Wheels & Tires 101


Tires – they are the most important part of your car. Not only are they responsible for keeping you stuck to the asphalt, they are the last piece of your power puzzle – the better they are, the quicker and more responsive to your throttle.

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Nitto Motivo Tire


Although it is located in a rather remote part of North America where direct flights from places like PASMAG’s hometown of Toronto are non-existent, a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah is well worth the extra effort. Not only is it surrounded by some of [ … ]

BFGoodrich G-Force Rival Competition Street Tire


Tire tests are always fun. You get to push performance cars to the limit on a track, slide around a skipad, race tight slalom courses and burn through some rubber without putting a dent in your wallet.

The G-Force Rival is the newest performance tir [ … ]

Tested: Toyo Proxes RA1


It seems the RA1 has been around since before time began. Ask an "old timer" (well, relatively) and they'll tell you that the RA1 was the holy grail of DOT competition tires. A decade ago, a walk through the hot pits of any track event would net you [ … ]

Meguiar's DA Power System

There is nothing like a car in showroom condition. The sparkle and reflection of a freshly cleaned car is enough to draw anyone’s attention. And while it’s nice to admire, when it comes time to put the work in, often we don’t have the time or patie [ … ]

Project S2000 - Making a More Responsive Drivetrain

The AP2 generation of S2000s were made a bit cushier and street friendly compared to the AP1s for the general American consumer.  A larger displacement engine along with shorter gearing were specified to give more torque at the wheels which Am [ … ]

Wirez Seat Heaters

 

It’s the middle of winter and for many readers of PAS, we wake each morning to see our cars blanketed with snow. Since we still have places to go and people to see, it’s time to explore some options to make our trips more comfortable. We all [ … ]

Spec Clutch: Prototyping the BRZ

 

Over the past 8 months, SPEC Clutch has prototyped over 30 new products in-house at its facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Most of the prototyping sessions involved cars that had already been modified and came with set goals in mind. Invariably [ … ]

 Engine Downsizing and Turbos: More MPG and More Power?!

In an extremely rare instance, government regulations have actually made two seemingly conflicting goals both better. "To have one's cake and eat it too" as they would say. With rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, regulatory bodies across [ … ]

EXEDY 4-Pad Cerametalic High Performance Clutch

 

Have you ever stopped to think about what an amazing feat of engineering your car’s clutch is? A car’s clutch is the link between engine speed and wheel speed. To put it simply, your car’s clutch is the most important part of the car when it [ … ]

Enkei Tuning Series TSP-5 Wheel

CONSTRUCTION: MAT castSIZE (in.): 17, 18WIDTH (in.): 8-9.5BOLT PATTERN: 5x100, 5x112, 5x114.3FINISH: Silver, Matte Black, Gold www.enkei.com…
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Clutch Masters: FX400 Clutch Install

Everyone reading PAS wants to go fast. It’s human nature to want to chase one goal and not really consider other factors that need to be looked after in order to keep everything in check.…
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AEM Performance Electronics 340LPH E85 High Flow Fuel Pumps

AEM’s 340lph E85-Compatible High Flow In-Tank Fuel Pumps feature robust internal construction that is designed to withstand the low lubricity characteristics of ethanol and methanol fuels. They are tested to work with ethanol fuels up…
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