Monthly Archives: May 2020

Why the 180SX is the perfect 90s Nissan

Yeah, the GT-R Skyline is Nissan's 1990s hero. A swaggering four-wheel-drive, twin turbo coupe packing a nuclear-grade double-overhead cam six-cylinder engine and a racing and tuning pedigree few can hold a candle to. But Godzilla's legacy is also its greatest downfall as the price to buy, own, modify and repair the King Nissan can be breathtaking…
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Are 90s Subarus now too valuable to modify?

With the oldest Subaru WRXs nearing 30 years old many people consider cars of Japan’s epic 1990 performance era collectable classics. like Skyline GT-Rs, Mazda FD RX-7s, JZA80 Supras, Honda NSXs and DC2 Integra Type Rs, whose values have all shot up in recent times. So this raises the question of whether these cars, which…
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Release the HONK! What exactly is twin-charging?

Turbos or superchargers? The debate rages on but, for a while in the 1980s, there was a school of thought that "both" was the only acceptable answer when it came to going Really, Really Fast. Turbo-supercharging or twin-charging as it is more commonly known, is a theory dating back 35 years to the mid-1980s. A…
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Why the new-age Toyota 86 had huge shoes to fill

Toyota's Corolla is nearly universally renowned as a cheap, cheerful runabout that runs on the smell of an oily rag and is more reliable than the ever-punctual Japanese public transport system. So how did one version lift itself head and shoulders above its brethren to become a global icon of multiples scenes? This all-time titan…
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