I get extremely excited when a new car company sets the bar higher for everyone else. You won’t believe why I didn’t buy it!
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Seeing this ad pop up today brought back a lot of memories… Infiniti G35 Grand-Am two car package Let’s throw it back to September 2006, when Team HLM (Howard-Law Motorsports) brought the car out to NICOfest at VIR for its public debut. A few months prior, we had arranged a deal with HLM to promote […]
As the second decade of this century dawns, it’s a good time to examine where the Nissan Motor Company has been and where it’s headed.
We test the most commonly-available pre-moistened wipes so you can choose wisely! Every shop needs a solution for cleaning up dirt, grime, grease, dust, lubricants, oils and paint. Typically, cleaning up around the shop means wiping your hands and your tools with whatever you have nearby. My shop is used for fabrication, restoration, maintenance, and […]
Yep, I rolled my eyes too. Besides, I already own a really nice Actron OBD2 scanner that I bought on Amazon a couple years ago, and it’s served me well. Why do I need another diagnostic solution? Well, because our job at NICOclub is to separate the hype from the facts AND to help our […]
Blow off valves are actually quite similar to wastegates. There’s some diaphragms, some springs, and some valving. The diaphragm is designed to move when there is a pressure differential between your charge piping and your manifold.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Monterey Car Week. Exotics on Broadway. The Gooding Auction. Historics at Laguna Seca. If that little list of events didn’t perk your ears up, you’re not really a car person, so you probably won’t want to continue reading. Furthermore, if you don’t like pictures of cars, bail out now. For […]
In April of 2017, I decided to purchase a new vehicle for myself. I had shopped around and looked at every vehicle on my list, then ran across a really nice 2014 Infiniti Q50 at the local Infiniti dealer. It was the exact color I wanted, with pretty much every feature I had wanted as […]
If you’ve followed my last article, then you know that my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder has been a part of our family for 4 years now and has taken us safely to many destinations. This story will be no different, but since this was the first long trip it had been on in over two years, […]
Car Number Fastest Lap Time Day Set 82 (Charlie – Entropy EVSR) 102.28 Saturday 821 (Tyler – Entropy EVSR) 102.66 Sunday 103 (Tyler – EVO) 102.90 Sunday 8 (Mini) 103.20 Saturday James – Corvette 103.38 Saturday 821 (Charlie – Spec Racer) 103.46 Friday 14 (Gordon – 240Z) 103.66 Friday 821 (#68 – Entropy EVSR) 103.94 […]
Several years ago, we completed a lengthy article series on resto-modding our 1968 Datsun 510 sedan. Well, she’s undergone some additional improvements.
Reviewing new cars is fun, but if you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in the shop wrenching, maintaining, or restoring your own vehicles. So, it’s always cool to see a new product hit the market that makes those tasks even a tiny bit easier or more convenient. At SEMA this year, we […]
Introduction:Erratic idle is one of the most common problems with our cars. This is caused by the number of engine components that are affecting it, such as: IAA (Idle Air Adjusting unit), Air Regulator, Throttle Bodies, Injectors, CAS, fuel delivery, vacuum piping. This article will cover the three components mentioned first. IAA-unit:This unit consists mainly […]
Or, “How to use compressor maps to choose a turbo for your KA-T build and predict power output.”I made three spreadsheets for what should be the most popular turbo choices for the KA (you’ll need Excel or something that can read Excel in order to view and use them): 20G (from the Greddy turbo kit)T04EGT35 […]
Anyone who’s followed NICOclub and our coverage of Nissan knows that for the past 15 years, we’ve remained fiercely independent and brutally honest, sometimes to our detriment.
A lot of us have been waxing our cars for years. Mainly because we as car enthusiasts care about the way our cars look and want to keep them looking good. So we grab a can or bottle of our favorite wax after washing our car, put some on our applicator pad and spend the […]
Alternate Title: Nissan Titan Charlie Foxtrot, over. Or, how one Nissan loyalist, pushed too far, finally had enough and broke off the relationship.
In July of 2014, I was searching for a new daily driver. I had been driving sedans for a few years and really wanted a truck, or something more rugged for myself to drive that I could also pull a trailer with when needed. I began searching for Nissan Frontiers and Xterras, along with looking […]
Vehicle history reports like CarFax purport to provide comprehensive information to assist buyers and sellers – but here’s what happens when that information is inaccurate, and it happens a lot more often than you’d think.