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High-powered modified Subaru engines tend to generate excessive blow-by oil and gasses. In these cases, an ordinary small catch can may quickly fill with oil and not be adequate. Like the Radium Engineering Subaru Dual Cath Can Kit, the AOS (Air Oil Separator) kit is responsible for keeping blow-by oil and other pollutants out of the intake pipe, manifold, turbocharger, and intercooler during all engine loads. The main difference is that an AOS system returns what is collected back into the oil pan so there is no servicing required. The built-in heater keep water from condensing in the AOS, making sure ONLY oil…

Autumn marks the end of the racing season in many parts of the USA as racers begin their winter rebuilds. But in Southern California, IDRC racers and InstaFame Car Show entrants formed lines before dawn to gain entrance to the BorgWarner IDRC International Finals presented by ARP. Moderate temperatures greeted attendees on Sunday October 23, 2016, offering ideal racing conditions as the masses made their way into the venue at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California. The racers set up in their pits while the InstaFame contestants filed to the end of the track to coordinate and get staged into…

The term “future-proof” is a dangerous one to throw around for any modern technology. Many mobile device manufacturers regularly push out their latest hardware while deeming the previous generation outdated. You can’t go shopping for a laptop without the expectation that there will be a new model next year that is thinner, lighter and more powerful. Even automotive technologies follow this pattern, with engine management solutions and active suspension continually proving more effective than ever before with every update. In the cockpit, the motorsports industry pushes data acquisition technologies forward, making gigantic strides in the last decade. Despite the trend…

Regardless of what you drive, we know you care about your car’s style – That’s why we’ve teamed up with Hoonigan to release a limited edition billet aluminum oil filler cap, complete with a matching bottle opener/multi-tool keychain to complete the package. Whether you drift, autocross, air-out at the local Cars and Coffee, or just daydream about these things while commuting to work in your ’99 Camry, we had you in mind when we engineered this cap. This is the quintessential gearheads’ toolkit; our goal is to provide you with the means to get out there and thrash tires while…

The CD-7/CD-7L color digital displays feature a super bright, high contrast, sunlight readable display and include an integrated glare diffuser and shade hood so that they are readable in even the brightest daylight conditions. They are designed to accept channels from CAN bus connections and do not include analog inputs. Two CAN bus channels are included so that it can receive and collect data from AEMnet enabled devices such as the Infinity ECU, Series 2 EMS or EMS-4, and 3rd party devices including PDM’s, CAN sensor modules and programmable engine management systems. Third-party systems will require download of 3rd party…

Richard Move Aside, Front-Wheel Drive The car I wish had made it to U.S. shores would have to be Mitsubishi’s EVO IV. My first encounter with the EVO IV was during the mid-1990’s, when front-wheel drive Acuras and Hondas rose to dominance across America thanks to their high specific output engines equipped with Honda’s variable valve timing and lift system (VTEC.) While tuners and fabricators faced the challenge of figuring out how to make the B-series engines produce power reliably (which they ultimately did), the CN9A EVO IV earned high praise on the international stage for its all-wheel driveline, active…

Why should anyone care about time attack? Motorsports around the world already deliver wheel-to-wheel, on-road and off-road action with nearly every style racecar imaginable, so why bother with a motorsport that appears to many as a large-scale autocross? Although time attack competition prioritizes a single best lap time above all else, there’s much more to it than throwing parts at a car and laying down a few fun laps. At the level of the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge, this form of racing brings out some of the world’s most skilled drivers, piloting insane builds put together by the most…

LC 500 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing Display Location: Lexus, 21601, Central Hall Description: When the Lexus LC 500 made its global debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, its alluring styling, exciting performance capability, and exquisite craftsmanship clearly marked the start of a new era for the luxury brand. The LC 500 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing offers a different approach to the brand’s flagship coupe, featuring an aggressive look and tuned engine for a racing-inspired build. Highlights: Body work by Signature Autobody Artisan Spirit Custom Lexus LC  Aero Kit featuring fender flares, front diffuser, side skirts,…

Now’s the time to sign up or extend your current DSPORT subscription for only $20 this Halloween weekend. In addition we’ve discounted most of our merchandise for a limited time only. Pick up a new DSPORT t-shirt for as low as $10. Gear up for the fall/winter season with a DSPORT hoodie or beanie. Take advantage of the Halloween weekend sale before it ends this Tuesday, November 1st.

The last IDRC / InstaFame event of the year takes place October 23rd at Fontana Dragway.  Join the DSPORT crew for a day of fun featuring drag racing, a car show, food trucks, vendor row, raffles, a model lounge & more.  Bring out your car and show us what you got. Use the coupon code “DSPORT” and save $5 on racer / car show tickets ($2 off for spectators).  The weather is looking good and we’re excited to see you out there. What: IDRC Drag Racing Series / INSTAFAME Car Show When: October 23rd, 2016 Where: Auto Club Dragway (9300…

LOS ANGELES, California (October 17, 2016) — An exciting new documentary series launching this fall offers viewers unprecedented access to the high stakes world of professional auto racing. Motorclub focuses on the personal stories and experiences of leading action motorsport stars including multi-series champion and stunt driver Tanner Foust, action sport superstar and Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana, motocross innovator and truck racer Brian Deegan, U.S. Formula One star turned rallycross champ Scott Speed, skateboarding and rallycross pro Bucky Lasek, FMX rider Jackson Strong, and legendary drifter Ken Gushi. WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGuiXG7jTc The show invites viewers behind the scenes…

Celebrating 100 Years of BMW and 50 Years of the ‘02 October 8, 2016: Woodley Park, Van Nuys California When the topic of “car culture” comes up in discussion, Southern California always ranks up high in popularity. With such great weather year-round, it has naturally turned itself into a Mecca for living and breathing all things automotive. On any given weekend, you can find a car-related event happening somewhere with numerous cars that will stop your heart. On the weekend of October 8 and 9, Southern California played host to the Red Bull Global Rallycross race in LA harbor, while…

If you’re looking for the most diehard motorsports competitors, look no further than rally. What other type of racing puts cars on a racecourse that comprises paved asphalt, mud and gravel? Where else do participants race in the dry, rain and snow? Beyond the challenges in terrain and conditions, rules forbid rally competitors to practice the course before racing it, making a co-driver an absolute necessity. As drivers speed along into the unknown, they rely on the co-driver’s directions to get a sense of where the road leads, enabling them to push the car to the edge of dangerous racing…

Despite what some seem to think, the Wankel (rotary) engine platform is far from dead. There’s no denying that rotaries take up only a small population of the cars you’ll find on the street, however, the fanbase revolving around these unique engines is as loyal as ever. On October 1, 2016, The Southern California RX Club and RotaryNews.com hosted its 19th Annual SevenStock event, celebrating Mazda RX-vehicles and rotary engines. Enthusiasts gathered at Auto Club Speedway to track, show and share their beloved rotary-powered cars on this sunny Saturday afternoon. Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos by Aaron Eusebi Showroom…

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