Can An Improper Alignment Decrease Power? – Fact or Fiction

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Can An Improper Alignment Decrease Power? – Fact or Fiction
Improper Alignment Can Decrease Power - Fact or Fiction - Import Tuner Magazine
We all know how poor alignment can hasten tire wear and impede safety, but some would argue that it can even be robbing your car of power.

Weâ??re all guilty of it: With the numerous maintenance and legality issues that accompany owning a less-than-new car these daysâ??especially one thatâ??s constantly going under the wrench for upgradesâ??maintaining a proper alignment often falls to the wayside. We all know how poor alignment can hasten tire wear and impede safety, but some would argue that it can even be robbing your car of power.

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

The Miata Articles – Build Log

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The Miata Articles – Build Log
The Miata Articles - Build Log - Import Tuner Magazine
In stock form the Miata is slow, has a washy suspension and brakes to match. Fortunately, we have the aftermarket to fix that.

I never liked the Miata.

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Photo Gallery: The Miata Articles – Build Log – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Piston Anatomy – Tech Knowledge

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Piston Anatomy – Tech Knowledge
Piston Anatomy - Tech Knowledge - Import Tuner Magazine
Here are some tips on choosing the proper pistons for your engine.

If youâ??re like many of us, you donâ??t spend a lot of time thinking about the pistons in your engine. Most of the time you donâ??t need to, but there are times when burnt, scuffed, or cracked pistons need to be replaced or upgraded. If youâ??re rebuilding your engine, chances are youâ??re probably upgrading to a set of forged aluminum pistons. But which alloy should you go with? And should you buy into new technologies? Here are some tips on choosing the proper pistons for your engine.

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Toyota 2JZ Engine Swap – Question It

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Toyota 2JZ Engine Swap – Question It
Toyota 2JZ Engine Swap - Question It - Import Tuner Magazine
This month’s winning letter asks about a Toyota 2JZ engine swap and what’s involved.

As you read this, chances are the World Time Attack Finals just went down outside Sydney, Australia, where Eric Hsu hopefully tuned the Sierra Sierra EVO to Unlimited AWD victory. Some other Eric Hsu facts:

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Radiator Hose Inspection – Tricks of the Trade

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Radiator Hose Inspection – Tricks of the Trade
Radiator Hose Inspection - Tricks of the Trade - Import Tuner Magazine
If youâ??ve never inspected radiator hoses, we offer this simple guide.

With the summer days upon us, your engineâ??s cooling system should be inspected, flushed, and refilled with fresh coolant. One area of cooling systems that even do-it-yourself mechanics overlook is checking the radiator hoses. A quick visual inspection could uncover a weakened hose that could leave you stranded if remained unrepaired. If youâ??ve never inspected radiator hoses, we offer this simple guide.

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Broken Stud Extraction – Web Exclusive

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Broken Stud Extraction – Web Exclusive
Broken Stud Extraction - Import Tuner Magazine
When you’re working on a 15+ year old car, you should expect full well that some jobs aren’t going to go without a hitch.

Shop: Corner 3 Garage | Lake Forest, CA

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Gearbox Beatdown – Synchromesh vs. Dog Box

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Gearbox Beatdown – Synchromesh vs. Dog Box
Synchromesh vs. Dog Box - Gearbox Beatdown - Import Tuner Magazine
Before decoding synchromesh and dog gearboxes, it is critical to understand the beast.

Before decoding synchromesh and dog gearboxes, it is critical to understand the beast. Itâ??s all about engagement; how the gearsets are selected within the transmission is the difference between synchromesh and a dog box.

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back