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BC Brian Crower releases its new series of aftermarket cam cores for the Toyota 1JZGTE VVTi engine. The 1JZ cylinder head is growing in popularity and so is the tuning capability available in the VVTi intake cam. Cams are available in two stages. The BC0334 (Stage 2 – 264 spec) is a plug-and-play application that does not require elaborate tuning or aftermarket valve springs. The BC0335 (Stage 3 – 272 spec) features a longer duration profile and added li for an extended RPM range and peak power above the factory rev limit. The tuning and aftermarket valve spring kit (BC0300)…

The 90s were an incredible time for Japanese sports cars. Nearly every Japanese automaker incorporated at least one sports car in its lineup and Toyota was no different. The automaker offered FF, FR, and MR platforms to cater to a broad audience of enthusiasts. While most of its models may pale in comparison to the JZA80 Supra, Toyota’s often forgotten second-generation SW20 MR2 carries a cult-like following. With its turbocharged 3S-GTE mounted transversely behind the passenger cabin and a striking resemblance to Ferrari’s 348, the SW20 attracted enthusiasts who enjoyed taking the road less traveled. To this day, there’s a…

Stillen offers its polyurethane rear diffuser for the 2013-15 Nissan Altima. Designed and manufactured in the United States at Stillen headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, this durable, urethane diffuser is available unpainted or in a matte black painted finish. It comes complete with double-sided trim adhesive, adhesive promoter and screws. Stillen claims its proprietary polyurethane formula to be strong and resilient enough for the manufacturer to offer a limited lifetime warranty on the materials. The Stillen diffuser enhances the Altima’s existing body lines for a subtle yet aggressive appearance. Stillen 866.250.5542 www.stillen.com

No one would argue that the RB26DETT is one of the best inline six-cylinder engines to come out of Japan. Depending on the qualities that you prioritize in an engine, some could make a valid argument that it is even superior to Toyota’s 2JZ-GTE. The engine’s success in motorsports and the records it has set in the tuning world have put it in the upper echelon of performance engines. While it is one of the most expensive engines to build, it does offer some options unavailable in other platforms. In fact, it is the only Japanese performance engine where the…

For many enthusiasts, wheels serve as one of the most important modifications to any car. They can tie together the exact look you want your car to have, while enabling massive handling benefits with wider tires and reducing unsprung weight. Enkei’s latest offering, the Draco, is designed to complete your car’s stylish and sporty look and stand up to the stresses of high-speed driving, in a lightweight package. This V-spoke wheel is intended for modern performance sedans as well as some small SUVs and Crossovers. The Draco is available in 15-inch to 18- inch diameters in anthracite or black machined…

Rally-bred, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive with four doors and seating for five. Whether that’s Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution or Subaru’s WRX STI, the underlying recipe for practicality and performance has brought us a car that can be driven to, on, and from the track. This duality shared by the EVO and STI ultimately made both vehicles very attractive in the eyes of performance enthusiasts who could only have one car. Text by Jun Chen // Photos by Rob Shaw / BackFromLeave Known specifically for its 4G63 performance, Garage G- Force of Aomori, Japan has put together some of the quickest time attack Mitsubishi’s…

Any situation where you can shave weight and increase power on your car is a win/win. Antigravity Batteries aims to improve your car’s electrical capability and reliability with its RS-20 Lithium Car Battery. This Lithium cell battery offers a low weight of 10 pounds while still delivering 1,000 Amps of power. Additionally, the RS-20 features an automatic Low-Voltage Cut-Off that limits over-discharge and protects the battery from damage. Its “RE-START Technology” feature lets the RS-20 enter a “sleep” mode, ensuring that there is always enough power available to start your car even if you leave the lights on or run…

Introducing the Takeda Momentum cold air intake system for the 2016+ Honda Civic 1.5L turbo. Takeda tested the cold air intake and witnessed an improvement of 33-percent additional airflow and an increase of 13 horsepower and 13 lb-ft of torque on a Dynojet dyno. The kit features a unique one-piece CAD-designed roto-molded housing made from heat soak resistant material. The kit’s housing is transparent, allowing you to clearly view the air filter. This allows for quick filter inspection without the removal of the air box. The kit utilizes a pre-oiled, 7.5-inch tall, conical air filter with five layers of progressive…

