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It’s not every day you get to sit down with a D1 champ and pick his brain with a bunch of questions; some trickier than others, but that’s exactly what I did when Toyo Tires invited me to lunch with Masato Kawabata a [ … ]

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Guaranteed Scene Points.

In this hobby/lifestyle/cult – whatever you want to call it – that we’re a part of, change is good. You’re encouraged to rip something off and replace it with something better. A [ … ]

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Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed at the Detroit auto show that a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a version of the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine would be on the market by the end of 2017.

“Not only can I put a Hellca [ … ]

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Increasing air induction has long been a go-to for more power since the first supercharger was paired to the first two-stroke engine way back in 1878. Simply put, the more air you can rapidly jam into your combustion&n [ … ]

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A 1996 Hummer H1 bought and modified by late rap legend Tupac Shakur went to auction in late May and sold for $337,114.

The Boston-based RR Auction group listed the vehicle as the last vehicle Shakur bought before he [ … ]

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A new system that converts 4x4 pickup and truck tires to snowbattling tracks promises that the system can be installed on any truck and tire size in 15 minutes.

According to the folks at TruckTracks.com, the Track N Go system can be [ … ]

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The J-series Honda engine is an underrated and widely available powerplant. Found in most recent Honda/Acura models, including the TL, TSX, CL, TLX, RDX and even the Odyssey, the sub-300 horsepower V6 has become a promising swap candidate for Civic [ … ]

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Ever wondered what happened to mini trucks? Back in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, they were everywhere. Rangers, B2200s, Hiluxes and everything in between were modified with air cylinders and bags, hydraulics, dancing beds, chopped roof [ … ]

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Billy Bautista is a tuner, builder, head of the non-profit racing team Team Analog, journalist, photographer, Vice President of CarsWithoutLimits, and somehow he found the time to launch his own automotive initiative, #LevelUpAuto, which will be ta [ … ]

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“Man, your cars are straight FILTHY!”. When JJ Dubec, a doctor from British Columbia, took a weekend cruise down to Arlington, Washington with a group of fellow car enthusiasts, the excited words of a gawking bystander at a gas station [ … ]

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