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Category Archive: OTHER, SUSPENSION, Tech Stories

Brake Tech From Baer: How To Properly Season Your Rotors and Bed Your Brake Pads

High performance brakes are a great upgrade to your street machine, pro touring style car, autocross warrior, or even your daily driver. Most of us start building horsepower before setting the proper...

MSD ATOMIC LS Sneak Peek – MSD Unveils Revolutionary Plug and Play EFI Solution For LS Engines At SEMA 2012 – Plus Dual Quad Atomic!

Chevrolet wasn’t the only one who threw BangShift an invite last night. Our pals at MSD dropped us a line and told us to show up for the unveiling of their new Atomic LS EFI as well as the dual...

Driveway Tech: How To Swap A Jeep Steering Shaft Into Your GM B-Body or G-Body Car With A Trashed Rag Joint

We’ve been piling up the miles on Buford T Justice, our 1987 Chevy Caprice project recently. Having completed the suspension upgrade and installed the new wheels and tires, the thing is a riot...

Forum Tech Section How To: Holley Float Bowl Screw Thread Repair… So Easy A Ford Guy Did It!

I know, I know, Ford guys are smart too. I’m only busting Big Block Ranger’s stones because I can, and because he will expect it. Especially since he even has a hammer, aka Ford Tool, in...

MORE: ENGINE

Kaase Boss 9 Hemi Ford Build: You Can Build A Boss Engine That Isn’t A Complete Bitch To Drive!

When Ro McGonegal sent us a story about John Kaase Racing Engines building their new Boss 9 engines for hot rods, muscle cars, and street rods, we were intrigued. Having driven a real life Boss 429...

MORE: ENGINE

Driveway Tech: Engine Compartment Detailing, BangShift Style

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) – There are three things gearheads and even people with a mild interest in cars look at. The paint, the interior, and under the hood. The paint is obvious....

$200 Hauler Project Update: Oh What A Difference Some LMC Truck Billet, Grille, and Lower Valance Make!

When we first started the $200 Hauler Project, we knew right away that the mildly bashed grille and completely tweaked rear bumper were going to have to go. We also knew that LMC Truck was the place...

MORE: OTHER

$200 Hauler Project Update: Our 2000 Suburban Gets Wrapped! 24 Hour Makeover

Vinyl wraps on vehicles are nothing new. Every plumber, Vegas taxi cab, and city bus has got something, or someone, in vinyl down their sides. And when we repaired the quarter panel on our $200...

Buford T Justice Update: It Lives Again Thanks to a Down and Dirty Driveway Thrash and Junkyard Parts

Back in May, as I am sure you remember, Buford T Justice spit the bit during dyno session hi-jinx. The car spit the drive shaft out violently, busted the hell out of the 700R4 transmission, and was...

Tech: How to Swap a Junkyard Hyrdoboost on Your Classic GM Muscle Car or Truck

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – In this episode, we’ll show you how stupid easy it is to take a $30 junkyard hydroboost and transplant it into your classic Chevy’s brake...

Driveway Tech: Bodywork on Buford T Justice – We Close Our Roof Hole For Fun and (NO) Profit!

Few jobs will give you the self-satisfaction of repairing the outside of your hot rod, project, or racer. Yes, screwing together a fire breathing engine will give you levels of joy that will make you...

BS Tech: Pro Tuning Secrets – Finding 20hp in Your Distributor!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) – The proof is in the numbers. In our first part to this article we followed Yannick Sire of Sire Custom Performance take an old crusty GM HEI and do a...

Pro Touring Tech: High Performance Tires 101 With the Experts at BFG

(Words by Dave Nutting) – Hello and welcome to the second installment in our on-going Pro-touring tech series, a little something that we like to call “Pro-touring 101”. Think less...

Driveway Tech: We Install at K&N Cold Air Intake on a 2007 F250 Powerstroke for Performance and Economy Gains

With diesel fuel well over $4.00 per gallon in most parts of the country, BangShifters have to do what they can do to get the most bang for their buck at the pump. While good maintenance will help to...