TO WRENCH, OR NOT TO WRENCH…

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ot to get all “High School Mu­si­cal” on you guys, but we're all in this to­gether. This whole tak­ing a per­fectly fine car from a dealer or a lot and mak­ing it all your own by chang­ing parts out, adding parts on, or even de­con­struct­ing the ve­hi­cle and re­con­struct­ing it into some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent thing we've all got go­ing on is re­ally spe­cial. It ties us all to­gether, no mat­ter which plat­form we've cho­sen, which style to fol­low, or what parts we're plan­ning to throw at our pride and joy. We're all do­ing the same thing. We're tun­ing.

A lot of people who have got­ten the mod bug have done so with their own two hands, in a garage or a drive­way, with one pur­pose in mind: mak­ing that car their own. Those people are what this Tuner Hand­book is­sue is geared to­wards. Inside, you'll find tips and tricks from our colum­nists, in­spi­ra­tion from fel­low builders with the DIY at­ti­tude, and even some im­por­tant info on how to buy the right parts and how to get into one of the fastest emerg­ing mo­tor­sports.

Fol­low along with Garry Spring­gay as he gives you some “old guy tips” that he's picked up over his years of both au­dio- and per­for­mance-in­clined building, while Ja­cob Leve­ton fills us in on what the FIA is do­ing in For­mula Drift, and Rob Kochis ze­ros in on fin­ish­ing his show-to-track FR-S project.

Our cover and a good chunk of this book be­long to Ger­bie Reyes and his wide Honda S2000, and for good rea­son: he is your 2016 Tuner Bat­tle­grounds cham­pion and this is his prize! Af­ter be­ing in­volved in the TBG

NLive bat­tles, and even­tu­ally mak­ing his way up the lad­der of Cham­pi­onship com­pe­ti­tion, Reyes took home the tro­phy in Ve­gas, earn­ing his car the very front of this is­sue. Ger has a great and in­ter­est­ing story about tri­umph in a com­pe­ti­tion that he com­pletely threw him­self into, and it's worth the read to get a feel for just what Tuner Bat­tle­grounds is. His S2000 is re­ally nice, too.

My­self and Adam Gor­don, PAS's As­so­ci­ate Ed­i­tor, both took on an ed­u­ca­tional piece each for this is­sue. I wanted to know how to nav­i­gate the over­sat­u­rated mar­ket of car­bon fiber to find the good stuff, and he wanted to know the most ac­ces­si­ble way for any­one who's interested to get into drift­ing. Through some lengthy chats with some pas­sion­ate in­di­vid­u­als in­grained in their re­spec­tive pas­sion, we feel like we've come up with some handy in­for­ma­tion that's def­i­nitely worth your time. Let us know if you'd like to see more!

As usual, you'll find our cease­less cov­er­age of events and the hottest prod­ucts out there, among ev­ery­thing else you've grown to love about PASMAG. We hope that if you've never turned a wrench be­fore, this is­sue makes you want to – and if you have, keep do­ing so! This is a community you'll never re­gret be­ing a part of (well, ex­cept for your bank ac­count, but we don't talk about that). Have fun out there!

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