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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 […]

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 […]

Paint and Park: Bringing a Floor Back from the Dead with Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield Garage Floor Coating
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Paint and Park: Bringing a Floor Back from the Dead with Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield Garage Floor Coating

Up until recently, our at-home car projects have been at the mercy of Mother Nature. Tired of working in dirt and snow, the decision was made to search for new digs […]

Video: Everything You Need to Know Before Your Ring and Pinion Swap
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Video: Everything You Need to Know Before Your Ring and Pinion Swap

No matter what your reason for wanting to swap your ring and pinion gears, there are some basic — but critical — things to note, understand, and prepare for before tackling […]

Jeep Tech: Video Guide to Superchips 3571 Flashcal Tuner for Jeeps
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Jeep Tech: Video Guide to Superchips 3571 Flashcal Tuner for Jeeps

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most upgraded and accessorized vehicles on the planet. If you’ve made aftermarket upgrades to your Wrangler, we’re guessing you’ll want to take full […]

Video: How to Install Detroit Speed Mini-Tubs
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Video: How to Install Detroit Speed Mini-Tubs

Mini-tubbing dates back to 1960s-era drag racing. The act of widening a car’s rear wheelwells (mini-tubbing) still remains a popular option these days, but often for entirely different reasons. Because mini-tubbing […]

A Little Setback: Engine Mounting Strategies for Drag Racing
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A Little Setback: Engine Mounting Strategies for Drag Racing

Just how important is engine mounting in a drag car? Very. Consider the case of a common rear-wheel drive production line car: Typically, mounts are laid out in a three-point […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Set Preload on Hydraulic Lifters — and Why It’s Important!
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Set Preload on Hydraulic Lifters — and Why It’s Important!

I just installed a new cam in my small block Chevy. The engine runs great, but I’ve noticed that at idle and at some cruising speeds the engine makes a […]

How to Load Trailers Safely and Help Prevent Catastrophe
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How to Load Trailers Safely and Help Prevent Catastrophe

Very bad things can happen when we load trailers improperly. We were reminded of this fact after seeing video of U-Haul’s trailer-sway demonstration at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Conference […]