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Year: 2018

Off Road Nights Dirt Lifestyle Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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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Catching a Brake: An Intro to Brakes

Brakes. When it comes to performance upgrades, they are often one of the most misunderstood or misinformed portions of the automotive world after aerodynamics. It’s also a universal upgrade from off road to track days to even drag racing. Once you get going, you need to stop somehow. This article will touch on some of […]

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Project 3323 – The Carbage 2000 Nissan Pathfinder Project

While this will be an introduction, well, an official introduction, to my 2000 Nissan R50 Pathfinder, there is also a bit of a story to be told. One of why I’m so tied to this truck. It may seem like a pity story, but it’s far from that. Rather, I want people to be encouraged […]

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Compact Crossover Shootout

There are many people in the SUV and Truck worlds who look down on the compact crossover – a car-based sport utility vehicle. Even I had my doubts but the more I drive them, the more I start to understand their appeal. You get the comfort of a small sized car, but you don’t look […]

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The Camfather – A Brief History of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian

A World War II veteran and innovative valvetrain builder, Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is a legend among hot rodders around the world. The name sparks up images of fast Flathead Fords, engines producing 1-horsepower per cubic inch or better and leading the way hydraulic lifters with the first anti-pump-up lifters. “Mr. Isky” has been making cars […]

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