Install: Towing Made Easy With Hellwig Products

HellWig Makes Towing A Snap Trailer queens are not synonymous with Pro Touring cars. We drive our cars to the max to find out their limits and then go back home to increase the limits in the garage. While we definitely drive our cars, most of us trailer them too. Minus the few diehard folks, driving their cars thousands of miles to an event just isn't that enjoyable. We prefer … [Read more...]

Easy To Use, Easy To Carry: Reviewing The New Miller® Multimatic™ 215 and Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™

The Miller® Mutimatic™ 215 and Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™ Review "So easy, a caveman could do it." We've all heard the TV commercials and while welding might be a hair too complicated for a caveman, the new Miller Multimatic 215 makes welding just about as easy as you can imagine. There are a few different welding techniques out there: Stick, MIG and TIG. You'll find that most … [Read more...]

Answering The Hard Questions With Hurst Driveline Conversions

The days of a two-speed Powerglide being proficient on the streets are long gone. 50 years ago putting down the highway at 55 MPH it was no problem. When the cruising speed of new cars is 65-70 MPH, something has to be done. That something is ditching the outdated transmission for one that's been highly updated. Enter your modern 5 and 6-speed manual Tremec … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 – Part Three

Bored and Stroked: The Quest For A 600HP LS3 Back in Part One of our quest to build a 600HP LS3, we laid out all the parts that we would be using to accomplish our goal. Then in Part Two we started to build the motor. By the end of the second installment we had a complete short block ready to be finished and installed. In Part Three is where we will take the short block and … [Read more...]

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...]