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    Video: The very worst kind of lift-off close call
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    Hmm, that doesn't seem centered anymore – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Working with a car on a lift can be a dangerous if you don't understand what you are doing. Procedures have to be followed and safety is the name of the game. As one very lucky mechanic learned, even when ...

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    Dodge Viper ACR wing stronger than your average spoiler
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    The elephantine rear airfoil bolted to the rear deck of the Dodge Viper ACR is not only highly functional, but it gets credit as being the first mass-produced carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) wing on a production car. Rear wings on high performance vehicles are designed to counter lift. ...

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    How To: Measure your vehicle's Cd without a million-dollar wind tunnel
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    At highway speeds, your vehicle is fighting an invisible foe trying to hold it back. The nemesis is wind resistance, and it is an automobile's worst enemy. Overcoming the resistance of the air is the key to increasing acceleration, top speed, and improving fuel economy. Wind resistance is often ...

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    Spy Shots: Maserati Quattroporte facelift
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but it'd take something really spectacular to make a car like the Maserati Quattroporte look anything but elegant. The company's new GranTurismo, itself based on the sedan, managed to do a good job of making its four-door stable-mate pale by ...

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    New York Preview: Nissan to introduce new variable valve timing tech
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    Ever-tightening emissions requirements, teamed with consumers' lust for today's high horsepower numbers, have led to some creative valve timing and lift schemes. Infiniti's G37 will be pack some interesting tech underhood when it debuts at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. There are ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: slightly used Lotus Elise
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    You may remember reading our original post on this Lotus Elise and feeling the abject horror that accompanies the site of such a car pointing towards the sky. Well, the owner has decided to salvage what he can from the debacle that saw his beloved Elise tumble from a mechanic's lift by selling it ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance/Project Garage: 2006 wrap-up
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    In 2006, we spent a lot of time spinning wrenches here in the Autoblog Garage in the process of taking on common maintenance tasks and a few performance upgrades. For your convenience, we've compiled links to each of the posts after the jump.We already have some things in the works for 2007, but ...

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    GM tacks on two extra years of OnStar for mobility-adapted vehicles
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    General Motors announced today that in addition to the standard free year of service that comes with every vehicle equipped with OnStar, customers purchasing a GM vehicle with aftermarket equipment for the disabled will receive an extra two years of free OnStar service. The deal works through GM's ...

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    Now you see it, Now you don't: The Phantom Park subterranean garage lift
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    David Copperfield ain't got nothing on this device. The Phantom Park lift from American Custom Lifts is a hydraulic scissor lift that when installed in your garage can lower a prized collector's vehicle or billion dollar supercar beneath the floor for safe keeping. The lift can raise and lower a ...

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