Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift Road Test

The Incredible Shrinking Crossover: When Does a “Utility Vehicle” Get So Small That Utility Is No Longer A Thing?

(By Tom Lohnes) – At what point does a Crossover get so small it becomes a lifted hatchback? I would say the line isn’t in the realm of size, but rather being 2WD-only. Hyundai is a now a...

Lone Star Throwdown Was Full Of 1988-1998 OBS Chevy And GMC Pickups And We’ve Got All The Photos

Throwdown photos continue! We’ve got photos of all the hottest cars and trucks from the Lone Star Throwdown truck show in Conroe Texas, but none were hotter than OBS GM trucks. These trucks are...

ARP Shop Tour Video: You Think You Know But You Have No Idea – Incredible Place

It’s almost comical how some thins we just take for granted. Things like the awesome fasteners that ARP makes for so many different applications. Where do they come from, beyond the packaging?...

Lights Out 12 Photos From The SGMP Pits At Night – There’s Not Sleeping In Heads Up Drag Racing

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The most interesting thing about Lights Out 12 or any iteration of the race is the duration and nature of the event. You cannot win the race on Wednesday night but...

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is Here And It’s An Electrified Player – The Major Manufacturer Electrical Onslaught Continues

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is here and it’s hot on the tracks of Ford and Tesla. With retro styling, a cavernous interior, and some quick motor options, this EV is going to be a...

Is Merceces New C63 To Porky To Run With The Competition? Four Banger With Electric Assist Vs V8s

(By Tom Lohnes) – The new Mercedes-Benz C-class has been a controversial vehicle, and sure think they’ve brought the styling in the right direction. But the styling is about the least...

Hot Hot Heat: Watch These Centrifugal Clutches Pushed To The Failure Point In Slow Motion!

This is a cool video and not just destruction for the point of destruction. There’s an education element here. Of course the humble little centrifugal clutch has been the method of getting...

Autopsy Of A Dyno Mule: Real St Performance Tears Down A Stock Block and Crank 1,850hp 2JZ To Check Its Guts

Engines tell us things when we take them apart after they’re used, right? We look to see how things are wearing, what stuff is wearing and shouldn’t and what we can do better the next...

Watch The 1993 NHRA Gatornationals – Big Speed, Wild Runs, Awesome History

The world of NHRA drag racing is buzzing this week as professional teams have hit the road to go testing in Florida in anticipation of the opening event of the Camping World season at Gainesville...

How AWD Is your Modern All Wheel Drive Car? This Video Tells You That The Answer Is Not Very

This is a really interesting video and educational as well. Why? Well, so many cars these days are all wheel drive, but what does that really mean? How AWD is your modern all wheel drive car? Jason...

Cheap eBay Caddy Blower: How Much Power Will It Make On E85 Instead Of Pump Gas?

Yesterday we showed you what pump gas boost was good for with one of these ultra cheap Cadillac superchargers that you can buy new on eBay for just a few hundred bucks. They don’t bolt on,...

Lone Star Throwdown 2021 Photos Just Keep Coming! Nothing But Custom Trucks In This Batch!

Lone Star Throwdown photos baby! We’ve got tons more to share this week and today’s batch is a mix of nothing but late model custom trucks of all kinds. Fords, Dodge, Toyota, Chevrolet,...

Big Power, Bigger Dollars: Does The 392 Powered Jeep Stand Up To The 518hp V8 Defender?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well if you’re a high-horsepower, V8-powered extreme-offroad SUV enthusiast, now is your time. Two of the most prominent SUV manufacturers have shoved bug V8 engines into...

The Pistons Fight Back: Will Porsche eFuel Be The Synthetic Solution To Stem The Electric Tide?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Porsche, possibly the most pedigreed maker of internal combustion engines out there, isn’t ready to give up and go totally electric. They have spent the past 13 years...