Replace FUNCTIONTHEORY: 12/01/2010 - 01/01/2011



 THANKS to reader Jacob, for sending us his prime example of a functional car. he is holding it down for  NC... your certified sticker is on its way.

SR20DET Red Top
Garrett GT28R; S15 Silvia Spec
HKS Adjustable Wastegate Actuator 14psi.
Godspeed Tubular Bottom Mount Turbo Manifold & Turbo Elbow
Custom Ordered Spearco Front Mount Intercooler
CX Racing Intercooler Piping and Aluminum Radiator
DIY Made Intake Pipe Spectre Filter
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
SARD 550cc Fuel Injectors
Optima Red Top Battery Relocated to Trunk, DIY

Suspension And Wheels:
Function and Form Type 2 Coilovers and Camber Plate Top Hats
Adjustable Tension Rods
16x8 XXR 002's
Nitto NT450 Tires 205/55/16 Front; 225/50/16 Rear

Future Plans:
Less Slammed, more functional weekend mountain run/autocross/road course car.
17 inch Axis Klassics, getting some graffiti done and painting the rest of the car in the spring. Greddy Gracer Lip then I'm gonna liven up the interior.

Functiontheory-Thanks for the oppurtunity!!!!
My Team-336 Motorsports FTW!
Corbin Heist Photography-If you need a photographer around here hes the man!
Team RPM, I/S/O, 2nd-to-No1, Low Budget Crew-All the clubs that are keeping the car scene alive here in North Carolina, we would be nowhere if we didnt stick together!


SNOW TIME, in the U.S.A

in light of the gloomy weather around the US lately, just wanted to show you some cool snow shots.  maybe it will even inspire you to take your own pictures and show us what you got... email us


JDM Legends from Josh Clason on Vimeo.



