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...

Weight Matters – Corner Weighting Your Car Properly Yields Better Handling and Faster Lap...

The vertical loads on your tires have a huge influence on how fast your car can go around the track, and how it responds...

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...

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...

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...

Camber Matters – Optimizing Track Performance for Strut Suspension Cars

The suspension setup for a strut-equipped car is very much like that of a double wishbone “A-arm” suspension. You adjust camber and tire pressures...

Damper Tuning

As you drive a corner, your control inputs are constantly transitioning so that you can swing your car’s acceleration vector around at the right...

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...

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