Built for the Human Race – 4 door R32 Skyline (HCR32)

When I was a kid, sports cars were badass, untamed, and sexy. The car commercials on TV marketed performance. Hell - performance was mainstream! And Nissan was at the TOP of their game. Just look up this Nissan 300zx Superbowl commercial. Car brands based their...

Prestone Total Cooling System Cleaner

This is a 100% real life scenario... no 'paid promotion' I swear lol. I recently used Prestone Total Cooling System Cleaner in my Porsche 944, and it seems to have totally fixed my overheating issue! The 944 is kind of a never-ending project… go figure lol. But it's a...

Lifted Civic Update #21: Jumping The Hurdles

It's been a minute since the last update on Project: Lifted Civic We have been busy troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the transmission over at Slightly Mangled. Essentially, the car will go into one forward gear and reverse and has a hard time going into park...

What I love about Honda Culture // Carlo’s Turbo EG Civic Hatchback on TE37s

You know what I love about OG Honda culture?? Absolutely everything. And I think I always will. There are just some things that are everlasting & pure about car culture. And a lot of those things can be found, hidden in plain sight, in an old Honda hatch... if...

Prentice Performance // Heaven Is a Place On Earth

Let’s go back in time... to the late 90’s. I was a kid. And the kid-version of me would trade in my chores for a trip to the local hobby store. It was my favorite place to go, as I was heavily into trains the first 6-7 years of my life. There was one shop in...

Wicked supercharged-to-turbocharged R53 Mini Cooper S

In the car world, saying “from humble beginnings” is a phrase that's often followed with someone’s explosion of e-fame stardom that leaves them with an inflated ego. While this isn’t always the case, in today’s day & age, it seems more & more that it’s...

Got Balls? (throwback feature from 2007)

Let's journey back... back to S3 Magazine circa 2007: -----You gotta have a big set when your goal is winning the NOPI Drift Championship. A great car and a large bank account are nice to have at your disposal, but if you don’t have the balls to risk both man &...

Lifted Civic Update #20: All About Verification

It's been an... interesting week to say the least. We went from making incredible progress on the car to nearly a standstill in the same week. As we went to test fit the CR-V axles, we realized that the bearings were improperly installed. They were loose and crooked....

The Never Selling Story

Chris Neranjan has owned this Hawkeye STI for over a decade. Notice - the trend of longterm ownership with STIs & Evos. These ultimate tuner cars of the 2000s car may have been a little pricey when they came out, sure. But they’re still pricey now. It was a good...

Retrospective: Riverside Chattanooga 1 (2016)

Here we go again - Ben is digging through his archives... I tend to do this every now and again, especially when I ease into my "slow" season. Going back to old photoshoots and events. This week, I wanted to share some of my favorite OG Riverside photos I took 5 years...
It’s in the genes

It’s in the genes

In many ways, the appeal of pure Japanese tuners is very similar to the appeal of older American ...
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 ...
Lifted Sprinter

Lifted Sprinter

Overland Sprinters - they’re like the Leatherman Multi-Tool of 4x4s. Meaning... they’re bulky, you really don’t ...

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Mechanical Advantage brings the meat

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...

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...