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Category Archive: Bangshift Spotlight, Hack of the Week, Tech Stories

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s Just Rolled Into the Shop

Hiyooooo, it’s that time for Hacks of the Week. You know, I’ve been spending a lot more time with a welder in my hand, so I have to cut the hackers of the world a little slack. It takes...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 7: We’re back

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted an update on the Blazer. It’s not because I haven’t been working on it, but Lohnes convinced me to go on that trip to Detroit and I got...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

I’m headed out on a 2,000 mile road trip with Lohnes and Nutting at the ungodly hour of 2:00 am, so I’m writing this in the hopes that I don’t see anything like these photos on our...

Getting FASTer… Bolt On Upgrades For You LS That Make Big Power

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener with OnTheDyno.com) Hey bangers, if you own an LS motor or are thinking about getting one, you need to check this out. Like the original small-block Chevy, one...

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Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

Look, we’ve all used a butter knife to turn a screw and some of us have opened a beer or two with a cigarette lighter, so we’re all about multi-tasking. With that in mind, the theme of...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit/JustRolledIntoTheShop

Up here in New England, we’re in our 342nd week of near zero temperatures, but we had one warm, rainy day last week and it poured, rendering our roads about as smooth as Manuel Noriega’s...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 3: Starting the Bodywork

When last I wrote and you read, I had fixed up a bunch of the mechanical issues on the ’79 Blazer, to make sure it ran ok, and could stop safely without killing myself and all those around me....

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

Sometimes it’s DIY gone wrong, sometimes its a catastrophic failure at a shop full of trained mechanics. Either way, they’re hilariously awful, and that’s why we call them the Hacks...

Epic Hacks: Reddit’s “Just Rolled in the Shop” Subreddit Will Give you Nightmares

  Reddit has a million “subreddits” on everything from trees to male fashion advice. Our favorite is “Just Rolled in the Shop,” a collection of photos from mechanics all over...

Video: We Test Snow Tires At Miller Motorsports Park With NITTO! Pants Mandatory.

Last week when I left town for Salt Lake City to attend the Nitto Winter Ride N Drive media event, I was wearing my typical Dickies shorts, flip flops and a BangShift.com shirt. I had an extra change...

Best of BangShift: Blizzard Preparedness- Screw Canned Goods and Batteries, Fix the Antique John Deere Snowmobile!

While weiner, clean-handed automotive bloggers were preparing breathless items about the new Kia Rio, sipping a Mochachino and working up a semi to Ken Block videos, we were laying in the snow,...

BangShift Quick Tech Tip: Chassis and Body Grounds. They Are Your Electrical Friends.

Our pal Todd Ryden, sent us this quick tech tip last week, along with a great new kit from Painless Performance that gives you all the grounds and fasteners you need to make sure your car or truck...

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Quick Tech: How To Use Steel Braided Hose As A Tool To Remove Burrs From Cut Pipe

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) – Those who work on cars for a living often find time saving ways of getting the job faster and easier. Our friend, Yannick Sire of Sire Custom Performance,...

Tech Video: MSD’s Flying Magnet Crank Trigger System. How To Install One And Why

We did this video 30 lbs and two years ago for MSD, but thought you guys might want to check it out. It’s one of many videos that MSD has that are aimed at giving you technical support and...