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Super Lap Battle 2018

The 2018 running of the Super Lap Battle was certainly one to remember, just not for the right reasons by other media. While everyone wants to talk about the Tesla disqualification, the bigger news was Can-Jam Motorsports and Richard Boake taking the Unlimited AWD record – one that stood for nearly four years. First, I […]

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The 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo presented by General Tire is the second biggest show for off-roading in the US. Well, just after the SEMA Show, anyway. I’d also argue that it’s the fourth biggest event you can hit in the US when you include the big races like The Mint 400, The King of the […]

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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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