Daniel Bernoulli was a mathematician and physicist who specialized in fluid mechanics... the study of the effects of forces and energy on liquids and gasses. Why should this matter to you? Because air is a gas and exhaust is a gas and the mechanical principles on how gasses impact how your car performs is directly related to these two gasses. This article discusses the impact of aerodynamic principles on your car and your exhaust system.
Okay... so you broke/bent an endlink and you have to detach your swaybar to keep things from thunking around. You drive around for a bit and you don't notice any difference... what's going on? Did Hyundai just install a part on your car that you don't need? What does a swaybar do, anyway... and do you really need one?
If you read some propaganda out there, ethanol is the ultimate fuel. It's made from a renewable source, it's good for the environment, and it's cheaper to put into your tank. But what is the truth about ethanol? Is it really better for the environment than gasoline? Is it really cheaper to use? Why do street racers use E85 as their fuel of choice for making big power? This article answers these questions and more...
Spraying water into your engine may seem a bit counterintuitive, but there’s actually a good rationale for doing it and you can benefit from it in certain circumstances. This article examines the reasons for injecting water/methanol into your engine, the benefits, and some of the downsides.
How many times have we seen this question asked? The resounding answer to that question is “NO”, but have you ever stopped to wonder why the answer is no? What is octane and why can I tune for higher power levels because of it? What will happen if I use a lower octane fuel than […]
A horsepower (HP) is a unit of power that was created to compare the power output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. Yes... that's right, steam engines and horses. It is derived by taking the torque produced by an engine, multiplying it by the RPM and dividing that by 5252. In theory, this number could produce a number that could be used to cross compare different engines on a level playing field.
Are you wondering whether a 2.0T or a 3.8 engine is best for you? What are the differences? Which engine can be modified easier to make more power? Which engine makes more power? These questions and more are answered for you in this article...
So… You may be thinking to yourself that tires don’t matter as long as they have tread. You don’t want to spend a ton of money on something that is just going to wear out anyway and dropping over $1K on a set of tires just doesn’t make any sense. Or does it? What you […]