Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 12:06:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $5.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 14:03:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

End Date: Tuesday Dec-18-2018 20:12:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 9:51:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $5.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/5 Rated
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 17:53:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/5 Rated
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 17:53:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-10 SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire Rated Racing Suit
End Date: Friday Jan-4-2019 10:18:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $119.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - RZ-58 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet- Snell Rated Opt. Fresh Forced Air Helmet
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 11:58:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $179.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Archive for the ‘car tuning’ Category

PostHeaderIcon 10 New Cars That are Begging to be Modified

Out of all those new cars out there, which ones have more promise that is untapped by the manufacturer? These cars are already good, but at the same time, they could be significantly improved with sometimes minimal modifications. In other words, they have what it takes but just need to be honed that little bit more to achieve their full potential.

PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Pay to Have an EV Powertrain Bolted into Your Classic Aston Martin

Although a noble thought by Aston Martin, this basically kills the whole point. Wondering what we are talking about? Aston Martin Works plans to protect the classic cars in the future by allowing them to live as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). It has produced the first model under its plan called the Heritage EV Programme.

PostHeaderIcon The 7 Cars We Want To See With a Hellephant Swap

In case you were unaware, FCA stole the show this year at SEMA. The big headline was the Hellephant, a 1,000-horsepower monster that’s looking to curb stomp the competition as the most powerful crate engine ever offered by an OEM. We’re so excited about it that we decided to put together a list of cars that we think need a Hellephant under the hood, with entries ranging from the obvious to the slightly insane.

Of course, it’s worth mentioning that the Hellephant is designed for either off-road applications or smog-exempt pre-1976 vehicles. Regardless, we’re sticking to our guns on this one in the hopes that one of you crazy wrench-turners gets inspired to create one of these wild beasts.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Parades New Upgrades from Mopar in L.A.

The long-anticipated Jeep Gladiator, the company’s first pickup truck in 26 years, made its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Not surprisingly, Mopar has already created a range of parts and accessories for the truck and showcased them on a Rubicon model. The most important of which include a two-inch lift kit, spray-in bed liner, and a truck bed storage system.

Mopar has been providing parts and accessories for Chrysler and Fiat cars for decades now, and it also helped Jeep develop quite a few concept vehicles. Naturally, the Gladiator had to be included now that Jeep finally offers a pickup truck. Mopar presented 20 products for the Gladiator in Los Angeles, but more are definitely underway. Let’s have a look at what you can order once the Gladiator goes on sale.

PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 Le Mans Classic Clubsport by Paul Stephens

Porsche specialist Paul Stephens recently unveiled his latest creation called the Le Mans Classic Clubsport. It is a bespoke Porsche 911 based around the Porsche 911 G-series chassis and remodeled to take the shape of possibly the most astonishing restomod you can imagine.

I know that right now the Singer name from Rob Dickinson rings in your ears, but this is a slightly different piece of engineering compared with anything coming from Dickinson kitchen. Now, I was particularly curious to find out what actually makes this Le Mans Classic Clubsport so special, so I reached out to Paul Stephens who told me a thing or two about his newest car.

First of all, let me tell you that Paul is a proper car guy. Not only that, he is a proper Porsche enthusiast. All the way back from 9 years of age. I am not joking. His first miles were in a Land Rover he drove when he was 6. Three years later, he sat in a 911. A friend of his dad lent him the keys, and he just went for it. Love in an instant!

That was the start of a long love story that got him into race cars, into Porsches and now into making exceptional restomods based around the Porsche G-series chassis.

PostHeaderIcon Rolls-Royce Phantom by Mansory

I am about to tell you about the Rolls-Royce Phantom garnished with decorative pieces by Mansory and then jeweled by an effortless push of 602 thoroughbreds. It is Mansory’s way of going above and beyond. Above and beyond anything one may consider customary, appropriate, or even becoming. It is as bizarre as Halloween cosplay and as exquisite as a ball gown. It is controversy in understanding, and harmony in dissonance. It is the Rolls-Royce Phantom by Mansory.

I would argue that gliding through the atmosphere, carried by a swoosh of hot air, is as close to freedom as one may get. Such a dignified spectacle can be almost recreated on the roads as well. Riding in the back seats of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is more comfortable for sure, but the sheer exquisiteness of its cabin pursued by a definite insulation from the outside world is as equally liberating as gliding, although fundamentally opposite in its execution. That is what Rolls-Royce is all about – being as free as a bird, but in a way, some may even call profligacy.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom by Masonry is profligate and lecherous. But it is impeccable and irresistible much the same.

