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 Honda Pilot Review

2016 Honda Pilot Review

Initially, the new 2016 Honda Pilot did not win me over. It came to us straight after the Toyota Highlander, and ...
Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

Liberty Walk, bagged Ferrari 458 Italia   /   Text by Joe Gustafson   /   Photos by Taylor McPhail This car’s ...
2015 Buick Regal GS review

2015 Buick Regal GS review

Turbo, AWD and Brembos….on a Buick?   I know that you’re thinking somehow I got mixed up and wrote an STi review ...
Nissan GripZ Concept

Nissan GripZ Concept

Don't listen to other people on the internet who are making the wild claim that this is the next Z.  This is the ...

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Real vs. Fake Wheel Guide

Real vs. Fake Wheel Guide

We are just trying to shed a little more wisdom into the aftermarket industry... so you, as an enthusiast, have a solid foundation on which you can then make your own conclusions and decisions.  That’s it.  So what we did was interview a couple knowledgeable people...

Issue 24 Now Availalbe

Issue 24 is done printing and should be shipping to subscribers over the next week or so. If you aren't a subscriber and would like to pick up a copy, we have copies available in our store. We have also added previews from each feature (as well as additional photos...

Unleash the Furry

Unleash the Furry

We’re all guilty of it: whether it be on an online forum , a local meet, or a photo blog, we have seen a unique—and often times ‘functionless’— piece of flair or style that makes its way into our daily automobile musings. It shows up in the fictional scenarios in our...

Sikky Faction

Sikky Faction

The hobby of modifying cars is a quick and sure way to make sure that you can live your life one paycheck at a time, as well as having no free time away from your garage, and no girlfriend. Now, if we take it one step further and talk about auto racing at a...

Shoop!

Shoop!

When I look at the newer KDM scene. I can’t help but be reminded of the early days of the Honda scene. Everything was new, unchartered territory. In the mid 90’s, if you had a 2-inch drop and a set of 17s, spark plug wires, an intake, and some NOPI rainbow bulbs, you...

Welcome to The System

This world of professional top-tier drifting is an increasingly corporatized sport. The question is, how do you mesh the roots culture of drifting - which at its core is so anti-establishment, rebellious, illegal, and anti-corporate...how do you mesh that , with the...

Jon Johnny Angel

Here is a quick way to tell if you're cool. It’s not the only way but it is one quick test. Here it is: You buy aftermarket parts for a car that you don’t even own yet. Have you done it? If so, I’d like to extend my congratulations... Purchase Issue 24 here to read...

Yo Corrado!

I’ve known yo for over 10 years now… and his attention to detail has always astonished me. It always has. It actually makes me feel like crap about myself haha. Because i’m just more of a “fix it with a sticker or a ziptie and worry about it later” sorta dude....

Rust Bucket

You’ve probably heard the people say, “With age comes wisdom”. But that’s not totally the point… It’s probably a little more accurate to say, “With experience comes wisdom”. Age has a lot to do with it, but that’s only because you’ve had more time to gain experience…...