Bentley Tuning Tips and Modifications
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Bentley car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Bentley from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
TorqueCars started providing Bentley styling suggestions, car track day setup and car tweak suggestions and pointers and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Bentley owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.
Our Bentley tuning features with performance tips and information on performance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Bentley styling,track day setup and tweak suggestions and advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Bentley forums and swap styling ideas with like minded Bentley owners in the styling forums. We get to read about a lot of international Bentley owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Bentley.
Vents – adding performance with Bonnet vents.
Performance gains are possible with the addition of bonnet vents.
Warm air really does kill performance. This is due to the air intake temperatures being hot and air at high temperatures carries less oxygen.
When driving an engine hard the under bonnet temperatures quickly build up and the engine has no choice but to suck this air in reducing your power.Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres
With the poor winter driving conditions hitting the UK in 2010 many drivers are looking at winter tyres. Other countries are prepared for the snow and poor weather and are used to the concept of winter tyres.
So what are winter tyres, what do they do and are they a good idea?Automotive engines
The array of available automotive engines continues to grow, we shall look at the main types of engines looking at how they have evolved over time.The gradual evolution of the automotive engine marches on and we discuss the major developments and innovations in engine technology and fuel types such as Petrol, diesel, LPG hydrogen and electric power.DMF vs solid flywheel conversions
We look at the benefits and disadvantages of solid flywheel conversions from a DMF and help you decide which is right for you.
It is our considered opinion that unless a car is used extensively for competition or off road you should stick with a DMF. The additional torque caused by tuning an engine or heavy competition use can quickly destroy a DMF. The solution would be to fit a stronger, higher performance DMF but the aftermarket industry seems geared up to offer solid ones as the upgrade option.
Todays featured car tuning articleSports ignition coils and performance coil packs
Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.
Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.
A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.
An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs.
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