PostHeaderIcon This Kia Stinger Wears its Widebody Kit Well

The Kia Stinger has received a lot of attention since it debuted some two years ago and while at first the attention was mainly due to it being a new model that nobody knew anything about, now it gets attention specifically because people know it’s actually pretty good. But for those that think that the factory look just isn’t aggressive enough, now there’s a bold widebody kit that completely transforms its look.

PostHeaderIcon Pogea Racing Maserati GranCabrio

German tuning company Pogea Racing crafted an all-new tuning kit for the Maserati GranCabrio, and consequently, for the Gran Turismo. The dated Italian sports car from Maserati is on its last legs on the market. We can expect discontinuation as early as next year, but that did not stop Pogea Racing from creating a one of a kind tuning kit for what is, probably, one of the most beautiful designs in the history of the automobile. Based around the GranCabrio, the Pogea Racing kit includes suspension tweaks, an engine upgrade, and interior modifications. External body kit? None of that I am afraid; however, the Maserati GranCabrio and the GranTurismo are already astoundingly beautiful.

PostHeaderIcon Watch This Lightly Tuned McLaren 720S Run the Quarter Mile in Less Than 10 Seconds

The McLaren 720S is an absolute beast right out of the box, with nearly $300K worth of go-fast awesomeness on offer for anyone with the bank to back it. That said, for a little extra outlay, you can extract even more from it, granted you know where to turn for a tune.

This particular example comes from EKanoo Racing, a tuner based out of the Middle East that specializes in building seriously quick drag racing machinery. This McLaren is no different, however, the mods are very light, with just an ECU retune to pull a bit more power from the mid-mounted, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8.

EKanoo Racing declined to say exactly how much more power this tuned 720S is making, but unleashed down the 1320, it manages a very fast 9.605 at 146 mph. Compare that to the stocker’s time of 10 seconds flat at 140 mph, and it’s obvious this thing is laying down some extra mid-range muscle.

As a reminder, the stock McLaren 720S produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, all of which is routed to the rear wheels by way of seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The sprint to 60 mph takes less than 3 seconds, while top speed is rated at 212 mph.

The run itself takes place in Bahrain at the Bahrain International Circuit, the same track used for the annual Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 1 race. The whole clip is just 30 seconds long, but seeing this thing move at full chat is a delight all the same. Make sure to listen for the high-pitched whine as the 720S accelerates, which apparently are the super-sticky tires making maximum thrust against the tacky track surface.

PostHeaderIcon WTF? Strange, Crazy, Amazing, and Downright Stupid Things at SEMA 2018

You can pretty much see anything and everything automotive related at the SEMA show. From pure-bred muscle cars, wild exotics, monster trucks, and full-on race cars. SEMA has something for everyone to love. On the other side of that spectrum, there is a lot that may not be to your taste. From the crazy awesome to the crazy clueless, here you can find a bit of each.

PostHeaderIcon Check Out This Hot New Duke Dynamics Bodykit for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of the craziest Prancing Horses of recent years and most of that craziness is derived from its 6.3-liter V12 engine which makes 730 horsepower and is able to send it to 100 km/h or 62 mph in 3.1 seconds. But for some, its mad performance isn’t done justice by the car’s styling. so they use kits like this one by Vancouver, Canada-based Duke Dynamics, in order to help their F12 achieve the look they think it deserves.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk by Hennessey

Hennessey is at it again with another demented tuning creation, this time for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Apparently, the Texas-based tuner isn’t satisfied with an SUV that already boasts 707 horsepower. So in keeping with its identity as a creator of tuning programs that border on insanity, Hennessey dropped the mother lode on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, turning it into a 1,200-horsepower monster that’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in a jaw-dropping 2.3 seconds on its way to a quarter-mile time of 9.66 seconds @ 145 mph.

PostHeaderIcon Check Out All the Awesomeness We Found At SEMA 2018 With This Mega Picture Gallery

One hundred forty thousand people descend upon the Las Vegas convention center for the largest aftermarket automotive trade show in the world. Welcome to SEMA 2018, where many of the top automotive aftermarket manufacturers, builders, and shops come together to learn, shop, and show off the best products and some of the best custom rides in the game. I overheard one SEMA organizer saying that if you were to walk up and down every aisle in every pavilion you would walk almost 54 miles and I believe it! Sadly, most of SEMA is very boring and very repetitive (I mean seriously, how many booths about tires does one show need?) but, there are always those automotive gems to look at and once in a while a new product that just makes you stop and say “wow.” So, here are a few of those cars that made me stop and actually take a look.

