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In any form of design and construction, there has to be an adequate structure for the task. In architecture, considerations like wind, earthquakes and snow loads make the rules, but in the automotive world, forces like torsion and dynamic loads gal [ … ]

Power from the Gods: Maxxsonics' 2003 Hummer H2


Photos by Rich Karbowiak

It’s no mystery that the hardest hit market in the days of this gas crisis is the SUV market. More specifically the luxury SUV market, which are used for nothing more than braving traffic on the 405 rather than anything with an incline or mud involved. The ‘util [ … ]

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Until you have driven an S2000, there isn’t really much else out there to compare it to. Especially if that S2K happens to have a built stroker motor in which case, the high revs make you wonder if you are driving a nitro radio controlled car as opposed to an actual car. But the pitch of the motor [ … ]

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Since the launch of the Scion brand back in 2005, Five Axis has been active on the Scion scene creating some over the top concept cars to help define the upper limits of these highly customizable platforms. The partnership between Scion, Pioneer Electronics and Five Axis has been responsible for s [ … ]

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Ever since we upgraded the front brakes on the Project GT-R, the braking was very capable at 118 feet but we want it too be great. With the addition of monster rears, we hope to dip below 110 and with fresh H8 Track compound pads are aiming for sub-100! We started by contacting Lee Takagi, General M [ … ]

2_optIt is amazing the difference between a factory head lamp and an aftermarket HID head lamp. The difference is huge, especially when you are working with quality equipment. In this article we will be going over the installation of two HID lighting kits from Xenonworkx, one for low beam and one for hig [ … ]
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Bet on the “Favorite to Show” and you’ll win almost every time. That’s advice I received from this recovering gambler who by all appearances wasn’t the best cat to take advice from. He was weathered, beaten down and had a wardrobe that would be more suitable for someone outside a liquor store playin [ … ]

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The debate between NA and forced induction is something that will never die. It’s fair to say if you want power you go forced, if you want response you go NA. If you want big power with response you get some stupid displacement V8 or V10 but then again, they don’t have an econo-mode like a turbo c [ … ]

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Written by Michael Semira / Photography by Josh Mackey

The last time we came across an M2 Motoring creation, we drooled all over its camo-covered Scion xB and affectionately dubbed it the ‘Bento Box.’ The project had a unique Japan-meets-US flavour, as if someone were to drench a fresh [ … ]