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Industry Insider: What Should You Do With A Dead Car?

An old car can feel almost like a member of your family, especially if you’ve had it for many years and racked up over a hundred thousand miles. Despite all the affection that an old and well-used car can warrant, somewhere in the back of your mind, you must know that any car can’t last forever. If you’ve gone to start your old motor and it just won’t start no matter how much you try to coerce it, it might have had its day. However, that doesn’t mean it’s useless. You do have some options when dealing with an old …

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Insider: One-Stop Shop for All Your Car Part Needs

Car Parts Owning a car is one thrilling experience. There’s never a dull moment behind the wheel, and we all love it. It is, therefore, heartbreaking when your car hits the lows. Owning a car means you have to brace yourself for the good and bad times. When you experience bad times, you will want to make amends really fast.  Finding the parts to replace the worn out ones is not an easy task, and many have often gone the wrong way on this. People relate their horrifying experiences where they bought spare parts that did not fit, and do …

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How to Use Powder Coating When Restoring Your Car

Protecting and preserving your car’s chassis and small parts is crucial to any good restoration. Paint has been the long-time favorite when it comes to protectants. It gives your undercarriage a uniform color pallet, defends against the elements and most importantly keeps damaging rust from setting in. Automotive paint isn’t the only option for the job. There are other choices. Spray paint is the most cost-effective alternative, but it sacrifices some of the protective qualities of paint and can look cheap. Plating metal parts in chrome, cadmium and other shiny metals can protect them, and the end results look good, …

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Industry Insider: 4 Considerations When Buying UTV Parts

There are many reasons you might be in the market for UTV parts, but unless you’re an experienced mechanic, you’re probably wondering where you should begin. How do you know you’re buying the right parts for the right prices? How can you be sure you’re investing in something that will last? Here are just a few things to consider as you shop for UTV parts. 1. Price First things first: How much can you afford to spend on your vehicle? Keep in mind that the listed price of the part isn’t always the final price that you’ll pay. You might …

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VOLVO Launches POLESTAR Performance Parts Lineup

Volvo completed its full buyout of the Polestar tuning business in 2015, and is now rolling out a full lineup of performance parts under this bright blue halo. Yes, there are now a dozen or more ways to unlock more speed, style and stance for your cherished Volvo — and all come with a Polestar badge to set the tone. So far, we have chassis mods, wheels, exhausts, intakes, springs, ECU kits, exterior and interior upgrades for the S60, V60 and XC60.  Coming soon are PPP upgrades for the new XC90 and all the rest. Check out the deep upgrade …

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2016 CAMARO by Chevrolet Performance: Brembos, Springs, Cold-Air Intake + Sport Exhausts!

Great to see the new Camaro out in the wild, even if it is all locked up and can’t be driven. This Camaro SS wears a variety of extra-special goodies outside and under the skin.  The black taillamps, front splitter and color accents are nice to set a high-po mood. A Brembo brake upgrade front and rear, lowering sport springs and upgrades breathing promise more control and even more speed.  The $500 cone air intake will make a huge difference to the sonics of the car, but no more than the HUGE sport exhausts available for both V6 and V8 …

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro – SEMA Concepts Recap + Colors Visualizer

CamaroSix fever is heating up these chilly Fall days! The car is in full production and first customers may have their new wheels by Thanksgiving, and definitely by Christmas. Quite a special present for one’s self. Here is a look at the four extra concept cars Chevy slid in the back door of the SEMA 2015 show: the Camaro Performance Concept, Camaro Black, Camaro Hyper and Camaro Krypton. These offer a cool look at the potential mods and factory accessories available for the new ponycar, including an LED-edged bowtie emblem for the first time. Other Camaro accessories showcased on these …

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BMW Launches M2 and M4 Performance Parts – Coming Spring 2016

  The new BMW M2 is barely on the radar of most supercoupe shoppers just a month after its official reveal, but BMW is not waiting around to juice its new baby with M Performance Parts. The M2 and M4 wearing swish new design upgrades were the centerpieces of the SEMA 2015 show: gloss-black detailing, M color body decals, and even a carbon-fiber spoiler and exhaust system for the M4. The M2’s mods so far are purely aesthetic, and we have not seen the full car yet — just glimpses of its black kidney grilles so far. The M4 Performance …

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727HP 2016 Ford Mustang GT KING Edition Headed to Ford Stores w/ Race Parts, Factory Warranty

Pretty incredible new Mustang heading to Ford showrooms this year! The Petty’s Garage KING Edition is set to be produced and sold with a full warranty, yet wild race parts and custom detailing. The wildly sexy lower-body and flip tail spoiler are offered in matching blue crush of the previous Mecum auction car, donated to the Paralyzed Veterans of America foundation and scoring a major sale haul — in the half-mil range! These new King Editions will go fast, both on the street and on the lot, of course. Standard horsepower for the supercharged base model is 627-ponies, while a …

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2016 Nissan MAXIMA SR Midnight Is Official! Revealed At BET Experience Festival

Updated 6.26.15 The 2015 Maxima black pack is official! The entire upgrade detailed below can now be ordered as the Maxima SR Midnight edition. Launched at the BET Experience, the key difference between the Maxima SR Midnight and a DIY black pack via Nissan accessories is that the Midnight comes exclusively in Super Black exterior paintwork. However you get to these 19-inch black alloys and sport bodywork upgrades, the results speak for themselves! 2016 Nissan MAXIMA SR Midnight The 2016 Maxima is finally arriving!  The new 4DSC is one of Nissan’s biggest launches for 2015 — and the company is …

