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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shocks, Springs and Bars – Installing a Spec Miata suspension only takes a couple...

One of the great things about Spec Miata is its simplicity, and it starts with the suspension system. You don’t need to be an expert...

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