Uprating the handling

A look at brake mods, suspension mods and handling modifications

How to improve cornering speeds and uprate braking through suspension modifications, lowering and weight reduction.

We also examine the brake upgrade options and which are the best and most effective brake upgrade kits.

Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres

With the poor winter driving conditions hitting the UK in 2010 many drivers are looking at winter tyres. Other countries are prepared for the snow and poor weather and are used to the concept of winter tyres.

So what are winter tyres, what do they do and are they a good idea?

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Fitting Strut Braces and how to install a strut brace

Fitting a strut brace and performance benefits "Strut your funky stuff" Think of a car like a shoebox with no […]

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A look at high performance wheels

One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.

We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.

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What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

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