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...
2016 Kia Sorento Review

2016 Kia Sorento Review

Bottom line is: The 2016 Kia Sorento offers stylish design in a usable package - with that awesome 100,000 mile ...
2016 Lexus ES350

2016 Lexus ES350

by:  Yousef Alvi & Jonathan Wooley Editor's note: Let's be honest for a second.  If you're ...
2016 Honda Civic Review

2016 Honda Civic Review

This is the 2016 Honda Civic, and we are going to get this out of the way first:  We hate the CVT transmission. It ...
2016 Scion iA Review

2016 Scion iA Review

Speaking as a ‘car guy’ snob - the new Scion iA sucks. It’s slow, and it’s about as sexy as a tadpole. BUT - ...
2016 Acura RDX Review

2016 Acura RDX Review

It’s very rare nowadays that you encounter a car that just does everything right.  There is always some prevailing ...
Battledrift: Mustang vs Lamborghini

Battledrift: Mustang vs Lamborghini

What do you get when you take a 650 HP V12 Lamborghini piloted by Daigo Saito vs Vaughn Gittin Jr. behind the wheel of his 550 HP Mustang RTR, and thow them on some open roads in Niigata, Japan? You get BATTLEDRIFT, and it is everything that you want.
2016 Honda Accord Review

2016 Honda Accord Review

This is the 2016 Honda Accord and its a stupidly important car to Honda’s future.  Why you ask?  Because according ...

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Unpublished Content: Ben Foo’s IS300

Unpublished Content: Ben Foo’s IS300

We've been kind of backed up on features recently so rather than waiting another issue to get these in print, I'm releasing this IS300 here for you all to enjoy!   Engine/Trans -JDM 98+ 2JZGTE VVTi engine swap -Precision 6766 CEA Billet T4 turbo -Tubular divided...

Yo Corrado

Yo Corrado

Head work - ported & polished Intake manifold and throttle body ported to match intake Techtonics Software Mk4 headgasket 41mm intake valves 268 Techtonics cams w/high rev springs.. Lightened flywheel Euro French E-code headlights Euro tail lamps Spoonfedtuning...

Hi Bird

Hi Bird

There’s something about an old, shoebox-sized import with new chrome & straight lines. The Datsun 510, the Mk1 Rabbit, the BMW 2002. I’d be willing to bet that damn near all of us have looked one of those up at one point or another – checking prices, checking the...

Waiting For A War

Waiting For A War

  From back issue No. 25 Humans are such silly little creatures.  And I say ‘creatures’ because that’s what we are.  Critters… animals… just keeping ourselves busy while we’re here… without much of a clue as to why.  Like a critter… we build a home for ourselves...

The Old and The Beautiful

The Old and The Beautiful

From back issue 25 There oughta be a word for a car like this. Or a phrase. Or a term. Hell – maybe there is a word/phrase/term for a car like this – and I just don’t know it. But… as a true car guy and culture guy, we all feel the same things when we see this. Run...

See To Feel

See To Feel

I’ve never considered myself to be much of an artist. But I always looked up to those kinds of people. I am a lover of art. And who knows… maybe that makes me appreciate it even more than the artist himself. After all - a woman is not overly fascinated with her own...

We Don’t Need Roads

We Don’t Need Roads

...From backissue 24 When I say ‘Wagovan’, most of us all have the same exact picture pop up in our heads these days. We picture a Wagovan – slammed, stanced, fresh paint, with a bike rack, maybe a rusted hood, and a wood-grain steering wheel… sitting at Eibach or...

Bike Curious

Bike Curious

If you’ve picked up this magazine, you’ve probably got the tendency to want to screw with stuff - everything you get your hands on, in fact. It’s just what we do. It’s coded somewhere in our DNA. There is no rehab for it, so don’t even bother. Nothing, out of the box,...

Lay It On The Line

Lay It On The Line

Finding the right chassis, let alone the right specific individual car, can be quite the challenge. We tend to wander nomadically during our early years experimenting… with different chassis and styles… until we find the one that calls to our own unique personality....