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Speed Secrets: What Makes Nitrous So Amazing?

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Nitrous has a high level of versatility, and is just generally pretty awesome. In this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with the guys over at ZEX to demonstrate just why and how this gas is so useful for engine builders and racers.  The first key characteristic about nitrous on the awesome scale is how much bang you get ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: 6.0 Truck Motor: LS3 Cam vs. Comp Cam!

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There’s swapping the cam, then there’s a cam swap – but what’s the difference? In one instance, you are likely talking about swapping from one cam to another, but when you talk about a cam swap, what you’re usually talking about is making a serious upgrade to an aftermarket cam that puts your engine is a better position to make ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Richard’s Favorite Big Block Chevy Cams!

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It’s time to talk about Big Block Chevy cams on this episode of Speed Secrets – but not just any BBC cam, Richard Holdener talks about his personal favorite BBC camshaft. So what is  Richard’s go-to camshaft, why does he like it, and what are the real applications? Let’s dig in and talk about some cams! Everyone has their preferred ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Cathedral vs Rectangular Port Cam For Your 408 Stroker Engine Cam Swap

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What happens when you upgrade from a factory camshaft to an aftermarket cam when you do the swap on a 408 stroker engine? Digging even deeper, what happens when you upgrade to an LS3 rectangular port style camshaft, on a stroker that’s equipped with cathedral-port cylinder heads? Let’s find out if this combination will work! When you look at the ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Boosted 5.3 Upgrades = BIG POWER!

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The 5.3-liter GM Gen III engine came from humble beginnings as an easy to find engine at any given junkyard (due to its widespread use in GM trucks) as an alternative to an LS1, and now it’s becoming an engine prefer instead of the LSs, especially when it comes to boost. These engines seem to love to be force fed! ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Unleashing That Coyote Kenne Bell Magic!

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The Coyote engine is one of the most potent modern engines available on the market. Even though the displacement is ‘only’ a 5.0-liter engine, it hits very hard against its Camaro and Dodge competition. Not to mention, the technology and design allows for amazing performance potential when it comes to modifications. When Mustang owners are looking for a major bump ... Read More »

COMP Cams Parts Help to Update Mopar Slant-Six

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The 225 cubic-inch Dodge slant-six engine is rearguard by the automotive enthusiast community as a virtually indestructible engine. This popular colt engine is used in many builds, but rarely gets the recognition it deserves in terms of spotlight builds, shows, and magazines – but PowerNation recently decided to change that by updating the bulletproof engine with the help of select ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: 6R80 TCI Billet Converter Upgrade!

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Making more power with a camshaft and head swap or by adding boost is incredible but what if you’ve found a power level you’re comfortable with but still want to improve your vehicles acceleration or driving habits? Sometimes improving a vehicles performance doesn’t require more power. Sometimes a good transmission is just what a vehicle needs. For example, in the ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Everything You Need To Know About Fuel Injectors

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When building an engine, everyone knows that the right head and cam combinations and/or boost can equal big power. With so much focus on the big things, it is easy to over look the basics. The root concepts that make up an internal combustion engine, like air, spark, and fuel. Although, everyone wants to make big power, no-one wants an ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Understanding Timing For Your Best Tune

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So you’ve done your research and picked out the perfect parts for your application, put it all together, and now all you’ve gotta do is find a way to control the beast. That’s where FAST comes in with their impressive XFI management system. No matter the engine or combination, when it comes to tuning there are really two major elements ... Read More »