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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Rotor Phasing and How it Relates to Aftermarket EFI Systems
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Rotor Phasing and How it Relates to Aftermarket EFI Systems

If I’m using timing control on my FiTech EFI, why do I need to buy the adjustable MSD rotor? Can’t I just lock out the distributor and then ensure the […]

Quick Tech: Wastegates vs. Blow-Off Valves…What’s the Difference?
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Quick Tech: Wastegates vs. Blow-Off Valves…What’s the Difference?

Turbocharging continues to gain popularity. But there are still a few areas of a typical turbocharger setup that remain fuzzy to turbo newbies. One of the most common misunderstandings involves the basic […]

If you don’t have a hoist, you’ll need at least two people—and probably a third—to position the front bumper and bolt it into place.
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Bumper Booster: Installing Smittybilt XRC Steel Bumpers on a Jeep Cherokee XJ

When building a daily driver for an avid off-roader, who also happens to be a high school student in Southern California, there are a some unique challenges you need to consider. […]

Monday Mailbag: Installing a FiTech GoStreet EFI on a Pontiac 400
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Monday Mailbag: Installing a FiTech GoStreet EFI on a Pontiac 400

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 providing tips for installing a FiTech EFI system […]

Quick Tech: Return- vs. Non Return-Style Fuel Pressure Regulators for Low-Pressure Fuel Systems
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Quick Tech: Return- vs. Non Return-Style Fuel Pressure Regulators for Low-Pressure Fuel Systems

Back in the day, low-pressure fuel delivery systems were the norm. As carburetors evolved and fuel injection came into play, fuel pressures increased and low-pressure systems became common. However, low-pressure fuel […]

Infographic: Tire Rotation Patterns for Different Drivetrain Configurations
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Infographic: Tire Rotation Patterns for Different Drivetrain Configurations

Your vehicle’s four tires don’t wear evenly. This happens because the front of your vehicle typically weighs more than the rear, and because your front tires turn while your rear […]

Video: How to Pressure Test Your Hose Assembly
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Video: How to Pressure Test Your Hose Assembly

Congratulations — you’ve created custom hose assembly for your vehicle. Automotive plumbing 101 says that before you go through the trouble of installing your new hose assembly, you’ll want to pressure-test […]

Monday Mailbag: Correcting Speedometer Gears for Accurate MPH Readings
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Monday Mailbag: Correcting Speedometer Gears for Accurate MPH Readings

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 helping a reader find the correct speedometer gears […]

How-To: Customizing Your Valve Covers to Create Something That Fits Your Style
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How-To: Customizing Your Valve Covers to Create Something That Fits Your Style

Visit enough car shows and you’ll begin to see certain styling trends under the hoods of your favorite vehicles. We’ve all seen chrome, and billet, and more recently, the racy […]

Battery Mounting Tips: How to Mount Your Battery for Optimal Safety and Track Performance
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Battery Mounting Tips: How to Mount Your Battery for Optimal Safety and Track Performance

Few of us give consideration to how and why battery mounting can be used as an advantage. We know that the majority of drag cars and many street/strip machines have […]