Chasing SEMA – Following PCHRods to Vegas

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The road to SEMA – a dream many enthusiasts chase so they can show off their hard work at the biggest specialty show for automotive performance and its related aftermarket. I decided to follow PCHRods from their shop up to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Last Minute Plans The idea was last minute, honestly. I […]


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Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

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Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]


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Project 3323: New Light, Who Dis?

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After my accident, I decided to take the front bumper off and found damage in places I expected, and a few I didn’t. So, I go through the process of replacing and repairing where I can on Project 3323, Carbage’s 2000 Nissan Pathfinder Project. Accidents suck, there’s no doubt about that and they suck worse […]


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Brief: The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4

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How does the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 stack up? We’ll have to get briefly acquainted first before we can do a proper test. First, I must preface this to say that this was part of a lunch even hosted by the Motor Press Guild in conjunction with GMC. This was done to allow MPG members […]


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Off Road Nights Dirt Lifestyle Festival

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The Off Road Nights (ORN) Dirt Lifestyle Festival is a celebration of the off-road culture. Despite being set in the heart of Temecula, CA in the heat of August, the night setting was perfect for this outdoor event. Day turns to Night One of the best advantages is that the ORN Dirt Lifestyle Festival is […]


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The Nexen Tire Roadian MTX Drive with the Big Bear Jeep Experience

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Big Bear Lake, California. It’s a bit of a tourist town known best for its skiing and its namesake lake. However, it also features some of the best scenic off-road trails you can drive on. That’s why Nexen Tire had the Big Bear Jeep Experience lead us up to show the capabilities of the new […]


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Project 3323: New Window Motor and Removing the Bumpers

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So, after waiting a long while to install it, I finally get around to putting in that new Window Motor for my 2000 Nissan Pathfinder. Project 3323 finally has two functioning front windows! I also remove the bumpers because of accident damage. I’ll get to that in a moment. Wait, What Accident? View this post […]


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The Carbage Driver’s Program

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Struggling to get magazines and publications to print your press releases? Looking to improve the return on investment your sponsors expect from your program? Starting today, Carbage wants to help by introducing the Carbage Driver’s Program. An opportunity to keep your sponsorships happy and potentially make some money back, too. What is the Carbage Driver’s […]


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DIAG: Fuel System Components and Diagnostics

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When a fuel issue arises, the first things to get needlessly blamed are the fuel filter, pump, and injectors and usually in that order. As a mechanic, I knew that there was more to “power loss” from fuel systems than those three. The fuel system in your car has more components than that and each […]


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Shop Tour: Troy Ladd’s Hollywood Hot Rods

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When it comes to modern hot rodding, there are two or three names that come up in conversation. Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, CA is the top three you’ll hear. I was fortunate enough to be allowed free reign of his shop while he and his guys were working on some of […]


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