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“3 Minute Fire”- Cody Loveland revisits Pikes Peak 2013 Crash with FabricationLife

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We have seen his video all over the net, but what you didn’t see is the behind-the-scenes aftermath of Cody “LOVEFAB” Loveland’s fiery collision at Pikes Peak.  Just put yourself in the drivers seat on this wild ride.  It was a brief ride, but extremely dangerous with a vicious crash. This could have been deadly had it not been for top notch safety equipment.  That, and proper chassis fabrication, is the only reason this was not a fatal ride that day in Cody’s used-to-be NSX, now coined Enviate.

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Chris Jeanneret: FD Round 1-2-3 Update.

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Here is a full recap on the 1st 1/4 of the season for Vibrant’s Chris Jeanneret.   1st, before you read, grab some popcorn!  Now, as you may know the beginning of this season has not exactly been working in Chris’ favor, or has it? This guy is as tough as nails when it comes to his efforts, and his team is right there behind him, anticipating a new set of challenges with each round.  You could not be in the pits with a nicer, more determined guy.

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Chris Jeanneret’s Vibrant Performance FD s2000 first test runs!

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A Honda in Formula Drift? Blasphemy says some, but this is something that has been anxiously anticipated by the masses, including us here at Vibrant Performance and Fabrication Life. Chris is not the 1st Honda to compete in FD, but there is a ton of fabrication and development that has been poured into this car. We cannot wait to see it on track this weekend at Formula Drift Round 2: ATL. Click here and watch Chris start to figure out the feel of the car…

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Jeanneret goes behind the scenes of the Vibrant Performance S2000

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Chris explains in this awesome video by Import Meet and RKFilms the thought and process behind his S2000, why he chose it, and his power goals. He also gives you a look behind the scenes inside SpeedFactory. Click here to see more! Continue reading

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PumpKing starts rebuild, shoots for more HP.

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Mr. George’s Z06 caught fire at TX2k14 (seen on our last PumpKing introduction HERE!), blowing out the candles on the party for the Orange blur most videos showed coming around the competition. While it looked like lights out for a while for the player we caught wind that the next day William was already on the phone ordering and the car was already getting stripped and prepped for rebuild.  Continue reading

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Sedrick aka FastGuy builds SFWD Civic

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Let us start by saying we will call him FastGuy. So remember Sedrick=FastGuy. Aka Straight Outta Brooklyn. 

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Now that we have got that out of the way, let us introduce to you one of the most outspoken people we get to deal with. Blowing phones up at 2am, running around to get parts like a mad man looking to finish the car, and keeping the photos flowing, FastGuy Racing simply put is madness. To recap a little, Sed had a All Motor build that started up and went well. He hit the wall with that chassis.

Build #1 All Motor K breakout. Not that this car did a ton, but it was the start for Sed.

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One week later we had build #2. After that crash into the wall on Sunday, the following week this car was together and ready to run! This build went faster, more parts, more money, and then…. BOOM! Dropped a valve, it was a wrap on that build.

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Build #3. FastGuy Racing decides to step up from the All Motor class to Sport Front Wheel Drive.

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Known as SFWD, this class is strictly for bad asses these days. This class is made to still have the appearance of a street car. Hell, in some states, it could be! Key points include:

    • Limited to 72mm Turbochargers/2,400lb weight, 67mm Turbochargers/2,200lb weight
    • Air to Air intercoolers only
    • Max tire 25×9
    • Full Original Chassis
    • Full Glass
    • No Sumps
    • Electric fuel pumps only
    • No 1-piece front ends
    • Must have 1 headlamp
    • Stock style suspension only
    • Interior from front seats forward is required (passenger seat and rear seats are allowed to be removed)

It also is found explained by Aaron Bonk here on HondaTuningMagazine.com.

