beach, Calif. – December 13, 2017 – Formula DRIFT has announced a 2-year sponsorship agreement with Link Engine Management for the Formula Drift PRO2 Championship. Link Engine Management provides drivers from around the globe with world-class engine management technology. With a race proven range of WireIn ECUs, PlugIn ECUs, and more, Link has provided a winning formula for champions from various series. Link’s ECUs are sold in 65 countries by over 1,500 dealers. “We’re excited to…

If the DSPORT TAS Tour isn’t already on your bucket list, this year’s adventure might put it on the top of your list. If you love Japanese cars, Japanese culture and Japanese food, there is no better way to experience Japan in eight days and seven nights than on the DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon tour. For the 2017 experience, 31 attendees joined Tyler, Mikiko, Yuko and me for a Tokyo and Yokohama experience second to none. Text by Michael Ferrara // Photos by Mikiko Akaogi, Arvin Arrozal, Tyler Hirashima, Alex Martinez, Oliver Severino and Asad Taj Day 1: Flight &…

In the 100th issue of DSPORT Magazine, we evaluated and ranked the major automotive manufacturers in our segment. Although that was only six years ago, a lot has changed since then. Ford rolled out a huge presence with its EcoBoost lineup, Honda delivered the Civic Type R to the U.S., the EVO saw its demise in the form of the Final Edition, and Toyota and Subaru introduced the 86/BRZ/FR-S platform. We decided to take a look back and reassess the manufacturers’ ability to offer relevant performance vehicles in our market from 1990 to today. We then graded each company based…

The last time I raced on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was also the first time I ever crashed there. In October 2015, Mazda loaned us a Touring Car B-Spec (TCB) Mazda2 to take to the Pirelli World Challenge season finale for the full pro racing experience. I’ve raced cars far faster and I must have had more than 500 laps around Mazda Raceway by then, yet I still found myself overwhelmed by the scale of the series and the close competition. If you check www.dsportmag.com or Issue #161, you’ll find the story of how I jumped into the driver’s seat…

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