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Prius Hack – How to Add Exhaust Sound to a Prius!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1CzoqEyACQ

Here’s a rather exciting Prius hack that involves adding “fake” exhaust sounds to a Prius.   Mind you, Prius may suck at going uphill but with the addition of this sound mod, you can still “fake” having a big, fat engine under the hood.  Perhaps this might be a new mod that could potentially be game-changing for those of you who pick up chics in your Prius. (or not?)

There’s many sounds available including a V8 or V12 engine, I would have to go with the roaring V12 if I ever get a Prius.

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Best DC to AC Pocket Inverter Car Charger Review!

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Duracell DC to AC inverter car charger is probably the best $30 I have spent plus it comes with a USB port for charging your USB gadgets such as an iPod.

I’ve done a road test a bunch of times, taking it with me on road trips to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and even now, I am actually blogging from my Eee PC netbook while its being charged via the Duracell inverter.

These inverters are the

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San Francisco International Auto Show 2009 Photos/Video!

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the annual San Francisco International Auto Show, I took some HD videos and photos for others who couldn’t make it:

2009 San Francisco International Auto Show Video Part 1

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbuHE7gLUrE

2009 San Francisco International Auto Show Video Part 2

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilsl8BPPnQ

Here’s a Ferrari!

Check out this souped up Cherry ’64 Impala.

My favorite, yellow Lamborghini!

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I am Going to San Francisco International Auto Show!

Well, today is my friend’s birthday and also I will be attending the San Francisco International Auto Show, hopefully take some crisp HD videos and photos I can share with you tomorrow.

So yes, sorry for lack of blog posts today, will be very busy!

Also, it took me like 3 days to render my latest BlackFriday video, see it here on YouTube! or here:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv7Ubi_uvys

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Radar/Laser Detector DIY – How to Make a LIDAR Gun Simulator!

With advances in radar/laser detectors that can detect cops from miles away, police officers have been using radar/laser guns that are more sophisticated so they cannot be detected with some of the older radar/laser detectors.

By learning how to make a LIDAR gun simulator, you will be able to actually test whether your current radar/laser detector can detect them all, perhaps saving you some money in the future from getting tickets.

Of course, my advice is

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iPhone Hack – DIY iPhone Controlled Van!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHDwKT564Kk

Check out the Spirit of Berlin Autonomous iPhone-controlled van!  The van itself is controlled via an iPhone and through its WiFi connection to the van.  I think this touches upon the future of driving, perhaps moms and dads will be able to take their kids to school without actually driving.  Yey!

“Spirit of Berlin” is a project of the Artificial Intelligence Group, directed by Prof. Raul Rojas, at Freie Universitaet Berlin.

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Jay Leno’s EcoJet – Custom Bio-Diesel Jet-Engine Supercar!

Check out Jay Leno’s EcoJet, a bio-diesel and jet-engine powered supercar that can go faster than an actual jet plane!  This is some pretty good stuff.

Jay Leno’s biodiesel-powered EcoJet has recently claimed its fame with its ability to run on biodiesel and at the

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Subaru Trax Si – Fastest DIY Snow Car in the World?

Check out this awesome custom-built snowcar that goes practically faster than anything on snow I have ever seen.  Based one a Subaru, the Subaru Trax Si sports a funky wheel system (or cat tracks), this is the “ultimate” snowmobile of the year.  I am sure just driving this thing around the mountain is as fun as snowboarding.

It combines a two of my favorite things in life: driving a rally car in the snow and snowboarding in the powder in the backcountry. It’s incredibly fun having the ability to push the high-power Subaru on the slopes and to backcountry s

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Autonomous Self Parking Car!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVuG7HAt-r4

I’ve always been fond of new technology such as the self parking cars which have been around now for couple years.  I have to say though, I don’t think they can actually park the cars in super-tight spots like some here in San Francisco where sometimes it requires you to actually “bump” cars.

Do I really need to spend another $2000 on self parking car feature when I have learned how to do it myself over the 15+ years of driving in metropolitan cities?  No thanks robots, I will still park my big, fat SUV with

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DIY Redneck Van of the Year!

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I must be the most redneck Asian guy in the world, I do time to time enjoy redneck Dave’s creations including this redneck van where the driver seats have been displaced actually “outside” the van itself.  Of course, Dave is a true redneck as he has loads of used cars laying in his farm.

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixnhfysEEDg

I give him my official “redneck van of the year”

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