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Our Crazy Russian Pals At Garage 54 Weld Two Ladas Together For Tandem Drifting

I’m sure you’ve all seen those amazing videos of highly-skilled drifters racing and drifting their cars around a track within inches of each other, right? It’s impressive. But what if you want to do this without the benefit of driving skill or a well-sorted car, or experience or anything like that? Then you can do…Read […]

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Man Tests Old Myth That You Can Replace Engine Bearings With Pieces Of Leather Belt

For many decades now, a myth has spread across the motoring community that, in a pinch, you can use a leather belt as a connecting rod bearing. To test the validity of this claim, our favorite Russian car scientist from YouTube channel Garage 54, Vlad, dropped his crappy Lada Samara’s oil pan, swapped the bearings […]

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Watch A Man Try To Drive A Car On Wheels With Only A Single Spoke

From the 1991 Dodge Viper’s three-spoke wheels to the 2020 Alpina B7's 20-spokers, there are lots of options when it comes to the number of metal bits radially connecting a wheel’s lug hole-containing center disc to its outer barrel. But a spoke count you don’t see outside of steering wheels is “one,” so in move […]

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Watch This Man Drive His Car On Wheels Made Of Chains

It’s been over a week since we’ve brought you shenanigans from one of the Jalop-est channels on YouTube, Garage 54. So, to quench your thirst for goofy wrenching, here are the Russian Automotive “Scientists” driving a Lada with wheels made of chains. Yes, the team welded each individual link together into the shape of…Read more… […]

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Watch This Man Drive His Car On Wheels Made Of Chains

It’s been over a week since we’ve brought you shenanigans from one of the Jalop-est channels on YouTube, Garage 54. So, to quench your thirst for goofy wrenching, here are the Russian Automotive “Scientists” driving a Lada with wheels made of chains. Yes, the team welded each individual link together into the shape of…Read more… […]

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Yes, You Can Use a Soccer Ball as an Air Suspension but It’s a Dumb Idea

Lots of automakers these days offer air suspensions, which basically consist of an airbag at each corner, a reservoir, a compressor, and lines between them. There’s also a damper, control arms, and other suspension-y bits, but the main parts are the air springs, which are just bags of air. So is a soccer ball.Read more… […]

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Man Over-Inflates a Tire and the Subsequent Explosion Destroys His Car

If you’ve ever wondered how violently a tire can explode if it’s way, way over-inflated, one Russian man decided to give it a shot. He placed a wheel and tire in an old Russian sedan, rigged up some copper tubing between the pump and the wheel, and began inflating. The results are surprisingly violent. Read […]

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Man Over-Inflates a Tire and the Subsequent Explosion Destroys His Car

If you’ve ever wondered how violently a tire can explode if it’s way, way over-inflated, one Russian man decided to give it a shot. He placed a wheel and tire in an old Russian sedan, rigged up some copper tubing between the pump and the wheel, and began inflating. The results are surprisingly violent. Read […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Bolt Three Engines Together to Create One 12-Cylinder Monster

On Tuesday, we wrote about a team of Russians who bolted two inline-four cylinder engines together to create a homebrew straight-eight. But now, these intrepid backyard scientists have hooked another engine to the mechanical monstrosity, and the resulting inline-12 is glorious. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What Happens When You Bolt Two Inline-Four Engines Together to Create a Straight-Eight

Of all the wacky car experiments that the popular Russian YouTube channel Garage 54 ENG has conducted, prepare to see the Magnum Opus: a Lada with its inline-four bolted to a second inline-four hanging out of the front of the car. And the homemade straight-eight actually works!Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Shortened Car Wearing Shoes Is My New Multiple-Legged Best Friend

People are dumb and will only make you sad. Cars are always there for you. If I put my car in people-shoes, I can pretend it’s my friend and we’ll be best friends forever!!! Here’s how the crazy Russians at Garage 54 did just that with one of their previous weirdo builds, which works far […]

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Making A Tire Out Of Coke Bottles Is A Magical Trainwreck I Can’t Look Away From

There isn’t a single alternate universe out there where making a tire out of plastic coke bottles should work, but that’s what makes this strange Russian car experiment so fascinating. I know it won’t work, but I can’t look away. I want to see how and when it will fail, and the results deliver. Read […]

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