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NEO's Beginners guide to Vehicle Dynamics

投稿者 : Wei Chih Lin on

NEO's Beginners guide to Vehicle Dynamics

Ever wonder why some drivers at the tracks can take a car with less power and still smoke everyone else’s lap time?  Driving ability aside, there’s a technical explanation to why a car like that can achieve such feats. The car is most likely getting more out of its chassis put to use than its competitors. Most experienced drivers understand where to look to pull out that hidden potential. While every car behaves differently, learning to discern how and why brings you closer to both correctly setting up a car, and controlling it like an expert. That ability is directly linked...

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All About Chassis Tuning

投稿者 : Wei Chih Lin on

All About Chassis Tuning

So we have all done it.  We went out and bought a whole bunch of parts for the race car.  Camber kits, coilovers, toe adjuster, strut bars are just some of the things to list.  But after installing them on the car, what's next? It doesn't make the car any better unless it is fully dialed in.  Where to start? How to start?  Here is a simple guide for everyone to use when fine-tuning your suspension setup.  We have broken down different parts to chassis tuning and hopefully, these can help enthusiasts when the car just needs to be dialed...

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Fixed Brake Caliper Service

投稿者 : Martin Gouda on

Fixed Brake Caliper Service

So… you got that big brake kit you have always wanted and been constantly abuse on them. You feel the brake is not a strong as before and noise and dragging becomes apparent, maybe it is time to service your brakes? Caliper Diagnosis As disc brake starting to show signs of a brake pull or noise, it is time to perform a routine caliper maintenance. One of the most common brake caliper issue is the caliper piston fails to retract. In order for the wheels to rotate freely, a tiny air gap must exist between the rotor and brake pad....

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What Keeps The Wheel On?

投稿者 : Wei Chih Lin on

What Keeps The Wheel On?

We hear this all the time, a friend installed a set of wheel spacer and while cruising on the highway, the wheel let go.  Terrible thing!  We all blame it on the wheel spacer but is it really the wheel spacer? Let’s take a moment to talk about what keeps the wheel on. The wheel studs on a car acts as a clamping force that holds the wheel to the hub.  When we go to tighten the lug nuts, the wheel studs act like a spring providing elastic force to hold the wheel on properly. The specific torque spec for...

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700-HP Braking Power !!

投稿者 : Martin Gouda on

700-HP Braking Power !!

What kind of braking does it require to set new Street FWD record at SLB 2015? Here are a few facts for you. Track: Buttonwillow CW13, California. Laptime: 1:52.122 Tire: Bridgestone RE71R Front Brake: NEO Motorsport F401 4-Pot Caliper, 330mm 2-piece Rotor w/ Hawk DTC-70 Hardest Braking: From 220km/h to 95km/h in 3.6 seconds Average Deceleration: ~0.97G Energy: Over 1.5 MegaJoules of kinetic energy converted to heat Actual Braking Force: 11,000+ Newton Braking Power: ~700 Horsepower

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