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Follow along and see how Probe Industries manufactures pistons in its Torrance, California, facility. The company offers two series of pistons, and both are fully machined to meet most engine builders’ needs.

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There’s a lot more to making a shifter than you think, and Hurst explains why cutting the top of your shifter isn’t the best way to go about making a short-throw shifter. We toured Hurst recently, see more inside.

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Check out this guided tour of QA1′s massive facility in Lakeville, Minnesota, where company President Melissa Scoles walks us through their research and development processes and discusses product development.

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From a single hard-to-find part to a vast selection of components for every generation of America’s Sports Car, Corvette Central has grown to meet the needs of enthusiasts and restorers worldwide.

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If you’ve manually shifted a factory automatic transmission, you probably spent some time looking down at the shift lever. B&M builds a ratcheting shifter that lets you keep your eyes on the road.

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Flowmaster recently opened their doors to the nearly 160,000 square foot facility where they manufacture their mufflers and cat-back systems. It takes a lot of pride to produce 46,000 mufflers every month!

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Take a look inside one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Corvette restoration products.

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Making a set of headers is a little bit more involved than bending tubes and welding them together. We toured Pertronix Performance to see what it takes to turn a tube into a set of quality headers.

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Heidts Automotive Group has been helping musclecars and street rods handle the bumps in the road, and helping them handle the autocross tracks with IFS and IRS systems. We visited their facility to see what they do, and how they do it. Take a look inside.

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We toured a California shop to see what it takes to make a sway bar. If you thought it was simply bending a piece of steel, then you only have a small portion of what it takes for that piece of steel to be a Hellwig Products sway bar. That piece of steel starts, and ends, with the people who work at Hellwig.

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Although the winter season means no racing and rarely driving your performance car here in Colorado, Dragon Pro Street Engineering, a local performance shop, is changing the idea of a miserable winter into an exciting time to modify cars for the good weather to come. But this isn’t just your ordinary shop…

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Ever wondered what steps your Chevy goes through before you place yourself behind the wheel? Click here to see the great level of quality control that GM applies to all of its cars.

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Tom Nelson’s expertise with twin-turbo engines and other boosted applications is quite celebrated. Follow along as EngineLabs takes a tour of Nelson Racing Engines and learns a few of his secrets.

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We recently got a firsthand look at the ProTorque Converters facility and had the chance to chat with ProTorque’s main man, Joe Rivera, Jr. about his company’s philosophy towards racing. Check out the details inside.

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Point at any high-end race car and most car and truck builds, and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, check it out here!

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We head to Dearborn Heights Michigan, to get inside access to Livernois Motorsports’ massive 36,000 square foot facility. We sat down with Engine Department Supervisor Mike Schropp for the low down on this mechanical Mecca.

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The worlds of custom car and custom motorcycle building are not that far apart, and there has been plenty of crossover between the two in recent times. Sure, there are certain nuances between working on a big heavy muscle car and a smaller, leaner custom chopper, but the ideas and inspiration is still the same.

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If you’ve been to the drag strip, chances are pretty good you’ve seen Dart parts in action. We take a first hand look at how this company keeps innovating and producing top quality products for racers and street enthusiasts, while building their products here in the USA.

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From billet aluminum fuel pumps and radiators to NASCAR engines in a dragster, join us as we take an all-access tour of the Aeromotive offices and manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

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For a price, Corvette buyers have the option to actually build the supercharged LS9 engine that goes into their Corvette ZR1. Beau Blackwell got a chance to do that, and had this stop-motion video of the process filmed while he built the motor…

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