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With more than 10 years of experience, Mishimoto has been providing superior cooling system upgrades for street and track cars. Mishimoto will be providing radiators and oil cooler kits for all of our cars participating in the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS. As we install forced-induction kits and increase boost in the five cars we are testing, proper cooling becomes critical. By equipping all of our 86/FR-S/BRZs with Mishimoto’s cooling products, we ensure the cars are staying cool and safe under our grueling testing on the dyno, street, and the track. Stay tuned as we cover more details about the…

The 2018 DSPORT 86 Forced-Induction Challenge Presented by ENEOS is amongst us. For the fans of superchargers, you’ll be happy to know that Edelbrock will be one of our Forced-Induction participants for the event. The history of the Edelbrock family runs deeply in the early 1900s. Starting from a humble beginning, the company is now one of the iconic names when it comes to the performance industry. Edelbrock will be testing their E-Force supercharger designed for the FA20 application in our challenge. Keep a close eye as we explore if the E-Force kit is the right forced-induction solution for you.

In preparation for the ultimate forced-induction guide for the FR-S/86/BRZ, we would like to introduce one of the team players: Vortech. Founded by Jim Middlebrook, Vortech has been engineering high efficient air management systems for all types of engines since 1990. Vortech has been one of the leaders in centrifugal compressor design technology, with several patents and design awards under their belts. For the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, we will be testing the Vortech complete supercharger kit for the 86/FR-S/BRZ.

In the journey of bringing you the most extensive forced-induction testing for the 86/FR-S/BRZ platforms, we would like to introduce one of the challenge participants: GReddy. GReddy was founded in Japan in 1977. Ever since its inception, GReddy has been a dominant force in the automotive performance industry. Brought to life by racers and motorsports enthusiasts, GReddy is in a constant state of evolution. For their newest addition to their turbocharger family, GReddy collaborated with Garrett to bring you the all-new GTXR Tuner Turbo Kit for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota 86. Stay tuned as we shine more…

86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS Have you ever wondered which forced-induction kit is best for your needs? Are you curious about what kind of power you can gain from the turbochargers and superchargers on the market? Do you care about CARB-legal kits? Do you want to track your FR-S/86/BRZ? Or do you want a forced-induction kit for your street car? We’ve created the FR-S/86/BRZ Challenge Presented by ENEOS to bring you the most extensive forced-induction guide for that application. Forced Induction Testing The FR-S/86/BRZ is becoming more affordable, which makes it a great platform for tuning. Although power can be…

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION HOSTING ANNUAL CAR MEET ON JUNE 16, 2018 Horsham, PA (June 8, 2018) – Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in automotive performance parts distribution, will be hosting its 2nd Annual Car Meet presented by KW Suspensions on June 16, 2018. The event is scheduled to take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at its ultramodern warehouse, located at 3035 Campus Drive, Hatfield, PA. Text & Photos by Turn 14 Following the success of last year’s event, Turn 14 Distribution has partnered with well-known event promoter Canibeat to share their experience and community reach with respect…

Aside from being an active volcano, standing 12,380 feet high as Japan’s tallest mountain, and being visible from all around Tokyo on a clear day; Mount Fuji is also the backdrop to one of the world’s most popular race-tracks: Fuji Speedway. HKS took over Fuji Speedway for their yearly HKS Premium Day event. Make no mistake about it, this event wasn’t about displaying products and trying to make some sales. The 2018 HKS Premium Day was a pure day of racing for the absolute enthusiasts, breaking-records, and giving the fans more than they can imagine. Text by Bassem Girgis //…

For true automotive enthusiasts, the right tool can be the difference between a job well done and complete failure. At Club DSPORT, we use the best machines and tools to build high horsepower engines. Being tremendously picky when it comes to tools resulted in a 100-percent success rate for every single engine that came out of our machine shop. Milwaukee Tool invited us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for their NPS18, where they displayed hundreds of new groundbreaking products. If you’re a tuner, a DIYer, racer, or you just appreciate quality tools, Milwaukee Tool is out to impress you. Text by Bassem…

Subaru Rally Team USA Welcomes Idemitsu Lubricants America  as Technical Partner and Sponsor for 2018 Cherry Hill, N.J., May 11, 2018 – Subaru of America Inc., together with Subaru Rally Team USA technical partner Vermont SportsCar are pleased to announce Idemitsu Lubricants America will be joining the Subaru Rally Team USA as a Technical Partner and sponsor for the 2018 race season.  Idemitsu Lubricants America will be represented by both the stage rally and rallycross programs of Subaru Rally Team USA in 2018 and the team will reveal a special Idemitsu livery on one of their competition cars this summer as…

In celebration of IDRC’s 20th anniversary, DSPORT Magazine’s own R33 GT-R is currently being prepared for some personal record-breaking runs. Project RH8 needs no introduction to the avid DSPORT Magazine readers. Staff Report 2018 Upgrades and Facts: • Bringing back the 2.8-liter instead of the 2.6-liter • 80whp gain from tuning alone • Upgraded electronics that allow for RWD burnouts • 1,270whp on the dyno without nitrous • Testing push nitrous system (100-130whp anticipated gain) • Expected to deliver 1,400whp before Sunday The previous personal best time for Project RH8 was 8.93 seconds in Las Vegas. For this IDRC West…

John Morton may not be a household name, but Nissan’s motorsports heritage is forever linked to him. For decades, the early years of motor racing were dominated by the American and European manufacturers. In the 1960s, Japanese automakers were just getting started and by the end of the decade were permanent fixtures on the grid. In the early ‘70s, race driver John Morton’s efforts with a small team called BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) and Datsun (Nissan) had the perfect combination it needed to win. Japan now had a foundation to build its motorsports legacy. DSPORT Magazine got a chance to…

In 2017, charity organization Lemons of Love gave away a complete, ready-to-race Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car as part of one of their fundraisers. The generous organization is back on it again for 2018, following the same rules of $100 per entry, with proceeds going toward Lemons of Love’s charitable efforts. The non-profit organization provides care packages for cancer patients, complete with gifts and personal care items to bring them comfort. Win a Turn-Key Race Car Would you like to donate to the cause, with the added benefit of being eligible to win one of the most raced platforms in the world? There are less than ten days…

How many icons can you fit in one room? For the Nissan Heritage Museum, squeezing legendary cars in their Tokyo, Japan museum is no issue. On the 2018 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon tour, we were able to stop by the museum and experience the history of the legendary Japanese automaker. Nissan has been one of Japan’s most notable manufacturers for over 80 years, producing some of the most capable cars in the compact performance market. The Nissan Heritage Museum displayed historic cars dating back to 1933. Also on display was the start of the legendary Godzilla, from the very first…

Owners of Toyota’s GT86 can improve the pedal feel, engagement and performance over their stock clutch with McLeod Racing’s latest performance offering. The Mag Force Street Edition clutch system is capable of handling extremely high horsepower engines in street and race vehicles. This clutch system will provide the strength and durability you have come to rely on in all of the McLeod Racing family of products. McLeod Mag Force clutches are the perfect choice for racers looking for a lightweight, high-torque capacity unit. The Mag Force SE features an easy engaging ceramic friction material and a strapped floater design to…

The Tokyo Auto Salon is the mecca for the best and latest Japanese performance vehicles.  The aisles are filled with thousands of modified car enthusiasts along with the most iconic tuning shops in the world. With another DSPORT TAS tour in the books, let’s take a look at some of the best cars at this years Tokyo Auto Salon. Text by Tyler Hirashima // Photos by Tyler Hirashima, Michael Ferrara, Bassem Girgis  and Henry Hoang

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