Articles about Car Modifications

Good news?
You're probably aware of the recent uproar on social media over vehicle modification guidelines. After meetings with various stakeholders in the modified vehicles community, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), with guidance from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is recommending an accreditation
Don't go overboard
Hi, Sir Botchi! I currently own a 2017 Hyundai Accent E with a gasoline engine. I'm planning to do some upgrades to add power to it. What would you suggest that I do with it?Thanks!Baxx Baxx,I've never
Live and learn
A life without regret is like a world without rain, once said a staff writer who just wanted an intro. In automotive terms, some TGP staffers have lived several lifetimes, so they've experienced the best and worst aspects of being car
'I intend to keep it this way'
The year 1994 was a pretty good one. The world was introduced to war hero, ping-pong prodigy, and shrimp boat captain Forrest Gump; future NBA Hall of Famers Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were drafted into the league (and even bagged
A handy guide for off-road newbies
Modifying your 4WD for better off-road performance is very fulfilling, whether it be for the lifestyle, the look, or the utility of it. But like modifying a street car, compromises have to be made on your on-road performance-from the
Our associate off-road editor weighs in
Happy New Year sir, I just wanted to ask about upgrading the shock absorbers on my 2013 Toyota Fortuner. There are affordable brands like Ridemax, Opposite Lock, Nam-are these brands of good quality? Compared to more expensive ones like Rancho, Bilstein,
Aftermarket stuff after tying the knot?
Frank Sinatra once sang: "Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage." The line is timelessly true, but squeezing in a love affair with your project car into that symbiosis may just turn your marriage into a carnage of sorts--
Allow your engine to breathe underwater
When setting up a "rig," one of the most powerful weapons in an off-roader's arsenal is the snorkel (aka raised air intake). This simple device does exactly what it says on the box. It acts as a snorkel, allowing your
Just oozing with badassery
If the photos we receive these days are any indication, it looks like pickup trucks are currently the favorite vehicles in the aftermarket modification community. Just in the last 24 hours, we've posted on our Facebook page heavily modified versions of
Star of the 2015 Manila Auto Salon
As you know, the 2015 Manila Auto Salon is happening this weekend. Needless to say, there are cars and booth babes to see. But we want to inform you now that if you could lay your eyes on just one thing inside
These photos are beyond cool
We've been talking about Toyota pickups this week, thanks to the Japanese carmaker's modern interpretation of Marty McFly's truck from the '80s in celebration of Back To The Future Day on October 21st. In our market, of course, we
That's Atoy Llave, of course
If you're into car modification or if you regularly visit local car shows, there is no way you haven't heard of the name Atoy Llave--or at least seen one of his creations. The guy is the founder of A-
In Quebec, specifically
The Canadian city of Quebec has released a regulation banning the so-called hellaflush modification--which includes lowering the vehicle's suspension, installing undersized wheels, and mounting tires that are too narrow for the rim--saying that this is carried out at
What can you say about this modification?
It looks like Hyundai is taking a page off of what it did at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas as it has teamed up with an aftermarket specialist to trick out the Veloster.The Korean carmaker
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