PostHeaderIcon Help your Tesla Model 3 stand out with RevoZport widebody kit

RevoZport already provides kits to fit the Tesla Model S and Model X, but now they’ve launched one for the smaller Tesla Model 3 too. They call it the R-Zentric Model 3R Aerokit, and it is essentially a widebody aero kit for Tesla’s smallest offering, one that completely transforms how the EV sedan is perceived.

PostHeaderIcon Audi Q8 by ABT

The Audi Q8, another one in a long line of coupe-bodied luxury SUVs, was launched this year and has now been given the ABT Sportsline treatment. The end result is subtle but, as a house tuner for Audi, ABT knew how to churn out every ounce of performance out of the Q8.

The Q8, which is categorized as a mid-size luxury coupe SUV, is an alternative to the Cayenne or the X7. It’s the first model designed by Audi’s new chief of design, Marc Lichte, and arrived with a choice of two V-6 engines: a 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged gas engine and a 3.0-liter diesel.

Now, ABT took it upon themselves to improve, aesthetically as well as mechanically, the Q8. What they’ve unveiled is a great example of the ’less is more’ ideology: the car doesn’t have a widebody or particularly flashy add-ons but makes a strong statement nonetheless. Having said that, ABT announced that a new aero kit for the Q8 is in the works.

Keep on reading to learn more about the Audi Q8 by ABT.

PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Mercury Coupe EV by ICON

We see a lot of restomods where people or companies thump new engines into classic cars. But how about putting an electric powertrain into a vintage car? This is not a new concept; in fact, there are quite a few companies who have been working on this for quite some time now. The conversion companies were in a large number even in the last century, and a perfect testament for this would be the formation of the Electric Auto Association back in 1967. However, this takes a lot of skill, money, and precise execution. One such classic car fanatic company, which has done many conversions in the past, is ICON; and this time, the company has turned a 1949 Mercury Coupe into an EV.

PostHeaderIcon Ken Block’s F-150 Hoonitruck

When Ken Block unleashed the original Hoonicorn back in 2014, we went just a little bit of crazy. And why not? With an all-carbon widebody paying homage to the ’65 Mustang, a race-spec AWD system, and 845 horsepower from a 410-cube race-spec V-8 with velocity stacks rising more than a foot out of the hood, it was pretty much the perfect machine for grabbing eyeballs on the Internet. Now, Block and the Hoonigan team have once again managed to one-up themselves. The latest is called the Hoonitruck, and it’s bigger, more powerful, and crazier than the original Hoonicorn.

Like the Hoonicorn, the Hoonitruck took about two years to build. This time around though, the machine is “based” on a 1977 Ford F-150. And by based, I mean the Hoonitruck employs the same general shape as the factory pickup. That’s it though, as everything else is custom-built to put on a tire-killing speed show. The Hoonitruck is now headed for a starring role in the tenth iteration of Block’s über-viral Gymkhana video series, but until then, read on for all the details on this wild new smoke factory.

PostHeaderIcon Superformance Future GT Forty

Here’s the latest Superformance classic-looking Ford GT40. The American masters of continuation GT40s unveiled at the SEMA Show the Future GT Forty prototype which draws its inspiration from both the original 1960s GT40 Mk. and the modern, Le Mans-winning, V-6 Ecoboost-poweredFord GT GTLM race cars.

The South-African Superformance company has been building painstakingly accurate GT40 recreations for over a decade and a half. Their cars are officially licensed to use the GT40 name and even eligible for the GT40 register, which means the Blue Oval fully approves of these beasts.

This latest model, presented after an 18-months-long buildup in the MagnaFlow booth at the SEMA Show, features the same livery as the 2017 GTE-Pro Le Mans-winning Ford GT built by Multimatic and a host of aerodynamic and mechanical upgrades that increase the GT40s prowess around any race track.

