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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]