I’m an absolute sucker for aftermarket wheels, and most especially those from the 1980s and ‘90s. Prior to that era most aftermarket wheels were designed for motorsport prowess, but by the ‘80s, wheel designers seemed to be allowed to design primarily for style. The market for items to provide a unique look exploded…
Well-known aftermarket exhaust purveyor Borla is applying an ancient technology to its new product and I am tentatively intrigued. Its new “Polyphonic” exhausts use a series of different-sized pipes to make multiple notes simultaneously just like a pipe organ.
Some drama arose on Car Internet today, as it often does. And today that involved a disgustingly racist tirade apparently sent from the official Instagram account of a noted tuner wheel company to a man who works with the company founder’s girlfriend. Naturally, the backlash is epic, and many of the company’s accounts…
The Fast and Furious franchise would have you convinced that slapping a turbo onto your engine is easy. You just buy the turbo for some trivial amount of money, bolt it on, and away you go. But Hot Rod found out that when you purchase one of those cheap bolt-on kits from Amazon, it doesn’t go exactly as planned.
Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency put forth a 629-page proposal to curtail vehicle emissions. Buried deep in it was language that seemed to indicate turning road cars into regular cars would become illegal. After an outpouring of rabbling from the automotive community, the EPA is clarifying its…
Some ambitious owners have already slapped new mufflers on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, but MagnaFlow is claiming the first true dyno-tuned 50-state legal exhaust system for the new truck..
The internet loves to dump on automakers shilling dress-up kits for cars as special editions, but I’m telling you Chevy is laughing all the way to the bank with this. Why not offer more stickers and steel bars at the dealership? Plus this camo is way sexy.
U.S. Specialty Vehicles is offering a rebody for the Ford Super Duty that effectively turns the pickup into an oligarch assault vehicle. Not sure about its actual war readiness but it’s certainly going to scare the hell out of your neighbor’s Range Rover.
I disapprove of your decision to turn brake lights into skull eyes, but I’ll defend your right to do it. Within reason, people. Nobody wants to clean your ass off the pavement because they couldn’t see that Halloween decoration blinking across the highway. So we’ve got some tips for doing custom lighting properly.
We’ve seen a few renderings and bits to make the 2015 Chevy Colorado a little more exciting, but this “400 horsepower” supercharged desert toy is my favorite modified version of the mid-sized truck so far.
Alpha-N, a tuning shop out of Germany has just shown the world their plans for the recently unveiled BMW M2. And damn do those plans look good.
This 2016 Hyundai Tucson customized by Rockstar Performance Garage looks pretty cool: “Softroad” SUV with a solid but subtle stance, meaty tires, LED bar. You’re looking at exactly What’s Hot Right Now in off-road aftermarket pimping.
The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV takes the current Ford F-250 and turns it into an eight-seat ass-hauler with a front bumper like Quagmire’s chin and a supercharger on the 6.2 gasoline V8. It’s the 2015 Ford Excursion we won’t get, plus tons of horsepower.
Australian outfit ARB has a huge catalogue of off-road parts, but they’re probably best known for pneumatic locking differentials. To demonstrate how they work, the ARB crew brings this amazing self-contained off-road obstacle all over the world.
Nissan invited some big names from the pickup truck aftermarket to climb all over the Cummins diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD and measure it for their various accessories. Looks like Nissan’s going to support of you modifying your new truck if you buy it from them. Interesting.
Jeep sure took their sweet time to realize they should sell OEM lift kits, but as of now you can finally buy 2" and 4" lifts at the same place you bought your new Wrangler, along with a pretty solid list of other off-road upgrades.
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) turns JK Jeep Wranglers into howlin' Hemi-powered Brute Double Cab Jeep pickups. They've been promising to bring their magic to Ram trucks for some time; now they've finally brought these unbelievably beastly work rigs to production.
The 2011 to 2014 Ford Raptor is highly off-road capable with 411 horsepower. The Shelby Baja 700 adds a 2.9 liter supercharger, big ol' exhaust, jump-worthy suspension, and takes the output up to (you guessed it) 700 horsepower.
You might recognize the Fab Fours Legend from SEMA a few months ago. Now that Leno's had a chance to take it out on the road we pretty much have to believe it is indeed real... though part of me's still pretty sure this is an R/C car or CGI animation.
Kahn Design is a part supplier on the insanity scale between outfitters Mansory and Icon, leaning hard toward this side of "batshit." This Land Rover Defender 2.4 TDCI 90 "Chelsea Wide Track" Pickup is what happens when they slap a big dose of body cladding on a tiny little truck. And it totally works.