Bring Your Optima Battery Back from the Dead

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Maybe you ran a few too many passes at the drag strip.  And maybe that Optima battery under the hood of your alternator-free drag car was a Red Top starting battery instead of a Yellow Top deep cycle battery.  Or maybe you just left your lights on.  At the airport while you were on a two week vacation.  However you did it, you killed that Optima dead.  Deader than ska music. Deader than Bob Dole’s presidential hopes. Deader than the bird in that amazing Monty Python sketch. But like some kind of walking, breathing defibrillator (in more ways than one), you can bring it back to life. Continue reading “Bring Your Optima Battery Back from the Dead”

Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

$100 off Bestop’s Amazing Powered Running Boards from the Future

It’s a fairly simple idea, using fairly simple mechanisms.  But it’s changing the world of truck customization overnight.  Running boards are perfect for getting yourself into your truck or Jeep.  But they inhibit ground clearance, increase drag, and are exposed to the elements for the 99.99% of the time they’re not in use.  It’s not as if we don’t have the technology to solve this conundrum.  But Bestop actually did with their PowerBoards™.  Here’s how they work.

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When you need them, they’re down.  When you don’t, they’re up.  It’s that simple.  Bestop power running boards have electric motors that raise and lower them at need.  Bestop uses a door sensor to activate your running boards, so open the door on your truck or Jeep and the running board will swing out quickly so you can use it to step up into the cab.  Close the door, and the board will fold back up under your truck, flush and nearly invisible.  Front doors and rear doors work identically.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

Husky Liners For Your 2015 Ford F-150

It’s a brand new 2015 Ford F-150.  With an aluminum body that has saved them 700 pounds and a new 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6, Ford has managed to build the most efficient F-Series truck ever, setting a new standard for the industry.  But they don’t do cheap.  That aluminum body is even stronger than the steel, and that 2.7 uses Ford’s EcoBoost technology which is time tested for durability.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

An AFE Intake’s Secret Weapon

Take a look at your calendar.  Can you slice out half an hour in the garage?  Great.  You can add 10-15 horsepower to your car with an AFE cold air intake.  But how does it work?  What’s that key seasoning that makes the AFE intake so efficient?

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

How Yakima Roof Racks Actually Work

Yakima Ski/Snowboard Roof Rack Being Used
Scenario: You pull up to the ski lodge, your car having deftly carved its way up the mountain passes though precipitation in every frozen form.  Oh yes, you’re in for a great weekend of not breaking your ankles with your new snowboard.  But as you awkwardly wrestle your board out of your trunk, and back seat, and front seats, you realize that all the other cars have their boards in those sweet snowboard carriers.  On the porch, the man or woman who would have been your spouse just shakes his or her head and walks away.  No, you don’t shatter your ankles, but your life has been ruined, all because you thought roof racks were too complicated and hard to install.  DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU.  Just check out our quick guide to putting together your Yakima roof rack system in three simple stages. Continue reading “How Yakima Roof Racks Actually Work”

Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

ReadyLift: Lift it Right

Monster trucks are awesome.  You can drive over anything, and you have to get the stair car from Arrested Development just to climb into them.  But it might not be the best car day to day. What if you just want to lift your truck a little bit?  If you’re just going for a cooler look or bought some new wheels and tires that suddenly don’t fit?  You can lift it just a little, but it’s easy to do it wrong.  Or you could just go with a lift kit from ReadyLift and get it right.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

An Accel Super Coil Set is What Your Tune Needs

All power tuning can be boiled down to the basic needs of the engine: fuel, air, and spark.  Increase them all in proper proportion while strengthening the elements and you get more power.  Air is pretty simple unless you’re going with forced induction.  Just a great cold air intake and an exhaust.  Fuel is easy, too, if you drive a car with modern fuel injection.  Just plug in a power programmer.  But spark, though just as easy, is often neglected.  Here’s how the Accel Super Coil can get your tuned car an extra 10 hp.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

Fight the Winter Dark with Hella Driving Lights

Darkness is coming.  It shall engulf all the lands in its inky shroud.  No, we’re not talking about some kind of mystical invasion from Game of Thrones.  Just winter.  Yes, winter is here for a while, which means you spend more time driving in the dark.  Well, unless you have some Hella driving lights.  Then you won’t have to worry about a little thing like darkness.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

How Rancho Suspension Can Lift Your Truck Cheaper than the Rest

Few pickup trucks are bought without their owners wanting to lift them.  If you’re going to have higher ground clearance and a heavier vehicle, why not make it look awesome?  But far fewer trucks are actually lifted, since full truck lift kits can be complex, expensive, and difficult to install.  Plus, lift kits are generally for extreme heights like 4-6,” when you’d much rather just lift your truck a couple of inches.  But the Rancho Quick Lift system installs like a strut and offers just the lift you need.  Here’s how it works.

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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.

Slow Cars Made Faster by the Diablosport Trinity

Want to know what’s so awesome about the Diablosport Trinity t-1000 programmer, aside from the great display and all the cool features like the virtual quarter mile and the engine code reader?  The fact that a single module comes preloaded with tunes for thousands of cars.  It’s a massive, inclusive list of cars.  We all know what a Diablosport tuner can do for performance cars.  But what about the plain old slow cars?  Let’s take a look at a few of the benchwarmers and how the Diablosport Trinity T-1000 gets them into the game.
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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.