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How to Reduce Windshield Glare from your Epass Device (Project Olaf)

Have you ever wanted to stick your Epass Device on a location other than behind the rear-view mirror? Could be for a number of reasons such as owner preference for security/stealth look/stock appearance, or perhaps due to the fact that … Continue reading

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DIY Customization: VHT Caliper Paint & Niteshades

Our good friend Justin Uy is here today to show us that customizing our cars by adding color to our brakes, as well as our lights (headlights, tail lights, fog lights, etc.), is not something that involves rocket science. It’s … Continue reading

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Kevin Pamintuan’s Smashing Suzuki Celerio

Sometimes, it’s the simplest DIY modifications that make a big difference. Take Kevin Pamintuan’s Suzuki Celerio for example. With a DIY spray-can mod to color-match the front grille into matte black, it now integrates well into the design of 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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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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Engine Tech: How To Break-in your High-Performance Street or Racing Engine

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to drive 500-2000 miles before your engine is “broken-in”. Imagine having to drive your Hot-Rod or road racer from Los Angeles to San Francisco or worse yet Manila to Baguio! I know of … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: Spark Plugs and Ignition Systems (Copper, Iridium, Platinum, etc.)

Since the advent of the “OTTO CYCLE” . 4 Stroke internal combustion engines has relied on the Spark Plug to initiate the process of Igniting the air/fuel mixture. A lot has been improve on the engines, from overhead cams to … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: Compression Ratios and Cam Specifications

1) AVOID USING A RACE TYPE CAM WITH STOCK COMPRESSION. The resultant loss in cylinder cranking pressure will result in decrease engine response and sluggish acceleration.(ex. stock cranking pressure-160psi. after cam installed, cranking pressure is now 135psi. pressure drop because … Continue reading

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Engine Tech: How To Build Horsepower with a STOCK ENGINE

Before we even get to this project, let me stress the point that in order for us to be successful, our project engine should be in excellent or good running condition. Like the old saying; “You Cannot Teach A tired … Continue reading

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