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Tire Talk: 8 Things Your Tire Tread Might Be Trying to Tell You!
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Tire Talk: 8 Things Your Tire Tread Might Be Trying to Tell You!

Your tires might be telling you something. Are you listening? The condition of your tires could warn you of premature wear or be a sign of issues in other areas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cavitation Explanation: What is Fuel Pump Cavitation — and How Can You Avoid It?
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Cavitation Explanation: What is Fuel Pump Cavitation — and How Can You Avoid It?

What is cavitation? You’ve probably seen the term thrown around in reference to fuel system components, but do you really understand what it is and why it’s bad? According to FUELAB, it’s […]

Infographic: Guide to Diagnosing Common Starting Problems
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Infographic: Guide to Diagnosing Common Starting Problems

It can be incredibly frustrating when your vehicle won’t start. It can be even more frustrating trying to figure out why. Morris Rosenthal created a diagnostic flow chart to help people […]

3 Ways to Bring a Deeply Discharged OPTIMA Battery Back from the Dead
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3 Ways to Bring a Deeply Discharged OPTIMA Battery Back from the Dead

OPTIMA Batteries are among the most-trusted and popular automotive batteries on the market. One of the great things about OPTIMA’s AGM-style batteries is their extremely low internal resistance. This allows very […]

Battery 411: Everything You Need to Know About High Performance Batteries
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Battery 411: Everything You Need to Know About High Performance Batteries

Forget gasoline or ethanol. Your car doesn’t run on petrochemicals; it runs on electricity. And for the most part, the power source in that car is a battery (or two). […]

Stroker Math (Part 1): Looking at the Math Behind Popular Stroker Engine Combinations
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Stroker Math (Part 1): Looking at the Math Behind Popular Stroker Engine Combinations

Maybe we should’ve called it “stroker science.” There is, after all, a formula involved in creating a stroker engine. Things like bore size, overbore, crankshaft stroke, and connecting rod length must […]

Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles
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Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles

Winter doesn’t just bring cold weather, it brings darkness. That means you’ll rely on your headlights a lot more. If you’re driving an older vehicle with sealed-beam headlamps you’ve probably […]