Shock Tech

One of the first things you realize after your first day on a racetrack is that OEM shocks aren’t going to cut it. If...

Jack Stand Stripes

The first time Toolshed Engineer appeared in Speed News magazine was back in May of 2012 during the first year of the magazine. In...

Hosting a Data Party

It’s often the case where in a given region that many racers wind up using the same data system. Those data systems record every...

HPDE46 Replacing the Slave Cylinder Hose and Clutch Delay Valve

In stock form, the E46 BMW with a manual transmission has what’s called a clutch delay valve, which is essentially a step-down fitting in...

The How and Why of NASA’s New Super Touring Tire Measurement System

The new Super Touring rules regarding section width came about because NASA tech inspectors were finding numerous tires — not just one brand or...

Installing the New Spec E30 Ground Control Coilover Kit

I enjoy upgrades to anything. Some of the most rewarding experiences were the little details that just pulled the whole package together, the icing...

Upgrading Brake Hoses to Braided Stainless Steel

Well, the ultimate dash light machine had stopped breaking long enough for me to consider some upgrades to it. Well, that’s not true, the...

Reducing Engine Friction

Here are a couple of statistics that will blow your mind. Up to Eighty percent of the friction in a reciprocating piston engine stems...

Injector Parts – Bin Tuning

Some NASA racing classes mandate you use certain stock OEM parts on your racecar. Any solid racing mechanic can tell you not all stock...

Spec E30 Adopts a New Ground Control Spring Package

My first exposure to Spec E30 came in 2007 when I was asked to be race director at the Championships event in Mid-Ohio. There...

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