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The 3 Types of Engine Vibration in Cars and Trucks

Editor’s Note: The technical information below comes from the engine-vibration experts at Fluidampr. … Engine vibration accelerates engine wear, breaks engine parts, and robs us of horsepower. There are three […]

Q&A

Mailbag: What Do I Need to Run E85 Fuel?

Q: I want to run E85 in my car. What should I know before changing fuels? … A: Many of us have seen the cars making huge power on E85 […]

How Tos

Intro to Optimizing Pushrod Length with Checking Tools

In most cases, the pushrods in your engine drop into a guide plate of some sort in the cylinder head, with the lower end fitting directly into the cup of […]

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Mailbag: Upgrade Advice for Adding Larger Throttle Body to Late Model Challenger

Q: I’d like to install a larger throttle body on my 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T with an automatic transmission. The car currently has a Summit Racing exhaust system and a […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Dialing in Vacuum Advance with an Edelbrock ProFlo-4 EFI

I have a Ford 347 stroked small block with 10:1 compression and a “race cam.” The builder won’t give me cam specifics. I just installed the Edelbrock Pro Flo 4 […]

Product Installs

How to Install a Roll-Up Tonneau or Truck Bed Cover (Video)

Tonneau covers are often among the first upgrades truck owners make to their vehicles–and with good reason. Not only do truck tonneau covers serve to protect your cargo and other […]

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Mailbag: Headlight Replacement Tips for Better Night-Driving Visibility

Q: I have a 1978 Ford F-250 that I have owned for 30 years. My vision isn’t what it used to be and lately I’ve found myself struggling to see […]

Tech Articles

Hunting for a Drill Bit to Drill Through Hardened Steel

Many articles I’ve written about tools revolve around some more complicated, some might say exotic, items. Today, we’re going to deviate and talk about something that is seemingly simple—a specialty […]

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 […]

Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: The Science Behind Low-Compression Engines

I’ve seen a couple of posts where the discussion is about how much compression to run and still use a supercharger. There were lots of ideas kicked around but it […]