Tech

George laid out all the panels on the Jeep’s hood until he could figure out where each panel went.
Product Installs / Tech

Panel Protection: Adding Brush Protection with Rugged Ridge Magnetic Body Protectors

When we get a new Jeep—at least “new” to us—or an actual brand-new off-the-showroom-floor Wrangler, we want to keep it as pristine for as long as we can. But how […]

Quick Tech: How to Use Summit Racing’s LS Harmonic Balancer Puller and Installer Tool
How Tos / Tech

Quick Tech: How to Use Summit Racing’s LS Harmonic Balancer Puller and Installer Tool

Remember when your mom told you not to run through the house with scissors or to stop sticking that screwdriver in the electric outlet? OK, maybe that was us. But […]

Video: How to Assemble PTFE Braided Hose for Fuel Lines
How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Assemble PTFE Braided Hose for Fuel Lines

With corrosion from oxygenated pump fuel wreaking havoc on automotive plumbing systems, car owners and auto techs are turning to more durable line solutions like polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) braided hose. It’s not […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Breakup at Highway Cruising Speeds (& Broken Dampers, Too)!
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Breakup at Highway Cruising Speeds (& Broken Dampers, Too)!

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 examining a couple different issues with a […]

We followed Dart’s specific torque sequence and step values to the letter. We used high pressure lubricant on stud threads and under-nut surfaces.
Tech / Tech Projects

Project LS Next (Part 2): Installing the Oil System and Valvetrain on Our 665-Horse LS Build

Editor’s Note: We’re back with Part Two of Project LS Next, a 440 cubic inch LS engine based on Dart’s LS Next iron block and built by Mike Mavrigian at […]

Quick Tech: Determining Spring Rate Correction for Angle-Mounted Springs
Tech / Tech Articles

Quick Tech: Determining Spring Rate Correction for Angle-Mounted Springs

Spring rate is a key factor in choosing the right springs for your suspension system. Spring rate is defined as the amount of force it takes to compress a spring one inch. […]

Monday Mailbag: Top 3 Ways to Cure a Pre-Ignition Condition
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Top 3 Ways to Cure a Pre-Ignition Condition

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 discussing the best ways to cure pre-ignition. […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Increase Compression on the Cheap
Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Increase Compression on the Cheap

Is there a cheap way to increase compression on my small block Chevy? I have a 350 small block with iron heads. I don’t know much about the engine because […]

Clutch Clinic: Quick Guide to Diagnosing 8 Common Clutch Complaints
Tech / Tech Articles

Clutch Clinic: Quick Guide to Diagnosing 8 Common Clutch Complaints

Few things bring smiles to the faces of hot rod enthusiasts like rowing through the gears of a manual-equipped car. Many folks still prefer the simple joy of stick shift driving over […]

Infographic: A Quick Guide to Tire Wear and What it Means
Tech / Tech Articles

Infographic: A Quick Guide to Tire Wear and What it Means

Tire tread wear comes in many forms. The wear pattern on your tires may be normal or it could be the result of an underlying issue. For example, you may be […]