Trucks Vol. 7

For a limited time offer, pre-order your copy of Tuning Essentials: Trucks Vol. 7 for only $1.99 per copy, and receive free shipping and handling! /**/ Lifted, Leveled, and Low We’re back! This is our 2nd annual Tuning Essentials: Trucks special edition issue of the 2017 calendar year. If you’re reading, we have reason to believe that big wheels, chrome accents, bright lights, and loud exhausts are some of your favorite things. Luckily for you, we’ve got a healthy dose of those things crammed into these pages. As you make your way through the issue, you’ll be met with some…

Nostalgic Grains’ Resto-Mod BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car

Willy Izaguirre of Nostalgic Grains has one cool project in the works for SEMA 2017. What started out as a factory 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL has gone under the knife over the past year, building up to a full blown replica of the famous 3.0 CSL Race Car – with a bit of a modern twist. The original motor just wouldn’t cut it for what Izaguirre was after, so he sourced an S50 out of an E36 M3. With the addition of a Precision 6266 turbocarger and a trunk radiator setup, the “race car” moniker isn’t just some fluffed up…

On A Mission: Justin Nishimura's 2013 Hyundai Genesis

Paving the way as someone at the forefront of a new wave can be a daunting task, but Justin Nishimura considers himself to be up for a challenge. When the Hyundai Genesis came out, Nishimura immediately fell for the car’s unique body lines and engine platform. It wasn’t long before he was purchasing one of his own in a deep blue paint job – just one of three in that color sold on the island of Hawaii. Featured in PASMAG #144 (Aug/Sept 2017). Click here to order. Nishimura had a little bit of build experience before the Genesis to help…

MF Ghost: Initial D’s Spiritual Successor?

For fans of the tofu delivery driver turned downhill racing prodigy, Takumi Fujiwara, and his adventures in Shuichi Shigeno’s Initial D manga and resulting anime series, it’s been a long wait since the wheels on the books and animation came rolling to a stop in 2014. Shigeno has explored other themes in his works since, like his recently completed manga about baseball, Sailor Ace, but if anything, that short foray has had fans of Initial D chomping at the bit for something more octane-focused. Finally, we get our next dose of JDM fantasy racing. Launching with the title “MF Ghost,”…

SPEC Clutches & Flywheels SB55

Direct bolt-in Super Twin multi-disc clutch and flywheel assemblies available in 4 different trim levels, supporting over 1000 pound feet torque with stock-like drivability and 1470 ft lbs in a street-friendly but slightly more aggressive trim.The kits are inclusive of a billet lightweight flywheel that promotes good drivability for all driving environments, while providing greatly enhanced throttle response and higher hp gain with very little audible gear noise. Application: 2014 and up BMW M2/M3/M4 MSRP: $1999+ www.specclutch.com…

Vortech V-30 Race Series Superchargers

Vortech is proud to announce the next evolution in race supercharger technology - the V-30. Utilizing notable achievements in all facets of design and execution, the V-30 is the culmination of years of research & development into new centrifugal compressor technology. Nano-Tolerance Technology, Diverging Diffusion Technology, Superior Bearing Components, and multiple advancements in Enhanced Air Inlet Design come together to produce the most technologically advanced superchargers to date. The V-30 Supercharger Units available from the 94A to the 128A, supporting race applications from 1,000 to over 3,000 horsepower. MSRP: $4,290.99 www.vortechsuperchargers.com…

Competition Clutch MPC Series Twin Organic/Ceramic Clutch Kit

If you own a HIGH HORSEPOWER, DAILY DRIVEN street vehicle, the MPC is the perfect clutch for you. The full face organic/ceramic twin disc clutch kit holds BIG POWER yet drives like stock! Competition Clutch MPC for the 6-speed Subaru WRX STI. Call a dealer near you for pricing and availability! Part Numbers: 4M-15030-1 | Twin Organic 4M-15030-3 | Twin Ceramic MSRP: $1500.00 http://competitionclutch.com…

