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Category Archive: ENGINE, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Does A Bigger Throttle Body Actually Make More Power On An LS Engine?

Time and time again I talk to people that are doing an LS Swap, or have an LS Powered late model car, who rattle off some parts they are going to upgrade to “make more power”. Headers,...

Urchfab Takes A Grinder And Welder To An Old Car Trailer To Make It Cooler Than Ever.

When Matt at Urchfab starts working on something you can always count on there being some creative and cool elements to whatever he’s doing, even if what he’s doing is fixing up and old...

B58 Bomber: Step Papadakis Completes His Supra B58 Engine Build And Dynos It For Four Digit Power!

We have shown you some lead up videos on this project to the dyne video that is below. Long story short, Steph Papadakis wanted to be the first guy to have a B58 Supra engine that makes 1,000hp on...

Wanna Make A Bitchen Belt Grinder For Your Shop At Home? Watch This

Making tools is such a satisfying thing to do. I for one love going into the tool box and grabbing a tool I have built or modified to work better. It always makes you feel good to know you did...

If You Want To Paint A Car At Home, Here’s How. Our Pal Kevin Tetz Shows You Just What To Do.

After asking all you BANGshifters out there if you would paint a car yourself at home, there was plenty of feedback saying yes, no, I’ve done it before, and only if I had the right tools. We...

Is Building A Stroker 5.3 LS The Best Way To Build An LS For Your Hot Rod? It Just Might Be. Watch This.

Stroker LS Engines are nothing new, but there are lots of options when it comes to building an LS for your hot rod, race car, or truck. The number of people that ask me what LS to build for their...

Removing And Replacing The Door Skins On A Camaro Isn’t The Hardest Job Ever. Watch How To Do It Here.

We can think of a lot of bodywork jobs that are way way worse than taking the door skins off a muscle car and replacing them. With simple tools that any average gearhead has in their garage, you can...

Inside The Aussie V12 LS: This Video Shows Off The Advancements and Improvements The Monster Has Gone Through

A few years ago, the V12 LS showed up and everyone looked at it with mouths agape. The engine was amazing and certainly seemed to personify everything great about hot rodding. Back then the engine...

Want To Have In-Helmet Communications For Under $50? Check Out How To Do It Yourself At Home!

If there is one thing we really could have used during our King of the Heap sessions as a team, it would’ve been communications with the driver. It’d be helpful to know if the power...

Engine Building: Assembling A 1,000hp 2020 Toyota Supra Inline Six – This Is Awesome

We think that the 2020 Toyota Supra is pretty awesome. Lots of people are crying about BMW being highly involved in the execution of the car (the chassis is basically a Z4 in many…ok all(?)...

Install Video: Check Out This How-To On Installing The Ridetech 1988-98 C1500 Coil Over Suspension! Awesome System

The 1988-98 Chevrolet truck platform has finally come into its own in the world of hot rodding and that means parts and pieces are being developed with a fury by the aftermarket. Ridetech recognizes...

The Fabrication Series Builds One Ultra Cool And Versatile Fixture Table We Wish We Owned

Unless you are really new around here, you know I’m the guy who loves all things welding and fabrication. We’re building a new shop and house right now and I’m dreaming of a killer...

This Shop Crane Is A Great DIY Project That Can Add Something Cool To Your Shop

Having an overhead beam with a chain or electric hoist overhead can be amazingly useful in the shop. I’m not sure it is always the best replacement for a cherry picker, but I’d say 75% of...

The Ultimate Vise Torture Test: Old VS New, Import VS Domestic, Which Bench Vise Does It All And Lives?

There is nothing cooler than a big old vintage vise for the bench in your garage or shop. Brands like Wilton bring big money at swap meets and garage sales, because people know they are ultra bad...