PASMAG #151

For a limited time, pre-order your copy of PASMAG #151 for only $1.99/ea. In this issue, we pay tribute to the 4 cylinder engine. #151 will be available Week 2 of October 2018. Stay tuned for (more) exciting news. FEATURES Mario Quiroz Martinez & Cristian Adrian Segura Lopez's Honda Civics Roel Chavez's Lexus RC 350 Brittany Sanderson's Subaru WRX Justin Pelowich-Pickup's Scion FR-S Adam Gordon's SR20-powered Nissan 240SX Papadadkis Racing's Toyota 2AR Engine Rally Innovations' McRae Ford Focus RS EVENTS Importfest: Toronto, ON StanceWars: Seattle, WA Battle at the Border: Buffalo, NY Driven: Winnipeg +MORE PASMAG #151 will be available…

2018 Tuner Battlegrounds Playoffs

In Stage 3 of the Sixth Annual Tuner Battlegrounds Playoffs presented by PASMAG and sponsored by AEM Induction Systems, AEM Performance Electronics, Air Lift Performance, McLeod Racing and MYCHANIC, voters have a six-day window to vote for the competitor(s) of their choice in a head-to-head bracket-style knockout of the Top 32 competitors by using their Facebook account. The competitors with the highest number of votes in each Battle will advance to Stage 4, while the competitors with the lowest number of votes are eliminated. VOTE HERE SIXTH ANNUAL TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS Stage 1 (Elimination): Sept 4 - Sept 10Stage…


Full Bodied: Zane McGee-Lowdermilk's 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63

Zane McGee-Lowdermilk had already loved the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 in its stock form, so when he bought one he managed to keep it stock for about six months. Of course, no enthusiast ever manages to keep things stock for long, and just six months in he began starting with small modifications, which snowballed over time. As his first car build ever, it was important for him to take his time and choose quality parts to do things right. As soon as the Liberty Walk kit for his platform was debuted, he was on on the phone with numerous shops looking…

The Change Up: Joe Simon's 1991 Volkswagen GTI

Joe Simon had been a Volkswagen enthusiast as long as he could remember, and had owned numerous VWs before picking up his 1992 Volkswagen GTI. The the car appealed to him enough that he wanted to see just how far he could take the platform. Admittedly, Simon says he wasn’t really into the body style until he started changing it up a little bit, but the way the car handles like a go kart was enough to keep him interested as he built it. A big challenge for Simon was the fact that very few aftermarket parts were available for…

Groundwork: Luigi Saullo's 2010 Hyundai Genesis

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut? Like the same old day-in, day-out routine is starting to wear you out? For Luigi Saullo, that rut was the same old modified Honda. Having spent most of his teenage years doing the standard modification to Hondas in the garage, Saullo eventually got bored. When he expressed his boredom to one of his co-workers at PartSource, he was met with some advice that stuck. “Find a new platform – something different.” It didn’t take long before he did just that. Casting aside the naysayers who said things like “it’s just…

ISC Suspension North America 2015-2019 Subaru WRX/STi ISC N1 Coilovers

Our ISC N1 2015 STi Coilovers are the optimum coilover choice for improved handling on your street or weekend track car. This product is perfect for someone looking for performance, adjustability, and other quality features in a package that will not break the bank. ISC coilovers are also 100% rebuildable and have a 5 year warranty! Features include 32 way adjustable dampening, multiple spring rate and valving options, camber plates + more! Application: 2015+ WRX/STi MSRP: $983.00 www.iscsuspension-na.com…

Hawk Performance HPS 5.0 High Performance Brake Pads

Hawk Performance HPS 5.0 street performance pads are the go-to pads for users looking for more stopping power while driving their daily vehicle. HPS 5.0 is gentle on rotors and offers smooth and predictable torque. It also has improved pedal feel from initial pressure through entire pedal stroke. HPS 5.0 is a low noise pad that improves braking from OE pads while extending pad life. www.hawkperformance.com…

Turbokits.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L Single Turbo Kit

Have a 3.8L Hyundai Genesis and desire gobs of gut wrenching power? TurboKits.com is proud to release a beautifully crafted bolt on “horsepower in a box” turbo system aimed at enthusiasts looking to maximize the performance, sound, and thrill of driving a 500 HP street car. Application: 2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L MSRP" $4895.00 www.turbokits.com…

Alpine ID X Series Complete System Review

Obviously, there are a lot of high quality audio components available for our cars. Some people choose a system because it plays loud, while others may prefer tonal balance over raw SPL, but when you ask a true audiophile what they look for in a system, the answer may surprise you. Real audiophiles already expect systems to sound natural and be capable of volumes high enough to mimic the live event, so they tend to look for more subtle characteristics that are not immediately evident to a casual listener. Alpine Presents a Purist’s Perspective If we look at things from…

