Ever since the 2001 Daytona 500, when we witnessed the tragic death of legendary Dale Earnhardt, head and neck restraint (HNR) systems have been commonplace in racing. Many believe driver fatalities are on the decline, but is that really the case? Read here how a HNR device could save your life.
by Lindsey Fisher on December 20, 2012
When it comes to American muscle cars, there is no limit to what can be done with a pro-touring goal. That is unless you’re hindered by time, money or ability to create your perfect car. But lucky for you first-generation Camaro fans, Chassisworks just recently added to their line of 1967-1969 Camaro parts.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
by Michael Harding on September 19, 2012
Chassis stiffening and safety are things almost any enthusiast would want to take advantage of, and Moroso’s frame connectors and driveshaft loop for new Camaros are a great way to take care of both. So, follow along as we install Moroso’s latest chassis and safety components on a 5th Gen Camaro…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on September 5, 2012
The job of getting BlownZ’s power to the ground at the starting line lies on the suspension, and it all starts with the front suspension setting the events in motion to get the weight to the rear tires. Read along as we set up Project BlownZ’s front suspension for maximum effectiveness at the drag strip…
by Michael Harding on August 14, 2012
It’s one thing to go fast, but it takes more than horsepower to get around the corners. We install Ridetech’s suspension, Stainless Steel Brake system to make it handle as good as it looks. We also throw in a sticky set of Continental rubber on all four corners for a smooth ride and unparalleled adhesion.
by Andrew Wolf on July 17, 2012
In this feature tech piece we’re going to take a look at the in’s and out’s of the basic roll cage, from the materials they’re constructed of, to where you can have one installed, what it will cost you, and what NHRA regulations you need to know before you chop up your prized vehicle and start bending and welding.
by Blair Sonnen on May 31, 2012
While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 2, 2012
Is that new cold air intake going to help your tow vehicle get your race car to the track or will that new sway bar? In our book, our vehicles are not worth the risk. A safer and more stable haul wins out over the handful of potential horsepower. We explain why here.
Bret Voelkel, founder and president of RideTech, didn’t have to look far to find inspiration to improve the hard-riding suspensions his contemporaries had grown uncomfortably accustomed to.
Air Ride has become well known in hot rodding circles for not only building kick-ass suspension systems, but debuting some of the cleanest project cars of just about every make and model. As such, the team at Air Ride has been building a ’68 Camaro which will come close to topping just about every creation they have built so far.
by Andrew Wolf on June 30, 2010
Racers who want build a 2010 Camaro drag car or road racer will find the 2010 Camaro as a great platform. GM Performance Parts wants to help return the Camaro to racing glory and is offering 2010 Camaro body in white packages.
Drag racers have had a good problem for the past few years – horsepower, and lots of it. It seems in just a short few years, door slammers have become brutally fast to the point of surpassing the mandated chassis certifications. We contacted chassis builder and SFI committee member Bryan Metz about what exactly the 25.3 cert will entail.
by Andrew Wolf on June 30, 2010
Drag racers have long favored the straight axle as the best source of traction when the tree goes green. Imagine my surprise after asking Graham Behan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s chief engineer, what they did to the IRS on their ZR1 Vette project to achieve a 1.5-second 60-foot time… and the answer was “Nothing”.
Hey kiddies! It’s been a while since we’ve last heard a peep out of our Pro Street/g-Machine ’71 Nova nicknamed “Swinger,” we know. But be not dismayed! There’s all sorts of cool stuff coming down the line for our venerable classic conversion Bowtie.
by Mark Gearhart on June 16, 2010
n the last few years, more OEM’s have been making vehicles equipped with twenty-inch wheels as a standard option. If you have a hopped up daily driver that fits in this category, you have been forced to buy an extra pair of wheels so you can downsize to a smaller drag radial. That is, until Nitto released their 20” drag radials that we installed on our Trailblazer SS.
Be very careful of what you wish for! My little buddy Tom, the FNG, found it really funny to blog about my shoes. I took that to mean that he was an expert on shoes. Only makes sense to me.
by Bobby Kimbrough on June 15, 2010
Energy Suspension came through again and hooked us up with the perfect shop dawg gift. New high performance tires for our shop vehicle. We’ve been watching the project cars get upgraded with all these high performance tires from Mickey Thompson, Nitto and Cooper. Now the shop dawgs have some meats for our ride.
Not to be mistaken for any run-of-the-mill soccer mom’s grocery-getter, our 450-horsepower, LS2-powered “Project Blackout” is now packing some serious heat. You might remember from past features that our goal was to be able to propel this big beast down past the traps well within the 12′s.
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We have installed a complete BMR front suspension system on the F-body, but that’s a completely different article where we give you ALL of those details. This is just an update… so enjoy.