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How to Install DC Racing Headers

How to Install DC Racing Headers

The easiest way to add horsepower to your engine is to increase the airflow coming into or going out of the engine. Smoothing out the airflow in the exhaust system starts with replacing the exhaust manifold with a tubular header. DC Racing Sports makes a line of headers for various makes and models.......[Read More]
Homemade Lift Kit

Homemade Lift Kit

Although most off-road oriented vehicles come from the factory with higher ride heights than road-cars, really extreme off-road wheeling can call for a little more altitude to avoid getting caught on obstacles or make room for larger wheels. The required approach to lifting varies by suspension type......[Read More]
How to Restore Chrome Plates on Car Grills

How to Restore Chrome Plates on Car Grills

Although chrome that has been completely removed must be replated, it is possible to clean and polish existing chrome to restore its shine. In most cases, old chrome has an oxide layer that makes it dull. Most people know this oxide layer as rust. The process of restoration involves a little bit of ......[Read More]
How to Connect a Boost Gauge in a Mustang

How to Connect a Boost Gauge in a Mustang

A boost gauge is an important accessory to have for your Mustang to monitor the engine's boost pressure when using a supercharger or turbocharger. The boost gauge will allow you to see when the engine has reached the maximum amount of boost it can deliver. You can install a boost gauge in a short am......[Read More]
Erie, PA Car Shows

Erie, PA Car Shows

Erie, Pennsylvania, car shows generate family fun.Close up detail of a classic car at a car show image by Rob Hill from Fotolia.comLining small-town Main Streets with classic and customized cars is a Pennsylvania tradition. It gets neighbors and car enthusiasts outside to enjoy Erie's.........[Read More]
How to Install a Fender Liner on a Honda Civic

How to Install a Fender Liner on a Honda Civic

Over time, the salts and oils on roads can begin to eat away at the inner liner fender behind your car's wheels and body. The fender liners are usually made out of a thin metal or plastic. They will either rust out or holes will break in the plastic. This will allow for these damaging salts, oil and......[Read More]
How to Make a Turbo Blanket

How to Make a Turbo Blanket

Turbo blankets for both stock and custom car and truck applications can be prohibitively expensive to purchase from specialty retailers, regardless of whether they can protect your engine, hood, paint job or sensitive electrical parts. Making your own turbo blanket is a quick project you can complet......[Read More]
How to Install an xB Cool Air Intake

How to Install an xB Cool Air Intake

A cool air intake draws fresh air from the fender well of your Scion xB. Since this air has not been heated by the engine, it is denser and contains more oxygen. This higher oxygen content allows the fuel it is mixed with to burn more efficiently, resulting in better acceleration and reduced fuel co......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot HID Bulbs on a 2004 Prius

How to Troubleshoot HID Bulbs on a 2004 Prius

Any Prius owner can self-change and troubleshoot the HID bulbs on a 2004 Toyota Prius. Remember that 2004 -2009 were the years of the 2nd generation Prius, so any Toyota manual from that period is a valid and valuable reference for Prius repairs. In the Generation II Prius, HID headlights were part ......[Read More]
Pennsylvania Car Events

Pennsylvania Car Events

With dozens of car shows occurring throughout each year, Pennsylvania is a state replete with car enthusiasts and offers plenty of venues to check out some of your favorite vehicles. A handful of annual events dot the Pennsylvanian landscape, and other single-event, classic, antique and.........[Read More]
Civic Chrome Exhaust Tips

Civic Chrome Exhaust Tips

The Honda Civic has been one of the most popular production cars in the history of the automobile, as popular with commuters as it is with enthusiasts who love to tune and modify their cars. Whether your Civic is a daily driver or a show car, one thing that can make it look better is an aftermarket ......[Read More]
Pittsburgh Car Cruises

Pittsburgh Car Cruises

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is known as the "Steel City," because of its once prominent steel mills and industrial corporations. Today, that history of industrialization and modernization is evident in its car culture. There are many opportunities for enthusiasts to showcase their historic.........[Read More]
After Market Exhaust Tips

After Market Exhaust Tips

No custom car is truly complete without a custom exhaust tip or set of tips. While the addition of nicer looking exhaust tips will not increase your car's performance, they are an easy and economical way to spruce up the appearance of your car's exhaust system.......[Read More]
How to Test a Club Car Motor

How to Test a Club Car Motor

A club car is an electric-powered utility vehicle that is mainly used as a golf cart. Club cars can also used to move people more efficiently around places where regular vehicles will not fit. Electric-powered club cars come equipped with a series-wound electric motor that turns the wheels forward o......[Read More]
How to Drag Race Cars

How to Drag Race Cars

Drag racing has been a very popular automotive sport for many years. Since its early years, drag racing has made many changes, including being made illegal on the streets. Now drag racing must be done on a drag strip made specifically for the sport. This ensures the safety of the drivers as well as ......[Read More]
Hitch Weight Calculation

Hitch Weight Calculation

Many factors go into successfully and safely hauling any trailer with any truck. Each piece --- the hitch, the hitch ball, trailer tongue and truck --- can only handle a specific amount of weight. To determine how much the setup can handle, load the trailer with weight not exceeding the maximum wei......[Read More]
How to Install a Subaru Outback Trailer Hitch

How to Install a Subaru Outback Trailer Hitch

The Subaru Outback is a great vehicle with all-wheel drive and lots of room for cargo. But if you need to tow something, you'll have to add a trailer hitch to the wagon. Although the installation can be a little frustrating, it can be done in about 30 minutes to an hour.......[Read More]
List of Supercharged Stock Cars

List of Supercharged Stock Cars

Though turbocharging has all but taken over as the preferred method for stuffing air into an engine, there are a few die-hards still addicted to the rush and instant torque of superchargers. Fortunately, some of these die-hards work at GM and factory tuning companies like SVT and AMG, and.........[Read More]
How to Make a Wood Car Racing Ramp

How to Make a Wood Car Racing Ramp

Racing ramps are used by amateur and professional car enthusiasts who want to show off, transport or maintain their vehicles. They raise the car just enough to access the mechanics and equipment stored beneath a car's chassis. Professional race ramps look good but cost a lot of money. However, for a......[Read More]
05-07 Mustang V6 Performance

05-07 Mustang V6 Performance

The Mustang is among the most enduring icons in automotive history. Continuously in production since 1964, the V6 version was essentially identical in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 model years.......[Read More]