Category Archives: How To

How To Get The Perfect Cover Shot – Behind The Scenes On The CustomPinoyRides.com December Cover Photo Shoot featuring Atoy Customs and Rockstar Energy Drink

My favorite saying in photography is “Walk Three Steps Forward, and Shoot Four Times As Much”. Well, that’s what I did to capture the perfect cover shot for CustomPinoyRides.com for the month of December 2010. Atoy Llave and the rest … Continue reading

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Cars of Circuit Showdown Round 9: Honda Civic EK Hatchback by Cabspeed

Pictures by Edward “Hazardboy” de la Rosa Check this out! Flaming exhaust and red hot brakes, driving a Honda Civic couldn’t get as manly as this. But I’m feeling a bit nerdy today and would want to get into the … Continue reading

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How To Use The JDM Tilting Plate Holder

For as long as we can remember, we’ve been trying to preach the PROPER use of the JDM Tilting Plate Holder. But so long as we still keep seeing these things being incorrectly installed on vehicles during car shows, events, … Continue reading

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How To Repair Your Body Kit With Zipties

They say that when it comes to bumpers and side skirts, a true Drifter will prolong the life of his beloved panels for as long as it is humanly possible to do so. Hence, a true Drifter uses Zipties to … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: Old-School Toyota 2TG as a Race or Drift Powerplant?

Its been a while back since I have done this engine type. Looking back at this experience, I have come to the conclusion that this is very much like the V8’s I have worked with all these years sans the … Continue reading

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Inside the Subaru Impreza Rally Car: Video Demonstration by Chris Atkinson

In this video, Subaru Rally Car driver Chris Atkinson demonstrates the nitty-gritty stuff about everything on the inside of the Subaru Impreza Rally Car. From switches and controls to center of gravity and safety, this video has got it covered. … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: Combustion Chamber Modifications for MORE POWER!

COMBUSTION CHAMBER MODIFICATIONS: Install oversize valves if the engine has a bigger bore size. Installing bigger valves with stock bore size will just pinch and shroud intake flow around the valves closest to the cylinder wall. Exhaust valves should be … Continue reading

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What the JDM LEAF SIGN a.k.a. “Wakaba” Really Means

The green and yellow V-shaped JDM Leaf Symbol is something that you would see in almost every other JDM-themed car not only in the Philippines, but abroad as well. Another variation of this is the orange and yellow teardrop-shaped symbol. … Continue reading

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What it means to be HellaFlush.

Most people don’t get the whole stance / fitment scene. Just because you’re low that doesn’t mean you’re flush. and just because you’re flush it doesn’t mean you’re HellaFlush. I am not HellaFlush and most probably will never be (I … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: The Effects of Ignition Timing on Horsepower

We discussed previously how an engine exhibiting below normal total ignition requirements is indicative of an efficient engine. The example given previously was that of a Racing Engine producing maximum power with 34-38 degrees of total lead or timing.

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