Lifted Civic Update #16: Diff Is (Mostly) Mounted! S1Built Diff Mount Install

Sorry about the lack of uploads last week! As we were preparing to mount our S1Built diff mount, we ran into an issue with welding. Currently, the car is unable to be transported from shop to shop. The only welder we have at the current shop, Slightly Mangled is a...

SLAMMEDEnuff? Gatlinburg 2021 – S3 Mag Coverage

One of the biggest shows of the year. Slammedenuff Gatlinburg is a must-attend event for stance car enthusiasts. Cars from literally all over the USA gather in one place for a two day mega event. Inside the show, you'll find everything from simple & clean Euros to...

Lifted Civic Update #15: S1Built Sponsorship Announcement! Plus, Body Work Begins:

I have waited over 3 months to make this announcement... We would like to thank S1Built for sponsoring our project lifted Civic build. These guys were actually our very first sponsor on the build, matter of fact. We did not want to announce them too soon and not...

Sneaky Sancho – 900hp Silverado lowered on Volk TE37s

This is Jose Garcia’s 2017 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4… Aka - MEX GTR. Jose Garcia & his cousin, Kelvin (with the gray EG hatch a few features back) are super tight. In fact, they run a few Mexican restaurants together in the far upper north metro-Atlanta area. And...

Lifted Civic Update #14: Getting Prepped For AWD!

We are making great progress on our lifted AWD EK Civic! Last week, we ran into an issue with our ECU wiring on the lifted AWD EK Civic. Turns out, the solution is at least 3 weeks out. In the meantime, we are getting to work on the AWD swap in the rear. We started by...

What’s wrong with the Automotive Industry

You know what… yep… I’m gonna beat this dead horse one last time & then I’m done. I will never, ever understand why the new Toyota Supra is a BMW that doesn’t come with a manual transmission or targa top. It's impossible to wrap my head around it. Furthermore -...

Cross Streams // Solid Axle Swap WD21 Nissan Pathfinder

What we’re lookin’ at here - is a solid axle swap 1988 WD21 Nissan Pathfinder. It's awesome! But it’s not easy… or cheap lol.  This straight-axle swapped WD21 Pathfinder belongs to Daniel Pence. He drives it a lot actually, both on & off-road. He’s owned this...

Lifted Bronco Sport – Is it a Real Bronco?

The Bronco Sport isn't even a "real" Bronco... A lot of folks have been skeptical about the off-road capabilities of Ford's new Bronco Sport. I'll be the first to admit, I was a skeptic myself - was. That's until I got the opportunity to experience the Bronco Sport...

Lifted Civic Update #13: Front End 90% COMPLETE! Headed to Gambler 500 TN

This week has been interesting, to say the least. We have been hard at work over at the Slightly Mangled garage. Jake managed to slide in the Hasport Performance engine & T-brackets between the subframe & the body thanks to our HRG Engineering subframe drop....

Can of Whoop RS

There’s always been something special about the way us car guys look at life... The way we envision the future, the way we calculate risk & investments, and the way we attack problems… all seem to bear the same color to us. When we find an old abandoned body, we...
ERA Sports

ERA Sports

I think we get lost in the numbers of a build, one too many times. We want the highest horsepower, the most boost, ...
Driving Mattered

Driving Mattered

Well this started out as a fairly normal Mazda3 Review. But then I spiraled down a rabbit hole lol. For the record,



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Fiesta ST aero by Vega Modified

Fiesta ST aero by Vega Modified

Bottom line: The Vega Modified aero kit transforms the Fiesta ST from a bumble bee into a hornet. This is one of those mods where the photos do most of the talking, but here are a couple details you may wanna know:   Vega products are made in Florida. You choose...

Jeep on Truckin’

Jeep on Truckin’

His father passed away when he was 16, and his father loved cars. So Caleb Forbes set out on some sort of journey… to find perspective through the outlet of an automobile. In 3 years, he went through about 15 different platforms - regularly swapping & trading out...

Porsche Cayman S: Say Man, Nice Cayman

Porsche Cayman S: Say Man, Nice Cayman

Totally 80’s Shelby Daniels doesn’t remember a time in his life where cars weren’t the main focus. As a kid, his parents took him to the fair… one of those sketchy fairs. And at that fair, there was a dart game. Throw the dart at a balloon, and if the balloon pops,...

Damn These Things are Fast | Honda Integra GSR

Damn These Things are Fast | Honda Integra GSR

“Man I can tell you right now… it ain’t worth it.” …That’s what Lous DeJesus said about his gorgeous Integra, in an rationally & oddly calm voice. lol. And you know he’s lyin’. But then he’d interject and say, “Nah I’m not lyin’… it ain’t worth it. Too much work....

USDMmmmmmmm – ’95 Ford Mustang Cobra

USDMmmmmmmm – ’95 Ford Mustang Cobra

Terry Sullivan’s has an appreciation/fascination for ALL cars. But when got his first Mustang GT, he really took to muscle. It just felt right. Sully left for the army in 2003 or so, and his high school sweetheart couldn’t drive a manual transmission, so he decided to...

KW Dampers Developed for Porsche 356

KW Dampers Developed for Porsche 356

Press Release: KW extends Classic product line: Adjustable dampers developed for Porsche 356 restorations Clovis, CA (United States), December 7th, 2018 -In the past years, KW automotive has developed an extensive delivery program of different suspension solutions...