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...
Barn Truck F150 update

Barn Truck F150 update

Project Update... If you saw the previous post on this ol' bricknose Ford F150, I just wanted to give a quick ...
Lexus LS500 F Sport

Lexus LS500 F Sport

As you would expect, the Lexus LS500 F Sport is a really nice ride. Like... really nice. Everything is perfectly ...
Victory 4×4 Tacoma

Victory 4×4 Tacoma

Daryl Hutson here... from JCR Off-Road & Victory 4x4! I'm a Jeep guy. That means I 'wave back'. I think ...

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Thermal R&D Exhaust | Civic Type-R

Thermal R&D Exhaust | Civic Type-R

For the exhaust, we went with Thermal R&D. We got their cat-back exhaust, downpipe, and catless test pipe. So from the turbo, all the way to the chrome tips… it’s all Thermal R&D… and its completely unrestricted. And man does it sound good! This is no doubt a...

Never Lift | Civic Type-R

Never Lift | Civic Type-R

Never Lift… a Motovicity-hosted half-mile event in Coalinga, CA.  3 weeks! Annnnd we didn’t even have a car yet. I live my life a quarter mile at a time & all, but damn I gotta admit Dom, this was stressful. Not like ‘magazine stress’… where you could push back...

Monica | Introducing Civic Type-R

Monica | Introducing Civic Type-R

Ok shoot. I’m gonna try to keep this Type-R introduction short & sweet side in print. BUT - every part of this Type-R is being filmed for Youtube in a documentary/reality style… so I’d really love for y’all to check it out on Youtube (Channel: S3 Magazine). Video...

InZane in the Membrane: Datsun 240Z

InZane in the Membrane: Datsun 240Z

SEMA is a hard show at which to properly appreciate cars. On one hand - it’s a show overflowing with some of the best builds you will see all year. On the other hand - it’s that same overflow that makes it almost impossible to keep your wits about you. It’s almost too...

You Got No Future Kid: LS1 Genesis Coupe

You Got No Future Kid: LS1 Genesis Coupe

A lot of us can remember those key moments that hooked us into the scene. Yeah some of you were born into it, and it’s always been a family affair. But there are still those moments. Maybe when dad finally hit the ignition, after what seemed like an eternity of...

LS-swapped, turbocharged 3000GT… w/ fogs!!

LS-swapped, turbocharged 3000GT… w/ fogs!!

The LS engine. It’s kind of the final destination isn’t it. I see it a lot in my sick & twisted line of work: If you keep any one car long enough… and you keep kicking that can down the road far enough… eventually it bumps up against an LS swap & comes to...