Five Ford F-150 Accessories to Revolutionize your Truck

2015 Ford F-150 Accessories - Exhaust System

We got through the responsibility stuff.  We added protection and practical functionality to the F-150, the modding equivalent of a 7-year-old cleaning his bedroom.  It’s not very fun, but you feel better after doing it.  NOW, however, we can have fun.  Now we can talk about horsepower, torque, and lift.  Here are our favorite performance modifying Ford truck parts for the 2015 F-150. Continue reading “Five Ford F-150 Accessories to Revolutionize your Truck”

AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101

Jeep JK AutoMods

The Jeep Wrangler JK, that being the ’07-current model, is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy in America today.  Where most SUVs have become glorified crossovers, compromising their mudability for on-road dynamics, the Wrangler has remained consistently trail able while gradually becoming a more capable on-road commuter, as well.  Yes, the meaning of Jeep ownership has broadened beyond the image of the crazed desert hero wearing nothing above the waist but his beard, to include normal people like you who want an SUV for commuting, but still want it to be a real SUV.  But as good as it is stock, and no matter how you use yours, you can still upgrade yours with some simple Jeep JK parts and accessories. Continue reading “AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101”

AutoModding Your 2010 Dodge Charger: More Power

What vehicle should we virtually mod next? Maybe we could take your own project through AutoMods? Leave us your suggestion in the comments, and if we pick it, you’ll win a $100 StreetsideAuto.com gift card to help!

2010 Dodge Charger - Before Mods

The Dodge Charger wears many hats.  It debuted in 2006 at the Chicago Auto Show as a creative adaptation of Chrysler’s rear-driven LX platform, already in use on the Magnum and the Chrysler 300.  Yet the Charger was a big risk for Dodge, and not only because it meant associating Dodge’s famous muscle car moniker with a four-door, but because outside of the luxury market, with such offerings as the 300 and the Cadillac CTS, and Ford’s soon-dead Panther, there were no rear-wheel-drive sedans in America.  Impalas and Malibus had all been tamed under front-driven platforms. Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2010 Dodge Charger: More Power”

AutoModding Your 2014 Chevy Silverado: Power

Welcome to our very first edition of AutoMods, our new, bi-weekly series that takes one of your favorite vehicles and virtually builds it into a beast.  Have a suggestion for the next AutoMods vehicle candidate? Shoot it our way in the comments and if we pick it (we’ll pick on the final Friday of each month – February 27 this month), and you could win a $100 gift card.

Find a parking lot.  Any lot in America will do.  If it’s full or nearly so, there’s a good chance you’ll see more than a few new pickup trucks slotted between those yellow lines.  Pickups are far and away the best selling vehicle category in America, dominating the charts for decades.  Why?  The reasons are myriad.  Many people use them for work.  Some use them for play.  But most just buy pickups because they can.  American roads are wider, American gas is cheaper, and the American psyche loves anything that’s bigger.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2014 Chevy Silverado is no exception.  The redesign was brand new just a year prior, with an even tougher look and platform.  Captain America even “borrowed” one in The Winter Soldier.  GM’s 5.3 liter L83 V8 sits under the hood, pumping out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, all a very usable package, appealing to a sensible, reserved customer base. Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2014 Chevy Silverado: Power”

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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Follow Friday Helper: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Oh yeah. It’s Memorial Day Weekend, guys. Memorial Day. It’s a time to remember our fallen heroes, to celebrate the freedom they held safe for us, and to not come in to work on Monday. It’s not a time to sit around with your head in your hands wondering who on Earth you should follow on social. (if this is how you spend your weekends, we have some help lines you can call). We’ll take care of everything. Here are our picks for who you should be following this week.

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DiabloSport InTune 2015 Applications: SUVs Get Awesome

New DiabloSport Applicaions

You’ve been driving SUVs for a while now, and you’re sick of it. Not your SUV, of course. Your Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, or Yukon is just as convenient and spacious as the day you bought it. You’re sick of being called a soccer mom (even if you are one), a beige commuter, a conformist. Thankfully, DiabloSport has just released the newest version of their InTune and Trinity tuners, and they’re ready to transform your GM direct-injected V8 SUV into a snarling, rabid monster. Get ready to have a few words with your detractors.

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