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Prove It!

prove it Prove It!

When performance counts, you need reliable information on the parts you are installing. When making a decision on brakes, how do you know how they will perform? Will those new headers really add 50 horsepower? That is what this series is all about- the manufacturers make the claims, we put them to the test. No bias, no excuses.

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Each product will be selected, and matched to a vehicle. A test series will be devised to put both the stock components and the new parts to the test. The before tests will secure the baseline for the results. All related components will be listed. The parts will be installed and then put through the exact same tests in the same conditions as the baseline testing. Then we report the results.

Engines will be tested on a dyno cell or on a chassis dyno, depending on the situation. Brake systems will be put through a series of driving tests, including 30-0 and 60-0 speed braking tests that measure time and distance. Steering and handling systems will be run through skid pad and timed slalom courses. Where human error is a factor, multiple runs will be made and the results averaged.

At the completion of the testing, the results will be posted in raw form and interpreted. Dyno graphs, time logs, and other printable data will be made available in the magazine, with video from each test on the website.

Our goal with this series is to provide our readers with real-world results that they can expect to replicate on their own vehicles. This will be the go-to source for actual results in actual vehicles that get driven. You say your parts are high-performance? Prove It!




About Jefferson Bryant (223 Articles)
A life-long gearhead, Street Tech Magazine founder and editor Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. His career began in the car audio industry as a shop manager, eventually working his way into a position at Rockford Fosgate as a product designer. In 2003, he began writing tech articles for magazines, and has been working as an automotive journalist ever since. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Jefferson has also written 5 books and produced countless videos. Jefferson operates Red Dirt Rodz, his personal garage studio, where all of his magazine articles and tech videos are produced. You can follow Jefferson on Facebook (Jefferson Bryant), Twitter (71Buickfreak), and YouTube (RedDirtRodz).

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