Post Tagged with: "tires"

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Big Tire Tech: How to Stuff the Back of Your Car with Big Tires

Big back tires have always been the telltale sign of a true ground pounder. In some cars, it’s easy to stuff the back-end full of rubber without resorting to reconstructive surgery (tubs, moving […]

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Tires 101: A Glossary of Tire Terms

If you’re interested in tires, the following glossary goes over some tire basics. You’ll know a lot of it already, probably. But there may be a few terms or tidbits […]

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Tire Math: Calculating the Effects of Tire Diameter on Final Drive Ratio

Thinking about changing the size of your tires? You’re not alone—people run larger wheels and tires for aesthetic purposes. We’ve also seen guys reduce the overall size of their tires for […]

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Mailbag: Tire Size, Gear Ratio & Stall Speed–and How They Relate

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re nailing down the right combination of tire size, gear ratio, and torque converter […]

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Quick Tips for Checking Tire Pressure (Like, the Proper Way)

Whether you drive a custom hot rod or a late model family sedan, it’s nearly impossible to over-estimate the importance of having the correct air pressure in your tires. Proper […]

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Mailbag: How to Adjust Your Existing Tires for Maximum Race Traction

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re tuning tire pressure to track surface for maximum traction. G.L. Alamogordo, NM […]

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Quickie Comparison: Radial vs. Bias-Ply Tires

Tires come in all shapes, sizes, and designs—from classic whitewalls to knobby off-road tires. Underneath all those different looks and designs, you’ll find a series of textile plys and belts […]

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How to Measure for Custom Wheel and Tire Sizes

Whether your vehicle is custom or stock, your wheels and tires are going to be a huge influence on how it looks. Watch this latest Summit Racing Quick Flicks video […]

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Tire Decoder: How to Translate Your Tires’ Sidewalls

Gearhead vocabulary is a colorful collection of terms that’s nearly impossible to understand for the flatheads out there who don’t talk the talk. But how many of us are fluent […]

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Rubber Match: 5 Basic Steps for Choosing the Right Street Tires

You’ve spent untold amounts of time and money on your ride. You’ve squeezed every last horsepower from your engine, beefed up the gearing and suspension—even sprung for that custom paint […]