Ford Bronco Engine Tuning Could Be Hindered By Cybersecurity

Ford considers this as a problem, by the way. Aftermarket ECU tuning has been rampant with car owners, along with adding body accessories and changing rims, among others. These are part of the ownership experience, wanting to get more from the vehicle bought with your hard-earned cash. However, future Ford Bronco owners might not get the perk of adding a […]

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2020 Ford F-150 pickups add standard automatic emergency braking to all trucks

New 2020 Ford F-150 trucks are all equipped with standard automatic emergency braking technology, the automaker confirmed Thursday. Previously, automatic emergency braking was reserved for Lariat trims and higher, although sometime during the 2020 model year, F-150 XLT models received the life-saving technology. Ford spokesman Mike Levine said in a statement that technology is now fitted to base F-150 XL […]

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Electric ‘V-8’ Crate Motor From Electric GT Is SEMA Swap-Ready 

Laws are becoming more stringent for internal combustion engines. Whether they concern a car’s emissions, fuel consumption, or fire safety, the day of the internal combustion engine is coming to a close. What, though, does that mean for the world’s classic cars? What does that mean for the enthusiast hobby? Does the advent of electricity mean we have to take […]

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Dodge Magnum 360ci Small-Block Build and Dyno Test

A couple of decades ago, you could easily pick the boneyard for an inexpensive engine core that would polish up nicely with a little cleaning and some machine work. Chrysler made millions of big-block wedges and LA-series small-blocks, and by the 1980s, they were strewn on the ground like rocks. Those days are gone, and those “rocks” (at least the […]

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Intake Test! LS6 vs Holley Sniper Race vs High Ram

Intake manifolds are about more than how much air they move, and intake runner length can play a key role in how and where your engine makes its power. For the last decade or so, enthusiasts have chosen the popular LS platform over not only the original small-block, but over most other competing engine families as well. Taking over for […]

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Dyno Tested 347-Inch Small-Block Ford Makes Over 500hp

Westech’s Steve Brule sends us over a very impressive Ford small-block they recently tested. Aside from filming the super cool Engine Masters stuff at Westech, we do many of our engine build tests there, too. But even with all of that, the guys at Westech stay busy testing hundreds of cool engines that have nothing to do with MotorTrend. See […]

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The Car Connection’s Safest New Vehicles of 2020

New cars are safer than ever before. Fatal crashes are fewer, while miles traveled on American roadways are higher than ever before. Most new cars are equipped with vital life-saving equipment such as automatic emergency braking, and many can be equipped with even more new tech that can prevent crashes from happening.  This year, the IIHS toughened the criteria for […]

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Synthetic vs Conventional Oils and How To Pick the Correct Engine Oil Cooler – Hot Rod

Get rid of destructive heat with an external oil cooler for your engine, transmission, power steering and rearend. Have you ever considered how hot oil gets inside your engine, transmission, differential, or power steering? Excessive engine heat can cause unnecessary wear and tear along with premature failure. In normal operation, engine oil temperature needs to be at least 212 degrees […]

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