Heise LED Lighting Systems High Output LED Light Cubes

If you want the brightest and most durable LED light cubes - this is your solution! These rugged, high output light cubes from Heise use OSRAM LED lights. They are torture tested and engineered with a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens. Ideal for any vehicle, marine or power sports application. Available in various colors with white or black housing. http://heiseled.com…

2017 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship

The annual Tuner Battlegrounds Championship competition provides automotive enthusiasts with an opportunity of a lifetime - to compete against other passionate enthusiasts in North America* for the ulitmate award: to be featured on the cover of PASMAG. Hundreds of enthusiastic competitors register each year but only 1 will be left standing. Seeding for the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship begins immediately, and inclusion and placement for the Top 64 depends on votes earned throughout the 2017 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Season. The #TBGLIVE competitors will be seeded 1 to 32 in relation to their total number of votes accumulated in the 2017…

Morel MPS 4.400 Amplifier Review

As a function of running my business and writing reviews for PASMAG, I get to see a lot of amplifiers, and I’ll be the first to admit it’s fun to see what’s coming in the future and where trends are heading. It also seems like we live in a world of "shock and awe," where the more grandiose or high tech a product is, the more likely it is to strike an emotional chord with consumers and sell. More often as not, if something is professed to be “leading edge tech,” even if it is highly flawed, people buy in…

Clarion NX807 Navigation/DVD Receiver Review

Smartphone users currently in the market for a new DVD/Navigation receiver would do well to take a close look at the new NX807 from Clarion. The new source unit combines a trifecta of premium navigation with 3D mapping, a great audio source with optical digital output, and iPhone fanatics will love the full integration of an iPhone via Apple Car Play. Dual zone entertainment and a full complement of available sources make it an excellent choice for anyone who spends time in the car. The double DIN sized chassis will fit a very wide variety of vehicles, and the built…

Cadence QR80.5 Amplifier Review

Whether you are a sound quality aficionado or an SPL basshead, the goal for the Cadence product team is to provide you with products that exceed your expectations. Their creed is to “take extraordinary measures to create extraordinary products,” and that’s precisely the goal of the new “Ultra Performance” QR series of amplifiers. Based on modern Class D technology, the $569.99 Cadence QR80.5 is a compact five-channel amplifier easily capable of being the only amplifier required in your system. The QR80.5 is rated to provide 80 x4 into four ohms, or four channels at 125 watts each into two ohms.…

AutoMeter 200 PSI Pressure Gauges

AutoMeter is pleased to introduce expanded support for applications requiring high performance, high pressure gauges. These new 2-1/16” 200 PSI pressure gauges are available in our most popular gauge lines, including Carbon Fiber, Cobalt, Phantom, Sport-Comp, Ultra-Lite and Z-Series. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to monitor critical Air Suspension, Oil or any other pressure readings on your vehicle. And if by chance you need a 200 PSI boost gauge, we absolutely salute you! Each gauge is built using by precision, race-proven movements directly descended from decades of AutoMeter’s motorsport heritage. Pinpoint accuracy and a lifetime of reliable…

JBL Stadium 4100

Legendary JBL pro and home audio performance is now available for the great outdoors. The new JBL STADIUM UB4100 SELF-POWERED Powersports Soundbar is designed for UTVs, golf carts, boats and other personal and family vehicles built for fun and recreation. Take the wheel or helm and experience the sound of powerful JBL rollicking sound. (Try 105 dB at fifteen feet!) MSRP: $799.99 http://www.jbl.com/powersports…

Navdy With Harman

Navy with Harman lets you make and receive calls, listen to message, control music, receive calendar reminders and stay connected to the apps on your phone. It also connects to your car to show your speed, RPM, and automatically recommend nearby gas stations when your fuel level is low. Its heads-up display helps drivers focus on driving using a rich, full color, fully transparent display with unmatched clarity in any light that projects information into the distance. MSRP: $499.95 www.jbl.com…

