With plans to make almost 1,300 RWHP, we wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered with the fuel system in Project BlownZ. So, we took BlownZ’s fuel injectors to RC Engineering, in Torrance, California for a good cleaning and flow test, and found out exactly what goes on during the process.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2012
We sit down with three of the biggest names in high-performance transmissions to learn all we can about the GM TH350, TH400, and 700R4 gearboxes. Follow along as we discuss the weak points, diagnosing and troubleshooting, and how to prevent transmission failure with representatives from TCI, ATI, and Gearstar.
So after weighing the options, talking to your buddies, and calling a few shops, you have finally decided to settle on an SCT Flash tuner. But the next big question arises; What the heck should I pick? Don’t blow your brains out with confusion just yet, we have a quick and dirty guide that will help you.
Edelbrock’s E-Street A356 aluminum cylinder heads for Chevrolet small- and big-blocks are developed, cast, and machined right here in America. The E-Street head brings reliability, affordability, and performance.
by Lindsey Fisher on July 17, 2012
Corvette Central Stage 1 through 4 upgrades have given Y2k 385 ponies to the rear wheels and a whopping 372 ft-lbs of torque to play with, but there’s no use in having power if you can’t take advantage of every ounce of it on the track. That’s why we decided to equip Y2k with a MSD LS 2-Step Launch Control.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 13, 2012
The debate on oil additives continues and is hotly debated by enthusiasts that are convinced that aftermarket oil additives work and those that are convinced that they do not work and may even be detrimental to engine lubrication. We talk to top experts in field to find out what oil additives are all about.
by JustinAbbott on July 10, 2012
Zip’s VP and Technical Supervisor takes us through how well the LS3 responds to simple upgrades, and makes the case for the LS platform being the best V8 Chevy’s ever made, hands down.
by Sean Haggai on July 9, 2012
There’s almost no excuse to updating your current build or potential project car with a new crate engine. With the aftermarket doing all the leg work, it’s only a matter of choosing the right one for your build, dropping it in and firing it up. We’ve got a complete crate engine buyer’ guide, just for you!
by Paul Huizenga on July 5, 2012
As we found out from our experience with the SCT SF3 handheld tuner, there’s really no safer, faster, cleaner way to upgrade a late-model Corvette. With the diagnostic features, on-line updates, and the ability to load custom tunes from a professional shop, it’s a tool that has amazing potential.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 5, 2012
Whether you are putting together an exhaust system or repairing sections of a floorboard or fenders, owning a welder and knowing how to weld metal will keep your project build budget manageable and make you a self reliant builder. We enlisted the help of our friends at Lincoln Electric in picking a first welder.
Controlling fuel delivery in a vehicle is not a new concept, however, Fuelab has recently introduced its most innovative electronic fuel pressure regulator in their 529 series. Devised for street-strip and drag race applications generating up to 1,800hp. Check out our complete review, right here!
by Andrew Wolf on July 2, 2012
Moser Engineering and their popular new Muscle Pak line of complete, assembled rear end housings that take the hard work out of building a housing so that you can spend more time enjoying your ride and less time under it, and today, we’re taking a look at the options and the assembly of one of these housings.
Upgrading from a traditional v-belt system to a serpentine is the way of the future. It’s becoming one of the most popular upgrades. With so much to choose from, it can be a bit daunting. We speak to the experts on tips and tricks to clear the air on popular small-, big-block or LS engines serpentine kits.
by Jack Criswell on June 20, 2012
A performance driving school is the one modification you can make that will pay dividends with every car you own for the rest of your life. Here’s our guide to learning how to get the most out of your car, without winding up in the body shop (or the hospital!)
by Craig Moya on June 19, 2012
Want to clip some cones or carve some apexes in your Corvette? Getting started in track day and autocross events is easier than you might think, and it gives you a chance to improve the most important performance part in your car – your own driving abilities. Here’s some tips for your first time…
While the hard-core will say that anything worth doing to a car can be accomplished in a gravel driveway with a pair of jackstands, the convenience and safety of a home vehicle lift is something that many aspire to. Owning your own garage lift is less complicated and expensive than you might think…
Even a well designed factory ragtop will, over time, succumb to the ravages of wind and weather, and water leaks, wind noise, and a general ratty appearance can take the fun out of driving an older drop-top.
by Jim Smart on June 13, 2012
What makes Centerforce clutches more advanced than most is technology – the weighted clutch system, low-friction ball bearing pressure plate pivots where possible on some clutches, and new forms of friction power transmit unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Join us as we review the offerings from Centerforce.
by Mark Gearhart on June 11, 2012
So you thought that Mickey Thompson Tires was all about cruiser or drag racing tires? Well, guess again. Here is the latest top secret project from M/T, their new Street Comp ultra high performance tire.
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by Blair Sonnen on May 31, 2012
While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.