MotoIQ's Mike Kojima posted the first part of their ultimate guide to suspension and handling.
Horsepower is sexy and chicks dig it, at least a lot of meatheads think that way. Making horsepower is relatively easy. A lot of competent people know how to make power, lots of it. Until drifting became the rage in this country, handling and cornering prowess was for geeks, the road racing elite and autocrossers. Handling was for dweebs that raced around cones in parking lots, or loners prowling canyon roads at night, not for cool people in the scene.
How to tune a car's suspension was an unknown art in the world of mainstream performance, simply because most people didn’t care about handling. Most people emulated the world of road racing by making their cars low. Low was cool, low was handling.
Mike explains some of the basics on tires and wheels, and what people should look for in wheels and tires, obviously more slated to track/street usage than bling.
I am looking forward to the rest of this serious. MotoIQ is full of great tech, you should check it out.