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[5 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Carbon Fibre Engine blocks

Composite Castings in the US have developed a new lightweight, carbon fiber composite, four cylinder engine block. This engine block design was developed by Matti Holtzberg, president and founder of Composite Castings. The new block makes use of carbon fiber as the reinforcement for the base epoxy resin. The high performance compound is moulded into the finished engine block profile using Composite Castings proprietary moulding process that features low cost tooling and provides for faster cycle times compared to conventional moulding methods. The new engine blocks are apparently up to …

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[3 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Improving your vehicles downforce

Being a bit of the track day enthusiast I am always looking for new ways to improve on my cars handling and performance. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on down force and aerodynamics.

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[2 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Whats your flavour…

So what is your style of modified car? Are you the drag racing expert or do you prefer to bang your brains out with some of South Africa’s SPL guru’s. Maybe you enjoy a couple of laps around your local racing track or even flicking your car through the corners sideways what ever it maybe, i think we all have some thing in common.. We all like to do it in STYLE!!!!!
Tell us what make gets you all rev’d, it would be great to see what the popular forms of …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Drift Build – Nissan powered Hilux Drift Pickup

In Australia there is a guy by the man of Nigel that is in the process of building and developing a Toyota Hilux Bakkie powered by a Nissan SR20 motor. Over the last 4-6 months I have been following Nigel’s build on his website engineeredtoslide.com which was originally posted on a .blogspot domain. What makes this build completely different to others that you see posted all over the internet is that Nigel has built the drift machine from literally the ground up. He has built his own space frame to …

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[1 Aug 2011 | 22 Comments | ]
Poly bushes now available from AutoModified

After all the response we have received from our blog about the importance of using polyurethane bushes, we found a supplier of Polyurethane bushes in South Africa. Automodified has been appointed one of the local suppliers for their Polyurethane kits. These poly bushes are amazing quality and extremely well priced too.
Benefits of using Poly Bushes
For more precise handling and firmer control on your vehicle, installing polyurethane bushings can make an enormous difference. They help to maintain the right alignment of caster, camber and toe. Polyurethane bushes can be used in …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Remapping your ECU

Most makes and models of cars these days can be remapped, with Diesel and Turbo Diesel models giving the best performance increases, both in the Torque and KW. This gives the car much better response than the usual factory settings. Basically this mean that after the remap your car will perform much better than it originally did. This includes having more power and an increase in fuel efficiency.

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[4 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Audi S5 Typhon – SR Auto Group

This is the super sexy Audi S5 Typhön, a former beauty queen turned dark knight. Underneath the Leios matte black wrap are a tuned ECM; Milltek downpipe and sport exhaust; Reiger Carbon Fiber aero parts on the front and back. The Audi S5 has H&R coilover suspension and ADV 5.1 wheels in 20 inches of complementary matte black which is not always a great mix, but sure looks insane on this little number.

SR have also tinkered with the Audi S5 Typhon’s drivetrain and tried to beef up …

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[15 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
BMW 328i Turbo – Drift car

Another awesome build thread has popped up on the AutoModified Forum. This time it is a drift spec car in the form of a Bmw E36 with a turbo charged 328i motor. Derick bought the car stock standard and over a period of time has turned it into one of Cape Towns finest drifting Bmw’s. The engine has just been rebuilt and a new turbo has been added. You can follow Dericks drift car build here: http://automodified.net/forum/showthread.php?t=190 (please not you have to register to view the images on the forum)