Gear Bangin’ – What is a Transmission?

While we talk about the latest in transmissions, there is a fundamental issue at hand: what does it do and what defines it as a manual and automatic? Hindsight and Definitions After publishing the article on the Dual Clutch Transmission, or DCT, I didn’t fully anticipate that there are people who don’t fully understand the […]

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Speed Shiftin’ – What is the Dual Clutch Transmission?

It’s replacing more and more traditional manual transmissions, but what exactly is the Dual Clutch Transmission in the new C8 Corvette and Shelby GT500? Dual Clutch Transmission The Dual Clutch Transmission, shortened to DCT, is the latest craze of auto manufacturers that don’t opt for the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and want to give owners […]

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Wheel Tech – Design, Features and Sizing

Curious about the design and features of your wheels? Confused by offset versus backspacing? This Carbage video gives you the details about your wheels! There is more to your wheel than it being the thing that your tires attach to. There are parts designed into each wheel that passenger cars and trucks all use in […]

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Dirt Track Saturday Night – USAC CRA at Perris Auto Speedway

I’ve watched them on TV when I was a kid and on YouTube where I could, but I’ve had a fascination with the Sprint Car. I was finally able to catch them live at Perris Auto Speedway with USAC CRA and now I know what I’ve been missing all this time. That’s probably a surprise […]

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DIAG: Fuel System Components and Diagnostics

When a fuel issue arises, the first things to get needlessly blamed are the fuel filter, pump, and injectors and usually in that order. As a mechanic, I knew that there was more to “power loss” from fuel systems than those three. The fuel system in your car has more components than that and each […]

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Catching a Brake: An Intro to Brakes

Brakes. When it comes to performance upgrades, they are often one of the most misunderstood or misinformed portions of the automotive world after aerodynamics. It’s also a universal upgrade from off road to track days to even drag racing. Once you get going, you need to stop somehow. This article will touch on some of […]

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