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How To Plus Size Wheels and Tires

Plus Sizing your wheel and tire combination was designed to enhance vehicle performance and appearance by allowing fitment of larger diameter rims and lower profile tires. The theory is that while making these changes, you keep the overall tire diameter within 3% of the original equipment tires. [Read More…]
How to Test an Ignition Coil
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How to Test an Ignition Coil

This testing procedure is valid for just about any automotive ignition coil coil. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance between the side terminals of the coil. Do this with all of the wires to the coil disconnected. You should see 0.75 to 0.81 ohms of resistance… [Read More…]
How To Detail with Citrus Cleaners
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How To Detail with Citrus Cleaners

Are you amazed at how many specialty cleaners are available to clean your vehicle? Ever wonder what the pros in Dealerships and Detailing Shops use? In those businesses, concentrated citrus cleaners have replaced them all and taken the center stage. [Read More…]
Paint a Car at Home
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How To Paint A Car At Home In 4 Easy Steps

Learn every step to paint a car at home from bare metal to color sanding and buffing. We teach you how to block sand, how to apply body filler, how to sand body filler, how to spray primer, how to spray high build primer, how to sand primer, how to spray basecoat with an HVLP paint gun, how to spray clear and how to color sand and buff to get a perfect finish. We even show you all the tools you need to paint a car. [Read More…]
Car Shipping and Transport
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How To Prepare a Vehicle for Shipping

Large numbers of vehicles are transported daily by shipping companies to different cities, states, and countries. When shipping vehicles, they should be properly prepared and inspected. The reason why cars are inspected is because sometimes the vehicles get damage during shipping. [Read More…]
Tricks to Boost Performance
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Old Car or Truck? How To Boost Performance

Whether it’s because of the economy or simply because today’s vehicles are more durable, an increasing number of people are driving used cars and trucks longer. Those looking to re-energize these rides with a bit more power may want to consider installing a performance-enhancing aftermarket product. [Read More…]
How To Repiar Your Chipped or Cracked Windshied
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How To Repair Your Windshield

If your car window has been cracked by a rock, you don’t have to replace your entire window. You can just repair it at a fraction of the price that you’d pay if you were to report it to your insurance company or if your insurance agent was to send you to an inexpensive repairman. [Read More…]
DIY Powder Coating at Home
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How To Powder Coat At Home

Using an Eastwood HotCoat Powder Coating Gun to demonstrate how to properly clean and powder coat paint a machined aluminum part. In addition to powder coating a sample part, video includes an overview tutorial of powder coating equipment, tips, tricks and more. [Read More…]
How To Make Your Own Rust Penetrant
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How To Make Your Own Rust Penetrant

Over the years, many home-brewed concoctions have fought in the never-ending battle against rusted nuts and bolts, and lost. We’ve stumbled upon a simple rust penetrant solution that will make getting your stuck nuts and bolts off easier than ever before. [Read More…]
How To Install U-Joints
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How To Remove and Replace U-Joints

Tips and Techniques for Installing U-Joints. Welding u-joints is not recommended. Aside from the technical complications of metal stress or risk of boiling the grease, welding your u-joints can be inconvenient. Welding is permanent and the u-joints can not be re-used… [Read More…]
How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle Project
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How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle

Generally, building a rat bike or custom motorcycle project involves stripping the bike down to only the necessary functions. You can see that the original wiring looks extensive and complex. You don’t need to get scared because building a rat bike means that you can eliminate a lot of it… [Read More…]
Transmission Cooler Install
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How To Install a Transmission Cooler

Adding an aftermarket transmission cooler to your hot rod, car or truck is always a good idea. Here are some tips: Always mount the cooler in a place that has good air flow, When Installing coolers make sure lines are clear of anything that can rub them and always use line that… [Read More…]
Chassis Stiffening: How to Firm the Flex
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Chassis Stiffening: How to Firm the Flex

The chassis, or car frame, is often overlooked in restoring a performance vehicle. That can be a problem as the chassis is the foundation of the car to which all other components attach and react. Learn the basics of chassis stiffening to increase rigidity so you can get the most out of your ride. [Read More…]
How to Give Your Old Car a New Look
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How to Give Your Old Car a New Look

You don’t have to buy a new car or truck to get a new look. Drivers can transform the appearance of their vehicles quickly, easily and affordably. Whether the goal is to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, or simply to give a vehicle a fresh, new look, a few simple steps is all it may take. [Read More…]

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