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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: BMW M5 Ute?

BMW M5 Ute

I’m going to have to agree with Stuart Appleby on this one: To say that his project is “a bit out of left field” is one hell of an understatement.

His goal: To turn a BMW E39 M5 into a “ute” by chopping off the back end and custom fabing the rest to make it work.

He’s definitely going for creativity points with this one!

Thankfully, he’s sharing both his decision making process, and his progress online, so you can follow along as one of BMW’s best cars gets turned into one of BMW’s only trucks.

It might not be for everyone, but for Stuart, it’s a dream come true.

[Stuart Appleby – BMW M5 Ute]

…SKAGGS shot a lot of water?

Water Bottles

A TOTO HET toilet can save up to 24,655 gallons of water per year, but how do you show that visually so that you can truly grasp what a number like that means?

That’s the question that SKAGGS faced for their latest photo shoot, and the answer involved “2 months of planning, 1 trip from El Paso to Dallas and back, 1,000 – 5 gallon water bottles, 3 trucks, 2 tractors, 1 buggy and a whole lot of man (and woman) power”.

Click the links for a rather interesting behind the scenes.

[SKAGGS – Water, Water Everywhere!]

[Flickr – Totology Photo Shoot]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…The Titan Air Jack is useful?

Titan Air JackThe Titan Exhaust Air Jack in an interesting idea in that it uses your car’s own exhaust gases to inflate a bag that then acts as a jack, lifting one side of your vehicle off the ground so that you can work on it.

    The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is designed to lift your vehicle is seconds by its own exhaust gas. The one-way back valve can keep the jack inflated for up to 45 minutes and will deflate in only 5 seconds. The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is inflated via hose which connects to the vehicle’s exhaust and can be used to lift cars, trucks, trailers and boat trailers in unstable areas of mud, sand & snow.

It was originally designed for off-road use, so it’s plenty versatile, and there are no negative side effects from using the air jack on your car, so you don’t need to worry about what it’s doing to the engine.

[Titan Air Jack]

[Via: BookOfJoe]

…JL Audio is thinking thin with their TW5 sub?

JL Audio TW5 Thin-Line Subwoofer

The JL Audio TW5 Thin-Line Subwoofer is a staggering piece of sound engineering.

With an extremely shallow mounting depth of only 2.5 inches, it needs only half a foot of enclosure, and is designed for truck and sports car installations where space is a premium.

Despite its thinness, JL hasn’t skimped on the specs, as this sub is available in either a 12” or 13.5” variety, and handles 500 or 600 W respectively.

Get ready to bring the bass to where it’s never been before.

[JL Audio – TW5 Thin-Line Subwoofer]

[Via: Acquire]

…Ford doesn’t lie?

As CGI takes over the TV, it’s easy to dismiss most of what you see as fake.

Example: This Ford commercial:

However, believe it or not, Ford actually filmed this commercial as you see it, and they’ve got the behind the scenes to prove it:

I guess sometimes things are exactly as they appear.