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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 8): The Turbo Arrives & Exhaust Build Begins

Back when I built Thunderbolt, my LS3 Miata, I had a very clear project plan laid out.  I wasn’t the first person to do an LS-based drivetrain conversion on a […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 7): More Tear Down, Steering Relocation, & 8.8″ Rear End

Our first job of the day is to clear out the interior a bit which will give us room to work on a couple of upcoming jobs, like wiring this […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 5): Engine Assembly & Test-Fit Time

In past updates we freshened up this LM7 V8 by installing a mix of quality replacement parts and Summit Racing‘s Pro LS Series high performance goodies to complement our turbocharged […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 4): The Teardown

I’ve put this job off as long as I could. While this 2.4 liter automatic Tacoma’s acceleration is painfully slow, I was enjoying doing truck stuff with it. Hauling lumber, […]

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Project Firebolt Q&A: Get Background, Insight and Other Info on Tom Tharp’s Latest Project

Why did Tom Tharp of Tom’s Turbo Garage go with an LS engine instead of a Toyota 2JZ for his Project Firebolt Tacoma? Where does he get his ideas for […]

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Rutledge Wood Porsche 911 Carrera Update: MOAR Power, New Color

If you’re like us, your project cars usually up being different from what you originally envisioned. Such is the case with Rutledge Wood’s 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera. Sure, it will […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 3): Engine Mods & Reassembly

After a thorough clean up and inspection of our 5.3 V8, it’s time to build it back up with a big, beautiful shopping cart full of new parts. Our work […]

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The Fox Body That Could: BMR Racing’s Mustang Takes on BMWs and Porsches in American Endurance Racing

It’s fun to root for the underdog. It’s even more fun to help the underdog win a few. Summit Racing and PowerNation TV’s Engine Power have teamed up with BMR […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 2): Engine Teardown Time

In this update, we’re breaking this junkyard 5.3L V8 down to see what we’re working with and start the process of breathing new life into this trusty old workhorse. This […]

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Monte Makeover (Part 4): Track Testing and Dyno Testing our LS Swap

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]