One of my absolute favorite YouTube channels, B is for Build, just released a video of their Twin Turbo Lamborghini Huracan with an LS swap. The goal is to make 1500 hp and we have no doubt that once this beast is tuned and running right it will hit that.
Some people think it’s one of the worst things ever to swap in a GM LS motor into a Lamborghini, but our question is – why not? The 5.2L V10 is a great motor no doubt, but there are so many aftermarket performance parts available for the LS that we don’t see it as a bad idea.
Listen to the car on the FTW Tuning dyno. We think it sounds absolutely amazing.
With only a 150 mile range, these Arrival EV delivery trucks offer UPS (and potentially other delivery services in the future), the ability to have a fleet of trucks that require little maintenance and a low cost to charge, saving UPS a lot of money in the long term over it’s current ICE aging fleet.
UPS currently has about 123,000 delivery trucks, so this order represents about 8%, which will give UPS enough data to determine how to proceed in the future.
We do believe that Arrival will need to have larger battery packs to be able to provide longer ranges as an estimated 150 mile range is likely to be closed to 120-130 in the real world. Nonetheless, it’s a great start.
If you have a Nissan Skyline GTR and need a race ready RB26, one of our favorite tuners, HKS, now has a complete engine kit for sale. They also have one for the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S FA20 engines.
HKS has been one of the fastest tuners in Japan and has many decades of experience in racing. Their engines are guaranteed to be one of the best on the market. While they are not cheap, any engine builder is going to be expensive, especially when you look at overboring the engine.
The HKS FA20 is now a 2.1 liter and ranges in cost from $23,000 to $42,600 depending on what stage you go for. That’s hefty considering in many cases it’s more expensive than the car itself!
A 4.3L VR38 can cost $55,000 or more with the RB26 is going to be at least $37,500.
Previously, the UK said they will no longer allow gas, diesel or hybrid cars to be produced after 2040, but recently revised it to 2035 – just 15 years away. This means no more brand new ICE cars in the UK, only new EV cars and trucks will be allowed.
Not only was this moved up by 5 years, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he is trying to move this up even sooner.
With prices of EV’s still generally high, even for entry level EV’s such as the Nissan Leaf,Chevy Volt, or the Tesla Model 3, automakers need to move quickly to fill the void that will be left for consumers looking to spend under $25,000 or even under $20,000 for a new car.
In addition, the government, working with the private sector, needs to ensure there is a big network of charging stations available.
Have you wondered how engine oil has evolved over the years? Project Farm on YouTube decided to compare a 70 year old Quaker State Engine Oil vs a 10w-40 modern conventional oil. they tested the oil in a running engine and test it’s film strength, cold temperature performance and then tested by an independent oil lab.
The Quaker State oil that Project Farm used didn’t even have a viscosity rating – it’s that old!
It would be interesting for them to test this oil vs a modern synthetic as well, that should be an interesting test!
If you have a 225 muscle car collection and don’t know where to store them, what do you do?
Rick Treworgy, owner of Muscle City, decided to buy a Walmart to store all of this muscle cars so they don’t have to be double stacked and can be spread out across the new warehouse space.
Treworgy turned his love of Muscle Cars into a Museum in Charlotte County, allowing everyone to share in his love of the iconic cars. And these aren’t just museum pieces, he keeps every car in good mechanical condition so they can all start and drive.
We sell a lot of exhaust systems and while most of them have tips that you can’t change, some do give you the ability to choose. One of the most popular options is the single wall exhaust tip vs the double wall exhaust tip.
We get a lot of questions on the differences between these two, so we decided to create this post to show you the two styles next to each other, as well as explain some of the differences between the two.
Single Wall exhaust tips simply mean that the exhaust tip is a single piece of rounded metal. This makes the tip look thinner than a double wall.
Double wall exhaust tips have another layer to them to and makes the tip look a bit more chunky and smooth. You can see the differences below.
There is no performance difference between the two tips and we haven’t found that one lasts longer than the other. The only difference really on single wall vs double wall tips is the appearance. It’s a personal preference.
Check out all of our exhaust systems to see what tips and styles we offer for your car!
Upgrade your Subaru WRX or Subaru WRX STi with these new Spec-D Tail Lights. These new tail lights feature sequential turn signals that give your car an upgraded modern look, as well as feature LED brake and reverse lights that are bright, sharp and modern.
We sell these tail lights as a pair, so you get both the driver side and passenger side with each order. Watch the video above to see a highlight of the specs and features of these tail lights, and then stick around to the end of the video to see how easy it is to DIY install these into your car.
Above you can see an example of one of the lights to see the various features each one has. This example has the tinted lens, which some call smoked.
These lights are a direct replacement for stock and do not require any extra parts for install.
Rumor is that Ford is going to debut the 2021 Ford Bronco at the Detroit Auto show and we couldn’t be more excited. We feel that with Ford putting it’s effort into trucks and SUV’s that this is going to be a big reveal and a really cool truck.
From the renderings, the Ford Bronco looks to be available as a 2 door or a 4 door, almost resembling a mix between a Jeep Wrangler and a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
We don’t have much info yet on the powertrain so we’re not sure on horsepower and torque, but we suspect it will have the Ford Rangers 2.3L 4 Cylinder Ecoboost Turbo or the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the F150, possibly as an upgrade. Expect it to be 4×4.