September 10, 2014

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Because Racecar: Evolution Racewerks Boosts Power with F82 BMW M4 Downpipes

When it comes to getting more power out of a turbocharged car, one of the best bang-for-the-buck, surefire upgrades is going to be a performance downpipe. With the new BMW M3 and M4′s turbo six under the hood, it’s only natural that the aftermarket would be scrambling to develop parts for Bavaria’s finest new ///M-car. […]

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September 8, 2014

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Project Fiesta ST Update: Stage III Fiesta ST Mods from Cobb & ST Coilovers

We know we’ve been posting a lot of Ford Fiesta ST stuff this past week, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon – but when Christmas Came Early for the Project Fiesta ST, we had so much awesome stuff packed into one install, we figured you guys wouldn’t mind just one more […]

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September 8, 2014

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SoCal Euro 2014 BIG Photo Gallery Pt I – The VWs & Audis

SoCal Euro 2014 was a massive success – so huge in fact, that we can’t even show you everything that we want in one post. So to save time, here are our favorite VWs and Audis from SoCal Euro at Qualcomm Stadium. I’ve been to hundreds of car shows in my day, plenty of drag […]

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September 5, 2014

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3-Wheel No More: Improving the Fiesta ST with Eibach Sway Bars

Stock for stock the Ford Fiesta ST is one of the best handling FWD cars ever made, but thanks to that torsion beam out back, it has a nasty habit of lifting a hind leg more than a dog with a bladder problem when you throw the Fiesta ST aggressively into corners. A little bit of […]

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September 4, 2014

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29ft/lb Torque LOSS in 1st & 2nd?! Why your BMW N54 NEEDS a BOV Upgrade NOW

When BMW was producing the N54 Twin Turbo I-6 engine, for all its greatness, there are a few parts of the stock motor that are really the Achilles heel of the car – namely the N54′s chargepipes and diverter valve. Before we get started, let’s discuss what the chargepipe is, where it is and what […]

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September 4, 2014

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Sept 2014 COTM: Alex A’s Modded Scion FR-S

One of the things you need to know walking into buying a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ is that these cars were built to be modified. Many younger folks these days don’t often own cars, it’s a strange thought but times – and culture is changing, but with more enthusiasts discovering car culture for themselves, I […]

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August 28, 2014

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How To Fix The Torque Dip on Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

The single biggest flaw with the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ can be summed up in two words. “TORQUE DIP”. This terrible spot in the rev band around 4000rpm is where the car’s stock torque curve just falls on its face faster than a dog with no legs. What this means is that should you shift a […]

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August 28, 2014

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On the Run: Kevin’s 2009 Audi B8 A5

There are cars that sit in a garage most of the year and are babied. Then there are cars that are driven 200+ miles every weekend, abused and enjoyed. Kevin’s 2009 Audi B8 A5 is a car in that second category. He isn’t afraid to get his A5 a little dirty while taking it out […]

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August 25, 2014

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Best Bolt On Mods for BMW F30 328i/428i – N20/N26 Engines Part II – Downpipes & Exhaust

Picking up where we left off with Part I of our rundown of the Best Bolt On Mods for BMW F30 328i (and 220i/228i/320i/428i), we talked about the intake system, tuning and intercoolers. In part II, we’ll be discussing how to pull more power out of the car’s exhaust system. Let your N20 Breathe Freely […]

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August 25, 2014

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Yu So Clean: Allen’s 335i E90

White and black color combos on 3-Series BMWs seems to be pretty popular as of late, but it still never gets old. We recently featured Alex Lawson’s E92, and this week it’s that similar, “clean and subtle” look from Allen Yu and his 335i E90. Allen has been coming to ModBargains ever since he started […]

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August 22, 2014

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Best Bolt On Mods for BMW F30 328i/428i – N20/N26 Engines Part I – ECU & Intake

When it comes to making power, some folks might feel like, “Oh no, I didn’t get a 335i, I can’t make any power” – but that’s simply not true! The fact is that if you’ve got one of these perky little N20 or N26 engines, there is a whole host of options to pull almost […]

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August 19, 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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August 15, 2014

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Race-Ready Apex Wheels for Mustang, FR-S + BRZ, now available at ModBargains!

Since 2007, Apex Race Wheels have been hard at work developing wheels in ideal sizes and fitments for performance-oriented cars, but where Apex stands apart from your average wheel company is that these wheels have been specifically engineered to have the strength to withstand the abuse of racing and rough/aggressive street use. As a result, […]

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August 14, 2014

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Raging Inferno: Camaro SS Brings The Heat on Forgestar F14 Wheels

Inferno Orange Metallic. Inferno. The word itself invokes visions of dancing flames and intense heat. With an exterior treatment as wild as an uncontrolled blaze, this Camaro’s exterior gives new meaning to a car looking “hot”. (insert your own Italian-Car-on-Fire/Electric-Car-on-Fire/Recall joke here) This particular 2010 Camaro SS boasts a slew of upgrades both interior and exterior. Built […]

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August 11, 2014

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5 WORST SoCal Cities to drive a Modded Car…

In terms of infrastructure, here in Southern California, home of one of the busiest freeway systems on earth, our roads more or less, are falling apart and simply aren’t being repaired. This means that roads that should be repaved are simply patched or aren’t fixed at all, creating pot holes, heaves and other things that […]

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