Wilwood_370Z_Brake_Install

The first Datsun 240Z became an instant success when it debuted in the American market as a ’70 model. The body featured a very distinctive fastback design that captured the hearts and minds of Americans. The little car was tight, it handled fantas [ … ]

Wilwood_WRX_Brake_Install

The Subaru Impreza WRX isn’t your average four-door import sedan because it has racing lineage. The Subaru Company is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries and in 1954 the company took on the challenge of building a road car. The car was called the [ … ]

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The Nissan Z has been a legendary sports car from its introduction in 1969 as a Datsun 240Z. The 240 designation stood for the 2400cc, 150 horsepower engine that was installed. The distinguishing feature of the Z-car is the beautiful GT styling the [ … ]

JL_Audio_Building

As Magazine Editors, we are fortunate enough to get a "behind the scenes" look at manufacturing operations that are not open to the public. While we were down in Miami, we headed to JL Audio in Miramar, FL a neighboring suburb. The JL Audio facilit [ … ]

2011_Scion_tC_Front

Following in the footsteps of a very successful first-generation model sure isn’t easy, but the popular and tuner-friendly team at Scion has done just that with the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe. The youthful Scion brand has never been shy whe [ … ]

Password_JDM_Building

When it comes to Import parts manufacturers and building parts right here in the good ol’ USA one name surprises the average tuner - Password: JDM. Located in Southern California, the company is growing rapidly, while keeping the outsourcing to a m [ … ]

SCAT_Enterprises_Forged_Crankshafts

There aren’t too many domestic parts manufacturers that successfully made the cross over to Sport Compact during the last decade. Some had decent success like Edelbrock, K&N Filters and Comp Cams but for every success story there were companies [ … ]

Ford_Shelby_GT500_Front

Back in my day (not too long ago) Mustangs were the king of the block. The 5.0L Fox-body was a relatively compact chassis and had a potent V8 with loads of aftermarket support. Over the years, the imports caught up and toppled the mighty Mustang in [ … ]

Unitronic_Chipped_Building

From humble beginnings, Unitronic Chipped has gone from a modest auto electrical shop to a major player in the chip tuning world. With the proliferation of turbo Audis and VWs, Unitronic Chipped was formed in 2003 to brand themselves as the leading [ … ]

2010_Acura_ZDX

I was a fan of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) long before they became a staple of every suburban driveway. I had owned frontrunners like the Dodge Ramcharger and the Ford Bronco a decade before any soccer mom would have gone near a rugged vehic [ … ]

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