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Do Performance Brake Pads Really Matter at Autocross Speeds?

Do higher-performance brake pads really make a difference around an autocross course? We tested four flavors of brake pad on our Mazda MX-5 project car to find out.

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Testing for Cracks at Home With DIY Dye Penetrants

There is an inexpensive, at-home way to perform a DIY crack and flaw inspection on many of your car’s components. The method is called visible dye penetrant testing.

Here Are 22 Strapped-for-Cash, Make-It-Work Tech Tips

These various tips and tricks have been collected over the past couple of seasons during our attendance at events like the One Lap of America and our $2000 Challenge.

10 common suspension problems and how to cure them

Looking for more speed? It could be your suspension slowing you down. Fortunately, expert help awaits.

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Understanding corner weights

Properly corner weighting your race car can allow you better handling to best the competition on track.

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How to bulletproof a Chevy C5 Corvette for track duty

Not sure how to best prepare a car for track duty? Here's all the work we've put into our C5 Corvette project car since we first got it.

E85 Ethanol Fuel: How to Corn Your Way to More Horsepower

Switching from gasoline to E85 ethanol is technically challenging, right? Especially on a modern car?

13 Steps To Ensure You Don't Blow up Your Engine During Initial Start-Up

Starting up an engine for the first time can exhilarating, but not if something goes wrong. Here are some steps to make sure it goes right.

Useful Fabrication Tips for Just About Any Project

Here are 16 tips that will make fabrication easier—no matter the project

Understanding Metric Hardware

While not so common, metric hardware can work on your racer.

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