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The latest episode of Mighty Car Mods (check it HERE) sees the boys revisit a piece of controversial technology from their past: the fake turbocharger! While it may sound silly to add an electronic speaker to your car that tries to imitate the sound of pressurised air escaping a blow-off valve the truth is many car manufacturers do it with their latest and greatest models!  Ford are guilty of spicing up the engine audio in their giant F-series pick-up trucks, including the mega-popular F-150, and even the four-cylinder Ecoboost Mustang. I have to say, though, if you just bought the...

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G'day legends, Workshop Manuel here. I was sitting down with my morning cup of coffee and skipping around the neon wonderland otherwise known as the internet when I figured I'd try and do something more constructive with my time, like explaining the intricacies of high-end oiling systems!  If you watch much racing you may have heard of "dry sumps", which sound completely illogical. A sump (also known as an "oil pan" or "that thing I keep smashing off the bottom of my stanced E30 BMW") is basically the reservoir where all your oil runs back to in an engine or...

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When the BRZ and its Toyota 86 sibling muscled their way into the sports car market people lauded Subaru for "finally building a sports car". While the BRZ is a cracker of a sports car, it wasn't Subaru's first attempt at building one.  Introduced to the world in 1985, Subaru’s first sports car went by many different names but had one central philosophy: bring new ideas to the sports car market. It was sold in front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive layouts, with Subaru’s EA82 four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engines in aspirated and turbocharged formats later joined by their ER27 2.7-litre flat-six in some markets....

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Classic cars have the style, modern cars have the engineering... or so the traditional logic goes. Of course there is no reason you can't do what Marty has done with his WRX STi coupe and put all the best later model saucy upgrades into his classic coupe, in the hope of trouncing MOOG's good-handling BRZ - and you can now see the showdown HERE. Marty has been having a blast taking his classic WRX STi to track days since he picked it up, but driving a 20-year-old turbocharged performance car hard regularly can unearth some underlying issues. Even when they were...

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When we did our TURBOS & TÜV movie (check the video HERE) our mate Björn helped us buy the cheapest VW Golf GTI on the Internet and was instrumental in guiding us through the legalities of modifying a car in Germany. He has just re-registered the Golf in Germany and gave us a great rundown on the process. This is Björn in the back seat. Say g'day to everybody! "In Germany to register a car it has to pass a technical inspection and an exhaust test every two years. The TURBOS & TÜV Golf had to do this in July 2020. Doing this is...

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