2005 Subaru Forester XT
Owner: Dale (parts designer @ Moore Performance & Race Parts)
Tuner: Phil Grabow
Dyno Info: Dynjet 248
Peak HP at RPM: 509 whp @ approx 5,250
Peak Torque at RPM: 472 wtq @ approx 3,900
Baseline hp/tq for a stock on same dyno: ?
Target Boost: 23 PSI on this particular pull
Target AFR: 12:1
Fuel: E85
Element Tuning Competition 2.5L motor with custom Manley pistons for secret-spec compression ratio.
ACL race bearings.
Oversized Supertech exhaust valves Cosworth 280 cams
Element Tuning rods
Power Enterprises timing belt
Tomei timing belt guard
11mm STi oil pump
Kartboy crank pulley
Dual catch cans with high flow/high seal crankcase ventilation system *
Hydra 2.6 engine management system with wideband, stutter-box, and no-lift-to-shift options
Garage XTi-spec Borg Warner s200 series turbo with divided t3 turbine housing and custom 3″ v-band discharge *
4″ intake with 7″ Green air filter *
custom composite heat shielding with NASA gold reflective covering *
Tial blow-off valve
Garage XTi turbo blanket with NASA gold reflective covering *
Moore Performance 4/2 equal length modular header *
Moore Performance prototype up-pipe with single Tial 44mm wastegate *
Moore Performance prototype 3″ downpipe *
Moore Performance 3″ one-off exhaust *
Buddy Club muffler, modified for spring-retained slip fitment, Garage XTi “pan head” styling treatment *
legacy GT intake manifold, modified for rotated turbo fitment, NASA gold reflective covering *
APS top-feed rails, modified for flow and fitment *
Bosch 044 in-tank fuel pump
Fuel Injector Clinic 2150cc injectors
Aeromotive A1000 regulator with custom plumbing *
Golan high flow fuel filter
Garage XTi oversized aluminum radiator *
Garage XTi air-to-water intercooler with -12 an lines, Johnson AB pump, custom ice resevoir and heat exchanger (4.75 gallons of coolant capacity) *
Custom aluminum intercooler piping utilizing o-ringed V-band and aluminum hose stays *
[Moore Cool coolant in both systems]
Custom air-to-air oil cooler setup with large matrix Mocal core, -10 Mocal lines/fittings, Garage XTi take-off plate, Mocal thermostat and filter mount, and K&N filter (5.0L Mustang part number) *
Braille lightweight racing battery in custom mount *
Garage XTi “Big 3″ grounding kit *
Painless CirKit Boss weather proof fuse box for all ancillary accessories
KW Variant 3 coilovers — tuned valving/spring rates for VIR by Bob Semsey of 48 Motorsports. Custom powdercoated coils and black perch locks. *
STi aluminum control arms
Hotchkis WRX control arms modified for STi fitment *
STi trailing arms with Group N bushing set
Whiteline anti-lift kit
Cobb STi rear swaybar modified for Forester fitment *
Cobb swaybar mounts
PDE rally camber plates situated for maximum caster.
F/R Poltec adjustable swaybar mounts modified for stance *
wheel and tire
18×9.5 Gram Lights 57s custom powdercoated HD (Harley Davidson) black
275/40/18 Nitto NT05 – Street/auto-x/track
Custom GarageXTi center caps *
2004 STi steering rack
Whiteline drop endlinks
Super Pro steering rack bushings
2007 STi transmission
Group N Transmission mount
STi 5×114.3 hubs with Group N bushings/Whiteline drop ball joints
STi Torsen R180
Forester trailing arms with Group N bushings
Carbonetic Triple Carbon clutch with heavy pressure plate option
push-to-pull conversion with modified STi clutch master cylinder for smoother operation *
Subaru factory short shifter
Kartboy shifter bushing set
Spider DCCD controller
ACPT carbon fiber driveshaft
reinforced rear diff carrier (to resist flexing) with Turn In Concepts clunk kill (filled with Window Weld for custom durometer) *
2005 STi rear cross member
Turn In Concepts trans mount bushings
Kartboy rear differential mount bushings
Racing Brake 6 pot BBK with 14″ 2 Piece front rotors – GarageXTi-spec pads and livery *
STi Rear Brembos powdercoated fire engine red – GarageXTi-spec pads and livery – DBA 4000 slotted rotors. *
Goodridge stainless brake lines
modified pedal geometry for better initial bite and heel/toe action *
STi master cylinder
Cusco master cylinder brace powder coated black.
ATE Blue fluid
2005 WRX front seats
Alpine IVA-W203 double din head unit
Alpine PDX 4.100 digital amplifier mounted under driver seat
CDT CL6.25 separate set
Image Dynamics 10″ subwoofer mounted under passenger seat
Redline goods shift boot and armrest cover in black perferated leather
STi Duracon shift knob
Turbosmart E-Boost 2 custom mounted in glove box and LED shift light in pillar *
Garage XTi gauge pod with shallow-mount ProSport boost/water temp/oil pressure gauges *
reworked stock Forester console plastic, custom painted brushed satin black *
2005 STi steering wheel
Factory PSM paint with satin black two-tone accents.
35% Solar Gard Tint
Factory Forester bumper reworked for heat exchanger exposure. Stainless mesh powdercoated black *
Zerosports grille package with custom stainless steel mesh powdercoated black *
JDM Subaru Sports lip, modified for heat exchanger exposure and splitter fitment *
Custom front splitter/diffuser, CAD-programmed/aero tested by Vindler Motorsports *
Zerosports sideskirts, modified for rigidity *
JDM Subaru over-fenders, modified for wheel fitment/travel *
SYMS rear wing with shaved brake light
JDM Subaru mid-wing
Zero Sports rear spats
Modified stock Forester rear bumper for exhaust/diffuser fitment *
GarageXTi rear bumper garnish/diffuser mount/exhaust heat shield (cnc’d aluminum, hand-formed to fit bumper contour) *
06+ Forester lower body molding
06+ Forester XT turn-signal mirrors
06 Forester taillights with GarageXTi custom tint “candy” paint *
GarageXTi E55 AMG bi-xenon headlight conversion with custom shrouding and housing paint *
JDM fog light cover on left hand side–intake venturi on right hand side for cold air to filter *
GarageXTi “Zero Hour” and “XTi” badging.

boso styled delorean

just came across this... thought it was funny, amazing, stupid, cool, bad idea, good idea, original... what are your thoughts


NISMO FEST 2010 full coverage

incase you missed it. ther eis full coverage of the nismo fest 2010. thanks to click here for the article... pretty exciting stuff. including video of a nissan R91CP roll over


TOO funny

build your own body kit

NOT REALLY DIGGIN THE STYLE OF THIS CUSTOM BODY KIT.... BUUUTTTT  this is a good idea especially if you drift and smash up your body kit all the time instead of buying a new one each time, just make your own and keep the mold so you can keep making it all the time......


