Iron Duke Engine Guide

Iron Duke Engine Guide

Among 1970s Pontiac motors, the Iron Duke engine (also known as the Pontiac 151 four) has an interesting reputation. While it was considered incredibly durable and went on to power over 30 different GM vehicles, its specs were a little underwhelming. In 1982, Chevrolet decided to put it in their base Camaro, a move that…

Wheel Construction

Wheel Construction

Alloy Wheel Construction Alloy metals provide superior strength and dramatic weight reductions over ferrous metals such as steel, and as such, they represent the ideal material from which to create a high-performance wheel. In fact, today it is hard to imagine a world-class racing car or high-performance road vehicle that doesn’t utilize the benefits of…

Tire Types
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Tire Types

A tire is a tubular corded carcass covered with rubber or synthetic rubber. Tires are mounted on a wheel and inflated to provide traction for moving a vehicle and for assisting the brakes in stopping it. Today`s tires, when properly inflated, will absorb bumps on a road’s surface and give a safe, comfortable ride. Theyy…

Weight

Weight

In addition to vehicle power, the overall weight of the vehicle and how it is distributed are very important to overall acceleration. In general terms, a weight reduction of 100 pounds will lower the ET by .1 second. Furthermore, the more weight that rests over the drive wheels, the better the traction and thus the…

Transmission

Transmission

From the back of the engine to where the rubber meets the road, the drivetrain encompasses one of the most complicated systems of your car. The drive train serves two functions: it transmits power from the engine to the drive wheels, and it varies the amount of torque. “Power” is the rate or speed at…