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 6 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 4 competitors by using their Facebook account. The competitors with the highest number of votes in each Battle will advance to Stage 7, the 2018 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship, while the competitors with the lowest number of votes are eliminated. VOTE HERE SIXTH ANNUAL TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS Stage 1…


Red Bottoms: Kristin Justus' 2016 Subaru WRX

This car was built for showing, and that’s just it’ll do. Build inspiration can strike from just about anywhere, and it doesn’t have to always automotive-related either. We’ve heard and seen all kinds of stories about design inspiration, but footwear might be a first. For Kristin Justus, her love of shoes, specifically the famous red soles of fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s creations, drove her in the direction of a Subaru WRX ready for the catwalk. She’s even got the Louboutin shoe tattoo to prove it. Searching for a new daily driver, but still wanting to keep it fun and shift…

Too Much Is Never Enough: Dionne Mascunana’s 2007 Porsche Cayman S

A Porsche Cayman Shaped by Imagination and the Creative Process. It’s no secret that the halls of the SEMA show are home to the world’s best builds at any given time, and sometimes even the most impressive of builds can blend in with its surroundings in the rows upon rows of show-stopping vehicles. I preface this feature with that fun fact because I need you to understand just how much it means when you see a car at SEMA that literally stops you in your tracks. For me personally, Dionne Mascunana’s Porsche Cayman S was that car. Mascunana is no…

Valkyrie: Jhae Pfenning's 1997 Acura NSX

Childhood dream turned futuristic fighter jet. As the teacher drones on and on, your imagination begins to wander - eventually transporting you to an alternate reality where an enemy is invading and, as the titular hero, you’ll need to defend yourself, your school, and your classroom crush. When you’re broken out of your boredom-induced trance via a ruler smack on the desk and a class-wide laugh, there’s the initial sting of embarrassment, but none of them know that they’re only safe due to your heroics in fighting off the baddies. Anyone who’s had their head in the clouds before can…

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.…

Tuner Evolution: Chicago, IL 2018

Tuner Evolution returned to the Chicago area on October 7th at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Their 2nd annual event stop in Chicago featured an automotive lifestyle event that showcased the region's hottest customized vehicles in a competition for top honors. www.tuner-evolution.com (function(d, s, id) js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://embedsocial.com/embedscript/ei.js"; d.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(js);}(document, "script", "EmbedSocialScript"));…

Fitted: Toronto 2018

Toronto dials in its fitment. Fitted is where you get to see what everyone has been slaving over in their garages during the long Canadian winter. Who’s static and who’s on air this year? Who switched up their wheel game, or dialed in their fitment to be even more aggressive? These are all things that are answered as you walk around the Brampton Fairgrounds and take in the best of that the Toronto area and beyond has to offer in terms of stance. For 2018, the stance term also branches out to “track stance” with Fitted’s newest award category: Best…

Clean Culture X Caffeine & Octane: ATL #StadiumShowcase 2018

Clean Culture collaborated with one of America's largest car shows, Caffeine and Octane, and held the first-ever car show in the historic Turner Field for the ATL Stadium Show Case. This was a surprisingly enclosed meet, which as an attendee, I as happy for but fully prepared for the elements.\ The car turn-out was just around 300 which filled the walk-in area to the ball field and encircled the tunnel around the building. This was very cool to see - all types of cars were parked, from old school and new school muscle cars, imports and exotics and off-road vehicles.…

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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