Editor’s Note: Time flies when you’re having fun. As we close out another year, we’re spending the last week of 2016 looking at our top stories of the year. Today, we’re re-examining our most-read, most-popular tech articles of the year-gone-by.
Some might have been dreaming of a white Christmas.
Us? We’re longing for warm temperatures, long days, and endless cruises. The type of days when having a properly designed and maintained cooling system really, really matters. We addressed some of the most common cooling system mistakes in a popular post from July 21.
Hardcore Horsepower put together a 438-cubic-inch, naturally aspirated small block Ford. The engine made 735 horsepower on the dyno.
And the story made you hit the like and share buttons on social media.
Big rear tires are often the telltale sign of a real ground-pounding vehicle. OnAllCylinders contributor Wayne Scraba laid out everything you need to know about getting big tires to fit your existing wheel wells. The article takes you through a step-by-step process that’ll have you burning more rubber before you know it.
Is lateral control in your rear chassis really that important? Does it really warrant it’s own article?
Wayne Scraba makes his case:
“Lateral control is essential when installing a traction device on any vehicle with a live rear axle, with the exception of a car with conventional leaf springs. Case-in-point is a very common four-link, coil-over spring suspension package. Here, there is absolutely nothing to hold the rear axle housing from moving from side to side. Without some form of lateral control, the housing could shift itself right out of the car.”
It all starts with the concept of chassis roll center and goes from there. See how it all works together here.
It’s true. In case you haven’t heard, waterless coolant is a thing.
While car owners and hot rodders have relied on water-based coolants since the 1930s, companies like Evans Cooling have decided to bring automotive coolants into the 21st century. That means no overheating, no excess cooling system pressure, and no corrosion. It that sounds good to you, you’ll want to read our article on The Waterless Option.