I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

Buying a $450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here's how you can do it too. » 3/26/15 2:55pm Thursday 2:55pm

Drift Garage Is Back Twin Turbo'ing A Nissan 370Z And Fixing Up A 240SX

How To Lease A Car Without Being A Douchenozzle 

So you finally landed that office job where you have to put on a suit and use pointless buzzwords. Here's the problem: All your coworkers drive fancy cars. You want to "look the part" and not show up with your rusted-out beater, but you can't make the payments on, say, a Bimmer or a Lexus. Or can you? Welcome to… » 3/09/15 2:22pm 3/09/15 2:22pm

How To Change A Tire Without Getting Killed Like A Big Dummy

There's really only a very few basic things that are required to be thought of as some manner of "man": Really, it's just genitals of some sort (testes, ovipositor, whatever) and the ability to change a car's tire. Hell, most people don't even care about the genitals thing. It's all changing tires. You should know… » 2/06/15 12:15pm 2/06/15 12:15pm

What It's Like Inside A Plane Crash And How To Survive One

Last night's insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it'd be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here's his story and advice on living through it. » 2/05/15 12:33pm 2/05/15 12:33pm

36 Hours of Glaciers and Steam in Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs. » 2/02/15 5:14pm 2/02/15 5:14pm

How To Buy A New Car Without Getting Ripped Off

So you've finally made it to the point where you can treat yourself to a new car. But you're past the point of searching Craigslist for thousand-dollar beaters; it's time to put the big-boy pants on and head to the dealership. Here's how to go car-shopping without getting taken for a ride. » 1/29/15 4:53pm 1/29/15 4:53pm

How to Drive on Snow and Ice

There's an awful lot of bad information floating around about driving in winter weather. In fact, you're probably doing it wrong. Yes, even if you're from New Hampshire. Here's how to drive on snow or ice without crashing your car or wasting money on unnecessary stuff. » 1/22/15 9:54am 1/22/15 9:54am

How To Survive At The Poker Table

Poker used to be cool. From Wild Bill Hickok getting shot up over aces and eights to Paul Newman and Robert Shaw eyefucking each other in The Sting, it has always held a place in American culture as the game you'd find grown-ass men playing in the smoke-filled back rooms of grown-ass places. Blame Norm Chad and the… » 1/21/15 4:54pm 1/21/15 4:54pm

How To Be A Beer Enthusiast Without Being A Beer Asshole

Beer is so, so good. All of it gets you drunk, and a lot of it even tastes good in the process! What more could you ask for? Maybe just a quick little primer on how to get the most out of the experience? What's that? "No," you say? "Fuck that," in fact, you say? » 1/16/15 3:18pm 1/16/15 3:18pm

How to Install Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Your garage stores thousands of dollars in vehicles, tools, and who knows what else. Give it some love by installing a protective epoxy floor coating in just a few hours. » 12/16/14 1:07pm 12/16/14 1:07pm

How To Use Weight Transfer To Keep Your Car Out Of A Ditch This Winter

You know there isn't enough traction to take this corner. It's too tight. There's too much snow. If you just turn in, the car will plow wide. But you don't just turn in. You ease off the gas, brush on the brake, and feel the front end dig in. You use the simple art of weight transfer. » 12/03/14 2:15pm 12/03/14 2:15pm

Here's How To Install Nitrous Boost Step By Step

Out of the turkey coma? Good. Time to hit the garage then. A nitrous system is easy horsepower and David Freiburger from Hot Rod is here to show you exactly how to install one. » 11/28/14 1:00pm 11/28/14 1:00pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 2:30pm 11/27/14 2:30pm

What's The Best Instructional Video Ever Made By A Carmaker?

Ever wondered how does a differential work? Turns out, Chevrolet explained the whole thing perfectly, back in the 1930s. » 11/13/14 11:38am 11/13/14 11:38am

​How To Drive Off-Road

Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you'll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here's how you can start doing it, even if you don't currently drive the world's most capable vehicle.
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How To Ride A Big, Heavy Motorcycle Off-Road

There's no better way to see the world than from two wheels. But, the Adventure Motorcycles made to do just that are so big and heavy, riding them off the road becomes its own, separate and difficult-to-master skill. Here's how to do it. » 10/09/14 6:15pm 10/09/14 6:15pm

How To Install A Level 2 Charger for an electric car

Ironically, it was easier to decide to purchase an all electric Solar Orange BMW i3 than it was to decide on which Level 2 Charger to buy. BMW sells a very nice looking charger, the BMW i Charging Station, for $1,080 and as with all other chargers installation is extra. » 9/25/14 12:42pm 9/25/14 12:42pm

How To Make Fried Calamari, The Classiest Of Fried Foods

The question is: Why make fried calamari for yourself, when you can get it at virtually any restaurant in the Western world, from the swankest of haute cuisine food temples to the Guy Fieri-est Ameridude chain crapholes, and it's no worse than pretty decent in all of them? » 8/23/14 4:51pm 8/23/14 4:51pm