Bracing For Reality – Upgrading an E36 for the rigors of racing duty

The E36 is a great candidate for a racecar. One look at NASA’s German Touring Series will tell you that. The E36 strikes the...

Wheel Hop – Causes, Effects and Cures

Standing starts are hard on a car, and there are a few NASA classes that begin races that way. A standing start is even...

Chassis Tuning With Dampers – A hard look at shock absorbers and their effects...

When the suspension moves, the shock absorber is designed to control movements of the suspension and chassis, working in conjunction with the springs. The...

24 Sins of Chassis Tuning – Make the most of your track time by...

At the race, you’re unloaded and ready to go for the first practice session. After the session is over, you feel lost because the...

Geometric Concerns – Getting the Most out of Your Racing Suspension Alignment

If you can make the tires happy, you will automatically make the driver happy. Aiming all four tires in the right directions will optimize...

Half-Ton Plus – Adding helper springs can make towing to the track a bit...

At one time, a half-ton truck was plenty capable for towing a racecar to and from the track. Then the open trailer became an...

Tire Management – How to Get the Most out of Your Race Tires From...

In the mid-1990s, the term tire management became a common phrase made popular by commentators on NASCAR television broadcasts. The term was first used...

Bushing Science

We all know what suspension bushings do. But beyond replacing stock rubber bushings with polyurethane models, what is the science behind these parts? What...

Up in the Air – Lifting a Toyota Tundra without sacrificing practicality or towing...

Lots of people love lifting their trucks and adding huge tires. It looks great, but it destroys much of its practicality, specifically when used...

Communication Theory – How to Recognize, Measure and Fix Bump Steer

Clear communication between driver and machine is a fundamental requirement for speed, safety, confidence and predictability on the racetrack. The ideal relationship between you...

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