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2015, 2016, 2017, carbon fiber, Clinched, ecoboost, GT, mustang, over fenders, SEMA, V8, wide body, wide body mustang -

Holy crap...  That's all we can say! Posted early this morning, Clinched shared this collection of images of their new 15-17 Mustang wide body kit as part of the #RoadtoSEMA movement. Typically, a wide body kit can be way overdone, but this kit is tasteful and follows the natural lines of the 15-17 cars very well.  Hats off to them for a killer design! Enough talking, MOAR PICTURES.... Go check these guys out on Facebook: Website: Instagram:

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CCW, custom wheels, dunlop, goodyear, how to size your wheels and tires, HRE, IForged, mickey thompson, tire sizing, tires, Toyo, wheels and tires -

So there's a lot of wheel and tire choices... Diameters 13", 14", 15", 16", 16.5", 17", 18", 19"....  so on and so forth... Widths from bicycle tires to 395 and even larger... Sidewall profiles 30, 35, 40, 45.... so on and so forth..  What does that number even mean? Let's first discuss a general "goal" for replacing the wheels and tires on your ride. Are you setting your car up for a motor sports application? If so, what type of motor sports? If not, what sort of driving will you be doing?   Do you have a ride quality expectation? All...

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custom driveshaft, driveshaft, engine swap, pinion, pinion angle, rear end, t-5, t-56, transmission, transmission swap, tremec, u-joint, universal joints, vibration -

Today's voodoo/black magic topic is pinion angle.  In my experience, some guys just "get it".  The rest of us, have no idea the positive and negative affects pinion angle has on your drive line until it strikes and we have to blindly chase a vibration, rub or bind in the drive train. For those that are tinkering with lightly modified street cars, you'll find that with OEM type suspension components, engine mounts and transmission mounts that your pinion angle isn't affected enough to create problems unless something is broken.  Even upgraded components that match OEM sizes and geometry maintain the...

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2005 Mustang, Mustang, NMCA, NMRA, NMRA Renegade, procharger, pushrod, S197, Ultimate Street, Ultra Street, Valerie Clements, Valerie Clements Racing, VCR, vortech -

There's a few things we confessedly and unabashedly DIG around here. 1. Fast Cars 2. Passion 3. Family 4. Fast Cars 5. Passion 6..... I think you get my point. Valerie Clements of VCR (Valerie Clements Racing) combines all of the above into a cool story of growth and development while pursuing something she and her brother/tuner are passionate about. Valerie started her racing career at 2001 at the tender age of 8 in Jr. Dragsters.  From 01-07, she bracket raced Jr. Dragsters, then started heads up racing (330 Outlaw Jr. Dragsters). She loved the competitive nature of heads up...

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american racing, backspacing, ccw, centerline, custom wheels, fender rolling, offset, offset vs backspacing, suspension clearance, True Forged, weld racing, wheel measurements -

Wheels can be a huge headache.  Particularly, laying out the specifications to clear big brakes, custom suspension components, fit within fenders and allow full travel of the suspension. One thing that got me frazzled in the past was offset versus backspacing. I grew up learning from old men and working on classic cars.  You never heard the term offset and anything metric discussed when looking for Cragars at the swap meet. The term you would always hear would be backspacing. It's a very simple measurement.  Take the width of the wheel, divided by two and that would give you a...

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