Top Three Mistakes When Building A Pro Touring Car

  Mitsakes. We all make them, just like my spelling you see there. Mistakes are what give us experience and know what's wrong or not working. While he may not have been talking about building cars, Oscar Wilde said that "experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." When building the perfect pro touring car, mistakes will be made. At each one of those … [Read more...]

Converting From Two Leaf Springs To A Four Link Coil-Over

The trusty ol' leaf spring. It's been holding up vehicles from trucks, cars and even horse drawn wagons for over a hundred years. It's one design that's withstood the test of time and is still being used today. The leaf spring is just about as simple as it can get in its design - a piece of metal that springs back into shape after you apply force to it. They can be stacked … [Read more...]

Driveshaft Tech: Connecting The Power To The Ground

One of the most critical components on your ride is often one of the most overlooked - the driveshaft. This component is usually an afterthought for most - the last step in the process of upgrading or restoring a car. However if the driveshaft isn't right, then the entire car can have catastrophic consequences. It's the difference between a smooth ride or feeling like you're … [Read more...]

Feeding The Beast With Spectre Performance

An internal combustion engine requires three ingredients to make power: fuel, spark or ignition, and air. In essence, an internal combustion engine is one big air pump, sucking in air, compressing it, and exhausting it. With that in mind, the easiest way to make more power is to give the engine more air, followed by more fuel, and good ignition. There are many ways to … [Read more...]

Going Full Throttle With Lokar Performance

On our 1965 Chevelle, project Teachers Pet, we experienced a problem that many people run across - throttle linkage. This is especially true with motor swaps, and going from a traditional engine with a carburetor to a fuel injected motor with a throttle body. In our case, the original SBC was long gone, and we had installed a warmed up LS2 several years back. In an attempt … [Read more...]

Forgeline Looks Behind To Forge Ahead

In grade school they teach us that we must learn history in order to prevent history from repeating itself. What the teacher meant is that some of the problems facing the world today have already been faced, and some of those we don't want to face again. Just like asking for your parents for advice, learning history can teach us about the future. What if we looked back to the … [Read more...]

Going Beyond The Red Line With Dakota Digital

  There's nothing like seeing the needle on a tachometer climb all the way to red line, and feeling the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Your palms are sweaty, heart is racing, and you want to do it all over again. The gauges in your ride are the direct correlation between feeling and visually seeing that rush. Gauges are just as important to the cars looks and … [Read more...]

An Interview With Autocross Legend Mary Pozzi

In the world of Pro Touring and autocrossing, there are a few stars. Those people that are consistently fast, beating the pants off most racers, yet offering up a smile and advice to their competitor. One such person is Mary Pozzi. While she may be a woman, she's a serious threat for anybody whenever she sits behind the wheel, but sweet as pie off the course. We wanted to … [Read more...]

Feeling the Pressure: Auto Meter’s New Gauges

Tire pressure is a critical component when racing. The difference between winning and losing a race could be a mere half pound of pressure in your tires. This is true in all forms of racing, from drag racing, to motocross even to your local autocross. Adjusting your tire pressure is an easy way to make quick changes to the handling of your car, and all you need is a simple tire … [Read more...]

Shiftin’ Gears With Lokar Performance Products

When you're swapping motors and transmissions in a car, there are a lot of challenges. What motor mounts to use, what headers will fit, and so forth. Sometimes those are rather easy to find swap kits for, or pieces that will work. But just like the old saying, "the devil is in the details," we found out on an LQ4 and 4L80E swap that saying was all but too true. One area … [Read more...]