PASMAG The Difference Oil Makes 1

You don’t need to be an engineer or a mechanic to understand that an engine needs oil, but how much can you tell someone about the properties of oil and their effect on an engine’s performance? Although oil is one of the most basic fund [ … ]

Hawk Performance Talon Brake Calipers

Most people know how important a strong and effective brake kit is when upgrading your vehicle. Your control and overall speed around a circuit depends heavily on your braking. More importantly, it’s an area of your car that you never want to have [ … ]

Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form


I’ve put together a lot of cool project cars over the years and would like to think that with each one, I push the envelope a little bit further and get a little better at what I’m doing.  I’ve learned a lot from building racecars and a good por [ … ]

Project E36 M3 Suspension Overhaul

The next stage of our suspension overhaul—replacing dampers and springs—is where most of the handling magic happens. Internet legend would have you believe that the original dampers on most any E36 are shot at about 60-90,000 miles. Based on person [ … ]

Wheels & Tires 101


Tires – they are the most important part of your car. Not only are they responsible for keeping you stuck to the asphalt, they are the last piece of your power puzzle – the better they are, the quicker and more responsive to your throttle.

Most of y [ … ]

Nitto Motivo Tire


Although it is located in a rather remote part of North America where direct flights from places like PASMAG’s hometown of Toronto are non-existent, a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah is well worth the extra effort. Not only is it surrounded by some of [ … ]

BFGoodrich G-Force Rival Competition Street Tire


Tire tests are always fun. You get to push performance cars to the limit on a track, slide around a skipad, race tight slalom courses and burn through some rubber without putting a dent in your wallet.

The G-Force Rival is the newest performance tir [ … ]

Tested: Toyo Proxes RA1


It seems the RA1 has been around since before time began. Ask an "old timer" (well, relatively) and they'll tell you that the RA1 was the holy grail of DOT competition tires. A decade ago, a walk through the hot pits of any track event would net you [ … ]

Meguiar's DA Power System

There is nothing like a car in showroom condition. The sparkle and reflection of a freshly cleaned car is enough to draw anyone’s attention. And while it’s nice to admire, when it comes time to put the work in, often we don’t have the time or patie [ … ]

Project S2000 - Making a More Responsive Drivetrain

The AP2 generation of S2000s were made a bit cushier and street friendly compared to the AP1s for the general American consumer.  A larger displacement engine along with shorter gearing were specified to give more torque at the wheels which Am [ … ]

XS Power Introduces XS Flex and XP Flex Power Cable

XS Power has a reputation of manufacturing the highest quality and highest performance batteries on the market, and now you can get that same quality and performance throughout your entire electrical system with the new…
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Turbosmart Ultra-Gate38

Turbosmart’s brand new Ultra-Gate38 is a 38mm external wastegate for street and racing applications. Designed with minimum size and maximum flow in mind, the new Ultra-Gate38 is smaller and lighter than the previous model and…
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Amsoil: Synthetics Pioneer

  When it comes to selecting synthetic lubricants for your next oil change, there are many brands to choose from. Ten years ago the options on the shelf were very limited, but today’s demanding engine…
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