 

Here is the video build up of FastGuy’s new SFWD Civic

Here is another look into FastGuy’s build from a different prospective. These feature some language (NSFW), but you shouldn’t be watching while you are working anyways! Who does that?!!>?? :)

So for this build up to Honda Day, FastGuy has been on a complete tear to get this car finished up, on the Dyno, and ready for competition. Will the car race at Honda Day? We cannot say for sure yet  but the mad dash to finish up in time is definately going on. This guy have probably burnt hundreds of dollars this week alone trying to run around for last minute parts. We do not want the bill for that!

 

Here is a mod list for this SFWD coupe:

  • K20a2 long block
  • AP2 s2000 crank
  • InlinePro rods (Custom specs)
  • CP flat top pistons
  • Webb cams (Custom grind single lobe)
  • AEBS sleeves
  • Ferrera valve train
  • 4piston 153 ported head
  • Source Racing front end
  • Shaved engine bay (done by STS auto design)
  • Strange suspension
  • Nrgtech front subframe
  • DSS PRO level axles
  • SheepeyBuilt side winder manifold
  • Single 60mm Tial waste gate
  • Precision PTE 7285 SFWD legal T4 turbo
  • Garrett 12x24x4.5 intercooler core (Custom end tanks by Full Time Fab)
  • and more…

 

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We will keep you updated on FastGuy’s progress throughout the year and hopefully bring you video after video of mid 8-second passes over and over! Til next time….

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Ultimate Callout Challenge – Turbo Diesel Competition
Ultimate Callout Challenge – Turbo Diesel Competition
February 5, 2016

If you haven’t heard, you probably aren’t in their league…the…

2015 PRI Show – Highlights
2015 PRI Show – Highlights
December 23, 2015

The Fabricationlife team witnessed this year’s crazy busy SEMA show…

2015 World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic
2015 World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic
December 7, 2015

On the first weekend of November 2015, the Vibrant team…

Update: Aaron Weir’s RWD CRX Build
Update: Aaron Weir’s RWD CRX Build
September 1, 2015

Race to the Ontario1500 With the upcoming event only weeks…

FormulaD Orlando June 4-6 2015
FormulaD Orlando June 4-6 2015
June 16, 2015

The FabricationLife media team got out to experience the recent FormulaD…

SEMA 2014 – Vibrant Coverage
SEMA 2014 – Vibrant Coverage
November 11, 2014

Fall Nationals Prep: Chris Miller Racing/Prayoonto Racing Interview
Fall Nationals Prep: Chris Miller Racing/Prayoonto Racing Interview
September 24, 2014

Behind the scenes of one of the busiest teams in…

Man takes you inside Volcano with GoPro!
Man takes you inside Volcano with GoPro!
September 7, 2014

Standing at the base of a Volcano in a mix…

Super Strong Line-X Coating Put to Test
Super Strong Line-X Coating Put to Test
August 27, 2014

How strong would you think LineX would add to the…

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Vibrant Performance joins Chris Jeanneret Racing as title sponsor for Formula Drift 2014!

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VIBRANT PERFORMANCE IS THE NEW TITLE SPONSOR FOR Chris Jeanneret Racing

 

Tacoma, WA – Vibrant Performance is happy to announce it’s continued partnership with SpeedFactory Racing by announcing their title sponsorship of Chris Jeanneret’s Formula DRIFT Honda S2000. Vibrant Performance has been the fabrication component of choice for the industry and their commitment to SpeedFactory Racing shows their devotion to the racing community. Continue reading

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SpeedFactory Vibrant Racing Civic Coupe Build: Part 2

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Part 2 of this video series by SpeedFactory Racing shows the fabrication process of the 1000whp custom spec intercooler, using 2 Vibrant cores, custom endtanks, and Vanjen Clamps. You will also see the mock up of the intercooler piping. Ricky welds a clamp to the mouth of the Throttle Body, and preps for engine install.
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SpeedFactory Vibrant Racing Civic Coupe Build: Part 1

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Part one of this video shows you the beginning steps in what will be a small video series dedicated to the Vibrant Performance Civic build. Watch as Ricky at SpeedFactory Racing shows the parts he will use, as well as the Turbo Manifold and Exhaust Downpipe production.

 

Enjoy!

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