Custom Body Kits
Creating your own unique body kit will set your car apart from anything else on the road.  Best of all, you can choose to be as extreme or mild with your design as you choose!

Creating and Installation of Custom Kit
Step 1 Draw out a good schematic of what you would like from your bodykit.  If you are more experienced you could even do a nice Photoshop or graphics job!


Step 2 - After you have achieved your desired design.  Simply purchase a large block of foam as the one pictured below.  Simply place the block against your vehicle and cut out the desired shape.  We used an 80 grit sandpaper to shape the majority of the areas of foam.

Step 3 
- Use your imagination and try to create a design that will flow with the general lines of your vehicle.  Also be sure to have both sides equivalent to each other by checking them over frequently.

Step 4 - The design is finished!  We simply used two other pieces of foam underneath to hold the template in place.

Step 5 - The next step will be to apply the fiberglass on top of the foam.  Before covering the foam, use "water based" contact glue and aluminum foil to cover the foam.  This will prevent the fiberglass from destroying your design.  The contact glue is used to stick the aluminum foil onto the foam.  Then you may apply the fiberglass and resin to your design without any worries.  You will need at least 3 coats of fiberglass.  Once it has all dried, apply putty onto the entire shape to solidify the design.

Step 6 - Finally before you attempt to paint the pieces you will need to finely sand the entire piece to a smooth finish.  Start out using 400 grit sandpaper and work your way to a 1000 grit wet sanding paper.  If you find any holes or scratches you may also choose to fill these in with a fine scratch filling putty.

Step 7 - Now you will have to wait until each piece is completely dry.  When it is you may apply your primer.  We suggest using a good base/clear coat to give your pieces a factory like finish.  If you are not an experienced painter you may choose to have the pieces painted by a professional at a local body shop.  In most cases they can install the pieces for you as well.

And Voila!

josh herron's view of gymkhana @ irwindale

Ken Block's Gymkhana Grid - Irwindale, California from Joshua Herron on Vimeo.


POWERNEEDY's amazing track car

well if your not on honda-tech then maybe you wont know who this is. but have no fear come spring you will, located in Idaho. Rhett( powerneedy) finally decided to make to jump from fixed up integra to all out track car. the car speaks for its self, it has been a long road but then end result is just plain amazing. he is also the recipient of the honda-tech skunk 2 award. big thanks to rhett for sending us his car specs and pictures. he says come spring once the snow is gone we will get some good pictures of it.

Skunk2 valves
Skunk2 Ti retainers
Skunk2 springs
Wisco forged 10:1 comp
Eagle H-beam rods
ARP Head studs
SLS custom backdoor IC
Lovefab mini me EQ
Garret GT3071r-wg
Synapses BOV
Custom IC piping
Custom 3” DP/Exhaust
Injector Dynamics 1000cc
Walbro 255
AEM Fuel rail
Mac valve boost solenoid 
GM 2.5 bar map
B&R 6 port breather box/prolite black
B&R water/oil prolite black
Tilton twin disc W/hydrolic TOB
Custom dual pass radiator
Gates blue racing timing belt
Heel Toe weld in baffle 
Neptune tuned by Josh Hagen

Skunk2 Pro-C 16k/14k
Skunk2 F/R camber kit
Wilwood 4 piston 11.75" custom to clear 15’s
Russel F/R stainless brake lines
Carbotech XP 12 front
Carbotech XP 10 rear
949racing 15x8 +36 W/ Toyo 225/45.888
Team Dynamics 16x7 +32 street tires

Custom 6 point cage
Cobra Suzuka
Crow 6 point harness
Skunk2 short shifter
Skunk2 shift knob
Momo mod78 steering wheel
Nrg QR
Custom mounted TVII w/ oil psi, AFR

Race Carbon Fiber Roof
APR gtc-200 Custom mounted
Special projects Lip/Splitter
Vis hood Heavily modified for cooling and down force 
Vis Rear hatch
Aerocatch hood pins
PCI tow hooks
Oem optional lip kit

