How To: AGM Battery Maintenance and Care

Most people don’t think about their battery when it’s performing as it should, but rather, when something goes wrong. It always seems that something goes wrong at the worst possible time. Many AGM batteries, including OPTIMA Batteries, are manufactured to last for years. But how do you keep your battery powering through for that long without any issues? The keys include proper … [Read more...]

Forged Versus Billet Pistons: Which One Is Better?

Piston Technology: Is Forged Or Billet A Better Piston? From the JE Pistons Blog - written by Mike Magda Don’t be misled into believing there are significant strength benefits to using billet pistons over forged versions. That’s not the primary motivation for the growing interest in billet pistons. Instead, it’s simply time management. “The turnaround time is the biggest … [Read more...]

Suspension Tech: The GM A-Body

A-Body Suspension Problems Solved In the Pro Touring scene, the F-body platform seems to be the most popular platform due to its broad selection of aftermarket parts. But what if you want to go down a different route? The GM A-body is your next choice, with such a wide variety of models utilizing that platform. Anything from the ‘64-’72 Malibu, El Camino, Skylark, Lemans, … [Read more...]

How To Build A Rearend With Currie Enterprises

How To Build a Rearend With Currie Enterprises One of the most overlooked items on just about any car is the rearend. We love the shiney wheels, the heart-stopping brakes, making tons of horsepower and even miles deep paint. A rearend just isn't that sexy of a part, we don't see it and for the most part it's a set-it and forget-it type deal. That shouldn't be the case though, … [Read more...]

How To Set Up Your Adjustable Shocks

One of the biggest improvements you can make on any vehicle is changing the shocks. From changing out worn out shocks on your daily driver, to upgrading the shocks on your performance car. Shocks are what balance the suspension, keep the wheels planted during acceleration, cornering, and braking. When you upgrade to a performance shock that has tuning capabilities, you can … [Read more...]

10 Reasons To Use A Supercharger

Blower, huffer, or supercharger. Whatever you want to call it, when the time comes to demand more power out of your motor, you start thinking about how to shove more air and fuel into your motor. We have noticed that there aren't a lot of Pro Touring builders that are utilizing power adders. Sure there are a few supercharged and turbo charged cars out there, but as a whole they … [Read more...]

OVERLOADED – Are Your Wheels And Tires Up To Par?

Tires are just about the biggest limiting factor in any form of racing. The size, style, and treadwear rating all limit how much tire is on the ground and how much it's sticking to the ground. We try to put larger wheels on there to allow for a larger tire and more surface area touching the road to increase traction. We expect a lot from a set of wheels. They are expected to … [Read more...]

Installing FiTech EFI’s $1495 Ultimate Induction LS Kit!

The last few years FiTech EFI has made big waves in the fuel injection market. Their throttle body fuel injection units are packed with all the options and more of their competition, yet are often priced for half the cost. While they are still producing these fuel injection units, they have started to expand their product line as well. Enter their new Ultimate LS Induction … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 Build – Part Two

Back in Part One of our quest for a 600HP bored and stroked LS3, we discussed that building an engine is a lot like making a cake. You need to have the right ingredients in the proper measured amounts in order to ensure you get not only an engine that builds lots of power, but is reliable as well. For Part Two, we are going to start with the base of the engine, the flour and … [Read more...]

TMI Products’ New Pro-Series Seats Vs. Sport Series Seats

There comes a time when you've reached the limit of a design, and have to start over to reach new levels. That might be reaching the limit on a stock frame, and having to start from scratch with a new one. Perhaps it's maxing out your weight in the gym where only a new regiment will bring a new personal record. Whatever the case is, at some point you have to change things up to … [Read more...]