I only subscribe to one magazine, and it’s an online subscription to Racecar Engineering. They have a montly section called “Aerobytes” which usually looks at a Formula 1 car, or a Prototype, or home brew hill climb car. I…
Somehow, we’re all gear heads. We all know what does what, and what makes a car fast… right? The fact is that despite all the theory we can read in books, or find in the FAQ on drifting.com, half the time we don’t even know our cars well enough to properly diagnose the problem. Not only that, the other half of the time theory proves itself to be just that, and then, if you are like me, you will begin to question the very nature of science and resort to various voodoo’s and nonsensical rituals.
My point is that, I have tried and failed many times. Name a book on suspension theory and vehicle dynamics and I’ve probably read it. (I’ve never been much of a drivetrain guy.) I have a degree in mathematics, and I’ve spent many hours trying to figure out what does what, and how. I think about this stuff a lot, and as a result I feel like I have made HUGE advances since I first bolted on springs and shocks and set my car to specs I found on club4ag. Not that this means you should wait on my every word. I made this section just because, such things have been a big part of my car life. I’m not intending for you to agree with me, and I haven’t created this as a reference for anyone.
The writings below are often based on, or a follow up of writings on my previous webpage. If you are so keen, check them out.
- Not Just A Big Hammer
- Viscous Clarification - When Reactive is Better Than Proactive??
- More Scrub Radius Solutions
- Crediblity Check
- Talking To Talk
- HKS EVC 6 Manual
- Counting Teeth - T50 Tech
- Barrel of Speed
- 20V Swap Wiring Reference
- Maximum Boost
- The Number 2 Reason Why My Car Is Going To Blow Up
- It's Her Fault - Echo FSM
- Turbo Sizes
- Low Power Winning 3 - with Low Funds 2
- Work Boots or Sneakers
- Mumford Linkage For Lateral Axle Placement
- Tire Works
- Mukashii AE86 Tune
- A Real Scrub Radius Solution
- Anti-Weight Savings - Shift Knobs
- Impractical Theory - AE86 Scrub Radius Calculator
- Heavy Reading - Race Car Vehicle Dynamics
- Lower Power Winning 2 - Gear Ratios
- Low Power Winning - Gear Ratios
- Education - Four Stroke Performance Tuning
- NRCA or RCA?
Without really knowing very much about them I admit, I’ve always looked at Koenigsegg as a low tech, “big engine in a simple chassis” manufacturer. That might not be entirely wrong, but this video certainly changes my view of them.…
Viscous LSD’s have a pretty bad rep among anyone who does real performance driving, but Subaru guys who always have viscous centers and often rears are quick to point out that viscous LSD technology has evolved drastically in recent years…
JDM-Option has THIS VINTAGE ARTICLE on their website. Ueo is still the boss IMO, and this is my favorite AE86 of all time. It’s simple, narrow and functionally pretty easy to duplicate. That makes it pretty boring by…
I hate to hate, especially when someone is trying to do something good. This NRCA/RCA thing has been going on way too long, and as someone who sits on the low side of the fence I often get annoyed. You…