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  • Wider is better some of the time

  • Most of the time a wider tire will offer better performing and cornering but, not always. Without the correct supporting parts and hardware wider tires may not always produce the desired results. While at a driving school in Utah I was able to participate in an interesting exercise involving…

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  • Wider Proves to be Faster

  • So, now that we have tires and wheels installed, it’s time to find out how much quicker around our test track this combination is versus the O.E. tires and wheels. To simulate the total lap time of a typical national level autocross event, we combined 2 flying laps of our standard test course.…

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  • PIAA Xtreme White Plus Bulbs

  • …on Pinterest Email Page to a Friend See farther, wider and more vividly. Experience the difference as you watch PIAA navigate the roads first with standard halogen headlights and then with their Xtreme White Plus halogen lighting. Seeing truly is believing. Grip and Performance Start Here: Falken…

  • Upgrade to Aftermarket Wheels

  • …wheels have reduced weight vs. their O.E. counterparts. The initial advantage is in unsprung weight variance. Not only can this affect the overall gas mileage of the vehicle, but also allows the vehicle to respond better, especially on imperfect roads. Lighter wheels allow for less vibrations or…

  • Volvo Tires for my 2004 XC70

  • …and cornering traction is greatly improved. WS70 tires feature Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology and the internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide the desired high-speed durability and ride characteristics. To gain a better understanding of the…

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  • Suspension Tech Information - Shock Absorber & Suspension Tech 101

  • …then the car goes faster, is safer, and has better ride quality. Shock absorbers play a key role in a suspension's function and have a large impact on the car's overall handling and ride quality. Although called "shock absorbers," a better term is "dampers" as their job is to damp or control the car…

  • Spring showers

  • …speeds and when you are passing through deep water. Where the tread compound is most effective is when you are traveling at lower speeds or in shallow water. By choosing a directional tread design when using a wider tire size than original equipment, you will receive maximum resistance to…


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