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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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