Aftermarket Exhausts

From our friends at the SEMA Action Network A substitute bill to ban the use of most aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in the Utah Legislature and passed by the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill now moves to the floor of the Senate for a vote by all members. Under the substitute bill, all vehicles must be equipped with an exhaust system that is 'installed by the original manufacturer of the vehicle and is not modified or meets specifications equivalent to the muffler...

Alpine Spx17pr0 Component Speakers

Alpine's top-of-the-line Type-X Pro Series component speaker systems were built from the ground up to deliver uncompromised sound guality using advanced technologies and exotic materials often found in high-end home audio speakers. The woofer's hybrid glass fiber cone uses a unigue cross-ribbed design that increases stiffness and controls resonance, contributing to the speaker's exceptional clarity. A natural butyl rubber surround provides a solid suspension for the woofer cone, while the cast...

Blackberry Presenter

Giving PowerPoint presentations is painful enough without having to worry about how the hell to screen them. And while it can't alleviate public speaking anxieties, yon accessory (designed to work with BlackBerry smartphones) at least makes controlling and displaying slides a snap. Just connect your mobile handset via Bluetooth, attach the widget to a projector or monitor, and voil . You can set automatically timed slide transitions, freeze images while lecturing, and even preserve most...

Bseries Killer

I'm building my first Honda D16A6 motor and was advised to sleeve the block, port and polish the head, and buy a turbo setup to be able to decimate any B-series car on the street. What is the maximum bore size the D16 block can handle, and do you have any suggestion on which parts to use when beefing up the internals I don't want to spend a bunch of money on expensive internals, but my goal is to make 300 hp with a turbocharger. -Henry Pendley Shawnee, OK Three hundred horsepower can be...

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Damn It These Are Dope

01 Like the Doublemint twins, here's a two-for-one deal we can really get behind. Imagine a tablet PC (read touchscreen notebook you can scribble on like a pad of paper) that can also double as a fully-featured 11.6-inch laptop. Sounds crazy, but this curious hybrid works as a l.G-pound, Linux-powered handheld slate on its own, yet functions as a 3.71b Intel Core 2 Duo system running Windows 7 when docked. The only downside the Pad. www.lenovo.com 999 Never mind that there are sixty million...

Dirlup The Shine

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Dream

A genuine JDM Silvia, loaded to the brim with high-quality parts. And that's not even why we like it We're gonna let you in on a little secret The car spread out before you almost didn't make it as a feature vehicle in Import Tuner. Let's face it mildly modified 240SXs are a dime a dozen these days to most, an inexpensive beater car that can be built and driven for cheap, and all but thrown away when drifting practice goes wrong. They are the RWD Civic, with resale values so low you could total...

Engineering

In SoCal news, SP Engineering threw another one of its We're still one of the bad-dest shops in the country meets, by inviting nearly a hundred Supras out to their City of Industry, CA, headquarters. Basically, we wanted to say thanks to all the Supra owners who have supported us since the beginning and continue to do so, explained SP big boss Alex Shen. We had free food (Kogi ), drinks, music, etc. it was the least we could do. Supras of all years could be seen, with 5M- to 2JZ-stamped...

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Family Dispute

I am looking into buying a 2000 Skyline GT (not GT-R) and was wondering if this vehicle is a worthwhile platform that's able to hang with the almighty GT-R after a few modifications. The car has an RB25DET with only 62,000 miles. Do you think it's worth the time, money, and effort to purchase as a daily driver and occasional track warrior I am only looking to make around 450 whp and don't plan to chase down high-end sports cars, but I need a car that's able to spank the new Mustang my mom...

Fixing What You Broke

Looking at the photo to the right you may be wondering why Cosworth product planner. Sierra Sierra Enterprises tech, and all-around import tuning guru Eric Hsu is measuring an AN fitting with a digital caliper. He's not. When a reader sent that fitting to Eric this month, asking why it wouldn't fit in place of valve stem caps on his '87 Corsica. Eric demanded we snap a pic of him single-handedly crushing it with said calipers, to demonstrate what he's gonna do to the next kid who asks a stupid...

Found On Rally Dead

Does anyone else think Ken Block is an idiot I cannot believe he switched from Subaru to Ford Subaru makes the best rally cars, hands down, period. Not only that, but Subie has stood by Ken's side all the way X Games, his gymkhana videos, Rally America the whole nine. And now I hear his Pee-esta broke halfway through its first rally. WTF Smart move, Ken. Way to think it through. -Andrew McDonnell via importtuner.com Well, we gotta hand it to you, John Gorman's All-Trac is definitely quality....

