Tech

How Tos

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #4): Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Tools

It’s not as sexy as cracking open a hood and getting your hands dirty. However, the process of cleaning, maintaining, and otherwise taking care of shop tools was among the […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Which Air Intake Tube Material is Better – Metal or Plastic?

Q: Is a plastic or metal intake tube better? … A: Air intake kits are a popular performance upgrade. They are affordable, easy to install, and provide noticeable gains over a […]

How Tos

Idle Vehicles Can Spell Trouble for Some Hybrid Owners…Here’s How to Avoid Problems

Social distancing might be a good thing for mankind right now, but it’s proven to be troublesome for some hybrid vehicle owners. More specifically, it’s led to issues for hybrid […]

How Tos

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #2): How to Perform a Basic Tuneup

Lesson #2 in our Hot Rod Home School 101 course for beginning DIY mechanics: a basic tuneup. Again, these are the jobs fans on Summit Racing’s Facebook page helped identify […]

How Tos / Tech

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #1): How to Check Fluids and Change Oil

For Hot Rod Home School, we enlisted fans of the Summit Racing Facebook page to create a home school curriculum for the next generation of gearheads. This would consist of […]

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 […]

How Tos

Video: How to Check Piston Ring Gap

Proper piston ring gap is a delicate balance. Too much gap and compression gases and heat will blow by, causing loss of power and torque. Too little gap and the […]

Q&A

Mailbag: The Difference Between Single-, Double-, and Triple-Pass Radiators

Q: What is a double-pass radiator? … A: In a single-pass radiator, coolant only crosses the radiator core one time. Fluid enters the inlet. It flows across the core in […]

Tech Articles

Cooling System Tech: Overflow Tanks vs. Expansion Tanks

By Nicholas Thomas, Mishimoto Back in the infancy of liquid-cooled engines, nearly all emissions systems would vent chemicals and harmful vapors into the atmosphere. No PCV or CCV lines, and […]

Product Installs

Upgrading Your V-Twin with a MSD Single-Fire Ignition

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, is a common expression heard around our garages. But we say, if it’s broken, make it better. Whether it’s a replacement of a […]