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2016 Nissan MAXIMA SR Black Pack Details, Track Test Video and 99 New Photos

The 2016 Maxima is finally arriving!  The new 4DSC is one of Nissan’s biggest launches for 2015 — and the company is going all-out to rev up excitement among loyalists. Nissan just revealed its sport styling parts, and they are right up our alley. Gloss-black 19-inch wheels with matching black diffuser and trunk spoiler are deeply cool. The side sills are a contrast metallic grey and really help deliver some concept-car stance to the sportiest Maximas. Pricing from $32k to around $39k is detailed in the animated configurator mid-way down the page, along with colors and tech specs.   2016 …

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Road Test Review – 2015 Scion tC 6-Speed + TRD Performance Parts

The Scion tC has been on the market for quite a while now – but there is a reason! It is a solid performance platform with chic styling, a two-door profile and a very roomy back seat with fold-down seats for wagon-like space. 2015 Scion tC Review Video   Coming well-equipped with just a few options, the main choice is between a light and snicky six-speed manual and a conventional automatic. The stick is the clear choice for performance drivers, delivering a 7.8-second sprint to 60-mph and a joyful feel to the whole drive. The ultra-light clutch and shift action …

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BMW M Performance Parts for 2015 X5M and X6M Include Tri-Color Racing Stripes!

  INTRO: Exciting discovery: these images allow a near-perfect animated comparison showing the different X6 vs X5 rooflines.   It might seem silly to buy a brand-new BMW X5 or X6 M and go shopping right away to upgrade it. But it is actually more normal than you might think. These factory upgrades are often things BMW would like to include on the factory trucks, but can’t because they are too polarizing (the M-color graphics…) or the M Performance exhaust (for legal reasons…). You have to imagine BMW ships these cars around the world in a universally appealing specification, but …

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New M Performance Parts Add Power, Stance and Style to BMW 2 Series Convertible

The 2 Series is one of the most fun BMWs to ever wear the roudel badge. Three engines for 2015: the 220i, 228 and 235i are all a laugh riot of lightweight, rear-drive playfulness. Incredible balance, joyful steering and a driving position from heaven! But how to up the intensity? M Performance offers a full line of 2 Series upgrades, ranging from mild like the black kidney grilles, to big wheels, side sills and sport exhausts and ECU powerkits. These anthracite wheels are particularly sculpted and handsome, and are nicely accented by M Sport gloss-black body graphics. The big advantage …

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Gift Ideas – BMW 2 Series M Performance Parts

We’re big fans of the BMW 228i, 235i and M235i — and are thrilled that these sporty coupes are available with xDrive AWD for 2015. These official M Performance upgrades below are a great way to up the factory car’s power, sounds and style. They are pricey, but maintain all BMW warranties and are sure to last the lifetime of the vehicle. This is incontrast to many aftermarket parts. Below are a few of the 100-plus upgrades in the M Performance catalog for the 2 Series, plus high-res photos from BMW showing an M235i decked out with all these cool …

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2015 BMW M3 and M4 Original M Performance Parts Are Sweet! Racing Stripes Available…

With every tuner and their mom jumping on the new M3 and M4 with upgrades, a buyer might be very tempted to go aftermarket right away. But what about factory-approved BMW M Performance goodies first? These maintain an OEM feel to the car, as well as ensuring the pieces are perfect fits that will last the life of the car in perfect condition. Our favorite pieces are the black grilles and the M racing stripes! 2015 BMW M3 and M4 M Performance Parts http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PERFORMANCE/BMW-M-PERFORMANCE/

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AC Schnitzer BMW 228i and 235i Parts Now Available For Global Shipping!

Engine power kits, exhaust systems, strings, body kits and interior goodies are all part of the AC Schnitzer BMW 2 series upgrade catalog — but the lowering springs really make the most visual difference in the overall stance of this awesome sports coupe. For performance and intensity on throttle, the new ACS exhaust sounds outstanding too.   AC Schnitzer BMW 2 series F22 Wheels (18″ to 20″ available)   AC Schnitzer BMW 228i and 235i   http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-cars/products-models/2-series/f22-coupe-since-2014/engineering/

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2015 Ford Mustang KING COBRA Is 625HP Factory-Parts Cobra Jet Upgrade List!

Exciting news from Ford today — a special set of factory upgrades to make any Mustang GT into the ultimate sprint car. The early quarter-mile time Ford recorded with the all three KC packs? 10.97-seconds — a blistering pace. There are three varieties of King Cobra upgrade packages: the Drag Pack, Handling Pack and Super Pack — with the Super pack housing the giant supercharger upgrade to create a venomous dragstrip king. To get you in the mood for Mustang Cobra excellence, we’ve included a 1979 Mustang Cobra, a 2004 and a 2012 Cobra Jet down below the 2015 Ford …

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SEMA 2014: Corvette Team Launches Z06 Concept Performance Parts Line for Stingray Owners

Chevy today launches a new parts and factory accessories line called “Z06 Concept.” This a great idea, and can be thought of as similar the BMW M Performance. They are factory parts for cars already in your driveway. There has already been clamoring in the Corvette community for the spoiler and rear lights of the Z06 among Stingray owners.  Chevy answers the call! Also included here are photos of the Camaro Commemorative Edition at SEMA this week and in showrooms this Spring. Camaro owners also have a route to 1LE and ZL1 performance parts — featured soon in a separate …

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