October 30, 2014

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DARK KNIGHT: Pontiac G8 On Avant Garde M590 Wheels

The Pontiac G8, aka the Holden Commodore and current Chevrolet Caprice PPV/Chevrolet SS Sedan, is an imposing muscle saloon – if a bit more obscure here in the USA than it deserves to be. Offering V8 power deep into the hundreds, the G8 – then and now – offers a fantastic blend of power, RWD […]

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October 29, 2014

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Moderne Classic: E31 BMW 850i Gets Modern Stance with H&R Sport Springs

Did you know a BMW once came with pop-up headlamps? Ever hear of something called an 8-series? The very flagship of BMW and what Bavaria’s finest Motorwerke could do, the E31 BMW 8-Series exemplified what a “Grand Tourer” should be – a big, front mounted engine, long coupe body, plenty of interior space and a […]

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October 27, 2014

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Digital Revolution: Audi RS7 Gets Low with H&R Lowering Module

The Audi RS7 is an impressive Super-Saloon, but the OEM ride height can leave something to be desired. The C7 Audi RS7 features a factory Air Ride suspension system that yields a soft ride yet high performance handling response. Unfortunately, the stock settings are a bit less than sporting for the tastes of some, which […]

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October 24, 2014

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Project Fiesta ST WINS “Fastest Fiesta ST” at Mountune 1/4 Challenge

So it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update of our Project Fiesta ST, so we’re overdue for an update. Well, this past weekend we took the car to the track to put the car through its paces in a straight line (since we usually thrash it Canyon Carving and AutoX) – It’s worth […]

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October 24, 2014

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Revotechnik Intake for Ford Focus ST: Review

A few weeks back local Focus ST owner/enthusiast Collin was looking at a new intake upgrade for his Ford Focus ST. Collin’s Focus ST wasn’t exactly stock coming in- Collin had done what’s called a “muffler delete” and also installed a Cobb AccessPORT V3 for Ford Focus ST to unlock the full power of his […]

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October 24, 2014

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ModBargains First Monthly Focus ST & Fiesta ST Meet 10-15-14 Gallery

This past Wednesday October 15th, ModBargains had the pleasure of hosting our first-ever Monthly Focus & Fiesta (ST) Meet – the turnout was lively and it was fantastic fun meeting a lot of other enthusiasts we mainly knew from the internet – it was great to put faces to names and see the cars everyone had […]

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October 23, 2014

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Is The Best Oil For Your Car What The MFR Recommends?

  Imagine you’ve just walked in on two auto enthusiasts mid-argument, of all things, about motor oil. One one side, there’s me, ModBargains President/Co-Founder Ron, and the other guy is Gus, a former employee and a guy-in-the-know when it comes to oil. Well, let’s just say we had a difference of opinion. This is how […]

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October 23, 2014

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How To Fix The Clunky Notchy Shifter in FR-S & BRZ – What’s Wrong & The Easy Fix

One of the most common complaints I hear on the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ forums and facebook groups, aside from talk about crickets and a few other repetitive posts is the question: “Is there something wrong with my FR-S manual transmission, shifting is difficult/weird/notchy…” Notchy, weird, difficult, or whatever adjective you want to throw in […]

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October 23, 2014

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Hello Panda: VMR V710 Wheels for Mini Countryman

We think the Mini Countryman gets a bit of a bad rap. This Mini Countryman John Cooper Works now boasts a set of VMR Wheels VMR V710 Wheels for Mini. The only Mini model to offer AWD, this John Cooper Works package looks about ready to go rallying. Few cars since the AE86 Corolla have […]

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October 21, 2014

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You’re Driving your ST All Wrong… Fixing the Focus ST & Fiesta ST Pedal Gap

The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST are great performance hot hatches that are incredibly rewarding to drive. Trouble is, both the Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST have an ergonomic problem which forces us to drive in weird positions and makes proper heel-toe techniques impossible. Why? The accelerator pedal sits approximately 1.5in deeper than your brake and clutch […]

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October 20, 2014

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FA20 Intake Guide: Induction Options for FR-S & BRZ

The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ‘s shared powerplant, the Subaru FA20 engine, leaves a lot to be desired. Luckily the ZN6 and ZC6 chassis are among the best supported cars for modding ever. There are several performance intake options for FR-S and intake options for BRZ, but if you’re not familiar with intakes or how […]

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October 20, 2014

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Max Headroom Pt. I- Mods for Porsche 997 Carrera S: Eibach, H&R + FabSpeed

Virtually every car, even performance models like this gorgeous 997 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet, have even greater potential than their manufacturers gave the car to you with. This 997 has been with us for a few days as we’ve performed some fairly major bolt on performance upgrades. With a Cabriolet, handling is going to be […]

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October 20, 2014

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Stop On A Dime With StopTech Stage II Brake Upgrades for BMW E46 M3

  Your BMW probably came with some pretty great brakes – especially if that BMW is an E46 BMW M3. However, brakes, like tires, don’t last forever – and when it’s time to replace, why not sharpen their performance just a bit while you’re at it? Check out how simple it is to take your […]

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October 14, 2014

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Turn Up The Contrast: VMR V710 Wheels on BMW E90 3-Series

Sr Mod Expert Elliott has been working with Rodny A from Alabama, helping him choose his new set of wheels for BMW E90. recently to put a set of lovely new VMR V710 Wheels in Gloss Gunmetal on Rodny’s BMW E90 Sedan. The snow white colour leaves the car feeling a bit like a blank […]

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October 14, 2014

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Quick Snap: Thomas D’s Silver Porsche 996 On Forgestar F14 Wheels

A few weekends back, we had the pleasure of fitting this gorgeous misty silver Porsche 911 [996] with an all new set of wheels. It’s been a while since we’ve had the chance to get some shots of a Porsche in the shop and with the overcast conditions that morning complementing the car’s silver finish- it […]

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