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The Role of Wheel Width in Tire Contact Patch for Motorsport Applications

The Role of Wheel Width in Tire Contact Patch for Motorsport Applications

The Role of Wheel Width in Tire Contact Patch for Motorsport Applications In motorsport, every detail matters, and the tire contact patch is one of the most critical elements in achieving peak performance. The contact patch's size, shape, and distribution directly impact traction, handling, and overall vehicle dynamics. Wheel width plays a significant role in optimizing these aspects for motorsport applications. Here’s how: Impact on Contact Patch Shape and Size: - Wider Wheels:     - Enhanced Traction: Wider wheels result in a broader contact patch, which increases the tire's surface area in contact with the road. This larger patch improves...

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Unleashing the Legend: The 1997-1998 Acura Integra Type R

Unleashing the Legend: The 1997-1998 Acura Integra Type R

Unleashing the Legend: The 1997-1998 Acura Integra Type R In the realm of automotive legends, few names resonate as profoundly as the Acura Integra Type R. Revered for its blend of performance, precision, and sheer driving pleasure, the 1997-1998 Acura Integra Type R remains a pinnacle of engineering and a coveted icon among car enthusiasts. A Brief History Launched in 1997, the Acura Integra Type R was designed to be the ultimate expression of the Integra lineage. Honda’s engineers took the already capable Integra and transformed it into a high-revving, track-focused machine that would leave an indelible mark on the...

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Comparing the 1996 Acura Integra LS and GSR Models

Comparing the 1996 Acura Integra LS and GSR Models

Comparing the 1996 Acura Integra LS and GSR Models The 1996 Acura Integra stands as a celebrated icon of the 1990s car scene, blending reliability, performance, and style. Within this lineup, the LS (Luxury Sport) and GSR (Gran Sport Racing) models offer unique takes on the Integra’s potential, catering to different kinds of driving enthusiasts. This blog post delves into the distinctions between these two models, highlighting their unique features, performance, and overall appeal. Engine and Performance Acura Integra LS Under the hood of the 1996 Acura Integra LS lies a 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-four engine, coded as the B18B1....

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Honda K Series Valve Spring Analysis

Honda K Series Valve Spring Analysis

Understanding Increased Pressure Valve Springs in a Honda K20 EngineWhen it comes to tuning and upgrading the performance of a Honda K20 engine, one of the crucial components that enthusiasts often focus on is the valve springs. Valve springs might seem like a minor part, but they play a vital role in ensuring the engine operates smoothly and efficiently, especially under high-performance conditions.The Role of Valve SpringsValve springs are responsible for controlling the movement of the engine's valves. They keep the valves closed when needed and ensure they open at the right time to allow air and fuel into the...

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Latest Shop Car - Acura Integra Drag Project

Latest Shop Car - Acura Integra Drag Project

Our return to drag racing is on the horizon and our chariot awaits. After a couple of month search we found a good base to start with. This is a 1996 Acura Integra with a turbocharged K20z1 engine. The engine is internally stock and gets its power boosted by the Borg Warner S363 turbo. The K20z1 transmission features a MFactory Helical LSD and a Kpro V4 runs things. There is already a long list of things to clean up, change or improve but the car is a good base for the project.  The goal of the car is fun. We...

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