One size does not fit all in the business of high-performance driving, but when it comes to unleaded fuels for racing and high performance applications, VP Racing Fuels has a blend to accommodate virtually need. In this tech feature, we’ll take a look at some of these popular fuels.
by Jim Smart on April 9, 2013
by Rick Seitz on April 2, 2013
With the first generation CTS-V falling into the “affordable” category, many examples are quickly landing in the hands of the enthusiasts all over the country. We installed one of CORSA’s catback exhausts on our own V1 recently, and we detail the installation with before and after dyno results here.
by Don Creason on March 29, 2013
Mickey Thompson has a new street tire aimed squarely at the high performance daily driver crowd. See what this tire is all about when we try them out on our project Wild E Coyote.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
by Paul Huizenga on March 28, 2013
Keeping your car looking good can be a labor of love, or a horrible chore – it all depends on using the right tools, products, and techniques. We get the inside info from two of the biggest names in DIY detailing so you can make your car shine like the pros, inside and out!
by Don Creason on March 26, 2013
Not all starters are created equal. Knowing how much torque is needed to crank a high compression engine is one of the keys to selecting a high output starter.
We were invited to Miller Motorsports Park to check out Nitto’s latest all season Motivo and their NT90W snow tire. They were pitted against the OEM tire offering on Infinity G37x sedans and put through a myriad of tests. Inside we concentrate our review on Nitto’s Motivo all season tire.
In our latest installment of our ongoing Camaro project car, BlownZ, we remove our racing exhaust to get them ceramic coated. More precisely, Jet-Hot coated in the company’s Extreme 2500 Series – exactly what we need in our high-horsepower, high-boosted 388 cubic inch LSX mill.
In this tech feature, we take a look at the art of custom racing intake manifolds and do our best to pry intake design and building secrets from two of the top intake builders in the nation.
We show you how to lose 50 pounds in one day from the front of your SN95 Mustang, while improving the handling, and adding adjustability to the front suspension.
The AOD to manual transmission swap has been popular on Fox Body Mustangs since the 1980′s. We take things one step further on a supercharged ’93 coupe, upgrading from an AOD to a Tremec T-56 Magnum 6-speed, with the help of Tremec, McLeod, and American Powertrain.
by John Baechtel on March 25, 2013
Flat-tappet camshafts are still popular in many markets, especially for budget-minded builds and racing classes where rules dictate their use. Here’s a closer look into the use of both solid and hydraulic flat-tappet lifters and tips for improving performance.
by Michael Harding on March 25, 2013
How many times have we bought wheels that looked great hanging on a hook, but after a few months of use they have lost their appeal? We talked to three companies who make quality wheels for under $399 each, and we have some tips for how to care for those wheels.
by Don Creason on March 19, 2013
Eventually the time comes when you’re faced with upgrading your muscle car’s fuel system. How do you know what components work together, or even which ones to buy? We help sort through some of the mystery of selecting the right fuel system components for your muscle car.
Certain tools are needed to build an engine correctly. Other tools can cut the time dramatically, improve precision and accuracy or just make the job easier. Proform has an extensive line of engine-building tools, and here are some of the essentials.
by Don Creason on March 14, 2013
With extensive experience in building street rod and custom chassis, we go behind the scenes to take a closer look at the offerings and what customers can expect when ordering a TCI Engineering Ford Street Rod chassis, as well as some of the countless options available.
by Mike Magda on March 10, 2013
There’s still plenty of life remaining in retired NASCAR engines, and AEM Electronics helped retune this Busch/Nationwide V8 for drifting in Japan. Key to the makeover is AEM’s new Infinity engine-management controller with airflow-based tuning models. Check out the story and see how much power it made!
With eight coils and no distributor, the last thing people think about upgrading is the ignition system. Performance Distributors gives you a way to do just that, with more power, more spark, and more performance.
by Michael Harding on March 6, 2013
Big brake kits are all the rage, but the additional expense of adding 17-inch wheels to clear your 13-inch rotors on a classic car can easily put you over your budget. One alternative is to upgrade the front drum brakes to factory style disc brakes for a fraction of the cost.
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Keeping a 1,200 horsepower supercharged LS engine properly fed is a big job – here’s how we stoke the fires on Project BlownZ with help from Aeromotive and Fragola.