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[17 Jun 2010 | 9 Comments | ]
Volkswagen Polo GTI vs Renault Clio RS

So Volkswagen is bringing out yet another successful Polo GTI. Hot hatchs are taking over the world it seems, but hey you don’t see me complaining do you? NOT A CHANCE… So here is a bit of a predicament Volkswagen has the super sexy Polo GTI and well Renault has the super sexy and safe Clio RS.
Which do you choose..?
The Volkswagen Polo GTI produces 132 kW from a little 1.4 litre TSI engine.
The Renault Clio RS produces 147.5kW from its naturally-aspirated 2.0 16V engine.
So here we can already see that …

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[16 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Dyno Day – Mk1 Boyz Western Cape

Calling all car enthusiasts in the greater Western Cape area, Mk1 Boyz will be hosting a Dyno Day at DynoTech in Brackenfell.
Come put your car on the Dyno and find out exactly what your car is pushing out on the wheels.
Here is the information you will need:
Where: DynoTech, Brackenfell
When: 10 July 2010
Time: First dyno run starts at 8:00am
For those of you that want to put your car on the dyno, it will cost you only R80.00 and entries will be done upon arrival. So we suggest you get there as …

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[12 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Cold air induction – Performance modification

Today we are having a look at cold air inductions, we all love the growl from a cone filter or the roar of sidies. But they can damage your cars performance if not installed correctly.
Air filters are probably the most important protection part for your cars engine, air filters protect your engine from sucking up dirt and dust!
This is where we need to start chatting about cold air induction kits.
A couple of weeks back we looked at a few different types of filter available. The best filters use oiled cotton …

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[12 Jun 2010 | 23 Comments | ]
Performance Camshafts explained  – Modifying your car

Before we get into the whole Performance camshaft story, it is important to understand how your camshaft works and its purpose.
What is the camshaft? What does it do? And, how can it be modified? It is really simple when thinking about it logically!
The camshaft is located at the top of the engine and looks like a metal bar with egg shaped lobes on it.  The shape and size of the lobe determines the amount of time that the head valves are open and how much they are open. The lobes push …

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[3 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Track day memories – Killarney Action

I was browsing through a bunch of old albums on my laptop from “back in the day” and i came across some cool pics of the track days me and my mates took part in at Killarney on the weekends!
In all honesty participating in an open Track day is most probably the best bit of driving experience you could ever have (obviously excluding things you do with your significant other while driving)!
There is no doubt in my mind that the track days we attended always left us SMILING!
Here’s to memories!

The …

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[14 Dec 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
Ms Hoon joins up with the Modified scene

AM: What is your name?
Marlize: Marlize Hoon
AM: Food topics are bland, but they are always popping up in bloody interviews so let’s get this one done with. What’s your favorite food?
Marlize: C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E!!!
AM: What is your occupation apart from being part of the AutoModified team?
Marlize: I’m a Snr Administrator for an insurance company.
AM: This question probably sounds like something you would be asked at a dating show but I’m sure some ladies/gents out there would like to know, lol.. Married/Single/Attached?
Marlize: Happily attached.
AM: Where about did you grow up in South Africa …