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If you have watched the LATEST VIDEO ON MOOG'S NEW CAR (click HERE) then you'll see plenty of frothing over a turbo five-cylinder all-wheel-drive Audi. But what makes them so special?  While Audi has built mega-fast cars using four, six, eight and even 10 cylinders they are most famous for their turbocharged in-line five-cylinder engines, which date back over 40 years to the 1980 UR Quattro. From its humble beginnings as a 197hp production motor, it quickly grew into a fearsome race engine making over 600hp that dominated the WRC, IMSA and Trans-Am series, eventually being banned from them. The UR...

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Who said off roading had to be serious business?!

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In the latest ep of the MCM Jimny build (which you can check out HERE), the lads get the full skinny on how to set up a mad trail-bashing, rock-crawling, dune-hucking off-roader, with some help from VW and 4x4ing expert Isaac.  A first aid kit and basic recovery gear, including a set of Maxtrax (or similar boards), plus a winch or recovery straps are among the first things that should be purchased. However, as MOOG discovered, you can go too large when buying a winch... MOOG's 12,000lb-rated winch (the only one he could buy at short notice) was way too much...

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If you've seen the NEW EPISODE of Mighty Car Mods you'll have seen the boys have expanded their automotive tastes once more, with a Kei 4x4 joining the fleet. Some people might not realise what a rich history the tiny Japanese 4x4s have, dating back 50 years! Suzuki's small 4x4's roots go all the way back to the late 1960s, starting with the ON360 model from defunct Japanese manufacturer Hope Motor Company. It was after Suzuki purchased HMC that work began on a model coded LJ10, LJ standing for Light Jeep. Anyone who has clapped their peepers on one of these vehicles can...

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Those great big whine-boxes you see on top of drag engines and poking through the bonnets of various old muscle cars and hot rods have a few names: supercharger or blower being the most common. Basically they are an air pump that sucks in normal air, uses two rotors to compress it, and then it is jammed into the motor to make beautiful clouds of tyre smoke.    Using compressed air to make things better, as a basic concept, has been around for a couple of centuries, and the concept of a twin-rotor air pump has been around since Francis Marion Roots...

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