Track Test: TOYOTA CAMRY NASCAR EDITION
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bmuhfn8 When you want to draw strong connections between your NASCAR efforts and your street cars, there's no better way to do it than to build a show stopping custom. And when you're a company like Toyota, the end result is a stunning Camry that packs NASCAR-levels of horsepower in a gorgeous 2-door coupe body. Built in cooperation with TRD, the experts here at RK Motors drew on some pretty impressive fabrication skills to create the Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition you see here. Similarities to the full-race Camry you see racing on the big ovals every Sunday are not mere coincidence. The exterior shell of the vehicle is a custom 2010 Camry two-door coupe, fabricated entirely in steel by RK Motors' Charlotte expert metalsmiths. Using the body as a canvas, we installed several racecar features including a custom NASCAR-inspired body kit, Toyota grill, carbon fiber brake ducts with fog lights, and TRD emblems. Other trick details include the NASCAR-style side Exhaust system, carbon fiber rear-view mirrors, and that faired-in deck lid spoiler. The paint job is a show-quality two-tone that emphasizes the car's muscular shape. Underneath the exterior shell lives a powerful TRD NASCAR V8 engine that displaces 358 cubic inches and delivers a cackling 680 horsepower. And yes, before you ask, the engine is fuel injected, not carbureted, and uses distributorless ignition to light the fires. Making it street friendly meant adding A/C, power steering, and a reliable serpentine belt system, which makes this car as comfortable as a stock Camry in the day-to-day grind. Looking at the detailing throughout the under hood area, it's awfully hard to remember that this is a hand-built car, not something off a production line. The engine is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with a Ram dual-disc street clutch. With a deep overdrive, the potent engine is capable of pushing the slippery shape of the street car deep into NASCAR territory. Shocks are single-adjustable race pieces with coil-overs. The high performance of the NASCAR Camry can be heard through a custom three-inch Exhaust with X-pipe, Thrush mufflers, Quicktime performance cut out, custom side Exhaust tips and high temperature turbo Black coating. The car sits on 20-inch TSW Jarama wheels wearing Michelin Pilot tires. Inside, The NASCAR Camry is far more luxurious and comfortable than its NASCAR relatives, and includes such niceties as a full-sized rear seat. The two-tone leather ties in with the exterior paint scheme, and shows no signs of wear. The dashboard and steering wheel are production pieces, while a billet shifter and SPEK gauges by Proparts mounted above the center stack give it a high-performance look. Comfort is enhanced with air conditioning provided by Vintage Air, and for added safety a four-point roll cage was installed. Other details that give it an OEM feel are little details like the trunk and fuel door release on the floor, the overhead lighting, and power windows and locks. A Pioneer DVE receiver with navigation was selected, while Boston Acoustics supplied the amps and speakers. Together, these components are able to counter the throaty sound of the engine and deliver crisp, clear performance that you'll have to hear to believe. The Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition is fast, comfortable, and fully sorted, with a ton of easily recognized DNA running through its veins. It showcases both RK Motors' design/build capabilities and Toyota's significant commitment to success in NASCAR. Look for it in the TRD display at many of the major auto shows during 2011.
Exhaust Bolt On For 2007 Camry V6 Prototype v3
This Exhaust is for sale through group-buy at the below link: http://www.dxhid.com/groupbuyprogram.htm This is the DistantXtremes Prototype V3 bolt on axle back Exhaust. Direct bolt on. Go from stock to this in 5 min. Then back to stock when ever you want. Creates an aggressive deep throaty sound unheard of anywhere else. Axle back so you can. Change this Exhaust in your drive way...dont even have to lift if off the ground. The Camry in the video sits 4" off the ground and we replaced the Exhaust without even lifting it off the ground. Easy direct bolt on. Custom made each order. Cheaper then all other Exhaust systems for the Camry / Avalon / Lexus es350 and sounds so much better with an aggressive deep rumble. Its a muffler delete setup but with the factory resonators the tone is deep and stays within the legal decibel limit. FITS: 05-2011 V6 Toyota Avalon 07-2011 V6 Toyota Camry 06-2011 V6 Lexus ES350
Electric SuperChargers Mythbusted
Will you make power with an eBay Supercharger? In this episode Marty and Moog install a system to see if the claims on the box actually turn into real world power. But they need a new car to work on and only have $100 to spend... For discussion, and a thorough technical article by Jenga, check out this link on the Mighty Car Mods Forum: http://forums.mightycarmods.com/showthread.php?16503-*New-Episode-ELECTRIC- SuperchargerS-Mythbusted&p=280845#post280845 You can grab your own MCM gear including Tshirts, hoodies, stickers, music, DVD's and magazine all at the MCM shop with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. Go have a look: http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/all Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.