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Fuel The Passion

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Garrett Gtxr Turbochargers

Garrett unveils a new era of turbochargers with the release of the GTX-R series, featuring all-new compressor wheels with state-of-the-art aerodynamics to deliver optimal performance. Garrett GTX-R turbos provide a 10-percent improvement in flow and boost pressure ratios compared to their GT-series compressor wheels, by using 11 forged, fully machined, billet blades per wheel for improved efficiency and ultra-guiet operation. Garrett Performance 310.530.1981 www.turbobygarrett.com 02 '04-'05...

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Heatshield Gaskets

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Heritage Car Collection

Inside the Nissan Heritage Car Collection (part i of z) JUNE20IO ISSUE 135 IMPORT'TUNER MAGAZINE A cross between an automotive museum, Barrett Car Show, Antiques Roadshow, and history lesson, my experience inside the Nissan Heritage Car Collection was both profound and spiritual in the most exclusive way. The thing with Zama (as it's often referred to) is that it's not open to the public. While the cars are all pristinely showroom maintained (and supposedly all in running condition), it's not...

Hooking Up With Us

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Hunting For Leaks

It's safe to say that the older an engine gets, the more problems occur. Higher-mileage engines are prone to developing a high idle, often associated with vacuum leaks. Before pulling into your local repair shop, take a few moments to visually search for any dislodged vacuum hose or cracks in any of the rubber lines. If your hunt comes up inconclusive, a quick and easy trick is to spray brake cleaner or starting fluid around vacuum lines and manifold gaskets if the idle changes or drops...

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Intercooler

With our larger turbo in place, we were eager to turn up the boost and make more power, but before doing so, had to counteract the elevated charge temperatures resulting from increased pressure a situation our factory intercooler wouldn't be able to handle. We placed a call to AMS Performance in Chicago, IL, and purchased their upgraded, direct-replacement, 20x12.4x3.5-inch, bar-and-plate intercooler kit AMS has been selling their popular intercooler kit for years, but recentty made a...

Interview By Carter Jung Photos By Carter Jung

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CAN HELMHOLTZ RESONANCE BE k UTILIZED TO MAKE MORE POWER Having taken a break from busting fuel treatments to find that the G-Tech is surprisingly accurate (April, 10), and settle the lightweight flywheels torgue debate (May, '10), you can imagine how sadistically happy we were when we caught wind of these products from Motordyne ART (Advanced Resonance Tuning) test pipes and resonated Shockwave V2 exhaust, designed to increase power over traditional aftermarket alternatives by using chambers...

Kicker Compvx Subwoofer

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Longshots

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Lose Connection

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Mothers

As car shows goes, I'm like the son of a candy shop owner. Some days I'll crave the occasional Snickers or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but having grown up around it all my life, you've got to come up with some pretty sweet candy to think I'll take notice. I still go to car shows regularly, but these days it's more to see how my fellow car guy (and gal) friends are doing than to see what they're building chances are it's but a mildly tweaked version of something I saw at the last show. Except if...

Off With Your Herd

Oh sprinkler head, how do we despise thee Let us count the ways. For starters, what's up with the 5 a.m. wake-up calls Secondly, you're not very good at what you do. Your job is to water the grass and flowers, not the street, genius. Seriously, what exactly do you expect to grow when you water our cars Nothing but hard water spots, and hard feelings. But go ahead, keep it up. Just know we've got a size 12 steel-toe boot with your name on it. Try to run. You have no legs. Stupid sprinkler.

Part

TWIN-SCROLL TURBO, INTERCOOLER AND CLUTCH he assembly of our 2.4L MIVEC engine is now com- a plete. In our last installment, we focused on the cylin- r der head and induction system of our 4G64-based, E85-fueled engine. To recap the previous installment, we increased our cylinder head flow significantly with a custom port job, while installing Kelford 272-degree cams, Ferrea valve springs, an AMS Fli intake manifold, and a Mil-spec 65mm throttle body. With the engine...

Photos By Henry Z Dekuyper And Luke Munnell Cover Feature

Before we begin this month's automotive duel, we should admit a bias We like the 370Z better. By the numbers, it's better than its predecessor in every regard. Output is up 26 hp and 2 Ib-ft of torque, with more of everything throughout the entire rev range curb weight is down by 61 pounds. The 370 is 0.6 inches lower, 2.6 inches shorter, 1.3 inches wider, has a tighter turning radius, yet has more leg-, hip-, head- and shoulder room than the 350. Fuel efficiency has increased NVH has...

