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How Tos / Tech

Fan Club: How to Choose an Electric Fan in 4 Easy Steps

A couple weeks back, we asked the question: Mechanical vs. Electric Fans: Which is Best for Your Vehicle? If you’ve determined that an electric fan is the best choice for […]

How Tos / Q&A

Mailbag: Reading Smoke Signals

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re helping a reader find the source of mysterious white smoke.   J.M. • […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Body Basics: A Guide to GM Body Codes

Automobile engineers love the alphabet. It’s the only explanation we can come up with for why GM and Mopar use letter designations for their many body styles. It’s not a bad […]

Parts / Product Profiles / Tech / Tech Articles

Disc Brakes Made Easy: Dissecting Summit Racing’s Disc Brake Conversion Kits

Back when our old cars were new, drum brakes were the standard. It wasn’t so much that drums were good at their job. They were familiar technology and more importantly, […]

How Tos / Q&A

Video: Understanding Engine Compression Ratio and Piston-to-Wall Clearance

Better understand compression ratio, how to calculate it, piston-to-wall clearance, how to adjust it depending on the power your engine produces, and more by watching this Summit Racing Quick Flicks […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: The Truth About Nitrous

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re spraying some knowledge on nitrous.   J.F. • Danville, VA Q: I’m […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Mopar 440: The Making of a Mean Big Block Mopar

Call it a weakness, an obsession—whatever. But there’s something about the smell of assembly lube that makes us come a runnin’. For example, when our buddy Don Lower decided to […]

Featured Vehicles / Tech / Tech Projects

Mk4 Anatomy, Part 2: A Look Under the Hood of the Summit Racing Mk4 Project

Like the Mk4 you see above? You can duplicate it using the Factory Five components covered in our Mk4, Part 1 post, along with the parts listed below from Summit […]

Q&A / Videos & Galleries

Video: Forged vs. Cast Pistons

What are the advantages of cast pistons versus forged pistons? Learn why high-boost, high-horsepower modifications lend themselves to the more-expensive and typically much stronger forged pistons. Also, hear why hypereutectic […]

How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Carbureted Intake Manifold

  Friend 1: “Go across the bridge, through town, and jump on the expressway north.” Friend 2: “No, no, no. Go under the bridge, hop on the bypass, and pick […]