Recall we mentioned that brakes are one of those things that are out of sight and out of mind? Honestly, that can turn into a worst-case scenario. Brakes are important.
The funny thing about brakes is that you usually don’t worry much about them until you really need them.
Are you converting an older car into a super strip burner and like the old school look of a big four barrel carb sitting under the hood, but want the performance benefits of fuel injection?
Last issue, we began our look at coil springs – both conventional jobs and coil over examples. There’s a lot more to cover and we’ll complete the series with this segment.
Aside from shock absorbers, springs are one of the most important and often most misunderstood pieces on a car (race car or otherwise).
In our last issue, we began our look at mounting tires and balancing the wheel and tire combination. Now we’ll dig deeper into the balancing part of the equation with this segment.
Getting into road racing isn’t the easiest endeavor around. There are a few in-roads, but beyond those things get much more complicated.
Have you ever really considered what it takes to mount and balance wheels?
While driving quickly and neatly on paved courses requires utmost precision and a careful use of both front and rear tires within a relatively narrow window of slip angle, the rally driver is wise to throw this approach out the window – though not entirely.