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Professional Drifter

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Quickshifter

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Quote

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Revenge Of The Nerds

After reading Going Postal in the April '10 2NR, I'm a little upset that you guys turned down the chance to print a feature of a Celica. I just wanted to let you know that CelicaTech.com is fully prepared to show you our love for these cars, and we have a slew of high-quality models for you to pick from, like the Atlanta-based Celica here -Christopher Thomas Newnan, GA

Riding Shotgun With The Editors

When we mounted Ark R8 wheels on our Mitsu, what we failed to mention, quite deliberately, is how we committed the ultimate automotive faux pas swapping rims prior to lowering. It wasn't completely our fault, however. At the time, no one had a proper set of coilovers for the '09 Lancer Ralliart But after some pleading and a dozen or so tacos. Philip and Taki at Tein agreed to develop a set of their Flex suspension on the car. Now. thanks to Tein, our project vehicle no longer looks ready to...

Right Tools For The

When (t comes to wrenching on your pride and joy, owning the best mechanic's tool set money can buy should come as a no-brainer. But can you really afford them Snap-on, Mateo, Craftsman, Cornwell, Mac, Husky, Kobalt, Cooper, Armstrong, Proto, and Blackhawk are some of the best brands on the market today. These manufacturers are known to have outstanding warranties an important feature for any tool if you've ever broken ratchets or sockets in the past. Some tools are easier to claim through...

Scosche Ipfmrds Ipod Interface

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Secretaudio Sst Audio System

Pioneer's new AVIC-X920BT head unit integrates navigation capabilities as well as ground-breaking features, including a revolutionary 3D touch slide interface and Pioneer MusicSphere, which analyzes an entire music library and creates specialized playlists based on attributes such as genre, rhythm pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year the song was published, and or date it was added to the device. Moving toward a more friendly environment, the X920BT also features an ECO Graph which provides...

Ss P411

Building on the success of the 310 Bluebird, the Datsun 410 or second Bluebird launched in September, 1963. The following March saw an SU-carbureted, 62ps 1200SS (Sports Sedan) with dual exhausts, which evolved in the 1300SS in May, 1965, with 80 ps. This 1300SS conguered the 14th East African Safari Rally of 1966, winning the sub-l,300cc class, making it the first Japanese car to do so. The successor to the R380-II, the 20 R381, known as the Monster Bird (thanks to its yellow rear spoiler with...

Subie Does Us Dirty

They make one of the best street cars probably ever (the STI, of course) used it to destroy WRC competition and introduce rally to X Games set back-to-back vehicle long-jump records re-wrote gymkhana and now they pull out of the WRC and let go of one of their most marketable drivers. Where's the sense in that Here's to hoping they get their heads on straight and don't let the STI get fat and lazy in its old age. -Devin Wilshire Potomac, Ml

Super Silhouette

If these '80s era Nissans look Boso, it's because they are as gangster as it gets. A part of the Fuji Grand Championship Series from 1979 to 1983 (based on FIA Group 5 regulations), there were few restrictions to the type of modifications performed on Super Silhouette machines. The engine block had to be a production unit, the chassis had to have the silhouette of the original and that was about it. Thanks to the lax rules, the cars had engineering on par with Formula builds. In fact, famously,...

Super Silhouette Kdr30

Arguably the most famous of the Super Silhouettes, this Skyline also featured the 570ps LZ20B and hardcore engineering as the Bluebird and Silvia. Piloted by M. Hasemi, the Skyline made its debut in May of 1982, winning two races that year and five in 1983. It weighed in at 1,005 kg five kg more than the Bluebird and 45 less than the Silvia. Look for the next excursion into the Zama museum, where we go into Nissan's exploits in JGTC Super GT, the history of the Skyline, and the mid-engine...

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Testing The Falken Azenis Rt615k

With the build-off between 2NRs 370Z and Dai Costa's GT-Channel 350Z being a competition among street-class cars and considering each side's penchant for speed one serious competition street radial spec tire was left in our consideration Falken's Azenis RT-615, proven by years of Formula D drifting competition and miles of street use. The only problem was that Falken discontinued it, in favor of the new and improved RT-615 wait for it K. To steal a line from Garth Algar, we fear change. Would...

Timing Dilemma

I own an '89 240SX with the stock KA24E that I am reassembling with a rebuilt cylinder head. My issue is that the cam seems to be on top dead center (TDC), but shows zero degrees according to the cam gear marks. However, when I set the block to TDC and place the head on, the number-four piston contacts the exhaust valves. I've researched this problem and talked to plenty of mechanics, but can't seem to figure out WTF is going on. I hope you can point me in the right direction. -Alexander Reed...

