Category Archive: Apex Driveline Tech, Apex Engine Tech, Apex Tech Stories, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, DRIVETRAIN, ENGINE, Tech Stories

Saving The Subie: Giving A Bug Eye Subaru WRX A New Lease On Life With A Budget JDM Engine Swap!

(Words and photos by Steve Baur) – Long before I had seen one on the road, I was driving them in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo and watching them race in the FIA World Rally Championship....

DANGER: Stop Installing Harmonic Balancers The Wrong Way! Doug And Chad Both Tell You The Why’s And How’s!

Harmonic balancer, damper, whatever you call it, the job of installing them is often a confusing and intimidating one. If this describes your first time installing one, count yourself as one of the...

Everyone Loves A Stout 505 on 5/05, right? Pontiac, Chevy, and Chrysler Thumper Videos Here!

While we’re definitely on the backside of the “displacement days” part of 2021, we’re not going down easily. In fact, we’re pulling out all the stops. In this case...

Horsepower How To: Add 100 Horsepower To An L83 5.3 Truck Engine With A Few Simple Mods

The L83 is GM’s LT based direct-injected 5.3L engine that comes in every GM truck imaginable. They are plentiful, powerful, and reliable, and are now starting to show up in hot rods, muscle...

$1,000 Build: This Budget Built F100 Just Keeps Getting Cooler And Cooler, Watch How It Comes Together

This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real budget is $1,000 and yes selling stuff off the donor vehicle to get budget...

Holley’s New High-Clearance, High-Flow, Lo-Ram Intake Is Available For LS3. Burst Panel Optional!

Holley’s new Lo-Ram intake manifolds are designed for those that don’t want a scoop or bubble, or who don’t want to cut a hole in their hood, but who want big power capability. Or, for...

Will Your Junkyard LS Run On Moonshine? Full Dyno Test Results Are Right Here!

Every car guy, at some point, has heard someone say that some liquor or another was strong enough to run the car on it. But is it true? Could you really run and engine on white lightning? We’re...

Trick Flow Specialties R vs Box R vs Edelbrock Super Victor And A Carb Intake Testing

Not all intakes are created equal, which is why there are SO many of them available. If every engine needed the same intake design then they would all be the same. Because engines have been under...

Gen 5 LT Intake Test: L83, L86 And MSD Intake Manifold Tests On Cammed 5.3, 6.2, And More!

It’s on baby, the intake test you have been wanting and needing! Is the L83 intake the best LT intake made? Or is the L86 better? Or does the bad boy MSD intake blow them both away and take the...

Why Have We Forgotten The Basics? Simple, Standard Upgrades That WILL Make More Power.

We’ve gotten so focused on crazy power levels thanks to advancements in performance parts, that sometimes we get carried away for no reason. The average hot rodder that was happy with 350-400...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 3: Continuing Work On The New Range Rover Project

Like any good hot rodder, Edd China is all about hauling something out of it’s near grave and making it good again and that is exactly what’s starting right here with a friends Range Rover....

Can You Add 30 Horsepower To Your Small Block Ford For Free? Almost…

The King of Junkyard Engine Scrounging is Richard Holdener. He’s good at finding stuff anywhere he goes, and is blessed with some epic wrecking yards really close to Westech Performance Group...

$1,000 Build: Yep, This F100 Is Coming Together With An Ultra Cheap Budget

This $1,000 F100 build has been incredibly popular, and for good reason! This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real...

Are They Ruining It? The Motion Raceworks Bubba Nova Gets Engine Swapped

This 1972 Nova is the first street car project to come out of the Motion Raceworks shop, and it is a pretty special one. Yes, they have built several cars that they drive on race events like Rocky...