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Fall Nationals Prep: Chris Miller Racing/Prayoonto Racing Interview

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Chris Miller is all over YouTube. If you search Chris Miller and see any of his old racing videos in the Orange Camo Hatchback you will see why his opinion is a big deal. He is one of the most known names in Import Drag Racing and a pioneer for going fast in both Outlaw and also Sport Front Wheel Drive SFWD. So we interviewed over 10 drivers, Chris is one of them. Here’s what he had to say… Continue reading

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Octavio’s 801whp stock-sleeve Civic from KMOD.

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Octavio’s Civic is not hardly a Civic, anymore….

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You are not reading wrong. 801hp on stock cylinder sleeves in Octavio’s K-series Civic. The power number and in general, the graph are amazing all the way across the board. Look at that Air Fuel! This thing is nuts. And while possibly a ticking time bomb, as everything eventually can blow up, we are proud to see people push the bar with numbers to truly test the walls of these blocks and the action. Do we have the balls to do it, possibly not, but it is a fun thing to watch for anyone who is a fan of making power and pushing limits to the maximum! 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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Honda Tuning Magazine’s Project DB2

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Honda Tuning Magazine always details a project car in house for their tech articles and for 2014 they have rolled out Project DB2, a 1992 Acura Integra GSR for assembly. The 92-93 GSR is unique to the Honda/Acura lineup because it is the 1st vehicle stateside to house a Dual Overhead Cam (Dohc) Vtec engine. The 1.7 liter which was in the GSR was exclusive to North America, along with a few other parts of the car, making it a classic among enthusiast. Matt Rodriquez, Editor, was excited to jump into this project. Vibrant Performance was proud to get on board of the build supplying Fabrication components to aid in the turbocharging of this historic Acura. 

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We are at PRI!

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The PRI Show (now owned by SEMA) has moved back to it’s classic location of Indianapolis.

the cold weather, attendance is looking to be strong over the next 3 days. We are at the Vibrant Performance booth, and will have free stickers available the entire show. Please stop by, take a few, and tell us if you follow us! We also plan to do updates periodically about the show on Facebook, and have a daily report about PRI posted on FabricationLife.com

We walked through the venue last night and snapped a few photos of the booths as they were setting up.

 

Seeing this car on track is mind-blowing at times.

 

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Real Time Racing

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Blower Cars always get big attention, this one will draw a crowd!

 

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This build is extremely interesting. Ford GT with a blow-thru setup, using VanJen Clamps, big screw supercharger, electronic city, and a completely redesigned cooling system. More to come on this car on FabricationLife.com.

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Here you can see the prep work going into the display.

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We will update more on the PRI Show. Check back to see what craziness we find, and who we happen to see. If you have something you are wanting to see tell us!

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SpeedFactory Dynamic Duo

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Derek at All In Fabrication and Ricky at SpeedFactory Racing have long been 2 major contributors to FabricationLife since it’s creation. These 2 have recently joined forces and combined to make a powerhouse in the fabrication department at SpeedFactory. This couldn’t come at a better time for SpeedFactory, now at their new facility in Tacoma, WA.

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Here is an excerpt from Speedfactoryracing.net:

SpeedFactory Racing is proud to welcome Derek Chorum from ALL IN Fabrication to our team! In an effort to expand our fabrication capabilities and custom product line, ALL IN Fabrication and SpeedFactory Racing have combined forces to create an unparalleled level of fabrication. Derek and his equipment will be here in-house full time working alongside Ricky and the rest of our crew as an integral part of our expanding team. Derek’s knowledge, welding & machining capabilities and experience combined with the SpeedFactory Racing Team is sure to bring innovative racing products to the forefront of the industry. Derek’s previous ALL IN Fabrication product line will still be available as SpeedFactory Racing products. Stay tuned for daily updates on new SpeedFactory Racing products being developed.

We look forward to sharing this team’s hard work with you on Fabrication Life in the near future!

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