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...
Shelby GT500 review

Shelby GT500 review

Like Johnny from Cobra Kai said, "The Cobra's a badass snake with no mercy." And the Shelby GT500 is totally ...
Can of Whoop RS

Can of Whoop RS

There’s always been something special about the way us car guys look at life... The way we envision the future, ...
MK5 Toyota Supra Review

MK5 Toyota Supra Review

The MK5 Toyota Supra has been one of the most debated new cars in recent history. We all have our opinions at ...
Ford Bronco Review

Ford Bronco Review

As far as I'm concerned, the full-size Ford Bronco is the car of the year - hands down. Ford knocked it out of the ...
SUSpect EG Civic Hatch

SUSpect EG Civic Hatch

First of all, Kelvin Ornelas is a friend of mine & an awesome fella...  Second of all, he's a damn liar! ...

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Bawitdaba Foxbody baby!

Bawitdaba Foxbody baby!

Weird... but Rob McCarter is basically a real-life Sean Boswell from Tokyo Drift. Rob McCarter grew up in Tennessee around American muscle. And all through high school, he was working on his ’68 Mustang in shop class. That's real. He picked up this foxbody Mustang as...

Jet Ski Paint // Kawasaki 750

Jet Ski Paint // Kawasaki 750

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted the jet ski project, so I wanted to give an update.  Here’s the update: Go buy a Jet ski already! One that you have to stand-up on. If you like awesome stuff (which you clearly do because you’re here lol), you’re gonna love...

“Drive like hell & worry about the damage later.”

“Drive like hell & worry about the damage later.”

This is a 1991 Nissan Laurel. The Nissan Laurel basically came with S13 (240sx) suspension and an RB20DET engine. So in the Nissan lineup, it sits somewhere right smack between a 240sx, and a 4-door R32 GTS-T Skyline. It works well in the US aftermarket world, because...