PowerflexUSA: Audi/VW Suspension

Powerflex is known for their extensive experience in automotive suspension and chassis systems, and they’ve combined these skills with advanced polyurethane manufacturing techniques to bring some of the best aftermarket solutions to the automotive industry. [Read more…]

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Sunday Funday – In the Snow?

I was lucky enough to go to a testing day at Heartland Park a couple of weeks ago, and it was great!  Temperatures started in the mid-teens and rose to a balmy 20 degrees as the day went on.

I happened to have just installed brand-new high-performance all-season tires that I was anxious to test, as I’ve always been a summer tire fan – especially because most all-seasons have seemed useless from my experience in the past. [Read more…]

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport: Review

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We’re in the middle of some rather exciting times in the automotive world.  Car manufacturers are having an all-out horsepower war that’s almost frightening—if you have to occasionally ride right seat at subsonic speeds anyway.  Tire manufactures haven’t hesitated to wage war against one another either. [Read more…]

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HJC Si-12: Lightweight Brain Bucket

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As the saying goes, “How much is your head worth?” Don’t skimp on the safety equipment.

More often than not, expiration dates on safety gear can be a real pain. Sometimes, however, they can be a blessing in disguise. [Read more…]

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Curves: Soulful Driving

Dream RoadsWhile there’s no hiding the fact that I love cars, it’s not always just the mechanical, technological, aural or aesthetic aspects I love most.  In fact, depending on the car, any one of those aspects falls a distant second to the one thing I love most about cars… Driving them. [Read more…]

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Maxxis RC-1: Fast Track On a Budget

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The new Maxxis RC-1 race & track day tire.

Thanks to friends at SCTS Racing in SoCal, I was able to test a shockingly good tire recently.  It was a set of the new-to-the-track-scene Maxxis Victra RC-1 tires.

If the pricing information that we’ve heard is correct, the Maxxis RC-1 should quickly become the track day tire of choice once officially released.  They’ll likely become the race tire of choice, too, for those who are looking for a great combination of grip, predictability, longevity and budget-friendly pricing. [Read more…]

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Carbon Fiber Seats for Your Man Cave

While it may not look like the most comfortable office chair in the world, if I ever put a nice table in the man cave, it’s absolutely going to be surrounded with a few of these carbon fiber seats from GruppeM. [Read more…]

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