PASMAG Reader's Choice Awards Nomination Form

Our industry is full of awesome people doing incredible things. Between builders and drivers, content creators and events, shops and car clubs, we want to recognize some of the automotive aftermarket's finest with a unique award, and we want your…

Tuning Essentials: Performance, 6th Edition

Gotta Go Fast! Pinning the accelerator pedal and feeling the car respond in kind is an addictive feeling. The noises, the quickening speed at which your surroundings start to blur by, and how you find yourself stuck to the back of your seat are all byproducts of going fast, and you want them more and more once you’ve gotten a taste. For all you speed junkies out there, this issue is for you: PASMAG’s sixth annual Performance special. Of course, going fast isn’t that impressive if you can’t do anything with it, so we’ve taken this whole book to lay…


2018 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship

In the Sixth Annual Tuner Battlegrounds Championship presented by PASMAG and sponsored by AEM Induction Systems, AEM Performance Electronics, Air Lift Performance, McLeod Racing and MYCHANIC, voters have the opportunity to vote for the finalist of their choice by using their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Voting takes place between October 30th and November 1st, and the 2018 Tuner Battlegrounds Champion will be announced on Friday, November 2nd. Stay tuned for more news and announcements. VOTE HERE SIXTH ANNUAL TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS Stage 1 (Elimination): Sept 4 - Sept 10Stage 2 (Top 64): Sept 11 - Sept 17Stage 3…


Recognition Of Excellence: Roel Chavez's 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport

Photography by Mark Vasilyuk If you haven’t heard of Roel Chavez’s Rocket Bunny Lexus RC350, you must be living under a rock. Built to roll into a town, dominate their shows, and leave with an armful of trophies, this widebody creation has already amassed 22 awards in the past year and shows no signs of slowing. Funny enough, it all just started with a thought, and the thought was “why not?” Being friends with Hong Chin at Rev Motorsports definitely helped, as Chavez watched beautiful builds roll out of the shop time after time and soon wanted to be one…

Subaru Devotee: Brittany Sanderson's 2002 Subaru WRX

Photography by Antonio Logan Brittany Sanderson has been into Subarus as long as she’s been into cars. Having always owned a Subaru in one form or another, the 2002 Subaru WRX stood out to her as a great platform to begin a serious build with. Since both her and her fiancé had experience modifying Subarus, she also saw the car as something they could both do together. Going into the build with intentions to build a show car that stood out in a memorable way, Sanderson made sure to put in the work when researching quality components. Because of her…

Injection Mold Breaker: Chad Shirtliff's 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution

Photography by Ken Au Achieving Massive Power Without A Cookie-Cutter Recipe. Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution has been a cult hit since it arrived on the scene in 1992. After some success with the Group A Galant VR-4, Mitsubishi essentially shoe-horned their proven 4G63T engine and drivetrain into their lighter, more compact model, the Mirage-based Lancer. Thus, the first Lancer Evo was born. All models of the first iteration of the Evolution were sold out in just three days The Evolution continued its evolution [ha!] over the next few generations, and things started to get advanced in 1996 when the Evo IV…

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…

Kicker KEY180.4 Amplifier Review

When we think about adding an amplifier to a system, the obvious thing we’re adding is power to make our music louder. But what if the amplifier not only provided the additional power we wanted, but also had the ability to make the system sound better, instead of just louder? The KEY Smart Amplifier from Kicker will do just that. Designed specifically to greatly improve the sonics of a typical “deck and four” or OEM sort of system, the Kicker KEY180.4 amplifier uses powerful digital signal processing to bring concert realism to your car. Unlike other systems, the KEY180.4 doesn’t…

Kenwood XR600-6DSP Amplifier Review

Anyone who has ever attempted to upgrade a factory audio system with some real power knows the challenges involved. Depending on the specific car, you may have to deal with factory equalization, weird signal delays, unwanted crossover points, and in some cases, all of the above at once! Fear not, because there may be a game changing solution to all of these issues. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are likely familiar with the name iDatalink Maestro. These folks have been hard at work building OEM interface solutions for years, as they’re the most experienced company on…

JVC CW-DRA8 Amplified Subwoofer System Review

Recently, my friend Elle bought a new pickup truck with a typically abysmal factory stereo system. Not wanting to make big modifications to her brand-new ride, she said he could live with the general sound of the system if only she could add some desperately needed bass, however, the interior of the cab didn’t offer much room for a traditional truck-style subwoofer box or amplifier. The space the truck had had already been mostly spoken for by the search and rescue gear she normally hauls, so what she needed was an incredibly compact, self-powered subwoofer system. As luck would have…

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.…


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…

PASMAG Reader's Choice Awards Nomination Form

Our industry is full of awesome people doing incredible things. Between builders and drivers, content creators and events, shops and car clubs, we want to recognize some of the automotive aftermarket's finest with a unique award, and we want your…
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Spot The Differences: 2018 SEMA - McLeod Racing

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we're at the McLeod Racing booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV! Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Input the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle below for…
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Spot The Differences: 2018 SEMA Day 4

In this edition of Spot The Differences, we're at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV! Can you spot the 10 differences in the photos? Input the 10 CORRECT answers to this puzzle below for a chance to win a…
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