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 Don Creason on February 22, 2013
They say that knowledge is power. AEM’s Dyno-Shaft and AQ-1 data logger show us the way to putting down more power at the track, and maximizing our race day setup. We explain some of the many ways the Dyno-Shaft can be used as a horsepower measurement and a tuning tool.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on December 21, 2012
Converting an LS engine to a carb might seem like taking a step backwards in technology, but there’s something to be said for “tuning with a screwdriver” simplicity. Read along as we show you how a standalone ignition system and aftermarket intakes can help all you carb junkies take full advantage of LS power…
by Don Creason on December 13, 2012
Your vehicle’s charging system was probably state of the art when it debuted forty plus years ago. Today’s modern components and accessories are often too much for those smaller output systems to keep up. How do you choose the right alternator for your car? Powermaster Performance helps us explain it here
by Barry Kluczyk on December 10, 2012
The fifth generation small block reintroduces the LT1 moniker – last used on the 1996 Corvette and ’97 Camaro Z28 – with a host of advanced technologies that Chevrolet says will make it the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever. Preliminary estimates tag the new LT1 with 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
The SCT Livewire TS is a brand-new OBD-II programming and monitoring device from SCT Performance. We provide a full review of the options and features the unit provides.
If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.
by Mark Gearhart on September 17, 2012
There has been an electronic marvel that has been sitting on our desks for the last few weeks. Something we were sworn to secrecy on until today, when the SCT Livewire TS was officially released. Check out a few screen shots and all the details inside.
by Don Creason on September 11, 2012
This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls as well as several industry firsts make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger stand out in a very crowded market.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2012
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.
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.
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 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 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.
While the Pulse Plug may look like your ordinary spark plug on the outside, it’s the patented design inside that makes all the difference. With the Pulse Plug, electrical energy from your engine’s ignition coil is stored in a capacitor within the plug, which is released in a powerful high-energy pulse.
by Andrew Wolf on November 28, 2011
To learn more about FAST’s brand new XFI 2.0, we’ve sat down with a number of tuning experts to dive into the host of new features housed inside the rugged new XFI 2.0 unit and within the combined C-Com tuning and diagnostic software.
by Mark Gearhart on November 16, 2011
SCT has revolutionized the market with the introduction of their new SCT iTSX tuner. It works with iPhones, iPads, and iPods and has a bunch of new features that include tuning, performance calculators, data logging, and trouble code detection! Plus custom tune loading gets easier.
by Don Roy on August 29, 2011
Monitoring your engine’s air/fuel ratio (AFR) is one of the most important sensors from a tuning and safety stand point. AEM has launched their new X-WIFI wireless gauge technology that allows you to stream EGT and air/fuel sensor outputs directly from your phone!
Our friends at SCT Performance recently released a video on flash tuning basics. This isn’t a video that goes into deep theory on the functionality of flash tuning, rather than about the bare fundamentals of how it works. Inside, we will give you a brief overview and then you can watch the video for more.
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by Tim Kern on April 10, 2011
OPTIMA Batteries are easily-recognizable high-performance batteries, with red, yellow, or blue tops and a “six pack” of 2-volt cells. What’s the difference, and why would somebody want any particular size, capacity, or charge/discharge characteristics of one over another?