Articles2018-11-30T20:04:55+00:00
Remove a pilot bearing with bread

This is how you use bread to remove a pilot bearing

The Boost Brothers have put together a ...unique tutorial. The pair are currently wrenching on a Subaru WRX. An old pilot bearing needs to come out, and that usually requires a slide hammer. It's a bearing that's in a position where you can't really get to the back of it ...
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Cleaning the Nissan Sentra Interior

Hooniverse Asks: What can you do to make your loved one happy with their own car?

My wife works hard. She puts lots of miles on her 2016 Mazda CX-5. Right now she's away on a business trip, so I'm using the car on occasion. The occasion being that my Montero is currently stuffed to the gills with five tires and five wheels, all waiting to ...
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Aston Martin RapidE electric Bond car

James Bond to drive an electric Rapide? That’s quite alright

I love the James Bond films. My favorite Bond? It's actually the current one as I dig the darker 007 elements at play in Daniel Craig's journey. He's had some wicked rides to pilot along the way. The callback to the classically excellent Aston Martin DB5 was great. His beat-to-hell ...
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What if there is no mid-engine Corvette?

After decades of rumors and spy photos we’re finally getting towards the C8 Corvette’s official release to the public. And though we think we know a lot about it, we very well may not know anything. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the C8 will bring a mid-engine ...
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VRgineers headset tech at Audi

VR can help shape all aspects of automotive design

While I love the romantic notion of a car designer hammering a piece of aluminum into shape, it's an antiquated way to design a car. A more modern approach involves sketching, then clay models, and onto larger scale clay cars before a design is finalized. This can involve sending drawings ...
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Phoning It In On A Flip Phone

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Phoning It In On A Flip Phone

While I didn't attend the launch of the 2019 Chevy Silverado, several people I know did. One of the items that they all relayed from Chevy's message was "This is the most important vehicle we've ever built."  So it was with this context that I evaluated the vehicle. Up for ...
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hooniverse whats your automotive news

What Was Your Automotive News for the Week?

This seems to happen every year. A bunch of the year's biggest new cars drop during the Geneva Motor Show and hardly anything happens in the week or two after it. The news out of the industry this week was all pretty minor and not all that interesting, or at ...
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OME 3" lift for 4th gen 4Runner

Stormtrooper 4Runner: Fitting the Old Man Emu 3″ suspension lift

An off-road vehicle is nothing if not for the ability of its tires to maintain traction. No traction means no forward progress. Without forward progress, a day spent wheeling quickly becomes a day spent getting unstuck. As every off-roader knows, that’s only fun for so long. This isn't simply a ...
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Talk us out of adding another wagon to the family

Talk us out of adding another wagon to the family

If I hadn't been late to class today, I might not have stopped to see this decently well preserved example of a 1993 Honda Accord LX Wagon. According to the flyer provided, the car is a second owner vehicle. It's equipped with the 2.2 liter four-cylinder engine paired to one ...
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RADwood has the most hardcore fans out there

RADwood has the most hardcore fans out there

Radwood went down at the second annual HooptieCon this past weekend. It was a wet, sloppy, cold, wonderful mess of some of the most hardcore automotive enthusiasts out there. Located atop turn 7 at Sonoma Raceway, during the 24 Hours of LeMons Sears Pointless race, the show was a hodgepodge ...
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Fiat Tipo

Is this the only Fiat Tipo in the States?

Aimless Craigslist searching reveals some very strange finds. You might stumble upon a killer deal. You might see a hodgepodge homebuilt chaos-machine. Or you might come across something extremely rare. Something like a Fiat Tipo. Happening upon what the seller claims is “the only one known in the US,” I ...
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BMW E30 with IndyCar V8

This E30 BMW with an IndyCar V8 is hill climb perfection

My favorite hill climb-prepped BMW is Georg Plasa's Judd V8-powered beast. This one from Team Edlinger, however, comes in at a close second. What started life as a BMW 320i has become a monster of the mountain. And that's due to the V8 engine plucked from an IndyCar racer. Under ...
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Cadillac EV

Cadillac continues to chase a luxury buyer it can’t define

It's easy to tread back on the times when Cadillac was considered the "standard of the world". Those days have been over for decades though. Cadillac struggled through the Malaise era with its emissions-choked land barges to arrive in a new time of Art and Science. It was then that ...
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Lotus-Climax at Goodwood Members Meeting

Fast lap at Goodwood set with a sticky Climax

That would be a Lotus-Climax race car, mind you. A product of the late 1950's, the Lotus 15 is a large-fendered lovely paired with an engine from Conventry Climax. It's a dual-overhead cam four banger shoved underneath a glorious bit of aluminum skin. Graham Hill raced one. As did another ...
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2020 GT500 Aerodynamic and Cooling Data Explained

2020 GT500 Aerodynamic and Cooling Data Explained

Ford likes to tease the world with its new products. Something about #trending and brand recognition, blah blah. This is why they reveal their products in pieces. This is common, and always equally annoying throughout the industry, so Ford isn't the only offender. First they showed us the hood. Then ...
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1990 VW Fox wagon

Someone rescue this 1990 Volkswagen Fox wagon

This is a 1990 Volkswagen Fox wagon. It's currently for sale in Huntington Beach, and it appears to be in great shape. The owner is asking just $1,500 bucks for what's ostensibly a rare car here in North America. Why so cheap? It's been parked in a warehouse since 2009 ...
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