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Category Archives: Performance Parts

Ford 7.3 PowerStroke Turbo Buyer’s Guide

The Ford 7.3L PowerStroke diesel engine has legendary reliability, but since these trucks are around 20 years old and most of them have 200,000 miles or more, a few repair bills here and there are to be expected. One of the most common repairs for a 7.3L is turbo replacement. The turbo isn’t designed to…
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BMW Z3 Steering Rack Upgrade for the E30 and E36 3 Series

While they were the darling of the “yuppie” class when new, the E30 and E36 BMW 3-Series from the 1980’s and 1990’s have now settled somewhere between “cheap enthusiast favorite” and “appreciating classic”. The E30 M3 is nearly a six-figure car now and the E36 M3 Lightweight is even past that, but an E30 325is…
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How To Upgrade Your Turbo

Bolting on a bigger turbo sounds easy on the internet but becomes a lot harder when it’s time to start turning wrenches. Will your stock oil lines connect to the new turbo? Is there even room for it, or will you have to sacrifice your AC or power steering to make it fit? And will…
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How to Pick an Exhaust for Your Car

A new exhaust is a very common first modification for many car owners. While modern cars won’t see as much of a power increase from just the exhaust on its own, its still possible to improve the sound the car makes, and that’s a big part of the experience for a lot of people. But…
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Saginaw 68/86 Power Steering Gearbox Buyer’s Guide

The Saginaw 68 and 86 are far and away our best-selling power steering gear boxes, most likely because of how many cars they were in and how many of those are still on the road. As you can tell from the names, the 68 and 86 are two different gearboxes, but in practice they are…
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SEMA 2019 Highlights

SEMA and AAPEX are an annual trade show held in Las Vegas where all kinds of aftermarket manufacturers show off new stuff. BuyAutoParts attends every year, so we can continue to offer the newest, coolest stuff around. While we spend most of our time at AAPEX, the half of the show dedicated to more normal,…
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The Right Way to Delete Power Steering From Your Honda Civic EG

On the 1992-1995 Civic, trim levels CX, DX and VX came equipped with manual steering, while the higher-spec LX, EX and Si had power steering as a luxury feature. 25 years later, when most of these cars are modified and few are left as humble commuters, the manual steering is more desirable; when the car…
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How to Delete Power Steering From Your Fox-Body Mustang

The Fox-Body Mustang is having a collector car moment right now, probably due to nostalgia, but also because the cars were so undervalued for so long. They’re relatively light, plentiful on Craigslist, and the aftermarket is huge, so you can make it whatever you want; not to mention all the other cars on the Fox…
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What is a T3/T4 Turbo?

The T3/4 is a common hybrid turbocharger for custom, high-performance applications. There are different turbine/compressor wheel and bearing options available, but the one thing they have in common is the use of a Garrett T3 exhaust housing, and a larger T4/T04 compressor housing. The smaller exhaust housing (hot side) retains the responsiveness of a small…
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