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Eibach Suspension Tips

Eibach Suspension Tips When changing out your suspension, note the routing and mounting positions of all wires, cables and brake lines. Reinstalling the lines differently from the factory position can result in damage or brake failure.Measure your vehicle's ride height before installing Eibach Springs. This will ensure you know the amount of lowering after installation. On a level surface, measure from the upper wheel rim to the highest point of the fender well, before installation and... (more)

Last Edited Jan 10th, 2011 07:58 pm

How to Degree Your Lunati Camshaft

The following is the method of degreeing a cam that Lunati Cams recommends. The first step in degreeing a cam is to obtain a few items that should be a prt of every serious engine builder's tool chest.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 02:41 pm

Determining Piston Compression Height

With this formula, you can determine the compression height of your pistons. a = Block Length (centerline of crankshaft to deck surface) b = Stroke of Engine c = Rod Length d = Deck Clearance Formula: a - (b / 2 + c) - d Example: 9.025 - (3.50 / 2 + 6.00) - .025 = 1.250... (more)

Last Edited Nov 22nd, 2007 08:26 am

Zex Installation Instructions for GM LSX Nitrous System 82235

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82235 GM LSX Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 02:18 pm

Most Frequently Asked Questions about VHT

What are application instructions for VHT Brake Drum, Caliper & Rotor Paint? Surface Preparation: For maximum adhesion start with a clean, dry, grease free surface. Spray VHT SP-11 Brake Cleaner and Degreaser liberally over the area to be painted. Scuff any rusted or glossy surface with a Steel Wool or a 3M Scotch Brite pad™. Wipe stubborn areas with a dry clean cloth, spray again with cleaner and let dry. Mask Area and Wipe Surface Clean: To protect from over spray, mask and cover... (more)

Last Edited Nov 5th, 2007 11:53 pm

Lakewood Bellhousing Alignment Procedure

Due to manufacturers' machining tolerances of engine blocks in relationship to dowel pin location, it is quite possible for the crankshaft centerline and bellhousing bore to be misaligned. With the transmission installed in a misaligned condition, several problems can occur, such as pilot bearing and main shaft bearing wear, difficulty in shifting, and in extreme cases breakage of transmission gears and cases. While most housings will fall within the allowable limits, it is good insurance to... (more)

Last Edited Nov 5th, 2007 11:46 pm

MSD Ignition General Installation Tips

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Last Edited Nov 8th, 2007 08:13 pm

Zex Installation Instructions for Small Block Direct Port Nitrous System 82062

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82062 Small Block Direct Port Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 01:44 pm