Bristol Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Bristols driving pleasure

Thank you so much for visiting TorqueCars, we love Bristol’s and see quite a few interesting projects.

If you are looking to build the ultimate Bristol then you’ve found the right place.

Our tuning tips and articles for the Bristol cover all the best mods and latest tuning methods to help you build a great modified Bristol.

With the help of our forum members, industry professionals and seasoned car modders we present a best practice guide to modding your Bristol.

Please join us in our forums, we love to hear what members are up to and it helps us spot trends so that we can ensure the site is always covering the latest and greatest tuning topics.

Feel free to drop a tip or suggestion on the comments box at the bottom of each and every article, this feedback is greatly valued and helps us refine our articles.

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Converting a FWD to a RWD

We look at converting a front wheel drive car to rear wheel drive. Problems and shortcuts and suggestions for a FWD to RWD conversion project guide. For this reason, most high power cars and motorsport cars have a rear wheel drive setup. Even front engined street cars are converted with a mid mounted engine and rear wheel drive.

Cars are more fun to drive when the power is to the back wheels. It makes for lots of oversteer rather than the safer and more predictable understeer manufacturers build into FWD cars.

What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

A look at high performance wheels

One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.

We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.

More power with an engine swap a simple guide

A popular modification with Torquecars members involves a complete engine swap and remains one of the most cost effective modifications you can do.

As long as there is sufficient space in the engine bay any engine can be made to work in any car although in most cases the work involved is prohibitive to say the least.

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