How to Replace Your Lame Stock Brakes with Better Power Stop Brakes

Replace Your Lame Stock Brakes with Better Power Stop Brakes

I was getting that shimmy and shudder, with a dash of squeak.  Any time I hit the brakes, they would emit a pulsing throb, and letting off the pedal would introduce a squeak in similar rhythm.  It was time for some brake work, but instead of simple maintenance, I went for an upgrade.  With Power Stop Brakes.

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Automodding Your 95 Camaro Z28: Suspension Upgrades

What car should we AutoMod next?  Drop your suggestion in the comments and you could win a $100!  Details below.

1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Before Camaro Suspension Upgrades

The other day we took a bone stock ’95 Camaro Z28 and with a few simple bolt-on upgrades added 3.2 craptons of power.  Now that we have the going taken care of, we’re going to work on the other two things a car should be good at: stopping and turning.  Because even if you’re running on the drag strip, brakes, suspension, and handling are all your friends.  Here’s how you can improve them on your Camaro. Continue reading “Automodding Your 95 Camaro Z28: Suspension Upgrades”

AutoModding your 2010 Dodge Charger: Handling and Brakes

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

Yes, all the V8 Charger people can brag about power, with all their Hemis and their Hellcats. But power isn’t the only thing they have. They also have almost 300 lbs more in weight than your V6 Charger. That means you’re driving the Charger superleggera, and you already have the edge in braking and handling. Here are a few simple mods you can use to take your corner game to the next level and leave those chunky V8s oversteering in your wake. Continue reading “AutoModding your 2010 Dodge Charger: Handling and Brakes”

AutoMods: An Introduction

Here at Streetside, we love talking about cars.  New cars, classic cars, fast cars, rare cars, and race cars.  Trucks, too!  And if all of those subcategories of automobilia have one thing in common, it’s that they’re fairly expensive.  Most of us would cruise around in ZL-1s or classic Continentals if we could, but for now, we’re stuck with what we have.

Chevy SS

And sometimes, what we have is pretty stinking awesome, and we can make it even more so.  Streetside’s own Kyle, for example, bought his F-150 EcoBoost to haul his boat, but he found a huge improvement just adding an aFe intercooler.

With this in mind, we’re launching a new series called AutoMods.  Each week we’ll feature a new ride, some of the most frequently modded by our customers, some employee vehicles, and some we just think deserve some easy upgrades, and explore, in two or three blog posts, just how awesome it can be using parts we offer on Streetside. Continue reading “AutoMods: An Introduction”

Power Stop: How to Brake Like a Genius

Powerstop BrakesPower Stop has “only” been around since 1997, so before we lose you to thoughts of how that falls in relation to your high school graduation, know that 14 years is a long time, just not for aftermarket auto parts companies. Continue reading “Power Stop: How to Brake Like a Genius”