Owning a DSM vehicle requires you to have access to a fountain of information when it comes to upgrade paths and troubleshooting. That information is available but it is scattered in web pages and forum posts. (Gone are the days of archives and digests). You can hunt around and find this information on various sites but images and pages are generally hosted on personal web space and if you cancel such service, all your information goes with it. Internet archive thankfully has a bit of lost information, but we need a more stable place. We are here to help form a single place for DSM frequently asked questions.
If you can't find it here, we recommend visiting Canada DSM Board, DSM Tuners or DSM Talk and find the information there. If you think it's something that belongs here, let us know and we will look into adding the information.
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Recently Added or Modified Questions/Answers
Can I mount 18 inch rims?
At least one member, Allen Lau, has successfuly mounted 18" wheels on his 1G, using Racing Hart Tracer 18 x 8.5 wheels with a 41mm offset. Allen described the wheel offset as being a key point in fitting the wheels; any more than a 41mm offset a...
My car won't shut off
If you have no aftermarket items like a turbo timer, check under the drivers seat. There is a connection there that may have come loose.
What turbo should I get?
** This list may be outdated **
In ideal conditions: You can roughly get engine HP from multiplying lbsx10
Ex: 30 lb/min = 30 * 10 = 300 hp.
14b = 30 lb/min
16g = 34lb/min
Big 16g = 36lb/min
18g = 40lb/min
EVO III Big 16g ...
What is double clutching?
Similar Questions: How do I double clutch?
Iimagine yourself behind the wheel. In a normal shift, you would depress the clutch, move the shifter to the next gear, and then release the clutch. But in the double clutching dance, there are a few more steps. You first depress the clutch and move ...
What is rev matching?
Rev matching, an often-discussed technique amongst drivers of manual transmission vehicles, is a process designed to smooth gear changes and protect the drivetrain from unnecessary wear. Despite the fact that many modern vehicles now offer automatic ...