Keep reading to learn more about the Superformance Future GT Forty

PostHeaderIcon K5 Chevy Blazer Restomod by Ringbrothers

Ringbrothers is a company “with an affinity for muscle cars,” as they say on the official website, which usually specializes in low, ground-hugging vehicles designed to go around corners very well. At this year’s edition of the SEMA show, however, they brought out their first off-roader, a tastefully restomodded Chevy K5 Blazer, based on the full-size model built from the early 1970s to the early 1990s; the Blazer they used is from 1971, and boy did they deliver…

The company sells many components they make themselves, and it seems this modded K5 got as many of them as they could fit on it. What resulted is probably one of the best looking modded off-roaders I’ve ever seen, which blends decent off-road capability with a head-turning look, strong performance courtesy of an LS3 swap, and some modern gadgets too.

If this is the Ringbrothers’ idea of an off-roader, then we ask them to make more of these, or start selling them as scale models, because I want one to put on my office desk.

PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen Jetta S by Jamie Orr

Well known Volkswagen enthusiast Jamie Orr thought of a fantastic project with Volkswagen of America – to build an awesome custom Volkswagen Jetta S in six weeks’ time and present it at this year’s SEMA. With the photos of his astounding Jetta bathing the fields of social networks all around the world, I am here to tell you about the tiresome, but fun six-week voyage Orr had to take to finish this project. Right now, the White Silver Jetta S is exposed at the SEMA Motor Show, and it showcases a wide array of aftermarket parts. Orr was directly involved with the development of these parts as they basically did not exist six weeks ago. Not in their physical form, not as 3D rendering pieces on a PC, or even as ideas. Well, right now, they garnish the exterior of possibly the best car Volkswagen showcased at SEMA this year. This all-involving project was focused on crafting aftermarket pieces from the ground up.

SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
1969 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1969 Chevy C-10 Custom Built Short Bed, REAL PATINA, LS SWAP Pickup Truck
End Date: Saturday Jan-5-2019 17:58:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $38,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

$14,104.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 12:31:36 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups deluxe 1959 GMC big back window fleetside original paint rebuilt motor like apache
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 18:07:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12,200.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

$8,100.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 15:49:08 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1970 Chevrolet C10 1970 Chevrolet C10 Frame Off Resto 502 Big Block Z06 4Wheel Disc Brake AC 12Bolt
$25,200.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 14:29:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Ford Mustang 2 door 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullit Clone
$30,300.00 (37 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 10:59:26 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Base 2 Door 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
$13,000.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 18:00:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Series 3 1969 RCR Series 3 Camaro, #4 of 6 Built, 427 Aluminum SB 580 HP, DrivingVIDEO
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 12:40:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $200,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1935 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1935 chevy truck
$7,000.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 19:24:06 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1984 Chevrolet Other Pickups ilverado 1984 Dually k30 4x4 454
$3,050.00 (25 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 8:30:34 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups deluxe 1949 chevy 5 window shortbed 3100 ie 1955 nomad belair ratrod 1950 gmc 1972 1957
$12,500.00 (37 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 19:45:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 350 4-speed Convertible
$11,600.00 (48 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 18:14:51 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1957 chevy 3100 truck
$15,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 8:00:05 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1972 Chevrolet C10 1972 Chevy C10 Cheynne Z84 350 Factory AC Power Steering Power Disc Brake
$10,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 13:54:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1970 Ford Mustang Convertible 1970 ford mustang convertible
$16,100.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 12:47:02 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
$6,200.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 15:30:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1972 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1972 Chevrolet C/50 ( 1 owner 15,800 original miles )
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 11:21:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1953 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1953 chevy truck
$3,550.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 19:53:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1986 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1986 CHEVY K10 SILVERADO SINGLE CAB 6.2L DIESEL 4X4 4-SPEED MANUAL 60,982 MILES!
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 17:25:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Texas Direct Auto 2016 2LT Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$35,100.00 (31 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 10:03:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $43,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Chevrolet Corvette CONVERTIBLE 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 hp tank sticker frame off.
$28,100.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 18:38:16 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1991 Ford Mustang GT Ford mustang 1991 GT
$3,550.69 (15 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 17:12:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 chevrolet cameo truck
$28,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 13:29:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1969 Chevrolet Suburban C20- LS Swap
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 18:07:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1972 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 7:30:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1990 Chevrolet Other Pickups 454ss 454sstruck
$5,000.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 20:00:42 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Ford Mustang 2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 3:15:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10,200.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1957 Ford Other Custom Ranchero 1957 Ford Custom Ranchero 
$8,655.55 (12 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 14:15:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1963 Corvette Convertible 38417 original miles barn find
$28,810.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 20:00:19 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1954 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1954 Willys pickup
$1,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 8:12:47 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Dietrich Web Consulting