Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

Tool Dependency: The Top 12 Tools You Absolutely, Positively Can’t Do Without (Says You)

“What’s the one tool in your toolbox or garage than you absolutely cannot do without?” Summit Racing recently put that question to its Facebook fans and received an impressive amount of input, which we’ve pared down to a Top 12 list. We’ve done this for a few reasons: Beer and bottle openers are not really automotive tools. That took care …

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Nov 29 2012

“X” Marks the Spot: A Look at MagnaFlow’s Tru-X Crossover Pipes

  It’s funny how a couple pieces of steel tubing can affect a vehicle’s performance. Yessir, get that exhaust system right and you’ll be rewarded with more power, better throttle response, and a great sound. Get it wrong, and all you’ll have is a car that runs like a slug and sounds like one, too. …

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Nov 28 2012

Ford Racing Set to Unveil New Lineup of Engines for 2013

Blue Oval enthusiasts will soon have some tantalizing new options to power their Ford hot rod, kit car, truck, or race vehicle. Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) is set to debut a new lineup of engine packages at the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) in Orlando, FL this week. Options include four- and six-cylinder EcoBoost, large-cube small …

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Nov 28 2012

Operation Appreciation: Eddie Krawiec’s Thoughts on Days One and Two

The first two days of the weeklong Summit Racing Equipment–sponsored troop visit to Europe were spent in Stuttgart,Germany. Shortly after arriving Sunday, November 25, Summit Racing Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, along with Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, were joined by Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Eddie Krawiec and Andrew …

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Nov 28 2012

Buick Reportedly Resurrecting Grand National, T-Type, and GNX Nameplates

Buick is resurrecting the Grand National, GNX, and T-Type performance nameplates made popular in the 1980s, and the three models are likely to debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show,Edmunds’ Inside Line reported this week. According to the Inside Line story, each new model will share General Motors’ rear-wheel-drive Alpha platform introduced for the 2013 …

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Nov 27 2012

Deck the Halls with—Grease & Tire Splatter? 10 Ways to Add Horsepower to Your Holiday Decor

There’s always that one over-achiever. It’s that one guy in the neighborhood who lights up his Christmas decorations before you’ve even cleaned up all the eggs, soap, and toilet paper from Halloween night (darn kids, with their Dan Fogelberg music, Zima, hula hoops, and Pac Man video games). And what’s with that guy anyway? Is he possessed by …

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Nov 27 2012

Video: Lock-Up Torque Converters 101

This video covers the fundamental differences between lock-up and non lock-up torque converters, including a breakdown of the anatomy of a lock-up torque converter, and the advantages of using one. Check it out:   On this installment of Quick Flicks were going to address a question that we had on our previous torque converter video. …

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Nov 26 2012

Monday Mailbag: Making Mileage Count

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’ll show you some tricks for getting better gas mileage this holiday season–and all year through! Although these upgrades are mentioned specifically for a recreational vehicle, they’ll also make a difference in your every day vehicle, too. …

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Nov 26 2012

Operation Appreciation: Summit Racing Kicks Off Goodwill Mission to Visit Troops in Europe

The third-annual Summit Racing Equipment sponsored holiday troop visit kicked off with an autograph session at the Panzer Kaserne PX shortly after the five champion drivers arrived in Stuttgart, Germany on November 24. Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, along with Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, were joined by …

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Nov 23 2012

Parts Bin: New Low VOC Paint, Brake Rotors & More

From time to time, OnAllCylinders will provide a peek at some of the newest products and deals that can help get your next project on track for less. Just in time for the holiday shopping, check out these brand new items: Summit Racing Equipment Low VOC Single-Stage Paint System Designed for the DIY painter, Summit …

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