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How “Loaded” Shocks/Struts Can Save You Some Suspension Install Time & Hassle
Tech Articles / Tech Projects

How “Loaded” Shocks/Struts Can Save You Some Suspension Install Time & Hassle

Make no mistake, shocks and struts are regular wear items. That’s because, as your car or truck racks up miles, your struts and shocks will fatigue and lose the ability […]

Tech Articles

Spring Time: What’s the Difference Between a Coil Spring and Leaf Spring?

While most gearheads probably already know the difference between a leaf spring and a coil spring in a car or truck suspension, we wanted to provide a simple 101 for […]

Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Determine Your Ideal Spring Rate When Buying Coil Springs

In today’s video, Bill from QA1 teaches us how to determine which spring rate we should choose when buying coil springs. It varies by vehicle, and often varies between the […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Quick Tech: Determining Spring Rate Correction for Angle-Mounted Springs

Spring rate is a key factor in choosing the right springs for your suspension system. Spring rate is defined as the amount of force it takes to compress a spring one inch. […]

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Spring Training: Figuring Out Proper Coil Spring Rate for Your Drag Car

Springs? What’s so important about coil springs? Quite a bit actually. Coil springs tend to be one of the most important and most misunderstood components on a modified street or […]

How Tos / Tech

The Practical Guide to Muscle Car Handling

For the average hot rod enthusiast, budget comes into play in a big way. We can’t spend the mortgage payment on a truck load of car parts, so we either […]

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Suspension 201: 5 Ways to Improve Your Muscle Car’s Handling

The American muscle car is synonymous with brute power, tire-shredding torque, and—well, muscle. Things like handling, cornering, and ride comfort tend to be an afterthought in our pursuit of the […]

Q&A

Monday Mailbag: Freshening Your Suspension & Setting Valve Lash

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer advice for restoring a worn suspension and setting valve […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Suspension 101: An Introduction to Harnessing Your Engine Power

Nearly a decade old, a Grassroots Motorsports magazine article titled “Soccer Moms’ Revenge,” recounts a day at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in Laurens, SC when the magazine’s staff took a […]