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...
2017 Toyota Tundra Review

2017 Toyota Tundra Review

Simplicity in it’s rawest form.  That’s what the 2017 Toyota Tundra is all about.  It’s the ultimate Throwback ...
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 ...
2017 Volvo XC60 Review

2017 Volvo XC60 Review

Car makers are now tasked to desperately find fuel efficiency whenever and however they can.  The easiest way to ...
2017 Ford Escape Review

2017 Ford Escape Review

Quick spin in the 2017 Ford Escape What’s new for 2017?  Revised front and rear facias, upgraded interior, SYNC3
Honda Ridgeline Review

Honda Ridgeline Review

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline. I wanted to hate it, but then I drove it… and now I just want it. I hear people say ...

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End the Summer with a Braaap

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Hope you got rowdy this weekend with a tank full of gas and a belly full of BBQ. ...So long as you packed your brown pants, and waited 30 min before the braaap. Here's up-and-coming road racer Andy DiBrino shredding streets on his ICON Motosports/Motosport.com backed...

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Text by Joe Gustafson   Search the Tumblr machine and you'd think Detroit is nothing but black and white crumbling buildings. Contrary to popular belief, Detroit is on the color spectrum. They are also rapidly improving the place block-bursts at a time. There's a...

Travis Chaney’s Turbo Ariel Atom

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power2weight from Issue 30 - Text by Wooley Photos by Ty Cobb This is a 2006 Ariel Atom 2 (Brammo prototype). This Ariel Atom started life as a stage-2 supercharged Ecotec LSJ 2-liter. In that outfit, it made 240whp, and ran an 11.1 @116mph. Travis’s (the owner's)...

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Street Driven is new traveling 4-event series for 2015, so it's got a little bit of the first year awkwards. But no real worries there - because it's run by some seasoned guys across the board - from planning, to show, to drift. So watch for it to get planted, sort...

Tito’s STI-swapped Impreza

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Countersteer: Social Media is Awesome

Countersteer: Social Media is Awesome

Wooley made a fine point about the trappings of social media insta-fame and like-whoring (read it here). And it's true, the world sucks. However - social media is actually the best thing ever... we as a community just need to get better at it. BACK IN THE DAY, or as...

Daisuke Miyazaki’s Toyota FT86

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Daisuke Miyazaki's Toyota FT86 Issue 31 - Written by Wooley   Photography by Jean-Christophe Pepino I sit here and I overthink how I’m going to write this article - nothing new there. And looming over my head, is the fact that this car is from a world, that is...

Wooley’s Editorial from Issue 33: Fu*k Social Media

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We all complain that the car culture is riddled with hate & disrespect these days. None of us really want it like that. We all want a revolution… yet we’re all part of the problem to some degree. So each of us need to start within ourselves. First of all, try to...