TorqueCars™ ICE installation tips

How to design and build a high power car audio install

We provide in depth advise on all aspects of ICE design and build from selection of components to design of a custom boot install.

We will expand this section in the near future but have consulted with leading ICE installers to get the best cutting edge advice for your ICE install.

We have a dedicated ICE section in our forum which deals with the Frequently Asked ICE install questions and looks at common ICE problems, so feel free to join and get advice from our members on any issues or problems you are having with your ICE setup, speaker removal and head unit replacement.

If you would like to see an article here that we have not covered please let us know and we will add it to the site.

ICE installs with Amplifiers and crossovers

Amps & Crossovers "Getting your wires crossed" Getting all of your ICE components to work together is the challenge. You need […]

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Choosing a car radio with DAB, Sat nav and DVD players.

High up on the priority list for many drivers is a good In Car Entertainment (ICE) setup. So which components do you need and what speaker sizes work the best and where do you start planning your ICE setup? This article will deal with the Installation,

We have to give a warning here before we begin. Listening to loud music will cause permanent hearing damage. Conditions from tinitus (constant ringing in the ears) and deafness are attributed to loud music. The damage is cumulative.

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What are the best ICE in car audio entertainment components

High up on the priority list for many drivers is a good In Car Entertainment (ICE) setup. Which components and speaker sizes work the best and where do you start planning your ICE setup.

This article will deal with the selection of components.Installation, setup and troubleshooting will be dealt with in other articles.

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In car audio head units

A common modification made to cars involves fitting some after market in car entertainment equipment (ICE).

There is an in car audio entertainment setup for every budget and taste and TorqueCars will, in this article, take a look at some of the considerations in head unit selection.

This will vary from a simple radio swap to a radio and speaker swap to a fully balanced system with custom speaker setup and separate amps to drive the speakers.

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Todays featured car tuning articles

How to tune a car engine for power or economy

Let’s take a look at ways to tune a car engine and what exactly we mean by engine tuning.

First up we have to accept that there are many different types of engines.

We can only cover generic theory in this article on how to tune a car and suggest if you want more specific advice you sign up to our car forums where our helpful and friendly members will assist you further.

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Are stretched tires legal and 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.

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Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions

The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.

This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.

Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.

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