We’re often asked what “Stages” refers to regarding automotive performance packages. What are the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 3? Can stages be compared between different platforms? Or how much power will I receive if I get a Stage 4? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a definitive line between white and black, but we will explain car stages in a general sense so that you can better understand what automotive performance stages mean as they apply to your vehicle.
The first article of the Building Blocks Series focuses on the "heart" of a car-the internal combustion engine, which moves the car, gives it power and acceleration, and emits that noise that so many enthusiasts love to hear. Learn how it works and ties-in with the other primary components of an automobile.
The final article in the Building Blocks - The Basics series highlights the auto body & frame, exterior and interior components. We take a brief look at performance applications and the different types of structural components.
The third article in the Building Blocks Series explains wheels, tires, suspension and steering systems on a basic level.
The fourth article in the Building Blocks Series addresses automotive brake systems and their components on a basic level.