Precious Metal Rodney Manandiks 2002 Subaru WRX 01

Rewind back to 2001 and there wasn’t much to choose from in the turbo AWD market. Well, there was actually nothing for sale in the North American market unless you were going to spring for a 996 twin turbo. The Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX was gone [ … ]

Paid in Full: Justin Fong's 2006 Honda Civic Si


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

Like many who get their hands on some extra money, I tend to start shopping with it even before the check is cashed. We live in a society where the ‘buy now, pay later’ phenomenon mea [ … ]

Checkmate: GOTO Racing's 2009 Nissan GT-R

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Travis Geny

The reaction towards Nissan’s GT-R super car is still nothing short of impressive. In stock form, the powerful GT-R is already explosive, but in tuned form it’s proven itself unstoppa [ … ]

The whole ensemble was tuned by a Technosquare remapped ECU, which translated into over double the factory horsepower. Of course only a man’s clutch would handle that and the task was given to an Exedy triple carbon clutch. A Cusco 1.5-way rear LSD was also added in addition to a 3.91 final drive from a 350Z.

Some say it looks like a shoe, some say it looks like a bathtub. I doubt Infiniti designers were discussing the profile of a Ronald McDonald shoe or the merits of taking a bubble bath while this car was being conceived. I’ve always thought the FX s [ … ]

Prime Time: Tyson Beckford's 2005 Nissan 350Z

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva

If you were ever curious about what three years and several hundred thousand dollars does to a project car, you don’t have to look much further than this 350Z. Owned by car enthusiast, male [ … ]

Holy Grail Wes Banasan 20013 Nissan 350Z


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Kevin Choi (KC Image)

Truth be told, we see a lot of Zees lingering around our inbox. Some of you out there are critical, accusing us of running too many Z33 chassis but what you don’t know is that for every f [ … ]

The mission for 2008 was simple, put the project together in record time and tour it around HIN. Scion supplied the xD with precious time left before it was hurried off to a series of events but in the off-season, PASMAG had some time to spend on rethinking the project.

As part of our rolling Scion showcase, our project received a number of upgrades and tweaks. Whether it’s the design of the project, the prototype wheels or the new audio system, the Project Scion is barely recognizable from last year. The mission fo [ … ]

Next Generation: Nestor Cabrera's 2003 Infiniti G35


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

The one thing we can count on seeing at every SEMA Show is improvement. It was truly impressive to see new hardware and products on display from the aftermarket despite a tough economy. Their wer [ … ]

The gargantuan 9-seater truck is almost 10,000 lbs. and can carry the contents of a 1-bedroom apartment with ease. Don Brooks of Big Tyme Industries decided this Excursion would tower above all others on a grand scale.

The life span of everything must come to an end be it a car, truck or even a building. Yet here and there, the monumental work of others quite often isn’t destroyed but rather celebrated and the Ford Excursion is definitely one of those creations. Bi [ … ]

Their serious MTX attitude is a trait they want to associate with their products and is revealed in everything they do. The MTX demo-vehicles always have a sinister appearance and when MTX started describing their latest project dubbed ‘Blood Donor’ too us, we knew it would be murdered-out and ready to rock. The exterior modifications consist of a full Razzi body kit, shaved side marker lights, custom grille with a laser-cut aluminum pattern incorporating an MTX logo in ‘Olde English’ style lettering.

When the crew at MTX sets out to do something, they do it right. When MTX decided to build the meanest subwoofer, they produced a 6,000W RMS unit called the JackHammer that tips the scales at almost 370 pounds! And when MTX tossed their hat in the [ … ]

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