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Track days are amazing, getting to drive your maaad car fast in a safe environment and enjoy all your hard work modding its little heart out. But they aren't without risks, as we've all seen cars leaving midway through the day on the old vulture truck (tow truck).... like the boys experienced in the latest episode when the BRZ, STi and 2SEXY all left on trucks.   A track day can sometimes show up short-comings with your cooling system after you've made mad mods, so the first thing you should do is turn the heater on and get out of...

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Taking a car that engineers have spent thousands of hours getting right, and then strapping on a turbocharger or supercharger and attempting to double the factory horsepower, sounds like a great way to waste thousands of dollars dealing with busted engines. However, as many have already proven, you can radically improve a car's power output without driving over your own crankshaft. After deciding to sample BRZ/86 life, MOOG wasn't blown away by the Toyota/Subaru coupe's performance as a stock car. He fixed that last week when he fitted an SME turbo kit (watch the episode HERE) and a Gen II Garrett turbocharger to the...

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Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, McLaren and countless other supercar and hypercar manufacturers have copied one basic design trend when building their mind-bogglingly fast cars: they stick the engine behind the driver. But, when most cars leave the engine up front, why would you move it?  Marty discovered how well mid-engined cars handle when he built up his Toyota MR2 for the $10,000 MR Battle. While the 90s JDM legend wasn't great to work on its handling was next-level, even for a bloke used to Subaru all-wheel-drive grip. The reason behind MR being used in gun go-fast cars is twofold: packaging and weight...

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Turbo cars are maaaad, and that's a fact. MOOG has taken his slow-but-sporty BRZ and made it a beaut street car with the addition of the Gen2 Garrett GTX2864 turbocharger bolted to the SME kit he fitted IN THE LATEST EPISODE.  However, while turbos are everywhere today that wasn't the case in the Back In The Day Times of yesteryear. Settle in with a hot cup of Milo, kids, as Uncle Workshop Manuel takes you back to the scary days before turbochargers were everywhere and everyone knew how rad they are.  Turbochargers, or turbosuperchargers as they used to be known, were...

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Have you ever been working on your car and gone to fit a part, only to discover you can't do up a bolt or a nut won't thread onto your car? You're probably trying to put the wrong format fastener into play, which is like trying to speak a foreign language to a deaf person at the Drive-Thru. Car-based fasteners are generally sized referring to the diameter of the thread, and the thread count (also referred to as “pitch”). The pitch is – roughly – the shape and spacing of the threads, which affects how they tighten down. But there are...

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