Tag Archives: Modified

Homemade water-powered trike can do 0-160 in under 4 seconds

Water is an incredibly powerful thing. Most of the time we observe it still, be it sitting in your drinking glass or while staring at a vast calm ocean. When put to work, however, water is a mighty tool. It can be used for cutting. The ocean can rise up and ruin entire cities. It can be used to propel a homemade trike to insane speeds. Wait...what? Yes, you...

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Wide-body Roush among 7 custom Mustangs headed to SEMA

SEMA is almost upon us for another year and you can bet one of the most popular cars will be the Ford Mustang, especially now that the pony car has been significantly updated. To build the excitement, Ford has given us a sneak peek at seven custom ‘Stangs set to be unveiled at SEMA. Most of them don the predictable body and interior mods but there are...

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Prepare to drool: wide-body Kia Stinger to debut at SEMA

In just a few weeks the covers will come off what looks like it might be the toughest Kia Stinger on the planet. Kia has confirmed the car for the 2017 SEMA show which starts October 31. Courtesy of the folks at West Coast Customs, the Kia fastback sedan is about to don some irresistibly wide haunches. Adding to the toughness will be lowered suspension...

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Why dyno numbers might not be something to boast about

Taking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often swear by the figures, but variances in the equipment itself can lead to numerous results that skew the figures themselves. Engineering Explained tackled the subject of dyno testing with...

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This Ford dealer’s Shelby-enhanced F-150 offers up 750 horsepower

Those with a serious thirst for power no longer need to turn to aftermarket shops since there's a growing trend where dealers are actually offering new vehicles pre-fitted with top-shelf mods, sometimes with warranties intact. Ohio's Lebanon Ford kicked off the trend with its Roush-tuned Mustangs and then Georgia dealer Pioneer Ford tried its...

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Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech, the Michigan-based performance company, and their latest...

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Ringbrothers bringing 1956 Ford F-100 restomod to SEMA

Ringbrothers will return to the SEMA show this November with another custom creation. Following last year's multiple debuts, which included the G-Code Camaro, Cadillac Madam-V, and more, the custom car shop announced plans to reveal a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Ringbrothers calls it "Clem 101" and it will benefit from a familiar (read: awesome) formula...

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Watch how the professionals strip paint from a car

A car in need of a complete rework of its paint will typically need its existing paint to be removed. If you want the job done right then you'll have to start from the beginning, making sure each step along the way is performed correctly. Larry Kosilla, the man behind the Ammo NYC car care brand, understands this completely, which is why he's taken great...

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Roush teases its 2018 Mustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang is almost ready for showrooms, but some of the big name tuners have already had their hands on the cars for a while. This means there'll likely be an assortment of upgrades launching alongside the car. One of the tuners with early access to the updated Mustang is Roush which has released a teaser shot of its own 2018 Mustang. The...

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Feast your eyes on this $5k Batmobile built from a Mustang

Florida giveth ... and it asketh for so little in return. Humorous and horrifying stories for the rest of the country seem to be its chief export, and business is booming for the Sunshine State. What's also booming is your chance of putting a Batmobile in your bat cave garage. This one is based on the original Barris Batmobile, itself built on the bones of...

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