One of the biggest questions I get is how does a turbo work? It’s quite simple really, but it’s even more so when put into nifty video form. So we have a video on how a turbo works.
So hit the jump for the video!
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Tech Tuesday is here again and today we discuss air fuel ratio gauges. Specifically narrowband and wideband gauges and which is best fit for your application. The question itself is a bit of a loaded question but let’s examine what each is, what they do, and why you need one, or more specifically one over the other.
NARROW BAND AFR GAUGE
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Brakes are just as important as horsepower. Sadly sometimes they are over looked when it comes to builds, however if you can not stop all those raging horses under your hood bad things are bound to happen.
We have talked brakes before here on IG but probably much so then your average Joe the guys at Caterham F1 really have to worry about braking. So they have put together a rather lengthy video explaining how they select brakes, components, cooling ducts, etc. It’s pretty cool and informative and I think you guys will like it alot so hit the jump and check it out.
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Tech Tuesday has become quite popular here on Infinite-Garage so we’ll keep hammering away at it. Today we rejoin Caterham F1 with a topic on torsion bars. The great thing about this is that it isn’t specific to F1 cars and in fact is quite useful knowledge in all forms of racing.
So what is a torsion bar? Simply it’s a bar that is permanently mounted to the frame or other non movable part of the chassis. That bar has a key mounted to the other end of the bar which is mounted to the suspension. As the suspension travels the bar is twisted. (torsion)
Torsion bars are useful in that ride height is easily adjusted, but the disadvantage is the lack of a progressive spring rate. Of course different bars and be swapped in with different rates.
If you want to check out how Caterham F1 does it, hit the jump for the video.
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Times are hard. Moneys tight. Today I’m going to show you how to operate your car for maximum gas mileage. You can own the most fuel efficient car on the planet, but if you’re not up to the task of drivng it well, you won’t be gaining anything. Like the Prius that just flew past you at 85.
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