Floating On Sunshine With Baer Brakes

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

GET A GRIP With RideTech’s New Street Grip System

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All Photo's And Text Courtesy Of BangShift.com In the world of hot rodding, it is pretty easy to lose the plot one way or another. For instance, if you have your cool classic muscle car and you have been dutifully driving it for years, you may not notice the suspension turning to mush below your feet as the bushings start to break down or the springs sag, etc. On the other end … [Read more...]

Plumbing Made Easy With Earl’s AN Fittings and Hose

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If you're still taking a piece of rubber hose and clamping it down with an old-school hose clamp, the time has come to step up your game. AN fittings aren't exactly a new revelation in the hose and fitting world - they have been around for over 50 years. In fact, AN fittings got their start in the military - AN stands for Army Navy, a joint venture to unionize fittings … [Read more...]