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Clay Millican Video Greatness: I Broke My Big Ol’ Rear End!

If you don’t know Clay Millican, then you are missing out on one of the nicest, funniest, and most genuine professional race car drivers on the planet. He’s the real deal, is always fun...

Your Shifter Might Not Be Broken! Here’s How To Adjust A Hurst Automatic Shifter The Right Way

I am a creature of habit. Years and years and years ago I replaced my aging B&M Megashifter with a Hurst Quarter Stick, and I’ve never looked back. I love them. They work great, require...

Tech Talk: Borgeson Has A Tech Page That Will Knock Your Socks Off – FAQs, Tips, and More Here

We know that you love car stuff because you are reading BangShift right now. You likely love the car stuff more than you love the stuff you are supposed to be doing at the moment, which is a-ok with...

Tech Tip Tuesday: Does Brake Caliper Location Matter?

I’ve seen a lot of arguments over the years about placing calipers on a vehicle and have even seen “engineers” trying to explain the dynamic forces at play both to dispel the myth...

Stick Shift Tech: How To Index Your Bellhousing For Perfect Manual Transmission Operation

When you buy a manual transmission, a bell housing, a clutch, and the linkage to make it all work, you quickly realize during the installation that there is a lot going on here. It’s not...

Tech Tip: How Much Fluid Should Your Automatic Transmission Really Have In It?

How much is too much? Or how much is too little? Is one worse than the other? The answers might surprise you and have to do with more than just the marks on your transmission dipstick. Of course,...

Great Video: RideTech Tells You How To Avoid The Top Five Problems That Come Into Play When Lowering A Vehicle

Changing the suspension of your car or truck may be physically “easy” and one with bolting on parts but the math and physics involved is tough stuff. The engineering side of things is...

It’s The Pan, Man: The Technology and Performance Of The Meziere Enterprises Heat Exchanger Transmission Pan Is Awesome

When it comes to innovative parts that not only solve a problem but also improve a racer’s chances of winning, some out of the box thinking is required. Thankfully this is an industry populated...

Does A Turbo Car Need A Different Gear Ratio Than Any Other Combo? How Do You Determine Which Ratio Is Right For You?

Gears are a magical thing. They can be used to transfer power in all kinds of ways and by combining gears of different sizes, you can make gear ratios that effectively manage, multiply, or divide...

Clutch Performance: Clay Millican Takes You Through A McLeod Clutch Install On The Back Of His Gen III Hemi Project

Outside of being a great top fuel driver and all around good guy, Clay Millican is a gearhead who loves to work on projects in his home shop. His current mission is building a hemi-swapped Dodge...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...

Watch Team Jegs Change The Ratios In A Pro Stock Transmission In Minutes

We don’t call ourselves BANGshift for nothing. We’re all about clutch pedal racing whenever possible, and that means NHRA Pro Stock is our jam. Now whether you like them or not you have...

Timers: Here’s How A Top Fuel Clutch Knows When To Do What It Does

Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars have just one “speed”, or gear. There is no transmission, just a clutch in front of the driveshaft that drives the rear wheels. It is direct drive....

Building A Fabricated 9 inch Housing For A 6 Second 200 mph Hot Rod. Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevy Chassis Is Almost Done!

When you build a car that is capable of making thousands of horsepower, and then utilizing it to run the quarter mile in 6 seconds at over 200 mph, there are a lot of components and parts and pieces...