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[27 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
DIY – Building A-Pillar Tweeter Pods

It’s been a while since my last DIY so I’ve decided to build some a-pillar tweeter pods for my Kicker tweeters.

1. My first step was to get the correct angle. The set of tweeters that I’ve bought came with various fittings making the building process a bit easier.

2. I stuck the fittings to the pillars using hot glue. After the glue has dried I made sure that the angle on both mounts was exactly the same.

3. I proceeded to mix up some body filler and started spreading it all around …

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[23 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Tune your cars fortune – Chip Tuning

I woke up this morning thinking to myself, in South Africa we are sometimes very limited to certain services in the modified car industry. Then I got thinking about the different tuning software applications we have access to in South Africa. We have Robbie Ferroli who was one of the 1st guys to use the Revo Software and everybody went crazy for the Revo. After that we saw a brand called GIAC apear, which catered for most of your European turbo cars. CPI then reared its head and it seems …

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[6 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
AM interviews the “Queen of Speed” Annie Silva

Last week we managed to catch up with non other than Speed and Sound’s Annie Silva and bombarded her with the usual petrol head questions for your reading pleasure. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoyed getting to know this fun loving petrol head.
AM: Firstly, thank you for giving us your time today. Before we get stuck into the typical petrol head questions, tell us a bit about yourself for those of us that don’t know you.
Annie Silva is a passionate petrol head much like the peeps …

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[14 Jun 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
My boot install – A fresh new look

My previous boot setup was covered in acoustic carpet and over the years it started to fade and, well, not looking that nice anymore. My initial plan was to go for a fiberglass install but time was not on my side. I’ve decided to recover my boot install in biscuit brown to match my interior and ended up building new amp racks with a new parcel shelve. With all the right tools at hand it took me a day to strip, rebuild and covered the install. Attached are some pics …

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[11 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Wheel PCD and Offset Explained

We have been getting quite the number of inquiry over the past year about rim fitment, so we thought we could help you guys better understand wheel PCD’s and Offset.
Offset:
This is very important to know if you are planning on purchasing aftermarket rims. The offset is the distance in mm between the centre line of the wheel rim, and the line through the fixing (hub) face. You can have positive, negative or neutral offset. The first important reason offset is so important is that it is responsible for the position …

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[13 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Turbocharger conversion – Explained

I take it that you have decided to add some horsepower to your car by installing a turbocharger. While, true a turbo kit can add a lot of horsepower to your car, keep in mind there are several things that go into installing a turbocharger like the size of the turbo, how much boost your engine can handle, how much torque can your axles handle, will you need to modify your fuel intake system etc. The following is a guide on how to install a turbo in a car that …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
3s- GTE engine modifications explained

One of the best ways to modify a 3s-gte motor.
It is always recommended to ensure that the vehicle is safe and reliable before starting on the path of modifications. Check your brakes, suspension components for wear, check for leaks that may be excessive, and ensure your cooling system is operating properly by performing a system pressure test and pressure testing your coolant fill cap. Typically trying to fix a car that has a known issue by upgrading a part to an aftermarket part does not solve the problem unless the …

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Intercoolers explained – Modification Tips

We all know that cold Air carries more oxygen that warmer air. You may have noticed that when air is compressed it gets warmer. With forced air induction engines which us a turbo or a supercharger the air is much warmer than in an engine that doesn’t have forced induction.

Intercoolers work much like the radiator of a car. The cold air from outside is forced through the fins of the intercooler to where the warm charge air is contained. This has the effect of reducing the warm air stored in …