Introducing: Swaps Are Everything


There’s a popular notion that real G’s move in silence. I don’t profess to be a gangster in the most obvious sense but I have been doing this automotive media thing for a minute and I’d like to think I’ve been doing a good job of it.

But, recently I’ve been a bit quiet, on all fronts. My silence over the past few months has been both intentional and unintentional. Some of it was due to the changing weather and some shifting life priorities.

But, this silence has not been for not. In the silence I have been working on something new.

It was ten years ago I first picked up a borrowed DSLR camera and started Stance Is Everything. In that time I’ve been to an almost countless number of events and easily taken thousands of photos.

Stance Is Everything has just shy of 3000 posts. Each post has typically at least three photo within resulting in a staggering amount of back content.

Navigating that content can be a bit of a challenge. The site search is pretty good, but you have to know exactly what you’re searching for if you want it to be effective.

2jz swap, for example, will result in several pages worth of results.

Almost daily I get an email, text, or DM asking for photos of a specific car I photographed anywhere between last year and ten years ago.

Usually it’s a photo of a car with a uniquely defining feature and often that feature is the motor.

Sure Stance Is Everything is a site that built it’s reputation on a keen interest in suspension modifications, but motor swaps have always been an important secondary focus.

With that in mind about twelve months ago I started the beginnings of Swaps Are EverythingNovember of last year the idea became a focus and now February of 2020 this new section of Stance Is Everything has now launched.

As the name implies Swaps Are Everything is dedicated solely to motor swaps and the purpose of this growing engine swap database is two fold.

The first function is an easy way for both you and I to recall all of the crazy motor swaps I’ve seen over the years.

But almost more importantly Swaps Are Everything pulls together as much information as possible about each swap.

From engine specs, to rear end specifications if that information is available I’ve included it. I have also included build threads, and social media links as well.

I don’t think there’s another writer or photographer who’s attempted such a feat using entirely original content.

Probably because it is not an insignificant amount of work.

But in an era where useful automotive content is becoming harder and harder to find I think Swaps Are Everything will be an extremely helpful breath of fresh air for those looking for something real.

So if you want to take a look you can do so via the top navigation, or by bookmarking

The section is a work in progress, but as of writing there are 60 swaps and counting. My goal is to be at 100 before spring hits then hopefully in the 200s buy the end of 2020.

I’ve only scratched the surface of the content I have and there’s plenty more to come.

Don’t worry the rest of Stance Is Everything isn’t going anywhere and Project Why Wait and event coverage posts will continue into 2020 and beyond.

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