IASCA Worldwide, Inc. Announces Successful Event In Turkey

IASCA Worldwide Inc. affiliate IASCA Turkey held its first event in 5 years at the Ataturk Olimpiyat (Olympic) Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. Dozens of competition vehicles and close to 10,000 spectators attended the event which was held on September 24th. The IdBL event was officiated by World Record Judge Terry Floyd of Dothan, Alabama. “Traveling to Turkiye was indeed a pleasure to represent IASCA Worldwide in conducting an official World Record event for the Turkish people.” Floyd said “They were very kind and full of energy, enthusiasm and excited to have an event of this magnitude. Their vehicles are on…

Formula Drift Round 8: Title Fight Livestream Schedule

The Irwindale Speedway is known as the "House of Drift." The legendary drifting venue gave drifting in the U.S it's roots and is often referred to as the "birthplace" of American drifting. The Formula DRIFT Championship will be decided at this final event of the season and drivers will battle one last time to earn the coveted title of Formula DRIFT champion. The track is the home track for most of the drivers and each year the competition grows more intense. The infamous course is challenging and exciting utilizing part of the short oval track and many inside turns. Come…

Formula Drift Round 6: James Deane Continues His Winning Ways

Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Evergreen Speedway for the Round 6: Autozone Throwdown. Points leader James Deane once again finishes on top of the podium to increase his lead in the Pro Championship standings. Round 6: Autozone Throwdown was a highly competitive event that sets up a two-way battle for the championship between Deane and former Formula DRIFT champion, Fredric Aasbo with only two events remaining in the season. The capacity crowd was kept entertained throughout the event weekend, while the Livestream drew over 1 million views over the course of the…

FR-Slow No More: Vortech V3 Supercharger FR-S Install

Performance Installs
There’s a magical moment when you get into your new FR-S or BRZ for the first time, where you’re convinced you’re behind the wheel of the pinnacle of simple sportscar engineering. The car is light, nimble, and above all, a blast to drive. “Never mind what the haters have to say about a sportscar with only 200 horsepower,” you say to yourself, grinning away. And for quite a few of you Toyobaru Twin owners out there, you’ll stay happy with that for quite some time, laughing your way down twisty lanes. There are also those of us out there who…

Engine Swap 101: Haute AG's Infiniti V8 Swap

Performance Installs
As car enthusiasts, we have all thought about our dream car, on several occasions. Along with that, some of us have also dreamed about the perfect engine inside of our favorite chassis. So, what does it take for that dream to become a reality? Luckily, we have some of the necessary steps it takes to get your project to go from paper to pavement. In this write up we will be referencing an LS V8 swap into an Infiniti G35 Coupe. Keep in mind that this is strictly a guide, however all of the planning and approach should be carried…

Neo-motorsport Coil-Over Install

Performance Installs
The Scion FR-S offers a true sportscar experience at a very affordable price point and is complimented by aggressive styling. For those looking to enhance and tighten up the handling of this coupe, there are a variety of aftermarket options available. One such company is NEO Motorsport, which offers a complete coil-over suspension kit. NEO’s passion and motorsport experience ensures that all of its products are tried, tested and true, both for track use and daily commuting. The following is a step-by-step guide for installing this fully-adjustable (ride height and dampening) suspension system on the FR-S. 1. Lift vehiclePrepare vehicle…

Spot The Differences: Oct/Nov 2017 (#145)

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of our October/November 2017 (#145) issue. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Send us the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and win…
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Spot The Differences: Car Audio Upgrade Guide, 8th Edition

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of our Tuning Essentials: Car Audio Upgrade Guide Vol. 8 issue. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Send us the 10 CORRECT answers to this…
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Spot The Differences: Aug/Sept 2017 (#144)

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of our August/September 2017 (#144) issue. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Send us the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and win…
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