Episode #14: Suspension
VelocityTech Episode #14 In this episode we talk Suspension! We take an in depth look at your cars suspension. Springs, coil overs, camber, toe, caster and much more! Horsepower is great but without a good suspension all that power is wasted if not transferred to the road. Defining the purpose of your build is paramount in deciding what type of suspension you need for your car. It is the single biggest modification one can make to assure that their car optimizes its potential.
20 Apr 2009
Episode #13: Brakes
VelocityTech Episode #13 In this episode we talk Brakes! We take an in depth look at braking. Slotted vs drilled rotors, big brake kits, pad compounds, braided brake lines, 2 piston vs 4 piston vs 6 or 8 piston calipers and much more! Once you have your cars horsepower dialed in and the correct suspension to transfer that power to the ground, you must assure that the car will stop adequately. Brakes produce an enormous amount of heat and selecting the correct upgrades will not only improve your cars performance but more importantly increase safety.
12 Apr 2009
Episode #12: Turbos!
VelocityTech Episode #12 In this episode we talk Turbos! We take an in depth look at the turbocharger. We’ll take a look at the origins of the turbo and explore how turbos really work. Is a bigger turbo always better? You may be surprised at the answer! This is a must listen to episode for anyone considering a turbo upgrade or just looking to better understand how turbos work.
7 Apr 2009
Episode #11: Mitsubishi Evolution
VelocityTech Episode #11 In this episode we talk Evo! We take an in depth look at the Mitsubishi Evolution. The pros and cons, how to tune them and what to watch out for! Our racecar is an Evo IX, naturally there is a some bias there, after all we have won the NASA National Championship with that car. These are terrific cars a real performer at the track on the weekend and a grocery getter during the week. There are however a lot of things you need to know about the car. A must listen to episode for all Evo enthusiasts.
31 Mar 2009
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Episode #10: Wheels
VelocityTech Episode #10 In this episode we discuss wheels! We take an in depth look at wheels and go over offset, benefits of forged wheels, 3 piece wheels, materials, bolt patterns and more! Everything located outside the suspension is considered un-sprung weight, this includes the wheels. The correct selection of wheels is extremely important as there is a huge variety across the board. Once again a clear defined goal of the build would be immensely helpful in selection process.
23 Mar 2009
Episode #9: Car Setup
VelocityTech Episode #9 In this episode we discuss how to setup your car for the track! From basic things you can do when you first start off at the track to what you should upgrade as you progress through the ranks! In racing planning is everything, you must know what you need to prepare your car, and yourself for the weekend outing. A successful racer is equipped with check lists assuring that everything is prepared and ready to go. There is nothing more stressful than being at the track and not having the right tools or equipment to repair a racecar.
16 Mar 2009
VelocityTech Episode #8 In this episode we discuss autocross! We go in depth on what autocross is, how to get started in autocross, how to prep for autocross events and much more! For you car enthusiasts it’s a great way to compete and see what your car and you can do against similar completion. Autocross is a great and inexpensive way to get your adrenaline running and run your car in a safe and controlled environment. You can join your local club and have fun on the weekends and if you would like compete nationally for money and prizes. There are several clubs in most areas that put on autocross events.
9 Mar 2009
Episode #7: Audi/VW 2.0T
VelocityTech Episode #7 In this episode we discuss the Audi/VW 2.0T engine! The pros and cons of the 2.0T engine, how to tune them and what to watch out for! VW’s and Audis have come on strong in the performance car market, this is partly due to the success of their 2 liter power plants. A must listen to episode for all 2.0T enthusiasts.
2 Mar 2009
Episode #6: Subaru’s
VelocityTech Episode #6 In this episode we talk Subaru! We take an in depth look at Subaru’s. The pros and cons of the boxer engine, how to tune them and what to watch out for! This is the car that started all, Subaru was the first to bring their FIA WRC based model to the United States. A must listen to episode for all Subaru enthusiasts.
22 Feb 2009
Episode #5: Tires
VelocityTech Episode #5 In this episode we talk tires! We take a more in depth look at tires with a veteran tire technician. From what the sizing numbers really mean to nitrogen filled tires. The contact patch is the only link between your car and the road. There is an overwhelming selection of tires from all manufacturers. Any and all modifications performed on your car could be rendered useless without the right type of tires. We cover a variety of issues in an effort to provide as much information as possible to make your tire selection as comfortable as possible.
15 Feb 2009