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Auto DIY – How to Make your Own Cold Air Intake!

Remember I did a post on how to make an intake for your car using parts from home depot? Well, here’s another fabulous idea for cold air intake, this guy actually uses a simply PVC piping to bring the cold air from the front of the front bumper to the intake.

Most retail cold air intake actually has the air filter at the front bumper, which is actually a bad idea because water can get to

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Auto DIY – How to Make LED Headlights for your Car!

My friends have been asking me how to make LED headlights ever since they found out I can hack up some electronic stuff.  Well, LEDs are pretty easy to me since I’ve dealt with them a lot but I won’t tell you how to do it, there’s a guy who made an instructable for that.

The first image shows how things look right now: two upper ‘edge’ arrays, each with 21 5mm LED (pointed forward, 5 degrees down and 5 degrees outwards), a central array of 60 LEDs at top density (pointed straight forward, replacing the twelve LED array around the Hyundai symbol

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Auto DIY – How to Make an Intake for Your Car!

Most of you hot rodders know that stock intake is cause of many power losses, especially the more horsepower your car has in stock condition, the more horsepower you lose when you first buy the car.

Well, there’s a ton of aftermarket intake you can buy but you can also make your own using pipes and pipe connectors (Arr…I forgot what these are called, see pics).

My friend is really good at this, turning $20 of Home Depot pipes and a K & N filter to make his own custom intake for cars.   The performance benefit you get from this hack job versus ones you

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Auto DIY – How to Turn Your Car into a Snow Car!

Remember I had a blog post about the Subaru Trax Si, perhaps the fastest Snow car in the world?  Well it turns out that the company Mattracks actually makes the rubber track-conversion system for 4×4 vehicles, meaning Ken Block’s car isn’t nothing more than a Subarbu with a track-conversion system. (Sorry Ken!)

With these rubber track-conversion systems from Mattracks (although they are going to take a big bite out of your wallet, th

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Auto DIY – How to DRIFT!

Way back in college, I used to have a turbo Eclipse that I would “drift” everywhere.  At the time, I didn’t even know that I was drifting but well, I guess drifting is now classified as a “driving skill”.  One day, I will get another fast rice-beater but in the meanwhile, I will simply have to watch one of my friends drift, who has a fixed-up Z.

Here’s a short video on how to drift for those of you wanting to learn: (Of course, always take caution and try not doing drifting in public roads until you are really good at it, you might crash your car

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Auto DIY – How to Change Spark Plugs!

As a Do It Yourselfer, I never rely on mechanics to change my car’s spark plugs because I rather save the extra $50 in labor.  It’s not hard and for most import cars, it’s easy as wrenching out the spark plugs.  For domestic cars, you might have to unscrew some car parts but still, it’s very do-able and once you get the hang of it, you will start saving money on car maintenance for the future.

For reference, check out this video that shows you how to change spark plugs:


If you have trouble finding out

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Auto DIY – How to Jump Start Your Car with 12V DC Adaptors!

For those of you who are desperately needing to jump start your car (and for some reason even all your cellphones died/you don’t own land lines), you can try this simple method of connecting 12V DC adaptors in parallel to jump-start your car.

So long as you can provide ample 12VDC power, it really doesn’t matter how you jump-start your car.  One time, I even used a 12VDC laptop battery to jump-start my car so…

Rummaging through the parts on hand, [Richard] went with his old friend Sonic the Hedgehog. He used two 12-volt, 1 amp Sega Genesis power adapters in

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