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Maximum Strength Whether it is fatigue of the bearing overlay or improper clearances and bearing crush, almost all engine bearing issues require a complete engine teardown. Selecting an engine bearing that can meet the needs of a high-output engine is imperative to both performance and longevity of the engine. To this end, King Engine Bearings engineered its XP line of main and rod bearings. XP Race bearings incorporate King’s proprietary pMAX™ black overlay that it claims is 24-percent stronger than other race bearings. In addition, XP Race bearings benefit from geometric features for better oil flow and a U-groove to…

College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. College scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: For more information, visit the SEMA Automotive Scholarships page here: http://goo.gl/oxkLTj SEMA Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association www.SEMA.org

Super Studs Have you ever gone to remove a nut and had the stud snap right off with it? You aren’t alone. Factory studs often shear due to extreme heat, fatigue, corrosion, rust and a number of other factors. Many engine builders, tuners and sport compact enthusiasts utilize ARP’s “bulk” M8 studs that come in a variety of lengths and are ideal for both intake and exhaust applications. To complement its M8 stud offerings, ARP developed a series of M10 studs that can be employed for a number of tasks. They are available in 48 or 55mm lengths, and sold…

Slow Your Roll Upgraded brake pads can improve the stopping performance of a vehicle, but usually at the expense of disc wear. Many popular high-performance street pads make compromises in terms of drivability as well. To this end, PFC Brakes now offers its CarbonMetallic pads for the 2013+ Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ vehicles (p/n 0929.XX.17.44, 1124.XX.16.44). PFC offers these high performance, race-ready pads in both its 08 and 11 compounds for different duties. The 08 compound gives excellent release and modulation with low abraded disc wear. The 11 compound is a sprint and medium distance friction material that features…

Keep Cool For any full racecar, there’s never such a thing as too much cooling. While some see aftermarket radiators with polished tanks as no more than a flashy upgrade, CSF Radiators recently released its R35 GT-R radiator (p/n CSF7041), designed with purpose. This twin-core heat exchanger features an all-aluminum construction with polished end tanks and an OEM fitment for bolt-in ease. This vertical flow radiator utilizes all of the factory mounting points and hardware and includes an aluminum drain plug. MSRP is $499.00 CSF Radiators (800) 827.1991

Full Flush The best way to avoid cooling issues is to preempt the cause of them. Keeping your radiator free of deposits, build up and contamination helps to ensure that your engine does not suffer from overheating due to a clogged cooling system. Royal Purple’s new Royal Flush cooling system treatment was formulated for just that purpose. Composed of industrial grade cleaning agents first used in large scale heat exchangers, Royal Flush is said to clean the coolant pathways in the engine, radiator and piping by removing oils, accumulated scum, gel, corrosion byproducts and other contaminants. This flush features a…

Thinking Cap For data geeks – Turbosmart’s Wastegate Sensor Caps use an EGR position sensor to “see” into the wastegate, allowing you to log the wastegate valve position and know exactly what it is doing at all times. Available for all Turbosmart wastegate models. Turbosmart USA www.TurbosmartUSA.com

Pan Handler Canton Racing Products’ Honda S2000 oil pan features its diamond-shaped road race baffle, an additional one-quart capacity over stock and two 1/2 NPT ports for oil return and a temp sensor. Canton Racing Products www.CantonRacingProducts.com

Bladed Booster The brand-new Garrett GTX4594R turbocharger features the GTX 11 blade compressor wheel aerodynamics for great response and the ability to create power throughout the power band. Ideal for high-flowing engines such as the Honda K-series. This turbocharger is capable of 1,250hp and upwards. Multiple turbine housing A/R sizes available. Honeywell/Garrett www.TurboByGarrett.com

Boosted Boxer Rods Forged from proprietary 4330M for strength, fully machined and shot-peened for stress relief. These connecting rods include premium silicone bronze bushings for full floating pins and CARR multiphase fasteners. Retains 18-degree split line for easy assembly. CP-Carrillo www.CP-Carrillo.com

The “Street Cyber EVO iX” was featured in DSPORT DVD #19. DSPORT DVD #19 came Free with the July 2011 Issue of DSPORT Magazine

They said it couldn’t be done, so we did it. We built a 1,000+ horsepower B-Series engine. Had we been among the flock of misguided sheep looking to forums religiously, chances are that our engine combination would be very different. Following BAD forum advice would have likely resulted in missing the targeted horsepower goal while experiencing engine failures along the way. Taking a better path, we relied upon the engineering, engine building and engine development knowledge and experience that we have here at DSPORT. Since there is not another automotive publication in the world that has a staff with Champ Car,…

Our Issue #137 BNR34 Skyline cover car hitting the DSPORT dyno. STAYING THE COURSE Ashton Makenzie agrees with the motto above. “I always set my goals high for my project car builds,” he said. “For my current project, I wanted a car to be reliable, even when taking long road trips, while retaining all of the factory amenities. I don’t compromise on items like air conditioning and power steering, and I won’t allow obstacles to change my build path. My ‘ultimate’ streetcar had to look the part, in addition to having the power to back its aggressive appearance.”

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