Datsun Tuning Tips and Modifications

Maximise your Datsuns driving pleasure

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

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

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

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

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Stretched tires legal & safe?

What are stretched tires and are they safe? A question we get asked over and over again but there are 2 schools of thought on this subject and we aim to cover the pros and cons in as open and unbiased way as we can.

This is a tyre which has been fitted to a much wider rim than it was originally intended or designed to fit. Stretches vary from an inch to around 3 inches. It has gained a lot of popularity in VW circles and the look is really starting to take off.

Ceramic exhaust coatings and exhaust wrap

Under bonnet temperatures are one of the biggest performance killers around.

Quite simply, you want your engine to be sucking in cold air as this carries more oxygen and will allow you to burn more fuel.

The exhaust system is one of the contributors to under bonnet temperatures. You can therefore lag the exhaust to help prevent this heat soak into the engine bay.

Anti lag systems

We look at Anti lag systems in cars and how these keep the turbo spinning ready to provide boost from low RPM speeds. When you lift off the throttle the engine power cuts and the turbo starts to spool down.

From this low spool state there is a delay while the turbo spins up again before it can provide any useful boost. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ALS and look at alternative options.

Decats & Sports catalysts

Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.

A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals.

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