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[26 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
From a judge’s point of view

Admit it; your car is your “Pride and Joy”. If you have spent all your money or savings on your car to make it a showpiece, make sure that you PLEASE the JUDGES! It does not matter how much money you have spent on a body kit, wheels, interior, sound or even on the engine, it is about how it all fits together, “From a judge’s point of view”. Here are SOME tips to help you score that extra points at “Show and Shine” …

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[26 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
A busy weekend with my green tanker

While most of you as petrol heads were busy gearing up for different events like the EMMA and Street to Strip, I was busy sorting out my “green tanker”. A couple of weeks ago I took my car for wheel alignment and to my shock, they told me that I needed to replace my steering rack. What? I decided to go for a second opinion. I had to replace it! After collecting dust (my car) for 3 weeks, I decided to replace the rack …

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[17 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Stretched wheels – Whats the story?

We’ve all seen it before but a lot of us don’t really understand what stretched wheels are or how to get a set on our cars. Well we have the answers for you. Its really not that hard to understand in the 1st place.
So lets get into this!
What the F%$K is stretched?
“stretch” refers to stretching a narrower tire over a wider wheel, the sidewalls stretch from the lip to the tread
Why would you stretch  your tyres?
Well the whole thing started in Germany/Belgium, local laws required that the tyre tread be …

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[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
DIY caliper paint job

We received an email the other night asking about how one can respray their brake calipers a different colour. So being the nice guys we are, we pulled out the old pictures of when we repainted the golf callipers. It’s really not that hard a job, all it takes is patents and a nice relaxing day of your weekend. Ohh and the engine/brake paint. We added the brake painting DIY article to the forum for those of you that want to check it out for future reference.
You can find it …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Choosing the correct wheels

So we all have probably heard it all before, but let’s just do a recap. Wheels are the most important factor on any motor vehicle. If you are asking yourself why then this post is for you. You could have the best built engine in the world, a top of the range suspension setup and a custom built gearbox, but none of this is worth a cent if you can’t transfer any of these perks to wheels that evidently grip the roads surface.
So now let’s have a look at this, …

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[22 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Marks Bass destructive GTi 5

THE DRIVER:
Name: Mark Bradley
Location: Cape Town
Occupation: Super Yacht Deckhand:
Age: 23

THE CAR:
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Mk 5 GTI
Year: 2006
Engine Size: 2.0L 16v FSI Turbo

Marks GTI has the best of both worlds, his cars sports a huge 15″ DD sub and the car not only looks good but it flies too.

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[19 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Drift tyres in their “Chops”

One of the most important factors in drifting and guess what they take the most abuse of all! Here are a couple pictures of drift tyres in their “chops”

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[19 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Gary Green – Alfa Race day

Gary Green Alfa Romeo Race Day quickly approaches, the race day is now combined with one of the final rounds of the 2010 Killarney main circuit championship. The Alfa day promises to be a petrol heads dream day out.
The Alfa day entries are being incorporated into the regional racing event on the programme, with an Alfa Trofeo class added to the Simon’s Outsourcing Fine Car category. In addition a mixed bag of 12 cars consisting of the Alfa GTA, GTV, Berlina, Guilia, GT Junior and …