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Speed Rating

Speed Rating

Tire safety for the masses

Engine technology has come a long way in a short time. A new generation of powerplants, including smaller, high-output turbocharged engines, has not just improved fuel economy but has also significantly increased the performance potential of even the most basic family vehicle. As a result, tire manufacturers have had to drastically increase a tire’s speed rating – the designation that signals its maximum speed. That fact requires extra consumer vigilance when it comes to choosing replacement tires, says Falken Tire.... more

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Courtesy of Falken Tire - March 26, 2015 10:48 AM - Comments

Re-Building Speed

Re-Building Speed

Time-lapse of a Chevy small-block

Are you facinated by the process required to rebuild a small-block Chevrolet? Have you ever wondered what it takes to successfully bring back the performance and reliability of one of these classic mills?... more

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Andy Bolig - March 19, 2015 11:28 AM - Comments

Future Tires

Future Tires

Goodyear Unveils Innovative Ideas

     Two groundbreaking concept tires were unveiled by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show that could radically change the role of car tires in the future.     Though... more

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Larry Jewett - March 10, 2015 10:49 AM - Comments

48 Hour Corvette

48 Hour Corvette

The Build Begins

     The 48 Hour Corvette build at Ridetech in Jasper, Indiana, has begun.  From what we saw before it started, the pile of parts waiting to be mated to this plastic fantastic towers over the curvaceous silhouette of this LT1... more

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Chris McDonald - March 09, 2015 08:21 PM - Comments

Bright Parts

Bright Parts

Adding Style to a 2010 Camaro

Difficulty Rating: Easy          Time: 1 hour... more

GM

By Larry Jewett / Images by Mike Horne - February 26, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

Suspension Basics

Suspension Basics

Six Ways to Improve

The foundation of any performance car is built around the suspension and the car’s ability to handle. ... more

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By Randy Bolig / Images by Randy Bolig & Manufacturers - February 23, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

Early Hot Rod Upgrades

Early Hot Rod Upgrades

Improve Your Ride

Enthusiasts have been racing the automobile for over 100 years. That means even those Tin Lizzys and Louis Chevrolet’s personal rides were duking it out in competition way back in the early 1900s. In fact, Chevrolet production and the Indianapolis 500 started the very same year — 1911.... more

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By Andy Bolig - February 12, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

Holley 4150 Carburetor

Holley 4150 Carburetor

A look inside

It’s not easy to make a good thing better, but Holley seems to have done it.... more

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By Wayne Scraba - February 02, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

C4 Suspension

C4 Suspension

Handling the Upgrade

Back in the early 1960s, GM committed to a huge upgrade in suspension concerning their performance flagship. ... more

CORVETTE

By Chris Petris - January 26, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

Tech Tips

Tech Tips

Engine Airflow

Wanna know a secret Tech Tip? Don’t take anything in your engine’s airflow system for granted.... more

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By Harold Bettes - January 12, 2015 08:00 AM - Comments

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