If you have ever been a part of an automotive forum or a car related Facebook group, you have probably read a horror story of a shop either never finishing the work on someones car, doing poor work to it, or damaging it. It is important that you understand what to do to steer clear of bad shops and what your…
Grab a clean pair of underwear, turn up the volume and watch this insane run up Pikes Peak by Victor Kuhns in a Subaru Impreza (GC8)!
Hey guys, Josh here. I’m considering an inexpensive car for a daily driver so I can put the Skyline GTR in the garage. I was originally thinking of something like another E46 M3 but after driving Seanny Ice’s (RFD’s resident master technician and oh-so-valuable asset) 2005(?) Corolla S around for the last few days I’m…
I have a confession to make. I have done the cardinal sin and started a relationship with someone who looks exactly like one of my ex’s. Hell, I am even trying to make her exactly like my ex but better. I feel like I learned a lot during my painful and costly previous relationship and that I can do it right this…
We recently took a BMW M2 with performance options to Dominion Raceway in Virginia for a few private laps and weren’t disappointed.
I think that we can all admit that the aftermarket car industry is in a perpetual state of change. It evolves as the industry and tastes change and that has been a lot over the past two decades. But what does this mean to those folks that are at the tip of the spear? The small shop owner.
Josh just installed 1050cc injectors into his R32 GTR to go along with a new Haltech ECU. It’s getting tuned by Matt at Shue Tuning in Ashland, VA. It previously made 400/330 whp at 18 PSI on 93 octane with the HKS FCON tune as it came from Japan, on an AWD Dyno Dynamics dyno.
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Follow historic Rt 16 up from Conway, New Hampshire, and take a left at the 302 intersection. Past the fairy tale themed amusement park Story Land and continue north on RT16. The two lane road twists its way out of the resort town of Jackson and up into the White Mountain National Forest. Suddenly the landscape…
Geppetto looked at his Fiesta ST and said, “I wish you were a real race car.”
One of the most overlooked modifications to any performance vehicle is the ECU tune. By tuning the vehicle, signals sent from the computer are adjusted in real-time to optimize engine performance. A custom tune can enhance your car in ways you probably didn’t think. Video at the end.
Josh gets his hands on a BMW M2 and a race track. Oh, what to do... (besides subscribe!)
Whats that? We have a Toyota Prius press car? Right Foot Down?! Sacrilege!
The good, the bad, and the expensive.
We’re sad to announce that Josh sold the E92 M3 this morning. It was a time of mixed emotion. This M3 received a lot of love over the last year and was hands down one of, if not the most mechanically sound E92 M3 available on the maret for under $40k.
Don’t worry, it’s not a Doug Demuro video. Our own Michael Thompson spends time in an E39 BMW M5 and explains why he thinks it’s worth every penny of $20,000 and then some.
The most recent addition to the RightFootDown garage is Will’s manual transmission IS300. With only 5% of the IS300's coming to our shore with 3 pedals, it’s kind of rare.
Josh (@JoshTaylorUSA) here. GTR update time! I’ve owned my R32 Skyline GTR for less than 2 weeks. The first 5 days were emotional highs. On day 1 we put it up on the lift at IM Autohaus to see what we were working with. Will joined us and begged us for a ride home and I got cozy with the R32 GTR’s ample rear leg room.
Many people will ask why spend so much money on something so old. They’ll tell me how I could have bought such and such car for that money and how it would spank the R32 GTR up and down according to the spec sheet. I could disagree with them. But first, a history lesson for those who don’t understand the Nissan…
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio made landfall earlier this year and and has laid waste to all competitors in it’s class. It’s a lightweight (sort of) sport sedan packing a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 producing 505 horsepower and sends all 443 lbs ft of torque through a ZF 8-speed automatic to the rear wheels. The Alfa…