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How Fast are Real Racing Slicks? Testing the Hankook Ventus F200

by Roger

How Fast are Real Racing Slicks? Testing the Hankook Ventus F200

Thanks to their fast lap times and nearly tread-less nature, it's easy to forget that tyres like the Hoosier R7 and Toyo RR aren't actually full-bore racing slicks. This month, we'll compare the venerable Hoosier R7s to one such full-on racing slick, the Hankook F200 "DTM tyre." In the process I will also annoy all of my American readers by spelling "tyre" in a distinctly European way for no good reason. [More]

Does a Limited Slip Differential Make you Faster?

by Roger

Does a Limited Slip Differential Make you Faster?

Through all of my years of racing and modifying the Prelude, there was one thing that I kept putting on the back burner: The installation of a Limited Slip Differential (LSD). So this off season, after finally clearing off everything else on my modification to-do list, I broke down, bought a WaveTrac Helical Limited Slip Differential, and used it to find out whether a LSD will actually make you faster. [More]