Holden Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Holdens driving pleasure
Holden car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Holden from the popular small engined family Holden models to the supercharged Monaro and turbo powered models. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Meet other owners in our Holden owners club and swap pictures and tuning tips.
TorqueCars started providing Holden track day setup help, car tuning and car performance part reviews and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Holden 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 Holden tuning and styling articles are continually updated so for the latest Holden track day setup,tuning and performance part advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Holden forums and swap track day setup ideas with like minded Holden owners in the track day setup forums.
If you are have a Holden tuning project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting Holden projects already. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Holden.
High performance sports exhausts systems.
TorqueCars will review sports exhausts and exhuast design as they are very popular modifications, but sadly many mistakes are made.
The job of the exhaust is to break up the sound pulse from the engine, muffling the sound and allowing the exhaust gases to escape efficiently.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.Sports 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.Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods
If your car is overheating through heavy track day use or you’ve carried out lots of modifications you’ll need to follow our engine cooling suggestions carefully.
We cover the most common solutions to an overheating engine from radiator and coolant upgrades to more serious measures.
Todays featured car tuning articleHow to add a turbo to a non turbo car.
The basic reason for forced induction (turbo or supercharger) is not to increase compression or the maximum pressure in an engine cylinder, it is to increase volumetric efficiency (the efficiency of the engine at drawing in air) although forced induction is the most effective method of upping compression.
In computer games we just tick a box, and within seconds our car is fully turbocharged and running much faster. In the real world things are very different.
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