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In the automotive journalism space, when you hear the words “product launch,” you immediately think a manufacturer is launching a new model of car, and they want some journos to go lash it around to see how well it performs and measures [ … ]

PASMAG The Difference Oil Makes 1

You don’t need to be an engineer or a mechanic to understand that an engine needs oil, but how much can you tell someone about the properties of oil and their effect on an engine’s performance? Although oil is one of the most basic fund [ … ]

Hawk Performance Talon Brake Calipers

Most people know how important a strong and effective brake kit is when upgrading your vehicle. Your control and overall speed around a circuit depends heavily on your braking. More importantly, it’s an area of your car that you never want to have [ … ]

Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form


I’ve put together a lot of cool project cars over the years and would like to think that with each one, I push the envelope a little bit further and get a little better at what I’m doing.  I’ve learned a lot from building racecars and a good por [ … ]

Project E36 M3 Suspension Overhaul

The next stage of our suspension overhaul—replacing dampers and springs—is where most of the handling magic happens. Internet legend would have you believe that the original dampers on most any E36 are shot at about 60-90,000 miles. Based on person [ … ]

Wheels & Tires 101


Tires – they are the most important part of your car. Not only are they responsible for keeping you stuck to the asphalt, they are the last piece of your power puzzle – the better they are, the quicker and more responsive to your throttle.

Most of y [ … ]

Nitto Motivo Tire


Although it is located in a rather remote part of North America where direct flights from places like PASMAG’s hometown of Toronto are non-existent, a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah is well worth the extra effort. Not only is it surrounded by some of [ … ]

BFGoodrich G-Force Rival Competition Street Tire


Tire tests are always fun. You get to push performance cars to the limit on a track, slide around a skipad, race tight slalom courses and burn through some rubber without putting a dent in your wallet.

The G-Force Rival is the newest performance tir [ … ]

Tested: Toyo Proxes RA1


It seems the RA1 has been around since before time began. Ask an "old timer" (well, relatively) and they'll tell you that the RA1 was the holy grail of DOT competition tires. A decade ago, a walk through the hot pits of any track event would net you [ … ]

Meguiar's DA Power System

There is nothing like a car in showroom condition. The sparkle and reflection of a freshly cleaned car is enough to draw anyone’s attention. And while it’s nice to admire, when it comes time to put the work in, often we don’t have the time or patie [ … ]

A Look Inside - APD's MPTCC TU Class Killer Acura TSX

Race Car Fabricators APD had a goal in mind when building their Acura TSX, to build a car that would be competitive in MotoIQ’s Pacific Coast Tuner Challenge in the TU class.  Currently most of…
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Project Scion tC: Descendant Racing Turbo Kit Install

The Scion tC is arguably one of the most popular tuner cars around. It is affordable, customizable, and well-supported by major tuners and aftermarket companies. The second generation Scion tC is what we’re going to…
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Order Your K&N Sledster™

The SLEDSTER™ is a limited edition diecast metal custom-classic concept truck and trailer.Production is limited to 96 pieces. It is approximately 1:50 scale.• Original one-of-a-kind design• Individually numbered holographic decal• Oversize acrylic display case on…
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