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building blocks series articles

TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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The final article in the Building Blocks - The Basics series highlights the auto body & frame, exterior and interior components. We take a brief look at performance applications and the different types of structural components.

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The AudioFiles are a foray into the fundamentals of automotive sound, providing you with a basic understanding of modern, high-fidelity sound systems. This introduction article outlines what it is we aim to achieve with the series. Brought to you in-part by Elite Auto Salon of Colorado Springs, the premier source for high-end, custom car audio.

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Petrolheads have various reasons for wanting to modify a vehicle, be it an expression, obsession, perfection, or a need for speed. Regardless of the reason, however, you should have a specific goal in mind. This article explores the common goals and the first steps to obtaining them.

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We’re often asked what “Stages” refers to regarding automotive performance packages. What are the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 3? Can stages be compared between different platforms? Or how much power will I receive if I get a Stage 4? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a definitive line between white and black, but we will explain car stages in a general sense so that you can better understand what automotive performance stages mean as they apply to your vehicle.

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The first article of the Building Blocks Series focuses on the "heart" of a car-the internal combustion engine, which moves the car, gives it power and acceleration, and emits that noise that so many enthusiasts love to hear. Learn how it works and ties-in with the other primary components of an automobile.