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Turn your daily driver, weekend fun ride, or track car into a corner-carving performance machine.
From planning a course of modifications to installing parts to tuning handling characteristics, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will have you cranking out high-g cornering forces on your favorite twisty course.
Topics covered include:
• An overview of vehicle dynamics
• How to tune handling for differing applications
• Guidance for selecting aftermarket components, including anti-roll bars, springs, shocks, bushings, chassis braces, camber adjusters, wheels, and brakes
• Tire and wheel selection advice
Whether you’re building a high-performance street car, an autocrosser, or a track-day machine, High-Performance Handling for Street or Track will help you create an integrated suspension system and tune it for maximum performance.
About the Author
With a racing and automotive journalism career spanning four full decades, Don Alexander is a highly respected race driving expert, writer, and test driver. As a race-driving instructor, he has taught thousands of racers the skills needed to get the most out of their machines and has reached thousands of others with his 10 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Alexander is probably best known for his stint as the editor of Circle Track magazine, where his Learn to Race & Win and Race Car Setup article series were the most popular in the magazine's history. Don also provides test driving services for several automotive aftermarket companies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Handling?
Chapter 2 Factors Affecting Vehicle Handling Performance
Chapter 3 What Is Vehicle Dynamics?
Chapter 4 Tires
Chapter 5 Suspension Modifications
Chapter 6 Suspension Components
Chapter 7 Vehicle Preparation and Setup
Chapter 8 Suspension Tuning for the Track
Chapter 9 Track Driving Techniques
Chapter 10 Track Driving Overview