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Guide to Troubleshooting Drag Race Traction Issues

In a perfect world, a race car would always hook anywhere. It would go down the track straight, it wouldn’t rattle the tires, and it wouldn’t lose traction somewhere down […]

Brakes & Suspension / Tech Articles

Mailbag: What Does a Residual Pressure Valve Do?

Q: Would you please explain residual valves? … A: A residual pressure valve is a special type of one-way check valve. They are used to keep a small amount of pressure in […]

Brakes & Suspension / Product Installs

Installing Aldan American Front Coilover Kit on 1999 Chevy Tahoe (Video)

The following comes courtesy of our friends at Aldan American. If you love OBS pickups like we do, you know the two-door Tahoe and Blazers from 1988-99 are fast becoming […]

Brakes & Suspension / Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 15): Front Suspension Upgrade and Road Test

It’s been almost seven months since I’ve posted up a new video on this truck. Firebolt did make an appearance in my recent Turbo Garage Lineup video and I’ve been […]

Brakes & Suspension / Tech Articles

How to Upgrade from Drum to Disc Brakes on a Budget

Sometimes, how quickly you can slow down is just as important as how quickly you can speed up. As I was building up my Impala back in high school to […]

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Brakes & Suspension / Q&A

Mailbag: Unibody vs. Body-on-Frame Chassis

Q: Which is better between a body-on-frame and unibody chassis design? … A: Most vehicles are built using either “body-on-frame” or “unibody” design. The terms refer to the style of […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A

Mailbag: Explaining Thrust Angle for Both Street & Race Vehicles

Q: What exactly is the “thrust angle” on a vehicle, and why does it matter? … A: The thrust angle is an imaginary line that is precisely 90 degrees from […]

Brakes & Suspension / Product Installs

Project F-150 (Part 1): Installing New Front and Rear Shocks on a 2019 Ford F-150 (Video)

The crew at Summit Racing chose the FOX Racing Shox 2.0 Performance Series Coilover IFP shocks for its 2019 Ford F-150 truck upgrade project, which we introduced yesterday. Today’s video […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A

Mailbag: Brake Pad Recommendations for Multi-Purpose Driving

Q: I have a 2015 Subaru WRX that I occasionally take for spirited drives in the mountains near my home. I am looking for replacement brake pads that will provide […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A

Mailbag: Finding Brake Balance in a Pro Street ’73 Camaro

Q: I have a pro street ’73 Camaro with skinny tires up front and wide tires in the rear. The other day I had to make a quick stop and […]