Tuning Essentials: Performance #4

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In case the cover of this issue left you with any doubts, what you are holding right now is the special Performance issue of PASMAG, chock full of everything designed to make cars go faster, handle better, and drive harder. The rationale for this issue is to dig far and wide across the industry to source some of the highest quality aftermarket performance parts for your car (and ours).

If our cover image of scattered go-fast goodies captured your attention, you’re in for a treat as you get further into this issue. A total of nine Buyer’s Guide sections will showcase over 200 products made with the intention of bolstering your car’s performance to circuit-ready levels. Everything from aerodynamic add-ons all the way down to the brakes appear here, not to mention parts for just about every aspect of your engine’s power output.

From there, we take an in-depth look at what happens when you apply all of those parts together in harmony, with a close look at Johnny Ngo’s PBJ Lotus – an impressive build fueled by peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We also get an up-close look at the Cummins-swapped Miata that took the Internet by storm, and just happens to be relatively local to our headquarters.

Of course, no magazine about performance goods would be complete without some technical know-how and DIY enthusiasm, so we go deep with the relatively painless installation of a Vortech supercharger into our Editor’s Scion FR-S. If you’re looking to do the same, this is a piece worth reading, as it spotlights some helpful advice for would-be installers.

We finish up with some more nerding-out and dive headlong into the intricacies of synthetic oils, explaining how you can get the most out of your setup with some simple knowledge.

If fast cars, proper handling and hard braking are your thing, buckle yourself in, because this issue truly puts the “Performance” in Performance Auto & Sound. #pasmag

Adam Gordon
Associate Editor