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Mailbag: Choosing a New Clutch After Adding Power to Street-Strip Gen5 Camaro

Q: I am getting ready to add a supercharger, cylinder heads, and a hotter camshaft to my 2012 Chevy Camaro SS. It’s my daily driver that I also autocross and […]

winter tires
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Mailbag: Are Winter Tires Worth It?

Q: I live in an area that occasionally experiences heavy snowfall during the winter and I’m considering a set of winter wheels and tires. Are they really worth it, given […]

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Mailbag: Q-Jet Carb is a Great Choice for Off-Road 4×4

Q: I have a 1973 Chevy K20 truck with an aluminum-head, roller cam 383 stroker. I’ve heard from some of my old-school gearhead friends that a properly tuned Quadrajet is […]

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Mailbag: Choosing an Engine Management System for an LS-Swapped ’82 Olds Cutlass

Q: I’m swapping a low-mileage 5.3L LS engine from a 2011 GMC truck into a 1982 Cutlass drag car. The engine will be upgraded with a Trick Flow® 455 HP […]

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Mailbag: How Exhaust Runner Volume Affects Engine Performance

Q: How is exhaust runner volume measured and how does it affect performance? … A: Exhaust runner volume is the measure of the passage from the exhaust valve to the […]

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Mailbag: Should I Get Hub Centric Rings for New Wheels?

Q: Do I need hub centric rings for my new wheels? … A: We recommend using hub centric rings on all aftermarket aluminum wheels that will accept them. Hub centric […]

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Mailbag: Mating an Older GM Automatic Transmission to an LS Engine

Q: Can I use an older GM automatic transmission with an LS engine? … A: Yes. There are three exceptions in the LS engine family for what we’ll discuss here […]

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Mailbag: What is Valve Spring Coil Bind?

Q: What is valve spring coil bind? … A: Coil bind happens when the valve spring is fully compressed. The coils of the spring contact each other. This stops the […]

Tech Articles

Mailbag: Explaining Valve Overlap for Camshafts

Q: What is valve overlap? … A: Overlap is when the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. It is expressed in degrees of crankshaft rotation. Not […]

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Mailbag: What Does an Oil Restrictor Do?

Q: What is an oil restrictor? … A: An oil restrictor installs in the oil passages of the engine block. It limits the flow of oil to certain parts of […]