Fastest time attack car in the world

The Fastest Time Attack Car in The World


WFC year end meet 2010

the 2010 wrong fitment crew year end meet started off a little bad for us, we went to the trusty parking lot where several of the meets usually are. BUT there happend to be some sort of running race that was going on so they had a lot of the parking lot blocked off, but we went ahead and paid to park, then soon found out the meet was moved. they wouldnt give us our money back even though we had just went in not more then a minute earlier. then from there we attempted to find out where the new meet spot was. THANK GOD FOR SMARTPHONES. so long story short we found it and 40 dollars later for parking ( we had two cars) we made it and had a blast. lots of sick cars. very unique styles. LOVED the all motor supra. it ended up taking place in the parking lot just north of the santa monica pier. great weather wish it was a little more over cast so we could have got some better shots. but all in all fun times.


WHY is japan so much cooler then america


WFC end of the year meet

going to be here this weekend... hopefully bringing the civic, having some trouble getting it running since it ate my finger ans jumped some teeth on the cam gears... if not ill be there anyway to get coverage. maybe ill see some of you there



3 months 20k views....and we are not slowing down.

WOW what a ride the last three months has been, when we set out to make this blog we had no idea that it would take off like this. we are just a couple of guys that love cars, building them, racing them,  going to meets, events, shows, pretty much anything  car culture. the goal of this blog was to make a central HUB of informative links so there would always be a place for you to go when you are working on your own car, or maybe the how tos would encourage you to start working on your own car and get the pleasure out of building it yourself and driving/racing/drifting it your self and feel good about being a REAL MAN and not having a shop do your work. but the blog has exploded into more then just that, we try to bring you a wide array of event coverage, and post up interesting or cool videos. we search the internet night and day to bring you current news or events happening with in the scene. we have brought you coverage from, SEMA, the last three formula d stops, and local events.
we have rolled out our CERTIFIED car program, which can be explained by clicking the tab at the top of the page that says how to get your certified sticker. basically it invites the true car enthusiast/do it your selfer to submit there car to us to get approved based on functionality of your car,.not on how big your wallet is... lets face it, its easy to just throw a bunch of money at something to make it look cool and have all the cool buzz words, but that doesn't mean it is functional. we want to see real daily driven, drifted, tracked, dragged, cars. how ever if you did throw a bunch of money at it and made it functional and you use it thats awsome and we would love to see i too. When it comes down to it we are just REAL GUYS with REAL CARS. that we use and abuse, we dont have endless funds, and we know most of you dont either. we are just looking for the true enthusiast at heart. pretty much if you use your car we would love to certify it, anyone from the grassroots racer to the high dollar sponsored team.

so all in all we are very please with where this site is going. you have to understand and bare with us, since we are just regular guys we do have normal jobs that we work at 40 hours a week that have nothing to do with the automotive industry. it is very hard for us just two little guys to make it everywhere all the time and have the money to get there.for example when we went to formula d in sonoma  we had to sleep in a car cause we could only afford tickets to get in the event and gas to get there and back from las vegas... we cannot provide the the amount of insane coverage that other sites do, at least not now the bigger we get the easier it will be and more connections we will have. as of right now we have no industry connections, we dont get special passes, we dont get any kick downs, or freebies. every event we go to we have to wait in line just like everyone one else... we do not make money on anything we do here, not yet anyway. we plan on getting MERCH made eventually but its just our own money that we put in... we are not making excuses we just want everyone to bare with us and understand that we really do this whole thing from our hearts and becasue we love cars and fixing them up. we want to provide everyone with the information that they need to fix up there own cars.
 So we just want to THANK ALL of our loyal fans, who truly believe in us and feel the same way about cars as we do... EVERYDAY we try our very best to post up entertaining, informative, cool, popular,news and pictures that you can enjoy, it is a challenge but we do it cause we love it. we just ask that you are spreading the word about FUNCTINOTHEORY.COM letting everyone you know about us, if you need a sticker to put on your car email us please dont ask for another if you have already gotten one stickers are expensive... if you think your car might be worthy of a certified sticker submit it to us, we are not going to bag on your car we know that everyone has to start somewhere...  the more buzz we create the bigger we are going to be.
Thanks again to everyone and STAY FUNCTIONAL

below are some of our highlights so far.

here are some links to our flickr with tons of pictures this is only a few of the events that we coverd...