ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Clutch Cut Wire Install - 1990 DSM
This video was shot as an illustration of the steps that I took to install
a clutch cut wire onto a 1990 DSM. I received a request on this particular
project, so I shot the video to clear up any confusion that still may be
When installing the clutch cut wire, the goal is always the same, make the
ECU see a ground when the clutch pedal is depressed. For 91+ models, a
clutch cut wire was produced by ECMlink. This wire allows users to install
it and maintain the functionality of the cruise control switch while
gaining the added benefit of No Lift To Shift (NLTS). If you own a 90 model
DSM this wire will not work for you.
Just like the ECU, Tach, and other parts of a 90, the cruise control switch
is wired differently than 91+ models. The cruise control switch on a 90 is
switched to a 12v line while 91+ models are switched to a ground. The
programming inside link wants to see a ground, so simply installing the
supplied orange and violet ECMlink wire will not do the trick.
Another drawback to doing this mod on a 90 is that you will loose the
functionality of the cruise control switch. It will no longer disengage the
cruise control when the pedal is depressed!!!! This is not an issue for
some people because they have already deleted the cruise control but for
those of you looking to retain that functionality there is hope. The
process of retaining the function of the switch will not be covered here
and is a lot more involved. You can find those instructions in the 2nd link
Setting up NLTS in ECMlink is exciting, but there are a few things that you
should know. When setting up the limiter, you can not just blindly guess.
You must make a pass (on the drag strip of course) without the mod, banging
through the gears as you normally would. Review the log and see where the
RPM's drop back to during each shift. You want to choose an RPM very close
to this number.
For instance. If you rev the car to 7500 and your shift from 1 to 2 dropped
to 5400 2 to 3 dropped to 5500 and 3 to 4 dropped to 5500 you would want to
set the limiter to 5500 or so. This will closely match the revs between the
flywheel and clutch disk when re-engaging the gears. Ironically, you will
find that the revs drop to about the same spot IF you rev the car to the
same RPM in each gear. Of course, revving the car higher or lower will
result in a different reading.
Learning to use this new feature can be a real learning curve. If you do
not lift your foot completely off the clutch you effectively lower your
redline to your clutch cut limit. If you do not keep your foot 100% on the
throttle NLTS will not work. On the other hand, if you use this mod as it
is intended and you spend the time setting it up the reward will be well
worth the effort.
I hope that this helps you understand the difference between the 90 and 91+
model clutch cut wires.
This page contains a PDF on how to install the clutch cut wire on a 91+
This page contains the methods of installing the wire onto a 90 model.
Off-Road Camper Wars! Ford 4x4 Sportsmobile vs Pace Arrow RV - Dirt Every Day Ep. 18
This week Fred checks out the Sportsmobile 4x4 Ford Van. The Sportsmobile
is great if back country exploring and camping are your favorite pastime.
It is designed for off road use, and has everything and the kitchen sink.
But how does a monster Pace Arrow motorhome compare for off roading? Fred
finds out when they RV in the dirt.
Dirt Every Day appears every other Thursday on the Motor Trend channel.
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World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's
best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's
Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car
Week here on the Motor Trend youtube channel
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(http://www.motortrend.com). We hope you've enjoyed all of this week's
videos and we look forward to rolling out an all-new batch of amazing cars
and amazing videos for you next year for Motor Trend's 2013 Best Driver's
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► Audi's automatic driving for parking
Audi's automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or
cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly
convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it
performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel
parking and parking perpendicular to the street. The system finds a parking
space with ultrasound sensors that scan the roadside in two dimensions
while driving at moderate speed. The system notifies the driver via a
message in the display once the sensors have found a space which is large
If the driver wishes to park in the space, he or she shifts into reverse
and the park assist system takes over the steering. The driver must
accelerate, shift gears, and brake. When parallel parking, the detected
space is large enough if it is about 80 centimeters (2.62 ft) longer than
the vehicle itself. Park assist can perform multi-point parking maneuvers
and also offers support in leaving parallel parking spaces.
Another technology from Audi is the parking system plus with surround view
cameras. Four small cameras -- in the single-frame grille, at the rear and
in the side mirror housings -- record the vehicle's immediate surroundings.
The driver can call up a variety of views on the large onboard monitor,
including a top-down virtual view. On corners or junctions with an
obstructed view, the system can analyze cross-traffic otherwise invisible
to the driver in front of or behind the vehicle.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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4g63 Mighty Max drag race, Kevin Jewer "World's Fastest 4g63 Mighty Max" 11.54 @ 122 mph - NEW Best*
Kevin Jewer finally got some traction and got a new best ET and MPH in his
4g63 Mighty Max. Always improving.
Current Best ET: 11.54
Current Best MPH: 122.85 (see compilation vid)
Now on the 50 trim turbo.
TCI competition TH350 trans
JM Fabrications RWD intake manifold.
Kevin: "Some other details, it weighs 3000 lbs with me in it. TCI
competition TH350 trans. Custom JMF intake and Exhaust manifolds Brent made for me. 2g ECMlink
V3 on speed density. Mid 80s Montero LSD in the stock rear axle. MT ET
Street radials. Pretty standard 2.3 liter eagle/ross motor. FP 4R cams. 45k
miles on the odometer."
New England Dragway
New England DSM
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World's Greatest Drag Race!
With an empty airstrip and eleven of the best driver's cars in the world,
we put on the world's greatest drag race.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy
Directed by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Jim Gleason