Shakedown 1979 // LS swapped Jeep Cherokee Chief

My wife, Amber, and I have always talked about building a muscle car together. She's fond of the first few years of the Mustang; I'd love a Mopar. Maybe a Charger R/T, a Cuda? So many good choices. So anyway, we bought a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief lol. Well… I did....

Foxbody Movin’ – low & steady wins the race

So many times do we see the clear divide between a purist’s restoration vs a builder's wild modifications. Rarely do we see the two meet so gracefully as with Andrew Schenk's ‘86 Foxbody Mustang GT. While it may seem the best of both worlds, the reality is, it’s a...

Gramp’s F150 was sitting on 20s, and it juuuuust wasn’t clicking for me.

So I got a wandering eye, and stumbled on these old American Racing wheels for the lowered Bricknose F150… super cheap & super local. 15x10, mega-low offset, old-school 3-spoke style. Curiosity killed the cat, and I copped ‘em!  TIRES: Cooper Cobra Radial GTs in...

KW V3 coilovers on a 944: How low can you go

How low will the new KW V3 coilovers go on a 944?? Lower than this actually lol... but not much. But let me back up & fill you in, because this is an ongoing project/saga. The KW coilovers only come for 'late-model' 944  fitment.  That means models 1985.5 and up....

Stand up Jet skis

Not car related, but do you know what you should buy?? Like right now?? A damn stand up jet ski! Holy crap! So until yesterday, I've had absolutely zero experience with these things. Weirdly, I grew up in Jacksonville Florida, which is a perfect place to own one. In...

Ford Lightning // Electric F-150

So Ford introduced the new electric Lightning F-150, and it pretty much just looks like a regular-ass truck if we’re being honest. But is that good or bad? I mean it certainly has it’s benefits. Full-size truck owners expect a truck to look a certain way, and that way...

Wooley’s Editorial from Issue 56: Losing your cool

I tend to lose my cool when I’m working on cars.  That’s not how I want to be. I hate that about myself. Because it’s bigger than cars; it’s personality flaws. We all know cars can be a royal pain in the ass sometimes… and I’m fine with that. It’s worth it in the end....

Chameleon 450SE (W116) Benz

Time is a necessity to freedom. Meaning - you can’t truly be free if all your time is spoken for. Remember that. Because the people out there with real money?? With opulence?? Often what they DON’T have… is real time to invest into themselves, their passions, or their...

Lifted 2wd Silverado Trophy – LEX Motorsports

You can only drive 1 vehicle at a time… so why not try & build 'everything you love' into 1 vehicle? ? This is Jason Lader’s turbo LS Silverado trophy truck - 2008 2wd. And with this build, the motive was to create something wild, capable, versatile, and street...

The Elements

I never thought much of BMWs... Writing them off mostly as status symbols. See - I like raw & visceral cars. Buuut I ended up buying a 1992 E34 5-series with a manual transmission last year for $500. I did it on a whim, with no particular love for the car other...
Mazda MX-5 RF

Mazda MX-5 RF

Initial impression... Sweet! Let’s play with the roof! One week later... Ok first of all, the ...
GM Performance Exhaust

GM Performance Exhaust

So I got myself a new Sierra Denali.  I was happy.  Then I wasn't...because I'm dumb and if it's stock...then ...
Sylvania Cube-X lights

Sylvania Cube-X lights

About a year ago, I had the chance to have a few beers with one of the engineers from Sylvania. She was a French ...

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Code Brown – 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

Code Brown – 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Jason Scott One of the many things that make the Porsche 911 cool - is that they’ve always been a little raw around the edges. It’s not about the price tag. You don’t flash ‘em like a designer watch. Yeah sure, they’re pretty enough, but...

No Money No Problems: Alec’s Nissan Hardbody Drift Truck

No Money No Problems: Alec’s Nissan Hardbody Drift Truck

Text: Joseph Gustafson  //  Photos: Duke Newport Wanna know a secret? Money can buy happiness. Yep it’s easy - go buy whatever car you want, get all the shiny go-fast parts, make a generous donation to the local PD, and haters be damned! But the bad news is, happiness...

Cc: Bcc: Backyard Joe’s Honda Civic EK Hatchback

Cc: Bcc: Backyard Joe’s Honda Civic EK Hatchback

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Supreme.Digital.La Want a solid piece of advice you'll never follow? Well here you go... If you’re attracted to grassroots import culture and what it’s all about, you need to think about taking a leap of faith. A cleanse. Go onto your...

Awesome.Sun – Apex Auto Works 1969 Datsun 510

Awesome.Sun – Apex Auto Works 1969 Datsun 510

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Jason Scott 9 years is a long time, but no it ain't. If you’re lucky enough to make it to 90, then 9 years is a tenth of your life. Hold up your fingers; put one finger down - that’s 9 years. BUT - the first 10 years of your life are spent as...

Ironhyde – Ripp Superchargers 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU

Ironhyde – Ripp Superchargers 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU

Text by Wooley  //  Photos by Chris Roca of RIPP Superchargers This Jeep, affectionately named Ironhyde, is owned by Ripp Superchargers. It’s a 2012 model, and it was the very first 3.6 to get the Ripp supercharger system back in late 2011. The original test bed for...

PANO – Erin Sanford’s S13

PANO – Erin Sanford’s S13

Text: Wooley  //  Photos: Alex Grant Look at the 240sx from 30,000ft up. The 240 often gets type-cast & mail-room-filed straight to the drift culture. But instead of stereotyping the car, or mentally limiting its relevance… maybe take a minute & thank the...

Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

Enkei TSP-5 Tuning Wheels

This is the Enkei TSP-5. It’s a fork off the RPF1, with the same successful design elements centered around stiffness, and lightweight construction… except a bit more chiseled. They're made using Enkei’s MAT Technology, which is a sweet-spot hybrid between casting...

Is It In You? – Rutledge Wood’s TRD Pro Toyota Tundra

Is It In You? – Rutledge Wood’s TRD Pro Toyota Tundra

When you hear the name Rutledge Wood, you think of that funny, fast-driving, good-lookin’ guy from Top Gear USA. And then you think about Rut. !Zing! But for real. A car guy since forever, you could pretty safely say that Rut’s living the dream… proving that nice guys...