Flight of the Valkyrie, Part II: Suspension

Setting up a Nissan GTR up for racing the 25 Hours of Thunderhill was going to be different from building one time attack. Valkyrie...

Installing a Hellwig Rear Sway Bar on an HD Pickup

I have to admit that when Hellwig sales and marketing director Mike Hallmark suggested a sway bar for my 2500 Silverado HD, it seemed...

Miata Tie Rod Replacement

Most modern sports cars use rack-and-pinion steering, a system elegant in its simplicity and precision, especially when compared with, say, a recirculating-ball system. It’s simple...

Trackside Suspension Adjustments

My car isn’t handling well. What should I change? Who do I ask? Well, if you’re like most people, you ask around the paddock....

Balancing Act: Finding The Perfect Chassis Setup for Speed

Turn 4, a medium speed left hander requires considerable braking at the end of a long straight. As soon as you turn in, the...

HPDE46: Front Sway Bar Links

Here’s a quick project that will noticeably perk up the handling on an E46, one of the most popular platforms in NASA racing and...

Tow Vehicle Suspension Upgrade: Shocks

Factory shocks on pickup trucks are usually a compromise among a number of disparate factors. The price the original equipment manufacturer pays is one...

Vehicle Scales, Level Garages and Corner Weighting

Weight is something we all deal with in racing. We have to speed weight up. We have to slow weight down. We have to...

The No-Flex, No-Nonsense Advantage of Spherical Bearings

Racecar drivers know to keep their eyes up and look far beyond the hood of their racecars while driving. This is a good practice....

Installing Penske Shocks on a Spec Miata

The brilliant simplicity of the suspension on a Mazda Miata has been made even better with the use of the new Penske shocks. We...

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