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

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?

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

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

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 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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