KW V3 coilovers for the Porsche 944 – (part 1 // front)

Admittedly when I bought this Porsche 944, I didn't do any serious research... I bought this Porsche 944 because an opportunity came my way & I went with it. It's an earlier 1984 model. Hell I love the early 80's Porsche stuff. I have a '79 SC. My first Porsche...

Dan Ristau’s Blobeye WRX

Subaru WRXs were unique and... almost intoxicating/hypnotic when they hit the market in the US.  They looked quirky, goofy, and lovable... but also mean, stout, & confident. We knew the Subaru WRX/STi legacy from Gran Turismo & rally, but they were finally...

S3 MAG: Issue 56 is out

S3 Magazine Issue 56 is out! Get this current issue PLUS a 2yr subscription PLUS a t-shirt for only 20-bucks when you subscribe at this link. I know it's hard to rationalize 'paying for a subscription'...

Daft Junk: Pipey McGraw’s Bugeye Sprite

People always ask 'what we’re looking for' in a feature car...  Relatability. That’s it... that’s the big secret lol.  Because to me, relatability has an energizing & encouraging affect. Relatability has more impact than perfection. Perfection is nice, but...

Edelbrock leaving California

Car companies are leaving the state that built car culture. Why?? Government can only drive a knife into the side of their own local businesses for so long, before those businesses leave the abusive relationship. And likewise, governments can only demonize these local...

GM goes all-electric by 2035 // S3 rolls eyes heavily

I’ve got a pretty good sniffer for bullsh!t, and boy I’m smellin’ a cow pasture... Listen - this whole GM announcement is the 2nd a waste-of-breath, green-nosing PR stunt we’ve seen from General Motors already in 2021. The first was their new princess revamped logo...

Old School Civic // 2010 S3 Throwback

Man sometimes I look at old S3 features, and I cringe lol. Not this time....  In 2010, Import Alliance was at the height of it's momentum. In the moment, I don't think we realized how good it was... the way it was bringing us all together. See the 2008 recession had...

Mid engine, gated 6-speed, V8 R8

I consider the R8 to be an exotic... and exotic-type cars normally don’t appeal to me much anymore. What makes a sports car exotic? The rad-era exotics of my youth, loved ‘em! But that was the 80s/90s when we had F40/Countach/Testarossa/911 posters on our wall. Not...

Lifted Sprinter

Overland Sprinters - they’re like the Leatherman Multi-Tool of 4x4s. Meaning... they’re bulky, you really don’t need it, and honestly you’ll probably just leave it at home 90% of the time.  But there’s something so...

Mechanical Advantage brings the meat

Listen, there’s something special going on with this Mechanical Advantage time-attack team. Ima tell ya.  Maybe it’s the solid team dynamic. Or maybe it's their race cars being both brilliantly practical & brilliantly engineered. It could even be the fact that...
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Dan Ristau’s Blobeye WRX

Dan Ristau’s Blobeye WRX

Subaru WRXs were unique and... almost intoxicating/hypnotic when they hit the market in the US.  They looked quirky, goofy, and lovable... but also mean, stout, & confident. We knew the Subaru...

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Old School Civic // 2010 S3 Throwback

Old School Civic // 2010 S3 Throwback

Man sometimes I look at old S3 features, and I cringe lol. Not this time....  In 2010, Import Alliance was at the height of it's momentum. In the moment, I don't think we realized how good it was......

read more
Mid engine, gated 6-speed, V8 R8

Mid engine, gated 6-speed, V8 R8

I consider the R8 to be an exotic... and exotic-type cars normally don’t appeal to me much anymore. What makes a sports car exotic? The rad-era exotics of my youth, loved ‘em! But that was the...

read more
Lifted Sprinter

Lifted Sprinter

Overland Sprinters - they’re like the Leatherman Multi-Tool of 4x4s. Meaning... they’re bulky, you really don’t need it, and honestly you’ll probably just leave it at home 90% of the time.  [gallery...

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S3 MAG: Issue 56 is out

S3 MAG: Issue 56 is out

S3 Magazine Issue 56 is out! Get this current issue PLUS a 2yr subscription PLUS a t-shirt for only 20-bucks when you subscribe at this link. [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Edelbrock leaving California

Edelbrock leaving California

Car companies are leaving the state that built car culture. Why?? Government can only drive a knife into the side of their own local businesses for so long, before those businesses leave the abusive...

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No clutch pedal on a 944

No clutch pedal on a 944

We got the 944 running! And as spiritually uplifting as that feels lol, it just means that we now have to address every... other... problem... with this car. Starting with the Porsche 944 clutch...

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G35 Coupe so clean

G35 Coupe so clean

I tend to dislike G35s... Infinity made too many of them... in unexciting colors. G35s have lost all their value, which relates to them becoming cheaply-modified. And most of the G35s I run across seems to be clapped-out, riced-out, not maintained... riding on...

Nissan Laurel : The best we never had

Nissan Laurel : The best we never had

I was on the Autotrader & Cargurus websites the other night... and I was browsing around for something just like this Nissan Laurel. Well not exactly this. But a newer version of ‘something like this’. Something you could go to a dealership & finance. Problem...

Real A90 Supra Feels

Real A90 Supra Feels

Hey Garrett, how does the A90 Supra feel, once you start throwing mods it? People really bashed the A90 Toyota Supra heavy when they saw the collaboration with BMW. Obviously - I’ve owned my fair share of Japanese cars, and I tend to lean towards the Japanese cars due...

The perfect S2000

The perfect S2000

The S2000 was ‘the Honda of all Hondas’ in Matt Jensen's opinion. The S2000 drove like no other, so pure-to-concept, and it's so great in so many aspects. The funny thing is, Matt Jensen couldn’t even drive a stick when he first bought this car! Yet he took the plunge...

Turbo Diesel swapped Chevy C10

Turbo Diesel swapped Chevy C10

Justin Chappelle was at the bar with his buddy BS’ing around with the idea of swapping a turbo-diesel engine into a regular 80s/90s square-bodied truck... Typical car guy bar talk. Anything ‘Cummins’ was super lame (Justin’s words). And theoretically, while the Ford...

Can Jam Subaru Forester Drift Taxi

Can Jam Subaru Forester Drift Taxi

This is the drift taxi Subaru Forester that you may have seen around Can-Jam Motorsports. And there are a lot of rad reasons why rad people might end up with a rad car like this Subaru Forester Drift Taxi. But at the core, it always starts with 'exposure'. You're in...

Widebody Dinan BMW M2

Widebody Dinan BMW M2

Widebody BMW M2... When I first got into this car-building underworld, I did it for the kickass & badass cars. Pretty simple formula right? But what I didn’t understand at the time, is that behind every awesome car, there’s usually a more awesome person that built...

Running Boards on a Lowered OBS Bricknose F150

Running Boards on a Lowered OBS Bricknose F150

My latest midnight Marketplace score was this set of old OEM running boards off a later 92-96 OBS F150. Here they are, in all their glory... installed, but unpainted on my lowered bricknose F150. They came off a gray truck, which I thought might conveniently match the...

Social UNdistancing STI

Social UNdistancing STI

Brandon Deuster on his 2018 Subaru WRX STi... I got into cars at the youngest possible age. Since before I could walk, I was obsessed with Hot Wheels and practically anything with an engine & tires. My dad and I would walk around the mall when I was a toddler, and...