JVC KW-R935BTS Receiver Review

Anyone who’s on a budget and needs a significant upgrade from their stock radio will appreciate the features and price of the JVC KW-R935BTS double DIN sized receiver. The unit was designed to provide connectivity to a smartphone and all the hands free and streaming goodness that comes with that pairing, as well as give you access to services like Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify. And it does all this for well under 200 bucks! (U.S. pricing) So let’s take a closer look at all the cool stuff you get for very few of your hard earned bucks. FEATURES and FUNCTIONS…

Pioneer TS-D12D2 12” Subwoofer Review

If you’re serious about pounding out bass, then you already know you want a no-compromise, truly high-performance subwoofer that can handle the abuse it’s likely to see on a typical Saturday night. Well, this is the reason Pioneer created the D series of subwoofers. Pioneer calls these woofers “Forceful, Deep, and Defined,” and if you are a fan of strong bass, the D subwoofer could be just the woofer you’re looking for. The D subwoofers are available in 10- or 12-inch diameters and feature either dual two-ohm or dual four-ohm voice coil configurations. For this review, we’re going to put…

Grassroots Performance Gauges

Speak the same language as your ride with our proven accuracy 62mm or 52mm gauges. Each gauge is equipped with a full sweep stepper motor, electric sensors. Our 62mm also includes a sound & light alarm system so you know exactly what your car is doing. Factory temp meters, pressure sensors, and warning lights often respond too late, and damage to your engine has already been done. Water Temperature, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature and Boost gauges available. MSRP: $53.50 www.grassrootsparts.com…

iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems Real-Time Streaming Mirror Monitor Kit

A full sized 9.8” HD color monitor is built-into this rearview mirror, providing real-time streaming of a 1080p backup camera and additional camera view. At 60 frames per second the visual is fluid with almost no lag. Built into the mirror is an integrated compass with clock, and an HD DVR that records the forward facing camera and the rearview camera simultaneously. Part Number: TE-STM98 www.iBeamUSA.com…

Compustar PRO T11 Remote Starter

The Compustar PRO T11 is the most powerful remote starter on the market. This system is capable of up to 3 miles of range, provides 2-way visual and audible confirmation, and is fully IPX-7 waterproof! Additionally, the Compustar PRO T11 does not require batteries and can be recharged with an included micro-USB charging cable. Compustar PRO systems require professional installation by an authorized Compustar PRO dealer. To find a dealer near you, please visit www.compustar.com. All Compustar PRO products are sold with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.…

Canadian Automotive Expo 2018

The Canadian Automotive Expo show and shine competition for trucks, classics, tuners and modern muscle enthusiast took place on Saturday, September 15th. Hosted in the large infield grounds of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, visitors were welcome to camp two nights, access the park grounds and race paddock areas as well as enjoy the live on-track action, including a 3-hour endurance race that evening. For 2018, the event's attentions have turned to supporting people living with a rare disease called Vanishing White Matter. Through their raffle, CAE raised over a $2000 cash donation towards the Vanishing White Matter Families Foundation.…

Tuner Evolution: Charlotte, NC

Tuner Evolution's North Carolina event is held annually at The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte. The venue's layout and lighting lend to amazing displays of cars and vendors. Activities held this year were RC drifting and competition, B-Boy dancing, model lounge, artist performances, and bikini competition. Vendors included: Tuner Evolution, TheCarDrugs, Icons, Optimo Cigarillos, Niche Road Wheels, Swisher Sweets, Quality Mayhem, TJIN Edition Roadshow, Avenue performance, Toyo Tires, Performance Bodega LED lighting, Klean Society, Detail Garage Concord, Auto Life Tour. The Auto Life Tour is a vendor booth making a return to the car show scene, and at…

Checking Out New Craftsman Tools - #CRAFTSMANLAUNCH

For myself, and I'm sure for many of our readers, some of the first tools I ever got my hands on were CRAFTSMAN tools. Established in 1927, the CRAFTSMAN brand has found its way into garages, sheds, and workshops in countless forms as far back as our grandparents' generation, so it's no surprise that so many of us have come across a CRAFTSMAN tool or two in rustic boxes handed down through the family tree. Even at nearly 100 years old, some of the CRAFTSMAN tools we know and love are still viable and as tough as ever, but CRAFTSMAN's…

Coming in Clutch: McLeod’s Street Elite Tuner Series Clutch Install

Performance Installs
I’ll always remember talking with Pat Cyr of Cyrious Garageworks as he was buttoning up the install on the Vortech Supercharger going into my FR-S. We were both impressed that the tune from Vortech allowed the car to run at nine PSI and reach almost 300 horses, yet not need to upgrade the fuelling. You’re also able to run the stock clutch with this tune, but Cyr, a master of the 86 arts, knew that was only for a limited time. “You still have the stock clutch in there?” Cyr asked, grinning. “Yeah, I do,” I replied. “Not for long,”…

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…

Spot The Differences: Car Audio, Vol. 9

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of PASMAG Tuning Essentials: Car Audio Upgrade Guide, Vol. 9. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Input the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle below…
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Spot The Differences: #150

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of PASMAG #150. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Input the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle below for a chance to win a PASMAG…
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Spot The Differences: #149

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we look in the pages of PASMAG #149. Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Input the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle below for a chance to win a PASMAG…
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