Do I need colder spark plugs? Will colder spark plugs give me more power? These are common questions and they unfortunately get answered incorrectly most of the time or incite a flame war. Spark plugs in general are always a controversial topic – copper vs iridium, hotter vs colder, single or multiple electrodes, brand vs brand […]
There are fewer questions other than perhaps, "what oil should I use?" that have been asked more times in more venues than, "Will these wheels fit?" I have often wondered if Thor, "the self-proclaimed inventor of the wheel" was constantly bugged by new wheel owners about wheel fitment. In this article, I will attempt to break down the wheel specifications that will fit on a Genesis Coupe, the terminology, and hopefully, shed some light on the great mystery that is wheels.
The problem that most young owners face is not understanding that modifying a car has an impact upon driveability. What is driveability you ask? Driveability is the degree of smoothness and steadiness of acceleration of an automotive vehicle. In other words, the ability to move within traffic with a level of control that would not end […]
If you’re not familiar with what a tune or tuning is, then check out the article explaining tunes, What Does a Tune Do?. Be aware that I’m just covering the most common ways to get tuned. If I’ve missed any, please let me know in the comments. So you’re ready to get a tune. What do […]
So you’re ready to get a tune. What do you get? Canned or custom? What are the differences? Which is better? There are so many questions! But the answer to each is, “it depends on your goals, budget and platform options.” Canned Tunes A canned tune is a pre-made tune that will provide an overall benefit. […]
So, you want more performance from your car and everyone is telling you to get a tune, but you’re not sure what that means. Tunes are essentially a reconfiguration of your car’s software with the end result being increased horsepower and torque. However, tuning is important for reasons beyond maximizing power. Big brother? It’s important […]
Ask anyone who has been driving for 20+ years if they think they are a good driver and most likely their answer will be, “Yes!”. Commuting in traffic to work every day doesn’t necessarily make you a good driver though. When you’re first learning how to drive, time behind the wheel certainly translates to experience, […]
How many times have you seen this question asked and wondered what the true relevance was? It would seem that the first and only goal of a new car enthusiast is making the car go faster, and to that end, Horsepower numbers rule them all... but is that really the case? In this article, we put horsepower in context with other performance measures and discuss outcomes and goals.
Engine tuning is probably the most confusing topic that most car enthusiasts will encounter. What does a tune do for you? When do you need a tune? What supporting modifications do you need for your tune? How much difference does a tune make? This article attempts to answer some of those questions for you.
Oil catch cans, or simply catch cans. You hear about them all the time but not really sure if you need one or what they even do. Let me start by stating that I recommend if you want to aggressively drive your car that you get a catch can as your very first mod. Why? […]