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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Dampers Assembling the Spec Miata Penske Shock Package

The new Penske shocks are now shipping to Spec Miata competitors across the country. That means drivers will have to retrofit their old Bilstein...

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