True Horsepower

What kind of power can the stock internals of an '03 Nissan 350Z engine handle I'm looking into forced induction and would like to keep the stock internals, if possible. Is there a turbo kit you would prefer, and can you recommend a good tuner near Chicago -Chad Sweitzer Shannon, IL There are two types of stock internal horsepower ratings. One is based in reality and the other is what you see in some dumb-ass post on the forums. The lamest is when a forum member posts a thread with some...

Try New Gel Wax Free

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Turbo Vs Super

With our Greddy twin-turbocharged 370Z outputting 136.4 whp more than Dai's HKS GT-supercharged 350Z, comparing the forced induction options of each seems like an apples-to-oranges comparison at first glance. But the torque differences only 37.4 Ib-ft in our favor tells there's more to be considered. In the spirit of competition, Greddy USA sent over dyno data generated when tuning their 350Z bolt-on turbo kit at low boost on a test car, comparable to Dai's 350Z outfitted with the HKS GT...

Twin Wastegates And Blowoff Valve

To control the pressure on both sides of our turbo system, we turned to Synapse Engineering for their wastegates and blow-off valve. Their products are unique in that they use a fast-acting piston actuator that is sealed by O-rings, in place of a conventional diaphragm. Twin 50mm wastegates attach via V-band clamps and vent excess exhaust from both sides of our twin-scroll manifold, while the Synapse blow-off valve mounts to our AMS intercooler pipe kit via a standard Tial 50mm flange. Both...

Uti Is The Answer

At UTI, you can train to become an entry-level automotive technician in about a year. You'll get hands-on training on a wide range of vehicles and automotive technologies, and gain the knowledge you'll need for a successful career. In fact, many employers recruit our students on campus for immediate employment after graduation.

Yokohama

Slight advantage over the next guy, but present little practical benefit to street driving where slick-clad, highspeed cornering takes a back seat to dodging potholes, staying out of cuffs, and not cracking your skull on chromoly steel when you slam the brakes. Still, with a few small tweaks, we're betting Sho's car could ride the ACK cars bumper for the better part of a time-attack session, and still drive home afterward. Back In January of 09, 2NR released what became affectionately known...

Z

The black roadster on these pages began life as Dai's first call was to Costa Gialamas, crew chief for Dai's and Rhys a Nissan press car, modified by GT Channel for Millen's Formula D efforts from '07-'09, including their First Second the sole purpose of being displayed at the 2007 finish at the '09 Red Bull Drifting World Championships, and Rhys SEMA show. And except for the miscellaneous press Millen's '01-'03 rally racing and Pike's Peak international Hill Climb function thereafter, it sat...

Z Track Test

The first problem we noticed, laughs Costa, was that the 350 would experience fuel starvation at any less than a 70-percent-full tank. Back on their game, the crew began the process of dialing in the car one or two laps out followed by pit stops for adjustments. Tire pressure was monitored and adjusted, brake and engine temps were logged, and tweaks to various parts of the suspension were made to find each one's sweet spot. Once we got the car running strong, the brakes started acting up, notes...

Lean On It

1 own a '00 Celica with basic bolt-ons that include an intake, header, and exhaust. The car has 125,000 miles and has been flashing a lean cylinder bank 1 check-engine light (CEL). My friends and I sprayed soapy water around the engine while running to see if there's a vacuum leak, but the results were inconclusive. The engine doesn't stall, but I'm beginning to suspect the problem lies with a faulty 02 sensor or a bad catalytic converter. I figured I would ask the pros before buying any...

Good Exposure

Art Director Davis may have left the Import Tuner building for greener freelance pastures (at least, he hopes), but don't think that means Longshots will be going anywhere. Think your automotive photog skills are on par with the best Probably not, but all the same, we'd love to see them. Send guality photos of badass cars to longshots importtuner.com and keep your ThumbDrives crossed. www.journal-plaza.net & www.freedowns.net

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Super Silhouette Ks910

Weighing in at 1,000 kg, the KS910 Bluebird put down 570 ps more power than F1 cars by way of an Air Research turbo bolted to a built DOHC 2,082cc LZ20B four-cylinder engine. Equipped with a Doug Nash five-speed transmission and hefty 16xll-inch rims up front and 19xl5-inchers in the rear 290-series front tires 350 rear , H. Yanagida drove the widebody Bluebird to two championship titles 1980 and 1982 , winning three of the four 1983 Fuji GC series rounds and the Tsukuba event.

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Undisclosed hangar. This is our latest collaboration with Cartel Customs. Based on the Release Series 6.0 xB, this project car is loaded with TRD performance parts to satisfy any enthusiast. Visit your local Scion dealership or scion.com to start your very own xB project car. These race-inspired shocks enhance your xB's performance by helping to provide a firm, well-managed ride without excessive harshness.