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  • Summit Small-Block Power Steering Bracket – Mount Up

    Whether you’re doing an engine swap or just plain need to clean up the engine bay, there’s nothing like a classy mounting system to make an ordinary accessory stand out. Take our ’72 Project Nova, for instance; it was in desperate need of a newer, more modern mounting solution for the power steering pump and […]

  • Color Sanding Process – Color Sanding To Perfection

    Rubbing sandpaper on high-dollar paint seems as logical as dropping a dumbbell on your foot right after it’s been removed from a cast. Intentionally ruining what took months, or years, of agony and suffering to accomplish is just pure madness. As much as it may defy logic, scuffing up fresh paint during the color sanding […]

  • Meguiars Two-Stage Compounds – To Perfection

    It was back to the school of higher learning at Meguiars’ Headquarters-literally. We spent the day in the classroom and listened with open ears to get the real gist of paint theory and practices with marketing director Mike Pennington playing teacher and leading the way. Pennington drilled us in the process of wet sanding and […]

  • The Hybrid Camaro – Technical Article

    Take one ’02 LS1-powered Camaro and one ’69 Camaro complete outer sheetmetal kit from Goodmark Industries, assemble them carefully together, and what do you have? A hybrid supercar with total fourth-gen performance underneath and ’69 Camaro looks up top. This cool idea started when the folks at Retro Rides in Spanish Fork, Utah, were bench […]

  • Nitto NT05 Tires

    When it comes to purchasing a set of tires, the offerings can seem limitless-and a bit confusing to those with little knowledge about them. You can certainly read up on them online (at chevyhiperformance.com, for instance), but it really comes down to one simple question: What are your intentions? You need to figure out if […]

  • 1997 Chevy Silverado Audio Upgrades – Truck Tunes

    Getting ready for a major road trip can be a motivator for installing an awesome sound system to help make the miles fly by. The crew from Eightball Rods and Choppers and I will be making a trip to this year’s Bonneville Speed Week, just outside of Wendover, Utah. The trip will cover 1,350 miles […]

  • 1973 Chevy C10 Buildup

    The Essentials After getting the stance nailed and the truck handling properly, it was time to turn our attention to the cosmetics and creature comforts of the ’73 Chevy C10. Part of the reason Mike originally bought this truck was because it was cheap, which meant that it was trashed. That’s to be expected when […]

  • Tuning An LS2 Engine – Cubic Twist

    The great thing about big-block Chevy engines is they offer gobs of luscious torque-producing displacement. The downside is that they are big and heavy, which has resulted in a trade-off between weight and displacement. These days, however, there are ways to have your proverbial cake and eat it, too. The problem with going bigger, especially […]

  • Wilwood C5 Big Brake Kit – Brake Check! Installing Wilwood’s C5 Big Brake Kit

    Most people associate performance with horsepower and torque, but it’s hard to stop a fast car once you overcome the vehicle’s factory braking system. While some Chevys, like the Z06 Corvette, come equipped with excellent brakes from the factory, experienced drivers and those who like to test their speed and handling abilities often find that […]

  • Nitto NT05 Tires – Gets An A For Performance

    When it comes to purchasing a set of tires, the offerings can seem limitless-and a bit confusing to those with little knowledge about them. You can certainly read up on them online (at chevyhiperformance.com, for instance), but it really comes down to one simple question: What are your intentions? You need to figure out if […]