In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
They say that knowledge is power. AEM’s Dyno-Shaft and AQ-1 data logger show us the way to putting down more power at the track, and maximizing our race day setup. We explain some of the many ways the Dyno-Shaft can be used as a horsepower measurement and a tuning tool.
You’ve no doubt heard of lithium ion batteries powering the latest green innovation from one auotmaker or another. These batteries though have a place in racing as well, offering lightweight and superior output when compared to their lead acid counterparts.
In this roundtable Q&A session, we’ll take a look at the current state of the traction control debate from the perspective of the racing series that both permit and allow it and the manufacturers that campaign heavily in favor of it.
Battery charging is a critical part of race day maintenance as well as vital to taking care of your race car between rounds. We take a look at the Moroso Power Charger, which offers a sturdy design, intelligent microprocessor control, and 12 or 16 volt battery charging.
We get our project Biting the Bullitt one step closer to the street and strip by finishing up the installation of our TCI Super Streetfighter 4L80E transmission, including wiring and programming the EZ-TCU, as well as adding a cooler, pan and fluid.
The SCT Livewire TS is a brand-new OBD-II programming and monitoring device from SCT Performance. We provide a full review of the options and features the unit provides.
Often overlooked and misunderstood, incorrectly selecting the wrong distributor gear could be the reason you have to rebuild your newly assembled engine. We dive into to the subject of how to select the proper distributor gear for your camshaft. Read more about it here.
If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.
There has been an electronic marvel that has been sitting on our desks for the last few weeks. Something we were sworn to secrecy on until today, when the SCT Livewire TS was officially released. Check out a few screen shots and all the details inside.
This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls as well as several industry firsts make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger stand out in a very crowded market.
The first mod many of us do to our cars is a cold air intake. We got with JLT and Brenspeed to install a JLT intake kit for a 2013 along with a custom tune from Brenspeed using SCT’s new iTSX. We then strapped the ’13 on our Dynojet and took it to Irwindale for some eighth mile track testing.
With the addition of two AEM Electronics 4-channel Wideband UEGO controllers to our BlownZ Camaro, the way in which we can monitor how that air and fuel is being turned into horsepower is taken to an entirely new level. Read on to learn more about this unique tuning tool.
Whether you are looking for more horsepower or just better fuel economy, stock daily driver or full blown track warrior, you might not realize how much you can benefit from upgrading your Mustang’s Coil On Plug ignition system. We review the key players in the market and then test a set on our supercharged 2011 GT
AEM Electronics sent us one of their Failsafe Wideband and Boost gauges.This gauge incorporates both boost and wideband UEGO readings into one tidy package that still fits in a 2 1/16” gauge housing. It also has a data logging functions as well as several other features, and we installed one.
With plans to make almost 1,300 RWHP, we wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered with the fuel system in Project BlownZ. So, we took BlownZ’s fuel injectors to RC Engineering, in Torrance, California for a good cleaning and flow test, and found out exactly what goes on during the process.
So after weighing the options, talking to your buddies, and calling a few shops, you have finally decided to settle on an SCT Flash tuner. But the next big question arises; What the heck should I pick? Don’t blow your brains out with confusion just yet, we have a quick and dirty guide that will help you.
The old saying goes, “Knowledge is Power” – and with Auto Meter’s Multi-Function Dash Logger, you’ll have all the knowledge to get more power from your race car. In this Tech Review we check out Auto Meter’s new MFDL data logger dash.