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Launch Control: The 6 Acceleration Forces You Must Control to Win at the Dragstrip
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Launch Control: The 6 Acceleration Forces You Must Control to Win at the Dragstrip

When your race car is staged and the last yellow light blinks off, the car experiences a number of forces — all of which you must control for at least […]

Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing
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Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing

In Part 2 of Finding Balance, we covered some of the variables that go accounted for during most traditional engine balancing processes. The million dollar question is: Given all these […]

Video How-To: Make Brake Bleeding a One-Man Job with the Latest Brake Bleeder Kits
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Video How-To: Make Brake Bleeding a One-Man Job with the Latest Brake Bleeder Kits

The brakes feel squishy, and that’s rarely good. Uh-oh. That usually means there’s air trapped in the lines. It also means it’s time to bleed the brakes. Which wouldn’t be […]

Monday Mailbag: These Two Unlikely Suspects Could Be Stealing Your High-RPM Power
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Monday Mailbag: These Two Unlikely Suspects Could Be Stealing Your High-RPM Power

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Monday Mailbag, we’re looking some potential causes for lost high-rpm horsepower. C.B. […]

With a stream of Renegade 116-octane fuel running through the rails, the COPO LS7 performs best on 31 degrees of timing. SAM Tech varies the air/fuel ratio between 12.7:1 and 13.2:1 depending on the level of competition on a given race weekend. A Holley Dominator EFI system is tasked with engine management duties.
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Stock Eliminator LS7: How SAM Tech Got 825 Horses from a Naturally Aspirated, NHRA-Legal LS7

Anyone can slap a supercharger on a stock 505-horse LS7 and pick up an extra 200 horsepower. And thanks to the incredible untapped potential of GM’s factory LS7 cylinder heads, gaining huge […]

(Image by OnAllCylinders contributor Lori Sams)
How Tos / Tech

A Guide to Reading Spark Plugs

Your spark plugs are like a cipher. And to read a cipher code, you usually need a cipher key. That’s what this is—a cipher key that is going to help […]

Handling How-To: Installing a QA1 Level 2 Handling Kit on an Early GM A-Body
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Handling How-To: Installing a QA1 Level 2 Handling Kit on an Early GM A-Body

Automotive suspensions have come a long way since the original muscle car era of the 1960s and early 70s. Today’s shock technology allows for tuning your suspension for maximum handling […]

Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown
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Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown

Engine rebuilds come in many different varieties. Take a look at the vast array of engine rebuild kits available through Summit Racing, and you’ll see the contents vary from kit […]

Video: How Upgraded Bearings Boost Engine Performance
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Video: How Upgraded Bearings Boost Engine Performance

“Upgrading even the most basic engine parts like engine bearings can give you a great performance advantage,” said Summit Racing tech expert Norm Koval. In this short tech tip video […]

Monday Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Ways to Lower Engine Operating Temps
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Monday Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Ways to Lower Engine Operating Temps

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Monday Mailbag, we’re looking at ways to keep engine operating temperatures low. C.B. […]