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Should You Put Nitrogen In Your Car’s Tires?

Should You Put Nitrogen In Your Car’s Tires?

Air typically features about 78 percent nitrogen, so why should you pay more to fill your car’s tires with pure nitrogen? Is there a tangible reason to spend more on this or are dealerships and auto shops just blowing hot air?

Ford’s 2013 SEMA Cars: Mustang Muscle, Pint-Sized Performance

Ford’s 2013 SEMA Cars: Mustang Muscle, Pint-Sized Performance

Ford is showing off a host of modified models at this year’s annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massive event kicks off in just a few short weeks and the Blue Oval’s offerings run the gamut from Mustang muscle to pint-sized to performance.

TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car

TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car

“The car just comes alive with a nice set of tires.” Those are the words of Toyota VP Bob Carter, which were ringing in my ear after a chat I had with him at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Nitto Goes Mainstream With a Performance All-Season Tire That Can Handle Winter

Nitto Goes Mainstream With a Performance All-Season Tire That Can Handle Winter

Nitto Tires makes its presence known in the enthusiast community, interacting with motorsport fans and weekend warriors. However, the company now feels it’s time to break ground with consumers by offering more mainstream products. Working closely with its enthusiast base, Nitto has managed to deliver a pair of new tires, the first designed to be…

Scion FR-S is Weighed and Measured by Excited Tuners

Scion FR-S is Weighed and Measured by Excited Tuners

North American tuner companies were invited to Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, California to measure the new Scion FR-S and take a closer look at the car to begin the process of drafting future tuning parts. Many tuners were present at the event and the response to Scion’s new sports car has been overwhelmingly positive across the…

HRE Wheels Video Show Us How It’s Made

Those familiar with the automotive industry probably know HRE Wheels as a brand that lasted through the aftermarket world’s tumultuous business cycles. After the three-piece wheel boom that saw dozens of new “wheel manufacturers” come and go, the trend turned to single-piece, concave wheels while other companies shot for an old-school look. HRE isn’t among…

HRE Presents Vintage Series: Classic Wheels For Modern Exotics

HRE Presents Vintage Series: Classic Wheels For Modern Exotics

Driving down the boulevard in their Italian supercars, wealthy but genuine car enthusiasts face the difficult challenge of separating themselves from the typical playboys in fast cars. To solve this first world problem, HRE performance wheels proposed that there is no better way to add a touch of class to an exotic than by installing…

2013 Dodge Dart to Get Over 150 Mopar Accessories

2013 Dodge Dart to Get Over 150 Mopar Accessories

The Dodge Dart is being billed as Chrysler-Fiat‘s foray into the increased efficiency market that is growing quickly in the U.S. Now, Dodge customers who are already planning on buying one when they become available in 2013 have a little more to look forward to. Mopar is offering a list of accessories and a few…

Kelleners Sport 410-hp BMW 1M

Kelleners Sport 410-hp BMW 1M

If you thought the BMW 1M was fast you haven’t seen anything yet. Germany’s Kelleners Sport has dubbed their high performance 1M, the KS1-S. The German company boosted the power from the stock 340-hp to 410-hp  achieving this by lowering the weight to power ratio and improving air flow, and adding choice modifications like an…

Carlsson Super GT C25 Royale: Custom Mercedes SL65 the Ultimate in Exclusivity

Carlsson Super GT C25 Royale: Custom Mercedes SL65 the Ultimate in Exclusivity

A Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is a rather nice car. It combines luxury and power in a hard-top convertible package that would please just about anyone. However, some people want more, like more power and more exclusivity. For those, renowned Mercedes-Benz tuner Carlsson has the answer. It’s newest creation is called the Super GT C25 Royale,…

Wald Rolls Out Black Bison Edition Tuning Package for the Lexus LS

Wald Rolls Out Black Bison Edition Tuning Package for the Lexus LS

Hot on the heels of their Tokyo Auto Salon showing, Wald International has released a Black Bison Edition styling package for one of Japan’s top luxury sedans, the LS series from Lexus. To show off their new kit, Wald chose to use an LS600h as their demo vehicle, but promises that the Black Bison Edition…

StarTech Tuning Comes to America for Jaguar, Land Rover

StarTech Tuning Comes to America for Jaguar, Land Rover

StarTech, a division of Brabus, is bringing performance and design options for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles this side of the Atlantic. And if parent company Brabus is any indication, the results will be wild. Or, maybe not as much. So far StarTech’s available packages are larger wheels, suspension lowering and interior trim. The company…

Fenice Milano Ferrari 458 FC6 Competizione in the Works

Fenice Milano Ferrari 458 FC6 Competizione in the Works

Fenice Milano’s Fiat 500 La Dolce Vita wasn’t exactly our cup of tea, but it looks like their rendition of Ferrari‘s 458 Italia might be more acceptable. Despite a horrible rendering released by the company, the tuner looks to be on the right track with this tuning package. Based on our source, there is supposedly…

iForged Misha Designs Widebody Mercedes SL: Behind the Scenes

iForged Misha Designs Widebody Mercedes SL: Behind the Scenes

Usually we bring you a build process in the lead up to the reveal, but with SEMA having passed we have these behind-the-scenes photos of the iForged Mish Designs Mercedes SL being put together. Several finishing touches were done to the widebody SL, including match-painting the front grille and highlighting the intake valve covers in…

Vorsteiner Panamera Restyling Package Does Wonders for the 4-Door Porsche

Vorsteiner Panamera Restyling Package Does Wonders for the 4-Door Porsche

Renderings were released back in May for Vorsteiner’s vision of a Panamera Turbo tuning package, and now the vision has become a reality. Vorsteiner gave the Teamspeed forums a first look at their complete Panamera Turbo, which sports Vorsteiner’s new body kit and forged wheels. With the Panamera’s exterior styling being its biggest criticism, it’s…

iForged Teams up With Misha Designs for Widebody Mercedes SL55 SEMA Car

iForged Teams up With Misha Designs for Widebody Mercedes SL55 SEMA Car

Vincent Wong is no stranger to building killer rides to showcase his product line: iForged Wheels. There’s just no better way to show off what you can do with your wheel line than to take some of the world’s hottest cars and widen their bodies in order to fit a real fat lip underneath those…

Vorsteiner V-104 Center Lock Monoblock Wheels Announced for Porsche Turbo, GT3

Vorsteiner V-104 Center Lock Monoblock Wheels Announced for Porsche Turbo, GT3

With the new Porsche 997.2 Turbo and GT3 incorporating a center lock wheel design, it’s no surprise that the aftermarket has jumped on the opportunity to create more stylish and aggressive options for those cars. It’s no easy task though, with most wheel manufactures not willing to invest the money into the tooling to setup…

Brabus Moves on From Mercedes to Modify… a Hyundai?

Brabus Moves on From Mercedes to Modify… a Hyundai?

Now here’s a pleasant surprise. Famed Mercedes-Benz tuner, Brabus has teamed up with Hyundai to spice up their new i20. The result is the i20 Sport Edition. Over in Europe, Hyundai’s i20 is one of its most successful vehicles in the Hyundai lineup and now with a stylish kit and wheels, it could bring more…

Abflug Nissan 370Z Aero Kit is Aggressively Old School – And Not in a Good Way

Abflug Nissan 370Z Aero Kit is Aggressively Old School – And Not in a Good Way

Companies like Abflug have developed a reputation over the last couple of decades for having some of the most aggressive body kits out there. And while it still fits the desires of some, our eyes just aren’t accustomed to finding it attractive. In Abflug’s defense, this Nissan 370Z kit isn’t as extreme as we’d expect…