2000 Honda S2000 Clutch Install Our project Honda S2000 clocks in with 366,000 miles on the odometer, with only two clutch changes in its whole life. As put together plans to bring the car back up to snuff, a new clutch was added to the list. Given that the car will likely see some mild power upgrades and track time in the future, we opted for some more capable hardware, McLeod’s Street Tuner clutch. Scroll down and learn some of the essentials in swapping a clutch on the Honda S2000. Text and Photos by Cameron Parsons A lift isn’t a…

2000 Honda S2000 Polyurethane Bushings Install In Issue #170 of DSPORT Magazine, we upgraded our project 2016 Mazda MX-5 from factory rubber suspension bushings to Energy Suspension’s Hyper-Flex polyurethane bushings. Although the car was new and the stock bushings were in perfect condition, we still discovered significantly improved lap times along with better driving characteristics. These benefits are only exaggerated when upgrading heavily aged cars to polyurethane bushings. Our D’Garage project S2000 had stacked up 366,000 miles on the chassis, still running on the factory rubber. As a result, the car inhibited unwanted driving characteristics and even a level of…

Welding while protecting nearby components from welding splatter just got easier with HP Torch Blanket from Heatshield Products. The HP Torch Blanket provides a flexible, easily deployed thermal barrier to protect components. It is designed to protect even if the torch touches the blanket. It is constructed from Heatshield Products Stealth Felt, making it more durable and longer-lasting than many other welding blankets. Magnets are sewn into the corners to make it easier to hold the HP Torch Blanket in place while welding. HP Torch Blanket is capable of withstanding 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit of continuous heat. It is available in three…

THE UNDERDOG. THE UNDERFUNDED. THE “LIVING ON CREDIT BECAUSE I’M between jobs.” Such is the plight of average Joes everywhere that are bitten by the racing bug. When Daniel O’Donnell was first exposed to time trial competition, he was instantly hooked but his daily-driven EM1 Honda Civic Si and supercharged BMW M3 would require more than he could justify or afford to be a competitive racer. Text and Photos by Richard Fong Gotta Be Different In his quest to stand out from the norm, O’Donnell’s search for a new vehicle had him searching high and low.“I always have to have…

Impact by MasterCraft Safety introduces its latest carbon fiber helmet. Featuring an exclusive wide eye port, Impact’s Carbon Fiber Draft TS offers an exceptional range of front and peripheral vision while providing cooling and fog-free ventilation with integrated crown and chin bar vents. The extended wicker bill captures downward airflow to reduce helmet lifting and buffeting, while Impact’s “Intelligent Gray Matter” liner (a variable-density, single-piece helmet liner) is upholstered with fire retardant soft-knit Nomex for additional comfort. Interchangeable cheek pads offer a customized fit and can be quickly and easily changed out with Impact’s various cheek pads available in a…

While you can always turn up the boost on a forced induction application to mask a poor parts selection, an All-Motor combination relies upon the proper matching of camshafts, header, cylinder head and intake manifold. Among these four components, headers usually represent one of the first upgrades for any All-Motor build. The relative low cost and ease of installation leads to its popularity. When it comes to the Honda B-series engine, the number of header choices is overwhelming. BLOX Racing recently introduced titanium versions of its Hi-Flow and Max-Flo 4-2-1 headers and we decided it was time for a quick…

Adaptronic released its new plug and play Modular Engine Management System for the R32, R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R. The Modular ECU platform allows the user to internally upgrade the hardware by utilizing an expansion slot that enables different functions based on which module is chosen: drive by wire, traction control, lambda controller, EGT or additional outputs. Users can also take advantage of the built-in scope, engine simulator, 32MB of internal logging (30 hours’ worth) and secondary 16MB fault logging. Features also include dual 32-bit 120 MHz processors (3rd with an additional module), accelerometer and rate G sensor, dual 4 bar (40PSI)…

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