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HOW MUCH WOULD IT TAKE TO GET QUICKER AND GO faster? $5,000? $10,000? For Chris Young, crunching the numbers to ensure a balance of budget to performance started with his first car, a 1991 Eagle Talon. Chris said, “My first Talon ran a 12.8-second pass at 106 MPH with only an A’PEXi VAFC, an open downpipe and a ported stock turbocharger. After that I was hooked on 4G63 power.” Since then, Chris’ addiction took him through three more Talons, the last of which was to serve as his full race platform. In 2006, he purchased a new Civic for daily…

Prothane released its billet-machined aluminum Upper Compensator Arms for select years of the Honda Civic, CR-V, Del Sol, CRX and Integra. They are black anodized with an engraved Prothane logo and feature urethane bushings for improved performance qualities over factory units with rubber parts. The urethane bushings offer exceptional shock absorbing and stability qualities, and are impervious to oil and grease for longer life. Prothane 888.776.8426

We’ve entered a new age of technology in modern cars which in some ways is for the better and other ways for the worse. In terms of feel and response, electric power steering systems are efficient, but remove the level of detailed feedback that manual and hydraulic-assisted steering systems provide. We find the same problem in modern throttle by wire systems, where a series of sensors and an electric motor replace a simple physical cable to the throttle body. In driving environments like canyon runs or track days, accurate throttle inputs and feedback are essential for consistent performance and confidence…

Muteki introduces its latest SR45R lug nut sets to provide race car functional design, OEM quality construction and show car looks. The lug nuts come with open ends to allow for the use of extended race wheel studs, and knurled ends to make turning by hand easy. The SR45R lug nuts are made from cold forged 50BV30 steel construction, with an oversized 60-degree cone seat for better contact on the wheels. Sets are available in Black, Burned Blue Neon or Burned Titanium. They feature 22mm diameter and 45mm length, with either M12x1.25 or M12x1.50 thread pitch. Optional closed end caps…

The Nissan GT-R holds a strong place in the Japanese automotive performance market with its vehicle family dating back to the late 1960s. Its long tradition of sleek looks and showcasing new performance technologies make it one of the most iconic sports car models ever made. To this end, it’s no surprise that our visits to the Tokyo Auto Salon reveal a multitude of every generation GT-R done up in every way imaginable. Here, you’ll find vintage classics restored to perfection up to the latest models rebuilt from the ground up to devour race tracks. Here are a few GT-R’s…

Gram Lights introduces the 57CR, a wheel model evolved from the original five-spoke 57C. The wheel’s size settings were selected specifically for use in motorsports, providing options in 17- or 18-inch diameters with widths ranging from 9 inches to 10.5 inches. The five spokes rise from the rim through to the center section, offering favorable looks with its concave design while maintaining rigidity and strength as its main priority. The 57CR is a cast one-piece wheel, and is available in Gun Blue II or Glossy Black finishes. Mackin Industries 562.946.6820 http://www.mackin-ind.com/

Meguiar’s introduces its new Car Wash Plus+, formulated with special polishing agents to provide deep cleaning. It is designed to remove bugs and tar, polish away light stains and scuff marks, while improving the vehicle’s paint appearance with a polished look. The super concentrated formula is applied directly to a wet wash mitt to be used on the vehicle one section at a time, starting from the top. As the wash mitt gets dirty, simply spray off the dirt or rinse in a bucket, then apply more product to the wash mitt as needed. While the Car Wash Plus+ is…

The vintage import car revolution continues its rise in popularity with each passing year as new classics gain traction among nostalgic automotive fanatics. This phenomenon is nothing new to automotive fans, but it is still a relatively new craze among Japanese car collectors and enthusiasts in the USA. If you’ve ever attended the Japanese Classic Car Show in California, evidence of this emerging trend can be seen as more people are restoring and tuning older Datsuns, Hondas, Mazdas, Nissans and Toyotas. Text and Photos by Richard Fong One such fanatic, Gary Stephenson, began his love affair with the Nissan marque…

The ID1050x is the most recent offering from the partnership of Injector Dynamics and Bosch Motorsport. It is a built-to-spec motorsport injector, offering optimization of critical operating parameters for the motorsport tuner. It offers a wide range, requiring only 8 volts for consistent operation at 8 bar, with an extended range of 1,940 cc/min at 10 bar. These capabilities become critical when trying to hot start a heat soaked engine with a high-pressure fuel system and a lightweight racing battery. Corrosion resistant internals make it compatible with all known fuels and capable of extended service life with corrosive fuels. Its…

Callies is delivering to the sport compact segment with its latest Compstar Sport Series connecting rods. These rods are intended for high RPM, high output engines and can withstand more abuse than the factory units. All Sport Series rods incorporate some of the finest metallurgy and heat treatments on the market today. Callies machines its H-Beam rods from fine grained steel, and wrist pin bushings are of deformation-resistant Ampco 18 material. Sport Series rods are now available for a variety of sport compact applications and include either ARP 2000 or Custom Age 625 bolts for high horsepower applications. Available now for all…

DSPORT IS NOW 100 ISSUES OLD and while we would normally take advantage of such a moment to complain about how old we have all gotten, we’ll reflect on the past instead. Thrice before, we have published retrospectives about DSPORT and its place in the industry. Most titles never turn a profit and fail within a few issues. Fewer still manage to become acknowledged leaders in the industry. And although our long-term readers have lived much of this history with us, we would like to share our story with the thousands of readers who have joined us along the way.…

Voodoo Thirteen introduces its hydraulic handbrake with a variety of adjustable configurations that can be made to fit any driving style. Drivers can adjust the amount of brake pressure, handle length, throw distance and handle orientation. High quality USA-sourced 6061 aluminum construction ensures weight is kept to a minimum while maintaining strength. The base, side plates and handle are CNC-machined and anodized. An ergonomic round handle allows for three inches of height adjustment. A Wilwood master cylinder is standard issue but a reservoir option is recommended if you’re running dual rear calipers. KSPORT also offers a pass thru version without…

What happens when Subaru invites us to Spain to test drive the 2017 Subaru BRZ? We get lost in a maze of dangerously narrow alleys, beat the crap out of the car on track, and drive so far off the suggested return route that the scenery changes from dead grass and open fields to a snowy ski resort at the top of a mountain. Yet this series of events led to a vehicle evaluation that delved deeper than any test drive at a dealership. We learned the ins and outs of the 2017 iteration of the Subaru BRZ, with an…

SPC’s adjustable arm allows you to make rear camber changes on your 10th generation Civic. SPC’s unique adjustment design permits adjustment of rear upper control ±3.0-degrees of camber and is adjustable for life. SPC’s forged steel design adds adjustment to the arm without a weight penalty versus the OE arm it replaces. Whether you need negative camber for the track, want to get back to OE specifications after lowering, or need adjustment on a stock vehicle, this arm will get you the angle you desire. MSRP is $138.50. SPC Performance 800.525.6505

Four round tail lights and goes really fast. That’s Nissan’s GT-R. From the Hakosuka’s success in Japanese touring car racing, to the R32’s domination in Group A and Australian Touring Car Championship to the late-model R35 chasing six second timeslips, the GT-R has always pushed the limits of performance. While Nissan’s formula for speed may have evolved over the last forty years and six iterations of the GT-R, its racing pedigree is well decorated in a variety of motorsports. Text by Jun Chen // Photos by Rob Shaw / BackFromLeave In 1989, sporting Nissan’s brand new ATTESSA E-TS all-wheel-drive technology…

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