Step(per) Into The Future Of Gauges

When looking at a classic car compared to a new one, it's very apparent that the technology has improved in nearly every aspect of the vehicle. Gauges too, have advanced in technology to be more accurate, lighter and packed with options. Auto Meter is a company that started making performance gauges way back in 1957. The founder, Vern Westberg, an engineer for Sun at the time, … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 Build – Part One

Building an engine is a lot like making a cake. You have to have all the right ingredients in to achieve a delicious cake or motor. They both require lots of precision measuring, and a splash of love. There's a science to baking the perfect cake, just like there is a science to building an engine. We all know the LS engine is an amazing platform.  You can throw just about … [Read more...]

Floating On Sunshine With Baer Brakes

There's no secret that Pro Touring is growing. What started out as simple upgrades such as swapping out rubber bushings for polyurethane has transformed into all new frames, motors and all other components on a car. What started out as enthusiasts with simple upgrades, they have raised the bar and building high quality rides that are extremely capable on the track. Everybody … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Cheap, Do It Once And Do It Right!

We are all guilty of it, buying a cheap knock-off model to save a few bucks. In fact we are bombarded every day with decisions, from the Harbor Freight version up to the Snap-On version. Even with electronics, furniture, clothing, or just about any other item you can think of. There is always an expensive option and cheaper option. Generally speaking, the expensive option is … [Read more...]

Video: Street Grip System From RideTech Tested

https://youtu.be/tcnUcxlVdAw If you could drop your lap time by seven seconds with only a few hours work, would you do it? RideTech has launched their new Street Grip system, which is a performance suspension upgrade in a box. Take a look as they take a basically bone stock drop-top Chevelle and turn it into a street gripping machine during the Scottsdale Good Guys … [Read more...]

Safety: Don’t Just Preach It, Practice It!

We all try to be safe with our cars. As we upgrade the motor to make the car go faster, we also add better brakes to help stop. We pick out quality suspension and other parts to hopefully eliminate the possibility of failure. Most of us go a step further, adding a roll cage of some degree and upgraded seat belts over a traditional lap belt or shoulder belt. Recently, a story … [Read more...]

May The Force (Of Induction) Be With You!

Text By: Roger C. Johnson and Tim King We all love normal atmospheric pressure. At 14.7 psi, it’s the perfect arrangement for humans and animals alike. It’s easy and natural to breathe and gives us all the power we need. You can also say the same about the engine in your car. In most cases, modern vehicles come off the assembly line with some form of a naturally aspirated … [Read more...]

The Best Cars For Pro Touring

If you start to attend autocross events, either as a spectator or participant, you're bound to notice a wide array of vehicles on the track. From a '69 Camaro, to a bone stock F100, to Station Wagons and everything in-between. We started to wonder what cars are better suited for Pro Touring? Obviously, some of the cars out there are performing better than others. Is that … [Read more...]

Making The Link: Sub-Frame Connectors and X-Brace

The uni-body cars of yesterday had some downfalls. While they are lightweight and provide a smooth ride, they flex - a lot. We've heard stories where cars were drag raced and every time they made a pass down the strip, the doors shut differently. With a big enough motor and big enough tire, you could damn near twist these cars into a pretzel. For the Chevrolet platform, this … [Read more...]

Five Gears To Freedom: Installing An Overdrive Transmission

Your motor roars, the tach climbs and speed soars. You reach highway cruising speed in a flash, but the tach is still buried and the car feels like it's going to explode, even though you're only going 70 MPH. Not a good feeling, and one we've all most likely felt over the years. You could rebuild the rearend for some highway friendly gears, but that low end grunt will be gone. … [Read more...]